Many NGOs and emergency response teams flooded Chitral soon after the devastating earthquake on October 26. Many people in Chitral also raised complaints about the affectees’ assessment done by some private and public entities.
The purpose of sharing and bringing these things into the notice of authorities and public so that the deserving people might get their due rights.
I myself observed and saw many people having been irresponsible in the distribution of resources in the disposal of the focal persons of different entities.
Focus Humanitarian Assistance Program is working under the banner of the Aga Khan Development Network. Its response to the emergency situation during the July-August floods and the earthquakes was remarkable. However, a few people at helms of the voluntary setup degraded its position and services, especially in Charun village.
Since the earthquake fully damaged four houses in the Charun village, it was the responsibility of the captain of Focus to provide tents and other available resources to the affected people, so that they could at least be provided shelter to protect themselves. But the captain of Focus in Charun did not heed to the request of these needy people, and provided the necessary emergency requirement to their own people.
When the person was asked why he deprived the rightful people, he said it was his authority to do whatever he wished.
Is it a right response, not at all! My request to the voluntary setup and other authorities is to see the ground realities and the response of voluntary captain on the need of the time, and immediately remove this person from his position, because he is not in a position to do justice with his responsibility according to the vision of the organization.