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Dying for a loaf of bread and competing with America

By Azizullah Qazi It’s amazing to me how many people think that voting to have the government give poor people money is compassion. Helping poor and suffering people yourself is compassion. Voting for our government to use guns to give money to help poor and suffering people is immoral, self-righteous, bullying laziness. qazi copyI just want to ask the government and our beloved leaders that why they have 40 billion for investing in such things that we are not in stage to adopt like metro buses?? Half of the nation today in Pakistan is dying for a single piece of bread, for a single glass of water and half are going to compete with countries like America, Malaysia etc. WHY? We have no responsibilities toward people dying in areas like Thar? Today we need to invest in education, invest in grooming our agriculture sector, invest to create opportunities for the people who are going back home with nothing in their shopping bags after a whole day hard struggle. Why we are not investing against unemployment which is rapidly creating hard issues for the nation??? Why project like Lowari tunnel are still waiting to be complete since Bhutto sahab government whereas people of Chitral every year are faced with food shortage and even terrible accidents and deaths because of heavy snowfall. The people are dying because of serious health issues, five to six month every year during winter because they can’t reach hospitals. Why we are struggling hard to build a great state whereas the nation is dying for a single bread for their children who are the pillar of this estate and nation??? Yesterday, I met these two cute kids who are with me in the picture in Islamabad. I asked the kids where you live where is your home? Could you believe, they were crying saying that we live in a tent, their father was jobless, mom was having health problems, and the little boy was having skin problem and the cute girl has problem in her eyes. This is not a single family issue, million of families are having such problems in their families and waiting for the government to provide them opportunities that they can do something for their families and themselves as well. A very simple sentence which I think is enough to explain our current situation. When rich people fight wars with one another, poor people are the ones to die. The writer, a resident of Chitral, is a student at the National University of Modern Languages (NUML), Islamabad.]]>

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