We need this now! – by Tatom

by AZ

In this hour when major portion our nation is devastated by floods & dengue virus, a question to all us, politicians, business community etc. do we need to discuss so much of politics now? For me the answer is no! We have a lot of time in coming weeks or months to discuss Zulfiqar Mirza and Altaf Hussain, we have too much time to discuss judiciary and Army, and we have much more time to discuss PPP, ANP, MQM, PTI and Government performance. Similarly Imran Khan with his dharnas programs in NWFP, or Prime Minister is talking of Saraiki province in Multan, can they take off some time from their schedule and try to live and sleep among the flood victims or visit patients affected by dengue virus? Can they please assure the nation what steps have been taken and what steps they will take after these calamities? If not than they need to; Just Shut Up! For them my advice don’t show your face on tv channels with long political discussions which leads to further discussions among the whole nation. Similarly will those nationalists from Sindh be able to tell their people what they are doing in ground except for dancing and blocking the highways (on release of Bashir Qureshi) which is only route for relief  goods?

Another humble request to the hosts of talk shows is please don’t do talk shows on those matters for the time being, I guarantee that your rating would not be affected if you don’t take call from Zulfiqar Mirza and then take a rebuttal from the opposite side. The show will go on! I assure you. Or else you ‘media hosts’ just take your time off, get some of your vacation salaries en-cashed and take a trip to southern France or else just do some programs with and for those people affected by these calamities. It would be height of generosity from you to give one month salaries as donation to those organizations working for these people. Why always the salaried person have to bear it why not from you or from politicians (I,ll exclude and appreciate MQM MPAs and MNAs or who already did this). And for you Government the salaried persons are one of the victims of these floods or in some cases facing death due to dengue virus. The bureaucratic mismanagement of  National Disaster Management Authority is still not releasing the Rs. 5 billion for immediate relief efforts.

Many people are wondering how they can help either monetarily or as volunteer, there are many organizations that are doing much work on ground and I am going to include all of them and will tell that help everyone who is on the ground.  Falah-e-Insaniyat a banned outlet is more active than a politician who claimed to be representative from Badin. Not only in Badin but reportedly many other parts. But in this hour will people who are in desperate need for food, shelter will stop getting their help? I guess not. Our only concern should be to help the victims, for the sake of God or for politics it’s our own choice. We are already doing politics in their name and using their misery in which none of the victims are interested. To date approximately60,000 people have been saved by Army soldiers by boats and other means from extreme flood stricken areas. Many relief shelters and medical camps are also being setup by Army.So now I’ll list some of the organizations which are working on ground with their details, if you can help by becoming volunteer than join them or if you can do it by giving donation than do it. Special request is for those Overseas Pakistanis who can help a lot by giving US $ 100 a day or a week for next few weeks or a month, because your this US $ 100 bill would be enough for a family for weeks, which you may spent on 3 lavish meals. So do it online or through your sources in Pakistan, but please do it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_l5WV6hgawg&feature=player_embedded

If you have soft corner for one organization then help that one or else (if you can afford) then divide your donation and give them to all. Please continue helping them for coming days too, as much work is needed. For those who don’t have paypal account they can make free of cost by entering the credit card details. I have given the local contacts of most of them or else you can also get them from their websites.

Name, Details (account numbers, web links etc.)

1.        Abdul Satar Edhi Foundation 
http://www.edhifoundation.com/contact.aspLocal Pakistani residents through Cheques/items etc. : Islamabad, Camp office, I-8 | Karachi, Near Merewether Tower, Kharadar, Karachi. Phone: +92 (21) 2201261-62 Fax: +92 (21) 2313434 | Accounts detail: ASKARI BANK, BANK NAME: ASKARI BANK, BRANCH NAME:  JODIA BAZAR BRANCH, BRANCH CODE: 0023, SWIFT CODE:  ASCMPKKA, ADDRESS:  JODIA BAZAR NEAR ACCHI QABAR KARACHI PAKISTAN, TELEPHONE: ++92 21 32471224, PKR RUPEE ACCOUNT NO:  011650011-4, DOLLARS ACCOUNT NO:   230213000836, edhikarachi@hotmail.com
2.        Pakistan Red Crescent Society
http://www.prcs.org.pk/help.aspFurther instructions: SMS to 4611 & donate RS 10 per SMS 2 Pakistan Red Crescent Society. For cheques make cheque or items, make cheque in name of ‘Pakistan Red Crescent Society’ and deliver or post in the addresses mentioned in above link.
3.        Islamic Relief 
http://donations.islamic-relief.com/donate/t_signin.aspPaypal/ Credit card online
Further instructions: Please signup for online donation than after that select ‘Pakistan Floods Appeal 2011′ from current emergencies and make donation
Local Pakistani residents through Cheques/items etc. : House No. 85, Street 59, F-11/4 Islamabad, Pakistan | Askari Commercial Bank – F-10 Markaz Branch, Islamabad, Account No. 26-01-010-1536-3, Swift Code: ASCMPKKA, rabia.ajaib@irp.org.pk, http://www.irp.org.pk http://www.islamic-relief.com/Donations/online_donations.aspx
4.        SA Relief 
http://www.sarelief.com/donate/Paypal/ Credit card online
Local Pakistani residents through Cheques/items etc.: via Bank Al Habib
Account#: 1078-0081-001670-01-4
Branch Code: 1078
Contact Person: Faisal Kapadia (pkfloods@sarelief.com)
5.        Hidaya Foundation
http://hidaya.org/donation-page/online-donation-using-check-or-credit-card/Paypal/ Credit card online
6.        Muslim Welfare Centre
https://muslimwelfarecentre.com/donation-online.phpPaypal/ Credit card online
Further instructions: Select ‘Flood releif fund for Pakistan’ from drop down menu in ‘Donation Programs’
Muslim Welfare School
in Pakistan
(Support A Child Program)
167 Arafat Town, Block-L,
N-Nazimbad, Karachi,
Pakistan
Tel: 011-9221-6627430
7.        Muslim Hands
http://www.muslimhands.org/en/gb/donate/online_donation/Paypal/ Credit card online
Further instructions: Please select ‘Pakistan Floods Appeal’ from drop down menu from ‘to be spent’
8.        Nishat Welfare Organization 
http://nishatwelfare.org/joinus.phpLocal Pakistani residents through Cheques/items etc. : B-47, Block 2, Phase I, Qasimabad, Hyderabad-71000 – Pakistan, Account Number: A/C# 01031418    —    Branch Code: 536
Acount Title: Nishat Welfare Organization (NWO)
Bank: UBL, Quaid-Azam Road, Branch Hyderabad.
Swift Code: UNILPKKA
9.        KHIDMAT-E-KHALQ FOUNDATION (KKF)
http://www.kkfpk.com/Local Pakistani residents through Cheques/items etc. :KHIDMAT-E-KHALQ FOUNDATION (KKF)
ST-7, Block-14, Federal B Area, Karachi, Pakistan
Phone: ++92 21 6333811 – Fax: ++92 21 632383,  Account Title: KKF Account No: 3650-0, Bank: Allied Bank of Pakistan Ltd., (Address: Dastagir Colony Branch, Federal B Area, Karachi)
10.     Society for the Unwell and Needy (SUN)
http://www.suncharity.org/flood2010.aspxBarclays Bank Plc.
Account Number: 20936316
Sort Code: 20-29-37
11.     Imran Khan Flood relief
www.imrankhanfoundation.orgPaypal/ Credit card online
Local Pakistani residents through Cheques/items etc. :Imran Khan Flood relief, Imran Khan Foundation Secretariat, 2 – Zaman Park, Lahore, Ph: +92-42-35752377, Fax: +92-42-35776423, Contact Person: Abid Hussain, Director Marketing & Resource Development | Accounts detail: Bank Name: Habib Bank Ltd., Account Title: Imran Khan Flood Relief, Account Number: 0602-79007997-03, Swift Code: HABBPKKA, Branch Name: CDA Civic Centre Branch, Islamabad, Branch Code: 0602,
12.     Imran Khan Flood relief
www.imrankhanfoundation.orgPaypal/ Credit card online
Local Pakistani residents through Cheques/items etc. :Imran Khan Flood relief, Imran Khan Foundation Secretariat, 2 – Zaman Park, Lahore, Ph: +92-42-35752377, Fax: +92-42-35776423, Contact Person: Abid Hussain, Director Marketing & Resource Development | Accounts detail: Bank Name: Habib Bank Ltd., Account Title: Imran Khan Flood Relief, Account Number: 0602-79007997-03, Swift Code: HABBPKKA, Branch Name: CDA Civic Centre Branch, Islamabad, Branch Code: 0602,
13.     Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation 
https://ecxs.biz/eps/jsp/Siut/charity.jspPaypal/ Credit card online
14.     Muslim Charity 
https://www.justgiving.com/donation/sponsor?process=2&queryId=cABhAGcAZQA9ADIANwAyADIANAA1ADIAPaypal/ Credit card online
Active in other activities of building houses and safe drinking water in Balochistan and Souther Punjab
Muslim Charity, Eaton Hall, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 0PR, [Tel] +44 (0) 1777 702 555, [Web] http://www.muslimcharity.org.uk, [Email] JP@muslimcharity.org.uk | Accounts details: Bank: United Bank Ltd. (District Courts Branch, Jhang Sadar, Pakistan), Account Name: Muslim Charity, Account Number: 01155208, Branch Code: 1601, SWIFT Code: UNILPKKA.
15.     Sind Flood Relief Fund
Local Pakistani residents through Cheques/items etc. :NBP A/C: PLS-A/C No 6720-5
Sind Secretariat Br, Karachi
16.     PIA
http://www.piac.com.pk/Flood_Relief/2011/index.htmFurther instructions:Individual items as per list described in link
17.     AL-KHIDMAT FOUNDATION PAKISTAN
www.al-khidmatfoundation.orgLocal Pakistani residents through Cheques/items etc. : Al-Khidmat Teaching Hospital Mansoorah, Multan Road , Lahore – Pakistan, Phone No: +92 (0) 42 3543 3038, Fax: + 92 (0) 42 3543 2703. | Accounts details: Swift Code: SONEPKKALHR, Bank Name: Soneri Bank Limited, Branch: Main Branch, Branch Code: 001, Bank Address: 87 – Shahrah-e-Quaid-e-Azam Lahore – Pakistan, US $ Account No. : 02180030740, Pak rupees Account No. 02011459382.  info@al-khidmatfoundation.org18.     Rotary Club of Karachi Charitable Trust
Local Pakistani residents through Cheques/items etc. :  Standard Chartered Bank NY USA
ABA No 026002561, SWIFT Code SCBLUS – 33XXX  for credit to
Bank Al Habib Ltd Account No: 3582035242001 for further credit to
BAHLPKKAKHI for ultimate credit to
Rotary Club of Karachi Charitable Trust
Account No: 1001-0081-168218-01-7
Note: Please send an email to rotarykhi@gmail.com with the donation details so we may check with the bank and send you a receipt / accounts / pictures for your record. We can also provide you a Certificate for Income Tax exemption for use in Pakistan.
19.     Karachi Relief Trust
http://www.karachirelief.org/donation.phpLocal Pakistani residents through Cheques/items etc. : in favor of Karachi Relief Trust
You can also deposit donations directly to our account:
Title: Karachi Relief Trust
AC#: 0786-79007283-03
Bank: Habib Bank Ltd.
Address: Corporate Center, 2 HBL Plaza, I I Chundrigar Road, Karachi.
For those making payments from abroad:
Swift: HABBPKKA
20.     THE INDUS FOUNDATION TRUST
http://beenasarwar.wordpress.com/2011/09/14/sindh-flood-appeal-indus-foundation-trust/Local Pakistani residents through Cheques/items etc. :If you have goods to deliver, please bring them to the collection point at 49 Old Clifton, Karachi. Phones 00 92 21 35834663/4   Fax: 00 92 21 35837201. Anis Memon will give you a receipt.
Tariq Sheikh can be contacted for coordination queries or supply needs.
FCY Acct Tameer Bank in HBM 20310-333-400598 for onward credit to Acc no: 151006003997001 Habib Metropolitan Bank
Main Branch Swift Code MPBLPKKA001
USD Correspondent Habib American Bank
Swift Code HANYUS33
21.     Pakistan Medical Association (PMA)
http://beenasarwar.wordpress.com/2011/09/07/floods-in-sindh-please-help-pma-to-help-the-affected/Local Pakistani residents through Cheques/items etc. :Donate items, or give a cheque in favour of “PMA” – send to: PMA House, Garden Road, Karachi, Pakistan; Phone (+92-21)-3223-1534 and (+92-21) 21-3225-1159
22.     UNHCR
http://www.unhcr.org/pages/4a140a6a6.htmlPaypal/ Credit card online
Further instructions: Please select “Pakistan flood emergency releif” from drop down menu of “where I like my contribution to go to:”
23.     Life Bridge US Corp
http://apps.facebook.com/fundrazr/activity/0ae41db7cafa47bfa3030592faaca966Paypal/ Credit card online
24.     Sungi Development Foundation
http://sungi.org/donations_account_details.htmlLocal Pakistani residents through Cheques/items etc. : Rupee Account:
Sungi Development Foundation,
Account No. 21631-9
Branch Code 0585
Online transfer code:   058502010216319
MCB Star Branch, Abbottabad,
Pakistan
US $ account:
Sungi Development Foundation,
Account No. 412-2
Branch Code 0585
Online transfer code:  058512020004122
MCB Star Branch, Abbottabad,
Pakistan
Swift Code: MUCBPKKA
25.     UNICEF: Pakistan Flood Children’s Appeal
http://www.unicef.org.au/Donate/One-off-Donation/Pakistan-Flood-Children-s-Appeal.aspxhttps://secure.unicefusa.org/site/Donation2?df_id=8320&8320.donation=form1Paypal/ Credit card online
26.     Human Concern International
http://humanconcern.org/pakistan-flood.phpPaypal/ Credit card online
27.     British Red Cross
https://www.redcross.org.uk/Donate-Now/Appeals/Single-Giving/Pakistan-Floods-Appeal-2011?amount=18&id=8d5d2d84-a286-48a2-b33b-3c725334e124&single=1Paypal/ Credit card online
28.     Red Cross Canada
Further instructions: Canadian wireless subscribers: Text “REDCROSS” to 30333 to donate $10 to the Canadian Red Cross.
29.     World Vision Canada/ UK
http://www.worldvision.ca/give-a-gift/Pages/floods-in-pakistan.aspx?mc=4194056&gclid=CLWiwtaByaMCFQHW5wodtV89twhttps://www.worldvision.org.uk/server.php?show=nav.3001&giftId=37Paypal/ Credit card online
30.     APPEC- Association of Pakistanis for Promotion of Education & Cooperation (France)
http://www.durabledevelopment.com/appec/donations/Paypal/ Credit card online
31.     Aktion Deutschland Hilft (Germany)
http://www.aktion-deutschland-hilft.de/de/hilfseinsaetze/flut-pakistan/johanniter-ueberschwemmungen-in-pakistan/Further instructions:Charity SMS: Send a SMS with Pakistan to 8 11 90 (For Germany Only)
(€5 plus usual SMS fee of which go to Aktion Deutschland Hilft €4.83)
32.     Oxfam UK
https://donate.oxfam.org.uk/pakistanPaypal/ Credit card online
33.     World Food Program
https://secure.my-websites.org/supporter/donatenow.do?n=gbss&dfdbid=1044253Paypal/ Credit card online
Further instructions: Please select ‘Pakistan’ from the drop down menu of ‘
Please Choose a Region
34.     International Medical Corp
https://internationalmedicalcorps.org/SSLPage.aspx?pid=1645Paypal/ Credit card online
35.     Save the Children: Pakistan Floods Children in Emergency Fund
https://secure.savethechildren.org/site/c.8rKLIXMGIpI4E/b.6238417/k.F5CF/Pakistan_Floods_Children_in_Emergency_Fund/apps/ka/sd/donor.aspPaypal/ Credit card online

For getting updates please attend facebook pagehttp://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=206982312702480 and for twitter follow hashtage #Pkfloods and #Pkrelief. Individual volunteers and help can be provided to http://blog.momekh.com/pakistan-flood-relief/ and above all Pakistan Youth Alliance is actively involved in providing relief to victims for details and how to support them please follow them on twitter @P_Y_A or for details see their website http://www.pya.org.pk/. Weather and disaster updates can be obtained from http://info4disasters.org/severe-weather/latest-alerts/pakistan/.


4 Comments to “We need this now! – by Tatom”

  1. Further to this you can also “Donate Rs10 for flood victim­s of Pakist­an throug­h SMS by typing D and sendin­g it to 2471.”

  2. YOUNG DOCTORS’ ASSOCIATION: Dr Faraz Choudhry (twitter@iDrFaraz), General Secretary of Young Doctors Association, RahimYarKhan Punjab chapter is working with medical teams in Mirpurkhas – YDA has been announced as official coordinator of flood and disaster in south Punjab and Sindh. As of Sept 18, the YDA team had treated over 7,500 patients in about 30 different villages and camps in the Mirpurkhas area. Urgent needs: medicines.

    Donations in kind can be sent to Dr Faraz Chaudry, Department of Pathology, Shaikh Zayed Medical college, Rahimyarkhan

    Or directly to the camp: Dr Faraz c/o Mian Amjad Saeed, Al Saeed General store, Station Road, Kot Ghulam Muhammad, Mirpurkhas

    For banking details contact: +92-3337415101
    https://www.facebook.com/faraz.chaudry?sk=notes

  3. Also Indians who want to donate please follow & contribute to Dr Geet Chainani’s Lifebridge US http://www.radioopensource.org/dr-geet-yankee-doc-speaking-sindhi-in-the-flood-zone/

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