Sunday, October 09, 2005

Earthquake in Pakistan

As many of you may know by now that yesterday at around 8:50 am local time a severe earthquake measuring 7.8 on the richter scale hit Pakistan's capital Islamabad, NWFP and Kashmir. Right now the no. of people dead resides at over 3000 and is expected to rise. Thousands of people have been displaced from their homes and many have lost their loved ones. In this hour of need the affected Pakistanis need all the help they can get.

Kindly deposit any clothing, blankets or non perishable items at PAF Museum - new parking lot - on Sunday, 9th October (PAF Museum, Near Karsaz Chowk, Shahra-e-Faisal Karachi-75350) . The Pakistan Airforce and Army are looking for your help. You may contact the PAF Museum at the following numbers:

1. 9248326 - 36 (10 lines)
2. 48512481 - 83 - 84

You can deposit your donations at:

1. Islamic Relief Fund

2. Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA)


Blogger Esther said...

Hi Saad,

In case you won't surf by for a second time at my blog, here is my response to your comment:

Hi Saad,

Thanks for your comment and I also like your blog, with so many pictures.

It is strange to see how different people reacted in a completely different way to my earthquake / humanism post.

My boyfriend (Hidde) said when he read this: the boy from India is just a rebelling teenager, you shouldn't take this too seriously. It's true that he is young and that he doesn't really mean it badly, but still I agree more with Saad than with Hidde.

This boy posts anti-Islam and anti-Pakistan posts at all the time, it's only mud slinging, no constructive respectful dialogue / debate.

He is young and this could be just a stage in his life in which he kicks against everything, e.g. also against his parents, which he will probably love, not hate, but still I take this seriously.

You will know that these posts are not some random temporary posts from an angry teenager, this is part of a larger, deep and dangerous conflict.

Even a teenager should realise this and he should be able to understand why he has to stop his hate posts against Pakistan when such a catastrophe has taken place.

Mon Oct 10, 09:49:00 PM 2005  

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