Pakistan earthquake

Pakistan earthquake

Capital fundraisers secure new school for Pakistan

A NEW school will be built in Pakistan thanks to the fundraising efforts of the Edinburgh Pakistan Society.

Victims of quake still out in cold

IT started more than ten miles underground, the constantly shifting plates that created the Himalayas millions of years ago once again crashing against each other.

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Kashmir's year in ruins

PAKISTAN united in mourning yesterday in memory of 73,000 people killed in an earthquake exactly a year ago, while survivors vented frustration over the pace of reconstruction.

One year on, hope in sight for victims of Pakistan quake

IT IS only a small patch of land on the dusty road leading from Mansehra to Balakot. But by this time next year it will be a beacon of hope in the shattered landscape of northern Pakistan.

Body found a year after earthquake

NEARLY a year after the devastating earthquake that struck Pakistan, the body of a man has been found in rubble, ending his family's hopes that he had survived.

City RAF man is honoured by the Queen

AN RAF officer from Edinburgh who played a leading role in relief operations following the devastating Kashmir earthquake has been recognised by the Queen.

Pakistan hails 'nuclear' test fire success

PAKISTAN today successfully test-fired a nuclear surface-to- surface missile.

Aid effort fuels fresh hope in the Kashmir mountains

IN DECEMBER 2005, The Scotsman published the diaries of Maggie Tookey, an aid worker with the Scottish charity Edinburgh Direct Aid who spent six weeks working in Kashmir among the devastation caused by the Pakistan earthquake. There she detailed the trail of destruction, the vast loss of life and the crucial work that the charity was carrying out to get help to those who needed it most - providing shelter and wood-burning stoves to families whose entire lives had been wiped out in an instant.

Boxer Khan asks for quake help

SIX months on from the Pakistan earthquake that left many homeless, Olympic boxing medallist Amir Khan has urged continued support for victims as Oxfam International warned of the critical time facing many thousands.

Police to join fundraiser for quake victims

SENIOR police officers and politicians are set to attend a charity dinner to help raise funds to buy an ambulance for victims of the south-east Asia earthquake.

Quake's 'forgotten' victims

MORE than 2.5 million people remain homeless three months after the devastating earthquake that killed 73,000 in Kashmir.

Adams breaks down barriers in aid of earthquake victims

BRYAN Adams, the Canadian rocker, has become the first high-profile western performer to play live in Pakistan since the 11 September, 2001 terror attacks, headlining a benefit concert for victims of last year's devastating earthquake.

Quake chopper still missing

A HELICOPTER with seven people aboard that disappeared near the Afghan-Pakistan border following a Red Cross mission to aid quake survivors is still missing after five days, an official said today.

Quake mercy flights resume

THE United Nations resumed crucial relief flights to earthquake-devastated areas of Pakistan today, after Himalayan winter weather grounded helicopters for three days and disrupted the flow of aid to cut-off villages.

Scare after another quake hits Kashmir

THE disaster-struck region of Kashmir has been hit by another earthquake.

Survivor unrest forces UN to stop quake aid

THE United Nations today suspended aid missions to two areas in Pakistan's Kashmir region after dozens of earthquake survivors stormed two UN helicopters demanding an airlift out of the devastated area.

Scotsman readers help boost Pakistan quake aid

AN EDINBURGH charity has exceeded its Christmas appeal target and is hoping to recruit two new volunteers to its Pakistan earthquake relief project thanks to the generosity of readers of The Scotsman.

Aid fund set to grow

THE International Development Fund is being extended to assist the area hit by the Asian earthquake, it was announced today.

Cheney visits quake-hit Kashmir

US Vice-President Dick Cheney arrived in Pakistan today on a one-day visit that is expected to include a tour of quake-hit areas in Kashmir.

Working to heal the wounds of a tragedy the West soon forgot

MAGGIE Tookey was on a relaxing holiday in Greece when she got the phone call. It was 8 October 2005, and a massive earthquake had just hit Pakistan and north India, causing mass devastation and leaving thousands dead. Could she get on the next flight to Islamabad? "I said yes," she says quietly. "What else could I say?"

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