Corona pandemic From Nature to ‘Mehman nawaz’ Pakistanis
Corona is no more a natural disease, It is nurtured now, because, the Pakistanis are really Mehman Nawaz and they are nourishing Corona. They don’t left anything useless. They utilize everything very effectively and efficiently, either it would be blessing or curse. Just have a look at covid 19, which become an epic story from a pandemic because of very friendly user Pakistani awam. In our society people thought if China and rest of the world has Corona in abundance than why should they live calmly. like other products of China (Food, Mobiles, Home appliances, Wears and other accessories) they must have this Corona along with its siblings; flu, breathlessness, cough and fever. So they had import corona effected people very immensely on 26 Feb 2020, quarantine them for few days and gift it to the rest of the public. And it is worth to note, in Pakistan there was no corona case until a guy came from Iran who tested positive. After that, till march, the disease was spread to whole country very badly.
They enjoyed their festivals, did shopping, gathered publicly, naked their faces and hands, didn’t sanitize themselves time to time, didn’t maintained social distancing and as a result, the pandemic spread badly to such an extent that it surpasses 100 thousand patients within days. Here, Congratulations to so called Pakistani awam, their warm welcome to corona disease brought Pakistan at 10th in the world in crossing 100 thousand patients as per WHO.
It also brought about lock-down, collapse economy, unemployment, spiked inflation, caused uncountable deaths, raised poverty and disputes between provincial and central Governments. And Unfortunately, political parties once again didn’t fail to play their blame game in this crucial time of country. These are such repercussions which can’t be met until years.
Just have a look at covid 19, which become an epic story from a pandemic because of very friendly user Pakistani awam
But at the same time, thanks to Covid-19, which despite so many catastrophic outcomes, also teach people, how to live simply, how to love life, how to love family, how to use scarce resources, It also brought into light numerous philanthropist of our society who selflessly helped many poor families by distributing cash and non cash sustenance, and last but not least covid-19 told us, how valuable life is, which people have devaluation somewhere in the race of this mortal world. It also clarified our mind, that, there is a power, omnipotent, omnipresent, that is only Allah , who can stop the pendulum anytime anywhere, so don’t proud on anything. Moreover, through this pandemic, Allah remind us of his beloved Prophet’s hadith on racism that;
“ kisi Arabi ko Ajami pr or Ajami ko Arabi pr, kisi gore ko kale pr or kale ko gore pr koi foqiat hasil ni”
He assembled all the people of world in a line. Where no one is rich or poor, no one is superior or inferior. This is a time to seek forgiveness from Almighty, that He pardon all our sins and have mercy on us.
This is for the first time, that any critical situation everywhere, is not demanding unity, rather the fatal pandemic demanding distance to stay alive. So it would be better to adopt precautionary measures, described by officials, as far as, any vaccination gets discovered. As; “Precaution is better than cure”.
About writer: Faiza Saleem is freelance writer and pursuing her graduation from University of Sindh.