Illegal Human Organ Trafficking

The organ trafficking is on the rise not only in Pakistan but also in the whole world. Lot of stories of brokers,physicians, an hospitals were locked who were involved in illegal organ trafficking. The profitable organizations providing these illegal services exploit the poor in under developing countries. Despite efforts to boost organ donation and resolutions to control transplant tourism, their implementation has been compromised. In Pakistan, according to the Sindhi Institute of Urology, approximately 2000 kidney transplants were performed only in 2005, of which up to two-thirds were estimated to have been performed on foreigners.

A new law in Pakistan is proposed to protecting the poor peoples, who can be fooled to sell their organs for money. The approval of the organ transplant law by National Assembly was the result of a long struggle. The ball is in the court of government. It is their duty to check the illegal trade of organs. Lawmaking without implementation is purposeless. Carelessness by the health and other offices has led to a revival in organ trade after a pause in recent months. The government should try to low down the poverty that drives poors to donate their organs. Foreigners who come for illegal organ transplants should be tracked and traced.

118 operations of organ transplants were underwent in Taiwan, China and 69 transplants reported that these transplants were eased by doctors. There have also been allegations that some embassy officials of Middle Eastern countries have involved in overseas kidney transplants in Pakistan and the Philippines.

Illegal human organ trafficking cannot take place without official secret approval. But the finger of blame must be pointed at the physicians who carry out such practices to fill their pockets without any regard for the welfare of humanity. The health ministry and the law-enforcing agencies for resurgence of organ trade in Pakistan are strongly criticized. Recently thousands of poors have sold their kidneys, and this illegal practice is openly being carried out at hospitals in the large cities.  Many people who had sold their kidneys identified the surgeons who had carried out the transplantations as well as the hospitals where such surgeries were performed.

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Sufferings from summer!

Electricity load shedding is a biggest problem for Pakistanis since many years. Each time the Minister of Water and Power claims that the load shedding problem would be resolved by the end of the year but each time it becomes double than before. The only solution left with us every year is Saturday off, shops will close on 8 pm sharp and the clock timings will change by one hour. In such situations it would be foolishness to compare ourselves with developed nations because these countries are so far in the race of progress than us.

It is already 12 hour load shedding in May and 7000 mega watt short fall is claimed then how people will survive in the severe hot days of June, July and august and on the other hand the prices of electricity also going to increase. The industries of Pakistan are badly affecting with this issue but DG PEPCO denied this fact on some TV talk show. Yes we can deny the things unless we suffer them. The Pakistani people have realized that the problem would not resolve but now only thing they want is a proper schedule from power supply authorities. There should be fix timings and a time table of load shedding so that people may plan their tasks according to that schedule.

In the chilling days of winter, we wait for summer but when it comes we only suffer. Children wait for summer holidays but they cannot enjoy this period. Working people wait for Sunday but all day they wait for Monday to be back on work rather to sit home without electricity. So I would end writing here with a new hope that may we get out of this problem soon.


Aftermath of Flood in Pakistan

No one can have control over natural disasters. Earthquakes, flood, storms are faced by many countries. Pakistan has very versatile climate. Rainy season, especially monsoon, always comes up with destruction. The 2010 was the year when Pakistani people had to face big crisis. About 20 million people affected with flood and about 2000 died. But this was not enough because the remaining people were left with diseases, worst living condition and dirty water.

But today we will not discuss the bad effects. Let think about the efforts of people, their unity and support of agencies to come out of this disaster. First of all we would mention the help of Government to whom we blame all time. Government of Pakistan provided relief camps in various regions of Pakistan. Food, clean water and doctors were available all the time in the relief camps. Not even this but there were public schools in which the children used to take classes and teachers were appointed by many NGOs. The Pakistani government promised a sum of money to all families affected by the floods in order to help them rebuild their destroyed houses.

Pakistan was also supported internationally by UN agencies, WHO and many NGOs. The United Nations launched its relief efforts and appealed for $460 million to provide immediate help, including food, shelter and clean water. By the end of August, the Relief Web Financial Tracking service indicated that worldwide donations for humanitarian assistance had come to $687 million, with a further $324 million promised in uncommitted pledges. Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Kuwait—had pledged more than 10 million.

In the last we would not forget to mention the kindness of Pakistani people towards their brother and sisters who were suffering from big crisis. The efforts made by every citizen of Pakistan are countless. This was the time when it was seen that people united to help their poor suffering people. They sent food, cartons of clean water tanks, cloths, bedding and monetary help. They have shown that Pakistani people are helping and kind when they are called for help.

May God protect Pakistan from natural disasters and other hard times and keep us unite to face any crisis that is heading towards Pakistan.