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Islamabad

September 17, 2010

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Arts Council collects goods for flood victims

Karachi
The writers, poets, journalists – all members of the Arts Council of Pakistan have come out to mitigate the suffering of the flood affectees of the province on a grand scale.
It was Honourary Secretary of the Arts Council, Ahmed Shah who spoke highly of the section of society which proved that their concern for the suffering humanity was not confined to their poetry, writings and the news items. He was talking to the media persons in a press briefing to highlight the effort of its members at the Arts Council on Thursday.
“Today we are feeding more than 4,000 IDPs at various camps of Karachi and elsewhere in the rural Sindh. We have collected more than 3.8 million rupees. More is in the pipeline. We have adopted three camps in Karachi where meals prepared at the Arts Council’s premises, is provided twice daily. Medicines, Milk, Juice, mineral water is also supplied on a regular basis. We have arranged for the liquid milk for the children,” he outlined Council’s line of action.
The remarkable thing about the relief operation by the Arts Council is its dependence on its members. “We are not interested in the camera sessions, we are not asking for the funds from various quarters. We want to do it ourselves. We want to prove that the literary people, intellectuals and artists can mitigate the sufferings of the masses. They can practice what they preach in their literary work,” Shah told The News before the news briefing.
The Arts Council, according to Shah, is only buying chicken, beef and fresh vegetables. All other food items are pouring in the Council. The Arts Council has organised an evening with renowned singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan on September 25. The proceeds from the programme will go to the relief programme.

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