Yesterday I was listening to a speech by Imran khan, who as of this moment, is still sitting in front of the Pakistan Parliament, and has been sitting here for the last 37 days.
In his speech, he told of a story about Zahir-ud-din Muhammad Babur:
Babur who was the King of Kabul, used to come down and plunder the lands, which now are a part of Pakistan. It was on one of these plunder expeditions that he saw a farmer ploughing his fields. This he was doing, just after a major battle took place.
Babur got curious. He called the farmer and asked him: “Why are you ploughing your field, don’t you know that your people have lost a battle?”
The farmer replied:” I don’t care about our leaders, they come and go. Why should I stop working. I am working to make a living for myself and my family.”
It was then that Babur decided that he can rule this land.
Isn’t it true that we have been doing the exact same thing as the farmer. For the last 60 years or so, we didn’t care who ruled us, we just cared for our earning and living. When it was time to vote, we didn’t care. We took it as a holiday, a day to relax.
But since the last two years or so, we, a nation that never cared about who ruled, are now waking up. We have realized that if we won’t stand up for our rights, then no one will !