By Dr A Q Khan
Monday, August 06, 2012
The public at large-intellectuals, political analysts, commentators, columnists, lawyers, journalists, students, etc.-are all extremely worried about the dangerous situation the country is facing. Everyone is talking about the rampant corruption, loadshedding, inflation, unemployment, targeted killings, maladministration, etc. and are at a loss on how to get out of this situation and how to get rid of the rulers who are perpetuating the problems. There are daily discussions about the problems and the rulers make false promises with no results, thus leading to a vicious circle. Karachi, Peshawar, Quetta and Lahore are witnessing regular targeted killings while our spineless politicians have put the survival of the country at stake. What a self-centred, corrupt clique! The Supreme Court is being treated like a small “kutchery” and one can hear the rulers making derogatory remarks about it and blatantly flouting its decisions.
I have been approached by hundreds of thousands of patriotic Pakistanis who have requested me to play a role and save the country from the looming danger. They continue to point out that when the country was in mortal danger on a previous occasion, I returned to Pakistan leaving behind a respectable and bright career and, together with my able and patriotic colleagues, we managed to give it nuclear and missile capability. This effectively neutralised India’s aggressive designs. It seemed an impossible task at the time, but we managed to do it against all odds. Since my withdrawal from the nuclear affairs of the country I have been involved in social welfare work and have been instrumental in setting up many educational institutions and welfare organisations.