Organisers of the Pakistan flood appeal, which will help in providing much-needed essentials for those affected by the terrible flooding in the country, say that progress has been 'extremely sluggish', and latest figures seem to suggest that practically nobody gives a fuck about Pakistan.
It's not really surprising, is it? I mean, they're not exactly the nicest of people, are they? That's just my opinion though. Let's get on with the news.
Donations were also slow back in 2005 when the part of Kashmir that Pakistan administers was torn apart by an earthquake. Then, a miniscule £108 was collected.
Dr Marie Lall, Pakistan expert at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, and senior lecturer at the Institute of Education, said:
"I think there is donor fatigue all around. The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the Burmese Cyclones, Nargis and Bargis, 2008, the 2005 Pakistan earthquake, and this year's Haiti and Chile earthquakes. It is getting too much; we are in a recession, you know, and people are short of money. It's about time they called a time-out on all these disasters; it's just got too much! I'm giving nowt!"
Others agreed. Satirist Simon Cockle said:
"You wouldn't catch Pakistanis delving deep into their pockets if there was a UK earthquake appeal. There would be no collection buckets in the shopping centres, and no Direct Debit donation arrangements would be set up by their banks and other financial institutions, so why the [deleted by admin] should anyone in the UK want to donate?"