By Muhammad Javed
We often get such advices from rulers as well as their well wisher Talqeen Shahs. For example it was, now proved wrong, a general belief that when the Overseas Pakistanis who had experienced good governance abroad will come into power they would do the right “Government”. In the public gathering in the community club in a middle east country the visiting Senator Tariq Azeem was complained by a huge crowd that in case a photo copy was needed for any consular service the people had to walk about 4 kilo meter away for a copy as Pakistan Embassy refused to make it on their official machine despite charging a huge fee as consular service plus pick pocketing additionally in the name of community welfare fund. The Pakistan Embassy reiterated its stance that its copying machine was for official use only and not for copying of the Pakistani applicants visiting the Embassy. At this a semi literate Pathan stood up and announced that he would buy and give a photo copying machine to the Pakistan Embassy as a community service. I can never forget the wording of the good-governance-seen the visiting Minister Tariq Azeem who himself hand-clapping on this announced uttered the word “thank you, you relieved me from this headache”. It was shameful from an educated long term Overseas Pakistani that he was opening a new door of corruption. Senator Tariq Azeem had not had the guts for a logical question that if a member of public today gave photo copying machine, tomorrow the same Embassy would ask people to provide their own stamp pad, own paper for issuance of a Receipt etc. Talqeen Shah by praising the wisdom of Raja Sahib in fact widening more the door of corruption did not answer a million worth question that admitted the Government provided budget could not fetch wooden class furniture but where are at least the jute-mats which this budget can provide? Raja Sahib as well as Talqeen Shah feel no shame that students were sitting on bare floor showing that even that limited available budget was being spent elsewhere. So under this advice now Raja Sahib and his Talqeen Shahs wish students to arrange at their own chalks, water, sewerage cleaning, attendance registers, salary of the teachers, painting etc so Raja Sahib and his tribe could pocket that which a bit perforce is practically unwillingly goes towards schools.