It was middle of a peaceful passage of night; when I was suddenly woken up by my better half to ruin the later half of the night. Surprised and stunned I looked at the fan, it was working, then gazed at the AC which was functional too. In my typical husband’s brain I tried to figure out what has happened so wrong that she had to wake me up as it was one of the most unholiest act and of course a very dangerous move. Such act is only allowed by WAPDA and that too in case of malfunctioned UPS. I quickly tried to recall when was the last time I took her to her mom’s home and realized with my unconscious mind that I was in safe limits rather I realized we just came back that night from her mom’s home. Now totally short of ideas I looked at her and asked what every husband would ask his wife even in normal conditions “Whats wrong?” which actually meant “Whats the hell is so wrong with you?” (yeah men think that way but often doesn’t say it to save the time) and realizing that the question was pretty silly to ask on the first place; “There is nothing wrong with her…. she is a wife…..she is meant to be that way”. Recalling this answer I asked her again and she pointed towards the back window of our room. I focused my attention at the window and realized that there is a loud fuss going on at the back of our house.
Understanding the seriousness of the situation and trying to believe that it was not a hangover due to food at in-laws; I got out of the bed and approached the window which could give me a better view of whats going on. What i witnessed was weird, there was a man sitting at the back wall which was adjoining to our back wall neighbor’s and was begging that he should not be handed over to police. Well, that was the moment when I really woke up even though I was standing and witnessing it for much longer. Before I could think of anything I tried to follow the conversation. Now let me explain the geography at the back side of my house. The home right back to my house is a double storey building while the one next to it is a single storey. My back wall neighbors were asking him where did he come from? (which of course meant which path has he followed to reach the place where he could sit like a SpiderMan). He replied that he used the wall of the single storey home to to reach their roof and from there he came to the point and now he was sitting at the back wall-nexus of four homes. The back wall neighbors assured him they wont harm him and before i could decide to go out he climbed the roof of single storey home and from there he was taken by the arm and it seemed as he was boarding a ship but of course his next journey wasn’t going to be nice.
It was pretty safe now as the thief was caught. Oh! did I use the word thief; yeah I did. I moved out of the home and of course had a gathering later on and the caught guy gave a strange story. He said that he along with four men were hired from a village near Wazirabad and he was assured that he would be given Rs.500 per day and food to participate in Tahir-ul-Qadri’s rally but they abandoned him and now he needed money to get back home. At first I thought that he was lying but when he was handed over to police and police confirmed that that four more men were caught from the same street, it really made me believe that he was telling it right. Any one after the incidents would be way too stupid to tell police (yeah police) that he belonged to Qadri (police would be aching to beat the hell out of him for the beating they took recently). That was more like he demanded to rot in hell (of course at local police station).
After everything settled and I was done appreciating the alertness of our neighbors, I of course could analyze it and say a few words about it as it could make me sound intellectual (that’s what everyone does on FB these days I mean contrive to sound intellectual) but it really made me think that whether he was telling the truth or not, whether he was hired to participate in mob or not, what if he really was. That means that man power can easily be bought (hired) to do any evil act, that’s how we harbor terrorists? He could have been sleeping peacefully at his home if he wasn’t that poor and his needs didn’t make him a sell out. Even if he wasn’t hired to do so he wasn’t there because he did not like the model of his Ferrari or Lamborghini. The way he was begging to let him go reminded me of the saying “Hate the crime not the criminal”. After being caught he was just an ordinary man looking totally helpless telling that they could go to his village to see how needy he is. That made sense to me that why would he travel such a large distance to make robberies. Anyways, this is how needs turn normal men into criminals and even terrorists. You can easily buy a man if you can buy him his needs.
Alleviating the poverty, providing jobs maintaining balance in economy and of course education are the things which not only can make us a better nation but would also help us to make our face better in international community because such people when go abroad (either legally or illegally) are the ones who ruin the face of the country but they don’t belong to any country they just belong to the poverty club which isn’t much fancy at all.
Take care everyone, look around and help anyone you can before he starts opting for a wrong path. That may be the right move for you to contribute good to society and the world. Thank you 🙂