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  • Shangla high school without building since 2005 earthquake

    Built in 1996 the high school had developed big cracks as a result of 2005 earthquake and it was demolished in 2010 after the Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority (Erra) declared it unsafe for students...

    Aurang Zeb, an official of the planning and development department, told this correspondent that about 204 schools were demolished when Erra declared them unsafe for students after the 2005 earthquake...

  • School in Shangla village remains incomplete since 2005

    SHANGLA: The residents of Ranzro village in Chakesar tehsil here have demanded of the provincial government to order completion of the lone government primary school for boys which has been left incomplete by the contractor since 2005...

    Shaukat Ali, the contractor, told Dawn he had taken contract of the school in 2005 at Rs500,000, which was too low, forcing him to leave the work halfway...

  • IAAF bans 28 after 2005, 2007 world champions’ retests

    LONDON: The IAAF has initiated disciplinary action against 28 athletes after they retested samples from the 2005 and 2007 world championships with new technology that can uncover previously unde­tectable substances and found 32 adverse doping cases...

    The tests were the second for samples from the 2005 world championships in Helsinki...

  • 2005 quake: little to show for billions spent on rebuilding

    ISLAMABAD: Despite the billions supposedly spent on the reconstruction of areas wrecked by the Kashmir earthquake of 2005, on ground development does not reflect much improvement...

    Although it contained no details on the number of projects started in other areas devastated by the 2005 quake, the report gave a breakdown of the money spent in each district...

  • Photographs capturing 2005 calamity showcased

    ISLAMABAD: An exhibition of photographs featuring Pakistan was held to mark the 10th anniversary of the earthquake that occurred on October 8, 2005...

    The event aimed at raising funds for marginalised women and paraplegic survivors of the 2005 earthquake...

  • Most of Hazara schools destroyed in 2005 quake awaiting reconstruction

    PESHAWAR: As a decade of the devastating earthquake, which had left several areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in ruins, will complete today (Thursday), the federal and provincial governments have yet to reconstruct around 2,000 of the total 3,669 destroyed educational institutions in Hazara Division...

    In absence of proper buildings, thousands of students of such schools have been getting education for 10 years in the environment not fit for...
  • Remembering Oct 8, 2005: The day the earth shook

    “Whenever I look at the mountain, I am reminded of that harrowing day,” he says, remembering October 8, 2005 when much of northern Pakistan experienced an earthquake that turned towns and villages in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and neighbouring Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) into graveyards...

    “On October 8, 2005 we all had a close call...

  • 10th anniversary of 2005 quake observed

    MUZAFFARABAD: People ob­ser­ved the tenth anniversary of the Oct 8, 2005 earthquake here on Thursday by participating in different events, where they expressed gratitude to those who had helped them in the aftermath of the massive tragedy...

    Take a look: Remembering Oct 8, 2005: The day the earth shookAzad Jammu and Kashmir Prime Minister Chaudhry Abdul Majeed laid a wreath at the monument and offered fateha for the departed souls... ...

  • Five Bangladesh militants jailed for 2005 blasts

    DHAKA: A Bangladesh court Monday sentenced five Islamist militants to 10 years in prison for carrying out explosions in 2005 as part of a deadly nationwide bombing campaign that shook the nation...

    The twin blasts were part of synchronised bombings carried out on August 17, 2005 across all Bangladesh cities and almost all districts that left two people dead...

  • Work on 2005 quake-hit Shangla RHC still incomplete

    SHANGLA: Work on the construction of rural health centre in Makhozi area of Puran tehsil, which was destroyed in the October 2005 earthquake, is still incomplete, in-charge of the hospital, Dr Iftikhar Ahmed, complained on Sunday...

    Talking to Dawn, he said the building was demolished by Erra after 2005 earthquake and work on it was started in 2010, but the contractor left it after carrying out work for only six months...

  • Earthquake jolts bring back memories of 2005

    With the massive loss of life in the 2005 earthquake still fresh in minds, Saturday’s jolts left many traumatised...

    “The experience was especially traumatising for my friend Fatima Khan, who had been rescued from the rubble of Margallah Towers in 2005,” he said...

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