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Subject: Pak rules out joint relief work with India on LoC
counterstrike    10/10/2005 7:32:52 AM
Pak rules out joint relief work with India on LoC -------------------------------------------------------------- Press Trust of India Posted online: Monday, October 10, 2005 at 1634 hours IST Updated: Monday, October 10, 2005 at 1635 hours IST Islamabad, October 10: Pakistan today ruled out joint relief operations with India in quake-hit Kashmir region and instead made a counter offer to help New Delhi in its efforts to deal with the crisis. "There is no possibility of any joint relief operations on both sides of the LoC. There is no population on the LoC,” newly-appointed Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Tasleen Aslam told reporters here. The Pakistan army is operating in villages and towns in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) including far-flung areas but not on the LoC, she said. "We remain willing to help Indians if we are needed for any kind of assistance like the Indians offered us any kind of assistance”, she said. replying to another question, she said India has formally been informed of Pakistan's offer. She said Pakistan was ‘grateful’ for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's offer of any assistance. Foreign Secretary, Shyam Saran too spoke to his Pakistan counterpart Riaz Muhammad Khan on the recently established hotline and offered assistance. "At the moment we are assessing our requirements. We are getting assistance. We will see if there is need for assistance (from India),” she said adding the need to keep in mind that the earthquake has hit parts of India and Jammu and Kashmir. "But if need be, we are ready to help them like they have offered to help us,” Aslam said. Responding to a question about security concerns, she said, "I don't know. Maybe India media has reported about security concerns"
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HoundOfHello    RE:Pak rules out joint relief work with India on LoC   10/10/2005 4:44:52 PM
Awww. How horrible. Their government has to learn that the lives of their people should come before politics. We could have done so much to help each other. -HoH
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Herc the Merc    RE:Pak rules out joint relief work with India on LoC   10/10/2005 4:50:01 PM
Some areas of Pakistan Kasmir is only accesible from Indian side. PLus with 40K+ dead & 40K injured there is no way Pak can stall an INdian relief ffort. Its so badly handled by Pakistan considering Indian helicopters & contruction/engineering military division & doctors are 5 minute from the damaged areas. THere is no way that city Muzarafabad is coming bak soon. So sad.
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Herc the Merc    RE:Pak rules out joint relief work with India on LoC-Renegade   10/10/2005 5:34:23 PM
How would I know that, but any sane leader would allow that to save innocents & civies, which are now injured in the thousands in Pakistani controlled Kasmir. And thats hardly the right question Renegade, if your family was under a collpsed mountainside in Pakistan side Kasmir, and an Indian team could help- would you tell the Indian army to stay away and let your family die?? From your question I am guessing you may just do that, or even consider that as maybe acceptable. Now you see why Israel will not allow nukes in Iran.
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HoundOfHello    RE:Pak rules out joint relief work with India on LoC   10/10/2005 6:35:20 PM
"if this earthquake struck india, would india have allowed pakistani soldiers to come to the indian side to help out?"-Renegade Umm, I'm fairly sure we did just that in Gujurat, and that wasn't even as bad as the one right now in Kashmir! The message that this sends is that the Pakistani government cares more for politics than it does for cooperation and most importantly, Kashmiris. And your question was rather stupid IMHO. It puts you in the same politics over lives league as Mushy. -HoH
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coolboyjay    RE:Pak rules out joint relief work with India on LoC   10/11/2005 12:01:17 AM
Well, I'm of the opinion that, lets not point fingers at this point of time. Lets work together as much as possible. But, when the disaster has been taken care of, we should remind the kashmiri public of the Indian offer and the Pakistani response to it. And moreover, lets restore our towns and villages first. Anyway, I would like to ask one question? Would a genuine democractic government, take such a stand as the pakistani govt has taken?
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counterstrike    RE:Pak rules out joint relief work with India on LoC-Renegade   10/11/2005 12:21:47 AM
India let that happen in gujrat mate as HOH said. ----??????
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counterstrike    RE:IAF plane ready with aid to fly to Pakistan   10/11/2005 12:23:45 AM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- New Delhi, October 11: Setting aside politics, India has decided to send a planeload of relief material to quake-hit Pakistan tomorrow, besides renewing its offer for any sort of assistance. Islamabad later said it had accepted the aid, adding that it was in touch with New Delhi for any additional help. An IL-76 aircraft will carry 25 tonnes of relief material that would include medicines, tents, blankets, plastic sheets and medical equipment. The airlift will wait for Pakistani clearance to fly in. The decision followed a meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Pakistan High Commissioner Aziz Ahmed Khan, who was invited today by Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran.
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trustedsourceofinfo    RE:   10/16/2005 2:04:04 AM
Looks like the Indians atleast will not indulge in petty politics as the cheap Paki establishment.... The world has seen the true colors of Pakis.....\10\16\story_16-10-2005_pg1_3
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