November 18, 1990 |
Potentially deadly counterfeit drugs produced in Karachi's teeming back streets are threatening Pakistan's health care system, already beset by poor conditions and a lack of money. Capsules of "penicillin" made from chalk, metal "pills," contaminated injections and bottles of vitamin solution containing fungus are prevalent, but they find their way into public health programs.
August 16, 2010 |
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Sunday that the floods ravaging Pakistan are the worst disaster he has witnessed, and urged the international community to speed up delivery of food, medicine and shelter to millions of people — many of whom have yet to receive anything. The Pakistani government and international relief organizations have been overwhelmed by the scale of the disaster, which has killed more than 1,600 people and damaged or destroyed more than 722,000 houses from the country's mountainous northwest to its central agricultural heartland and the flatlands of Sindh province in the south.
June 25, 2003 |
President Bush said Tuesday that he will ask Congress for more than $3 billion in aid for Pakistan, a staunch ally in Washington's war on terrorism. Half the money is earmarked for military aid, but Bush said Pakistan would not be getting the F-16 fighter jets it has sought for 13 years.
February 22, 2004 |
In recent weeks, an uncomfortable paradox has been exposed. While the world's attention was riveted on the possibility of Saddam Hussein passing weapons of mass destruction to terrorists, it was our close ally in the war on terrorism, Pakistan, that was the world's leading proliferator of nuclear weapons technology. North Korea, Iran and Libya all developed nuclear weapons programs with the help of Pakistan.
March 30, 1993 |
It is before dawn, and Abdul Sattar Edhi and his wife are trying to brighten the darkness of one of the world's poorest cities. Rolling off his rope cot, Edhi walks into the next room to bathe the body of a small boy, found dead in the gutter and brought here by police. Later his wife, Bilquis, appears from another room to wash and wrap an old woman's thin corpse in white shrouds and send it to a nearby mosque for funeral prayers. Soon the 61-year-old Edhi is at his cluttered desk.
December 1, 2009 |
OUR MISSION: The President's speech reaffirms the March 2009 core goal: to disrupt, dismantle, and eventually defeat al Qaeda and to prevent their return to either Afghanistan or Pakistan. To do so, we and our allies will surge our forces, targeting elements of the insurgency and securing key population centers, training Afghan forces, transferring responsibility to a capable Afghan partner, and increasing our partnership with Pakistanis who are facing the same threats. This region is the heart of the global violent extremism pursued by al Qaeda, and the region from which we were attacked on 9/11.