It’s been a year since the devastating earthquake struck the AJK and NWFP region of Pakistan.
The overwhelming response of the country men as well as the international community to the destruction caused by the quake, is open on the world.
People opened up their hearts (and poured out their wallets) to help the mankind. No religion, no language, no cast… one cause: Humanity.
This day when it marks a year to the devastation caused, we need to tell ourselves that the task is not over yet. The affecties still need our help to build themselves morally and socially.
The civic structure was destroyed… it’s a whole society to rehabilitate.
A generation lost, I would say. Dreams shattered. The trauma that country went through is immeasurable. Yet, to put it into figures alone in NWFP 2,519 institutes were totally destroyed, 3,183 were damaged (repairable condition) out of a total of 6704 institutes (Pre earthquake).
Latest updates say 6485 institutes have been reopened whereas 1359 still closed.
Our social and moral liability, a debt we owe to the country and a debt we owe to the humanity, a deed for which we will be held answerable and an act of kindness that may make our Beneficent, Merciful Allah to forgive our sins….
We cannot compensate the loss of lives; we surely should put in where we can help.
Hard is to imagine the lives, the happiness and the smiles of thousands who are homeless, who have no shelter, no arms, no support but that of faith.
Strong are these people to stand up.
On this first anniversary of the tragic incident, let’s make a resolution, if not by money, by words, by deeds we would help them gain if not a standard of life, yet a smile on their face.
Let’s help rebuild their lives..the lives which were brutally disrupted by one of the worst natural disasters in history.
Yes, life would smile again.