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WHO airlifts supplies to Pakistan amid humanitarian crisis | The Express Tribune

KARACHI: The World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday airlifted medical supplies to Pakistan amid an evolving humanitarian crisis after floods in the country affected more than 33 million people. Two shipments carrying much-needed emergency medical supplies and equipment arrived in Karachi. The shipment was sent in response to critical shortages …

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‘Riverbank construction’ led to disaster | The Express Tribune

PESHWAR: As videos of huge multi-storey concrete structures being washed away by floodwater within seconds went viral on social media, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa officials said most of the buildings in question were hotels built along the riverbank, rather than houses. The tourist destinations of Swat and Kalam were the first targets of …

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PTA announces free voice calls in flood-hit areas | The Express Tribune

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Saturday announced that all voice calls in flood-hit areas across Pakistan will now be free for consumers. The PTA statement added that Cellular Mobile Operators (CMO) have decided to offer free-of-cost voice calls to facilitate flood victims. “CMOs will provide free voice calls …

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