Engr Mansoor Ahmed
Agility is the ability to change the direction of the body in an efficient and effective manner and to achieve balance, speed, strength & coordination. In today’s era of rapid technological changes and rapid innovations, there is no other way but to re-invent and re-innovate continuously, individually and collectively. There has been seen meagre, scanty and pitiable performance in every walk of life in the seventy-year history of Pakistan. The nation had to face problems of political uncertainty, constitution-making, deviation from democracy, corruption and interruption by military coups. In the wake of intensifying political instability, the civilian bureaucracy and military assumed governing power in 1958.
Adopting a presidential system in 1962, the country experienced exceptional growth until a second war with India in 1965 which led to economic downfall and wide-scale public disapproval in 1967. Unluckily, East Pakistan separated in 1971 and became Bangladesh. Democratic rule resumed from 1972 to 1977– an era of self-consciousness, constitution-making, nationalism and nationwide reconstruction. Experiments of Islamisation, true democracy and enlightened moderation had continued in the laboratory of Pakistan in the years of 1977 and 1999 by the military rulers. The country still continues to face challenging problems, including terrorism, corruption, nepotism, illiteracy, healthcare and employment. All these problems can be resolved by adopting the ability of agility in every sphere of life. The nation can build and compete with other nations by following the path of agility and speed because nothing else is sustainable.