Monsoon wreaks havoc in Pakistan. After landslides, waves of terror and aircrash, a vast area of our country has been submerged by floods. Hundreds of people have lost their lives during the last few days while thousands are living in danger. About half a million people have so far been affected in the heaviest flooding in the region since 1929.
It’s time for the government and it’s organs to concentrate on problems of the affected people, but public welfare has never been top priority of any regime. Therefore, the over 160 million people of this unfortunate country are suffering. They're bearing this pain since independence. The widespread apathy of the ruling class is also affecting other countries in some way in the globalizing world.
When I see our media in this time of crises, I’m really shocked! Leaders in the government and military (yes both) are not caring much about the devastating natural calamity but are perturbed by a statement of British Prime Minister David Cameron, who, during a recent visit to India, reportedly said that the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) of Pakistan was involved in the business of exporting terror.
This issue should have been handled by our Foreign Office in a diplomatic way, but the country's powerful spymaster has stepped in. Director-General ISI Lt-Gen. Ahmed Shuja Pasha has cancelled his scheduled visit to the UK but President Asif Ali Zardari is expected to meet Mr. Cameron in London soon.
Why the spymaster has cancelled his foreign visit while the president is going to the UK? The ISI chief himself can answer this question in a better way. However, I think he is seeking some solution to the flood of tears this unfortunate nation is shedding for a long time now!