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Young Pakistanis tackle trash problem

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posted on May, 18 2009 @ 03:33 PM
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Young Pakistanis tackle trash problem


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LAHORE, Pakistan — The idea was simple, but in Pakistan, a country full of talk and short on action, it smacked of rebellion.

A group of young Pakistani friends, sick of hearing their families complain about the government, decided to spite them by taking matters into their own hands: Every Sunday they would grab shovels, go out into their city, and pick up garbage.
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posted on May, 18 2009 @ 03:33 PM
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With all of the negativity we hear on a daily basis, and all the fear-mongering pointed toward anyone of middle-eastern decent, I felt this was a great story to read.

Just serves as a reminder to everyone-these people just trying to live, same as we are. They are doing things to make their area better to live. They are doing the things COMMUNITIES do.

Here is the quote of the week, in my opinion:
“Everybody keeps blaming the government, but no one actually does anything,” said said Shoaib Ahmed, 21, one of the organizers. “So we thought, why don’t we?”

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posted on May, 18 2009 @ 03:39 PM
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Good post. Thanks for breaking the monotony. It IS good to have some positive news every now and then.



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