Proceeds from author Kamila Shamsie’s virtual writing masterclass to go to flood affected families

Proceeds from author Kamila Shamsie’s virtual writing masterclass to go to flood affected families

To sign up, a donation needs to be made to Indus Relief 2022 or a partner charity.
07 Sep, 2022

British-Pakistani writer Kamila Shamsie is offering a fiction writing masterclass on Thursday as an effort to raise funds for people affected by the floods.

On Wednesday, she tweeted the sign-up information through a poster. “Still time to sign up for this! All funds raised will benefit flood affected families — that’s the most important part. Also, I’ll say some stuff about writing and answer some of your questions,” she wrote.

The session will be held on September 8, 8pm PST. All raised funds will benefit flood affected families in upper Sindh. This class comes under author Fatima Bhutto, artist Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Menaal Munshey’s initiative called Indus Relief 2022.

To be applicable for the session, there are two simple steps — one to make a donation to the Indus Relief 2022 GoFundMe page, which has a minimum donation amount of $45. For Pakistanis, a minimum of Rs3,500 is to be donated to one of the partner charities; the Legal Aid Society, Edhi Foundation or the Childlife Foundation. Step two is to email the receipt to

The pioneering event for Indus Relief 2022 was a writing masterclass with Mohsin Hamid. Fatima revealed the action plan and said they are fundraising for NGOs and local hospitals. The creative way they have decided to go about it is by arranging a series of events including an online auction, a masterclass and direct donations.

Among the many experiences being auctioned were a private screening of Jemima Khan’s new film What’s Love Got To Do With It and original artwork by Misha Japanwala.

Pakistan has been struck hard by the floods and over 30 million people have been displaced. If you want to donate to flood relief efforts in Pakistan, you can also consider one of the organisations on our extensive list.


Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad Sep 07, 2022 02:04pm
Great move adn excellent news.
M. Emad Sep 07, 2022 02:21pm
Who is Kamila Shamsie ?
filza Sep 07, 2022 03:02pm
Great initiative!
Pak Pashtun Sep 07, 2022 03:53pm
Good initiative, well done....
Rehana Bounse Sep 07, 2022 06:44pm
@M. Emad why don’t you read & stay updated. With technology it has become easier to do that.
Asif Thebo Sep 07, 2022 07:52pm
Great efforts to save humanity. I appreciate them love you guys.
Asif Thebo Sep 07, 2022 07:56pm
I am sharing this news with my community and friends to donate to this great cause
SirhaanSirhaan Sep 07, 2022 08:37pm
@M. Emad yaar instead of writing something so smug why don't you bother looking her up on the internet?
Khazima Sep 07, 2022 09:24pm
I've read her novel burnt shadows. And really enjoyed her writing style.
Maula Jatt Sep 07, 2022 09:57pm
Thank you!!
Multani Sep 08, 2022 06:31am
Why Pakistani British lose their sense of our cultural dress sense and abandon their traditional thinking and act and look like alien in our country.