Singular Efforts by a Singer

From: Dawn: Relief Work: Singular Efforts By A Singer

Fakhre Alam, till a few days ago, was known to us as just a pop singer. But since the moment when the earthquake tragedy shook the nation, he emerged as a leading civilian, heading the largest relief effort from Karachi in which almost the entire city has joined him. I contacted him for information as to what was needed at his camp and how the work was proceeding.

ìWe urgently need satellite phones to monitor our teams; generators to work the medical and other equipment; human resource managers to organize the onslaught of volunteers; medical specialists to guide us on how to set up a make-shift hospitals, coaches with overhead carriers and of course, helicopters if possible,î he replied.

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3 Comments so far

  1. Teeth Maestro (unregistered) on October 15th, 2005 @ 12:21 pm

    I think this tragedy has brought to us a gem of a person, you could almost see him tanned with working int he sun all day – Hats off to his effort to rally karachi –

    He has made a name and will ALWAYS be remembered for this – like Imran Khan is still marvelled at the how he brought home the worldcup – Fakhr-e-Alam has done a tremendous service for Karachi – hats off to him, i think he can exploit this by turning into a social worker cum presenter


  2. Saadie (unregistered) on October 15th, 2005 @ 6:10 pm

    yea the way he got everyone in motion and made them realize how much difference they can make and still urging them, this is just amazing.

  3. zer0k3wl (unregistered) on November 10th, 2005 @ 2:03 am

    I’m trying to donate around 50 to 60 tents from Seattle, Washington. I was hoping if anyone can get me the exact information on the material, size and other details, or, just give me the email address to Fakhre Alam as i know he’s working directly with Army and Ariforce in this cause.

    I would really appreciate a quick reply.

    Thank you very much

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