this is a topic that will always have opposing opinions on both sides.
@racer....the notion of jumping ship itself underscores the fact that there is a big problem where you are living. pakistanis who live abroad dont necessarily hate pakistan..some of them talk bad of it but most of them are tolerant and believe me...if things werent as bad as they are in the beginning...there was no reason for anyone to leave the country.
the biggest issue in my opinion is.....DISPARITY OF ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL LIFE
meaning that there is a group of people (like alot of us on this PW forum) who are educated to a reasonable degree, above the common man on the street, we have desires and we look at the outside world and like what they do...how they live...the fun in life...and we all want that in our lives too...for us..our families and our future generation. when all that is not available...they look toward other options like moving out of the country....so these people should not be referred to as 'jumping ship'
the most basic thing that any government can provide you is the security for your life and property. leave everything else for now.....tell me this only...
Do you have any recourse in the event if somebody stops your car on the road in pakistan..asks you to give all valuables you have....and then shoot you in front of your family? if you have some uncle in the police or something...you may have a chance...but if you are one of the 99% of people....you cant do ****
what happened with sameer that day was not shocking to me..it was no surprise but it was just very unfortunate and despisable. what if they had roughed him up physically and had beaten him...imagine the stress that his wife, kids and family had to go through.....over what...nothing....he didnt do anything wrong.
the most basic thing is again....your personal security...and if you dont have it, you are living on edge