Monday, October 17, 2005

Pakistan's Quake Relief Flights Resume

A halt in heavy rains Monday allowed helicopter relief flights to resume across Pakistan's quake zone, but fresh landslides hampered efforts to move supplies by road. Officials estimated the death toll could now be more than 54,000.

Pakistan said it was willing to accept an offer from rival India to send helicopters for earthquake relief operations, but without Indian pilots - either military or commercial. The nations have fought three wars since 1947, but India has sent quake relief aid to its neighbor.

``Pakistan was ... willing to accept helicopters from India if these were offered without pilots,'' the Foreign Ministry said in a statement. ``Given the obvious sensitivities, we could not accept involvement of Indian military on our side for relief operations.''

Read more at: The Guardian
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Anonymous hira3 said :

Thank you for your great information.
Northern Pakistan Earthquake,October 8.

October 17, 2005 11:38 pm