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    Pakistan 2005 Earthquake Damage Today

  • 2005 earthquake: Ten years of searching for Pakistan's missing

    MUZAFFARABAD: The morning the Pakistan earthquake struck ten years ago, Nazish Naz had been reluctant to go to school, telling her elder sister the day felt cursed...

    Her family are among hundreds of relatives struggling to trace loved ones lost in the earthquake, as all records of whether they survived were destroyed in the chaotic aftermath...

  • 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...

  • SC forms judicial commission to look into 2005 earthquake issues

    PESHAWAR: A Supreme Court bench here on Wednesday constituted the constitution of a one-man judicial commission to look into the issues related to the Oct 2005 earthquake, including the survivors’ rehabilitation and funding for reconstruction...

    Orders production of inquiry report in six weeksHearing a 2005 earthquake-related petition at the principal seat in Islamabad lately, the chief justice had taken notice of the rehabilitation...

  • Strong earthquake hits near Papua New Guinea, no reports of damage

    4 earthquake struck on Tuesday around 150 km south of the town of Rabaul in Papua New Guinea, the US Geological Survey said, setting off a tsunami warning within 300 km of the epicentre...

    Susan McGrade, owner of the Rabaul Hotel in Rabaul, told Reuters that the quake was felt strongly in the city, with water splashing out of the swimming pool, but there were no immediate signs damage...

  • Jamaat calls earthquake damage assessment into question

    PESHAWAR/TIMERGARA: Jamaat-i-Islami has questioned the assessment of damage in the quake-hit areas, saying actual losses are much higher than those reported by the Provincial Disaster Management Authority and other departments...

    Mr Mushtaq urged the government to declare the quake-hit region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as calamity-hit areas and pay Rs500,000 to Rs10,00,000 for house damage in Malakand division which was the worst affected...

  • 2005: When Pakistan and Israel explored closer bilateral ties

    When Pakistan first explored the possibility of normalising relations with Israel, former Israeli foreign minister Silvan Shalom assured Islamabad that Israel never participated in any plan with India to take out the country’s nuclear assets...

    In an interview at the UN headquarters in New York on September 19, 2005, Shalom also told this correspondent that “never in the last 58 years Israel considered Pakistan an enemy” and had...

  • 12th anniversary of 2005 quake observed amid ‘unfulfilled’ promises

    MUZAFFARABAD: Prayer gatherings and protest demonstrations went hand in hand across Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) on Sunday, as the region observed 12th anniversary of the devastating 2005 earthquake amid lament that promises by the authorities in Muzaffarabad and Islamabad remained “unfulfilled” to this day...

    Recalling that dreadful day, the acting prime minister said the earthquake was a massive tragedy, but the survivors returned...

  • 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...

    Mansehra – one of the regions worst-affected by the Oct 8 earthquake – remained a top priority for the Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority (Erra)...

  • 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...

    According to the officials, a total of 3,669 schools and colleges were completely damaged in the earthquake...

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