We've all seen the poor Afghan rag pickers around town.
They will dive into a dumpster and strip it of anything that's
made out of paper. Dedicated and highly efficient.
The British in the 18-19th century had to lay down train
tracks that went through the Yousufzai tribal area (FATA).
The Brits made a pact with the tribe, where they offered
guarantee for it's safety.
To this day, hundreds of years later, not a single bolt has
been taken out of those tracks which have only suffered
the ravages of time. They could have easily sold the metal
for scrap and used the wood for fuel... but nobody, to this
day, has laid a hand on it. That, is their code.
There is unimaginable potential that remains locked in the
land and the people to our west. We share a common
heritage and are bonded by faith. We just have to get our
act together, man.
Sheikh 'Zara Num Ho...' Chilli