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20 killed in van accident as record floods haunt Pakistan

Nov. 18, 2022 01:26 AM EST

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A van fell into a water-filled ditch in Pakistan's flood-hit south, killing 20 passengers — mostly women and children — and injuring 13 others overnight, police said Friday. The incident on a flood-weakened highway took place in Sindh province on Indus...

China's Xi affirms commitment to Pakistan economic ties

Nov. 02, 2022 06:22 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday affirmed his country's commitment to invest in Pakistan despite obstacles created in recent years by security concerns and the global economic slowdown. Xi cited the “all-weather strategic partnership” between the...

Pregnant women struggle to find care after Pakistan's floods

Oct. 17, 2022 02:09 AM EDT

RAJANPUR, Pakistan (AP) — The first five months of Shakeela Bibi’s pregnancy were smooth. She picked out a name, Uthman, made him clothes and furniture. She had regular checkups at home and access to medicine. Then an ultrasound revealed the baby was upside down. The doctor told Bibi to take...

Pakistan bus fire kills at least 18 flood survivors

Oct. 13, 2022 03:02 AM EDT

NOORIABAD, Pakistan (AP) — At least 18 Pakistani flood survivors, including eight children and nine women, were killed when the bus they were traveling in caught fire, police said Thursday. Police officer Hashim Brohi said the bus was taking the extended family from the southern...

Gunman kills Chinese-Pakistani national in Karachi, wounds 2

Sep. 28, 2022 14:12 PM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A gunman posing as a dental patient shot and killed a dual national Chinese-Pakistani man working in a dental clinic in the southern Pakistani port city of Karachi on Wednesday before fleeing the scene, police said. A Chinese couple running the clinic was...

Angelina Jolie makes surprise visit to flood-hit Pakistan

Sep. 20, 2022 09:11 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Hollywood actress and U.N. humanitarian Angelina Jolie made a surprise visit to one of the worst flood-hit areas in southern Pakistan on Tuesday, officials said, as the death toll from months-long deluges rose to 1,559. TV footage showed Jolie arriving at an...

Pakistan scrambles to deliver aid as flood death toll rises

Sep. 13, 2022 12:23 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan scrambled to deliver aid to those most in need on Tuesday as the death toll from record-breaking floods in this impoverished Islamic nation rose further, with no respite in sight from the unprecedented monsoon rains. The rains started early this year —...

Aid for flood victims arrives in hard-hit Pakistani province

Sep. 11, 2022 08:24 AM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Two more U.S. military planes loaded with tons of aid for Pakistanis affected by flooding from deadly monsoon rains landed Sunday in southern Sindh province, one of the worst-affected regions in the impoverished country. Saif Ullah, spokesman for the...

UN chief Guterres visits flood-battered areas of Pakistan

Sep. 10, 2022 08:24 AM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday toured Pakistan's flood-ravaged Sindh and Baluchistan provinces a day after saying the world is obligated to provide “massive" amounts of relief to the impoverished country. Guterres was on the second...

UN refugee agency rushes aid to Pakistan amid raging floods

Sep. 05, 2022 15:15 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency rushed in more desperately needed aid Monday to flood-stricken Pakistan as the nation's prime minister traveled to the south where rising waters of Lake Manchar pose a new threat. Two UNHCR planes touched down in the southern port city of...