CHITRAL: Pakistan today is engulfed in all kinds of problems. Whether it be social problems, menace of corruption, political problems or even economic problems, the underlying reason for these problems is that we do not speak the truth anywhere. Whether in the homes, in schools and colleges, in offices, in politics and even while giving statements in courts under oath, we blatantly lie without any hesitation.
Speaking the truth is part of any religious education and is supposed to form basics of ethics in any society, even in an atheist society. Unfortunately in Pakistan, telling lies is considered a norm and not scoffed at. The shopkeeper sells fake merchandise swearing it to be genuine, the milkman mixes water with milk and sells it as pure, the parents lie to their children who learn from their parents to tell lies as a routine matter.
The plethora of problems which our nation faces can be cured by one single reform in our lives- To SPEAK THE TRUTH.
Though it is easy said than making the people start speking the truth, but a begining can always be made. An aggressive campaign through mosques, media, schools, public opinion leaders and all available sources should be launched to emphasize the importance of speaking the truth. When started, it will immediately have an impact and very soon more problems would stop to crop up and most of our existing problems would go towards solution. .. CN report, 25 Sep 2022