Muzaffarabad facing epidemic outbreak|
* Paris-based charity stresses urgent supply of potable water
* UN estimates 1,000 hospitals destroyed
* Most local nurses and doctors died in quake
ISLAMABAD: Medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) warned on Tuesday there was a risk of an epidemic of water-borne disease...
Rescue continues, eight more pulled out alive|
* Rescuers say no hope of survivors after Friday
* 50 more helicopters needed for rescue efforts: UN
ISLAMABAD: Rescuers on Tuesday pulled two women and five children alive out of Margalla Towers rubble and a razed school in Balakot three days after a massive earthquake devastated...
Quake in Karachi, Balochistan|
QUETTA: A 5.1-magnitude quake rattled Balochistan and a 4.0-magnitude quake was felt in Karachi on Tuesday, causing people to rush out of their homes in panic. No casualties were reported. Tremors were felt in the remote towns of Khuzdar and Surab at 8pm, said Met Office. In Karachi, the termors were...
MNAs ignore Aitzaz’ call to donate uplift funds|
By Shahzad Raza
ISLAMABAD: National Assembly members (MNAs) on Tuesday expressed their ‘shock’ over the devastation cause by Saturday’s earthquake, but turned a deaf ear to Aitzaz Ahsan’s suggestion that all MNAs donate their development funds for the rehabilitation of the quake victims.
Foreign rescuers charged visa fees|
ISLAMABAD: The Interior Ministry has launched an investigation against officials of the Immigration and Passport Department for allegedly charging visa fees from foreign rescue workers.
The foreign workers arrived in Pakistan to help the local agencies in rescue operations...
NSC meets today|
ISLAMABAD: An important National Security Council (NSC) meeting to discuss the earthquake will be held today (Wednesday).
President Pervez Musharraf will preside over the meeting, which will review Saturday’s earthquake. Azad Kashmir President Sardar Muhammad Anwar...
Muzaffarabad | Lost|
A bare-foot Kashmiri girl holds some belongings as she looks for her parents following evacuation from a remote area of the capital of Azad Kashmir on Tuesday. afp