The festival of Raksha Bandhan turned into stark tragedy in Nepal
Tuesday as all 14 people aboard a private aircraft carrying tourists
were feared to have been killed following a crash near Kathmandu.
A second wave of floods
have inundated several areas in Balochistan even as the worst deluge
in Pakistan’s history took the
In a rare show of harmony, Muslims recited the Quran while the
Hindus gathered for special prayers on the banks of river Indus near
Shahdad Kot town of Pakistan’s Sindh province amid the misery of the
country’s worst disastrous floods.
While the Muslims recited verses from the Quran, the Hindus chanted
hymns from the Geeta so as to stave-off the devastation.
They said the flooding was a result of bad morals prevalent in the
society and it was necessary to pray for forgiveness.
The town has been protected by a temporary embankment erected by the
According to religious leaders, the calamity has brought people from
different faiths closer so that they can face the tragedy.
Sindh Food Minister Nadir Magsi visited the area and also joined the
prayers. He said that such gatherings were necessary to give
strength to the common people.