Published Date: Apr 18, 2014
Start small, start close
Pakistan is rich in resources but faces a serious deficit of strong leadership. Pakistan’s reserves of coal and natural gas alone are of 175 billion tons and 885.3 billion cubic meters respectively. According to the Press
Trust of India, Pakistan holds 1.44 billion Swiss francs in Swiss banks, but more than 121 children died of hunger in Tharparkar. As many as 58.7 million people in Pakistan are living in multidimensional poverty with 46 percent of rural population and 18 percent of urban households falling below the poverty line, says a survey report by the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI).
It is time for people to take the lead in improving their own conditions. As Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jorden said ‘Most often social progress doesn’t come from governments looking down directing change rather it comes from
individuals, families and communities looking up driving society forth by nothing more than an iconic idea and instinct to do good’. Inside each one of us is the ability to look beyond ourselves and improve our societies for the better’. None of us can hope to fix everything but each one of us can do something. Start small, start close, look around and see is there anything that you could do to improve something. Even if it’s as trivial as helping kids cross the road or teaching an illiterate mother next door how to read. Stop expecting from the leadership and be the ones who bring about the change.