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May 28, 2009

If there is something I hate – truly – that is the fluctuation of electricity. Okay, why I am complaining in the first place. Such thing is so common here that I should be used to it now. We are officially having power crisis for two years and it is a known fact that IMF will never allow the new electricity projects while the government will keep raising the tariff to crush the poor public in every possible way.

Our guests form Dir left for Rawalpindi two days ago. They would stay there for sometime and then IF the situation gets better they’d go back otherwise might come back again. We have no problem being their hosts but I feel bad for these poor souls… the way they’ve become homeless at once.

One day the guests visited the IDP camp set up in the University (I think) and there they were told that a woman – an alleged bomber – entered the camp, she was planting a bomb when she got caught. The miscreants are at work all the time and they wouldn’t let go any chance of creating mayhem in the lives of poor displaced people living in the camps, the security forces or the ordinary people on the road.

The guests received wheat and cooking oil in the camp. They were declared eligible for receiving a (meager) sum of money too.

So what sort of life is this? And then all the ethnic crap going on in the country. First, Punjab refused to host the IDPs, very well, then MQM and Sindhi parties joined the bandwagon. Why are these IDPs being treated like untouchables? They didn’t leave their homes willfully… circumstances forced them to.

Finally, I have no comments about the Lahore bombing or the three (seperate) bomb blasts of the last week in Peshawar. I know one thing that I feel insecure (like everyone else around). I wanted to visit Lahore but now I have second thoughts.

PS:  When I was typing the above lines, I had no idea that the terrorists have struck again : Peshawar twin blasts

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Nayni permalink
    May 28, 2009 7:55 pm

    Situation is worsening day by day 😦
    No shelter ….less food … lack of medicines …. no privacy… poor sanitary conditions and Humiliation 😦
    These IDP’s are like untouchables not for Punjabi’s and Sindhi’s but only for political leaders. . . Our political leaders lacks maturity … They are JOKERS … On roads I daily see students collecting money for IDP’s ( weather is pretty hot here too)… My colleagues have plan to go to IDP’s camps… People FEEL for IDP’s … and these opportunistic politicians gather 4-5 journalists and talk rubbish…………

    • Ayesha permalink
      May 28, 2009 8:24 pm

      The situation is pathetic I know and in such circumstances when politicians try to get political mileage it hurts really 😐

  2. bmk permalink
    May 29, 2009 4:32 am

    Yes, NAYNI is pretty much right. I have no doubt in the aam janta as they are at the receiving end everywhere, but the posti politicians. MQM’s real exposed.

    One must also admit that Pashtun culture is really on the decline. We are really into the wicked trap & external intrusion.

    • Ayesha permalink
      May 29, 2009 11:24 pm

      That’s really worrisome. (I mean the decline of Pushtoon culture). People think every Pushtoon is a terrorist or an extremist 😕

  3. May 30, 2009 8:35 pm

    i was very dissapointed at sindh and punjab at such action. the federal government should extend their powers over the states i mean after all the IDPs are the sole reason we are winning this war; without their sacrifices we would have gone no where.

    • Ayesha permalink
      May 31, 2009 11:54 am

      I agree! (Ordinary people realize such things but politicians have their own vested interests).

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