Fakhr e Alam’s appeal.

I was watching Aaj TV a little while ago, where Fakhr e Alam was listing out the goods they require. He also made a very emotional appeal to all citizens, and blasted all those who were using the earthquake as a motive to make money, for example shopkeepers who had raised the price of a kafan from Rs. 150 to Rs. 500, chemists who were selling expired and fake medicines to Samaritans. Fakhr needs an office in Islamabad which he can use as a co-ordination cell with all NGOs, so if anyone knows of a place that they can use for 6-8 months, please get in touch with him.He also asked people to volunteer, since they require volunteers to sort and load the immense amount of relief goods that they have collected, more than anything else. The list of goods that they require is quite long, I’ll post as much of it as I remember:

1: Intravenous injections
2: Augmenten
3: Painkillers (not Panadol and Dispirin)
4: Bandages
5: Anesthesia injections (please get a doctor to tell exactly what injections are used before you purchase them)

Other goods
1: Waterproof plastic sheets, since its raining in Muzaffarabad and the surrounding areas.
2: Tents
3: Kafan ka kapra
4: Surgical gloves
5: Surgical masks
6: Helmets with headlights on them.
7: Canisters for storing fuel.

Doctors: Fakhr is also calling all doctors to please come to the PAF Museum, since they’ll be sending them to the affected areas as well in the next couple of days.

12 Comments so far

  1. Saadie (unregistered) on October 12th, 2005 @ 9:28 pm

    I think one more thing which is required are masks, even GEO is calling for that. because of immense smell breathing will soon be a problem :(.

  2. Noshi Asif (unregistered) on October 12th, 2005 @ 11:06 pm



    I have been trying for years to get people with money and factories interested in mass-producing cheap raincoats and gum-boots locally in all sizes for the every day man on the street who does not have the luxury of a car.
    It makes sense in a country where it rains so much and has such cold wet winters.

    But I never get any response except a very lame one. “When people dont have the basics, why should they get rain-wear.”

    My answer to that is, think of the amount of people who get flu and pneumonia because they cant keep the wet out, or because they have wet feet in winter. Think of the amount of people you see on the streets huddled under pieces of polythene.
    Have you ever realized how paralyzing it can be to be in the rain with nowhere to go, soaking wet, with absolutely no protection except your soaking wet cotton or woollen clothes. No car, no door to run to. Just a lot of wet open space, a lot of mud,
    and a hell of a lot of misery?
    When something can be made so cheaply……..its just plastic and rubber……why does everyone resist it. [everyone with cars that is!] A lot of poor people Ive asked have said they would definitely wear these things if they were available. It has to be cheap to buy as well.
    Now more than ever there is a desperate need for it. People are stranded in the cold after the quake. The basics are on their way to them……But remember , basic clothing is useless if it gets wet, or even damp, and if loose, cover-all hooded raincoats and rubber boots could be sent on too, they would get a lot more protection and be saved from avoidable illness. They wouldn’t feel so helpless either and they would be able to move around easily.

    The idea is to ask local people with resources to just stop their normal production for a few days and produce these items. It can be done very fast if someone wants it to be.

    Thanks for listening,

    Noshi Asif

  3. Abid Gilani (unregistered) on October 12th, 2005 @ 11:32 pm

    Can we get to Fakhr-e-Alam please or any person prganizing the activities with him? We can make arrangements with Airblue for airlift from Karahi. Secondly we are ready to help in the setting up a coordination center in Islamabad… any kind of assistance… please let us know!

    Syed Abid Gilani
    House 195, Street 69, F-10/3, Islamabad

  4. Mina (unregistered) on October 13th, 2005 @ 11:09 am

    bali memorial help line is coordinating efforts in lahore; i’m sure they’ll be able to help. they can be contacted at


    and 042- 5784500-2

  5. Muhammad Asad Ullah (unregistered) on October 13th, 2005 @ 2:26 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

  6. Ijaz (unregistered) on October 15th, 2005 @ 2:00 am

    Can some one please let me know if the Fakhr Alam group needs only Surgeon or Physicians as well.
    Plus, please drop the phone number and address for where to get in touch,
    Dr. ijaz

  7. Bushra Meraj (unregistered) on October 17th, 2005 @ 12:08 am

    Fakher-e-Alam not only need Surgeons but General Physicians, Paediatricians or Gynaecologists who ever is available. Please contact as soon as possible if you are willing to go.


  8. Dr Adnan (unregistered) on October 17th, 2005 @ 2:44 am

    Please let me know how to join Fakhr-e-Alam’s team as a doctor,I’m a doctor and got qualification from Russia,lived in russia for 9 years and know very well cold weather and can face it and work in cold weather,I can also work as interpreter with russian medical team as i am fluent in russian(i heared on tv that they need some interpreters for different languages to work with international relief tems).I’m based in Sadiq Abad Distt. Rahim Yar Khan and jobless now a days so I’m available for volunteer work on 1 day’s notice.
    Waiting for your prompt reply,
    DR Adnan
    My cell fone number is 0333-7415171

  9. Sajeel Zafar Keyani (unregistered) on October 30th, 2005 @ 1:07 am

    Salaam to every1

    could any one help me here ? acctually i have 200.000 blankets IN bangladesh for earthquake victims but PIA aint ready to bring em here in pakistan …spoke to High commision in BD they refused as well … if somebody can help me on this plz contact me


    (Jhleum ) pakistan

    PS or any one could give me the number of fakhr alam Fanks

  10. sareer (unregistered) on November 9th, 2005 @ 12:37 pm

    Could you please send me the contact number or email address for Fakhar-e-alam, the Pakistani Pop star who is organising relief work for the earthquake affected people in Pakistan. I saw him on CNN last night on his tour to USA.

    Thanks and regards,

    Sareer Ara

  11. Zahra (unregistered) on November 9th, 2005 @ 1:29 pm

    website: unitedpakistan.org
    email: info@unitedpakistan.org

  12. Iqbal Shahid (unregistered) on November 30th, 2005 @ 12:19 am

    Please direct all your questions to our email info@unitedpakistan.org. You can get a lot of information about us on our website http://www.unitedpakistan.org. You can call us at +92-51-2282003-6

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