A young girl and Nobel laureate from a remote Swat, seems to bring the best and the worst among the Pakistanis. Why? Why does a section considers here as a hero and an inspiration, while others view her as an opportunist and a western conspiracy?
Our social codes have protected us so far, and have made us unique. It is our turn to secure them and ensure, it continues to keep our future generations sound, social and humane. We need to invest our time and our intellect to analyse what is happening around. We also need to forecast, where we are heading towards. If we realise, our present is going to impinge on our future, then we have to make cold calculations and ask tough questions.
While discussing their significance, it is also equally important to find out who will fill their shoes and replace them?...we have to move beyond and ask the crucial question: is there bench strength – in terms of talent to replace our heroes? This analysis aims to explore a larger question: are our institutions strong enough to produce talents that would fill in and take the process forward – not only in Cricket, but across the board – from politics to education.
Nusrat Abbasi, Shireen Mazari and Marvi Sirmed are not ordinary women. If this is what could happen to them in the halls of the legislative assembly, or on TV shows, imagine the plight of other women. Such abuse can be prevented if a lesson is taught at the highest level and a case made against the culture of impunity.