By Imran Ahmed Siddiqui
What Donald Trump in his manifesto proposed while going for election, he is doing the same after victory. At least one will say he is not a hypocrite. Objections are frivolous and one must accept the desire of majority, which is in reality called ‘democracy’. So far he is correct. But few here are branding and trumpeting like, it happened in our favor as it was a straight brain drain to US and it will now be controlled? What a silly argument?
Mostly in our society middle class or lower middle class parents put their toilsome efforts to make their boy or girl a professional – doctor or an engineer. And, they become such professional on their sheer hard work and meager income, otherwise also the sons and daughters of affluent and of ultra status don’t come in these professions as these professions are demanding. But when they saw their off shoots are not getting good places particularly their daughters, they opened medical and engineering colleges and universities like mushrooms. Pervez Musharaf who ran this country on whims and Zardari as his personal fiefdom allowed and they came up all over the country reducing the standard dangerously.
Medical colleges are so common that a boy or girl having 60 percent marks becomes doctor or engineer on the strength of cash not merit. At present me and my friends, when come across to young doctors are always apprehensive and ask their college? I always skip a practitioner from an unknown college or university. In future we will be seeing mortality in their hands and sub standard engineers’ expertise. Such degrees are only good to qualify for a good match.
Parents send their sons abroad particularly in United States at least they get stat-of-the-art qualifications and good salary which solves many of their monetary problems at home. Even our country gets sufficient foreign exchange from such hardworking youths who indirectly subscribe for the budgetary deficits. This is a separate issue how these dollars go back and stashed in foreign banks and country and nation does not benefit from this hard earned cash.
Inside the country these genuine professionals are not given attention rather they are governed by mediocre, coming out from Management Colleges. It is not the degree from the Management College which makes you good manager; it is the basic efficient education which matters. In management sciences you find admission on sheer weight of affluent parents’ money but it does not buy hard work and competency. It is permeated right from the beginning.
At present it is very difficult for ordinary parents to get a government or permanent job, hence brains migrate to West where they are welcomed, thus situation is paved for those incompetent off-springs to capture the lucrative jobs in all the fields of civil service. Even it is learnt to deny good fields are denied to hardworking and intelligent boys and girls through such policies and their contents that it becomes very difficult to fulfill. For example, if a group is inducted or testing criteria is made that you obtain 50 percent from paper and 50 percent from your confidential performance reports of various shades. A middle class boy or girl, may he or she be competent or may score 100 percent marks from written paper but they cannot score outstanding report or shade, thus losing the course or assignment. A cruel handling and suppressing way of passions and ambitions of youth of middle class. The only way is found opened to migrate and earn green card; at least they fulfill the desires of their parents.
Bhutto introduced lateral entry and those people entered who were either sons or sons-in-law of big shots. Lateral entry to any profession does not require any result oriented tests and competitions. Those need performance reports, which is very easy to earn if the contestant is linked with any source not only the political connection that have attained reputation of such nature. It is spread over all the spheres of national spectrum. Later it continued and now we are reaping the fruits of ineptness and inefficiency. Those inductees are on highest appointments and making decisions. Incompetency or ineptness cannot produce competency or efficiency but certainly can produce master crooks.
Such people arrange rules and regulations in a manner or desire that the place they vacate subsequently, their sons take over or they occupy at least the steps of the ladder. When you do such things then why you sob for institutions today? All institutions need competent youths of character, who possess the grit to withstand the principles of the institutions and provide tangible support to carry the load of the eventualities. If we overcome this stigma, we will contain brain drain, in turn they will endeavour additional avenues to increase national wealth instead of becoming third and second tier workforce. Existing phenomenon can neither earn sufficiency at home nor is allowed by affluent demagogues to allow such brains the places of making decisions. Rest, whatever was left has been sapped away by 18th Amendment. Thank God Courts have over ruled Trump.