Pakistan news of October 30, 2008 - Earthquake in Balochistan leaves over 200 dead

2008-10-30 14:16:30 (GMT) (Caymanmama.com - Pakistan News News)

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  • More than 200 killed, 500 inured and thousand rendered homeless by the massive earthquake in Baluchistan
  • Unconditional surrender agreed by militants in Bajaur
  • Pakistan to consider IMF option on Pakistan’s own terms
  • Pakistan protests against US drone attacks inside Pakistan
  • US recognizes serious problems faced by Pakistan

More than 200 killed, 500 inured and thousand rendered homeless by the massive earthquake in Baluchistan

Quetta: Pakistan witnessed another massive earthquake but this time in the province of Baluchistan. The massive tremors rocked Baluchistan at a magnitude of 6.4 at 5:10 AM yesterday. The center of earthquake was the city of Ziarat. More than 200 people are reported dead and 500 are injured. Hundred of homes and government building were flattened. Hundreds and thousands of people had to spend the cold night without shelter and without proper food and clothing.

Unconditional surrender agreed by militants in Bajaur

Khar: Number of militants in Bajaur have agreed to lay down their arms unconditionally. They have also agreed not to resist entry of security forces in their area and stop attacks on government personnel. The development came after the meeting on elders of tribes (Jirga).

Pakistan to consider IMF option on Pakistan’s own terms

Islamabad: The Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance, Mr, Shaukat Tareen has said that Pakistan would consider IMF if the other sources could not provide the required amount needed by Pakistan within the stipulated time. He said that Pakistan will consider IMF but on Pakistan’s own terms.

“We need this amount within next 15 to 20 days and if Friends of Pakistan or other IFIs do not ensure us this amount, we shall have to go to IMF,” he said.

Pakistan protests against US drone attacks inside Pakistan

Islamabad: The US ambassador Anne W. Patterson was summoned by the foreign office of Pakistan where a strong condemnation and protest was lodged. The US ambassador was handed over a resolution adopted by the Senate in which the senate had urged the government of Pakistan to take strong measure to stop the US drone attacks inside Pakistan.

US recognizes serious problems faced by Pakistan

Washington (AFP): The White House spokeswoman, Dana Perino, yesterday stated that Washington US understands Pakistan’s problems of extremism and economy and was ready to discuss the issues with Pakistan anytime the authorities wished to but would pursue the fight against terrorism.

For more latest Pakistan news visit: http://www.dawn.com/2008/10/30/index.htm



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