LAHORE: I fail to understand why the army is being lionised in the media. I mean no offence and acknowledge their valiant efforts in rescuing people and in delivering food and other assistance to those displaced. But isn’t the army working under the government’s direction and hence to say that the government is doing nothing isn’t exactly true. Why is it that whenever we have natural disasters, the role of the military is glorified, usually at the expense of the civilian government, which is probably giving the relief directives in the first place.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 11th, 2010.
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