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29 Dec 2012 description

Tehran, Dec 29, IRNA – Imam Khomeini Relief Committee signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Sindh's Ministry for Relief and Natural Disasters on Saturday. Iran, Pakistan ink deal for relief aid distribution

10 Oct 2011 description

Islamabad, Oct 8, IRNA –The Iranian government will spend $80 million to rebuild houses for flood victims in the province of Sindh, media reported on Saturday.

Daily ‘The News’, quoting National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Spokesman Irshad Bhatti, reported that Iranian delegation under MD Iranian Housing Society has reached Karachi for survey.

He said that Iranian delegation has visited flood-affected area of Sindh for survey to make two-bed new houses with one kitchen and bath.

29 Sep 2011 description

Islamabad, Sept 29, IRNA -- Chairperson of Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) here Wednesday thanked Iran for sending noticeable humanitarian aid to Pakistan flood victims.

Senator Nilofar Bakhtiar made the remarks, heading a Pakistani delegation in a meeting to review the destruction caused by floods in southern parts of Pakistan.

Last month, Pakistan has been pounded by heavy monsoon rains which have caused massive floods in the province of Sindh. The floods have brought about massive damage to all infrastructures of the country.

22 Sep 2011 description

Tehran, Sept 22, IRNA – Iran Red Crescent Society dispatched its first consignment of relief supplies to flood-hit Pakistan on Thursday.

The Iranian consignment includes 47 tons of medical equipment, tents, blankets and foodstuff and will be delivered to Pakistan Red Crescent Society in near future.

The consignment will be carried by trucks from the city of Zahedan in the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan to Karachi, Pakistan, via Mirjaveh border crossing.

Mirjaveh is the main road crossing point between Iran and Pakistan.

13 Sep 2011 description

Islamabad, Sep 12, IRNA – Pakistani former defense Minister and veteran Politian on Monday expressed gratitude to the government of Iran for pledging humanitarian aid to the flood victims in Pakistan.

Talking to IRNA, Aftab Shaban Mirani, Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) said that the whole province of Sindh and people of Pakistan are grateful for Iran’s much needed help.

03 Sep 2011 description

Islamabad, Sep 3, IRNA -- At least 52 people were killed and dozens of others injured in three days of incessant rains in Sindh and parts of Balochistan and Punjab.

The rains have also brought huge damage to properties, besides causing extensive destruction of standing crops.

The spell came as a bolt from the blue for the countless still living in makeshift shelters after last year’s floods rendered them homeless.’

Interior Sindh is the most affected region where several villages were inundated and cut off from other areas.

26 Aug 2011 description

Islamabad, Aug. 26 ,IRNA-- The Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) will set up medical centres in Pakistan in collaboration with the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS).

The centers will be established at the provincial level as part of its efforts to strengthen the bilateral cooperation and relations between the two countries and the two national societies.

09 Jul 2011 description

Islamabad, July 9, IRNA – Life in Pakistan’s violence-hit southern port city of Karachi Friday paralyzed as the main ethnic group declared mourning over the recent wave of violence, which police says has claimed lives of upto 60 people in three days, witnesses said.

Public transport is missing across the city and people faced problems to find transport to reach offices, residents said.
President of the transport union, Irshad Bukhari, said that transporters had decided not to bring vehicles as the Mutahida Qaumi Movement or MQM had declared mourning.

07 Jul 2011 description

Islamabad, July 7, IRNA-- pakistan's Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, telephoned President Hamid Karzai Wednesday night and expressed 'serious concern over activities of militants' along Pakistan-Afghanistan border, PM's office said Wednesday.

Pakistani and Afghan sides claim that militants have recently carried out cross-border attacks, causing casualties of security forces and civilians.

Also on Wednesday Pakistan said that over 100 militants from Afghanistan entered Pakistani border Dir District and killed several policemen.

01 Jul 2011 description

Islamabad, June 30,IRNA – At least two people were killed in a car blast in a busy market place in the Pakistani northwestern city of Peshawar on Thursday night, local media reported.

Geo television reported that the blast occurred at Shoba bazaar. The car was parked outside a restaurant. Police said that 13 people were also injured in the blast.

The car caught fire and the blast smashed glasses of nearby shops, reports said.
The injured were rushed to a local hospital.

30 Jun 2011 description

Islamabad, June 30, IRNA – Pakistan on Wednesday renewed support to Afghan-led peace and reconciliation process and promised to facilitate it, the Foreign Ministry said.

Senior Pakistani and Afghan officials met in Kabul and decided to set up specialized working groups to deliberate in-depth on related aspects and propose concrete steps to move forward in a responsible and sure-footed manner, a joint statement said.

08 Jun 2011 description

Islamabad, June 7, IRNA – Pakistan and Afghanistan will formally launch a Joint Commission on Reconciliation during the upcoming visit to Islamabad by Afghan President Hamid Karzai later this month, Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani said on Tuesday.

Pakistan and Afghanistan had launched the commission in April when Prime Minister Gilani traveled to Kabul in April.

The commission is tasked to carry forward the reconciliation process, following the withdrawal of foreign troops from the insurgency-torn country.

02 Jun 2011 description

Islamabad, June 2 ,IRNA - The UN Refugee Agency and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Thursday signed an agreement for enhanced collaboration to support mainstreaming services for Afghans in Pakistan in the Joint Programs under One UN in Pakistan.

22 Apr 2011 description

Islamabad, April 22, IRNA -- A bomb attack killed at least 15 people and injured 35 others in a gambling club in Pakistan's port city of Karachi Thursday night, Provincial Health Minister Dr. Sagheer Ahmed said.

According to Sagheer Ahmed, death toll may rise as 10 injured are registered critical.

Witnesses said that unidentified men threw hand grenade at a gambling club near Lyari neighbourhood. A large number of people were present at the club when the incident took place, they said.

19 Apr 2011 description

Islamabad, April 19, IRNA - Pakistan is facing water shortage, with an estimated 44% of population without access to safe drinking water and up to 90% of population even lacks such access in rural areas, a water research body said Monday.

With decrease of quantity, the quality of water is also deteriorating badly by municipal, industrial and agricultural wastes, sources in Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR), said.

08 Apr 2011 description

Islamabad, April 6, IRNA -- An explosion killed at least four children in northwest Pakistan on Wednesday, police said. The children were playing in a field in Kohat district in Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa province when the explosives, hidden in a bag, exploded, a police officer Shah Duran said.

Three people were injured and shifted to hospital.

The police officer said it was not clear if the explosives were placed there or someone threw at the children.

07 Apr 2011 description

Islamabad, April 7, IRNA -- The international medical humanitarian association Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has suspended activities in parts of Balochistan province after a recent incident of firing in its vehicle, which injured two security men.

The suspension of activities leaves 100,000 children and 18,000 pregnant women without medical assistance from MSF in an area with very limited health services, PierluigiTesta, the head of Mission for MSF in Pakistan said.

24 Mar 2011 description

Islamabad, March 24, IRNA -- A police man and three other people were killed in rocket attacks in Pakistan's southwestern city of Quetta Wednesday, police said.

A senior police officer and 15 other people were injured when three rockets landed at different locations in Quetta, the capital of Balochistan Province.

The rockets were fired from different locations by unidentified men which landed at Chaman crossing, Saryab crossing and Khaliq Abad areas, witnesses said.

No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

06 Mar 2011 description

Islamabad, March 6, IRNA -- A pro-government tribesman was killed and seven others were wounded when Pakistani Taliban launched an overnight attack on their post in a tribal region, officials said Sunday.

The militants also kidnapped members of the peace committee in Mohmand tribal region, they said.

Peace committees of the pro-government tribesmen have been set up in Mohmand agency to help the security forces fight with the Taliban militants.

Taliban militants have carried out several deadly attacks on pro-government tribesmen in Mohmand agency bordering Afghanistan.

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06 Mar 2011 description

Islamabad, March 6, IRNA -- The Pakistani port city of Karachi was tense on Sunday after a religious leader and his son were assassinated.

Police said that unidentified gunmen shot dead Maulana Mehmood Ahmad Madni, elder brother of slain leader of banned extremist group 'Sipah-e-Sahabi' and his son in new Karachi late Saturday night.

A police officer said the gunmen opened fire on Madni's car, killing him at the scene.