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Pakistan: Blog Response

The initial news of this massive earth quake that hit the sub-continent took us all by surprise (understandably) but the resulting devastation and 18,000 + fatalities (so far) has shocked us even more. Obviously, many Pakistani bloggers responded to the news of this 7.6 EQ and I can’t list all of them for you but here’s a good mix of the initial responses from some the most interesting bloggers in Pakistan.

Spare a mouse click and help support Teeth Maestro’s efforts in raising funds for the EQ victims; Life, etc has a very personal post about the earth quake in Islamabad, Iss-tarting anew comments about the EQ and the media; Kay’s tri-photo commentary is rather accurate; Green Head posts his comments about the resulting devastation; Extiinct posts her initial reaction to hearing the news about the EQ; Mina is her usual descriptive self and posts a very interesting entry on the subject; Essjee has a very candid and sensitive response to news of the EQ; Cloudkhizzy writes about the day the earth shook; and Crow’s Nest rants about the faux pas by a local tv news anchor during the broadcast about the EQ.

Spare a few moments to say a prayer for all those people (in Afghanistan, Pakistan and India) who lost their lives, their loved ones or their homes due to this earth quake.

  • Wendy Celeste

    I have a beutiful home in Hawaii and would love to share it w. mother and child from Pakistan EQ. I will purchase tkt. I would even be more than willing to adopt. Any suggestions on how to make connection?

  • http://oream.blogspot.com Omer Alvie

    Wendy, what a kind and wonderful gesture. Actually your best bet would be to contact a relevant relief organization such as SAVE THE CHILDREN. You can find the links to STC and other relief agencies here:

    http://www.networkforgood.org/topics/international/earthquake/southasia100805.aspx

    Also, if you can afford to make a small monetary contribution and/or help in participating in a relief campaign. You may write to me to volunteer. I am involved with HELP-PAKISTAN.COM which is raising funds for the relief victims of the Pakistan Earthquake.
    My email is: over_email@yahoo.com
    Please check the link: http://www.help-pakistan.com

    cheers.

  • Dorothy Archibald

    I am interested in hearing what others think about the possible impact of the earthquake on Pakistani politics.

    Is the loss of life in the affected areas sufficient to change the politcal climate?

    Will there be a population shift?

    Will there be any impact on tribal power/politics?

    Is the whole region Pathan?

    This discussion is not meant to discount the terrible tragedy, just to discuss the political impact.

    Thanks, Dot

  • http://www.earthquake.org.pk Waqar Uz Zaman

    Please check http://www.earthquake.org.pk which will give a glimpse of the situation.

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