Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Pak relief mission picks up momentum

Islamabad, Oct 12. (PTI): With hopes of finding survivors fading, rescuers today shifted their focus on relief missions to help the victims of the deadly weekend earthquake in Pakistan amidst reports of exodus of thousands of people from the worst-hit PoK to cities and plains in the country.

International aid from about 30 countries poured into Pakistan but the survivors of the 7.6 magnitude quake of Saturday complained about the pace of the relief work which was earlier hampered due to torrential rains that lashed the region yesterday.

However, as helicopters began distributing essential supplies after skies got cleared today, the relief mission picked up momentum in Pakistan and PoK.

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