Urwa Hocane shared her thoughts on Karachi Rains but it backfired quickly
The monsoon season this year has proved extremely disastrous for Karachi. The continuous rainfall has turned roads into rivers. With water on roads, water entering homes, and water dripping from roofs, Karachiites are literally living a nightmare. What’s stinging the worst is the sheer inaction from the authorities and the shameless blame game.
The situation in Karachi has worsened with every rainy day and people are pissed at authorities for turning a blind eye to the situation
Homes, cars, and entire properties are destroyed. What Karachiites are experiencing is truly apocalyptic in some ways.
This is DHA Phase 6 Karachi. What is happening in the low lying areas of KHI today is devastating yet once again.
Testing times for Karachiites yet again!
No doubt Allah tests those he loves the most.#KarachiRain #KarachiSinks #RainEmergency pic.twitter.com/MEBgRxWMCs
— Ali Haider Zaidi (@AliHZaidiPTI) August 27, 2020
Even those in charge are posting tone-deaf messages for the public instead of showing actual concrete steps toward accepting responsibility
Nothing was unprecedented, Bilawal!
As of yesterday Sindh had seen its worst monsoons in 90years. Today super monsoon torrential rains & floods continue unabated. Please keep all those in your thoughts who have already been working 24/7 to assist citizens during this record breaking unprecedented natural disaster.
— BilawalBhuttoZardari (@BBhuttoZardari) August 27, 2020
People have also noticed how the elites of city have also been completely cut off from the realities of the ordinary people by sharing how they’re enjoying the “beautiful Karachi weather”
You have to be super rich to enjoy rain in Karachi. There is no other way around!#KarachiRain
— Obaid ur Rahman (@Obisays) August 25, 2020
If you are rich, have good meals to eat, have luxury cars, please don't post your rain pictures from Karachi, there are some people living around you in miserable conditions right now , do some goodness for them, please#KarachiRain https://t.co/0X8cufNk5R
— Javed (@iamthejaved) August 28, 2020
One such person has turned out to be Urwa Hocane who had something to say on the Karachi rains
In her tweets, she asked the people to ”stop complaining” and fix their own issues. She continued to say that the Government isn’t responsible for everything. The public should do something themselves, instead of waiting around for things to happen.
Umm? Can not throwing garbage solve municipality issues in the infrastructure? Urwa, please explain.
1/2 No doubt the government didn’t care about the city but did we ! time to stop complaining & do something on our own & fix atleast our own colony issues in Karachi ! We can’t even stop throwing the garbage everywhere we like. Gov doesn’t have a magic wand! #KarachiRains
— URWA HOCANE (@VJURWA) August 27, 2020
2/2 It’s the people who have to work hand in hand with the gov ! How many of you can come up with a solution. Why don’t we start somewhere . Sab kuch government ka kaam nahi hota. Khud bhi kuch sochein, haath pey haath rakh k baithnay k ilawa ! #KarachiRains
— URWA HOCANE (@VJURWA) August 27, 2020
People are questioning the sensibility of her advice
so you're telling a population of 2 crores to organize by themselves and magically create the resources to deal with global warming???? Are you insane??????????? pic.twitter.com/OtfZhJxRdM
— Ⓐ ☀️ zoon 🌙 ☭ (@khoonsurat_) August 27, 2020
the city is drowning and you're talking about throwing garbage😭girl what? I think its a bit more serious matter than just throwing garbage🤡
— 𝓶 (@pathaesthetic_) August 27, 2020
— iqra (@crackheadenerji) August 27, 2020
They are asking her to stop giving opinions when she can’t understand a certain situation
Jo cheezain samajh Nahin aati, un pe publicly comment Karne se parhaiz karna chahiye.
— Arhum (@arhuml92) August 27, 2020
— Osama. (@ashaqeens) August 27, 2020
Given her past record with irresponsible statements, this wasn’t a surprise though
She thinks depression happens because we don’t eat well. So what can one expect from her in this situation.
— Mahnoor Shafiq (@Mahnoor_Shafiq) August 27, 2020
Let's go clean the city ourselves and eat food to cure our depression 🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡
— Hiba Jamal (@hiba_jjj) August 27, 2020
People are making her realize that the government IS responsible because that’s their literal job i.e. to create proper infrastructure
government has a magic wand it's called Doing Their Job.
— pa!n (@mautcabforcutie) August 27, 2020
What public is gonna do in this horrible situation? It has nothing to do with kachra. No one took any safety preventions before the flood. Its a natural disaster and Management of City is responcible because they didnt take any step..! Speak sence yar!
— Saher Shah Rizvi (@SaherShahRizvi1) August 27, 2020
And the fact that our first line responders in emergency cases are not from our government but basically normal people who aren't even that privileged that are contributing to helping the people. That in itself says ALOT.
— Wonderstruck (@winchesterkanss) August 27, 2020
People are even asking what Urwa really wants people to do by gaslighting them
Bob the Builder bn jaye sab?
— soha (@SohaTazz) August 27, 2020
Ok maam pic.twitter.com/F25TCZKA05
— . (@FARAZSSHAIKH) August 27, 2020
Some are imagining all the ways Urwa will be helping put her own advice to action
Ok Urwa looking forward to you tomorrow on the streets with a wiper pushing water back into the Arabian Sea 👍👍👍
— Qasim (@smqasimahsan) August 27, 2020
JUST IN: Famous Pakistani actress with a name that rhymes with a drug, is all set to clean the gutters tomorrow because she said and we quote, "people gave to work hand in hand with the govt"
— Hifza Khan (@hifzakhann) August 27, 2020
People in Karachi are experiencing some of the toughest times due to the constant negligence of the authorities. Urwa Hocane needed to be more empathetic to the plight of the citizens, instead of asking them to ”stop whining”. This is a classic case of gaslighting, making people think that the problem that they’re complaining about them is their own fault. Extremely privileged folks like Ura need to realize that ordinary people have already been through a lot and they don’t want such insensitive advice from someone who could actually have raised a voice with the right quarters i.e. the Government, to actually do their job.
We sincerely hope that all the Karachiites are safe. Team MangoBaaz sends our prayers to all the people suffering.
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