Tag: Survivors

No survivors in Sorrange mine blast

QUETTA - All 43 miners in a colliery in Quetta that was hit by a blast at the weekend have been confirmed dead, officials said Tuesday, as rescuers ended their search operation.
"All 43 bodies have been recovered," said Iftikhar Ahmed, provincial chief inspector of mines for the Baluchistan province.
"There are no survivors and the mine is being sealed," Ahmed said.
President of Pakistan Mines Workers Federation Bakht Nawab confirmed the final toll.
The mine in the

Walk on 20th to express solidarity with quake survivors

KARACHI - A walk would be organised in the metropolis to express solidarity with the quake- and tsunami-hit people of Japan, said a press release issued on Friday. The walk would be held under the auspices of the Pakistan-Japan Cultural Association Sindh and the Pakistan Japan Business Forum. The walk would commence near the Salt n Pepper Village restaurant in DHA.

With thousands missing, survivors seek loved ones in Japan

KUJI - Survivors searched for loved ones on Monday in emergency centres across the northeast coast of Japan, with thousands of people still missing after an earthquake and tsunami that probably killed more than 10,000. "I am looking for my parents and my older brother," a weeping Yuko Abe, 54, said at an emergency centre in Rikuzentakata, a nearly flattened town of 24,500 people in far-northern Iwate prefecture. "Seeing the way the area is, I think perhaps they did not make it. I also

Foreign rescue teams join search for NZ quake survivors

CHRISTCHURCH - Hundreds of foreign rescuers will join exhausted New Zealand teams on Thursday in an increasingly desperate search of quake-shattered buildings in central Christchurch as time runs out to find survivors buried under rubble.
Officials have abandoned hope of finding anyone alive in the collapsed Canterbury Television (CTV) building in the city centre, including foreign students at a third-floor language school, with a grader moving in to clear debris. Police warned

Flood survivors protest for Watan Cards

ISLAMABAD - Scores of flood affected people from Kot Addu of district Muzaffar Garh continued their hunger strike on the second consecutive day here on Monday seeking issuance of second installment of Watan Cards.
They assembled here outside the National Press Club (NPC) and set up a protest camp to convey their grievances to the authorities. They were chanting anti-government slogans for its 'negligence' towards their plight. They said the delay in the delivery of second

Russia contributed $8m for flood survivors, says consul general

KARACHI - Following the appeal of international donors and aid agencies for the flood-affected people of Pakistan, Russia has also launched an initiative to assist them. Talking to the media at the Russian Consulate in Karachi on Thursday, Russian Consul General Andrey Demidov said that Russia has so far provided humanitarian aid of about $9 million to flood survivors of Pakistan and, if needed, it would continue its support in the future.
"In accordance with the ordinance of the

CM orders DCOs to address problems of flood survivors

KARACHI - Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah has directed district coordination officers (DCOs) engaged in rehabilitation of the flood-affected areas to pay complete attention to solving the problems and grievances of the flood survivors in a befitting manner.
The chief minister issued these orders during a meeting held in connection with reviewing the rehabilitation measures for the flood-affected people. Chairing the meeting at the Chief Minister's House, Shah said that

Punjab Lok-Rahas enacts flood survivors’ miseries

SAHIWAL - Disasters leave many stories behind and some of these stories become examples of sacrifice while some show the cruelty and inhumanity of the society. Similarly, the recent floods in the country have given birth to different stories. Punjab Lok-Rahas has picked up a few stories from Rajanpur and enacted them in a 40-minute one-act play named Mahno Kahani.
The play was performed in the lawns of Sahiwal Elementary College for Teachers on Tuesday while around 500 students

‘Earthquake and flood survivors facing serious problems’

LAHORE - Survivors of the 2005 earthquake and the 2010 floods are facing acute problems including abuse, exploitation for distribution of resources especially for unaccompanied women, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi Lecturer Salman Haider said on Tuesday while presenting his research paper at a seminar.
The seminar, Findings on Internally Displaced Persons with Special Focus on Women, was organised by the Legislative Watch Group of the Aurat Foundation, Lahore. The

Speakers urge debt cancellation for rehabilitation of flood survivors

KARACHI - Civil society activists on Thursday termed foreign debt a political issue rather than an economical one that is used as a tool for domination over the poor country.
Delivering presentations at a seminar titled 'Debt Cancellation for Rehabilitation,' organised by the Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum (PFF) in collaboration with Oxfam, the speakers demanded the cancellation of debts to help flood survivors. The seminar was a part of series of a debt cancellation campaign.

Flood survivors will get plots in Karachi

KARACHI: The Sindh government is planning to give away plots to flood survivors in Gadap and Bin Qasim towns of Karachi. While visiting the relief camps in Razzakabad and Malir, Sindh Rehabilitation Minister Haji Muzaffar Shujra said the government would construct 30,000 houses in the first phase for underprivileged people and flood survivors of the province. "The government will fulfil all promises made to the flood survivors. President Asif Ali Zardari is taking special interest in

Sikh organisations send rice bags for flood survivors

KARACHI: The Unite Sikh, Sri Guru Singh Sabha and United Sikhs of Thailand, the international organisations have sent a container of 25,000 kilograms of rice for the flood survivors as a token of support.
The container was handed over to the National Trust for population Welfare (NATPOW) chairperson, Senator Suriya Amiruddin on Sunday. The container containing 2,500 rice bags - 10 Kgs each, would be distributed among the flood victims in Kyber-Phaktoonkhwa and three worst

Hunt for survivors after twin disasters hit Indonesia

Indonesian rescuers searched for survivors Wednesday after a tsunami smashed into an island chain and a volcano erupted in twin disasters that have left scores dead and thousands homeless.
Ten villages were flattened when the tsunami triggered by a 7.7-magnitude earthquake pounded the Mentawai islands late Monday off the west coast of Sumatra, on a major fault line in a region known as the "Pacific Ring of Fire".
At least 154 people were killed and some 400

Flood survivors from Sindh feel neglected in Shahdara

LAHORE: Someone once said that Punjab is mother, and a mother feeds without discrimination. Having similar thought in mind, a group of flood victims made their way to Lahore in search for life.
It is needless to explain what all they lost in flood but it is important to explain what they did not; it was courage. Six families got aboard a flood effectee train and found themselves in Lahore without shelter, without money - but with hope.
The families left their home village