PAKISTAN: Floods 2014- colossal failure of state authorities

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A view of buses drowned in flood water in River Chenab. — Photo credit: The Dawn

Article : The 2014 floods in Pakistan is the fifth in series of floods since 1973, 1988, 1992 and 2010. This time the late monsoon rains [in the early part of] September unleashed terrific floods in Central Punjab. Swollen rivers, particularly the Chenab breached floodwalls, sweeping away thousands of villages and the Government despite warnings from the Met office turned a deaf ear, [and exposed] the people [to] the mercy of the calamity. Read More...

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PAKISTAN: In Memory of the desecrated All Saint's Church, Peshawar

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Article : [On 22nd of September, last year] was the day when peaceful Christians of Kohati Gate, Peshawar assembled for the Sunday prayer service inside the All Saint's Church in Peshawar where they were cowardly attacked by a terrorist outfit. The attack resulted in nearly about 130 causalities and over 250 injuries. The world noticed the deadliest attack on the Christian minority in the history of Pakistan. The two suicide bombers detonated a bomb in the midst of the worshiping Christians. The Islamist group "Jundallah" linked to the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan claimed responsibility for the attack and alleged that the attack on Christian and non-Muslims will continue because they are the enemies of Islam. Sadly no arrest has made out so far by the security law enforcement agencies. Read More...

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