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  • Law aimed at helping acid victims remains in limbo

    ISLAMABAD: The Acid and Burn Crime Bill, 2014, which was once cleared for passage by a committee of the lower house but remained pending for over three years, has been deferred once again without being considered by the National Assembly...

    Legal experts, however, believe that there is still room for improvement in the bill and suggest that it should be passed as an amendment to the existing law, rather than a new law...

  • Karachi Central Jail officials booked for 'helping' LeJ militants escape

    Several Karachi Central Jail officials, including a jail superintendent, have been booked on charges of aiding the escape of two high-profile Lahskar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) militants, Additional Inspector General (AIG) Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) Dr Sanaullah Abbasi said on Monday...

    According to the first information report (FIR), a copy of which is available with Dawn...

  • Families of seven flood victims compensated

    MUZAFFARGARH: The district coordination officer (DCO) on behalf of the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) on Tuesday gave away compensation cheques to families of the seven people who swept away in the floods in the Indus and Chenab...

    The families of Nadia Bibi, Kausar, Muhammad Yousaf, Muhammad Younis, Ahsan Ahmad, Shamim Mai and Elahi Bakhsh were given compensation, while the families of two women who were swept away...

  • CM grants another Rs336m for flood victims

    KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah on Thursday granted an additional amount of Rs336 million for relief of flood victims living in relief camps for one month and directed the fin­ance department to release 50 per cent of the amount to the Provincial Disas­ter Man­a­­g­e­­ment Autho­rity (PDMA) with immediate effect...

    The CM directed the deputy commissioners of riverine districts to co-ordinate with the PDMA, monitor and...

  • Chitral police help flood victims

    PESHAWAR: The Chitral police have distributed food packages bought from their own money in worst hit areas of the district to help lift suffering of the marooned population...

    The food packages included a 10kg flour bag, 5kg sugar, two kilogram each of red lentils and gram, 250 grams tea, 250 grams spices, salt bags, 500 grams of dry milk and mineral water bottles...

  • 43pc of suppl budget spent on flood victims: minister

    LAHORE: Punjab Finance Minister Dr Ayesha Ghaus-Pasha told the Punjab Assembly on Thursday that the provincial government had to spend 43pc of the supplementary budget of outgoing fiscal year on rescue, relief and rehabilitation of the 2014 flood victims...

    “The major amount of supplementary budget had been spent under unexpected expenditure head and rehabilitation of flood victims last year,” the minister said while winding up the...

  • 15 bodies of Chitral flood victims recovered

    CHITRAL: A search operation continued for the second day on Monday in the border village of Ursoon where 29 people had died on Sunday night when a flash flood hit the village and swept away more than 50 houses...

    Chitral Deputy Commis­sioner Osama Ahmed Warraich told Dawn that the bodies of at least 15 people had so far been recovered, including 10 in Afgha­nistan’s Kunar province...

  • Criteria set for allotment of 2,120 houses to flood victims

    KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said the 2,120 two-room houses built in Thatta under the Turkish Housing Scheme will be allotted to the flood affected families of Thatta and Sujawal through balloting...

    While presiding over a meeting on the housing scheme, which was completed with the support of Turkish government, the chief minister approved the criteria for allotment...

  • Lakki flood victims get relief goods

    LAKKI MARWAT: Hundreds of flood affected people, including women and children, received relief items on Saturday at the camps set up by the army in Abakhel and Lakki city here...

    Army’s Tajazai base camp Commander Brig Abdul Hameed also visited the relief camp set up at the Government Centennial Model High School in Lakki city...

  • Flood victims face water, food shortage

    CHITRAL: The flood-affected people accommodated in a camp in Mori Lusht area on Booni road have been facing various problems, including shortage of drinking water and food...

    Talking to this correspondent here on Sunday, the affected people said that 40 families of their village had been displaced and rendered homeless when the flash floods caused destruction in their village...

  • 60,000 flood victims of RYK shifted to safer areas

    BAHAWALPUR: Bahawalpur Corps personnel have so far shifted over 60,000 flood-affected people through boats and ferries to safer places from Machka, Sadiqabad tehsil, Tarinda Muhammad Panah, Chachran Sharif and other areas of Rahim Yar Khan district...

    According to a press release from the Inter-Services Public Relations, the army also distributed 600 ration packets among flood-affected people in addition to extending treatment to them...

  • Relief package for GB flood victims termed inadequate

    GILGIT: The opposition and ruling PML-N members on Monday expressed dissatisfaction over government’s efforts to rehabilitate the flood affected people across Gilgit-Baltistan...

    They were speaking during the third session of the Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly after the PML-N government assumed power...

  • Pakistan operations helping anti-terror fight in Afghanistan, says US

    WASHINGTON: The US State Department said on Monday that Pakistan’s counterterrorism efforts in Fata had reduced the ability of some militant groups to use the area as a base for insurgency in Afghanistan...

    This is the first indication in months of a renewed US confidence in Pakistan’s efforts to fight terrorism in the tribal belt bordering Afghanistan and precedes a congressional hearing aimed at highlighting the country’s alleged...

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