August 2, 2010

News from the Front: 08/02/2010 - Pakistan

News from the Front

[Ed Note: I'm doing something a little different this month, as each section of the standard From the Front post will be it's own post. This is the news post where you can find news articles related to Pakistan.]

Pak Army kills 15 Taliban militants in Orakzai Agency - At least 15 militants were killed and several others wounded during the Pakistan security forces' offensive in the Orakzai Agency of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). (READ MORE)

Pakistan flood death toll 'passes 1,100' - The number of people known to have been killed by floods in north-west Pakistan has passed 1,100, officials say. (READ MORE)

Pakistan flood toll tops 1,100 as cholera emerges - The death toll from Pakistan's worst floods in living memory stood at over 1,100 on Monday, with water-borne disease emerging as a threat to survivors. (READ MORE)

Pakistani government ramps up relief efforts in flooded northwest region - The Pakistani government stepped up relief efforts Friday for the hundreds of thousands of people affected by the worst flooding in decades to hit the country's northwest, an area already racked by extremist violence. (READ MORE)

Pakistan rescuers struggle in flood aftermath - Rescuers in Pakistan are struggling to reach 27,000 people still stranded by the worst floods in 80 years. (READ MORE)

Pakistan Challenged in Flood Rescue - The military and other emergency workers struggled against time and nature on Sunday to reach at least 10,000 people trapped by collapsed bridges and flooded roads and threatened by rising water brought by the worst monsoon rains in Pakistan’s history. (READ MORE)

Official: Spy chief visit to U.K. canceled over PM's remarks - Pakistan's spy chief's planned visit to the United Kingdom has been canceled over tough remarks by the British prime minister about the country, a Pakistani military official confirmed Saturday. (READ MORE)

Imran Khan says David Cameron is making Pakistan a scapegoat for Afghanistan failures - During a trip to India, the Prime Minister accused the country of promoting the "export of terror" in Afghanistan and around the world. (READ MORE)

Zardari to visit UK as anger at Cameron boils over in Pakistan - Pakistan's president, Asif Zardari, arrives for an official visit to the UK on Tuesday with a continuing storm back home over David Cameron's comments about Pakistani attitudes to terrorism. (READ MORE)

Pakistan summons UK envoy over PM Cameron's remarks - Pakistan's government has summoned Britain's envoy in Islamabad following recent critical remarks by UK Prime Minister David Cameron. (READ MORE)

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