Weightage needs to be given to our constitutional fundamental rights, such as article 25-A and article 22(1) over those falling under Principle of policy chapter, such as the much quoted Article 31. This demarcation between chapters is necessary because fundamental rights cannot be compromised at any cost, whereas principles of policy are subjected to availability of resources.
A disaster has hit us hard, and more is expected in the coming years with far more intensity than what we witnessed today. It is now time to sober up and get off with our national obsession with defining religious morals through education. We needed a science-orientated education instead, that could have given us the capacity to deal with calamities that we are today facing. Perhaps it is still not too late to wake up; perhaps a sincere resolve to reform our education in light of current realities can save Pakistan from major disasters in future.