Over the last few years one evil that has taken over Karachi are these kids selling flowers etc. to visitors at different places. The evil part is not the “SELLING”. Its that they have been forced to do it in an innocent age and they dont even know what they are doing. The worst part is, they beg for money if you dont buy. Thats like an advance version of begging only. An another version is the kids standing at traffic signal and wipe windscreen. And again they do it without our approval. If you act harsh they dont reply, they just start begging then. As i have been writing it for sometime at KMB its goes to show a commulative degradation in our society. It goes to show that (a) the gov. has absolutely no interest in the welfare concept of our religion (b) society as general is callous (c) there is a inaapropriate distributtion of wealth in our contry and its growing (thanks to people like SHAUKAT AZIZ and obviously all the previous ones whose only task was to help banks. oil companies etc. profit in big numbers instead of GRASS ROOT level changes). (d) these people have lost faith in system and they have only few options which are either to beg, or do this or the worst case scenario start getting into the CRIME WORLD.
Recently Karachi bloggers had a meetup at Royal Rodale near Kinara restaurant. It was really wonderful, the way it was conducted, the activism of the participants and most notably the organizers. I (and i hope everyone there ) would like to thank all those behind the idea and those who conducted/managed it in such a brilliant manner. Rabia and Badar, CIO Pakistan, googli (google), WATEEN and others. Thank you so much for getting Karachi Bloggers under one platform. I wont say much here as, instead, i have decided to gather all resource pools under one roof by LINKing different blog and websites that have pics and videos and other stuff. I am quite pleased at the urdu bloggers who did a wonderful job, on scene and on blog. Please tell me more resources if you come across one so i can add them here:
2. CIO Pakistan (special thanks)
7. Justin.tv (special thanks – live streamed Karachi Bloggers meetup)
11. Ideas Hut
Not often you see a different currency than local in these but this dollar ( usually attributed to the most-hated American empire) reminds us that humanity has no worldly boundries. Those who strongly believe in HUMAN-first approach are a faith themselves. How many of us differenciate on who will benefit in the end when we contribute at these and similar places? [Credit RajaIslam]