Saturday, May 25, 2013


“As you rise, you lose touch with bottom.” This might be a definition of Leadership in today’s time. There are many examples of such leaders on different ground who misuse their position, violate laws and rules. The hunger of power and fame has given birth to new level of anxiety for being socially arrogant and materialistic. All this is due to such so-called advancement in this modern era and this causes the Leadership to constrict into one man’s ego.

Leadership is about influencing the masses to follow the ideology and examples set by the leader practically to achieve the certain goals. This influencing phenomenon basically helps to align the people with the vision of the Leader. Some might get attract with the personality & character, charisma and ideology. If following the ideology, then followers may get themselves for intense hard-work in difficulties and with patience sustained in a long run. Despite of that, if one follows the fast track route for fame and power, then he might get early good times with fame and luxury but who knows the rest?

Talking about Pakistan, keeping Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah aside, there has been still a prominent leadership lapses till the date as there is really not a single person, whom people could admire, trust, love and respect with heart. Here, people choose their leader on the basis of cast, nation, language and race. This is the major factor of such huge descend. People are simply unaware of that person who claims to be their leader because he has not been among them. A true leader is the person who rises from the depth of the grass-root and empowers the nation rather than himself.

We often compares our progress with other countries like India, Bangladesh etc, however we don’t look where we are lapsing. Are we choosing our Leaders on Merit? Are they well educated and they keep the faith of serving humanity? Probably not! The obsession with materialism has blurred the line between moral and immoral.

It’s true that leadership plays an important part in developing and organizing a nation of the state but change is not always initiated from top. There are always few committed people whose passion, vision and integration becomes a model for others to follow. Today, what we need is to devote our self to the ideology of realism and practicalism, if we really want to empower and prosper the state.

Written By:
Salman Ahmed