We all love Pathan jokes. But do you know that pathans are one of the hardest working, prosperous and diversified communities in the world. My friend told me about the following incident which I wish to share with you. It has had a deep impact on my thinking.
During last vacation, a few of his friends came to Peshawar. They rented a taxi for local sight-seeing. The driver was an old Pathan and boys being boys, these pals began cracking Pathan jokes, just to tease the old man. But to their surprise, the fellow remained unperturbed. At the end of the sight-seeing, they paid the cab hire-charges. The Pathan returned the change, but he gave each one of them one rupee extra and said, “Son, since morning you have been cracking Pathan jokes. I listened to them all and let me tell you, some of them were in bad taste. Still, I don’t mind because I know that you are young blood and are yet to see the world. But I have one request. I am giving you one rupee each. Give it to the first Pathan beggar that you come across in this or any other city.” My friend continued, “That one rupee coin is still with me since after twenty years. I couldn’t find a single pathan begging anywhere.”
The secret behind their universal success is their willingness to do any job with utmost dedication and pride. A Pathan will drive a truck or set up a roadside garage or a tandoor, put a fruit juice stall, take up small time carpentry. But he will never beg on the streets.
Note by Sender: This is not my own article; I read it somewhere and wanted it to share this with all.
Sent By: Saad Bin Khalid, Electrical Engineering Student from SEECS, NUST