By Sikandar Iqbal
Dear Khadim-e-A’la Punjab,
Hope you are enjoying the best of your health. I assume so as, god forbid, whenever you are suffering from poor health symptoms, unlike poor Pakis, you have the best available option to get yourself recuperated from the well-equipped hospitals of goras in foreign countries. I believe you follow this practice as being the manager of the entire province you actually know that the “excellent” quality of health services being delivered in your beloved province. You know doctors and hospitals here in your country are not equipped with the state of art technological devices that might recuperate well-off of this society but poor only. With due respect, I feel you have firm belief that the public hospitals you administer surely lack these equipment and private hospitals are few and out of these few, only some have modern equipment that is also not an example of the state of art, perhaps.
Besides modern equipment, you may also have issue with the not-so-pure-medicines being sold in the land of pure as you may be well aware of the fact that used injections and other waste is not being wasted or destroyed as per established guidelines however they are recycled or, may be, they are merely washed in lukewarm water and then reused again. So being a well aware person, you find it better going abroad to get yourself treated. After all, you are Khadim-e-Ala, the chief servant, and the chief should be treated like Chiefs, you know.
I do not want to take much of your precious time so this single example (that can be followed a long list as well), I feel, would be enough to serve the purpose my letter. People who are designated at key positions like of yours should aim to change for betterment and set examples for their followers. I don’t argue against or condemn your treatment abroad but at least I wish that you actually bring the change to make a “Roshan Pakistan”, you have promised for. After all you have got a 4th chance, we actually expect a change from you. Not promises only this time. Please!
I could have come up with lavish facts and figures to support my viewpoint and also highlight many other issues nevertheless I just wanted to convey a message of a common man briefly.
Once your supporter, now a hater of democracy and a pushed-supporter of anarchy – as all you want in this country right now can only be snatched and not earned by a mango man.
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