Desi in DC

December 29, 2007

Of Fear and Hope

Filed under: Uncategorized — dcdesi @ 5:32 am

Its late Friday night in DC. Saturday morning in Pakistan. My sadness and anger are now being replaced by fear for the future. Everyone that I speak too keeps telling me to pray for the country. that scares me even more. I have grown up in Karachi and seen it through its worst, but the stories that I am hearing right now seems to leave those far behind. Trains are stuck in interior sindh and in neighbouring provinces, b.c it is too unsafe to have them reach their final destination. Women and children inside those trains are on the verge of running out of water and food and may have already done so. There were rumours running around in the city that the water supply had been poisoned. These were later denied by the authorities.

Flights leaving the city had been cancelled or delayed earlier during the day. The news from the western media doesn’t help either, where they keep focusing on Pakistan’s nukes and what the government in DC should be doing.  Furthermore they keep suggesting Zardari’s name which would make the situation even worse. Analysts in the west keep talking about the possibility of the country being on the brink of breaking up. It makes me want to scream out loud that this is my country that they are referring to. It is not some “thing”.  The analyst and the media seem to be making the situation even worse.

I refuse to lose hope. I may be in shock and depressed, but i refuse to lose hope. our prayers are with everyone back home. Pls be safe.

a very very worried Pakistani.


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