The Citizens Foundation

Just got the following message via e-mail regarding the TCF’s initiatives for the earthquake victims.The TCF has done a LOT of good work for Pakistan in the past, and are one of the few organizations right now that are thinking about long term relief efforts in the affected areas.

TCF’s Two-Phased Plan: Please Donate!

The need and suffering is of such a magnitude that the The Citizens Foundation ( head office team in Karachi met yesterday to deliberate the issue and consequently decided that TCF would use its resources to focus on a specific program to alleviate the misery. At the urgent requests of its well-wishers and donors from the four provinces of Pakistan and overseas, TCF has put together a vehicle to bring relief to the victims of this national calamity.

TCF’s two-phased strategy to provide systematic relief to the survivors of the earthquake in the Northern Areas and Azad Kashmir is as follows:

Immediate Relief: Starting today, we will provide basic care packages including tents, blankets and food rations to 20,000 affected people for the next seven days, for which we need Pak Rupees 30 Million (£300,000)

Permanent Housing: In the second phase we plan to construct 5,000 seismically designed homes each costing Pak Rupees 400,000 (£4,000). This will be a programme with a limited time frame of 2 years.

To date, TCF has concentrated its resources in the area of mass education. For this one off initiative, we have joined hands with the following organizations who will implement this relief and re-building plan. These are:

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) – national airline with a cargo facility
International Brands Limited (IBL) – a national distribution company
Institute of Architects of Pakistan
Association of Consulting Engineers of Pakistan

Donations to the TCF earthquake relief fund will be strictly segregated from our on going education programme and used specifically for short term relief.

Basic info about the TCF Relief Fund, contact details and the donation methods will be made available on our website
You can make donations to the TCF Relief Fund through the following methods:

-With your credit card
JustGiving website at

– Cheques or bank drafts
Cheques or bank drafts must be made in favour of ‘TCF Relief Fund’ and mailed directly to TCF in Pakistan at:
The Citizens Foundation, Relief Fund Office, 9th Floor, NIC Building, Abbasi Shaheed Rd, Karachi-75530, Pakistan.

– Deposits or direct bank transfers
Deposits or direct bank transfers can be made into the following account in Pakistan:
Title of Account: TCF Relief Fund
Bank: Askari Commercial Bank Ltd.
Account no: (PKR) 015-010104331-7
Swift Code: ASC-MPKKA
Branch: Clifton Branch & all online Askari Bank branches

For any queries about the emergency relief , Email

4 Comments so far

  1. Saadie (unregistered) on October 11th, 2005 @ 3:58 pm

    Seems like a well planned scheme.

  2. Umair (unregistered) on October 12th, 2005 @ 4:57 am

    i was watching your program at ARY digital and mr. fakhr-e-alam was talkin about seting up a civil co-ordination center. at the PAF museum for co-ordination of the volentiers to the Earthquake effected site.
    please contact me. A.S.A.P. i’m a experienced programmer and database administrator and would be more then happy to help. be it on site or from a distance. thanx.

  3. Ayaz Abdulla (unregistered) on October 16th, 2005 @ 5:50 pm

    Other ways to donate online are available at

  4. sarwar (unregistered) on November 19th, 2005 @ 12:09 am

    I am a jobless person from last 5 years in that period I owe loans from various people about 300000 Rs Pakistani or 5000$ kindly give QARZ E HASNA for clear my debts I wiil pray for you I am in very much tension and thinking about suicide these days pls reply me soon & send monetary help to A/c NO.5636-6 IN NAME SARWAR H RABBANI HABIB BANK LIMITED AL BADAR SQUARE BR. NAZIMABAD-4 KARACHI PAKISTAN

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