Ijaz Ahmed’s Racist Remarks Against Pashtuns. Pakistan’s Consistency and Education

Ijaz Ahmed’s Racist Remarks Against Pashtuns. Pakistan’s Consistency and Education

Former cricketer Ijaz Ahmed recently made racist remarks. Ijaz attributed the team’s loss in the T-20 World Cup to Pashtuns in the teams.

Ijaz called out that the Pashtuns were illiterate and belonged to the tribal areas. Ijaz commented, “They wake up in the morning and go to prayers with their fathers and return home.” Ijaz further went on, “In tense situations, these players perform well”.

The public has bashed Ijaz over his racist remarks. It is not the first time that such blatant criticism. Earlier, Aamir Sohail oversaw Sarfraz’s captaincy in Pakistan’s champion’s trophy triumph.

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What is Pakistan’s Problem?

Pakistan’s fundamental problem is consistency. Cricket isn’t the only forum where Pakistan lacks consistency. Pakistan’s inconsistent approach- can be understood across the board.

The depiction of racial diversity in a negative manner can be harmful to inter-state faith. Some Pashtun are illiterate and lack consistency.

Pashtun tribes don’t even recognize the state of Pakistan. The state of Pakistan has failed to enroll Pashtuns in its educational system. The state has failed to market its educational system; the educational system is not appealing to the Pashtuns.

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It is pertinent to note that it is not a great race that makes a society, but a great society develops a great race. Individuals carry their ideologies with their actions. The state’s failure to capture this ideological diversity in its educational system has developed a distaste for the educational system, Pashtuns being a prime example.

Having no centralized body to develop consistency results in naïve mindsets like Ijaz Ahmed and Aamir Sohail calling out racist remarks.        

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