Saturday, August 14, 2010

Flood in Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa - Pakistan (An appeal)

With the name of ALLAH Almighty

My dear friends,
Assalam O Alkum & Good afternoon.

This is Mansoor Ahmed one of the citizen of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, living in Karachi “The city of the light”. With a little bit intro let me try to aware or awake you about the recent condition of the flood effectees (Victims) here in Pakistan. As many of you very well aware about the recent condition and situation in the flood affected areas with the help of print or electronic media. But, there’re many of the areas are still under the deep water and the peoples live on that areas are helpless and ready for dying with hunger, decease & other causes.  I will try to give a short view in below of the areas which I have seen one of the most flood effected province “Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa” of Pakistan. Although all of the Pakistan has got trouble from the flood but Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa is almost 80-85% drown in the flood water.

I’ve visited Naushehra, Chaharsada, Sawat in Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa with my relief team. “I’m not an organization nor NGO” I’ve made a volunteer group for the relief efforts in Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa with the help of my friends and family members from Karachi & Lahore. We did try our best to collect things such as like Clothes, Food stuff, Medicines and few of the female related stuff from our friends and family. But as we reached at Naushehra, Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa. We have seen a large number of effected are looking and awaiting for the aid and help. Not only in Naushehra but Charsada and others areas are facing most worse condition in these days.

Government Efforts: I’ve never seen till August 13 any kind of the government base efforts for the help less people of Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa, but few of the provisional officer are visiting and in try to facilitate victims with there limted resources but none of from Federal Government. Pakistani Armed forces are playing an active role to save and rescue the lives from danger and they are still working without any break or hold. Numbers of Choppers (Heli) are so less they are not enough to make a large level of rescue or relief operation. WHO, Save the Children, UN & others level of organizations are about to start there work but they have some reservation from the government side and Taliban side (peace & security is another big issue in this areas) I’ve never seen any kind of the big or large level of the activity from Pakistani NGO’s instead few of them are working in Peshawar or Sawat to distribute food stuff or few of the medicines.  
I’ve requesting at on the behalf of victims of the flood of Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa with all of the NGO’s, Government of Pakistan, National & International donors, social wings of the political & religious parties, specially students of School, Colleges, Universities & Madarsa’s that please came out from your home, make teams of the volunteers and try to get inside in the effected areas of Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa as soon as you can. You’ll find thousands of the peoples who are waiting for water to drink, food to eat, medicines, clothes etc. You can bring any thing you can be like food stuff, medicines, clothes etc and this is easily to collect from your friends and families. Once if you decided to do that work to save humanity you’ll get success in your target. Timings are so important to achieve the target.   

I’m also collecting the things from my friends, family member, my office colleges, and neighbors and again making a plan to visit effected areas of Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa.

So, please take your part to save humanity in this worse situation. The people of Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa are also human, they are also Pakistani same like us. And being a Human this is our responsibility to save there lives with our hand. Once we unite no one can beat us whatever the flood, earthquake or anything else.

I’m writing few of the things which required urgently in the effected areas of Khyber Pakhtooknkhwa.

·        Mineral Water (Unlimited quantity)
·        Food Stuff (Unlimited Quantity)
·        Medicines (for Peds, Neonates / Kids especially – all related deceases “unlimited qty”)
·        Clothes (for kids, females, males – unlimited quantity)
·        Bed sheets, Mat, Tents, Utensils, Match box or burning liters, Coal or wood, Candles or batteries etc.

Dear all, the above mentioned items are easily available in local markets, our friends, or family members can purchase atlest one of any thing for the vicitims of the flood and one by one you can collect many of the things just in a few days. After that make yours own volunteer teams. Try to reach in these areas. You’ll find peace of mind, heart and soul, I believe on this.

Important thing:
As I am working since many days with the victims of the flood in these areas, especially in Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa, I’ve never find any Taliban elements here at Naushehra or Chaharsada at all but few of the trouble makers who want to loot or some things from aids of the victims. This thing is totally concern with law enforcement agencies but nothing more then it. If you are visiting in this area make sure to work with the help of the local community or people they will protect you, your lives and things more then there lives, I assure. Just believe on ALLAH Almighty, faith, and the cause for you are doing efforts none will hurt you at all. Insha ALLAH.

Hope to hear you soon.
Your brother
Mansoor Ahmed
A volunteer working with a team of volunteers in Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa, Pakistan.