Monday, August 9, 2010

Please Help Pakistan If You Can

Pakistan has experienced its share of problems of late; the assassination of Benezir Bhutto, a devastating earthquake, civil war in the Swat Valley, Taliban, suicide bombings, ongoing corruption, and now the floods, with more than 1,500 already dead and perhaps four million left without homes or sustenance.  The rain continues, the flooding is still expanding, damns and levees are at the point of giving way or have already failed.

Dawn, one of the main English language media outlets in Pakistan, is running an appeal for help and lists several ways we can assist. Dawn is reliable. I have long referred to it for news about Pakistan and the region, and have noticed its articles reprinted and referred to in various US news sources. I copied the following from their web site: www.dawn.com


DAWN FLOOD RELIEF DONATIONS GO TO:


National Bank of Pakistan
Haroon House Branch
ACCOUNT # 1520-4
 

You may also make donations to the following organizations: 

RED CRESCENT ICRC:
Accepting donations:
ASDA 6-6 Askari Bank G8 Markaz Islamabad
Foreign currency account number 0083-02800002
Bank Alfalah LTD Jinnah Road Rawalpindi
Telephone number: +92-51-9250404/5
Food Items are being accepted for donations: dry milk, non perishable food items, lentils, and water at the nearest Red Crescent office
 



EDHI FOUNDATION: ACCEPTING DONATIONS IN CASH AND/OR GOODS:
EDHI HEAD OFFICE
Sarafa Bazar, Boulton Market, Mithadar, Karachi.
Ph: +92 (21) 2413232
Fax: +92 (21) 2413232


ZONAL OFFICE KARACHI
Near Merewether Tower, Kharadar, Karachi.
Phone: +92 (21) 220126 1-62
Fax: +92 (21) 2313434
Email: edhikarachi@hotmail.com


ZONAL OFFICE LAHORE
17-A Muslim Block, Allama Iqbal Town, Lahore.
Ph: +92 (42) 5414211
ZONAL OFFICE ISLAMABAD
Near Masjide-e-Shohada, Aabpara, Islamabad.
Ph: +92 (51) 2827844


ACCEPTED ITEMS FOR EDHI DONATIONS:
Clothing: Clothes of various sizes, beddings, shoes
Utensils: Large plastic cans that hold 20 liters of water or liquids, crockery, buckets
Toiletries: Tissues, soaps, Dettol (antibacterial cleaners), towels
Food: Rice, sugar, flour (Atta), onions, potatoes, cooking oil, tea, milk (tetra packs or powder), safe drinking water, cooked food
Medicine and/or Medical Equipment: Water purification tablets, life saving drugs, vaccines for malaria, cholera, typhoid, influenza, pain killers including strong ones like morphine derivatives, tremadol, pethadine, kinz, antibiotics e.g. tetnus, amoxil, gentamycin, IV (intravenous) cannulas, IV Drip sets, IV drips: normal saline, ringer lactate, local anesthetics (injections), cotton bandages, cotton, surgical instruments: e.g needle holders, forceps, tweezers, suturing materials, skin staples
 



PM RELIEF
PM=92S Flood Relief Fund 2010 has set up an account at all branches of the National Bank of Pakistan:
Account No: 898989.
Donation may be deposited through NBP=92S regular pay-in slip. Donor will receive counter-slip duly stamped as token of having deposited the donation amount

 



Thank you.

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