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“we are considering different options to release water from dam on Hunza River”, General (r) Farooq

PT Report Hunza, January 5: “We hope that the water of Hunza River would soon start seeping through the debris”, the Chairman of NDMA told Zulfiqar Ali Khan, when asked about the government’s strategy to release water from the dam formed on Hunza River. When it was pointed out that...

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No public trasnport van missing: Gojal Transport

PT Report Islamabad, January 5: “We are in touch with the public transport vehicles that left for Gojal and we can confirm that no van is missing”, Fazal, the manger of Gojal Transport Company, told Pamir Times. He said that two vans that left for Gojal are stuck in Aliabad,...

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13 victims of the Attabad disaster burried

by Zulfiqar Ali Khan & Noor Hunza, January 5: Thirteen victims of the landslide catastrophe, mostly women and children, were buried today in presence of thousands of mourners in Aliabad, Hunza. Burial ceremony was also attended by speaker GBLA, Wazir Baig, GBLA member Mutabitat Shah, Commander of FCGB, home secretary...

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An old report about the risk to Attabad

It is likely this cracking was caused by a damaging earthquake, that had occurred at the junction of the Astor Valley with the Indus Valley on the 16th November 2002 (E 74°.45” N35°.30”). The earthquake had a magnitude of Ms 6.5 and was preceded by many significant foreshocks and many major aftershocks...

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Panic in Gojal due to dam formation at Hunza River

by Ghulam Nasir Gulmit, January 4: Panic has gripped parts of Gojal due to dam formation at Hunza River and the blockade of Karakuram Highway. People have started storing essential food items, fearing prolonged blockade of the Karakuram Highway. Only a few hundred sacks of flour are stored in Gulmit,...

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