Common man’s plight
THE staple of the poor man is flour which is selling at Rs40 per kg.
Habib Jalib gave vent to the tragic feelings of the common man in 1968 in his poem, “Sunnata hai, sunnata” in which he wrote:
Sunnata hai, sunnata Bees rupay mein hai atta (There is dead silence, As atta is selling at Rs20).
He expressed the innermost feelings of the common man.
Had Mr Jalib written the poem today, its lines might have been as follows:
Sunnata hai, sunnata Chalis ruppay kilo hai atta The common man bisects the word “government” in local dialect as “goor” and “mint”, e.g. considering the minute by minute problems of the people. He says there is no government or system in Pakistan.
The judiciary and the ECP are performing their Herculean tasks devotedly, fairly and undauntedly. But they have to face non-cooperation and hurdles from selfish politicians.
The upper middle class does not care about the miserable living conditions of the lower strata of society. Who will salvage the nation and the country?
K. M. BASHIR BUTT