One of few things in our society, which has always made me ashamed is the state of cleanliness outside Pakistani homes. I think that is the major difference between a developed and a developing country.
Outside the houses, you will see the reckless disposal of refuse and wastage. Just outside the boundary wall of house, there will be the waste of that or other houses in the street. The streets are littered with garbage, which include papers, polythene bags, stale meals, dung, debris and other weird things. If you will go
inside those houses, they will be as clean as heart of an angel.
This state of affair is ubiquitous all over the Pakistan, no matter whether it is the capital Islamabad or any highly educated town like Wah or any village like ‘Jhubran’. People, habitually and callously throw things in street after cleaning their houses. Commuters throw wrappers and other things from the vehicles while traveling. Picnic spots and parks have converted into a heap of dung. You will commonly see people urinating on the sidewalks. To add insult to injury, due to lack of planning and corruption, there are many roads and streets which are suffering
from the disorder of sewerage system.
Generally the aim of cleanliness comprises mainly of health, beauty, absence of offensive smell, avoidance of shame, and to avoid the spreading of dirt and contaminants to oneself and others. Almost all of us seem to avoid the anti-cleanliness elements just from us.
Cleanliness has been declared as an element which comprises the half part of faith of Muslims. More than 98% of Pakistanis are Muslims. Ironic isn’t it?