IT is tragic that eight people, including six women, administrating polio drops to children were shot dead. The families of the victims, who were doing humanitarian work, have been left devastated.

It is pathetic to note, as reported in the media, that none of the politicians or bureaucrats visited the families even to offer their condolence.

On the other hand, in the US after a number children were killed in a school, the government officials, senators, congressmen bureaucrats and many others visited the families to console with them. President Obama shed tears with his choking voice in his address to the nation and personally phoned the families to offer condolences.

On the other hand, our politicians were visiting London to get maximum political mileage for the upcoming elections rather than visit the shattered bereaved families back home.

Tragically, human values have disappeared from our country as lamented by Abdul Sattar Edhi on his narration at the digital media.

PROF (DR) MAHMUD AHMAD AKHTAR Rawalpindi

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Comments (2) (Closed)


Allaisa
Jan 16, 2013 03:52pm
I see, this year, more time was spent by everyone from the high and mighty to low and dirty about the alleged killing of two Pakistani soldiers by the Indian Army at LOC but not a word about the murder of these truly innocent polio workers. Atleast the soldiers knew that death is part of their job but not these health workers who are only trying to help reduce the deaths due to this dreaded disease. But then that is nature of politics in the sub-continent.
anil gupta
Jan 16, 2013 07:45am
Friend its same in India, but sometimes due to social media pressure these politicians shed crocodile tears on deaths, although its preferrable than no tears and acknowledgment at all. USA is way better than us.