Hundreds of survivors of last year’s earthquake in
Waving placards reading “Stop taking bribes”, “Spend the winter with us” and “Build our homes before snowfall”, the demonstrators marched from parliament to the office of the
The protest came a day before the first anniversary of the earthquake. “For the past four and a half months, I have received not a single penny,” said Gohar Rehman, a father of five who had come from
A month after the disaster international donors pledged $6.5 billion for Pakistan to help it through the relief, recovery and reconstruction phases of the crisis. But many protesters said they were not receiving enough assistance. International aid agency Oxfam in a report this week also said the progress of recovery was patchy and administrative bottlenecks and corruption had compounded problems for victims.
Another 2,000 people staged a rally in Muzaffarabad to express their resolve to rebuild their devastated city. “The earthquake killed around 45,000 people in Azad
Source: The News