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27 Oct 2011 description
report Trend

The Azerbaijani government has today made a decision to provide Pakistan with humanitarian assistance worth $2 million. Pakistan's southern part was damaged as a result of flooding and monsoon rains, the Foreign Ministry said.

Lenta.ru reported that more than 5 million inhabitants left without houses, hundreds of people died as a result of flooding in southern Pakistan.

27 Aug 2010 description
report Trend

Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug. 27 / Trend S.Agayeva /

Azerbaijan will send an additional $1 million in aid to Pakistan to help the government deal with the consequences of recent heavy floods, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry told Trend today.

Earlier Azerbaijan sent $1 million in aid to Pakistan.

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev initiated the package of extra assistance on Aug. 21.

An Azerbaijani Defense Ministry plane with humanitarian aid left for Pakistan on Aug. 27.

25 Jul 2009 description
report Trend

Since the last two years that the Taliban militants have launched a violent insurgency in Pakistan, they have destroyed over 60 percent of schools in the country's restive northwest, Press TV reported.

In a campaign against education, especially for girls in the troubled tribal region of northwest Pakistan and the Swat valley, Taliban militants have shut down 4,000 private schools and have either blown-up or set on fire 230 schools, including 112 girls' schools in the region, a Press TV correspondent reported late on Friday.

Moreover, around 87 schools, including 45 …

24 May 2009 description
report Trend

Gunshots pierced the air as Pakistani troops battled Taliban fighters in Swat Valley's main city, while thousands of civilians hid in their homes, a witness said - pushing the fight to a critical phase in the effort to wrest the region out of insurgent hands, AP reported.

The army has pushed into Mingora, where it says some 10,000 to 20,000 residents are stranded in the city as soldiers fight street-to-street against insurgents.

"I will try to leave again whenever I get another chance," Fazal Wadood, 45, a local political party leader, told The Associated Press by …