October 9, 2005 at 4:31 pm 4 comments

LUMS is having a week-long charity drive (longer, if necessary) starting tomorrow to collect supplies for the Kashmir districts.

While money is welcome, what is needed more urgently are dry goods- atta, sugar, daal and other foodstuffs, bottled water, blankets, clothes, medicines, anything you can think of. There will be a stall open on campus from 12 noon to 3 p.m.

If anyone has contacts with pharmaceuticals, food companies or anyone else that can help, please e-mail the LUMS Volunteer Society at lvs@lums.edu.pk ASAP.

Everything is going through a reliable channel and people will be receiving these supplies either directly through the LVS or an organisation like Edhi or Oxfam. Please donate freely.”

Relief Drive
“One in the bus. As I boarded the bus for Islamabad at about 8 PM last night, I hardly had any clue to what comes next. Everyone here and abroad was calling up to ask if everything’s okay. Just I was having these thoughts, the guy sitting beside me was anxiously calling up people in panic. It came to me that he belonged to Azad Kashmir, a district named Bagh. He told that 4 of his family’s houses collapsed in the quake and killed 7 family members including his grand-mother, one relative grand-father and many others. “

Islamabad’s Diary: Experience life
and the government officials release more information on the collapsed building, “the Government department which runs the affairs and manages things in capital territory of Islamabad had not issued a completion certificate to Margalla Towers yet.”
Islamabad’s Diary: Havoc

however, the most irritating thing about this earthquake is this:

“No evidence suggests that the deadly earthquake that rocked Pakistan on Saturday injured or killed the world’s top terror leader, Osama bin Laden”

i mean 20,000 people died in pakistan. although i sincerely hope he’s trapped in a cave due to this quake, i do feel that there are more relavent things that can be reported.

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Aid agencies working in the quake zone

4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Anonymous  |  October 9, 2005 at 9:43 pm

    that IS the most irrelevant thing ever! where on earth do news agencies come up with things like these from :s

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  • 2. M@verik  |  October 10, 2005 at 1:41 am

    Running away huh? lol.. i prefer to walk away.. who knows one day i could be back.. its ok.. i know how important ur ‘lost’ is to u.. but one Tree hill is where it is @.. peace

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  • 3. Pierre  |  October 10, 2005 at 2:35 am

    I take it that Karachi was ok – but hope everyone at LUMS is fine too. Was anyone travelling around Kashmir for the holidays?

    P

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  • 4. Pierre  |  October 10, 2005 at 2:41 am

    Sorry.. and Islamabad.. anyone in the capital at the time?

    Reply

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