Earthquake Relief

Have just received this text message from a friend – thought I’d post it here:

Kindly deposit any clothing, blankets or non perishable items at PAF Museum – new parking lot – on Sunday, 9th October. The Pakistan Airforce and Army are looking for your help.

Anyone else who is willing to donate should definitely contact the nearest Edhi Centre. If anyone finds out about any other relief agencies, please comment with info about it, and we’ll post it up.

13 Comments so far

  1. TARIQ QAYYUM BUX (unregistered) on October 12th, 2005 @ 2:51 am

    please do a lot for the relef of earth quake victums.

  2. TARIQ QAYYUM BUX (unregistered) on October 12th, 2005 @ 2:51 am

    please do a lot for the relef of earth quake victums.

  3. Seff (unregistered) on October 12th, 2005 @ 1:20 pm

    I am in the UK. We are collecting donations here and Mash’ALLAH are doing well. One of the issues from friends and family on the ground is that tents specifcally are in short supply. My question is what is ACTUALLY required? Money, tents, clothing, another issue is Karachi has amassed huge amounts of donation but is unable to transport it there. So we do not want to send or buy from Karachi. We have arrangements with PIA in London to get it to ISB. Can anyone from this message board give a clear picture as to what is required?



  4. Saadie (unregistered) on October 12th, 2005 @ 1:37 pm

    Seffullah: just keep reading this site for regular updates of what is required, amaizng job by these people.

  5. Seff (unregistered) on October 12th, 2005 @ 2:41 pm

    SADDIE: I am talking within the framework of help – we need to know to which use we put the funds. And the best possible chance of those funds being used for that purpose…I will keep watching.

  6. saba (unregistered) on October 12th, 2005 @ 3:43 pm

    Your best bet is to donate to organizations that you feel will be able to put these donations to best use – theres a comprehensive list of NGOs on the metblog – you can donate to one of the international aid agencies, or to Edhi, MKRF, LUMS and NCA Charity Drives.

  7. Qamar Hanif Khan (unregistered) on October 13th, 2005 @ 5:11 am

    My dear Brothers

    The given below list is urgently required for the earth quake victims.


    List 1



    Surgical Kit (Kidney Tray)

    Transamine I/V


    Neuro Choline

    Alpha Choline


    Disposable Gloves


    List 2

    Surgical Equipment’s

    Silk Needles

    Anti Septic

    Anti Biotic

    Local Ansthia

    Local Pain killer Spray+ Oliments

    Vaccine Ice Box

    I/V Rluid


    Urine Bags

    Mineral water

    Heart Pumps

    * Clothes/warm clothes for men/women & childrens *

    Brothers please try your level best to arrange as much camps/tents as possible as there is no availability here in Pakistan.

    We are proud of our peoples & We are proud to be Muslims.

    Take care of your self- QHK

  8. Seff (unregistered) on October 13th, 2005 @ 11:52 am

    Salam o Aliekum,

    Thanks Qamar, that’s what I needed. InshALLAH will do what we can and then some inshALLAH.

    Pray for them…May Allah bless and protect the Ummah.


  9. Muhammad Asad Ullah (unregistered) on October 13th, 2005 @ 3:01 pm

    Dear All,

    As tents are short here in Pakistan, in my opinion it could be import from nearby countries especially Dubai, Saudi Arabia where a lot of manufacturers are present. We can use our diplomatic channel to make urgent arrangement. As Hajj is performed in Saudi Arabia I hope that there is a strong possibility to bring tents on urgent basis from there. Even we can utilize tents made for Hajj purpose as this event is 3 months ahead. and these tents cater about 2-3 million people at the time of Hajj. So, ask our offcials to convey this message in Saudia for this purpose.

    May Allah help us in supporting our brothers and sisters at this great moment of national disaster. Aamin.


    Muhammad Asad Ullah

  10. Mustafa Menai (unregistered) on October 16th, 2005 @ 8:51 pm

    I am writing this from New Jersey, USA:

    Can someone with knowledge of tents/camping gear as well as the relief efforts in Pakistan please answer the following question:

    What KIND of tents are required, in terms of the material they need to be made of given the weather in the disaster areas? There are many kinds of tents available here in US stores, but people need to know which kinds to buy and send to Pak. Should they be light and easy to carry, or heavy and protective but more difficult to transport, how large do they need to be? Do they need to be able to stand up to strong winds? etc.

    Please let me know as soon as possible. Thank you.

  11. Jessica (unregistered) on October 19th, 2005 @ 3:18 am

    i will keep u all in my prays

  12. Junaid Ikram (unregistered) on October 24th, 2005 @ 1:21 am

    We are fine Garments industries, lahore Pakistan. In an ongoing effort to help with the relief work we have pumped up our production of tents at our manufacturing unit. We are already producing the following tents and can any demand with the following specifications.


    4X4 mtrs
    Inner: Double fly, single Fold
    Centre Height 2mtrs
    Wall Height 90 mtrs
    Outer : Single fold
    Canvas/ Drill
    With poles and accessories
    Wedding sheet
    Water ,wind and Snow proof
    Ground sheet (polyprop)

    Price: USD 170/each (winter tents, with Wedding sheet)

    USD 150/each (without wedding sheet.)

    Our manufacturing unit is based in Lahore, Pakistan and we have been engaged in tent manufacturing for the last 30 years. We have already pledged a huge percentage of our production to the relief victims.

    Please contact 92-300-8464690 (Mr. Ikram) or +92-300-8499126 (Junaid) for further details about stock available. We have a capacity of producing 340 tents a day. As our contribution we are producing all of our tents just to cover the cost of production.

  13. Faraz rizvi (unregistered) on October 24th, 2005 @ 11:27 am

    Dear Junaid Ikram

    I am from Virginia, USA. would you please give some information that how you will sed the tents? How many will be able to fill one truck. Can you deliver on daily basis if 340 is not filling one truck?

    I am sure that you already have ton of orders which you are trying to done, when you can start any new order?

    Faraz Rizvi

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