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    Pakistan Floods 2010 Facts And Figures

  • Five years on: Recalling the horror of 2010 Swat floods

    The ongoing flooding in Pakistan's rivers took me back five years, when, in the last week of July 2010, Swat was hit by floods of the worst nature since the first century AD...

    Forest experts say that where the deodar (Cedrus deodara) grows, the monsoon doesn't usually go, but if it gets there, it brings nothing but devastation
  • Looking back: The 2010 spot-fixing scandal and its aftermath

    LONDON: England and Pakistan are set to play their first Test on English soil since the 2010 spot-fixing scandal when they meet at Lord's on Thursday...

    Below AFP Sport looks back at the scandal that shook cricket and the subsequent fall-out:Aug 28Britain's now defunct News of the World tabloid alleges that teenage sensation Mohammad Amir, Pakistan new-ball partner Mohammad Asif and captain Salman Butt agreed to bowl no-balls in return...
  • ‘SA leadership approved 2010 World Cup payment’

    JOHANNESBURG: Football’s world governing body faced fresh pressure on Saturday, after media reports the highest levels of South Africa’s government approved a $10-million payment that US investigators suspect was a bribe to get the 2010 World Cup...

    Then president Thabo Mbeki and foreign minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma approved the payment, the reports said, which the authorities again insisted on Friday was for a legitimate development...
  • Land grabbers convicted in only five cases since 2010

    KARACHI: While an anti-encroachment court and a special force were established in the metropolis in 2010 for the speedy trial of land grabbers besides retrieving public property by razing illegal structures, the purpose of the entire exercise has largely remained fruitless with merely 10 per cent conviction rate so far...

    During the past seven years, the Anti-Encroachment Force registered 185 cases and sent 110 of them for trial
  • TSH blocks Karakoram Highway to protest 2010 deaths

    ABBOTTABAD/MANSEHRA: The activists of Tehreek-i-Sooba Hazara led by Baba Haider Zaman blocked the Karakoram Highway here on Wednesday against the denial of justice to the families of seven people, who were killed by the police firing in 2010 during a pro-Hazara province demonstration in Abbottabad...

    They however opened the artery at the intervention of the district police officer and administration officials
  • Mastermind of 2010 attack on American charity held

    MANSEHRA: The counter-terrorism department of police in Hazara division claimed on Wednesday to have arrested the mastermind of the terrorist attack on American charity World Vision on Oct 8, 2010...

    Qari Rasheed is said to have planned and carried out the attack on the office of World Vision in Dugai area of Oghi which had left eight of the charity’s staffers dead
  • 'Amir is a good kid now': Misbah hails remarkable turnaround after 2010

    LONDON: Mohammad Amir returned to the hallowed ground of Lord's he defiled six years ago to earn Pakistan one of their most memorable Test triumphs over England on Sunday...

    The fast bowler, who served a five-year ban and jail time after admitting spot-fixing at the home of cricket in 2010, took the final wicket of the first Test to give Pakistan a well-deserved 75-run victory
  • Gold rebounds from 2010 lows

    LONDON: Gold bounced from near six-year lows on Thursday in line with a rebound in the euro, after the European Central Bank announced the minimum cut in its deposit rate that investors had been expecting...

    The cut was smaller than some traders had expected, leading to a more than 2pc rebound in the euro
  • Iannone wins Austrian MotoGP for first Ducati victory since 2010

    SPIELBERG: Ducati rider Andrea Iannone won his maiden MotoGP race at the Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday, giving the Italian manufacturer its first victory since 2010...

    Having started from pole position, Iannone lost the lead to his Italian compatriot Andrea Dovizioso but overtook his Ducati team-mate with seven laps to go and beat him by 0
  • Action sought against authorities for not implementing 2010 flood report

    LAHORE: The Lahore High Court has been asked through a writ petition to issue directions to the Punjab government to take action against the authorities concerned for not implementing recommendations given by a 2010 Flood Inquiry Commission to avoid floods and destruction...

    Advocate Pir Muhammad Ali Gilani, chairman of the Human Safety Commission of Pakistan, in his petition stated that this year floods were damaging public property,...
  • BISP survey to reach women left out in 2010

    GWADAR: The Chairperson of the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP), Marvi Memon, has said that the government’s main goal is development and it does not want to waste time in the blame game...

    Addressing a gathering of local bodies’ members, she reaffirmed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar’s commitment to giving equity to Balochistan in the new poverty survey which, she added, would be possible if remote...
  • Discos’ revenue increased by $400m in 2010-15

    ISLAMABAD: The power distribution companies’ (Discos) revenues rose by more than $400 million during 2010-15 and they saved over 200MW, enough to supply power to three million people...

    These figures were released on Thursday at the completion of the five-year US government-funded project for power distribution programme
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