Our duty to help those in distress

Haris Ahmad Khan
I was taking a cursory glance over some TV channels when I halted at a local news-channel. There I saw the first footage of flood waters outrageously destroying houses of innocent villagers and taking away with it, all they had earned by immense hard work. The scenes were tragic. People hanging on to trees to save their lives from the surging flow of water and on the other hand, survivors of the catastrophe bundling under a helicopter to get hold of something to eat or drink. I was in melancholy. Here I was sitting in an air-conditioned room with everything I want and there were people stricken by grief at everything they had lost, sleeping on bare land alongwith their cattle. Many questions raced through my mind. Why are we not helping out our brothers and sisters like we have always done?. Have we become some kind of misanthropists?. Or the people affected by this natural calamity are nonentities?.NO! They are people who work all day long for Pakistan. They are the core of our country’s economy. And now they are in need of help. Our help. Looking up to politicians to help them is a thing of the past as they have failed every time. Now it’s our duty to come forward and save this nation and the people living in it. It’s time to remember the quote “While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember that everyone else and everything else are also God’s creation


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11 responses to “Our duty to help those in distress

  1. Wonderful Haris. In this small note, you have represented all of us.

    Thank you very much and keep it up 🙂


  2. sheeba

    yes, lets do it.

  3. Amaar

    Sentiments that represent our thoughts!

  4. Shakeeb

    Very good article………………..

  5. iftikhar


  6. Sher Zaman

    The author has certainly made a valid point that we must help those in distress; because most of them belong to the farming communities, the backbone for our agriculture based economy.

  7. Nice bro!!! new u had it in u!!!!

  8. Maryanne Khan


    such wonderful, pure sentiment.

  9. Maryanne Khan

    UN just announced it has gathered US$700 million in relief for Pakistan flood victims. Healthcare centres being set up, US supplying 700,000 mosquito nets . . .