Eliminating poverty or the poor?

Poverty has always been one of the favourite subject of all our presidents and prime ministers. It’s a fashion thing to talk about poverty and doing nothing in our society. These days you will find Pres. Musharraf and PM Shaukat Aziz talking about poverty everywhere. Last week I saw Shaukat Aziz giving a long lecture in Lahore on poverty and all the great achievements of his government. And today when I was reading a local news paper, I saw this headline:

4 Comments so far

  1. MAHBOOB AHMAD (unregistered) on September 8th, 2005 @ 3:45 am

    i don’t know why i get this feeling, but did president musharraf ever do anything to you? or to anyone from family?
    i’m just curious because you always have a very mocking tone whenever you speak of him?
    whom do you support?

  2. Darwaish (unregistered) on September 8th, 2005 @ 4:12 am

    No :) it’s nothing personal ofcourse, i dont even know him as a person..

    its not about being critical as a fashion thing which is usaully the case..actually i was a very big supporter of him as President BUT.. sadly he turned out to be just like others which is really disappointing and its not his fault.. it was my wrong judgement.
    as a student of history/politics i think he had the best chance ever to actually do some real good for this country but ..for whatever reason ..he didn’t.. dont you agree?

  3. Jangli Jagga (unregistered) on September 8th, 2005 @ 11:18 pm

    Is it a point really, Mahboob? Being cynical of of others’ acts/intentions is the worst thing to do. I reckon, you got to get real close to the life. Only the last year, petrol prices were at 39. Atleast, I don’t see people buying mobile phone or cars as an overall improvement in living standards. This has more to do with unfair play, forced necessities and those dirty leasing schemes – which makes the life even more miserable. I know of people working for Rs. 100/week in this country, man!

  4. MAHBOOB AHMAD (unregistered) on September 9th, 2005 @ 12:58 am

    look yasir
    i was not being cynical
    and may i make a request?
    please refrain from commenting on what i write or comment
    and farhad? you never got in touch about visiting the graves of the two people from alipur ka ailee. is that on?

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