The government rescue operation was very apathetic. The info I gathered was from people who were at the site of disaster in Islamabad. Some people are alive in the ruble and are trapped for more than 12 hrs, they have made calls from their cell phones.
Condolences, Sepoy, for the loss of life in this tragedy.
Its unfair to criticise the government this harshly. A tradegy of this magnitude is unprecedented - and in my opinion given the circumstances the government did react swiftly. heck, we belong to a third world country and you cant be expecting a proper disaster managment plan and unit. In trying times, it is better to aid and help and push in any way one can, rather just criticising and sitting around.
Ayesha! Thanks for your comments. I agree the nature of disaster is huge and we are talking about developing country. If I were in Paksitan you would have literally seen me digging and reaching out. At this moment I am just trying to mobilize resources with the help of friends. However, it made me very uncomfertable when Musharraf said he watched the progress on TV and he saw government officials working over there at the sight of disaster. Is this how government measures the progress? Yasin
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