Government is no where near to control the price hike and hoarding. Politicians are themselves thieves and they are the ones who have hoarded the food items in their godowns. Things like price control committees and pricing magistrates are just an illusion, nothing else. Law enforcement agencies are there just to pester the common people, who is already at the verge of suicide.
Common people don’t give a damn at what’s happening at Supreme Court, or why Nawaz Sharif’s re-exile was a shame for the country, or why Election Commission made amendments, or why Musharraf is not (or is) shedding the uniform, or why Benazir has struck the deal or why MQM’s cheif’s birthday is what should be major headline or even why Pakistani skipper Shoaib Malik didn’t know about the bowl-out rule , when he lost a match against India in Twenty20 cricket world cup?
Common man is just fighting the war for survival. He is worried in the morning as how he would arrange Iftari for his kids, and he is wary of the gaping Sehri expenditure. He simply cannot buy anything to eat. At first nothing is available, and if there is anything available, it is only getable through long queues, and at outrageous prices, which only the ministers and advisors and opposition leaders could afford.
But as a nation, we are also to blame. Why don’t we shed this apathy? Why we are allowing ourselves to be used in the hands of this spineless retailers, wholesalers or in simple words ‘cruel hoarders’? These hoarders would extort money from the already dying nation in Ramadan, and then will go for a five-star Umrah to Saudi Arabia.
I appeal to nation to get up and stand in front of this cruelty. Nobody will come for our rescue. We have to ourselve stop this animals from attacking us. Let’s get united and as a gesture of retaliation, make a pledge to not to eat any sort of fruit this Ramadan. Let’s pledge that we would not use any kind of fruit in our Iftar or Sehri. And if you can, just confine yourself to the food items which are inevitable, and shorten their quantity. And do this even if you could afford. Let’s sacrifice for the nation. I assure you that by doing this, we will strike at the heart of these invertebrate hoarders.
Damn them. Blast them by signing this petition.