Disaster Archive

Floods’ management: A perfect script for a black comedy: Raza Rumi As I write these lines, millions are stranded and vulnerable to disease in the wake of perhaps the greatest natural disaster of recent times. Communities in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa are stranded, Sindh is facing the wrath of gods and
Experts warn of high tidal wave in Hunza – by M Asif Khan, Ghazanfar A Khattak & M Haneef: Experts warn of high tidal wave in Hunza: How long can Attabad landslide dam last? PESHAWAR: The natural lake formed by the blockage of the Hunza River from January 4, 2010 Attaabad landslide has grown to a volume of
Indifference of Pakistani government and media to looming disaster in Hunza – by Irfan Siddiqi and Ghazi Salahuddin: While most journalist and anchors in Pakistani media are more interested in Shoaib-Sania marriage, Jamshed Dasti’s by elections etc, Irfan Siddiqi must be commended for his persistent attention to a looming tragedy about to happen in a far off
Where are you Mr President? People of Hunza need your help: Hunza lake update 15 May 2010 Compiled by: Abdul Nishapuri Three more towns were inundated Friday due to rising water level in Ataabad lake. Traffic remains suspended on Karakoram Highway since two days. Hunza Deputy Commissioner Nagar Waqar Taj
Multiple dimensions of the Hunza disaster — by Dr Shahid Siddiqui: The most painful part of the issue was the downplaying of the disaster by the federal and local authorities. They tried to create the impression that everything was either all right or under control. The reality, however, was just
Protest in Aliabad Hunza against NDMA and government – Zulfiqar Ali Khan: Source Pamir Times: Hunza, May 12: Hundreds of people participated in a peaceful protest in Aliabad, sub-divisional headquarter of Hunza, against the widespread destructions in Gojal Tehsil due to inability of the authorities to drain the lake formed on
Thousands face displacement in Hunza if lake bursts its banks – IRIN Report: Thousands face displacement if lake bursts its banks The new lake on the Hunza River ISLAMABAD, 10 May 2010 (IRIN) – Flooding caused by an overflowing lake, formed after a landslide blocked the River Hunza in northern Pakistan in
Hunza lake: A disaster in waiting – by Kishwar Naheed: ہنزہ جھیل قیامت بن سکتی ہے….کشور ناہید ادھر بیجنگ+15 پر بحث کرنے کیلئے سارے پاکستان کی عورتیں جمع ہوئی تھیں۔ ادھرکسان عورتوں کی کانفرنس SAP پاکستان میں ہو رہی تھی اور تیسرا قصہ یہ چھڑا تھا کہ ہنزہ میں
Pakistani media is ignoring a disaster in waiting in Hunza: Story of a lake and the sinking paradise – by Irfan Siddiqi: The LUBP has previously posted an article on this topic by Dr Shahid Siddiqui highlighting the gravity and urgency of this issue. Gojal (in uppper Hunza) needs to be be declared a calamity-hit area, extending rightful facilities to its