Just Not Nice…

ARYONE was broadcasting live from Muzafarabad. Dr. Shahid was the host. When asked that where are all the NGO’s that we saw on issues like the Marathon and Mukhtara Mai; what are those self-proclaimed “human right champions” doing for quake-hit Pakistan??

Doctor saab was right when he said that he did see the NGO’s. In newspapers and TV collecting and asking for funds etc. But he pointed out rightly, that there was no one in Muzafarabad. NO ONE. NOT A SINGLE OUTSIDE SOUL!!

ARY ONE was the only team of outsiders. The city, according to eye-witnesses (such as Dr Shahid from ARYONE) has been turned to rubble. period. No other way putting it. City; now you see it, and well, now you dont. And there is no one there till today morning/sehree time.

And what about Neelam valley and what about the BAGH district? Who will go there and when? They are more badly hit than Muzafarabad. Sad…

And as Dr Shahid was interviewing another local, he felt another quake. The local said that the quakes are very common and we are feeling one at least every half-an-hour. Scary…

Humanity needs us. God help us all…

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3 Comments so far

  1. machinecode (unregistered) on October 11th, 2005 @ 5:42 pm

    sslaams, here in the UK, the BBC News has been doing a good coverage, and were in muzafarabad this morning (6am GMT)……


  2. SmudgeStick (unregistered) on October 11th, 2005 @ 6:33 pm

    http://www.jang.com.pk/jang/oct2005-daily/11-10-2005/update.htm#23

    this much and still people dont have any khof-e-khuda!


  3. exciton (unregistered) on October 11th, 2005 @ 10:11 pm

    Dear wonderful people:

    This is not the time to promote cynicism. Dr. Shahid unfortunately may be inadvertantly pressing his own agenda, since he belongs to the conservative right wing. But please understand, I do not want to get into any kind of a discourse at this crucial juncture. There are organizations on the ground. But we need to realize that everyone including the Army is facing logistical issues.

    This is the unfortunate ground-reality: We do not have enough heavy-lift helicopters that could immediately transport hundreds of relief workers and supplies. Nor does our country ever plannned to coordinate a disaster of such scale. They are intellectually overwhelmed under the circumstances. And they are all learning as they go along.

    The easiest thing to do is to criticise, but that is also the worst thing you can do. The best thing to do is to pick up the rocks and stones yourself, while you are there. To help dig a few graves yourself, while you are there, instead of just shooting breeze. If they were able to get there, they should have brought some shovels, blankets and extra water, instead of the camera film. See how easy it is to criticise everyone.

    I truly believe this is the shining hour for our nation, and while I there should be full, fair and impartial inquiries after the fact, but right now the focus should be on one thing and one thing alone: saving lives and logistical assistance.

    May Allah Guide and Bless this great nation of ours, insha Allah.



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