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Posted: May 25, 2012 in Uncategorized

One of the most inspiring write ups by Dr. Shariq Ali.


By Shariq Ali

I was the integral part of a long queue in the courtyard of the Louvre Museum and the entrance was not open yet. This long and curved line had all the colours and shapes of ages and sizes with multi-linguistic sounds and multicultural representation of tourists from all over the world. In this bright and sunny and very pleasant morning, the curved human queue was looking like a rainbow of people in the characterless background of the tarmac of the museum courtyard. While standing there, a thought struck my mind that one day, the tarmac of geographical, nationalistic, racial and political divides will be under the feet of the rainbow people of this world. That would be a delightful and bright day. And it is worth waiting for!

That pleasant sunny morning in Paris is now more than two decades away from me, but I still remember…

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As you may know that Thalassaemia Day is observed throughout the world in the month of May. To commemorate this Day, Thalassaemia Awareness Walk is being organized by Thalassaemia Federation of Pakistan – Sindh Chapter in collaboration with KITCC and 6 other organizations. The purpose of this walk is to increase awareness in general public and media about causes and prevention of the disease.

You are therefore, requested to join us in the walk. Details are as follows:

Date: Sunday, May 20, 2012
Venue: Seaview, Karachi, Pakistan (Start point: Floating Ship)
Timmings: 5.00 pm onwards

We look forward to see you there. If you are unable to attend then please forward this to your contacts who might be interested and help us in spreading awareness.

For further details:

Kashif Iqbal Thalassaemia Care Centre (KITCC)
Phones: +92-21-34981190, +92-21-34987202, +92-21- 34814418
Fax: +92-21-34814652
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