Oct 8th 2005, Remembered Two Years later

Pakistan Quake One Year AgoHelp-Pakistan.com : October 8th 2005, changed Pakistan forever, at precisely 08:50:38 a massive earthquake struck the northern areas of Pakistan over 80,000 lives perished in a blink of an eye, thousands were displaced ultimately resulting in millions of dollars in damage.

At this tragic moment it was really heartening to see that every Pakistani around the world joined in the relief efforts in unison to help the suffering. It was a proud moment of unity which sadly seemed to last for a fleeting moment and has long since been forgotten, the tragedy was without doubt a lesson from God Almighty, but it seems that we may have already forgotten too quickly, we continue to loot and plunder the nation with no care and worries of any repercussions whatsoever.

I would like to join A for [pine]Apple in prayer at Islamabad Metroblogs

Let’s pray for the departed souls, May Allah bless them with Maghfirah and Peace in Jannah; and for the affectees who lost limbs, families, homes, businesses, and lot more we’d never be able to even comprehend, May Allah’s blessings be with them (Ameen)

Please its time for us all to stop for a moment and reflect back on that day two years back where we were all a witness to some remarkable stories of unity, faith and discipline which was interspersed amongst the tragic loss of life, lets reflect back on the fleeting glimpses of a proud nation which stood up for something it truly believed in, if we can do it once then I believe we can do it again and not wait for another tragedy to jolt us again into our senses.

Lets preempt the rebuilding of our own nations with our own hands lets forget about any help from our politicians who continue to be self indulgent in protecting their own seats of power simultaneously amassing wealth for their own benefit. Simply said We don’t need Politicians, We need Leaders


  1. Lahore Metroblogs – 8th October and 08:50:38 AM
  2. Chowrangi – Remembering Pakistan Earthquake 2005
  3. Buzzvines – The earthquake
  4. Islamabad Metroblogs – The Quake (8/10/05 – 08:50:38): Remembered
  5. Mera Jehaan – Say a little prayer…
  6. Help-Pakistan.com – October 8th 2005, Remembered
  7. Teeth Maestro – October 8th 2005, Two Years Back

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21 Comments so far

  1. Dee (unregistered) on October 8th, 2007 @ 8:18 pm


  2. Reality_Check (unregistered) on October 8th, 2007 @ 8:47 pm

    Yes it was a great tragedy but also a proud moment for this nation, when a pop singers’s passionate plea put this nation into action, and we did what needed to be done.

    We should also thank all the international support we got from friends and foes alike. The remarkable work of local and international NGO’s and the in-vluable contribution of the US Chinoks in making the rescue efforts possible. We can curse them for all the present day ills in the world but this one is on us.

    In the end I would thank the author for putting up this post, but will also record my reservation on the following line , “The tragedy was without doubt a lesson from God Almighty”. I wonder what lesson was taught to the poorest and the youngest and the maimed. But lets not make this a big issue.

  3. an_indian (unregistered) on October 8th, 2007 @ 9:44 pm

    yes it was a lesson from almighty to not trouble kashmiri hindus and india over kashmir. What you killed hindus in about 16 yrs, one earthquake did the same to you.

    ps: for sarcasm impaired, it is a sarcastic post
    to those who think allah exist and is responsible for everything.

  4. Teeth Maestro (unregistered) on October 8th, 2007 @ 9:49 pm

    @RC – I might have mis-stated my point, I did not mean to belittle the disaster and its resulting loss of innocent lives by making such a point, many apologies, if people perceived it as such.

    I was in fact trying to drive home a point (thought I admit it seems to be poorly worded) that life is so delicate that we often get carried away quite literally forgetting about life-here-after.

  5. Teeth Maestro (unregistered) on October 8th, 2007 @ 9:57 pm

    @An-Indian – how stunning that you were able to cook up an entire new story from the words “The tragedy was without doubt a lesson from God Almighty” – WOW maybe I should have mentioned RAW also engaged in this earthquake plot ;) LOL – funnies aside, lets all pray for the departed with full respect

  6. Reality_Check (unregistered) on October 8th, 2007 @ 10:33 pm


    No need for apologies, I also thanked you because your post reflects sincerity and genuine emotions. “Lesson from God” is a common phrase which is embeded in our Psyche, no big deal, I regret why I even brought it up.

    Man! it shows when it comes from the heart and this post is from the heart.

  7. Tariq Khanani (unregistered) on October 8th, 2007 @ 11:00 pm

    Ameen to the prayer and a good post indeed.

    We as a nation are not hopeless as the incident showed that we all are united in good and bad days.
    We stand together!

  8. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on October 8th, 2007 @ 11:14 pm

    @An-Indian if permay-shaur & ganesh exist why can’t there be ALLAH.

    Live & let live, try this you tube link, prove him wrong –


  9. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on October 8th, 2007 @ 11:18 pm

    May Allah Almighty shower the blessing and forgive the departed souls may all of them rest in Peace ( ameen )

  10. A Pakistani (unregistered) on October 8th, 2007 @ 11:22 pm



    Burning is your destiny.zinda ho tu bhi jaltay ho aur marke bhi jalte ho.

  11. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on October 8th, 2007 @ 11:55 pm

    One shouldn’t forget how KMB authors of that time did awesome job to drive the volunteering work in Karachi. They deserve a great salute.

  12. MS (unregistered) on October 9th, 2007 @ 12:48 am

    Ameen. Let’s just hope that whatever money was collected has actually been distributed to the people affected by the Earthquake.

  13. Reality_Check (unregistered) on October 9th, 2007 @ 1:35 am

    MS Dont worry the money has been spent / distributed to the people, by the govt as well as the NGO’s. Ofcourse, there must have been some leakages but, by in large the aid has reached the victims. Still there is a lot of stuff happening viz a viz the rebuilding process.

  14. MS (unregistered) on October 9th, 2007 @ 1:47 am

    That’s great.

  15. an_indian (unregistered) on October 9th, 2007 @ 2:31 am

    “@An-Indian if permay-shaur & ganesh exist why can’t there be ALLAH.”

    It didn’t occur to you that I can chose not to believe in Hindu gods also. Look up for the word “atheist” in the dictionary.

    The only difference is that unlike muslims I don’t have to fear declaring myself as an atheist. Everyone in my family knows and they are OK with it. In fact quite a few politicians in india from South have espoused atheism.

    In muslim land, unless someone has a death wise, no one openly admit being one, thanks to the tolerance preached in Quran for apostates.


    Burning is your destiny.zinda ho tu bhi jaltay ho aur marke bhi jalte ho.”

    Pakison so kaun jaelga, sirf talibaaneon ko chod ke. India has progressed so far ahead of Pakistan that we actually pity decent pakistanis for being born in pakistan.

  16. JAY (unregistered) on October 9th, 2007 @ 3:02 am

    Well INDIAN you talk like the progress India made can save you from a natural disaster !
    And if you are and atheist then you should have mentioned Kashmiris instead of Kashmiri hindus.
    By the way check this link for your Indian progress and dont forget to boil the water before you drink, after your tap stops chocking.

  17. Mr. Indian (unregistered) on October 9th, 2007 @ 3:53 am

    Jay – I never deluded that natural disaster can not strike india. But my reply was for that idiot who was saying that indians pakion se jalte hain. is there anything we indians should envy pakis, except of course terrorism :-).
    thanks for reading.

  18. Neena (unregistered) on October 9th, 2007 @ 4:20 am

    It’s good to hear every survivor has adequate shelter this winter.

  19. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on October 9th, 2007 @ 1:47 pm


    this is what Indian’s GOD(S) fate are !

  20. mohammad akram (unregistered) on October 11th, 2007 @ 9:29 am

    Very Important and Dangerous Cautions for Present Ummah in Pakistan: Please break that Zakat lockers, satan reside in those lockers which is locked on Zakat boxes in Masjid (Mosques) and every where in poor regions, Allah want those Zakat boxes should be open for all humanity feel free and Allah always watching us who is needy and who is banking for nuffs, Zakat (Donation or charity) is for Allah not for nuffs or ego.

    Donation or charity is the key for the peace in the world and fair charity only possible from this way make the box and put it on your door out side home or make a big charity box put it on your main street corners and daily put some money or any thing you better know in your region needy poor peoples they can pickup from that boxes this is the way you can help hungers in the world if every one do like this Allah will accept your charity and also Allah knows who took that charity doesn’t matter you also poor but spare it some for donate to other poor peoples, make your self new environment take care of each others Allah give you more Allah always watching you …

    This is only one key bring the revolution in the world and this message came to me from Allah and Allah want equally share with your brothers what you have for your life facilities.. like one tree roots not bothers his branches who gave the fruits or not, roots not differentiate and equally distribute the food to all branches same thing branches not differentiate which root is good for his and they distribute his all energy food equally to all roots and its called complete strong tree same thing you all humans need to favor each others with charity and donations.

    Your community charity not reach to needy persons it always filtered by satan so please don’t considers your charity organizations linked with hungers and needy peoples… Please make decisions your self other then no difference between animals and you…

    With this kind of charity or donations your homes will be get special mercy from Allah and Allah protect those houses… Please start today if you live in poor regions in your countries…

    Please translate and populate into your voice… Please make decision today, out there so many hunger eyes looking messiah who help them first…

  21. mohammad akram (unregistered) on October 11th, 2007 @ 9:30 am

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