Here, we live and breathe in safe environments, because there, you live and breathe in rough, tough and hostile environments.
Here, we are happy, free of apprehensions and enjoying our lives, because there, you are under constant concern, on-watch and facing the music.
Here, we are carefree, because there, you are responsible.
Here, we are complaining of things from nepotism to corruption, because there, you are performing your sacred duty in all goodness, positive intent, sincerity and dedication.
Here, we enjoy our domestic lives, spend time with our parents, families, siblings, children and friends, because there, you miss your parents, families, siblings, children and friends.
Here, we have a heart to talk about things like sacrifice, nationhood, democracy, values and human rights, because there, you uphold the sacrifice, nationhood, democracy, values and human rights.
Here, we have the guts to hurl allegations and dislikes onto your institutions, because there, you have the guts to protect us from every harm.
This post is dedicated to the valiant sons of soil, who protect us from every harm and every enemy.
They are our Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen from our Defence Forces. They are our Police, FC, Rangers and Security troops from Karakoram Security Force to CPEC Security Division, from Frontier Constabulary to Balochistan Constabulary, from Levies to Provincial Border Guards, from Traffic Wardens to Highway Police Patrols, from our Street Guards to Intelligence personnel, from Bank Guards to Shopping Malls Guards, from Masjid Guards to Hotel Guards, from Airport Security Force to Anti Narcotics Force, from Maritime Security Agency to Coast Guards, and from FIA to Customs.
We value their work and service as sacred. They indeed protect our life, and our quality of life.
They are constantly criticized from almost each and every quarter of this society, especially from the learned & informed ones. They are never paid enough as much as they give, never appreciated as much as they put in, and never valued as much as deserve.
I just wanted to take time out today and express that they are appreciated from core of my heart, and their presence means much more to us than just the word “security”… They are one of the big reasons why we are able to pray in our Masaajid, roam about in our cities and live as we like.
Next time you see such a person or a team, try to take some time out and tell them that they are appreciated, and they are doing wonderful.
May Allah bless you people.