Archive for August, 2010

Flood IDPs Camp @ Razaq Abad

This camp is situated near Razaq Abad police training center and it is 15 minute drive from Airport.


In other Blogs: “Help Guide For Relief In Thatta “

The country is faced with the most challenging natural disaster, the recent floods have rendered more than 14 million people homeless. Thousands of which only a couple of ours drive away form our own city Karachi. And since a lot of small groups from Karachi, mostly students from various university are heading out to the various areas of Sindh here is a very useful blog post by Sana Saleem of FLP which explains what items are urgently needed to more effectively and efficiently help the flood affected people here in Sindh, and more specifically in Thatta.


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Night Ramadan Cricket


Karachi Becoming Unbearably Unpredictable

Karachi is becoming more and more unpredictable every day. Today when everything seemed to be running smoothly, when all of a sudden around 3:30 in the evening a news alert announced 2 people being shot dead in the area near airport. I expected it to be the usual target killing which had been resulting in 2 to 5 killings every day in the city. But I was wrong. This killing had taken lives of members of a political party and their followers were not happy about it.

Minutes later reports of violence, firing and unrest started to pour in. I called in and smsed several of my friends, cousins, asking where their they were, updating them of the cities situation and hoping they reach home safe and sound. My eyes glued to the TV, panicking at every incident which would take place somewhere, some place near their possible path. My trauma lasted over an hour before everyone I was in touch  with was home safe.

Exhausted by the time I dosed off for an hour, when I woke up I realized that the trauma and misery of the city had continued and had actually gotten worst. Over 9 vehicles were being reported to have been set ablaze, there was a report that one of the car was burnt with the driver still inside. Several were injured in this spell of violence, many other effected as terror prevailed taking away the peace of mind of the citizens of the city.

At a time when 14 million people of the country have been effected, rendered homeless by the floods in the country. Every day epidemics, and harsh situation these homeless people are faced with are taking them more vulnerable, more fragile more difficult to survive another day. At a time we should be out there collecting funds and sending help to these millions of people who need us but we are too busy killing one another bringing city to a halt, forcing people to stop their businesses, interrupting their routine forcing them to stay home fearing for their lives and that of their loved ones day in day out.

This city of lights is becoming more and more heartless, it wont let us do much for the flood victims, for other fellow human beings, it will just keep us busy worrying sick for our safety and that of our loved ones. It will keep us crippled till we either become heartless like the city its self, or rise to rebel and revolt anyone and every one who tries to terrorize us.

Free Iftar @ Memon Masjid


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Sehri & Iftar Deals in town this Ramadan


29-C, Khayaban-e-ShahbazPhase 6, D.H.A.Karachi
…Iftar Dinner Set Menu: Rs. 995 including tax


Zamzama6th Commercial Lane, Zamzama Phase 5, D.H.A.Karachi
Iftar Dinner Buffet: Rs. 999 including tax.



Zamzama20-C, 2nd Commercial LaneMain Zamzama Boulevard Phase 5, D.H.A.Karachi
Iftar Dinner Buffet: Rs. 895 + tax.


3-B, Beach Avenue, Seaside Phase 6, D.H.A.Karachi,
Iftar Dinner Buffet: Rs. 850 Including tax.

10/A, Main Shahrah-e-FaisalM.A.C.H.S.Karachi
Iftar Dinner Buffet: Rs. 690 including tax. Complimentary Iftar from 12th to 19th August.

Com. 5/1 Boat Basin, Block 5, Clifton Karachi
Iftar Dinner Buffet: Rs. 850 including tax

SZABIST and Indus School of Art & Architecture – Keeping the spirit alive

While the world is not willing to trust our government, the private sector, NGO, Social Org, Student Org, media and all others are still playing a crucial role in putting an effort to lessen the miseries of the flood victims, estimated to be around 15+ million all over Pakistan. [ How & Where i can help ?  Click here ]

Every day I receive many email/SMS notifications/requests on flood relief work. Dawn captured these moments from a similar initiative taken by the students of SZABIST and Indus School of Arts & Architecture Karachi to raise money for flood victims. The student witnessed some inspiring moments. “One guy just dropped Rs. 10,000 – just like that” said one student.What’s more interesting is that the people in the more affluent cars are not stopping yet continuously rickshaw drivers gave as much as 10 or 20 rupeessaid another student.

Independence Day Celebration


Ramazan (Ramadan) Schedule for Karachi – 2010

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