Here we are again at a crossroads where we can become hopeless. We can become negative. We can begin to discuss and imagine a bleak future. We can start to find fault in each other due to our frustration which has surfaced again suddenly since the bomb blasts of the past few days. You can do all of these things or you can take a moment, sit back and go down your memory lane. You dont have to take yourself too far back into the past, just visualize 5 years back. Bombs were blasting every day. Thousands of people were getting killed every month. There was nobody in sight or nobody that we could have looked up to in order to have hope that we would beat terrorism. Since there was nobody, we all decided to believe in and look up to the one who we need to look up to again today, Allah SWT.
Us Pakistanis are an amazingly resilient nation. We are made of nerves that other nations would require centuries to develop. We have sacrificed thousands of lives yet we do not give up hope. We find the smallest of reasons to celebrate, may it be a cricket match or a movie or a friends wedding. We never hid in our homes when bombs were blasting before, why would we do it now. Earlier they were blasting for 12 years, it has not even been 12 weeks this time. We will not allow the terrorists to write our future. We will write our own future. The future of Pakistan. And the future of Pakistan is bright and that is the reason that the terrorists are having a problem. Because they know that our future is bright. They know that they failed last time to break our collective will, this is their last attempt and they will fail. And they will fail because we will defeat them. Each one of us. Every child, every adult, every woman, every man, every elderly person, Sindhis, Balochis, Pashtuns, Saraikis, Punjabis, Urdu Speaking, Gilgiti, Baltis, all of us together are Pakistan and all of us together will beat them for the final time.
Remember that without faith, hope and belief in our selves, there is no future. But what our enemies do not know is that we are full of hope, full of belief in ourselves and we have hope that rises above the mountains. We are not Syria, Iraq, Lybia or Somalia, we are Pakistan. We are Pakistanis. We are made of steel nerves and iron resolve. Nobody can break us. Nobody has ever and nobody ever will. Its time to rise again, rise for the final show of strength and strength is all we have, in abundance. Lets together cry at our loved ones who lost their lives and lets stand up without wiping our tears and lets promise ourselves as a nation that we will let those tears run wet, until we defeat these terrorists. And still we will not wipe our tears because we will turn those tears of pain into tears of victory and the same tears will become a tribute to the ones who lost their lives.
Pakistan is here to stay. Pakistan is here to grow. Pakistan is here to prosper. Pakistan is here to be united. Pakistan is here because we will fight for it to remain here, together, hand in hand, without wiping our tears until they turn into the tears of victory and then the tears of joy.