I went to National Bank of Pakistan at DHA Lahore Branch to get my account opened. It reminded me of the time when I was in Wichita, Kansas USA, at Bank of America branch there on a street called Fairmount. I think my memory isnt as poor as I think it is. So, when I was there, an alien, on student visa, it took only a few minutes to open my bank account. I didnt have to fill out any forms, didnt have to bring any photo copies, no attestations, and I was given a few cheques until my cheque book would be ready, and a temporary ATM card. All within a few minutes.
Compare that to National Bank of Pakistan. I've been trying to open that account since Thursday last week, and one requirement or the other was always missing. Which brings me to the point that most of us are also kum zarf, so when we get a position, we see the authority in it, and not the responsibility or that we can facilitate people. So, the person checking your account opening application is going to look for ways to refuse it, or delay it somehow or the other. Is that culture? Anyway, I was talking about the automation. And to think that a majority of us morons think "computer khatam ho gaya g, jobs naheen hain, betay ko telecomm main admission dilwain, ya MBA kara dain." Geez, you morons, get a life. We in pakistan are living in the stone age compared to even the least developed countries. We have a long way to go, and computer is the key to doing it. There is no avoiding it. Either that, or we'll be annihilated by the nations of the world, in which case we wouldnt have any worries at all, as UN C-130s would air drop food to us, and we will have tribes with nothing to eat, but definitely guns to kill others and taking the dropped food into our tribe leader's custody. A reflection of some African nations, except our complexions would be different, and we wouldnt do those funny dances they do, even when they are mourning.
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