Posts Tagged ‘Humanity’

Solution of the debacle:Adopt a family!

Almost 3 weeks since heavy flooding -Pakistan immediately needs an emergency flood relief policy

Concerns are being raised as regards credibility as well as competency of the government to manage the flood disaster. Although, government should not solely be blamed, as the calamity is exceedingly large to be handled by the state alone. Albeit, bearing in mind the magnanimity of Pak nation on such occasions, this attribute should be capitalized to its optimum level. However, unexpectedly, since mass motivation is not observed because of known reasons, different and organized strategy needs to be adopted this time. Solution is easy.

Government should immediately make public Short-term & long-term relief plans. After initial acute management of flood victims, which perhaps would be done in a month or so, there should be a well-mapped long-term management strategy. Political parties should engage technocrats rather than dumb MP, s for better policymaking. A policy on paper was never as crucial as it is now! BTW, our politicians have 64 yr old expertise in fashioning policies (minus implementation), hence seems like an easiest task for them!

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Shortterm Management incorporates basic utilities like temporary shelters, food, clean water, & medicines for outbreaks. State and army should manage this. They should use their own resources & whatever international donors have donated so far  to PM,CM funds. UNHCR, s is already helping.

Long-term management would include rehabilitation like building houses, providing a source of income (cattles for most & other alternatives). Sufferers would be needing homes before winter – Their, the government should slot in public & NGO,s. They can engage public on basis of “adopt a family “fashion.

Collecting data of affected families will not be that demanding and must be processed immediately. State can use NADRA record, Benazir income support record, also last years IDP,s registrations etc to gather data. Most of the sufferers belong to the poorest soceo-economic class of Pakistan. Once the record is compiled, the state should make an appeal to the public to “adopt a family” for a particular period until they are sheltered. Likewise, On larger scale NGO,s can adopt a village or town . Therefore, people can donate based on trust & feasibility. I believe this time people will come forward and donate in person, once the water recedes & rains stop. This is rational, and should be channelized in an organized manner by the state.

This will entail less fund management on part of the government and will improve transparency. In long-term management state can limit its responsibility mainly to building basic infrastructure like bridges, damaged canals, barrages, dams etc.& leave rehab to general public & NGO,s.

In addition, Since Ramadan is on and at this point of time, it is virtually impossible for the government to manage timely, two time meals (without making them rancid) on such a huge scale and this is creating more frustration among the public. Religious Scholars should come forward and make a combined consensus regarding fasting in the affected areas.

This time, contrary to the earthquake2005, & Swat IDP,s, management seems distinctive because touchwood, number of deaths are far less compared to the colossal area that’s involved. But, financial loss is magnanimous, superimposed by distrust created by governments massive corruption concerning fund handling over years. Hence, exceptional measures will have to be embraced. Meanwhile donate!

Posted @ ProPakistan



CHANGE: yes we can!

Exceptions aside, in general the duplicitous, ineffectual leadership we have, in and out of power show the exact representation of the public at large in terms of conduct & virtuous behavior. For proof compare the first & the last page of every daily newspaper, it gives simulating characters of leaders on the front page & the nation on the last. Then why so much resentment??

Probity is on the decline. Brutality, slaying, bigotry has always been high enough &is still on the high road. How many times a stolen mobile, a bag left in a shop, a wallet having your id & address been returned to you? The list is endless. The same deception and dishonesty than translates further up the ladder.yes we can

Leaders represent disposition of nation.

Dignified nation; dignified leaders

Iqbal goes,

khuda ney aaj tuk us qoom ke halat nahee budli

naa ho jis ko khial aap apni halat key badalney ka

Since we are in a perturbed “what to do?” state of mind, theirs no way these politicians will let us live in peace & we cannot reckon on “Samraat of democracy” for another 3 years. They will swap & the game will go on. Personally, I beleive in solutions & not plain grumbling over issues 24/7. I feel,the least & the best we can do in these circumstances is to change ourselves with a faith & intent that this transformation will than translate as a changed & charged leadership. Lasting change is the change from within.

As adversity is the best teacher; today, is the best time to get to grasp our ideology & Iqbal,s philosophy. Rationally, Iqbal is the only solution to our chaos-ville. To be acquainted with Iqbal is hard-hitting; to virtually apply him in our lives is far more challenging. But, we must gear up now to brazen out this challenge, or else we are doomed.Iqbal.

The privileged has more liability than the poor. Teaching the deprived tolerance is not compassionate; they have already been weathered to their limit & are in a condemnable state. Instead, it is imperative for the privileged to revolutionize, bring down their contentment thresholds, and demonstrate endurance and that change will than spread around.

Earn hilal! A great deal of emphasis is laid on eating hilal food, but not much on earning hilal. There are sumptuous resources enough for everyone in Pakistan. It is the corruption & the distribution which is unmerited. We are all wholly aware of the earnings & expenditures in our homes, if you see an imbalance, correct it.

Limit expenditure! People are getting more & more brand cognisant than ever. What was earlier a luxury is now becoming a necessity. We are a budding nation in chaos, in deep debt but living the dream of not even ordinary but elite class west in terms of lavishness &style. You don’t really need to live a Spartan’s live, just lower your expenses couple of levels below what u can afford & offer the excess to charity.

Change role models! Instead of looking up to pretentious, superficial movie stars &fashion icons, change the perception of the person you want to be like. Follow the resilient, the dignified & the honest. They are all around us. Follow Quaid, Iqbal & alike.

Work on your khudi. You hold it. Tag on Iqbal. Preserve your self respect. Live with dignity, self reliance & exalted self-esteem. Believe in & surrender to one Allah. Adopt the highest moral values our Prophet (PBUH) possessed & make him (PBUH) your role model & gold standard. Change should come from within you & shouldn’t be superficial.

Toughen up! Be enthusiastic to burn yourself to beget change. Develop forbearance & perseverance.

Sacrifice. Build up selflessness & magnanimity. Universe works on a give & take rule.You have to give in to get something back from the nature.

Stay positive. Deliver optimism & hope. Demonstrate commitment, passion, and excellence in your studies & work with an intention to serve Pakistan. We will thrive & all the material stuff we previously longed for would come anyway with the package.

Sabak phir purh sadaqat ka, adalat ka, shujaat ka

Lia jaey ga tugh sey kaam duniya ke amamat ka

“Humanity needs 3 things today-

A spiritual interpretation of the universe,

Spiritual emancipation of the individual,

And basic principles of a universal import directing the evolution of human society on a spiritual basis.”-Allama Iqbal in reconstruction of the religious thought in Islam.

Posted @ : The Pakistani Spectator, PakistanFirst.

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