In Pakistan in the monsoon season 2011 have already claimed the 250 victims after the countrywide floods hit the different areas due to heavy rains. Its going on from quite some time but first government didn’t responded to the floods in timely manner and now they have all of sudden called for the $365 million USD International assistance. However, as per Dawn News Reports government had already raised the Rs. 5 billion last year to help flood victims but they have still not released those funds.
National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) is already making its efforts but government is still reluctant to release funds. According to dawn news source mentioned above, Gen (retd) Nadeem Ahmed who happens to be the former NDMA chairman have confirmed the government’s decision makers have already been told about the Rs. 5 billion donations money just lying but they still have not released it.
Already 8 million people have been effected by these rains and even 250 died. All these victims are still waiting for the help but still help don’t seem to be coming for them yet. Definitely not from the government of Pakistan which is run by Peoples Party of Pakistan in supervision of Asif Ali Zardari.
NDMA already claimed that government have delayed any calls for help and also they did not yet released any funds they have distributed some 150 thousand tents, 150 thousand water treatment pills, two water treatment plants and 60 thousand mosquito tent in affected areas at their own with previously available funds.
But still what NDMA have done for the flood victims is very less in comparison to the what is supposed to be done. The 150,000 figures of help by NDMA just make under 2% of people the effected 8 million people who are still waiting for the help to come.
Government run by peoples party is clearly earning a bad name for themselves by just treating or reaching out people under just 2% of all those are effected by the floods. Even when they have resources at hand, all of them would have been used to help save lives and rescue those 8 million souls still waiting for help.
Irony is that same people pay taxes and do whatever they need to do to contribute in countries economy but when they are in need no one – specially government – don’t bother reaching them.
The concerned department now really need to take big steps to get control of situation now,first the enough funds need to be released, then the people are needed to be reached and treated/rescued. Government must have already had emergency like situation to help 8 million helpless victims but no one bothered. Still this is the time to make things right and reach out the 8 million victims of floods due to heavy rains in monsoon season 2011.
People and NGOs can also contribute to the process at their own by reaching out people in effected areas and do whatever they can for the affected people.
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