Here is a list of most expensive accidents of the world. You will be amazed at the amount of damage they have caused.
The sinking of the Titanic is possibly the most famous accident in the world. But it barely makes our list of top 10 most expensive. On April 15, 1912, the Titanic sank on its maiden voyage and was considered to be the most luxurious ocean liner ever built. Over 1,500 people lost their lives when the ship ran into an iceberg and sunk in frigid waters. The ship cost $7 million to build ($150 million in today’s dollars). Continue reading
For 54 years September 11 was the day of mourning for a single nation. Pakistan lost its founding father, Mohammed Ali Jinnah, on this date when the country was a year old. The day of mourning became a day of horror for the nation in 2001 when World Trade Center, the hub of business activity in USA, was ‘airplaned’ to dust.
An event that took place thousands of miles away, more appropriately termed “Saat Samandar Paar” (across 7 oceans) in the local language, became the worst nightmare for all Muslims especially Pakistanis and Afghan of the world. Within a short span of time we forgot our personal attachment to this date and it became synonymous with slavery that Pakistan went into willingly. Battered and bruised for over 10 years, carrying an A-bomb in its pocket and sanctioned for so long, the new-found generosity of USA caused a short-circuit in country’s self-esteem and it turned against its own creation. A decade later it pays the price with 40k deaths, $60+ billion loss and complete identity crisis, including the real 9/11. Continue reading
I am back to the world of internet after more than a week’s worth of hibernation. Why was that? Well, for starters it was Eid and secondly I spend my Eid at my village Waleed which is 500 km away from Karachi. We do have internet over there, it’s a village not a stone-age era cave, but spending time with nature has a calming effect and it’s worthwhile to go into hibernation from cyber space.
During that time a certain Syed Kamal came across my blog and also commented on my Chronicles of Pakistan: The Urdu Controversy blog post. We had an interesting talk over the phone and he later emailed me his article about how to save Pakistan in a simple way. As I told him and also write here, I agree to his points and believe that an entire generation of Pakistanis now have to sacrifice their lives in order to bring unity among themselves, discipline their behavior and work hard to bring peace for the betterment of Pakistan and its future generations.
Following is the article by Khalid Kamal (Logical Dude) which I reproduce below as I received it. All credits go to the author of the article. Continue reading