Q.What is the memory span of our leadership or establishment?
A. 4 MONTHS AND SOME DAYS.
A. SEE FOR YOUR OWN SELF. BE YOUR OWN JUDGE.
FOUR MONTHS AND SOME DAYS AGO WE GET THE SHOCKING NEWS AND ITS LIKELY EFFECTS
Pakistan flood crisis raises fears of country’s collapse,
( August 10, 2010)
By Saeed Shah and Jonathan S. Landay | McClatchy Newspapers
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The humanitarian and economic disaster caused by the worst floods in Pakistan’s history could spark political unrest that could destabilize the government, dealing a major blow to the Obama administration’s efforts to fight violent Islamic extremism.
The government’s shambling response to floods that have affected a third of the country has some analysts saying that President Asif Ali Zardari could be forced from office, possibly by the military, which has ruled Pakistan for more than half its 63-year history.
Other experts caution that the state itself could collapse, as hunger and destitution trigger explosions of popular anger that was already seething over massive unemployment, high fuel prices, widespread power outages, corruption, and a bloody insurgency by extremists allied with al Qaida.
Read more: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2010/08/13/99180/pakistan-flood-crisis-raises-fears.html#ixzz18sDF1O00
AND THEN WE READ THE NEWS :
U.N. appeals for Pakistan aid as flood threat continues
(August 12, 2010)
By Saeed Shah | McClatchy Newspapers
SUKKUR, Pakistan — The United Nations appealed Wednesday for $459 million in emergency aid for Pakistan as fresh monsoon rains raised fears that new flooding could drive more people from their homes, deepening the humanitarian catastrophe.
Read more: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2010/08/11/99033/un-appeals-for-pakistan-aid-as.html#ixzz18sE266ap
AND THEN AGAIN WE READ WITH A HEARTACHE
UN To Launch Pakistan Fund Drive To Help Flood Victims
(November 8, 2010)
A soldier in an army helicopter hands out emergency food packages to stranded families in Punjab Province.
Last updated (GMT/UTC): 11.08.2010 10:24
The United Nations has launched an appeal for hundreds of millions of dollars in international relief for flood-hit Pakistan.
Around 1,600 people have died and the UN estimates that 14 million people — 6 million of them children — have been affected by the worst floods in Pakistan’s history.
Initially, the UN says, aid will be directed toward the 6 million people who are in desperate need of humanitarian assistance to survive.
According to UN estimates, 290,000 homes have been destroyed by floods, leaving around 2 million people homeless.
The UN secretary-general’s special envoy for assistance to Pakistan, Jean-Maurice Ripert, said that as relief and rebuilding efforts continued, more aid would be needed.
“We know that the area affected and the scale of the disaster are such that hundreds of millions of dollars will be needed to address the urgent humanitarian needs and billions of dollars will be required for rehabilitation and reconstruction of infrastructure and livelihoods,” Ripert said.
AN NOW WE HEAR THE NEWS WITH PRIDE (IS IT?)
Pakistan test fires Ghauri Hatf V missile
RAWALPINDI – (21st December 2010)
By Umair Anwar
Pakistan on Tuesday successfully test Ghauri Hatf V missile, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.
According to ISPR, the missile is capable of carrying every kind of warheads and can hit the target in a range of 1300 kilometer.
Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, Chairman Joint Cheifs of Staff Committee General Khalid Shahmeem Wyne, Director General Strategic Plans Division, Lieutenant General Khalid Ahmed Kidwai (Retired) and other senior military officers and scientists witnessed the launching of Missile.
President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and Army Chief General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani felicitated nation on successfully testing the mid-range missile.
THE NEWS ENDS BUT OUR QUESTIONS CONTINUE.
Q;How much money did it cost?
A: THEY MENTION NOT
Q: How many hungry mouths could that money have fed?
A: ANY BODY’S GUESS.
Q; Does it all make sense?
A: AT LEAST NOT TO ME
Q; How do we feel?
A:AT LEAST I FEEL SICK.
Q:Who are they kidding?
A: YOU DECIDE…
23 December 2010.