Saturday, October 15, 2005

Fastian Relief

Assalamualaikum ladies and gentlemen, I am quite glad to inform all of you that FASTians have achieved their first objective in our struggle to provide relief to our Muslim brothers and sisters, our fellow countrymen, struck by disaster in the wake of the earthquake. Today, i.e. Thursday, 13th Oct. 2005, at 3:15 PM, FASTian relief operation members handed over a consignment of 15 gasoline generators, worth Rs 64,500, to the Base Commander at PAF Museum. They were very well recieved and the commander thanked the FASTian Community for their contribution. However, FASTians had another gift for the people. At 5:45 PM a consignment of Intravenous Anti-biotic Injections (Gen. 2 & 3), worth Rs 35,000, was handed over to the authorities at PAF Museum. This vital consignment was immediately sent for shipment amid much thanks. The students at FAST NU Karachi have displayed unflinching determination to the cause so much so that when Tahir Khan, who heads the PAF Museum Operation along with Fakhr, thanked the volunteers he specifically thanked FASTians for their contribution. I would like to add that FASTians were the first students to arrive at PAF and in the largest number and have been working tirelessly at the site everyday. Congratulations all of you. You make yourselves and each other proud. However, the fight does not stop here. We have to continue this spirit for a long time because those in need will require our assistance for a long time. Very soon a presentation will be organised and plans for continuing this operation will be laid out. I will share with you the core point: You all have been donating generously. However, I would like you all to set upon yourself an obligation that every one of you will donate Rs 10/20 everyday. There are approx 1400 students. At this rate we will be able to generate Rs 14,000 to 28,000 on a daily basis. This will allow us to send daily consignments to the victims. I don't want you guys to overburden yourselves. So answer this call as I have requested you. I would like to mention that our next target is to send a large consignment of tents. Let's work together for it. Anyone who wishes to question the transparency of the operation will find every paisa accounted for. However, even then, if you do not trust your fellow students then contribute in any other operation you like but please be a part of the struggle. Additionally, we have decided to unofficially name our relief operation "FAST Rescue" and every FASTian, student or teacher, current or ex, is a member. Let's unveil the truth in this name. Yours in Fellowship, Bilal Ahmed Khan (s2043) Team Member. This mail was received as our effort was unofficially given a name. All fastians, please be a part of it. All of the other guys, help in any way you can.

4 comments:

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sid said...

May Allah reward all those who are leniding a hand to help humanity.

Raheel said...

Amen to Sid's prayer.

I always like Fastian's spirit.

JonyBr said...

Amen.