Archive for May, 2006
The Kashmir Education Foundation (KEF), which is already running three educational institutions in the country, has planned to set up two more schools and an institute of teacher’s education in Azad Kashmir and rest of the Pakistan within next two to three years.
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Oscar-winning actor Sir Ben Kingsley, who recently returned from the earthquake-hit areas of northern Pakistan, which he visited on behalf of Relief International, is to attend a fund-raiser organised by a group of Pakistani professionals in California on 3 June.
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At least 100,000 people left homeless after the devastating earthquake in northern Pakistan last year will have to live in camps till the next winter, Jan Vandemoortele, the United Nations resident coordinator, said on Monday.
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The artificial lakes that shaped as a result of the devastating earthquake that hit Pakistan last year may sink the nearby areas as water level in these lakes is dangerously rising.
The Karli Lake, some 60km from Muzaffarabad and the other near Hattian Bala are a threat to over 50,000 people living in nearby villages including Hafiz Bandi, Bani Hafiz, Sukh Naina, Chakli, Pano Bindi and Saleemia.
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