Tag: Victims

Flood victims’ woes forgotten, laments HRCP

The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has voiced concern that the problems of the flood-hit population all over Pakistan seem to have come off the priority list even though the difficulties facing the affected people remain as challenging as ever and in some areas have even aggravated.
HRCP has been conducting damage and needs assessment in 33 flood-affected districts across the country and monitoring relief efforts there. In January and February the Commission held

Coca-Cola and IRD announce agri package for flood victims

LAHORE - Coca-Cola, the world's largest beverage company, has joined hands with International Relief & Development (IRD), a US based non-profit company, to help small-holder farmers in the flood damaged district of Muzaffargarh recover.
IRD, with support of Coca-Cola, will provide essential input package for the recovery of sugarcane crop. The overall goal of the project is to ensure improved livelihood and food security for vulnerable households.

Davis’ victim’s widow threatens to commit suicide

LAHORE - The widow of Faizan, the second person killed by American national Raymond Davis, threatened to commit suicide if justice was not done in her husband's death, a private TV channel reported on Sunday. After the widow of Fahim, another citizen killed by Davis, committed suicide, Faizan's family complained about police's disinterest and expressed concern over rumours of Davis' release.
Talking to journalists, Faizan's mother said that her family was not satisfied with the

Housing fraud victims sill await recovery of millions

ISLAMABAD - Over 900 Pakistani expatriates have been running from pillar to post for the past 13 years seeking recovery of millions of rupees they paid for plots in a housing scheme duly approved by the Capital Development Authority (CDA), but to no avail. A housing scheme, Jeddah Town, was launched in 1991 by the Gilani Housing Corporation International (Private) Limited, which initially offered 231 plots for sale over an area of 293 kanals.
The CDA approved the layout plan of

US consul disburses aid among terror victims

PESHAWAR - United States acting Consul General in Peshawar Constance Arvis said that US people and the government was determined to help the terrorism-stricken people by reviving their living sources.
"Terrorism has not only taken precious lives but it has crippled the economy and destroyed the infrastructure," she said, while addressing the tools distribution ceremony among the terror-ridden families at Peshawar on Saturday. The ceremony was part of US Agency for International

DNA tests of rape victims at govt expenses

FAISALABAD - The Faisalabad police have drawn out a new strategy for a speedy action in the investigation of rape cases. According to the new strategy, the police will arrange the DNA tests of rape victims at government expenses. The decision has been taken for swift proceedings in the investigation and to relieve the victims of the heavy charges of the tests that cost Rs 15,000.
SSP Dr Usman has directed all the officers concerned to take into account the new policy while

Moscow mourns airport bombing victims

MOSCOW - Moscow on Wednesday held a day of mourning for the 35 killed in a suicide bombing at its main airport as President Dmitry Medvedev fired a senior official for security lapses that allowed the tragedy.
Grieving Russians were lighting candles and bringing flowers to the Domodedovo airport where a suicide bomber slaughtered 35 people and wounded dozens Monday afternoon.
Churches, mosques and synagogues across the country held services for the victims, Russians queued

Families of drag race victims absolve housing society

LAHORE - The families of the drag race tragedy victims have absolved the Bahria Town management, of all the blames. The tragedy took place on 5 December 2010 in Phase VIII of Bahria Town, when one of the driver lost control over his car and it rammed into spectators. Five people died in the accident.
The case registered by the police had nominated Bahria Town management as co-accused. The families representing the deceased and the injured; Lt. Col (R) Javed Iqbal and Mrs. Kausar

Ticket revenues donated to flood victims

DOHA - All ticket revenue from the Asian Cup semi-finals on Tuesday will be donated to help flood victims in Australia, Sri Lanka and Thailand, organisers said.
A joint statement by Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president Mohamed Bin Hammam and Qatar Football Association (QFA) chief Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Bin Ahmed Al Thani said the flooding had been tragic. "Our thoughts and wishes go to all those who suffer in our fellow Asian nations of Australia, Thailand and Sri

Tense Albania buries protest victims

TIRANA - Albania's opposition marked a day of mourning on Sunday to attend the burials of two of the three people killed in anti-government protests amid heightened tension in the country.
Hundreds of people including opposition leader Edi Rama and other socialist lawmakers gathered in the south of the country to bury 48-year-old Ziver Veizi. Veizi was one of the three people killed when anti-government protesters clashed with police in Tirana on Friday.
"We were there to

Japan gives soft loan of $233m for flood victims’ rehab

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Japan signed on Friday a soft loan agreement
of $233 million out of $500 million pledged by it at the Pakistan Development Forum last year in November for early rehabilitation of the flood affectees.
Japanese Ambassador Chihiro Atsumi and Economic Affairs Division Secretary Sibtain Fazal Halim signed the agreement. Under the arrangement, $ 59 million would be for budgetary support while $ 174 million would be utilised for Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Rural Road

Tunisia mourns victims of revolution

TUNIS - Tunisia began national mourning on Friday for the dozens killed in its revolution, a week after the ouster of veteran ruler Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, as new protests called for the old regime to be destroyed. Flags flew at half-mast and state television broadcast prayers from the Koran for the 78 people that officials say were killed when security forces cracked down on a wave of social protests that began last month.
Tunisia's Religious Affairs Ministry said all imams

Socceroos raise funds for flood victims

SYDNEY - Australian football star Tim Cahill and his Socceroo teammates have led the domestic sports community in fundraising for victims of the Queensland floods. Nine people have died and 66 were missing after flash floods swept through parts of Australia's eastern state on Monday.
Everton midfielder Cahill dedicated his two-goal performance in Australia's 4-0 Asian Cup win over India in Doha on Monday to families affected by the floods. Cahill used his goal celebrations to

Mideast Christians victims of ‘cleansing’: Sarkozy

PARIS - French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Friday said Christian minorities in the Middle East are victims of "religious cleansing", following deadly attacks on churches in the region.
"We cannot accept and thereby facilitate what looks more and more like a particularly wicked programme of cleansing in the Middle East, religious cleansing," he said in an annual New Year's address to religious leaders.
An attack on a Coptic church in the Egyptian city of Alexandria on

‘Treat gunshot victims on arrival’

LAHORE - A peaceful walk by citizens from all walks of life was held at Liberty Chowk on Sunday, where the group protested against one of the regulations of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Association (PMDA). The regulation deals with no doctor giving treatment to any patient with a gunshot, until there is a police report.
Sara Khan, who took a part in leading the protest, called together friends family and online acquaintances, after forming a group on facebook alerting people

Australian oil company hands over 49 homes to flood victims

ISLAMABAD - An Australian oil and gas company operating in Pakistan has handed over 49 houses, built at a cost of Rs 6.0 million, to the flood victims' homeless families in Isakhel district of Mianwali, to mitigate their sufferings in the severe winters.
The houses have been constructed at one of the worst hit villages at Sharifabad in Isakhel, located along the Kunhar river and have been provided to the widows and the elderly on priority. The Combined Engineering and Integrated

Vigil held for terrorism victims

Lahore - Bullah Shah Foundation held a candle lit service at Mall Road Faisal Chowk memorizing the martyrdom of those civilians, policemen and armed forces soldiers who fall a prey to various terrorist attacks in 2010.
Members Bullah Shah Foundations and people from various walks of life paid a rich tribute to the martyrs and said their sacrifices will never go in vain rather it would cause a new era of peace and prosperity in Pakistan.
The participants of candle lit