Comments on: Why Pakistan deserves generosity Wed, 16 Nov 2016 01:37:11 +0000 hourly 1 By: Jimmybo Thu, 02 Sep 2010 20:19:46 +0000 While the authors make some good basic points on the need for foreign aid for Pakistan, they ignore to provide any substantial informtion with regards to critically important yet unanswered questions troubling the minds of the donors:

1) How can Americans be assured Pakistan will NOT continue to kill American troops in the AfPak theatre using Taliban and Al Qaida “assest” (see WikiLeaks for confirmed proof) while enjoying American aid?

2) What will prevent the Pakistani military and civilian leaders from stealing the billions already provided as they did in the Kashmir earthquake and as well previously?

3) With the current global economic downturn, how long do you think Pakistan can continue to survive solely on the generosty of American tax dollars and foreign aid when Americans themselves are in dire straights?

4) As the Pew poll confirms, majority of Pakistanis have hatered for Americnas and particularly Jews. They presently harbor terrorists such as Al Quaida within Pakistan. When will Pakistan give up aiding and supporting Islamic terrorists and join the free democractic nations of the world for a better future?

Appreciate some feedback from anyone to clear my concerns before I open my wallet.
Thank you. JB

By: kEiThZ Thu, 02 Sep 2010 16:52:53 +0000 If the Pakistanis keep insisting on generosity on their terms, the rest of the world certainly won’t think they deserve any.

If the Pakistan’s leaders have any concern at all for the welfare of their people, then they’ll open up and left whoever wants to help in.

A major disaster that threaten a huge portion of the population is not a time for pride and grandstanding.

By: rrdas Mon, 30 Aug 2010 14:06:28 +0000 The mills of God grind slowly but exceedingly fine.

By: KPSingh01 Sat, 28 Aug 2010 18:02:13 +0000 It is unfortunate that even under adverse conditions, Pak government is still holding on to its egoistic stance against India. We only would like to help and the response is disappointing. Pak govt has told India to route its aid through the UN. This is ridiculous. These are the moments to open up relationships and diffuse issues. send-aid-to-Pakistan-through-UN/H1-Artic le1-593100.aspx

The last time during Kashmir earthquake, Indian aid was simply discarded and grains were left to rot. Pakistan has gone to a stage where they want India to be their enemy at all times. We have tried to reach out and help and look at how the response is.

By: chakde Fri, 27 Aug 2010 22:25:30 +0000 @While the national government has been slow to respond, banned militant groups and extremist organisations, such as the Taliban, are active with relief activities. This could have unwelcome implications in the medium to long-term.

The flood will also divert Pakistani military forces from fighting the militants to help in the relief efforts. Clearly, this will allow militants to regroup and also help them secure more public support.”

–THis tells that even Nature is supporting the fundamentalists.

By: rehmat Fri, 27 Aug 2010 14:40:43 +0000 Natural and man made disasters are converging to make life hell in Pakistan

By: rehmat Fri, 27 Aug 2010 14:39:22 +0000 Natural and man made disasters are converging to make life hell in Pakistan.

By: hamzaomer Thu, 26 Aug 2010 18:26:45 +0000 A very decent insight of current devastation in pakistan. we must ensure that v play our part in generating awarenes about this matter.

By: moazi Thu, 26 Aug 2010 16:23:48 +0000 This unprecedented destruction in Pakistan has posed tremendous problems to the nation. Mr. Atiq’s effort to bring a clear picture of the situation to the international sphere should be conducive. As he already mentioned that international donors are reluctant due to the bad reputation of the governments in Pakistan. But, I think this should not be a question, instead international donors should come up with a practical solution. Devastated people are hoping for the International organizations to come and help them. I will conclude with the following beautiful quote from Justin Martin.

“Happiness exists on earth, and it is won through prudent exercise of reason, knowledge of the harmony of the universe, and constant practice of generosity.”

By: Laiq Thu, 26 Aug 2010 12:15:15 +0000 A good article to show the picture of present devastating situation in Pakistan. But relief operation on national and international level is very slow. As we know that Pakistan is not a rich country and is suffering the most in ‘War on Terror’ after Afghanistan and Iraq.In addition to it, Pakistan had to face a worst earthquake in the history just 5 years back in 2005. It has to face worst flood now. In these conditions, evan a developing and prosperous country cannot face the situation alone. So Pakistan needs badly a true and positive response from all over the world. But when we compare relief operation in Pakistan to any other country, we r really surprised.I’m presenting some facts of Haiti earthquake here from different resources, you can compare these.

According to a CBS report, by May 2010, enough aid had been raised internationally to give each displaced family a check for $37,000 and $3.1 billion was pledged for humanitarian aid and has paid for field hospitals, plastic tarps, bandages, and food, plus salaries, transportation and upkeep of relief workers.

According to cozay forum, Around 16,000 US troops have been deputed in the area now to help out the survivors.Aid and humanitarian efforts continue to come in and according to a latest press release by a spokesperson for the UN, the results of flash appeals as well international appeals are more than encouraging. So far, $575 million have been collected by agencies such as UNICEF, World Food Program and number of NGOs out of which, $195 million resulted of flash appeal alone.

According to disasters emergency committee, * UN Flash appeal for $US1.5 billion only 60.4% funded
* Enough emergency shelter, mostly tarpaulins, provided for 1.9 million people
* Three-quarters of the nearly 120,000 buildings that have been inspected so far can be lived in now or repaired
* Over 5,000 improved temporary shelters built with 125,000 planned
* 200,000 people have received cash or food for public work
* One emergency toilet now provided for every 200 survivors
* 300 truck loads of rubble and debris a day being cleared
* Total estimated cost of rebuilding is $US11.5b, taking 5-10 years
* There has been no major outbreak of potentially deadly communicable diseases such as measles, cholera or diahorrea

While the impact of earthquake was ,
* Two million people living in the most affected area
* 220,000 dead
* Over 180,000 homes damaged or destroyed, 1.5m homeless
* There are now 19 million cubic metres of rubble and debris in PaP – enough to fill a line of shipping containers stretching end to end from London to Beirut.
* One and a half million people living in camps including over 100,000 at critical risk from storms and flooding
* There are over 1,100 camps and 54 of these are home to 5,000 people or more
* Over 600,000 people have left their home area in Port-au-Prince and mostly are staying with host families
* Nearly 5,000 schools have been damaged or destroyed

Now you can compare it with present relief work in Pakistan.