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Earthquake horror

Eighteen years ago, on October 8, Pakistan faced a natural disaster in the form of a terrible earthquake that shook many parts of the country, including Muzaffarabad, Bagh, Balakot, and…

Floods vs earthquakes

The destruction and loss of life caused by the devastating floods across Pakistan this summer have badly exposed multiple fragilities surrounding the country. Beyond the early price tag unveiled by…

Remembering the earthquake

‘Are you ready’?, asked my colleague Mr Hamidul Haq when he peeped into my room in the staff hostel that was our new abode after I joined University of Malakand…

Earthquake Memories

Earthquake memories

Remember the day when we first heard about the earthquake? It was a Saturday morning, and some reports came in saying that Islamabad had been badly shaken. I recall a…

Earthquakes: Prepare And Survive

Earthquakes: Prepare and survive

It is impossible not to be moved by the humanitarian disaster unfolding in Nepal and adjoining regions as a result of the April 25 earthquake of magnitude 7.9. The death…

Earthquake Solidarity

Earthquake solidarity

Aftershocks as earth shattering as a full-grown earthquake have continued to jolt Nepal off the path to resurrection since April 25. On May 12 tremors measuring 7.3 on the Richter…

Preparing For Earthquakes

Preparing for earthquakes

No one is more familiar with earthquakes and tsunamis than the Japanese. But the earthquake of March 11 was of such severity that even they were startled. The buildings swayed…

Pakistan’s economic legacy

Assessing Pakistan’s economic legacy is more than a historical reflection; it is a critical analysis of its trajectory. Successive governments’ policies shape growth, stability, and resilience, impacting the nation’s economy…