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    Avalanche traps about 150 Pakistani soldiers

    In the line of duty: A fallen son of the soil is remembered by his father HARIPUR: When Anwar Zaman’s son was selected in the Northern Light Infantry, he opposed his son’s decision to join the regiment. “I urged him to change the regiment but he was overtaken by the...
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    Avalanche traps about 150 Pakistani soldiers

    No PR93/2012-ISPR Rawalpindi - April 21, 2012: Update Avalanche Clearance at Gayari Sector Siachen The weather has once again turned very cold due to overcast conditions and chilling winds. The bad weather posing difficulties in rescue activities but could not affect the pace of work at...
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    Bhoja Air Flight crashes on final approach to Islamabad Airport.

    Bhoja crash: Investigations may not take too long, says DG CAA ISLAMABAD: Investigations into the Bhoja air crash might not take too long to complete, Director-General (DG) Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Nadeem Yousafzai expressed hope while speaking to the media on Saturday. “The...
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    Bhoja Air Flight crashes on final approach to Islamabad Airport.

    From calling a whole industry a *****, you have now downsized your ire to owners and anchors. But still, you are not specific. I could go on but this is not the purpose of the thread. So i will end my comment on the matter on this note; When you criticize a profession, you should know that good...
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    Bhoja Air Flight crashes on final approach to Islamabad Airport.

    This is a very insensitive generalization of a whole industry to which i do not agree. Yes, there are problems which need to be rectified but you cannot label a whole set of professionals like this without having any basic idea of how media works. The field reporters and cameramen do make...
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    Bhoja Air Flight crashes on final approach to Islamabad Airport.

    Plane is getting out of control, captain told tower ISLAMABAD: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Saturday issued a preliminary investigation report on the Bhoja Air plane crash, DawnNews reported. According to the report, three minutes before the crash, the plane’s captain had...
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    Avalanche traps about 150 Pakistani soldiers

    Desolation of Gayari army base GAYARI CAMP: Half a dozen tattered yellow flags poke from a huge boulder-strewn expanse of gravel and ice. They mark where the buildings of Gayari army base once stood. In the early hours of April 7, thousands of tonnes of ice, rock and snow crashed down onto...
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    Make Siachen ‘Peace Park’.

    Here is the link to the original paper on the said proposal .. http://www.uvm.edu/~shali/kemkar_siachen.pdf
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    Avalanche traps about 150 Pakistani soldiers

    This is the latest update from ISPR: Despite weather hazards, rescue operation at Gayari Sector continues at five priority points identified with the help of SPD team employed alongwith plant equipment, Army Search and Rescue Teams. A 450 meters long access track has been developed on the...
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    Avalanche traps about 150 Pakistani soldiers

    Here are some excerpts from a five year old study, conducted by a Pakistani hydrologist, which shed some light on the environmental issues: 1. Mr Abbasi compared satellite images of the glacier's snout between 1978 and 2006 as part of a study for the Worldwide Fund for Nature in Pakistan last...
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    Avalanche traps about 150 Pakistani soldiers

    Rescuers may take days to reach trapped men ISLAMABAD, April 9: It may take days before rescuers reach the 139 men trapped in a military complex buried under about 80 feet of snow, mud and rocks, in Gyari (Siachen), army officials said on Monday, as rescue teams dug two tunnels to reach...
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    50% Pakistanis remain food insecure: WFP

    I agree with you on that point my dear. If this is the situation when there is enough food, we can only imagine what will happen in the near future when demand outgrows supply !
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    50% Pakistanis remain food insecure: WFP

    I am not aware of any official scheme for children. However, there are NGOs which are working in this sector. The Govt. has this scheme, called BISP [Bemazir Income Support Program] for low-income house-holds, where monthly installments are paid. Also, they have another similar scheme for the...
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    50% Pakistanis remain food insecure: WFP

    The problem as pointed out in the article is not food scarcity, rather lack of access or inability to buy the right kind of food. Reasons are many; primarily displacement of large number of people due to floods and military operations in FATA. Then there is also rising inflation which means...
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    Avalanche traps about 150 Pakistani soldiers

    Firstly, they are rarely at full strength. Secondly, the whole Battalion HQ might not have been hit by the avalanche but a portion of it.
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