Helping the Internally Displaced People of Swat | Carlton Hotel 15-17th May

Voice of the Civil Society

Voice of the Civil Society

The Voice of the Civil Society (VOTCS) earlier organized a hugely successful mass letter campaign to the President, PM, CJ and COAS protesting against atrocities committed against the people of Swat and other areas.

The time has come to support and help our countrymen in a more consolidated manner. These are citizens of Pakistan, who are desperate and living under miserable conditions in camps and make-shift abodes. Visualize an environment where they don’t have a roof over their head and no basic needs (food, medicines and education for their children) being fulfilled.

PLEASE DON’T LET THE TALIBAN’S TURN AROUND AND TELL THE IDP’S THAT THEY WERE ABANDONED BY THE CIVIL SOCIETY!!! We have done the easy part by lodging our protest to the relevant authorities against the Taliban’s, but the actual people suffering need our help. So here is the plan;

Donation camp at the Carlton Hotel – Karachi, from May 15 to 17 of May, 2009 (Between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m).

They will be collecting the following items for the internally displaced people (IDP) from Sawat, Buner and other areas who are pouring in to Islamabad and other areas. WE WILL BE MORE AFFECTIONATE TOWARDS INDIVIDUALS, WHO OFFER CASH DONATIONS!!!!!

Dry milk
Edible Oil (sachets)
Flour bags
Candies for Children
Soaps for washing clothes etc.

For Children:
Story Books
Coloring Books
Coloring materials
Copies & pencils
Bedding (Gudda’s, pillows & sheets etc.)

Pain Killers
Cough syrups
Antibiotic oral medicines and for external use (e.g. Furecin powder)

For this commodity, we are looking at cash donations as these would be bought on the spot.

We have found individuals working (round the clock) in Islamabad, who will go where the IDP’s are located and distribute the above mentioned items to the best of their capability (They have honed their skills of distribution from their experience gained at the time of the Kashmir earthquake.)

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14 Comments so far

  1. karachies on May 15th, 2009 @ 12:18 pm

    There are many relief camps placed in different areas of Karachi by helping displaced people of Swat, but I was really shocked while see the camp of JI. I dint know why they place such camp for helping the people of Swat while they are the big supporters of Taliban and they are responsible behind migrating people from Swat Valley.

    Talibans are actually groomed in the government of JI, their policy about Taliban is very clear and every one knows it very well. They formed different wings to supports those militants/terrorist namely PASBAN, SHABAB MILI & PTI.

    The point is what ever efforts we do to help those innocent people of Swat the funds will be delivered to the right place and to the right people not in the pockets of Taliban which helps them to groom more. So I appeal to the people to please be aware while giving funds to any political party or NGO’s or Civil Society.

  2. vaneesa on May 15th, 2009 @ 11:07 pm

    Pasban, Shabab Mili & PTI all working from one plateform! its horrible What is the plan of JI for forming these wings with different names?

  3. balma on May 16th, 2009 @ 1:54 am

    It is about 1981 and I am walking on Tariq Road. I used to walk a lot those days. I guess I was at the Shalimar Record Company’s store in GlamorOne mall. I see this guy, looks familiar with some fuhush gaanay (now remember, all gaanay are fuhush – mehboob, baanhai’n, taangain, aankhain etc) – and, I said aray altaf bhai! yeh kyaa ho riyaa hae? dosro’n ko naseehatain, khud ko fasihatai’n….while I was pointing at his shirt’s pocket…and he said, yaar Jamiat may kaam karnay kaa yeh mutbul thoRee hae key gaanay nahi’n soun saktay!

    Well, that Altaf Shakoor is now head of Pasban…. I read somewhere recently.

    Altaf was an OK guy, I saw him few times, perhaps bit caring too – e.g. Larkee ko meray say pehlay line may laa kar khaRaa kar diyaa – I never knew if he was caring about me, so I can do a nazarah of the babe, or he was caring for himself, keh laRkeh keh saamnay number buRhaayae:-) — and, I personally know one incident which shows that he was indeed interested in helping people …..but, this whole philosophy of Jamat, jamiat, and unkay tattoos like paasban etc is based on kameenapun and badmaashi.

    People want to have a party in Sheraton. Takleef kis ko hae? Paasban ko!
    bhai, koee apnay ghar may nangaa naachay, toum ko kyaa takleef hae?
    If people want to celeberate new years party at Sheraton, what goes Pasbaan’s father’s?
    That is the whole problem with these taliban types!
    Doosray kay muaamlay may Taang aRaao. Aur zabardasti kay saath.

    btw, we should donate to the relief actiivities…..preferably directly to the government. The problem I have with paasban – jamat-e-Islami type organziations is their brain washing of poor refugees. Like I have noticed that at some hospitals run by that fraud Farhat Hashmi, while women are waiting for the doctor, they are made to listen to her speeches:-)
    Couldn’t get more creative here!

    Again, Karachi boys and gals: collect money and send to the relief
    agencies, but not to Jamat etc.

  4. karachies on May 16th, 2009 @ 4:41 pm

    Jamat-e-Islami plays an important role in Pakistani politics by forming these wings. . . . . .

  5. fasee on May 16th, 2009 @ 8:37 pm

    @ balma

    Agreed bout the kammena pun of jamati jameet an pasbaan types.

    But don’t agree to give to govt either.

    Fasee thinks most of these r not here for political aysulm but for economic ayslum

    Earthquake exploits r still fresh in all minds…..

    Thus time…first those people breed, and groomed these talibans….and till last month were defending them agaisnt any army action

    NOW WHAT….why now…ab hum ne theka liya hai in logon ki bewakofion ka… they got to see what monsters they created.

    I pray talibans shud have come to islamabad so they cud have also seen what their test tube babys look like…and how their poo smels

  6. yahudi4 on May 17th, 2009 @ 10:16 am

    When russians (cccp)invaded Afghanistan way back in the late seventies the Afghan DP’s were our brothers….later on they became the terrorists and land grabbers… it seems that the Lord has sent these Swati’s to free us from the afghans….We must help them now.

  7. fasee on May 17th, 2009 @ 10:53 am

    And wud you kindly explain how helping those buffons help us in getting rid of the scum called afghanis from here

  8. karachies on May 17th, 2009 @ 5:18 pm

    Jamat-e-Islami plays an important role in Pakistani politics by forming these wings. . . . . .


    They all are playing the roll of Mir Jaffer and Mir Sadiq brilliantly.

  9. Blasphemy no. 5 | Tea Break (pingback) on May 18th, 2009 @ 12:27 am

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  10. fasee on May 18th, 2009 @ 1:17 am

    Dats GREAT…..!!!!

    After u do that…plz plz plZzzzzz make a report also dat why these IDPs originated in the first place

  11. بستنی (wasiq) on May 19th, 2009 @ 9:59 pm

    @fasee sab….why these IDPs originated in the first place
    sir do you wants to know Why or Where from these IDP’s originated…because if you are implying that people from other parts of the country maybe taking the opportunity….well there is no chance of that…..

  12. fasee on May 20th, 2009 @ 7:08 am

    @ waisq

    Fasee firmly. Belives most of em are economic migrants….rest shud be shipped back to there talibans they loved and groomed for themselves.

    Wat fasee said, is now in news….karachi is being. Threatned by the arrival of so many pathan n afghanis within our city, more crime begging prostitution rackets to come…..aunty shamim wud get her raw material right on spot and cheaper…

    Wasn’t dat the case of earthquake victims….they were not to leave islamabad, and wanted plots there, till they were thrown back

    Sir mufat ki roti n shelter kisay bura lagta hai, bagair kaam kiyee…we r a lazy n baigarat qoum…if anyone hasn’t noticed, its all over the place in the world news all time round

  13. بستنی (wasiq) on May 21st, 2009 @ 10:24 am

    @fasee sab…..don’t worry sir..if they turned out to be the economic migrants….they wont live here in karachi for long….they will want to earn dirhams ,riyals and dollars not pak rupees….that keeps changing its color and shrinking in size every summer…..(RS 500/- notes changed again)

    The more Important thing I want to ask is why are they not resisting an exodus from their native land….were they so fad up of living there…or do they believe they will be able to return shortly…because the rumors is that the small fish will eat the big fish and will live happily ever after…..

    Why should it mean that the fish in the sea are all unable to sing?

    Just listen to me young fellow.
    What need is there for fish to sing, when I can roar and bellow?

    Fish fish fish fish fish.
    Fish fish fish fish.
    Eating fish!

    Fish fish fish fish fish.
    Fish fish fish fish.
    Eating fish!

    I wish that I could get my hands on a dozen fish!

  14. fasee on May 21st, 2009 @ 2:36 pm

    Sir jee wrong answer….ab tu wahan already walay wapis a rahahy hain…so they r bound to stay here and freeload on already burdend city

    Dats why, although a humantarian, I haven’t donated a penny this time…not that my penny wud have made any diffrence…

    But..I mean look at it….most of those who are asking it make me repulsive….

    MNA, MPAs…while donating penuts, asking us for money…comon, just screwurself u darn MPAs… are the maulvi….aur maulvi ke baray me kiya khoob kaha hai kisi na

    The only thing more ugly and repulsive than a maulvi is two maulvis….:)


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