Helping hands and words

Actors and singers are sharing the sorrows of the flood victims.

Express August 03, 2010

As the death toll from the country’s worst floods continues to rise, families of the victims are not alone in the tragedy. Actors and singers are sharing their sorrows - some through their words, the others through their actions.

Ajab Gul

he staff of our organisation Hamza Foundation’s hospital is carrying out a rescue operation in Nowshera, Jahangiria and Charsadda to treat the injured. We are providing medication free of cost. But I request others to arrange blankets, warm clothing and food for the victims.

Ali Zafar

People of Pakistan have already faced too many problems and now the biggest flood in the history. I hope the international media picks up more on the cost of damage and more support is granted in the required avenues.

Arif Lohar

It is difficult to estimate the human loss resulting from the floods. But I think if every Pakistani donates even a rupee everyday to support the rehabilitation, there will be no need to look towards any foreign country for support. We can do a lot through helping ourselves.

Shamyl Khan

God has given a chance to Pakistanis to unite. Nothing will happen if we’ll keep looking towards the government for help. We all have to take action and help the victims.

Kashif Mehmood

Pakistanis don’t need any foreign aid to deal with the crises. We have proved it several times in past. The solidarity shown by Pakistanis after the earthquake hit the northern areas a few years ago was exemplary. My appeal is not to the nation but to the concerned organisations to send relief to the affected areas without exploiting them because the sufferers of the earthquake still complain about not receiving any support last time.

Nayyar Ijaz

Flood is a natural disaster. At this point, we must play our role to rescue the sufferers. Though it’s a governmental concern, I still request the relevant authorities to provide all the aid to the victims and not to take advantage of it this time again.

Pervez Kalim

I pray He saves us from such unforeseen disasters. All those who are suffering and who have succumbed to the disaster were our people. Everybody, especially well-to-do families, should help the victims.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 4th, 2010.

This article has been revised to reflect the following correction:

Correction: Aug 11, 2010

Due to a formatting error, an earlier version of this article had mixed up the quote attributions. The attributions have been corrected.


Sahar | 11 years ago | Reply "The staff of our organisation Hamza Foundation’s hospital is carrying out a rescue operation in Nowshera, Jahangiria and Charsadda to treat the injured. " Who is our? Whose organisation? The Express Tribune's? What was Pervez Kalim's quote? Now, that I look at this, I think it has been formatted incorrectly. Perhaps you may want to correct?
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