[Something you probably won't catch on FOX or CNN except for maybe 15 seconds air time which would promptly be preceded by a Paris Hilton interview or the like. Either way, may Allah give these people ease and open the hearts of the Pakistani people to go help their brothers and sisters.I would also like to note that this is a taaaad bit more important than the British Knighting Rushdie...]
One million homeless in Pakistan
Friday June 29, 2007
A Pakistani boy uses an inner tube as a flotation aid to cross a
flooded street in Lahore. Photograph: Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images
Pakistan struggled to provide disaster relief to one million people left homeless by Cyclone Yemyin today, as bad weather continued to ground many military rescue helicopters and aid planes.
Pakistan's normally arid Baluchistan province was the worst affected by the tropical storm, which has killed 500 people across south Asia this week, with some districts receiving four times their annual rainfall in 24 hours.
"It is almost impossible to move around by road and many of our choppers and aircraft can't fly because of the wind and rain," said Major General Waheed Arshad, spokesman for the Pakistani military.
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