Unity, PHET, Discipline?
Promising my children a whole 50 hours of some very heavy rain and not getting more than five, it was not wise of me to break to them that Phet had left.
They obviously started yelling and crying upon hearing the news and had the media on their side, closely emulating the emotions of the kids.
Yes, Saien Hazrat Abdullah Shah Ghazi (RA) seems to have pleaded to the Almighty on behalf of the poor of Karachi, as a lot was at stake for the country if the metropolis had collapsed as warned. I believe it, you may not.
The beautiful rainbow around 5pm had already told Karachi – you are safe! But not a single soul believed it as satellite imagery updates, the met office and the media kept everyone on the edge! One wonders, why, didn’t we believe in nature’s way of informing about its decision? Well…
From the borders of Sindh Balochistan and urban/rural Sindh Phet had burst with might, but had miraculously stayed away from Karachi by 20km only.
I sent out a few tweets asking Karachi to pay respect to the Saints and thank them for saving the city, a reply asked to also pay respect to Quaid-e-Azam for Unity, #PHET Discipline.
While realising that this city had shown the greatest spirit of unity and discipline in preparation for the possible disaster and the collective will to fight it as it hits, we can now understand, if Phet can scare us of losing this city, we must have faith (Phet) that this what was appreciated by those above, who saved the homes of around 10% of Pakistan’s population and about 70% of the country’s income.
If we can live and co-exist in peace and harmony no Phet can wet you to death.
Syed Ali Raza Abidi is a Businessman interested in politics and loves Pakistan. He actively tweets @abidifactor
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