August 11, 2010

News From the Front: 08/11/2010 - Pakistan

Pak Taliban asks govt. to reject US aid for flood victims - The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan has urged the government to reject US aid for people affected by the nation's worst floods in 80 years. (READ MORE)

Taliban asks Pakistani gov't to reject foreign flood aid - The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan ( TTP) has urged the government not to accept any foreign aid for victims of the worst flooding in the country's history, reported local media Daily Times on Wednesday. (READ MORE)

Pakistani flood disaster gives opening to militants - Hungry, sweat-soaked flood survivors stood ankle-deep in mud, beaming at the sight of bags of cooked rice and clothes being doled out by relief workers from a white van that slowly rumbled through their broken neighborhood. (READ MORE)

Fearing unrest, Pakistan seeks more U.S. flood aid - Pakistan wants the United States to supply immediately dozens more helicopters and significantly more money and supplies to help deal with the widespread flooding that has affected at least 14 million people there, senior Pakistani officials said Monday. (READ MORE)

US aid winning friends in flood-ravaged Pakistan - U.S. Army choppers carrying emergency food and water buzzed over the swollen river and washed-out bridges, landing in the valley once controlled by the Taliban. (READ MORE)

Pakistan: Zardari Returns as Taliban Faults U.S. Aid - President Asif Ali Zardari returned to Pakistan on Tuesday after having been out of the country since Aug. 1. (READ MORE)

U.N. Warns Of Second Wave Of Pakistani Flood Deaths - The United Nations warned on Wednesday of a second wave of deaths from floods in Pakistan unless help arrives soon as President Asif Ali Zardari defended his decision to travel abroad as the disaster unfolded. (READ MORE)

Pakistan flood toll rises but international aid fails to flow - The international response to Pakistan's flood emergency has been sluggish and ungenerous compared with relief efforts after previous disasters, a leading aid agency said today as the UN warned that its emergency workers were in danger of being overwhelmed by the scale of the crisis. (READ MORE)

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