August 17, 2010

News From the Front: 08/17/2010 - Pakistan

Militants Overtake India as Top Threat, Says Pakistan's ISI - Pakistan's main spy agency says homegrown Islamist militants have overtaken the Indian army as the greatest threat to national security, a finding with potential ramifications for relations between the two rival South Asian nations and for the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan. (READ MORE)

Pakistan floods hit tent supplies - Finding temporary shelter for people made homeless by floods in Afghanistan is being hampered by a shortage of tents, according to aid agencies. (READ MORE)

Scholar’s son shot dead in Karachi - A young man was gunned down in Nazimabad on Monday in another incident of killing motivated by sectarianism, which had claimed three lives last week alone, police said. (READ MORE)

Floods Could Have Lasting Impact for Pakistan - Even as the government and international relief workers struggle to get food and clean water to millions of flood-stricken Pakistanis, concerns are growing about the enduring toll of the disaster on the nation’s overall economy, food supply and political stability. (READ MORE)

Farmers bear brunt of Pakistan's deadly floods - For generations, the Indus River was a lifeline. Now it has turned destroyer, ripping up rice, wheat and sugar cane crops and leaving behind bloated corpses of cows and goats. (READ MORE)

Desperation Grows in Heart of Flood-Hit Pakistan - The United Nations warned Tuesday that Pakistan was not receiving enough aid money or emergency supplies to prevent a potentially wider scale disaster after weeks of crippling floods that have left millions without food, shelter and clean water. (READ MORE)

Rebuilding After Pakistan Floods Could Reach $15 Billion - The cost of rebuilding Pakistan after its devastating floods could exceed $10 to $15 billion (6.4 billion to 9.6 billion pounds), the country's High Commissioner to Britain said on Monday. (READ MORE)

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