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.
The focus should be on responsibility, follow up actions and the omnipresent culture of impunity. There is no point in blaming only the ground staff, pilot and the purser. If the management is relaxed, willing to overlook and not keen to take action, why blame the staff – whether in the ground or in the air?
Certainly Afridi deserved a better farewell for his contribution to Pakistan Cricket. Is there something that could be learned – balancing between being a player and a captain, building skills rather than relying on individual brilliance, and even more importantly, how to handle our legends and heroes?
One could understand the rightwing parties and their student wings in Universities objecting to the celebration of Valentine Day for political reasons. But why would the learned courts and the highest institution of the country – President of Pakistan object to the Valentine Day?
The primary problem lies with the Board. And perhaps with the rest of society as well, which is willing to over look corruption. Other boards, for example South Africa never allowed the tainted players to return to the playing eleven.