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EU seeks closer ties with Pakistan


February 9th, 2012 - 9:08 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Feb 9 (IANS) The European Union (EU) Wednesday adopted a plan to build a strong relationship with Pakistan.Welcoming the adoption, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said the five-year ... Read more...

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US forecast of impending mega quake worries Kashmiris


December 10th, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 10 (IANS) It is like the doomsday prophecy for the Kashmir Valley. Intense debate Saturday followed an American seismologist's predictions of a magnitude-9 earthquake.Local newspapers carried front page ... Read more...

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More than 5 million still affected by floods in Pakistan


November 26th, 2011 - 11:04 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- More than five million people are currently still being affected by this year's flooding in parts of Pakistan, requiring urgent humanitarian assistance, the United Nations (UN) said ... Read more...

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Millions of flood affected Pakistanis need help


November 26th, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Nov 26 (IANS) A UN humanitarian arm has called for help for the over five million Pakistanis, including a large number of women and children, who have been ... Read more...

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UNICEF seeks $50mn for flood-hit Pakistani kids


October 13th, 2011 - 6:17 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 13 (IANS) The UNICEF Wednesday sought $50.3 million from the international community for children affected by the recent floods in Pakistan.The UNICEF said that 2.7 million children in ... Read more...

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$17 mn UN aid to flood-hit Pakistan


October 8th, 2011 - 3:20 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Oct 8 (IANS) The UN has allocated $17.6 million in emergency aid to those worst affected by floods in Pakistan, Xinhua reported Friday.The money will be used to provide ... Read more...

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2.5 mn Pakistanis need flood aid


October 2nd, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 2 (IANS) Over 2.5 million people affected by floods in Pakistan are in desperate need of food, drinking water and sanitation facilities, the UN has said.According to Humaira ... Read more...

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Food aid to Pakistan reaches 7,000 tonnes: WFP


September 30th, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, Sep 30 (IANS) The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has distributed around 7,000 tonnes of monthly family food rations in the flood-affected region of Pakistan, Xinhua reported.The family food ... Read more...

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Sania, Shoaib meet Zardari


September 30th, 2011 - 4:56 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 30 (IANS) Tennis star Sania Mirza and her cricketer husband Shoaib Malik Thursday met with Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari to discuss launching a fund-raising campaign for the ... Read more...

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Pakistan, Iran to cooperate on security


September 29th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 29 (IANS) Pakistan and Iran have vowed to work together for regional peace and stability besides agreeing to cooperate on security and border management.Iran's Interior Minister Mostafa ... Read more...

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Pakistan to raise flood aid in Dubai


September 28th, 2011 - 9:14 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 28 (IANS) Pakistan plans to launch a campaign here Thursday to raise funds for the flood affected people in that country.A 12-member Pakistani delegation, representing all political parties ... Read more...

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Pakistan flood affected 240,000 pregnant women


September 27th, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 27 (IANS) As many as 240,000 pregnant women and 1.36 million children were affected by the floods in Pakistan's Sindh province, an official said.Floods in Sindh province have ... Read more...

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National mobilisation needed for flood relief: Zardari


September 20th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 20 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari has said he will mobilise the entire nation for the relief and rehabilitation of the flood-hit.Devastating floods in Pakistan's Sindh province have ... Read more...

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UN calls for over $350 mn to help flood-hit Pakistan


September 20th, 2011 - 8:06 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 20 (IANS) The UN has made an appeal for around $357 million to help the Pakistani government in providing assistance to over five million people affected by ... Read more...

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Hundreds evacuated in flood-hit Sindh


September 18th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Hundreds of people marooned by the floods in Pakistan's Sindh province have been evacuated even as Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has directed the authorities ... Read more...

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209 dead in floods in Pakistan’s Sindh


September 12th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 12 (IANS) A total of 209 people have been killed in the recent floods in Pakistan's southern Sindh province, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said Monday.The NDMA ... Read more...

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88 dead in Pakistan floods


September 5th, 2011 - 6:07 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 5 (IANS) At least 88 people have died and around eight million affected by floods in Pakistan's southern Sindh province and eastern Punjab province, a top official said.Zafar ... Read more...

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Photo exhibition opens on 2010 Pakistan floods


August 1st, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 1 (IANS) A photo exhibition is being held here to mark last year's devastating floods in Pakistan that impacted over 20 million people.Nomad Art Gallery along with International ... Read more...

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UN General Assembly re-elects Ban Ki-moon as Secretary-General


June 22nd, 2011 - 8:14 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday agreed to re-elect Ban Ki-moon as Secretary-General, his second consecutive term at the helm of the 192-member organization.Ban, 67, was ... Read more...

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Why Osama sought aid for Pakistani flood victims?


May 8th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) Why did Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden appeal for global assistance when Pakistan was ravaged by floods last year? Because he was living in Pakistan!According ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s economy faces considerable challenges: ADB


April 6th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Manila, April 6(ANI): Pakistan's economy faces considerable challenges, and though recently falling, its still high inflation may well accelerate, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has warned in a new report.In its annual ... Read more...

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UAE team in Pakistan to vaccinate over 2 mn kids


February 21st, 2011 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
Karachi, Feb 20 (IANS/WAM) A team of volunteers of the UAE Red Crescent Authority (RCA) is undertaking a campaign to vaccinate over two million Pakistani children against measles and polio in ... Read more...

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‘Over 250,000 killed by disasters worldwide in 2010′


February 10th, 2011 - 7:59 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Feb 10 (IANS) Over a quarter of a million people were killed by disasters worldwide last year, making 2010 one of the deadliest years in more than a generation, UN ... Read more...

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Elton John to sing with Plan B for charity


February 5th, 2011 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 4 (IANS) English Singer Elton John has agreed to sing on a track by British rapper Plan B to raise money for victims of the devastating floods in Pakistan last ... Read more...

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South Asian musicians present Beethoven for flood-hit Pakistan


February 1st, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 1 (IANS) Seven South Asian musicians, led by a Singapore-born Indian conductor, took the stage here to present "Beethoven for the Indus Valley", a benefit concert for "life and ... Read more...

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Red Cross warns of ‘Tunisia-style unrest’ in flood-affected Pakistan


February 1st, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 01(ANI): Food insecurity caused by last year's devastating floods in Pakistan can eventually lead to social unrest similar to that seen in Tunisia, the head of the International Federation ... Read more...

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Britain moves order to ban ‘Pakistani Taliban’ in UK


January 19th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 19(ANI): Britain has moved an order to ban the Pakistani Taliban as a terrorist group, making it illegal to raise funds in the United Kingdom."I have laid an order ... Read more...

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Britain moves to ban Pakistani Taliban


January 18th, 2011 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 18 (IANS) The British government has moved to ban the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) as a terrorist group, making it illegal to become its member or raise funds for it ... Read more...

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Zardari shoe-thrower to visit Pakistan as ‘Khomeini-like revolution herald’


January 16th, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 16(ANI): A Briton, who had hurled shoes at Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari during his last official visit to the UK, has announced to visit Pakistan on March 23- the ... Read more...

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Soccer stars to raise fund for Pakistan flood victims


December 14th, 2010 - 4:43 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Dec 14 (IANS) Dozens of renowned footballers will take part in a charity match in Greece Tuesday to raise funds for the people affected by Pakistan floods and Haiti earthquake, ... Read more...

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Pakistan flood victims move into new homes


December 9th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 9 (IANS) Fifty families uprooted by devastating floods in Pakistan's northern region of Gilgit-Baltistan have moved into new houses they helped build with UN support.The families are the first among ... 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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‘No orders to bring Musharraf back to Pak through Interpol so far ‘: Malik


November 9th, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Nov 9 (ANI): Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said that he has received no orders so far to bring former military ruler Pervez Musharraf back through the Interpol, however ... Read more...

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Hindu community in Pakistan celebrates Diwali


November 6th, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 6 (ANI): The Hindu community living in Pakistan celebrated the festival of Diwali at their religious places of worship on Friday.Federal Minister for Minorities' Affairs- Shahbaz Bhatti- felicitated Hindus on ... Read more...

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