Posted on February 27, 2010
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22 responses to “Baluchistan By-Elections: Mai Jori Takes a Stand”

  1. Watan Aziz says:

    Much of Pakistan’s capital city looks like a rich Los Angeles suburb. Shiny sport utility vehicles purr down gated driveways. Elegant multistory homes are tended by servants. Laundry is never hung out to dry.

    But behind the opulence lurks a troubling fact. Very few of these households pay income tax. That is mostly because the politicians who make the rules are also the country’s richest citizens, and are skilled at finding ways to exempt themselves.

    That would be a problem in any country. But in Pakistan, the lack of a workable tax system feeds something more menacing: a festering inequality in Pakistani society, where the wealth of its most powerful members is never redistributed or put to use for public good.

    That is creating conditions that have helped spread an insurgency that is tormenting the country and complicating American policy in the region. NY Times July 18, 2010

    I do not like to quote papers but the real question is how long is long enough?

    And it is quite possible that I am entirely wrong in both the observation and conclusion but then it begs the question, if that is the case, why are we here?

  2. Watan Aziz says:

    Has FB delivered water for Mai Jori Jamalai? And I do not mean water bottles, I mean long term solution for her village needs.

    Or do we live in the false world of grand standings, politically correct talk, and hot winds that deliver nothing for the good of the people?

    I think if they are truly honest and really want to tell the extremists that they are not afraid of them, they need to hire local contractors and work up plans to deliver water for her village. Sustainable long term solution that will work in all villages in the area.

    If not this, then should they be counted as both divisive and subversive? Should they then be added to the list of peddlers of hate and fear?

    And should therefore be considered as part of the problem and not part of the solution?

    So, FB, here is the line in the sand. Are you really for the solutions?

    Do you walk the talk?

    Will you take a stand in Mai Jori Jamali’s village?