Progress is a stride towards betterment. It is, however, subjective; it can refer to development of education, health, crime, law and order, civil society activism and many other thesis can come out of the word “Progress”.
I live in Karachi, a city in Pakistan. It is a city under development and the people are divergent. In the street outside my house, you’ll see people drive around in a Rolls Royce while a police car follows them to make sure they’re safe, you may also call it a public display of their wealth and esteem. On the same street, lays a starving family, who beseech everyone who crosses their path for money. I guess you could say my street is Karachi in a nutshell. The crime rate is at an all-time high, the unemployment rate is soaring and poverty is a poison ripping through the lower and middle class, injected by the government.
The government of Pakistan doesn’t provide for its people the way it should. Large sums of money are taken by the government through taxes, yet nothing of proper substance is ever given back. After staying hushed for 67 years, the people of Pakistan have finally started to wake up. Many people in Pakistan, including those in Karachi, have stood up to fight against the government, to get the fundamental rights they deserve. Through progress in education and communication, thousands of people in Pakistan have understood that the government is not giving them basic civil rights that they need.
The people in my community want to ameliorate the living standards of Pakistan and they have stood in revolt, which could lead to a possible uprising. This is how progress is expressing itself in my community.