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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Pakistan - An International Beggar ?

There have been floods in the Province of Sindh in Pakistan this year and at the same time, we saw devastation in Vermont, a state in the United States of America, due to the Hurricane Irene. So far I did not see the Vermonters begging anyone, even their own government for help with anything after the destruction of their property and lands.

In Pakistan, so much aid and relief activities are going on in Sindh right now. Both the governments of Baluchistan and Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa each have sent around 20 million rupee aid to Sindh. I was just watching Makhdoom Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani the Prime Minister of Pakistan on TV, begging the International Community for more Aid. This really appeared quite shameful to me. I was just wondering if these floods are designed or are they natural? For how long is the Pakistan government going to beg others? Are they begging for themselves? Do the ones suffering actually get the amount of help sent by the good guys? Pakistan government can either beg for financial aid from the international community at times like these (since they are never prepared), or they can fight their rival political parties over who should milk Pakistan (the cow) first, when it is not times like these! 

I know USA is a superpower while Pakistan is a developing country. Yet; for how long does Pakistan plan to stay that way?

Iqbal says,
"We have wasted the heritage obtained from our ancestors
The sky has thrown us down from the Thurayyah (Pleides) to the earth"

(Bhula di hum ney jo aslaaf sey meeraas pa'ie thee,
Surrayya sey zameen pey aasmaan ney hum ko dey maara.)

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