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October 8th 2005, Two Years Back

Pakistan Quake One Year AgoHelp-Pakistan.com : October 8th 2005, changed Pakistan forever, at precisely 08:50:38 a massive earthquake struck the northern areas of Pakistan over 80,000 lives perished in a blink of an eye, thousands were displaced ultimately resulting in millions of dollars in damage. A few of my older posts Have You Forgotten? October 8th 2005, Stories from Earthquake Volunteers, Where am I?& Help-Pakistan.com.

At this tragic moment it was really heartening to see that every Pakistani around the world joined in the relief efforts in unison to help the suffering. It was a proud moment of unity which sadly seemed to last for a fleeting moment and has long since been forgotten, the tragedy was without doubt a lesson from God Almighty, but it seems that we may have already forgotten too quickly, we continue to loot and plunder the nation with no care and worries of any repercussions whatsoever.

I would like to join A for [pine]Apple in prayer at Islamabad Metroblogs

Let’s pray for the departed souls, May Allah bless them with Maghfirah and Peace in Jannah; and for the affectees who lost limbs, families, homes, businesses, and lot more we’d never be able to even comprehend, May Allah’s blessings be with them (Ameen)


Please its time for us all to stop for a moment and reflect back on that day two years back where we were all a witness to some remarkable stories of unity, faith and discipline which was interspersed amongst the tragic loss of life, lets reflect back on the fleeting glimpses of a proud nation which stood up for something it truly believed in, if we can do it once then I believe we can do it again and not wait for another tragedy to jolt us again into our senses.

Lets preempt the rebuilding of our own nations with our own hands lets forget about any help from our politicians who continue to be self indulgent in protecting their own seats of power simultaneously amassing wealth for their own benefit. Simply said we don’t need politicians, We need Leaders.

Links:

  1. Lahore Metroblogs – 8th October and 08:50:38 AM
  2. Chowrangi – Remembering Pakistan Earthquake 2005
  3. Buzzvines – The earthquake
  4. Islamabad Metroblogs – The Quake (8/10/05 – 08:50:38): Remembered
  5. Mera Jehaan – Say a little prayer
  6. Help-Pakistan.com – October 8th 2005, Remembered

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4 Comments

  • Babar Bhatti |

    Thanks for the reminder. Along with this we also need to stay informed and involved with efforts that make a difference on the ground.

  • tejbir |

    That was really unfortunate. I pray for the departed souls and also pray that people who lost their near and dear ones could gather the strength to stand the loss.

  • Sariah |

    Bitter but true. We indeed have forgotten the lesson we learned the hard way. Lets correct ourselves before God Almighty tests our IMAAN with yet another disaster. this message is not just for Pakistanis but for the entire human kind.