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It is amazing how Pakistanis all over the world have come together in an unprecedented manner in response to earthquake relief initiatives. It just shows that people can mobilize and act when there is direction. Karachi’s citizens, especially, have outdone themselves.
While we have heard countless stories about transporters and cloth manufacturers exploiting the situation to make more money, as well as news about greedy looters, there are innumerable people, companies, associations, NGOs, etc. who are out there making a difference. Some people think the Government is not doing enough. I think they are doing the best they can. That may not amount to a lot because of inherent inefficiences but I don’t think it’s for lack of trying. President Musharraf cannot afford to drag his feet on this … especially after his disastrous rape-related faux pas. Let’s quit complaining and questioning agendas – well, other than KFC’s – and do something for the victims.
To everyone who is raising funds, organizing relief supplies, conducting rescue efforts, and rehabilitating survivors: may the force be with you. Peace!