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US MARINES IN SWAT FOR FLOOD RELIEF: MISGIVINGS IN PAKISTAN

B.RAMAN On August 12 ,2010 , the Federal Flood Commission of Pakistan gave the following figures of the damage and destruction caused by the floods in Pakistan: At least 1,294 persons confirmed dead and 1,366 injured. A total of 415,862 houses destroyed or partially damaged ----- 172,110 houses in Khyber- Pakhtunkwa (KP), 122,798 in Sindh , 90,618 in Punjab, 19,619 in Balochistan , 6,357 in Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (POK), 2,336 in Gilgit Baltistan (GB) and 1,432 in the Federally-Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). ( My comment: There is a slight discrepancy in the figures. The total of these break-up figures comes to only 415,270) Total area of land affected 2,698,041 acres of which 2,250,409 had standing crops Total number of villages affected 4,885-----2,584 in Balochistan , 1,527 in Punjab, 581 in Khyber- Pakhtunkwa and 193 in Gilgit-Baltistan . He did not give the figures for Sindh , the POK and the FATA. 2. From the point of view of fatalities, the worst affect

BALOCHISTAN: A REPORT TO OUR GREAT BALOCH NATION ABOUT HAPPENING IN THE BALOCH COMMUNITY NORWAY

. 16.08.2010 By ALI ARJEMANDI, Recently some unpleasant articles appeared in some Balochi websites that were in my point of view and experience quite unfair, based on rumors, jealousy, ignorance and naivety and the web administrator without further hesitations published them, even not bothering or thinking that the allegations made on the particular article I read on GWANK website could be sued in a court of justice. And the article was written on the name of Baloch community Norway, which in fact was produced and sent to the named website by only one or two individual, who hardly yet be counted as members of the Baloch community, because they are new arrivals to the community! So, first of all I find myself obliged to give some explanations to the readers: The Baloch community of Norway, does not exist as an organization, because, the Baloch here are organized in a union of Baloch Norway if we translate the Norwegian name ( DEN BALOCHISK FORENINGEN, NORGE). This registered and organiz