floods in Pakistan Archive

Floods and Minorities in Pakistan: Fr. Emmanuel Asi, President of the Lahore Biblical Theological Institute and a member of the directive committee of the Theological Institute for Laity in Pakistan, as well as expert in interreligious dialogue, was recently interviewed by the press office
Basic Questions on “Lack of Trust” in government: Currently, the people of Pakistan are enduring the worst flooding in history. The destruction has been unprecedented. Millions have been displaced, nearly 0.7 million homes destroyed. Communication networks wiped out. Bridges washed away. Roads are no more.   People who have
President sees devastation, handed out aid, and promised homes would be rebuilt: Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari yesterday made his first visit to areas hit by devastating floods. He toured the Sukkur dam in southern Sindh Province, Pakistan Television reported, to see the damage firsthand, after being criticized by the opposition
Pakistan’s Project of Renewal -by President Asif Ali Zardari: Pakistan, a nation beset by political tragedies for generations, now faces a new test of its national character: a natural calamity unprecedented in our history. Millions have been displaced and thousands have died in floods caused by unabated rain.
Taking stock of the Zardari government’s [slack] response to the floods: Al-Jazeera Report 11 August 2010 Asif Ali Zardari, the president of Pakistan, returned home on Tuesday after controversial visits to France and the UK. Zardari is facing rising anger in Pakistan from victims of what some are describing as
How America Can Make a Difference – by Shehrbano Taseer: In the aftermath of the 2005 Kashmir earthquake, U.S Chinook helicopters – dubbed “angels of mercy” by Pakistanis – lifted in millions worth of aid to help victims. Subsequently, U.S approval ratings in Pakistan shot to an all-time high.
An appeal from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa – by Zubair Torwali: The situation in upper Swat, Swat Kohistan (Bahrain, Mankiyal, Kalam, Utror) is alarming as the people have now run out of food and medicine but the mainstream media in Pakistan takes it granted whosoever tells them that that much
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
The man who really matters in Pakistan – by Farzana Shaikh: Whatever David Cameron may say, looking both ways is by no means peculiar to Pakistan. For while Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari has looked the other way as his country drowns in the worst floods in living memory, the
Where is Fakhr-e-Alam? – by Kashif Naseer: Our regular contributor, Kashif Naseer, has raised a very pertinent point. Fakhr-e-Alam, a renowned celebrity and media personality having links to echelons of power was very active during the 2005 earthquake relief efforts. His commitment was not at all
Pakistan’s rulers or Western puppets – by Yousuf Nazar: Asif Zardari’s callous and indifferent attitude to his country’s woes has reached ”Neroic” proportions surpassing even the worst reputation of Yahya Khan during 1971. He appearance in a designer suit and pink tie with David Cameron served to reinforce
Legal Framework for Managing Disasters in Pakistan: Key Challenges -by Aley: Disasters occur when communities and households substantially suffer from hazards, and the livelihood security is devastated provisionally or for a longer time. Multiple factors such as community vulnerability and the limited ability to reduce the potential negative impacts of
Disastrous Response – by Imran Khan: First published in The News Global warming is causing increasing alarm because the rising global temperatures have the power to alter monsoon rain patterns. The recent floods that engulfed northern Pakistan have, in a way, not just affirmed the
Natural Disasters and the Terrorist Connection: Government needs to be on the watch!- by Aley: The recent floods in Pakistan have resulted in a colossal loss of life and property and require the government to go an extra mile for the rehabilitation of the victims. Yet a very important aspect which needs attention from
Analysis of relief and donations related to Pakistan floods 2010 – by Anas Abbas: Donations and contributions so far: World Bank: popularly known as the Israeli sponsored conspiracy in Pakistan said it had set up an aid fund at Pakistan’s request with initial pledges of $80 million. United States of America: Remember (According
“Point Scoring on National Issues” – by Riaz Ali Toori:   It is unfortunate that the leadership of Pakistan leave no stone unturned in defaming each other for political interests. We see Pakistani politicians cohesive hardly ever and only when on some grand dinner or lunch they come together
Floods Opening The Floodgates For Pakistan’s Extremists- By Daud Khattak: Devastating flooding in northwestern Pakistan has now taken more than 1,400 lives and a left about 1 million people homeless. Although the government has announced it is stepping up relief efforts, it has been widely criticized for its slow
When Bhutto Comes to mind- by Hasan Mujtaba: بھٹو کہاں سے آئے حسن مجتییٰ پتہ نہیں کیوں، جب دریاؤں اور آنسوؤں کے بند ٹوٹ جاتے ہیں تو پاکستان کے اکثر لوگوں کو ذوالفقعار علی بھٹو یاد آتے ہیں۔۔۔ انیس سو بہتر کے سُپر سیلابوں میں ماؤ کیپ
Help the poor victims of floods in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan – by Aamir Mughal: Apart from any kind of Political Difference “Human Life” is sacred! Today it was somebody else tomorrow it could be me. The life is long and completes its circle. Pakistani Intelligentsia should offer a Collective Funeral Prayers on Decency,
LUBP initiative to help victims of Flood: Pakistan has been struck by the worst monsoon floods in its history today. Balochistan and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa are the most-affected provinces with casualities more than 1000, tens of thousands left marooned, thousands displaced, hundreds stranded in unreachable places or gone
Floods in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa kill hundreds: From BBC The BBC’s Aleem Maqbool says whole villages have been washed away Over 300 people have been killed in floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains in northern Pakistan, officials say. The Edhi Foundation – a privately run aid
Rivers burst, floods kill at least 110 in KP: PESHAWAR: Rivers burst their banks during monsoon rains, washing away streets, battering a dam and killing at least 110 people in most severe floods in decades in northwest Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, officials said Thursday. Hundreds of thousands more
The Saraiki subjects of the Takht-e-Lahore: Is flood affected Rajanpur a part of Pakistan?: Source: Saraiki Waseb Development Organization (SWADO) SWADO editor’s note: Here is a compilation of newspaper reports from the last two days (27-28 July 2010) which points towards the intensity of suffering facing the flood affected people of the Saraiki
Uncoverings Of The Flood : Balochistan Govt’s Inaction : Are We Nurturing The Deprivation In Balochis?- by Hafsa Khawaja: “Balochistan has a history of bearing the brunt of feudalism, the chameleionic political scenario and  the extreme natural calamities of flooding and drought, both which blow the remaing normalcy of life there into smithereens. Latterly, Southern Pakistan has been hit
Flood devastation in Balochistan: where is the government and the media?: Source The Baloch Hal QUETTA: Tens of thousands of people remained marooned as vehicular traffic and train services in the flood affected region remained suspended for the third consecutive day on Saturday. Almost six districts of Eastern Balochistan received
News updates on Hunza lake (various sources): Outflow from Hunza Lake imminent (Express Tribune): Assistant Commissioner Hunza, Zamir Abbas told The Express Tribune that water from the lake would start emptying out thriugh the spillway soon. The government shifted displaced people settled in about 400 camps
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