Ah, well, isn't this the favourite 'comeback' of Beggaristanis, regardless of what begins a 'discussion' with these folks?
Though this sample is yet another Beggaristani who has made it to my muted accounts' list, I thought I'd indulge this one just a tad bit more.
Here goes!
The buggers across the border seem to be a bit too overtly infatuated with the state of access to toilets in India. To be fair, there did use to be some merit in this line of thought till about five years ago, no doubt.
Till the previous GOI built 100million+ toilets, that is.
Yes, mindsets will take still a bit more time to change, but change they will. More so once each and every household gets piped water as planned by the current GOI.
But then, who will tell the yahoos inhabiting the lands to our West is the moot question.
Another question is that of living in glass houses and YET choosing to change clothes with lights on!
Here's a report from one of their own newspapers quoting a figure.
A figure of 41 MILLION Pakistanis without access to toilets.
A figure that is almost TWENTY PERCENT of their reported population!
Nope. They will continue to be infatuated with us poor Indians, despite the 110 million toilets constructed in the last five years!
But let me spend some more time with the report above.
So Wikipedia tells me that Lahore is a city of more than 11.1 million people.
Yet they only have 21 public toilets in the city!!
And most of them are plain filthy.
I didn't say it. Their own newspapers report it.
But no, NO PAKISTANI defecates in open as per these ostriches!
But they get magical powers to see Indians across the border lined up on railway tracks!
Add to that, they will just not tell you that 125,000 of their children die each year due to diarrhea before reaching the age of five.
Read this and weep, fellow tweeple, for a country that is still unable to control diarrhea deaths.
Not only that, they are content to report that the number of deaths have remained stagnant over the years, instead of going down - something which a proactive government and a somewhat 'normal' citizenry would have ensured!
Of course the glass house dwelling Beggaristani will point fingers at India as well.
Well, India, with more than six times the population, has fewer number of diarrhea related deaths for children under the age of 5.
And what's more, the absolute numbers too have been declining steadily over the years, reducing by 52% in the last one decade itself!
I'm sure such Beggaristanis will be glad that they have beaten Indian in yet another statistic!
Kudos to them all!
Oh, and the above report contains a V.E.R.Y interesting statistic about access to sanitation in India. I'll just leave a screenshot to the Beggaristanis who are still stuck in the past, of course with blinkers that prevent them from seeing their own sorry state!
But then, what are a few hundred thousand children dead for a country which not only brought alive Polio - a disease eradicated from much of the civilized world, but also actively hunts down its own people trying to immunize its children against it!
But this is a topic for some other day.
Let me take you back to the screenshot in Tweet 12 above in this thread.
Why, you ask?
Well, because here is a comparative statistic - 52% Pakistanis lack access to sanitary facilities compared to 19.35% Indians!
Oh, and another interesting nugget of info reported by their own press - 79 Million lack access to a decent toilet.
Yup, despite all those new toilets constructed, India still needs to be mocked because, well Ostriches continue live in the past!
Of course, with 60% population living at less than $2/day, it is better to look outside for solace.
Hence the India bogey!
But what they forget is that India is well on its way to add a Pakistan, economically of course, every yr within the next 3-4 yrs!
And with Pak GDP growth rate just about equal to or even less than the population growth rate and about to fall further in the wake of the current #CoronaVirus mess & with govt revenues falling short of even the yearly debt servicing commitments, well, point fingers at India!
I know this is a very dark chain of thoughts, but then it just had to be laid out here in the fashion I have done.
Poverty is the biggest challenge.
As an Indian I know it all too well.
And I (mostly) do NOT mock others' poverty, especially when my own country has so far to go
But then, some folks just need this treatment.
Set your OWN house in order and THEN point fingers at mine, especially when my own economy is doing way better than yours, and better than almost everyone else's in this world despite the myriad economic challenges.
Here are some statistics from the Beggar-in-Chief himself. The PRIME MINISTER says 55% Pakistanis don't have access to toilets.
I guess, being a nuclear power with a bloated military budget covers up for it, right?
Here's some more on the toilet saga in Pakistan, straight from the Beggar-in-Chief himself - Tourists don’t come to Pakistan because we don’t have enough toilets!
Understandably, the Beggaristani who triggered this thread MIGHT be a bit 'perturbed' at this chain of thoughts.
Fare thee well, Shri @ShaheenUraan Ji.
May your country be blessed with adequate numbers of toilets & access to basic sanitation facilities for her people
Above thread in my blog
Adding this here to the thread!
Apparently people in the Land of the 'PURE' don't even use soaps after doing their shit!

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