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More Pakistani Hindus arrive in India, say they won’t return


August 13th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Attari (Punjab), Aug 13 (IANS) A fresh batch of Pakistani Hindus arrived in India Monday on board the Samjhauta Express, the peace train between India and Pakistan, and many ... Read more...

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Pakistan holds Senate elections


March 2nd, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 2 (IANS) The daylong polling for 45 Senate seats, including four newly-added seats in the upper house for minorities, began Friday morning in Pakistan, a media report said.The ... Read more...

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War in Afghanistan is destabilising Pakistan: Zardari


April 11th, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr 11 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has said the war in Afghanistan is destabilising his country, and affecting efforts to restore its democratic institutions and economic prosperity."Just as ... Read more...

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Pakistan-US relations: Who will blink first (Part-V)


February 14th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
One other factor that would weigh in any decision that Pakistan makes would be the impact that estranged US-Pak relations would have on India. The perception is that US and India will ... Read more...

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‘US should do more to support anti-Islamist forces along Pak’s Arabian Sea coast’


February 2nd, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
New Jersey, Feb 2(ANI): As the Islamist nightmare envelops Pakistan, the United States should do more to support anti-Islamist forces along Pakistan's southern Arabian Sea coast, director of the Asia Program at ... Read more...

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‘Huge amount of humanitarian work still remains to be done in Pak’: UN official


December 11th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Dec 11(ANI): UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos, has said that humanitarian aid organizations have made significant headway in helping victims of the floods that ... Read more...

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Post-flood reconstruction, rehabilitation in Pak to cost 6.7 billion dollars


November 15th, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 15(ANI): The World Bank (WB) and Asian Development Bank (ADB) have estimated that the post-flood reconstruction and rehabilitation efforts in Pakistan would cost 6.7 billion dollars.The international financial institutions said ... Read more...

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‘Banned’ JuD leaders to openly celebrate Eid with flood affected Pak people


November 15th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Nov 15(ANI): Jamaat-ul-Dawaa chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed has said that all the central, provincial and zonal office-bearers of the party would celebrate Eid with flood affected people of Pakistan.Saeed said this ... Read more...

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US says its troops will keep helping in flood affected areas till Pak needs such aid


November 5th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 5(ANI): US Ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter has said that his country's troops would continue relief and rehabilitation efforts in the flood-affected areas as long as Pakistan needed this cooperation.Addressing ... Read more...

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Flood-hit Pak running out of funds for rehabilitation efforts: UN


November 4th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 4(ANI): The United Nations has expressed concern about the drying up of funds available for the flood-affected people in Pakistan.UN spokeswoman Stacey Winston appealed to international donors to act swiftly ... Read more...

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‘Global warming likely to bring more floods, droughts in Pak’


November 1st, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Nov 1(ANI): The recent floods in Pakistan were due to global warming and a change in extreme weather conditions, which may cause more floods and droughts in the country in future, ... Read more...

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Pakistan situation still critical: UN agencies


October 6th, 2010 - 5:20 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Oct 6 (IANS) The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Unicef have said the flood situation in Pakistan remains quite critical in some parts of the country.The UNHCR ... Read more...

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400,000 pregnant women among flood affectees in Pakistan


September 26th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 26(ANI): The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has estimated that some 400,000 pregnant women are among the 20 million food-affected people in Pakistan.According to official figures, nearly 50,000 of ... Read more...

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World Bank links Pak flood aid to responsible and transparent end use


September 20th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sep 20(ANI): The World Bank and the United States have urged Pakistan to take steps to reassure donor countries that it is capable of using their flood aid responsibly and ... Read more...

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UN calls for urgent global response to Pak disaster


September 20th, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sep 20(ANI): United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called for an "urgent" global response to Pakistan, which is currently recovering from the worst floods in its history.Ban said this ... Read more...

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Australia doubles Pak flood aid to 75 million dollars


September 17th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Sep 17(ANI): The Australian government has decided to raise its aid to flood-ravaged Pakistan by 40 million dollars to bring its total commitment to 75 million dollars.Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd ... Read more...

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US will only support a democratically elected Pak government: Holbrooke


September 16th, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Sep 16(ANI): US Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard Holbrooke, has said that his country is completely against martial law and favours continuation of the democratic process in Pakistan.Responding ... Read more...

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Pakistani official debuts at 79 with tales of the Frontier


September 13th, 2010 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sept 13 (IANS) It is never too late to take a shot at writing. Retired Pakistani official Jamil Ahmad, 79, who spent several years in the tribal regions between Pakistan ... Read more...

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Pak flood impact worse than Indian Ocean tsunami, Kashmir earthquake: Imran Khan


September 13th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 13(ANI): Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has warned that the massive flooding in the South Asian country could have a greater impact than the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and the 2005 ... Read more...

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Zardari dismisses concerns of international flood aid misuse


September 13th, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 13(ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has dismissed concerns that international aid to help flood affected people in the country could be misused.According to UN Office for the Coordination ... Read more...

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Gilani urges international community for more help for Pak flood victims


September 13th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Jampur (Pakistan), Sep 13(ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has reiterated his appeal for more help from the international community to carry out relief and rehabilitation efforts in the flood ... Read more...

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UN claims aid for flood-hit Pak has come to standstill


September 3rd, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Thatta, Sept 3 (ANI): The United Nations office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has claimed that worldwide response to the flood disaster in Pakistan has almost come to a standstill. ... Read more...

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UK provides Rs 1.10 billion aid for flood hit Pak kids


September 2nd, 2010 - 10:24 pm ICT by ANI
Sukkur (Pakistan), Sep 2 (ANI): The Deputy Prime Minister of United Kingdom, Nick Clegg, on Thursday sanctioned Rs1.10 billion for the welfare of children in flood-ravaged Pakistan.After seeing the destruction caused by ... Read more...

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‘Global warming, greenhouse gas pollution may have triggered Pak floods’


August 30th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Aug 30(ANI): Global warming and greenhouse gas pollution may be a possible cause of the devastating floods in Pakistan, a Brit technical services organization has said.Moody International Pakistan Managing Director, ... Read more...

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3.5 mn Pakistani flood victims drinking dirty water: UN


August 26th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 26 (DPA) Some 3.5 million survivors of the worst floods in Pakistan's history only have contaminated water to drink, which is increasing the risk of water-borne diseases spreading, the UN ... Read more...

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UK doubles Pak flood aid to 64.3 million pounds


August 20th, 2010 - 4:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 20(ANI): The United Kingdom has decided to raise its aid to flood-ravaged Pakistan by 33 million pounds to bring its total commitment to 64.3 million pounds.The International Development Secretary Andrew ... Read more...

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Floods to recede only by month’s end, says Pak Meteorological Department


August 19th, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug 19(ANI): Pakistan's Meteorological Department has said that the floodwaters, which have caused unprecedented devastation in the country, will not fully recede until the end of this month.Senior meteorologist Arif ... Read more...

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Australia triples Pak flood aid to 35 million dollars


August 17th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Aug 17(ANI): Australian has decided to raise its aid to flood-ravaged Pakistan by 24 million dollars to bring its total commitment to 35 million dollars.Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced that the ... Read more...

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PPP, PML-N join hands for flood-relief efforts in Pakistan


August 15th, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug 15(ANI): The Pakistan People's Party (PPP) and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) have joined hands to cope with the worst floods in the country's history, and agreed on setting ... Read more...

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Flood-relief activities will not impact fight against Taliban: Pak Army


August 14th, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug 14(ANI): The Pakistan Army has said that the security forces will continue its flood-relief efforts in affected areas, but will not divert forces from the battle against the Taliban. ... Read more...

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Pak wants UN debate on flood situation, says envoy


August 13th, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug 13(ANI): Pakistan's Ambassador to the United Nations, Hussain Haroon, has said that his country is trying for a UN General Assembly debate on the flood situation, and making all-out efforts ... Read more...

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Zardari slams foreign trip criticism, says he ‘acted to mobilise the world’


August 12th, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
Singapore, Aug 12(ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari, who has been under attack for taking a foreign trip while his country was struggling to cope with devastating floods, has defended his ... Read more...

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Pak officials warn of another massive flood in Punjab, Sindh


August 12th, 2010 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug 12(ANI): Pakistani authorities have warned that another flood may hit the Guddu, Sukkur and Chashma barrages this weekend to further inundate Punjab and Sindh provinces.The warning has been issued after ... Read more...

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Pak floods ‘greatest humanitarian crisis in recent history’: UN


August 10th, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug 10(ANI): The United Nations (UN) has rated the floods in Pakistan as the greatest humanitarian crisis in recent history.According to assessment done by the UN, the number of people suffering ... Read more...

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Pakistan must act against Haqqani terror network: US


July 24th, 2010 - 9:53 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, July 24 (IANS) The US has told Pakistan it must ban travel, freeze assets and put an arms embargo against key leaders of Pakistan-based Haqqani Network, identified as ... Read more...

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