Hunza Archive

The mysterious connection between Malik Riaz of Bahria Town and jihadi terrorists: A call from Hunza – by Abdul Nishapuri: Related articles: The car race tragedy in Malik Riaz Hussain’s Bahria Empire Shame on PPP govt for rewarding Lal Masjid terrorists: Jamia Hafsa allotted 40 times larger land than the original site Many of our critical readers know that
worried scared upset angry: a perspective on the Hunza lake – by Cheryl Carruth: Standing in the spillway, looking down at the approaching lake. (Photo by Zulfiqar Ali Khan, Pamir Times) I can’t remember a time I’ve been so worried. Any day now, including today, the lake water could reach the spillpoint in
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
Hunza: Paradise being lost? – by Shamshad Ahmad: This could happen only in a hapless country where NRO-created rulers are too busy fighting the judiciary to bother about people, leaving them to suffer every imaginable hardships ranging from chronic shortages of food, electricity and gas to lawlessness
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
The likelihood of a flood from the Attabad landslide – by Dr. David Petley: Source Dave’s landslide blog: The water level at Attabad is now within ten metres of the base of the spillway at the saddle, and continues to rise at about 90 to 100 cm per day. Thus, water flow through
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
Hunza lake may burst its banks – The Flood Forecasting Division of the Pakistan Meteorological Department: Source Pamir Times and Dawn: by Intikhab Hanif LAHORE, May 12: The Flood Forecasting Division of the Pakistan Meteorological Department warned on Wednesday that the lake created in Hunza valley by a massive landslide in January could be breached
President Zardari asks for Hunza Lake report: Source: Geo News Blog ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday sought a report from Governor Gilgit Baltistan over the relief and rehabilitation measures for the landslide affectees of the Hunza valley and steps for draining the lake. A
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
The sinking paradise of Gojal in upper Hunza — by Dr Shahid Siddiqui: Borith Lake – Gojal Hunza Photo Source The government needs to act fast. Gojal should be declared a calamity-hit area, extending rightful facilities to its residents. The debris removal work should be expedited by extending the shifts to 24