7.6 – an aftermath of war in Afghanistan

Today a massive Earthquake, measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale hit Pakistan at morning. It is the biggest and the strongest quake ever to hit this region during the last hundred years. Aftershocks were also felt which varied from magnitude of 5.4 – 6.3 and the danger of such attacks will prevail for couple of days – all this have caused renewed panic. It is feared that the death toll may rise to thousands -20000 casualities are already confirmed; many people are still trapped helplessly under the debris. The earthquake has effected three countries including Pakistan, India and Afghanistan.

The epicenter of the quake was in Hindukush range, 250 kilometers from Peshawar. Severe shocks were felt in Islamabad(city faced the maximum destruction), Rawalpindi, Lahore, Kashmir, Faisalabad, Jhang, Sargodha, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Jehlem, Chakwal, Northern Regions of Pakistan, New Dehli and Kabul. Several villages have got completely ruined and thousands of people have gone homeless; the ones in Islamabad are spending their night outside under the sky in the rains.

The shocking fact is most of these cities are close to Afghan border and this tragedy could be one amongst the several repercussions of War of Terrorism played brutally by Bush in Afghanistan, maybe an after-effect of the weapons of mass destruction that were used in the war. God better knows what He wants to tell us. Yet, Don’t you think that we are harming the humanity and the world ourself.

The damage is uncontrollable; though pray for the souls of the people who died in this natural calamity that their souls may rest in eternal peace. May God give us strength and patience to cope up with this immense sorrow and keep us all safe under His benevolent shelter. (Amen)

I hope everything gets well soon and remains fine in days to come. Keep Praying!!


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. AsianSmiles
    Oct 09, 2005 @ 03:52:00

    nice to hear you’re ok.

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