Comments on: Giving a voice to Pakistan’s flood victims http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2010/09/08/giving-a-voice-to-pakistans-flood-victims/ Perspectives on Pakistan Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:31:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: pereiraarvindin http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2010/09/08/giving-a-voice-to-pakistans-flood-victims/comment-page-1/#comment-33339 Wed, 27 Oct 2010 19:56:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=6075#comment-33339 It is good if dredging can be done in these rivers so that the bed is deep, excessive rains do not breach banks easily.

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By: pereiraarvindin http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2010/09/08/giving-a-voice-to-pakistans-flood-victims/comment-page-1/#comment-33338 Wed, 27 Oct 2010 19:55:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=6075#comment-33338 Relief, Donations, aid, Money, help, all that is fine, can the government of Pakistan ensure the river does not swell up like this by networking all rivers, so the execess of one flows into the other, making embankments stronger with stone and metal caging?

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By: pakistan http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2010/09/08/giving-a-voice-to-pakistans-flood-victims/comment-page-1/#comment-32709 Thu, 30 Sep 2010 10:55:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=6075#comment-32709 @777
As a country the Dutch do not gin ny land, but as an individual one Dutchman wins the land with his project and the other one looses it. This is now under investigation.
If the Indians have considered the river deep in the earth under the river flowing above, then this is a great disovery and many european Govts would be the future clients of India who regularly face the consequences of the floods:
Rex Minor

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By: 777xxx777 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2010/09/08/giving-a-voice-to-pakistans-flood-victims/comment-page-1/#comment-32642 Tue, 28 Sep 2010 15:51:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=6075#comment-32642 @Rex
“I have observed that the dutch try to steal a portion of the land from the sea each year. They work vary hard use high powered engines to pump out the ware and eventually construct a building. During the same time the Sea annexes a portion of established land and Holland is no bigger than the previous year. The new land is exchanged for the old land. I hope the Indian Irrigation dept. is aware of the fact that deep under the river there is usually another rive which runs right beneath the the river. I hope that the Indian Irrigation people are not going to cause a flood by their discovery.”

First, Dutch do not steal land to increase land area but to MAINTAIN the land area as observed by you. If dutch do not do that then it will all be water and no land one day. So they are probably doing the correct thing for their survival.

Second, again its ur assumption that Indian Irrigation dept may not be aware of the facts with rivers and underground water, is not correct. The project above is mostly mooted for man made canals and combining this with earlier project of inter linking of rivers through a network of canals, although I m myself not sure why mostly for canals may be the reason u gave, but the overall plan is to tackle floods in a constructive way and not create more floods.

Hope I am clear now.

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By: pakistan http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2010/09/08/giving-a-voice-to-pakistans-flood-victims/comment-page-1/#comment-32583 Sat, 25 Sep 2010 13:51:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=6075#comment-32583 PS Ware should read water.
Rex Minor

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By: pakistan http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2010/09/08/giving-a-voice-to-pakistans-flood-victims/comment-page-1/#comment-32582 Sat, 25 Sep 2010 13:50:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=6075#comment-32582 @777
I have observed that the dutch try to steal a portion of the land from the sea each year. They work vary hard use high powered engines to pump out the ware and eventually construct a building. During the same time the Sea annexes a portion of established land and Holland is no bigger than the previous year. The new land is exchanged for the old land. I hope the Indian Irrigation dept. is aware of the fact that deep under the river there is usually another rive which runs right beneath the the river. I hope that the Indian Irrigation people are not going to cause a flood by their discovery.
Rex Minor

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By: 777xxx777 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2010/09/08/giving-a-voice-to-pakistans-flood-victims/comment-page-1/#comment-32351 Sat, 11 Sep 2010 18:15:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=6075#comment-32351 Guys,

Talking of Ideas….here’s the ultimate killer from Indian irrigation dept…Those scientists in there have found a way to create sinks alongside riverbeds. So whenever there is flooding the extra water in the rivers would actually go down and get collected as underground water and can be used for irrigation purposes. All the extra water that is going waste today can be collected and used very well. 2-3 years from today Every farmer in this nation will pray for floods, yes FLOODS as that will result in very good underground water level and hence bumper agriculture production. Now thats called converting curse into boon….big bada BOON….

And may be India can help Pakistan with this technology and implementation as well If only that doesn’t hurt Pakistani egos of course.

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By: Umairpk http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2010/09/08/giving-a-voice-to-pakistans-flood-victims/comment-page-1/#comment-32348 Sat, 11 Sep 2010 17:11:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=6075#comment-32348 These floods are reflective of the skill and resilience of Pakistan’s rural class. These villagers are honest and hardworking people, agriculture is their livelihood. If Pakistan were to get down to rebuild anew, this disaster carries many lessons. All we need to do is to pull ourselves together and get out of this.

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By: G-W http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2010/09/08/giving-a-voice-to-pakistans-flood-victims/comment-page-1/#comment-32342 Fri, 10 Sep 2010 21:12:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=6075#comment-32342 @Ganesh, Pakistani Bloggers, here is some good news.

We always hear many on these blogs talk about American imperialism and how america is attacking Islam and so forth.

Here is a little story of two muslims who toured across america, there journey revealed that America IS tolerant and kind towards muslims, despite what Pakistani’s and some jaded Indians choose to believe from the current politics or historical politics of their own country.

The point here is that people are not the ones that build empires or attack nations. Some guy living in Colorado, or Nebraska has no gripe with somebody living in Islamabad or Lahore and same goes for some guy living in Karachi vs some guy living in Delhi.

People at the ground level actually truly have no enmity with each other, but are rather used an instruments to further enmities between secretive empires that use agents choose to fool both sides into dying for fictitious created false flag causes and operations.

For this, I ask our Pakistani’ friends not to be entraped any longer into a certain way of thinking.

Those creating wars and terrorism, are the same that profit from wars and profit from making people dying in these wars. They are in the east and the west.

All the news stories that we discuss are merely symptoms of all of this.

http://www.cnn.com/2010/LIVING/09/10/ram adan.roadtrip.folo/index.html?hpt=C1

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By: G-W http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2010/09/08/giving-a-voice-to-pakistans-flood-victims/comment-page-1/#comment-32341 Fri, 10 Sep 2010 17:56:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=6075#comment-32341 @ganesh,

The gate keepers of ideas in Pakistan is the Pakistani Army, and the Mosques.

These two entities are drunk and addicted on power, religion and politics, the Pak Army wants to keep its business interests and power intact and the Religious Leaders there want to keep their power, the power of religion and filtered religious bias on the minds of the people. These two entities work hand in hand

As long as these two institutions, cling to old notions, they will continually leave average pakistani’s to be dragged through the mud and keep Pakistani psyche static, imprisoned and stagnant.

While these two institutions make allowances here and there, those accomodations are merely incremental and marginal at best and ineffectual to release any new type of thinking there.

Perceptions, thoughts, the political process is carefully devised to prevent any real change or real threat to the status quo.

To talk to the pakistani people directly, is more or less a useless endeavor for many reasons. Pakistani’s, with the exception of the educated ones with computers, are downtrodden, too afraid to speak, too uneducated, don’t care, or willing to tow the official national mentality, that being the mob mentality, these are the slots available.

A new slot for thought must be created independent of all of these two entities. The ones brave enough to step out of the propaganda prison are too few to make any effect.

For any real change to happen, somehow the Pak Army and Religious Imams must be made to understand to change their thinking, unclench their fist and look to the future for the greater good of their future.

Unfortunately, these two institutions want to look after their interests first.

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