Pakistan Observer


Restrictions on int’l aid flow inhuman: Geelani

Hyderpora, Ihk—While terming the imposition of conditions and restrictions over the international aid for the flood hit Kashmir by the Indian government as inhuman act, Hurriyat (G) Chairman Syed Ali Geelani revealed that on our appeal many Muslim countries, international Islamic organizations and personalities offered the large scale relief for the flood affected people of Jammu & Kashmir but India is placing unjustifiable restrictions in its way and she doesn’t want this relief to reach the people through us. ... Thursday, September 25, 2014 Details

Announce special relief package, Mirwaiz writes to Madani

Srinagar—In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, in a letter to the General Secretary of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Amin Madni, has apprised him about the devastation caused by the recent floods and appealed him to provide succor to the Kashmiris in this time of urgent need. ... Thursday, September 25, 2014 Details

What the floodwaters drowned in Kashmir?

THE floodswaters that splashed large parts of Kashmir from the beginning of September 2014 drowned concocted myths along with it. The pro Indian political administration that the Indian State had put up in Kashmir since 1948 was the first to be inundated. Not surprisingly though. ... Thursday, September 25, 2014 Details

Tangmarg bridge collapses, 30 villages cut off

Tangmarg, Ihk—The people from various villages of Tangmarg have shown their anguish over incompletion of work on damaged Shrai bridge at Tangmarg in north Kashmir region on Sunday. The bridge is connecting around 30 villages but even after 18 days have passed but the work on bridge is yet to be complete which makes people suffer. Earlier they were assured by Tehsil administration and concerned MLA Gh Hassan Mir for immediate repairs of bridge but nothing has been done so far. ... Thursday, September 25, 2014 Details

Kashmir floods: Crops worth Rs 3675 cr destroyed

Srinagar—As per the damage report prepared by the Agriculture Department Kashmir, the floods have damaged crops worth Rs 3675 crore across the valley extensively. Out of the 3 lakh hectare cropped area in Kashmir division around 1.35 Lakh hectare have been fully damaged and the remaining 1.65 Lakh hectare have been severely affected due to incessant rains, drop in temperature and disease. ... Thursday, September 25, 2014 Details

‘No food to cook and no clothes to wear’

Pampore—In occupied Kashmir, the devastating flood has taken a heavy toll on the widows and orphans, who are already living in pain and agony because of decades-old Kashmir conflict. A widow who has a small house at Achnambal, Pantha Chhoke in Srinagar said, “We have no food to cook”. She lost her husband in 1998 due to Indian state terrorism and since then has been working hard to support her two daughters and a son. ... Thursday, September 25, 2014 Details

Srinagar has fallen to viral diseases

Srinagar—The areas of Srinagar still marooned in the flood waters have been declared as hotspots for outbreak of communicable diseases by the health department and people have been advised to be cautious while dealing with water and food items. The continued presence of flood waters in some areas of Srinagar has prompted health department to declare many areas as hot spots for outbreak of communicable diseases including cholera and measles. The health department has already increased disease surveillance through various medical camps. ... Thursday, September 25, 2014 Details

Rs One m to be paid to next kins of AJK flood victims: Ch Majeed

Mirpur—Azad Kashmir government has made an immediate increase in the financial relief limit for the bereaved families of the victims of rains and flood. This was announced by AJK Prime Minister Chaduhry Abdul Majeed while addressing a media conference at the Prime Minister Secretarmiate in Muzaffarabad. The Prime Minister thanked the Prime Minister of Pakistan Muhammad Nawaz Sharif for visiting various flood-hit areas of Azad Jammu Kashmir. ... Sunday, September 14, 2014 Details

Death toll due to floods continues to rise in IOK

Srinagar—In occupied Kashmir, the death toll due to heavy rains and floods continues to rise with the recovery of more dead bodies after the flood water has started receding in the Kashmir Valley. Officials said that 14 children had died in the government-run G B Pant Hospital in Srinagar while 29 other people were found dead across the Valley. More than five-hundred people have been killed so far in the worst floods witnessed by the occupied territory during the past over sixty years. ... Sunday, September 14, 2014 Details

Omar Abdullah draws parallel between Kedarnath, J&K rain furies

Jammu—Kashmir Drawing parallel between last year’s Kedarnath tragedy and the Jammu and Kashmir’s flood, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today hoped that his government will be able to keep the death toll less by better and speedy rescue operation. “That state has faced such a situation and this state is facing such a situation. However, there were more deaths there than here,” Omar told reporters here today. He was replying to a question whether JK’s rains triggering flash-floods can be termed as Kedarnath-2. Omar further said “but we hope that we will be able to keep death toll less by better and speedy rescue operation. ... Tuesday, September 09, 2014 Details

JKPPF shows grief over devastation caused by floods in AJK

Muzaffarabad—Patron of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Political Front (JKPPF) Fazl Haq Qureshi and Chairman, Musaddiq Aadil, have expressed deep grief and sorrow over the loss of precious human lives and property caused by heavy rains and floods in the te ... Tuesday, September 09, 2014 Details

Muzaffarabad, Srinagar bus service suspended

muzaffarabad—Muza-ffarabad, Srinagar bus service has been suspended due to land sliding here Monday.

Following the recent flood and land sliding, occupied Kashmir administration appeals to suspend bus service after which all roads towards line ...
Tuesday, September 09, 2014 Details

Rehmani expresses sorrow over losses caused by floods

Srinagar—The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Freedom League (JKPFL), Muhammad Farooq Rehmani has expressed grief over the loss of precious lives and property in Pakistan, occupied Kashmir and Azad Jammu and Kashmir due to recent floods.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014 Details

Indian aggression persists in IHK

WHENEVER there is discussion on Indo-Pak ties, attention is automatically drawn towards Kashmir that has, at times, been declared nuclear flashpoint by some global powers. And whenever there is discussion on nuclearisation of the two neighbours, the first-use or second-use options also come under consideration. ... Tuesday, September 09, 2014 Details

Jayalalithaa announces Rs 5 crore assistance to flood-hit Kashmir

Ayalalithaa—on Monday announced an assistance of Rs five crore to flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir and offered to extend any other assistance required. Describing the destruction caused by flood fury in the state as a “colossal tragedy”, she observed that the unprecedented floods and landslides had caused extensive damage to property, besides taking a heavy toll of lives. ... Tuesday, September 09, 2014 Details


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