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    Afghan Pakistan Quake 2016

  • Rescuers struggle to reach Afghan-Pakistan quake survivors

    SHANGLA: Rescuers raced against time Wednesday to reach cold and hungry survivors of an earthquake that left entire communities in Afghanistan and Pakistan marooned in remote mountainous regions, as the death toll climbed to 370...

    5 magnitude quake ripped through the region, triggering landslides and flattening buildings...

  • Afghan forces' casualties climbing in 2016, top US commander says

    KABUL: Afghan forces are suffering rising levels of battlefield casualties this year after unprecedented numbers of police and soldiers were killed and wounded in 2015, the top US commander in Afghanistan said...

    US Army General John Nicholson, in some of his first remarks since the United States last week scaled back its withdrawal plans, told a small group of reporters that the rising casualties were largely the result of Taliban...

  • Pakistan in the most active quake zone, says US Geological Survey

    WASHINGTON: A reverse faulting at immediate depths about 210 km below the Hindu Kush Range in north-eastern Afghanistan caused Monday’s earthquake in the Pak-Afghan region, according to the US Geological Survey...

    Active faults and their resultant earthquakes in northern Pakistan and adjacent parts of India and Afghanistan are the direct result of convergence between the South Asian and Eurasia plates...

  • Pakistan sends relief goods for quake victims in Nepal

    KATHMANDU: Four Pakistan Air Force (PAF) aircraft carrying rescue and relief assistance, including a 30-bed mobile hospital, for Nepal left for the earthquake-devastated country Nepal on Sunday...

    In line with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's directive, the two C-130s which reached Kathmandu today are carrying a medical team of doctors and paramedics, a 30-bed hospital, medicines, tents, water, dry food, and a search and rescue team with...

  • Pakistan’s ‘quake-resistant’ straw homes

    Her life will never be the same again, but she was lucky to get a new house in 2013 built from straw bale by Pakistan Straw Bale and Appropriate Building (PAKSBAB), a non-profit organisation, on the outskirts of Rawalpindi...

    Pakistan is one of the most vulnerable countries to earthquakes, with over 215 earthquakes in 2015 alone, according to Earthquake Track...

  • Pakistan pledges $1 million for rehabilitation in quake-hit Nepal

    ISLAMABAD: The Government of Pakistan has pledged US $1 million as contribution for utilisation towards the reconstruction and rehabilitation process currently ongoing in Nepal after the devastating earthquakes that hit the country earlier this year...

    The announcement was made by the acting head of Pakistan's Mission in Nepal during the International Conference on Nepal’s Reconstruction, held in Kathmandu on June 25...

  • Pakistan cricket teams safe after Christchurch quake

    CHRISTCHURCH: Members of Pakistan’s national cricket squad were shaken on Sunday when a 7...

    Pakistan’s only tour match before the first Test in Christchurch from Nov 17 was also washed out on the final day on Sunday in Nelson and Bari said this had deprived the players a great opportunity to acclimatise to the conditions in New Zealand...

  • First Pakistan Test still on after New Zealand quake

    The first Test match between New Zealand and Pakistan is scheduled to go head this week after engineers checked the safety of the Christchurch cricket venue following a massive earthquake that rattled the centre of the country early on Monday...

    3 quake in 2011 that killed 185 people...

  • State executions in Pakistan decreased by 73pc in 2016: Amnesty International

    State executions in Pakistan dropped by 73 per cent in 2016 as compared to the previous year, with over 360 convicts put on death row and more than 87 hanged, rights group Amnesty International said in its latest report released on Tuesday...

    According to the report, Pakistan was joined by Iran, Saudi Arabia and Iraq as one of the countries with the greatest number of state executions in 2016, amounting to 87pc of death sentences...

  • SAG 2016: Pakistan’s first women boxers determined to land big punch

    The three fighters will become the first female boxers from Pakistan to feature in an international sporting event when they step into the ring on February 13 at the ongoing South Asian Games...

    But if you’re mentally strong and physically not quite there yet, you still have a chance,” says Noman as he brushes aside the inexperience of the Pakistan trio as a demotivating factor for the girls...

  • Moor selected as Pakistan's submission to Oscars 2016

    Oscar fever officially kicks off in Pakistan as the Pakistani Academy Selection Committee has announced Moor as its selection for submission to the Foreign Language Film Award category at the 88th Academy Awards next year...

    "Moor pushes the boundaries of cinema in Pakistan," she said of the film, "A visual treat, the film reminds us of the history of a land we too often ignore...

  • 2016 World T20: Muddled Pakistan have plenty to ponder

    Pakistan will end 2015 with the bitter taste of a 3-0 rout at the hands of a largely inexperienced England side...

    The T20 series defeat, in harmless conditions in the UAE, set the alarm bells ringing but anyone who has followed Pakistan's limited-overs performances over the course of the year would agree that it did not come as a surprise...

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