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  • Earth Quake 8th Ocober , Memories , AJK , Work done by Imran and others

    Seven years have passed , Sad memories of great disaster .
    Some people and organizations helped a lot and few didn't turn back after making money .
    First to remember the great loses .


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    and the remaining money looted by government in name of earthquake was diverted to "special" programs, guess what, those programs are in Switzerland

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      You started it .
      Thank you .
      just look at this link .
      This is from PTI Site
      Fauzia Kasuri visits Muzaffarabad with a delegation of the central WWing > Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf > Insaf News
      Think a little .

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      • #4
        Re: Earth Quake 8th Ocober , Memories , AJK , Work done by Imran and others

        Originally posted by Anwer Pasha View Post
        You started it .
        Thank you .
        just look at this link .
        This is from PTI Site
        Fauzia Kasuri visits Muzaffarabad with a delegation of the central WWing > Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf > Insaf News
        Think a little .
        I did? how bad of me, I must have put "Imran" in the thread title too


        BTW the news about Kasuri is VERY related to Earthquake

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        • #5
          Re: Earth Quake 8th Ocober , Memories , AJK , Work done by Imran and others

          Originally posted by Captain1 View Post
          and the remaining money looted by government in name of earthquake was diverted to "special" programs, guess what, those programs are in Switzerland
          Originally posted by Anwer Pasha View Post
          You started it .
          Thank you .

          Cheirrta aey malangaN nooN
          Reh gaya kaam hamaara hi baghawat likhna...

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          • #7
            Re: Earth Quake 8th Ocober , Memories , AJK , Work done by Imran and others

            So PTI is every where but there is no PTI in AJK ,
            Imran never went there after 2006

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            • #8
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              Welcome back Anwer pasha, while I agree with you that Imran khan should have worked there too but I am not sure about the rules of AJK, can the NGOs operating in Pakistan can go and start working there? Anyways there is a thing called government, who cannot shy away from its responsibilities and expect everything to be done by private parties.
              “The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything." Albert Einstein

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              • #9
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                Deep down mainland Pakistan doesn't care about AJK. They only care for the resources. Water being the key.
                “I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.”

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                  Re: Earth Quake 8th Ocober , Memories , AJK , Work done by Imran and others

                  Originally posted by Anwer Pasha View Post
                  So PTI is every where but there is no PTI in AJK ,
                  Imran never went there after 2006
                  yaar, aap kewn apna mazak banwana chahtay hayn? aap maan leyn ke aap ki umar ho chuki hay aur internet pe moujood contents ke baarayn mai aap ko alif be nahi pata, khudara aap khali printed papers pe guzara karayn.

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                  • #11
                    Re: Earth Quake 8th Ocober , Memories , AJK , Work done by Imran and others

                    I do not specifically know about the work done by Imran khan foundation after the 2005 earthquake, but certainly they did do some work there after the 2010 floods (although there is no presence of PTI there) when the president was busy visiting his chateu in France.

                    http://portal.imrankhanfoundation.or...nt-Report.docx
                    “The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything." Albert Einstein

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                    • #12
                      Re: Earth Quake 8th Ocober , Memories , AJK , Work done by Imran and others

                      Originally posted by CEO1 View Post
                      Deep down mainland Pakistan doesn't care about AJK. They only care for the resources. Water being the key.
                      I think we should differentiate between ordinary people and the response of the government. After the 2005 tragedy, I saw ordinary people rushing to the disaster areas to try and help as much as they can, record amount of donations etc. The tragedy aside, the response of ordinary people was really heart warming and the sign that we are not a dead nation after all.

                      IRIN | In-Depth: When disaster strikes: the response to the South Asian earthquake | PAKISTAN: A chronology of response to the South Asian Earthquake | Pakistan | Natural Disasters

                      According to local journalist, Ahmed Rashid, Pakistanis have “astounded themselves” with their own generosity since the natural disaster shook their country. In a BBC article, Rashid described how ordinary people rushed to help the victims of the earthquake, delivering goods to Kashmir and raising funds.

                      Within hours of the quake, doctors flew from Karachi and Lahore to set up medical camps in the worst hit areas, as many of the local hospitals collapsed during the earthquake, or following the numerous shockwaves that continue to make the area unstable even to this present day. Ordinary Pakistanis throughout the country set up collection points for contributions and sent supplies and people to assist with the emergency, in an outpouring of solidarity and concern the country had never previously witnessed. The prime minister later described the deluge of assistance as, “unparalleled levels of generosity that galvanised the whole nation with an esprit de corps that we had not seen since independence.”
                      “The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything." Albert Einstein

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                      • #13
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                        BBC NEWS | South Asia | Pakistan quake revives civic power


                        BBC NEWS | South Asia | Pakistan quake revives civic power

                        Guest journalist and writer Ahmed Rashid reflects in his latest column for the BBC News website on the political consequences of the South Asian earthquake in Pakistan.

                        Pakistanis have astounded themselves with their own generosity since the catastrophic earthquake that hit the country on 8 October.

                        A tidal wave of ordinary people have rushed to help the victims of the earthquake, raising money or just hiring trucks and delivering goods to Kashmir.

                        These actions of civil society, not seen since the 1965 war against India, have united the nation and they will have significant political implications.


                        One thing is certain, Pakistan will never be the same again and the military regime of President Pervez Musharraf has the most to lose.

                        While the government has been criticised, the private response to the quake has been hailed.

                        Within hours of the devastating quake, doctors flew from Karachi and Lahore to set up medical camps in the worst hit areas.

                        Most of the doctors worked in government hospitals and they could only get release forms to allow them to go up north to Kashmir after the intervention of Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz.

                        From all over the country housewives sent truck loads of blankets and food, raising money from their relatives and friends in a frenzy of giving.


                        Many sent their own servants with the trucks to make sure the aid reached the right village or collection point.

                        The more astute donors linked up to long term projects connected with housing or rehabilitation.

                        Youthful energy

                        The most extraordinary work has been done by students.

                        Beaconhouse, the largest school complex in the country, provided its premises and thousands of students and teachers to pack and send relief goods, who also went on fundraising sprees themselves.

                        The Salamat Academy another multiple school complex sent piping hot food three times a day for those Kashmiris who had been bought to Lahore hospitals for attention.

                        The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) - Pakistan's top business school - sent members of its 'Trekking and Adventure Society' to survey villages in Kashmir that had been cut off by landslides.

                        They arrived several days before the army did, relayed back the villagers needs and students then sent up trucks filled with necessary goods.

                        LUMS's 4,500 students and staff have so far raised 10 million rupees ($167,000).

                        The teams of trekkers, who also trained themselves in grave digging are still there - now with picks and shovels.

                        Pakistanis living abroad have sent money and goods and Pakistani doctors are still arriving from abroad to work in the tented hospitals in Kashmir.

                        But in Washington, the Pakistani Embassy has been a major hurdle, refusing to help coordinate fund raising, to facilitate the passage of doctors or to allow PIA - the national airline - to send relief goods unless the aid or money is earmarked for the 'President's Relief Fund'.

                        The Pakistan embassy in London has been more sensible, agreeing to send all goods without discrimination.

                        Transparency

                        So far the President's Relief Fund has received an estimated US $100 million in donations, but experts estimate that private citizens donations are five to 10 times that sum.

                        The government has promised transparency and accountability for all the money it spends, but there is no sign yet of an independent watch dog committee to oversee government spending and prevent corruption.

                        And given high levels of corruption and waste, ordinary people are weary of contributing to government relief funds.

                        A week after the quake, the organisation Transparency International released its annual report on corruption placing Pakistan close to the top of its Corruption Perception Index for 2005.

                        Muslims have a religious obligation to give an annual zakat (tax) to the poor equivalent to 2.5% of an individual's personal wealth - the onrush of money since the earthquake has gone deeper.

                        According to research carried out by the Aga Khan Foundation, among all the Muslim nations, Pakistanis are considered the most generous in giving to charity.

                        Military rule

                        So far at least the army has failed to profit from this coming together of the nation.

                        In fact the more people get involved the more critical they have become of the army's slow response to the quake and its apparent preoccupation with building a new general head quarters for itself in Islamabad or buying expensive weapon systems from abroad.

                        This opposition forced Gen Musharraf to, at least temporarily, postpone the purchase of F-16 fighter aircraft from the US at a cost of $4.5bn although the purchase of six radar equipped aircraft at a cost of $1bn from Sweden has gone ahead.

                        There is also a far greater desire for genuine democracy and civilian rule rather than manipulated elections held by the military.

                        Just before the quake the government held local council elections amid widespread allegations of vote-rigging.

                        With the current extent of public mobilization, it is unlikely that people will tolerate such an election again - especially in 2007 when general elections will be held.

                        For the last few years Pakistani intellectuals have complained about the public's apathy or lack of politicisation as people seemed grudgingly to have accepted another bout of military rule.

                        However the military may now be facing its biggest challenge in the past six years as people see their own power - civic power - unleashed after a long time.
                        Last edited by Ali_Syed; Oct 7th, 2012, 09:52 PM.
                        “The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything." Albert Einstein

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                          Re: Earth Quake 8th Ocober , Memories , AJK , Work done by Imran and others

                          I think Imran Khan will soon be held responsible for not being able to find and convict murderers of Shaheed Mohtarma.

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