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Phenomenal response to CFD mass signature campaign – brief report and pix

March 12, 2011

Banner reads: "utthey ga unnal haq ka naara" (I am the Truth - Faiz).

A CFD volunteer explaining the letter to a citizen

UPDATE: “I am so happy to report the success of the mass signature campaign. We wound up at 8.00pm – an hour after the designated time – and people were still coming in,” reports CFD activist Farieha Aziz. “The response was phenomenal. All four of our letter boxes were full even before the end of the day. We were able to engage with our fellow citizens from all walks of life – from professionals from different fields to labourers, rikshaw drivers and rehri walas. Everyone was asked to read the letter or it was read out to them, or they were told the gist of it before they signed. The energy and commitment of CFD members was amazing. They were out on the road stopping cars, talking to passers by, even in buses when they stopped, drawing people to the camp.”

Over 10,000 letters were signed

Photos: Amima Sayeed.
More photos at this facebook album.

Posting the letter

A big thank you to everyone who supported this venture, whether by giving CFD pre-event coverage in their publications or by covering today’s event, by coming to the event, bringing others and sticking around and drawing people in!

A citizen signs CFD's letter urging rule of law in Pakistan.

A student posts his signed letter

Salute to Shahbaz Bhatti on a banner and appeal to find his murderers

Karachi citizens endorse CFD's signature campaign

All four letter boxes were full before the end of the day.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Abdullah Syed permalink
    March 13, 2011 4:30 pm

    This is great. Something else came up and I couldn’t make it but I surely am trying my best to spread the word about tolerance and peace.

    This post shared on Facebook and tweeted!!

    Keep up the good work.

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