If you are interested or are in the process of organizing donations to be sent to Pakistan for the relief effort, please keep in mind a few things.
Firstly, you have to obtain an NOC from the Pakistan Consulate in New York or the Embassy in D.C.
Embassy in Washington D.C.
3517 International Court, NW Washington DC 20008
New York Consulate
12 East, 65th Street, New, York NY-10021
Telephone: 212-879-5800, 212-517-7541
1. Mr Haroon Shaukat is the Consul General and heads the New York Consulate. 212-472-4339
2. Mr Syed Muhammad Fawad Sher is the Vice Consul and assists Mr Shaukat. 212-472-4345
Los Angeles Consulate
Consulate General of Pakistan,
10850 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1250,
Los Angeles, CA 90024.
Consular Timings: For submission of documents: Monday-Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Friday: Submission of documents: 09:30 a.m. to 12:00
For Pick up (Monday-Friday): 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
1. Mr. Noor Muhammad Jadmani is the Consul General and heads the Los Angeles Consulate. (310) 446-6695
2. Mr. Ahmad Farooq, Vice Consul. (310) 441-5145
For Consular queries: (310) 441-5114, (310) 441-0167, (310) 446-0091 & (310) 446-0092
Mr. Shahid Ashraf Tarar, Commercial Counsellor. (310) 474-6861
Fax (310) 474-4871
Second, there is a priority with which PIA (Pakistan International Airlines) will be sending donations via air shipment to Pakistan:
PIA can be contacted in NY at 212-760-8484.
If you would like to send things to our group, you can do so tax free and without any hassles via Friends of P.I.M.S. (Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences) - a community run NGO providing relief to the Hospital normally and to earthquake affectees during these harsh times.
Please email me for details on how to donate to this group or to have supplies sent. If you want to send things, you can address them to me and put Care of Friends of P.I.M.S. under my name then my address:
Earthquake Relief Goods for
C/O Friends of P.I.M.S.
House #18 Gomal Road,
Pls. keep the donations coming...