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Famous TV Journalist says Killer Quake Wiped Out the Kashmir Dream Posted: Oct 14, 2005 6:03 PM
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Re: Famous TV Journalist says Killer Quake Wiped Out the Kashmir Dream Posted: Oct 14, 2005 9:50 PM
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Phaze 1 is over,Wait for phaze 2

We the entire World has been watching the taragedy.Dr Shahid ,u did your job/duty to high light the real facts on ground.
The photo seasions of of our leaders is in progress and they are doing their best to be on TV and other media.I have no words to describe the mesiries suffered by only poors.
The first phaze is nearly over .

Now our politicians and other Govt,semi govt and private sector(90 %) will show their true colours.
The phaze 1 is from Allah and natural .BUT

the second phaze to become millioners over night is on way.Dr Shahid u have stated the facts,but can u check or find facts how much will be eaten up now......it is an unending topic for us

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Re: Famous TV Journalist says Killer Quake Wiped Out the Kashmir Dream Posted: Oct 15, 2005 4:56 AM
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All hats off to the job done by Dr. Shahid and ARY. Are we out of a good spokeperson for the government? Our present one is a disgrace.

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Re: Famous TV Journalist says Killer Quake Wiped Out the Kashmir Dream Posted: Oct 15, 2005 8:04 AM
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thanx to pakistani media to put the nation to the real path of the truth in so much tragic incidece.To blame pakistani governament is some wrong. History tells us no governament in our history did nothing for nation {just few month before what the governmant did in flood question that is even more shameful} .when Doctor masood was walking for the people on foot our great leaders were having politics in power corridors inviting national security council to take opposition back to the wall. chief minister punjab was out of country.Mr.Ilahi is so much powerful administator that he is controlling the situation from america.on 8th october Mr.prime minister and Mr.president--- not only our blue eye information minister------ were not going to situation but were taunting the press.thanx to governament that still Dr.Masood is alive otherwise in suchlike situations such like peopole are made "SARMAD" THANX our education minister was not our information minister-------because still rehablitation program has to launch.....the real fruit cake to engulf.

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Re: Famous TV Journalist says Killer Quake Wiped Out the Kashmir Dream Posted: Oct 15, 2005 8:19 AM
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Editor
South Asia Tribune
Sir:

An excellent report by South Asia Tribune. My respectful salute to Dr Shahid Masood, TV personality of Dubai-based ARY One World Network, for excellent reporting and some healthy criticism.


Ahmed Sheikh
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Re: Famous TV Journalist says Killer Quake Wiped Out the Kashmir Dream Posted: Oct 15, 2005 3:14 PM
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An excellent coverage, but it will be of more value when the hustle of phase 1 is over. At the moment every one is donating, but the coverage will be more appriciated after a month of the disaster. When the help will be needed and awareness to the outside world will be required.

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Re: Famous TV Journalist says Killer Quake Wiped Out the Kashmir Dream Posted: Oct 15, 2005 3:19 PM
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I FAIL TO UNDERSTAND WHY THE GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN DOES NOT HIRE PEOPLE LIKE DR SHAHID MASOOD TO BE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GOVERNMENT RATHER THEN HIRE CROOKS AND UNSCRUPULUOUS PEOPLE WE HAVE NOW AS GOVERNMENT SPOKESPERSONS. CAN SOMEONE PL TELL ME WHY?

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Re: Famous TV Journalist says Killer Quake Wiped Out the Kashmir Dream Posted: Oct 16, 2005 1:08 AM
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"Barely three kilometres from (Indian Town) Uri, in the Pakistani town of Bagh, locals hunt their loved ones in the remains of homes, offices and schools, hands calloused and bloodied by sharp rocks and splintered timber.

'We are desperate for heavy machinery: drills, backhoes, anything that can help remove the debris and perhaps save lives,' said Abdul Qayyum, a Bagh schoolteacher. 'The government should send heavy machinery so we can get bodies or save those who are still alive.

If they can't help us, then let the Indian army over the border. They are only kilometres away.

What is more important - politics or lives?

We can hear the call to prayer from their mosques floating across the line of control. Their buildings are standing - they can help us.'

Qayyum, who was in his schoolyard in Bagh when the earthquake struck, said a quarter of its 800 students were buried when the classrooms crumbled. Nearly 100 bodies had been removed by yesterday - and a dozen survivors. Like others gathered around the remains of the school, he is adamant that pupils are still alive in there.

His anger is not directed at the cruel hand of nature but at the Pakistani government for doing nothing to help those trapped in the rubble.

According to Bagh magistrate Raja Mohammad Irshad, his government has failed the people.

'We are not mourning our dead today,' he said. 'We are mourning our ties with the government. We are asking whether they think we are human beings, or animals, or non-living things.'

'It is a week on, and aid is still not reaching remote hillsides. There is real danger that we will see further loss of life. Children lucky enough to have survived the earthquake have injuries that need urgent medical attention.

We urgently need more helicopters if we are to have any hope of saving them.'

As a result of the Pakistani government's failure to get aid to the most remote areas, Kashmiris living in towns like Bagh are turning for help to well-organised Islamic militant groups, officially banned by President Musharraf.

The United Jihad Council, a loose alliance of pro-Pakistan militant organisations, last week announced a temporary truce in the areas hit by the quake but warned it wouldn't allow Indian troops to carry out relief work in their territory.

The group's high-profile activities in recent days have angered the Indian military, reducing the already slim chance of it intervening in the area.

To make matters worse for Pakistani Kashmiris hoping to receive aid from the Indian side of the border, Islamabad has furiously denied newspaper claims that an Indian army patrol rescued Pakistani soldiers at a border post after a landslide flattened their bunker.

'There is absolutely no truth in it,' an army spokesman said. 'Indian soldiers have not crossed the line of control at any point, nor will this be allowed.'

The seemingly cursed valleys of Kashmir remain stuck in the same rut that has cost the lives of almost 80,000 people in the past decade.

This 'tit for tat' cross-border diplomacy, described by one Indian newspaper yesterday as 'business as usual', could soon lead to the deaths of thousands more."


Musharraf Musharraf Musharraf -- what is wrong with you cruel callous camouflaged man -- you have no compassion in your goddam heart for an average Pakistani disaster stricken family and their dying children.

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Re: Famous TV Journalist says Killer Quake Wiped Out the Kashmir Dream Posted: Oct 16, 2005 3:29 AM
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Editor
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Sir:

Please refer to my posting No. 05. Trying to play a one up game with the misery (and deaths) of the thousands of Kashmiri victims of the earthquake, on both sides of the ceasefire line, (made worse by the inefficency of both occupying powers - India & Pakistan) by a poster - agent provocateur really - shows his bloody mindedness and lack of breeding.

2. The United Sikhs, the only international organization which has muscled its way into Indian occupied Kashmir, have reported, that the situation on the ground, in the Uri area - is terrible - just as bad as in Azad Kashmir - with thousands of hungry Kashmiris rotting in the rain for the seventh day without tents and food. Sikh News of October 12, 2005, (> http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_490.shtml <) wrote that, "Residents of the Tribuni village in Tangdhar, right on the LoC, are yet to receive any help from the authorities following the devastating earthquake on October 8. It is the only Sikh village in Tangdhar with a population of just 500 people. The destruction is almost complete here with houses flattened and people lying on the road crying for help". End quote.

3. The Sikhs inside report has been confirmed by other international media like the New York Times, which wrote on October 15, 2005, that, "The adequacy of relief efforts has been a sore point throughout the region. The state government of Indian-controlled Kashmir has been criticized for what many survivors call its slow response, as has the Indian government for its insistence that it needed no foreign intervention in relief operations. 'If the Indian government doesn't have tents, why is there hesitance in accepting international aid?' said Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, the leader of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference, a coalition of Kashmiri separatist groups, in an interview here Friday." End quote. ( >http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/15/international/asia/15india.html < )

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Re: Famous TV Journalist says Killer Quake Wiped Out the Kashmir Dream Posted: Oct 16, 2005 4:44 AM
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Nassah,

WHat is the matter with you buddy? Why do you always try to mask the cruel realities prevalent in India. THe fact is that the indian government's reluctance to allow UN and other organizations to help the poor victims in this hour of tragedy shows that indians are just trying to hide the ugly and poor side of India that will be a big blow towards the goals of becoming the permanent member of the security council. Why didnot India allow any international organization to help the poor victims in Indian occupied kashmir? Why did the Indians not allow any international organizations to help the poor and helpless victims of Tsunami? Are the lives of human beings less important than the fake sense of superiority? Simply pathetic.

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Re: Famous TV Journalist says Killer Quake Wiped Out the Kashmir Dream Posted: Oct 16, 2005 5:36 AM
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Hi Everyone,

My sense is that neither the Pakistani government nor the Indian government are doing a good job in helping the victims of the earthquake. This is because there is no autonomous or independent political structure either in Azad or in Indian administered Kashmir. The Earthquake has shown that both areas were essentially militarized and occupied areas ruled from a central authority.

First all politics needs to be put aside, we cannot afford in this hour of tragedy with thousands dieing. India and Pakistan need to open up the line of control temporarily for relief afford including military personel and coordinate their effort. I am saying this because on both sides of the border the military is better equiped than the civil administration. Secondly India needs to admit that there has been distruction in Indian Administered Kashmir, make its citizens aware that Kashmir needs any assistance it can get. India also needs to accept foreign aid.

The true fact is Kashmiris were not given a voice for over 50 years by either party and today they are being neglected in their hour of need.

Bye.


Jawad Husain


PS: Does anyone know any NGO that is working in Indian Administered Kashmir?

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Dr. Amarjit Singh
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Re: Famous TV Journalist says Killer Quake Wiped Out the Kashmir Dream Posted: Oct 16, 2005 5:56 AM
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Post No. 11. Mr. Jawaad Husain

Please click at: > http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_504.shtml < article headlined, "Envoy flags Sikh Relief to Pakistan."

Dr. Amarjit Singh

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Majid Ansari
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Re: Famous TV Journalist says Killer Quake Wiped Out the Kashmir Dream Posted: Oct 16, 2005 7:02 AM
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Posts #9-12: These are typical crap stories and dis-information which is singularly responsible for pakistan remaining a backward rogue nation. More people believe such baloney the more backward a nation becomes.

India relief effort and actions there are captured very well in credible media-in this particular case, the UNDP status report. The same UNDP which shiekh like to quote. Read and know the truth...

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/RMOI-6H87FP?OpenDocument&rc=3

Folks grow up, help rebuild your nation. Just read the UNDP report and you'll get an idea why India does not require external aid and why your country which already is in 30% debt requires urgent help. Misery of Indians, if at, will not take your nation out of the morass it is in.

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Re: Famous TV Journalist says Killer Quake Wiped Out the Kashmir Dream Posted: Oct 16, 2005 7:58 AM
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Post #12 is the new height in hypocracy. These poor souls khalisthanis now quote Indians and their relief effort, especially of delhi sikhs and tout it as their benovalnce. Why can't the khalistanis who took millions of dollars of weapons from pakistan during punjab terrorosim release some aid from their dens in canada or elsewhere. Why depend on Indian sikhs to score brownie point???

This is what i term as dirty and dangerous politicking of a disaster!!

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Majid Ansari
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Re: Famous TV Journalist says Killer Quake Wiped Out the Kashmir Dream Posted: Oct 16, 2005 8:31 AM
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wrong link. here is the right one.

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/EVOD-6H7HPE?OpenDocument&rc=3

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