P@SHA Earthquake Relief Collection Centre set up in Karachi & Lahore

October 30, 2008 at 11:59 pm 3 comments

Base stations are being set up at PixSense and Alchemy Technologies in Karachi and in VahZay in Lahore. Thanks Boat, Jawwad and Imran.

Volunteers include:
Sarang Abbasi, Alchemy Technologies (this young man will take the lead)
Syed Azhar A Rizvi, MITCEF, TAN, CAN (he led the P@SHA relief efforts last time)
Syed Talha Izhar, Young Entrepreneur
Salaina Haroon, C-Collective
Rabia Garib – CIO Pakistan
Sulaiman Farooqui, Centritech
Dr. Ghazala Aziz (she was one of the doctors who led the efforts in the northern areas last time)
Kashif Altaf
Suzanne Bowen, CEO, Super Technologies
Muhammad Imran, Product Manager, PixSense
… and many many more

So I guess it is time we got into action – in addition to the earthquake relief fund drive tomorrow, there is one thing each of us can do quite easily. If we have a blanket or a quilt we can spare, let us wash it (if it is not new), pack it to keep it from getting dirty and send it to the P@SHA Secretariat/PixSense. Just call us at  541-8121 and we will come and collect it from the lobby of the building.

If you are in Lahore, please email Imran Zia (at imran at vahzay dot com and drop it at his office or if you can’t deliver it, call him and he will send a rider to pick it up. Azhar and I are also looking at a telemedicine effort of the kind we provided during Earthquake 2005.

Sarang (sarang at alchemya dot com) will coordinate the relief good efforts overall and will liaise with the Secretariat (at secretariat at pasha dot org).

We will liaise with one of the NGOs – perhaps CARE or Rotary International and arrange for distribution wherever the products are needed. I will meet with the team at some stage tomorrow and Saturday to work out the logistics. Thanks everyone.

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