ISLAMABAD - All and sundry from the twin cities are donating cash and other valuables generously for the Balochistan quake effectees. TheNation has observed that besides the affluent, poor segment of the society living hand to mouth are also donating with high spirit to help the thousands of displaced persons of the Balochistan province. The residents of the twin cities are donating what ever they can to several welfare organizations that have set up large number of relief camps at many places in the twin cities like Abpare Market, Murree Road, Raja Bazzar, Islamabad Subzimandi to help the affectees. Many political parties like Tehrik-e-Insaf, PukhtoonKha Milli Awami Party and Jamaat-e-Islami, are also actively collecting the donations in their relief camps.      Dr Hafeez-ur-Rehman, Executive Member of Pakistan Islamic Medical Association, told TheNation that there was dire need of donations to speed up the relief operations as the winter in Balochistan has set-in. "The quake-prone areas are about to witness extreme cold weather and people need immediate support. The quake affectees desperately need tents, blankets, warm clothes, medicine, dry food, milk, water and other necessities of daily life because relief operation, reconstruction and rehabilitation process will definitely take time and money", he maintained. The devastating quake claimed more than 300 precious lives besides leaving thousands of people homeless. In this chilly weather ,these people are  forced to live under open sky as, a chain of after shocks has increased the fear manifold. To overcome the crisis, many governmental and non-governmental organizations are actively working in the areas. People across the county are donating for their grieved sisters and brothers of Balochistan. The crisis can only be overcome by donating generously valuables, cash and huge numbers of blankets and warm clothes. Tahir Khan, President Al-Khidmat Foundation sitting in a relief camp set up by his organization at Benazir Bhautto Shaheed Road while requesting to the people said, "Your contributions can make a lot of difference. Please come forward and help for the welfare of humanity. Aslam Khan, another volunteer at Abpara Market working with PukhtoonKha Mili Awami Party, remarked "Our little help can reduce the miseries of these affected people"  adding, "We should have bow down our heads before Allah Almighty and prepare ourselves to help the quake affectees at this crucial time." It is pertinent to mention here that 'Aaema kram' are also making announcement regarding help for the affectees in their respective Mosques and people are also donating what ever they can in these mosques.  "I have announced in the Masjid after offering Jumma prayer donation for the Balochistan affectees, which resulted in a huge amount of cash and valuable collected by the  'Khadim' of the Mosque", said Hafiz Ikram Ul Haq Arbi. He said that a team of his Madrassa would soon visit to the quake-hit areas for relief work and there they will distribute the donations among the quack affectees. Once again natural disaster has evoked humanity. The recent disastrous earthquake in Balochistan has made us realize that these catastrophes cannot be controlled by artificial means. It is being hoped that with the great concern and affection of the people across the county towards the grieved residents of the Balochistan  would help to reduce the miniseries of these people.