Archive | December, 2010

And the sufferers keep suffering…

12 Dec

Everyone knows about the outrageous floods that (further) messed up (the already messed up) Pakistan this year. Sources say that the floods affected about 20 million people. According to Wikipedia, “The number of individuals affected by the flooding exceeds the combined total of individuals affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the 2005 Kashmir earthquake and the 2010 Haiti earthquake.” But let’s stop worrying about the statistics, because I know about something that is more worrying.

A week ago, I went to a shop near my house to buy some stuff. At the shop, a customer confessed to the shopkeeper that he had stolen lots of packs of tea powder, that were meant to be donated to the flood victims, and had been using them for the last few months. (God knows how much other stuff he stole.) I couldn’t quite believe what the man said, and I was totally shocked, and both (the customer and the shopkeeper) were laughing. I knew arguing with an idiot was going to be useless, so I just faked a smile, and walked away.

I wonder where these men learn to do this cheap stuff. At schools, all of us were taught to be united as a nation, help the poor ones among us. The Holy Quran also teaches us the same. These men are not only unfaithful with their religion and country, but also with themselves. I feel very much ashamed to admit that we, as a nation, are not united anymore, not even a single bit. Jinnah’s dream of a liberal and united Pakistan is turning into a nightmare. We are neither liberal, nor united.

The elite keep relaxing, and the sufferers keep suffering.

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