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The devastation in Sindh

A relief official says monsoon rains have killed 136 people in the south of the country and flooded hundreds of thousands of rice, cotton and sugarcane crops. -Photos by AP

Displaced villagers wade through a flooded area of Pangario, a small town of Badin district.
Displaced villagers wade through a flooded area of Pangario, a small town of Badin district.
Displaced villagers take refuge on higher land after a flooding in Pangario.
Displaced villagers take refuge on higher land after a flooding in Pangario.
Troops rescue villagers displaced by floods due to heavy monsoon rains over a few days in Pangario.
Troops rescue villagers displaced by floods due to heavy monsoon rains over a few days in Pangario.
A displaced woman comforts her child who has diarrhea as they take shelter from the flood in Pangario.
A displaced woman comforts her child who has diarrhea as they take shelter from the flood in Pangario.
Villagers take refuge on higher land as their homes are surrounded by flood water in Tando Allayar, 100 kilometer (62 miles) from Hyderabad.
Villagers take refuge on higher land as their homes are surrounded by flood water in Tando Allayar, 100 kilometer (62 miles) from Hyderabad.
Villagers take refuge on higher land
in Tando Allayar due to floods caused by heavy rain.
Villagers take refuge on higher land in Tando Allayar due to floods caused by heavy rain.

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raika45 Sep 10, 2011 06:19pm
During the 2010 floods your nation received millions in cash and kind. What happened? Your government can spend millions to build the fourth nuclear reactor to add to your muslim nuclear bomb arsenal but has no money to help these people. On top of that your government is appealing to the international community for help. Your government thinks that we the world are dumb?
Jehanzeb Sep 10, 2011 07:35pm
America, Japan and Europe which are the biggest indebted nations of history are unable to handle natural disasters. Countries still have nuclear or conventional military for there perceived national security, whether it is India with millions of malnutrition children or Israel the biggest aid recipient in history. Politicians are corrupt everywhere like in India, US or Europe and Governments are incompetent however it has nothing to do with countries right to maintain its national security. Natural calamities can take place anywhere and we should do whatever we can to help other human beings in need. If you cannot be kind in deed be kind in words. May be tomorrow you might need someones help.
Azam Sep 10, 2011 09:44pm
You are right raika45. My heart is bleeding. But plz don't take a common Pakistani wrong. Our problem as nation is that we don't have courage to get rid of corrupt politicians.
Warren Sep 10, 2011 11:01pm
The statement was displayed, and besides generous amounts of arrogance and ignorance, it is most telling about your own senselessness. There is no such thing as a muslim nuclear bomb.
Pakistan Sep 10, 2011 11:49pm
I agree with Raika45 here , every government Pakistan has had for the past decades is corrupt . The people of Pakistan have no option but to vote and trust them blindfoldedly . What do we get in return ? No electricity ? Poor health and aid services ? Poor areas like the Badin district won't recieve much attention at the end of the day , but if this was a major city government would've taken drastic measures . The reason people vote is for good services and a better quality of life that every politicians promises just to be elected then forgets about the nation . P.P.P won this time , next elections i see a majority of people rooting for Imran Khan . The corruption that takes place in the elections left alone they cheat their way to power and cheat their very own nation . Pakistan needs a saviour in the coming elections , I hope we as a nation are able to see who we voted for this time , inshAllah .
Imran Sep 11, 2011 09:44am
Raika45...simple question..do you know that a nuclear reactor is used for a power station and not for a nuclear bomb..from the above message I am assuming you do not.. Get your facts right mate!!
dileep Sep 11, 2011 10:41am
Of course whatever is mentioned above I agree with that but when the world know that the government of Pakistan is quite corrupted then why do the aids are given to the rulers while they have not need to be helped.But the right is of the poor people to be helped , especially Sindhi awam .The helpers can adopt alternate route in this way .
G.M Sep 11, 2011 12:10pm
In fact our whole irrigation system has become flawed. Corruption in the department is rampant. No any official of the department dares to visit irrigation channels and the land lying in the bed of river indus because it is encroached by feudal lords. They make hinderances in the routes of river water which causes floods in surrounding areas and inflicts heavy losses of life and property on downtrodden. Its wonderful to know that these loss maker feudals are those whom we elect to represent us in assemblies at national and provincial level. Isn't it wonderful???
Tarif Khan Sep 11, 2011 03:34pm
As a Pakistani, I would rather no country gives aid (loans) to Pakistan. Not the IMF or any other organization. The aid money is split among the politicians. The people don't benefit. Only the working people end up paying heavy taxes. Pakistan has ample natural resources, its time these are exploited by us instead of some country giving loans against a chunk of the resources. It's a bribe to the corrupt govt. labelled as 'Aid/Loan' diplomatically. Keep the loan to yourself! We don't want it! If the US can make nukes to bomb the entire world 11 times. We have the right to the same!
dost Sep 11, 2011 06:44pm
do not put politics in the flood only poorer will suffer ask china for the relief (ont usa)