(Note : It was heartening to see this blogpost "Pakistanis Abroad: We Need YOU" in Google Top Trending of Pakistan http://twitpic.com/2wc73e/Pakistan’s flood crisis has left an already unstable country on unsteady ground. This calamity has affected 20 million Pakistanis and is said to be the largest disaster of our time by the United Nations.
full ~ Rumaisa Mohani -10/10/2010 )
The Real Problems Are Emerging NOW :
However, as the time is passing.. we see the spirit and enthusiasm, does not look the same, as it has been in the beginning… yet the suffering of the flood victims is on the rise.
The effects are now even being felt on the urban centres of Pakistan too. The people in Karachi and other big cities are facing the problems of over-population, congestion, sanitation, reduced supplies and ever-increasing , uncontrolled prices of food stuff, vegetables, meat, dairy products and other household items. It is unclear, if some authority is assessing the income levels of the masses, but everyone can see very high levels of inflation, unemployment and poverty prevailing around…
The situation calls for more serious and continuous relief work that should not be slowed down at any cost… while we see the real long term rehabilitation and settlement problems are now emerging. The hopelessness and uncertainty is leading to crime and injustice. The children, future builders of our nation, are facing the challenges never known to their forefathers.
What Can We Do Now ?
This nation needs encouragement and hope… for which a huge responsibilty lies on the shoulders of Overseas Pakistanis… Pakistanis settled abroad need to make groups with an aim to raise voice and funds on a permanent basis for helping the sufferers... A coordinated network of associations, groups and individuals is the need of the day, which will work round-the-clock for helping the sufferers.
This is the best time to utilize the youth of Pakistan, as they have stood up and are ready to do the physical work on the ground… Trust them, finance them, coordinate with them and let them build a NEW PAKISTAN.