on January 15th, 2010
Ahmad Faraz was born in Kohat in 1931. He was considered one of the greatest modern Urdu poets of the last century . He did masters in Urdu and Persian from University of Peshawar. He was awarded “Sitara-i-Imtiaz” for his work in literature/Urdu Poetry.
To pay tribute to his work I would like to share a piece from his poetry.
تم اپنے عقیدوں کے نیزے ہر دل میں اتارے جاتے ہو
ہم لوگ محبت والے ہیں، تم خنجر کیوں لہراتے ہو
اس شہر میں نغمے بہنے دو، اس شہر میں ہم کو رہنے دو
ہم پالن ہار ہیں پھولوں کے، ہم خوشبو کے رکھوالے ہیں
تم کس کا لہو پینے آئے، ہم پیار سکھانے والے ہیں
اس شہر میں پھر کیا دیکھوگے، جب حرف یہاں مرجائےگا
جب تیغ سے لے کٹ جائے گی، جب شعر سفر کرجائےگا
جب قتل ہوا سب سازوں کا، جب کال پڑا آوازوں کا
جب شہر کھنڈر بن جائے گا، پھر کس پر سنگ اٹھاؤ گے
اپنے چہرے آئینوں میں، جب دیکھوگے، ڈر جاؤ گے
on January 10th, 2010
With each passing day
I plan something new
I wish something new
Don’t care about people outside
Try to get and to make more inside
Don’t think who’s suffering
and coz of hunger who’s dying
I don’t care, children in the streets barefoot
what I care is how much am looking nice and cute
on August 18th, 2009
Public transport (also public transportation or public transit or mass transit) comprises passenger transportation service which is used by public .
An important role played by public transport in the society is to enable all the member of the society to travel, not only those having driving license and have access to their own automobiles.
Public transport like all other services and facilities in the third word countries is a real dilemma. Elite, which mostly uses their own private automobiles and vehicles, like all other public institutions, organization and facilities, rarely consider improvement in these services. As they never ever use it, so why care about it?
The fact however is, if government gave proper resources and made some improvements, public transit can play a very vital role in generating fair amount of revenue.
Traffic jam which is a real problem in the big cities can be decreased be providing well-designed transport system which is considered more dense then private transport.
I have been using public transport in my beloved country for the last two year, and can say that it has made me mentally sick.
People behave like animals. I am not blaming them for behaving like this, as they are put like animals in buses. They don’t care walking on your feet and pushing with their hands.
Young people specially students stand near entrance, making it hard for the people to get in and out.
Situation become even more deteriorating when a person with his bag selling books, handkerchiefs, toffees, and homeopathic medicines arrived in crowd and start speech explaining benefits of the product he owns.
Beggars also contribute to the noisy environment, trying hard to collect money for no work.