Latest Geography of Pakistan Stories

2010-08-01 15:12:00

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Aug. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- World Vision is planning a rapid response in Pakistan as unprecedented monsoon rains have triggered flash floods killing more than 1,300 people. With hundreds of people missing and more rain expected, World Vision fears the death toll could rise further. The relief group hopes to begin distributions of food and clean water as early as tomorrow, but can only use small trucks to transport aid because roads and bridges have been damaged...

2008-07-21 08:44:50

Afghan private Ariana TV aired the Haqiqat (The Truth) feature on 20 July to analyse the tense relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan, Pakistan's tendency to expand its influence over Afghanistan and the impact of the recent suspension of scheduled meetings between Afghan and Pakistani officials. The presenter began the feature by saying that Pakistan, in direct cooperation with Britain, was trying to assert its absolute dominance over Afghanistan or at least in the Pashtun areas. He...

2008-07-13 18:00:12

Text of analytical report by Anisa Shahid, entitled: "Attack on Indian embassy harms the country's political prestige" by independent Afghan newspaper Cheragh on 10 July Three days passed from the attack on the Indian embassy, but discussions are still continuing about it in the media. This attack was the deadliest attack of its kind in Kabul over the past many years. It killed 41 people and wounded dozens of others. After a while, the Interior Ministry of Afghanistan announced that a...

2008-07-09 06:00:38

Text of report headlined "Afghanistan sends medical aid to Kurram Agency" published by Pakistani newspaper Dawn website on 9 July Peshawar, July 8: The Afghan government has sent life-saving drugs and surgical equipment to avert a humanitarian crisis in the strife-torn Parachinar and other parts of the Kurram Agency, where hospitals are running short of medicines because of a nine-month- old blockade of the area by local Taliban militants. Sources said that President Hamid Karzai had sent...

2006-08-01 08:27:10

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - International relief agencies working in Pakistan's earthquake affected areas have been told to observe dress codes and behavior that don't offend local sensitivities, an official said on Tuesday. Local authorities in conservative North West Frontier Province are drawing up a code of conduct for the NGOs after some Muslim clerics demanded the expulsion of women workers including Pakistanis from Mansehra town. The clerics had set a deadline of Aug 1 for...

2006-04-13 04:51:19

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan must have a balanced foreign policy, with good relations with the United States and India as well as immediate neighbors Pakistan and Iran, the nominee for foreign minister said on Thursday. Rangeen Dadfar Spanta, named by President Hamid Karzai last month to replace Abdullah Abdullah, also said the thorny issue of the border with Pakistan, which has bedeviled relations for decades, had to be decided by the Afghan parliament. "For averting conflicts,...

2006-04-11 09:39:38

KARACHI (Reuters) - An explosion shook a park in the Pakistan port city of Karachi on Tuesday where Muslim worshippers had gathered to celebrate the anniversary of Prophet Mohammad's birthday, police said. The cause of the blast and number of casualities was not immediately known.

2006-03-28 08:29:15

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - A bomb blast killed at least one man and wounded 15 others in Peshawar on Tuesday hours after the United States said it had temporarily closed its consulate in the northwestern Pakistani city after receiving a threat. The blast was caused by explosives planted on a motorcycle parked in a crowded bazaar in the city center, according to the city's Senior Superintendent of Police Operations, Saeed Wazir. Earlier on Tuesday, a spokeswoman at the U.S....

2006-03-01 23:21:34

KARACHI (Reuters) - A blast was heard and witnesses saw smoke rising in Karachi on Thursday from an area between the U.S. consulate and the Marriott Hotel, with U.S. President George W. Bush due to visit Pakistan in the next couple of days. Islamist opposition parties have organized a national day of protest on Friday against cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad published in Europe and deemed blasphemous.

2006-02-09 01:20:07

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - An explosion hit a procession of Shi'ite Muslims in northwestern Pakistan on Thursday, killing at least four people, police said. The blast occurred in the town of Hangu in North West Frontier Province, during a procession to mark the Shi'ite mourning month of Moharram, Riffat Pasha, police chief of NWFP, told Reuters. A senior police source, who did not want to be identified, said he had reports of at least four dead. "The injured are being moved to the...

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