Our History

UOL Relief was established at the time when Pakistan was hit by one of the most devastating earthquakes in history. The year was 2005, and the country was preparing for the onset of winter when tragedy struck one morning in October causing destruction and casualties in several areas especially Northern Pakistan. Thousands of people were affected, villages were wiped out and roads were damaged making it difficult to rescue those under collapsed homes and buildings in far off valleys.

It was a time of national emergency and crisis. It was then that a group of volunteers from University of Lahore under the guidance of Nasir Mahmood were gathered to respond to the situation that was challenging in itself. The team worked diligently rescuing people trapped under concrete, arranging medicines and food, and offering first aid treatment to the affected. Since the temperatures continued to drop it became increasingly necessary to provide shelter to those who had lost their homes. Hence temporary tent villages were erected to offer protection against the weather and further calamities.