Social Injustice and the Individual's Moral Obligations

Abdul Sattar Edhi was a great man. He was selfless, generous, and along with his wife managed to build the Edhi Foundation, one of the largest charities in the country. The foundation provides welfare homes, ambulances, orphanages, morgues, and adoption services free of cost to whoever needs it. In a country like Pakistan where social welfare is in wanting, the foundation serves as a blessing to many. But how far does an individual’s efforts go in trying to alleviate the social injustices seen and experienced by millions in places where welfare systems are next to none?

Child Watches, Child Learns

I was sitting on the upper deck of the tram on my way to a friend’s place earlier today. It was raining heavily and it was a pleasure to hear the pattering outside, but my attention was drawn towards the very front. A very agitated kid of around 18 was standing in front of his seat and seemed to be in a trance - he would glance at his watch, then peer outside the window and then look back at his watch over and over again.