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    Official reaction in Pakistan to the Earthquake ??

    Does anyone know of the Govt's reaction to the disaster? I am sure Musharraf must have sent condolence but surely physical help should also be offered. Does anyone know if this was the case?

    #2
    We have offered help.
    India has said no.
    What can we do.
    Here is an article:

    India declines to accept Pakistan's offer for help, says CE: ISLAMABAD, Jan 29: General Pervez
    Musharraf today said India declined to accept Pakistan's help offer following a devastating quake on Friday. "I did
    offer help but their response was a little unfortunate. They said they have plenty at home. They thanked us," he
    told reporters today. (APP) (Posted @ 11:15 PST)



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      #3
      I think the Pakistan government's response could have been anticipated before hand. There was no way they were gonna celebrate on this. Rightfully, they expressed grief and passed condolences. Then again, I think that is an automatic gesture for any government of the world for any such catastrophe that occurs anywhere in the world.

      However, India's response is saddening and ill-advised. The two countries could have used this as a stepping stone to better days between them. Grief brings people together. Pakistan made an attempt. India made a mistake by refusing it. Surely the argument that they have enough at home is false, otherwise they wouldnt be accepting aid from other countries. Pakistan is not capable of providing unlimited aid, but its the thought that counts, and Pakistan made the right move.
      Sad...india's acceptance could have smoothed some wrinkles.

      However, on the other hand, I am sure that if india had accepted and Pakistan had given India any aid, certain extremist groups of both sides would have been chastising the governments on their sides for having given/received aid to/from an enemy. Sad.

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        #4
        India ready to accept aid from anywhere, including Pakistan: PM

        AHMEDABAD, India, Jan 29 (AFP) -
        Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee said here Monday following a tour of quake-hit areas of Gujarat state that India would welcome assistance from any country, including regional rival Pakistan.

        Asked during a press conference whether New Delhi would accept aid for quake victims from Islamabad, Vajpayee said: "Yes, we'll accept aid from anywhere."

        Earlier Monday, Pakistan's military ruler General Pervez Musharraf said India had declined a Pakistani offer of relief for victims of Friday's quake which left an estimated 20,000 people dead in Gujarat.

        "I did offer help but their response was a little unfortunate," Musharraf told reporters. "They said they have plenty at home. They thanked us."

        Pakistani officials in Islamabad said the Indian government, after declining offers of blankets, tents and medicines, had requested sniffer dogs and specialist equipment to detect signs of life under the rubble.

        "Prompt arrangements" were made for the despatch of sniffer dogs on Sunday and a special aircraft remained on the tarmac for more than six hours to fly the dogs to Ahmedabad, they said.

        However, late Sunday New Delhi informed Islamabad that their help was no longer required, they added.

        Mutual mistrust continues to mar relations between the two countries who have fought three wars, two of them over the Himalayan state of Kashmir.

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          #5
          it is common sense to accept help from anybody especially from neighbors.
          when you house is on fire ofcourse you need
          the nieghbors help first

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            #6
            thats an older statement.. latest is that they refused any help...

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              #7
              Such petty acts will only give rise to more disputes....

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                #8
                Originally posted by nomaan:
                thats an older statement.. latest is that they refused any help...

                nope.. read 'Dawn'. CM cut and pasted only half the news. professional liar.
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                India, Pakistan contest quake aid offer : ISLAMABAD, Jan 29: General Pervez Musharraf today said India declined to accept Pakistan's help offer following a devastating quake on Friday. "I did offer help but their response was a little unfortunate. They said they have plenty at home. They thanked us," he told reporters today. But an Indian official spearheading rescue and relief efforts said the government had not received any offer of aid from Pakistan except for one from the privately funded Aga Khan Foundation. That offer was being considered, the official said. "There is no offer from Pakistan to my knowledge, so nothing has been declined," Agriculture Secretary Bhaskar Barua told a news conference in New Delhi. (Reuters) (Posted @ 18:05 PST)
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                In the meanwhile lashkar-e-toiba has declared that god has punished india for repression in kashmir. such an inside knowledge of god's working can only be with pakis.

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                  #9
                  err.. for breaking news.. dawn just posts like 5 lines or so.. then they update it later on...


                  first time i read it.. it said that help has been refused...

                  i read a few minutes ago, and it said that help has been accepted and pak will be sending like tents and other stuff..

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                    #10
                    Sounds like the politicians are afraid that once the people of both countries actually get to know each other face to face..they'll know the truth. We're all so very simular and have no reason to continue with the hate and violence that's been going on for too long already.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by ZZ:
                      nope.. read 'Dawn'. CM cut and pasted only half the news. professional liar.
                      Read for gods sake.
                      Look at my post and see that the cut and paste timing, it is 11.15 PST.
                      The one you posted is 18.05 PST.
                      If i was allowed to i would give you hell for that above statement.

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                        #12
                        http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/p/ap/20..._earthqua.html

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