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Climbing the Quaid-e-Azam’s Mausoleum

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Photo Source: www.tribune.com.pk

The say a picture is worth a thousand words, here its worth a million. This happened on the 14th of August 2013, Independence Day of Pakistan. A huge crowd had gathered at the Quaid-e-Azam’s mausoleum as happens every year to pay their respects to the Father of the Nation. And then, one young man started climbing the huge structure un-aided. The entertainment starved crowd applauded and then others followed, there was jubilation for the young men were climbing The Quaid’s mausoleum unaided, which was a brave act, indeed.

This act only goes to explain the contorted mindset of our public. I am surprised at this cheap antic, I am abhorred at this act, I am pained by what these young men did, I am surprised nobody stopped them, I am saddened by this so called act of bravery, I am at loss to understand this act which lets us down as a nation, I condemn it to the fullest, I am mad at the Police for not taking any action (as usual), I am speechless.

I have no doubt(s) that if strict action is not taken by the authorities this is going to become a yearly ritual, where a few hot blooded punks will try to prove their patriotism by climbing the Quaid’s mausoleum to the applause and cheers of an equally immature and childish crowd. This is cheap entertainment at its best. This amply shows that the people do not know how to have a good time, they will do whatever they can for some fun no matter how dangerous or cheap it is. Taking a lead from this incident the Government may decide to install climbing walls at parks or even open a few facilities where extreme sports can be played. But off course, as usual, who will bell the cat?

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