October 8, 2005, a magnitude 7.6 earthquake jolted Pakistan.
People were bathing and having breakfast, children were at their
desks in schools, shop owners were opening their market stalls,
and the streets were becoming busy with the bustle of daily
Within a matter of minutes, the
earthquake caused entire villages to disappear under a pile
of rubble and earth. Schools crashed down on their children,
homes upon their families, buildings on those in the shops and
on the street. The death toll is estimated at more than 74,000
in Pakistan and 1,400 in India. More than 3 million people are
said to be homeless.
Zindagi Foundation arranged camps
to collect relief good from the people at Sheikhupura. The relief
good includes blankets, warm clothes, shoes, eatable goods and
Besides sending relief goods Zindagi
Foundation also conducted medical camps at Balakot, Mansehra
and Azad Jamu and Kashmir.
Zindagi Foundation appeal to all
the donors or relief organization to support the rehabilitation
programs in Pakistan