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Saudi Arabia pledges continued support for Pakistani quake victims


Maverick Report ISLAMABAD: Saudi Arabia has assured Pakistan that it would continue providing assistance without any interruption for earthquake victims in Balochistan, viewing it as its fraternal duty. According to ... Read More »

Punjab vows to assist quake-hit people of Balochistan till their rehabilitation


Maverick Report KARACHI: As many as 1,896 food hampers and 600 bottles of mineral water have been transported for the earthquake-affected area of Balochistan by 12 flights from Karachi to ... Read More »

Punjab CM vows not to rest till rehabilitation of Balochistan quake victims


Maverick Report LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has vowed not to rest content till complete rehabilitation of all Baloch brothers and sisters affected by the earthquake. “All resources ... Read More »

Punjab approves Rs10m for quake-hit people of Balochistan


Maverick Report LAHORE: The Punjab cabinet has decided to contribute Rs100 million to the prime minister’s fund for rehabilitation of earthquake-affected people of Balochistan. According to an official handout, Punjab ... Read More »

UN chief urges tourism industry to intelligently manage water


Maverick Report ISLAMABAD: With unsustainable consumption and climate change threatening global water resources, this year’s World Tourism Day highlights the responsibility of the tourism industry to safeguard and intelligently manage ... Read More »

ICRC Annual Report 2012: Many crises continue devastating lives

SYRIA, Rural Aleppo, Syrian Arab Red Crescent branch office: A displaced woman from Al-Raqqa. — ICRC/N Ayadat

Maverick Report GENEVA: In 2012, from the Sahel to Afghanistan, from Syria to Colombia, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) once again provided aid for millions of people ... Read More »

52% of Pakistanis think rainfall this year lesser than previous years


Maverick Report ISLAMABAD: Almost half (52 percent) of Pakistanis think the overall rainfall in the country this year was lesser as compared to previous years, according to a Gilani Research ... Read More »

Droughts project to become more widespread because of climate change: UN chief


Maverick Report ISLAMABAD: Over the past quarter century, the world has become more drought-prone, and droughts are projected to become more widespread, intense and frequent as a result of climate ... Read More »

Moderate earthquake jolts parts of Pakistan, Afghanistan


Maverick Report ISLAMABAD: An earthquake of 5.9 magnitude jolted parts of Pakistan and Afghanistan on Thursday. According to reports, the quake was felt in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Peshawar, Swat, Azad ... Read More »

63% of Pakistanis prefer rain to sunshine: survey


Maverick Report ISLAMABAD: Majority (63 percent) of Pakistanis prefer rain to sunshine, according to a Gilani Research Foundation survey announced here on Tuesday. In the survey, a nationally representative sample ... Read More »

Earthquake jolts northern parts of Pakistan


Maverick Report ISLAMABAD: An earthquake with magnitude of 5.8 jolted several areas of Pakistan’s Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces as well as Azad (Pakistan-controlled) Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan on Saturday night. ... Read More »