In my personal visits during and after the monsoonal rains in Shikarpur district of Sindh, Pakistan, I observed their miseries and interviewed local people. The people there don't have any platform to secure their concerns and interests, while through media their miseries can be highlighted throughout the world.
THE AFFECTED people say that the politicians only visit them once in while in their tenure of their governments for the sake of their own interests. People are in trouble in Pakistan especially in Sindh owing to corrupt civil bureaucracy and politically instability, which has made life of the people a living hell.
There is only single class that has suffered hunger and all other socioe-conomic crises, while the rest of the people (elite) do not have any fear of hunger. There is an open violation of human rights in these areas, however; human rights defenders only seem to be at the places of conducting seminars with the budgeting of millions of rupees. Public money is being misused by the ruling parties from the very first day of independence of Pakistan. The recent explosion of the Asghar Khan case is no doubt a plus point in public favor but its implementation will never be processed by the authorities. It is totally a game played by some hidden hands in order to complete the government tenure.
The locals in Sindh lament that the local government has snatched away their lives, and smiles from their faces, and they are now just like a faded flower. They have neither shelter nor any thing for passing the remaining days of their life.
The people want to call upon the industrialists and capitalists to help them while they crave for bed, shelter and survival. "We are either farmers or laborers and working on your well established farm houses where you come to enjoy fully that you know well. We have been working since time immemorial from our forefathers and still we are at your mercy. Your industries only exist because of our hard work, you are living luxurious lives - even your dogs (tony, wonny, puppy,) are living in luxury rooms but there is no provision for us, why?" ask the people of Sindh.
I personally would put the following things before the Pakistani government to be serious for the citizens of their country.
•Political parties must work hand in hand with the affected people in order to provide them regular care about their miseries.
•Political parties in their constituencies must conduct regular visits in order to assess the grievances of the people
•All nationalist parties must be practically involved in all interventions with regard to disaster prone areas.
•NGOs alone cannot redress the wounds of the people.
•Local industrialists must raise funds for the flood affected areas
May these few lines prove to be eye opener for those all who are beating the drums of their parties and organizations in Pakistan.