Beggar at Ghazi Chowk


When Good News Eludes This Land.

3 Aug 2010

I don’t like pessimism. So I wanted to avoid writing about the bad news that we’ve gotten in the past fortnight. Add the fact that the win over Australia was followed by a hammering at England’s hand, and that Coke Studio has hardly lived up to its hype, and I’m pretty depressed.

This comment I quote sums it up. It’s from this Express Trubune Story about the launch of the new BMW 5 Series. Hasan writes:

Is it flood, arson, theft and bomb proof? as nothing less would do in current circumstances.

My heart goes out to those who’ve lost their lives in the worst floods this country has seen in decades, to the families of those who’ve died and to those who’ve lost their homes. You are all in our prayers. To the victims of the Air Blue Crash, we hope we figure out what happened, may we prevent this from happening again, rest in peace. To the many more innocent victims of drone attack, terrorist attacks and combat, you will be our heroes when we come out of this war. We have treated you badly, but there are many that stand by you. Please do not forget them.

To everybody who was with me on PK302 on July 30th, when the bird went through our engine, thank you for remaing calm and polite and not creating a huckass. To everybody else, yes the media reports were sensationalised. I would know, I was there. Everything was fine. It took a while, but there was no hysteria. I hope you have better facts next time.