Archive for October, 2008
The powerful earthquake which hit Balochistan in wee hours of Wednesday will not affect oil and gas reserves there, a senior geologist told The News.
The 6.5 magnitude earthquake that hit Ziarat division of Balochistan on October 29, 2008, has left 250 dead and more than 20,000 dispalced. Areas of Ziarat, Khawas, Varshoom are the worst affected areas where more than 300 houses have been destroyed completely and recovery of bodies and injured from the rubble is still underway.
PESHAWAR: The Provincial Earthquake Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Authority (PERRA) has started work on 50 per cent reconstruction schemes while work on the remaining projects is still to be launched on the completion of the third anniversary of the deadly earthquake that hit parts of NWFP and Azad Kashmir on October 08, 2005.
MANSEHRA: Victims of the October 8, 2005 earthquake are yet to come out of shock and miseries and return to normal life even after passage of three years of the devastating tremor that hit the Himalayan region of Hazara in NWFP and Muzaffarabad, Bagh, etc, in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
October the 8th is the third anniversary of the massive earthquake that struck many parts of Azad Kashmir and North West Frontier Province in 2005 that caused widespread deaths, destruction and displacement. Over seventy thousand people, mostly children, were killed. The facts and stories of miseries are well known to the nation and world which participated in a big way to save injured and contributed in relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction effort.Information and updates on reconstruction effort continued for over a year. But political turmoil after the sacking of judiciary lawyer’s movement, terrorist acts and murder of Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto, general elections and formation of government has diverted the attention of electronic and print media from the earthquake zone and the problems faced by the effected people. That is why, in the last two years there has been no reporting from the devastated areas of Azad Kashmir and NWFP, except an occasional feel good story based on the press releases.
A first of its kind orphanage for displaced children affected by the October 8, 2005 earthquake is in the making to provide the unfortunate with state-of-the-art accommodation, education, healthcare and a sense of family.
Villagers found a body almost three years after a massive earthquake devastated northern Pakistan, a media report said Sunday. The 7.6-magnitude earthquake shook Kashmir and Pakistan’s mountain region on October 8, 2005, killing at least 73,000 people and rendering more than 3.5 million others homeless in the harsh winter weather.
Margalla Towers Tragedy: An appeal to your conscience.
Buy Cialis Online
As you are well aware on October 8th, 2005 as a result of corruption and negligence Margala Towers collapsed, leaving 72 people dead and over two hundred families homeless. Subsequently a case was filed in the Supreme Court on behalf of all the victims (Constitutional Petition No. 26 of 2005 Saad Mazhar etc vs. C.D.A. etc.) after nearly 2 years of struggling, the victims were compensated due to an historic, precedent setting judgment/order (October 3rd, 2007) by the former Chief Justice Chaudry Ifthikhar who ordered the CDA to compensate the victims. During this process the Prime Minister created an Inspection Commission to evaluate the technical causes of the collapse. The final report was made confidential. The victims felt that a milestone had been achieved and an element of accountability had been introduced into the nation and its governance. As a nation we are still grappling with questions of social responsibility and social accountability.