Monthly Archives: October 2015

Magnitude 4.4 aftershocks felt in Islamabad

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ISLAMABAD: The aftershocks of magnitude 4.4 was recorded in Islamabad three after a devastative earthquake left more than 380 dead in Pakistan and Afghanistan, According to the local seismic center, Islamabad and adjacent areas experiencing aftershocks measured 4.4 on the Richter scale this morning, adding that the epicenter of the earthquake was fresh mountainous border area between Afghanistan and Tajikistan. Officials said some 64 aftershocks … Continue reading

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Desperation grows as Pakistan quake victims wait for aid

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CHITRAL: Earthquake survivors in Pakistan came from a third night without shelter Thursday as village leaders warned that they had nothing to protect children in freezing conditions, while rescuers struggle to reach isolated communities. Desperate victims asked blankets, warm clothes and food after Monday’s 7.5 magnitude earthquake ripped through the region, killing more than 360 people, while leveling of thousands of homes and forcing many … Continue reading

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1st phase of LB polls begins Saturday

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The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is all set for the first phase of local bodies elections planned for October 31 in 12 districts in eight districts of Punjab and Sindh.

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Voting underway for annual SCBA elections

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ISLAMABAD: annual elections to the Bar of the Supreme Court (SCBA) are being held today, with candidates of former President SCBA Asma Jahangir and veteran lawyer Hamid Khan in the fight for the seat of the president, The voting process will continue until 5:00 pm in the bar associations in different cities including Lahore, Islamabad, Karachi and Peshawar. Asma Jahangir sent Barrister Group Zarfar while … Continue reading

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Karachi police eliminate three more ‘criminals’

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KARACHI: The police continued their anti-crime crackdown in Karachi, removing three other suspects during a meeting night, According to our correspondent, the meeting took place in the city of Mominabad in Orangi Town where criminals opened fire on the police. In retaliation, three of the bandits were killed. One of his accomplices managed to flee the scene, he said SHO Mominabad Sabir Khattak, adding that … Continue reading

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Aftershocks felt in Quetta

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Quetta: The aftershocks were felt in the provincial capital, in the early morning hours of Tuesday following Monday’s earthquake. According Seismic Center, the intensity of the aftershocks was 4.2 magnitude and the epicenter of the earthquake was Koh Hindukash. There were no reports of loss of life. Monday’s major earthquake measuring 8.1 on the Richter scale has left more than 300 dead in Pakistan, with … Continue reading

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KP announces compensation of earthquake victims

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CHITRAL: Announcing a compensation of Rs 300, 000 each to the families of the victims of the earthquake, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Minister Mushtaq Ghani said that each district was affected by the natural disaster. At least 185 people are confirmed dead in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the aftermath of a powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.5 struck northern Afghanistan yesterday. In total, 270 people have died in … Continue reading

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PM to chair meeting on quake relief efforts

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ISLAMABAD Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will chair a meeting on Tuesday at 12 hours to review the relief measures taken following the earthquake yesterday. The Prime Minister will be briefed by the National Disaster Management Authority Chairman (NDMA) and will also be informed about the relief measures taken by national and provincial authorities. The Prime Minister had yesterday directed all provincial military and federal … Continue reading

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Rescue operation underway as quake toll mounts to 328

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ISLAMABAD: Tuesday Rescuers rushed to provide emergency assistance to victims of an earthquake that struck Pakistan, killing at least 328 people and injuring nearly 2,000 in a broad band of mainly mountainous terrain. According to the report Samaa, so far 43 people have died in Shangla, 37 in Chitral, Swat 28, 25 in Bajaur, 24 in Lower Dir, 22 in Upper Dir, 22 in Lakki … Continue reading

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Army troops busy in relief, rescue at quake-hit areas

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan army was engaged in relief and rescue efforts on Tuesday, a day after an earthquake left more than 270 dead and hundreds injured, mainly in areas of the northwest. Military and civilian authorities in Pakistan sent helicopters to the affected areas Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit and Azad Kashmir to assess the damage and rescue operations execution. The powerful earthquake also triggered landslides in … Continue reading

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