February 3, 1991 |
Rescuers struggled through waist-deep snow on Saturday to reach people trapped by an earthquake that killed at least 300 people and injured more than 500 others, officials said. Hundreds of people were believed trapped in remote mountain villages where straw and mud huts were flattened by the powerful 6.8 quake, which rumbled across Afghanistan and Pakistan on Friday.
February 24, 2003 |
An Afghan government minister and three of his officials were among eight people aboard a chartered Cessna aircraft that crashed soon after taking off here early today, an official of the charter firm said. Juma Mohammad Mohammadi, the Afghan minister for petroleum and mines, was aboard the flight, along with an official of Pakistan's Foreign Ministry and Sun Chang Feng, chief executive of MCC Resource Development Co.
October 21, 1990 |
It's not a lesson anybody would want to teach a child, but for Shakir Hussein Shah making a grab for somebody's wallet--and getting caught--may have been the best move he made in his 13 years. Having no suitable facilities for the youth, the police handed Shah over to a privately run home for boys. Now he lives in a dormitory with other youngsters, attends school at the home and is being trained as an electrician.
November 20, 1994 |
When Karachi's top official gets to the office, his sleeves are rolled up, his phones are ringing furiously and dozens of men are waiting in the sweltering hall to ask urgent favors. There are no easy days for Faheem Khan as he tries to save one of the world's most troubled cities. "I'm surprised myself sometimes how the city carries on with all its problems," Khan said in an interview with the Associated Press. "We have unemployment, crime and pollution.
October 18, 2005 |
Relief officials and local government leaders in northern Pakistan have reported dramatically higher death tolls from the devastating Oct. 8 earthquake, with estimates reaching 100,000, the army's chief spokesman said Monday. The government has decided against revising its official estimate of 38,000 killed until its relief coordinator completes a survey, but it acknowledges that the final toll is likely to be much higher, said the spokesman, Maj. Gen. Shaukat Sultan.
December 31, 1994 |
The garrulous, mustachioed man sipping tea at the breakfast buffet in the Pearl Continental Hotel is without a doubt the highest flier among the leaders of the world's major cities. Literally. After all, one reason (probably the reason) Faheem Zaman got the job was his experience piloting Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto around Pakistan in a Bell Jet Ranger helicopter. Modestly, he notes on terra firma, he was not her first choice.