On December 4, Jameel Fakhri appeared on television appealing the US and Pakistani governments to inform him about the whereabouts of his son, who had been found missing from USA since early months of 2009. He was looking pale, tired and hopeless; I got engaged in arguments with one of my colleagues about the missing son of Jameel Fakhri. He had the idea that most of the young people deliberately do this in order to enjoy their foreign life, and according to him Ayaz Fakhri was one of them. But two days passed after his press conference on television, the Pakistani diplomats in USA confirmed that Ayaz Fakhri has been killed and his body will soon be carried and handed over to bereaved parents.
After watching Jameel Fakhri on television screen, I found myself wandering in the alluring days of my childhood, when we used to wait for Friday to watch Andhera Ujala a classic drama series of Jameel Fakhri. An artist is meant to bring smiles and hope to people like us but the recent entry of Jameel Fakhri brought a grief and sorrow to every Pakistani specially me.
Who killed his son and why? It remains a mystery but the role of US and Pakistani officials in this case is more questionable. A young man missing for the last two years from a modern state like America, where a missing dog can be traced within minutes? shocking, isn't it? The silence of Pakistani embassy in USA on this issue in more mysterious, why were they not been able to spot the missing Ayaz for the last 22 months? More interestingly they announced his death just after two days of Jameel Fakhri's appeal aired by some television channels. Time will tell what the case was but, it is very disgusting that an artist and a mother have been deprived of their loving son and they do not know who did this and why.
Since 9/11 world has become a hell on the earth for Muslims especially Pakistani Muslims thanks to our brothers fighting for their so called Islamic ideology. Pakistanis living in the foreign are a consistent target of biased and unfair treatment from the champions of humanity after that self created mess. We can not deny that some of our brothers and sisters had been involved in condemnable activities in the recent past but why had they not been put to fair trial? If Afia Siddiqui or Saddam Hussain were criminals, they should have been given full access to the right of self defense and they should have been dealt with justice. But their trial and judicial killing of Saddam Hussain have exposed the entire Western community. And now killing of a young man in USA raised questions as whether the laws and regulations in the West are only to safeguard the interests of these so-called democratic and modern states? USA is repeatedly complaining about the Pakistani public’s anti America sentiments despite of its help and aid to Pakistan, but they need to check their own backyard to find out who is to blame for.
A request: Our country is the best place on earth to live in, it is a land of opportunities, we have to dig them out and build our own future. Believe me those who consider the foreign as a heaven always get disappointment and sorrow there, non of my friends living in other countries is happy and prosperous there. Yes they may be the better options for education but not for the future settlement, so please come back. We can make our future better in Pakistan and in this way making our country better place to live in. God bless all my countrymen living in and outside it.