Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Three Days After

It’s over three days now since the earthquake struck northern Pakistan. Our sense of shock may have diminished somewhat but a profound feeling of grief and pain continues to hold most of us in its thrall.

Throughout the country communities are trying to collect food, clothing and other essentials to send to those ravaged by the tragedy. Thousands of boxes of basic dry rations are being collected at community centres such as schools, blood donation drives are being organised, and many organisations are busy collecting warm clothing, shoes and blankets while others are raising money for the massive task of rebuilding homes and communities.

While we in Pakistan do whatever best we can for our devastated countrymen, we remain very grateful to all those who have helped and are helping our earthquake victims – and a special thanks to the search and rescue teams that flew in from all over the globe within hours of the tragedy.

Please keep up the good work and God bless you all.

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