Geography of Pakistan

Pakistani troops race to rescue earthquake victims

Soldiers unload emergency supplies from an army helicopter in Dalbandin, southwest Pakistan. Photo: AP

Pakistani troops scrambled yesterday to reach remote villages to aid victims of a powerful earthquake centred in nearby Iran, as the US offered help and a strong aftershock jolted the region. The epicentre of Tuesday's 7.8-magnitude quake lay in southeast Iran but all 40 estimated deaths reported so far have been across the border, in Pakistan's dirt-poor province of Baluchistan, where hundreds of mud-built homes suffered damage. The powerful tremor shook the ground and caused panic as far afield as Kuwait and the Indian capital, New Delhi.

Thursday, 18 April, 2013, 4:32am

China's ships come in

If the Indian Ocean is indeed part of a new maritime 'Great Game' as many regional strategists suggest, then China looks set to make two highly significant moves.

3 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

'Prophet of doom' warns to prepare

Tensions between China and the United States could escalate as the mainland becomes the world's largest economy and the US struggles to adapt to the new order, according to the man known as the 'prophet of doom', Dr Marc Faber.

30 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Karachi terminals switch

P&O Nedlloyd says the Europe Pakistan India Consortium service will call at Qasim International Container Terminal in Karachi from September 7, replacing calls at the Karachi Port Trust Terminal.

4 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Plea heard on dangerous goods

The Pakistani Government is considering a proposal to increase from two days to five days the time that dangerous cargo, including chemicals, can be stored at Karachi port before wharfage and demurrage charges are imposed, the Lloyd's List has reported.

31 May 1996 - 12:00am