|Aftershock quake of magnitude 6 hit Mashkel again|
17 April 2013
QUETTA: An aftershock earthquake measuring 6 on Richter scale hit the Mashkel Tehsil of Washuk district of Balochistan located on the Pak-Iran border Wednesday morning, reports reaching here said.
Details of fresh material and human loss could not be collected immediately.
It may be recalled that thirty-four people were killed and scores others were injured as powerful earthquake measuring 7.9 on Richter scale had hit Mashkel Tehsil at the Pak-Iran border on Tuesday. Strong tremors were felt in different parts of Pakistan, Iran, India and the Gulf countries.
According to officials of the seismic centre, the Tuesday’s earthquake was amongst the top three major earthquakes in the area. The magnitude-wise deadliest earthquake hit the area in 1905 which was measured 8 on the Richter scale. The earthquake of May 1935 in which about 30,000 people perished, was recorded at 7.5 on the Richter scale.
Source: The News
|See Also in Political News|
|Pakistanis are the most gracious. An Indian admits|
30 August 2016
#SeditionThis: Why I believe Pakistanis are the most gracious people in the world
A mother's wish to see her childhood home led to a journey of a lifetime into what many in India consider to be enemy land.
My mother was forced to leave behind the city of her birth, Rawalpindi, when she was just 18 because of the tumultuous ruptures of Partition. She had never returned. When she was to turn 75, I thought the best gift I could give her was to take her, if it was at all possible, to the city and ... Full Story
|Punjab govt to give schoolgirls four hens, one cock and a cage to teach 'kitchen skills'|
25 August 2016
ISLAMABAD: Schoolgirls in Pakistan will be given poultry to care for in an initiative partly aimed at teaching them about the kitchen, officials said, raising the eyebrows of women?s activists across the country.
Punjab officials said that the government will initially be providing girls in 1,000 primary schools with four hens, one cock, and a cage.
Naseem Sadiq, head of the Punjab government?s livestock department, said that the aim was to promote poultry and educate about nutrition, citing ... Full Story
|Three British siblings are kicked off a flight after fellow passengers said they'd been seen "reading ISIS material" - despite none of them being able to speak, read or write Arabic|
24 August 2016
Maryam, 19, Sakina, 24, and Ali Dharas, 21, were travelling to Naples
They were escorted their easyJet flight at London Gatwick and quizzed
Police told Maryam and Sakina they were seen 'reading ISIS materials'
Siblings were asked if they could speak English before re-boarding
Three British siblings were removed from an easyJet flight after fellow passengers wrongly accused them of 'reading ISIS material'.
Sisters Maryam, 19, and Sakina Dharas, 24, and their brother Ali, 21, had taken their ... Full Story
|Top officials of govt gas pipeline firm sacked for questioning transparency|
19 August 2016
The government has sacked the chairman and an independent member of the board of directors (BoD) of a state-owned entity executing $15 billion gas pipeline projects after they ... Full Story
|Sindh High Court grants bail to Axact-BOL boss, 13 others|
16 August 2016
ISLAMABAD ? The Sindh High Court Monday granted bail to Shoaib Ahmad Shaikh, CEO of Axact-BOL, and 13 others in a case relating to alleged selling of fake degrees.
Shaukat ... Full Story
|Rhetoric and reality|
15 August 2016
The soon to be concluded programme with the IMF, unlike the last one, is being completed without having to be aborted mid-way through. But only a chronic optimist would call this ... Full Story
|Sheikh Hamza Yousuf Writes About His Mother Who Just Passed|
10 August 2016
My mother, Elizabeth Anne George Hanson, died last night with her hand in mine, surrounded by her children. She was ninety-five years old; when she was born, there was an Ottoman ... Full Story
|KP Assembly passes Conflict of Interest Bill 2016...|
06 August 2016
PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly unanimously passed three bills on Conflict of Interest, Universities (amendment) and Galiyat Development Authority on Friday.
The Khyber ... Full Story