Thousands Flee Pakistan’s S. Waziristan Region

I don’t know how our nation will ever recover from this war. A nation which was already suffering from poverty and illiteracy got struck by a massive earthquake resulting in a huge humanitarian and financial loss is now facing probably the worst crises of its history after 1971 East Pakistan separation.

When our leaders will learn that war is not the solution for our problems ? It will destroy us but I think they only think in terms of dollars.


Thousands Flee Pakistan’s S. Waziristan Region


Lisa Schlein
VOA News
October 16, 2009

The U.N. refugee agency reports thousands of people are fleeing Pakistan’s South Waziristan region in anticipation of military operations against insurgents. U.N. agencies estimate more than 100,000 people have become displaced since May.

Pakistan’s Northwest Frontier Province is awash with homeless people who fled the fighting between government troops and Taliban militants.

The most dramatic exodus occurred earlier this year when more than two million people fled their homes in the Swat Valley.

UNHCR spokesman, Andrej Mahecic, says his agency does not expect an outflow of people on that scale from Waziristan. Nevertheless, he says a substantial number of people are fleeing to safer regions.

“In recent days, local authorities have begun registering new arrivals, with more than 800 families registered over the past three days out of an estimated 2,000 families that have moved into that area,” he said.

“While some of the movement from South Waziristan may be seasonal migration, most families say they are fleeing expected bombardments. If full-scale military operations are launched, the numbers of displaced people are likely to rise significantly,” he added.

Mahecic says most of the displaced are staying with host families or have rented rooms. He says the UNHCR is working with local partners to distribute relief supplies, such as plastic sheets, sleeping mats, jerry cans and kitchen sets to displaced people from South Waziristan.

In the meantime, spokesman for the World Health Organization, Paul Garwood, says medical supplies in the region are insufficient.

“Water supplies to health facilities are reaching only 42 percent of these health facilities,” he said. “So, there is a great lack of water. Medical staff, particularly female health staff, are in short number and the health cluster has received only 37 percent of funding requested,” he stressed.

The U.N. agencies say the deteriorating situation in Pakistan continues to hinder their humanitarian operations in the country. In addition, they say they have had to adjust their operations in the wake of attacks on U.N. staff and general insecurity.


Wait for another stock exchange crisis

Wait for another stock exchange crisis:
We know arif habib and his affiliation with American pet dictator mush and shortcut aziz.
Read the story below on stock exchange issue
now if we look at the news in jang which says musharraf has contacted his trusted friends to raise
the issue of flour prices and electricity and in that he also has contacted his stock exchange friends to
play their game in KSE because kse crash will surely put the government under pressure and all this is to
deviate the focus of the people from the judicial issue(the even tried cricket with nasim ashraf and shoaib akhtar drama)
now arif habib has entered the Colombo stock market which will make it easy for them to outflow money from the KSE to Colombo and thus a great chance for them to play with the market
we also know what arif habib and company attempted to do with steel mills in Karachi
the case later became one of the reasons behind the CJP iftikhar issue.

and don’t forget mr arif habib’s role in stock exchange crisis during mush-shaukat tenure.