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  • Shangla high school without building since 2005 earthquake

    SHANGLA: Students of the government high school for boys, Amnavi, here will again sit under the open sky when schools reopen in Shangla district on Feb 24 after the winter vacations...

    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...

  • 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...

    Hundreds of survivors from the worst-hit part of the AJK capital had spent their first night after being struck by the...

  • 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)...

  • 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...

    Over 30 missions in Islamabad contributed images taken by ambassadors and secretaries during their visits...

  • Most of Hazara schools destroyed in 2005 quake awaiting reconstruction

    In absence of proper buildings, thousands of students of such schools have been getting education for 10 years in the environment not fit for education, according to education department officials and an educationist...

    Of the total damaged educational institutions, the Erra was responsible for the reconstruction of 2909 institutions while it had refused to reconstruct 760 schools because such schools were demolished after the Erra’s...

  • 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...

    The geological activity born out of this collision is the reason for the unstable seismic activity in the region...

  • 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...

  • Emerging market debt triples since 2005: Moody’s

    Emerging market governments and companies around the globe have rushed in recent years to take advantage of rock-bottom global borrowing costs and investor hunger for yield...

    0tr in 2005, the Moody’s report found, thanks largely to private-sector borrowing...

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