Pakistan floods and 2011 prospect
August 20, 2010
By Anas Abbas
The Flood Tragedy 2010 is expected to repeat in near Future (possibly 2011). The reasons:
1). No consensus on the cause of tragedy among authorities will result in no measures to be taken to prevent flooding.
2). As usual leaders exploiting floods for point scoring/blaming. Political Parties are more interested in preventing their lands from flooding rather than highlighting the actual reasons behind the disaster. This is helping them to cover up the blunders committed in their respective tenures.
3). The international aid is expected to increase shortly and this will provide a sense of complacency for the political leaders. Pakistani leaders/Army knows that the world will eventually assist them mainly because of this mantra….. (Failed state with Nuclear arms)… In other words, Pakistani Nukes will influence more international aid and attention.
4). Budget allocation for disaster management will remain low as the whole disaster would just be blamed on the two Gss
a)God b) Global warming
5). Conspiracy theory and Religious sector would blame this on the grand alliance of India/US/Israel. This notion has already started to pick up in the mainstream media.
I am dedicating this quote to Pakistani authorities and hope for the best.
“When you make a mistake, don’t look back at it long. Take the reason of the thing into your mind and then look forward. Mistakes are lessons of wisdom. The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power”
Hugh WhiteUS politician (1773 – 1840)
Next monsoon season June/July 2011… Lets see.
Please donate for the floods here: Aid Appeal for Pakistan Floods