It happens only in Pakistan
Bumped into that prick again who was whining about having nothing good left in Pakistan? Or got bored of the news channels cum soap-operas telecasting nothing but another show-down between politicians that no one cares about? Or tired of some relative/friend who keep bragging non-stop about the facilities and benefits of being abroad?
Well here I am going to list down some of the fortes that might be rarely found anywhere else. Feel free to brag about being a Pakistani whenever some moron tries to get your spirits down.
- Pakistanis are one of the most skillful people you will come across anywhere around the world. Be it the skill of blue pottery here in Multan, hand-woven objects like chatais/pankhas or other ornaments, embroidered clothes of Sindh and Kashmir, kolapuris and khusas from Multan, beautiful choorian of Hyderabad and the list just goes on. These are some of the items you are never going to find at any other place. Though other skills of Pakistanis might include multi-tasking like driving/talking on cell-phone/checking-out the girl in the next vehicle/listening to the woman sitting beside them, all at the same instant.
- You would never see how an entire family manages to sit on one motor-bike. I have always wondered about that. Driving skills of Pakistanis are legendary. Here in an effort to find an alternate way with-in streets instead of main-roads, chances of getting lost are directly proportional to the size of traffic jam at a given place and time. However if you are stuck in it, you might catch a live fight among some uncles or unlicensed youngsters blaming each other for not moving forward. Buy some popcorn to enjoy the live show
- The rich culture of our country is something that has no substitute. Festivals like Eid, Basant (banned now thanks to our over-zealous youth), and Independence Day etc. lose their sanctity when celebrated elsewhere. I mean where else you can totally lose senses and act all chichora on Independence Day better than in your own country?
- Foo000oood excuse me for getting all excited. Well I am a desi food lover. I don’t think Italian or Chinese cuisine is any match for Pakistani Bryani!! The yummy sarson ka saag and makai ki roti, ammi k hath k parathy, even daal chawal are something that cannot be compared with international cuisine. What is good in eating a bowl of noodles with chopsticks when you can eat paratha with your own hands and feel all gratified?
Bargaining skills like that of Pakistani women are extinct in any other part of the world. They have the ability to buy an item in less than half its price and still leave the shop feeling like they have paid more than the actual price. This scene is worth watching only if you are not related to that woman because in that case you might be wishing to vanish from the sight without anyone noticing it.
- Pakistanis have the ability to get used to absolutely anything. You won’t see such “tolerant” nation anywhere. Either it is the unexpected long hours of load-shedding in the scorching heat or forever rising prices of practically everything or the corrupt government itself, Pakistanis have been thus far the most tolerant of any nation in the world.
- Pakistani youth is one of its kinds. We have an ample variety in it. On one hand we own stars like Late Arfa Kareem and on the other hand we do have weirdoes like Awais lovely (luckily still alive). We have the ability to surprise people by scoring 23 A’s in Cambridge exams, be a pop-icon in teen-age, being an entrepreneur at such an age that you have to hide it in order to get customer’s trust, and making a world-record of such a huge number of people singing national anthem at one place and time. The zeal and enthusiasm of our youth is commendable whether it’s the world cup or T-20 season or they have got some hot news worth sharing on SMS. Trust me, these messages will be sent in such a huge number to the point that receivers get tired of it and then will send an SMS to stop sending that SMS and the cycle will start again.
I can go on with the list and never stop. Yes we are THAT unique: P so from now on if anyone complains about what is good about being a Pakistani, slap them hard or like Gillani frankly tell them to leave. If you can’t count your blessings now, you are never going to realize them in any time. Be a proud Pakistani!!