An Indian Civilizational Perspective

Pakistan 'needs $5.2bn quake aid'

The damage has been extensive.. like a friend was telling me that a Pakistani family he knows lost 52 of their family members! An entire battalion has been buried!

Pakistan needs at least $5.2bn to recover from last month’s earthquake, President Pervez Musharraf has said.

He called funds received so far from international donors “negligible” and said he hoped to raise the money needed at an Islamabad conference on Saturday.

UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and the heads of international agencies and aid groups are expected to attend the meet.

Meanwhile, Pakistan says civilians will cross Kashmir’s de facto border on Thursday as part of relief efforts.

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