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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 11:50 AM
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Pakistan floods strand the poor while rich go to higher ground
In the town of Muzaffargarh, those with their own transportation began leaving at the start of the Pakistan floods. But some 100,000 residents remain homeless and stranded.

Muzaffargarh, Pakistan

Desperation is growing among those too poor to evacuate this agricultural town in the heart of Pakistans Punjab province, where the worst flooding in 80 years has decimated crops and homes and forced the evacuation of some 250,000 residents, according to the towns chief official.

As the flood waters continue to spread south, the Pakistani government has issued fresh warnings to towns in southern Punjab and Sindh affected by the overflow of the Indus river, which runs the length of Pakistan, as well as rising levels in the Chenab river, upon which the town of Muzaffargarh is located. Pakistans Flood Forecasting Bureau has said that flooding is expected to peak Aug. 14.

The calamity has brought into focus the stark divide between the rich and poor in Pakistan. Those with their own transportation, or the means to hire rented trucks, began leaving the town at the start of the week, and nearly all shops, offices, and banks are now closed. But some 100,000 residents remain homeless and stranded.

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-South-Central/2010/...

Wow! Pakistan sounds exactly like the USA!
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UndertheOcean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 11:55 AM
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1. The poor universally get fucked in this World .
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 12:07 PM
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2. Definitely a universal constant
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classysassy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-13-10 01:38 PM
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3. Katrina has moved to Pakistan
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