Saturday, February 18, 2012

Along the pavements of Pakistan

A display of various events prevailing in the streets of Pakistan. 

Pakistani health workers react after getting tear gassed by police during a protest rally in Karachi on February 15, 2012. The health workers were demanding permanent staff positions and an increase in allowances and benefits.

This September 22, 2010 file photograph shows Pakistanis displaced by floods as they queue for water at an army-run makeshift tent camp in Sehwan, Sindh province. On February 16, 2012 aid groups warned a feeble international response to Pakistan's second major flooding crisis in two years has left millions of people at serious risk of malnutrition and disease.  3
A man and child eat food that they begged for from a nearby food stall, outside a closed shop in. Pakistanis react to widespread hardship in many ways. Some head abroad looking for jobs. Others are drawn to militant groups seeking to topple the state. In the ten months to October of 2011, about 1,600 people decided that suicide was the only option, according to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan. Picture taken January 31, 2012.  4
A woman holds her seven-year-old daughter Meena (L) and five-month-old son Jamil on a sidewalk as she begs for donations from pedestrians in Karachi.  5
Workers pour molten iron into the cast for the shell of beams for sale at a workshop in Quetta, February 15, 2012.  6
Pakistani children play on a swing in a refugee camp for displaced people looking for work in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Tuesday, February 14, 2012.  7
A Pakistani poor girl sells roses at a street on Valentines Day in Lahore, Pakistan on Tuesday, Feb 14, 2012.  8
Pakistani children carry water pots up a steep stone staircase in Badkhhala, in Pakistan's Swat valley where the Pakistani military has driven out the Taliban, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012.  9
A Pakistani man prepares balloons for Valentines Day at a street in Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012.   10
People listen to radio news reporting a supreme court proceeding in Karachi, Pakistan on Monday, February 13, 2012. The Supreme Court charged Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani with contempt Monday for defying its order to reopen an old corruption case against the president, sharpening a political crisis that has shaken this already volatile country.  11
A Pakistani man talks to his son as they sit in front their tent selling oranges outside the town of Badkhhala, in Pakistan's Swat Valley, where the Pakistani military has driven out the Taliban, Thursday, February 16, 2012.  12
Afghan refugee children sit on a cart at dusk in suburbs of Islamabad, Pakistan on Wednesday, Feb 15, 2012.  13
Two-year-old Shiraz, who is a kidney patient, is carried by his mother as they await their turn for a medical checkup outside the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation in Karachi.   14
Pakistani men carry carpets through the streets in Badkhhala, in Pakistan's Swat Valley where the Pakistani military has driven out the Taliban, Thursday, February 16, 2012.

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