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January 26, 2015
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Poverty leads to ruination

Islamabad

January 26, 2015

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Poverty is again under discussion in Islamabad and Rawalpindi. Young citizens ask locality elders: what’s the golden rule in administration to serve the people suffering from heart-wrenching surge in food prices? Interaction with a selfless elder, a righteous leader and an honest public servant revealed the principle that should be followed to serve masses is to keep an eye on the evil.
Any person of sound heart and mind will succeed and deliver only if he administers with concern for justice, equity, probity and prosperity of all.
City olds advocate tolerance and policy based on equity. The displeasure of common man, the have-nots and the depressed persons overbalances the approval of important persons, while the displeasure of a few big people may be excused if the masses are happy with the city administrator.
The rich always want more: they are the people who will be the worst drag upon any administrator during his moments of peace and happiness, and the least useful to him in hour of need and adversity. They hate justice the most -- they keep demanding more and more out of the state resources and are seldom satisfied with what they receive and will never be obliged for the favour shown to them if their demands are justifiably refused.
Retired school and college teachers say healthy society is interdependent. The army and the common men who pay taxes are two important classes, but in a well faring state their well-being cannot be guaranteed without proper functioning and preservation of other classes.
The prosperity of the whole set-up depends upon traders and industrialists, who act as a medium between the consumers and suppliers. They exert to provide goods. Then there come the poor and disabled persons who have to be looked after, helped and provided at least the minimum necessities for well-being and contented living.
Professor Sajjad Haider Malik and Dr. Yasin Durrani say one must realize that poverty leads to ruination. “If a

city is prosperous and if its people are well-to-do, then it will happily and willingly bear any burden: poverty is the actual cause of devastation of a country: corruption undermines the nation’s well-being.”
Frankly speaking, businessmen and industrialists need fair treatment, they’re sources of wealth to the state, but an eye has to be kept over their activities. Sometimes they allegedly hoard goods to get more profit by creating scarcity and by indulging in black-marketing. Is that true?

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