We as humans have a right to
move where ever we want, whenever we want. But it takes a great deal of courage
and sacrifices to move out of your home and seek for a different life elsewhere.
Many reading this article would believe that moving somewhere else is fun and
adventurous, and I would say yes it may be for some but ask those who had to
move on from their homeland and leave their families behind for the sake of a
For middle to lower class people, living in Pakistan is cumbersome. There are so
many hindrances to overcome to live the “dream”. I as a person belonging to a
lower middle class family had to go through numerous challenges. The challenges
are not limited to economics only , yes economics is integral as it
distinguishes between classes but to be treated as inferior because of not been
able to engage or socialize with the elite keeps you frustrated all your life.
The sense of being nothing or of little value prevails largely in our middle
Thus the idea to become “indispensable” has grown over the years amongst the
middle class particularly. Our ideals have been the elite of the country, we
look to become them because it fills the unfulfilled desires that we have
acquired all over the years. Being super rich is our fantasy, why it shouldn’t
be our fantasy? After all we are a nation particularly attached with materialism
in the most extreme manner. Whereas the foreign nations have advanced in every
field of life we look for the best stuff to buy. Look, for example in our homes
we like to decorate and bring the best furniture, artifacts, carpets,
Televisions, etc. or for that matter look at how we spend at weddings just for
the sake of showing off however in Foreign nations especially in Europe these
things are of little concern, even a rich guy would live in a very normal
manner, he would rather avoid wasting money to show off. The rich guy’s child
would be going to the same state school as a middle class guy’s child.
Hence to achieve the “ideal” state we middle class Pakistanis strive for it with
what all we have. The opportunities for middle to lower class Pakistanis are
very limited, as they say you need either “Pawaa” or “Paisa” to succeed. All our
lives we are told that education is the ultimate rule to success yet I see a
very frustrated youth with great grades wandering tirelessly for jobs, are they
less talented? Nope! They just simply don’t have the means to get into the
corporate world. University degree in Pakistan doesn’t guarantee anything, it’s
just a piece of paper telling what subjects we have passed and that’s about it!
Seeing that all why shouldn’t the middle class youth move abroad?
To make things worse, terrorism, political instability, unemployment and
inflation has caused much disarray to the youth. I for one don’t care who
remains in power as long as I have a stable job to provide the comforts of life
to my family, I mean who cares if Imran or Nawaz becomes Prime Minister, none of
them had to go through economic crunches nor did any of them have ever felt
frustrated over not having the comforts of life. What sort of change are they
looking to bring in? Doesn’t this picture look unfair to you? It looks very much
unfair to me and to a lot of young middle class people out there who are just
looking for some peace and comfort in their lives.