Rising from the Ruins: South Asian Quake revisited on CNN

Airtimes: Indian Standard Times

Saturday, Feb 18 at 1800hrs, 2200hrs

Sunday, Feb 19 at 0700hrs, 1400hrs and 2000hrs

Chronicling the story of a tragedy that left more than 83,000 people dead and millions homeless, CNN correspondent Stan Grant revisits Pakistan and the families devastated by the 7.6 magnitude earthquake that rocked the region on October 8, 2005. The special half hour program, "Rising from the Ruins”, follows the physical and emotional progress of those affected by the South Asia quake.

Millions are rebuilding their lives, with the coming of spring a chance to start anew. The Anwars are one such family and "Rising from the Ruins" follows them as they trek 45 km back up the mountain to their destroyed village of Bagh. Stan Grant witnesses how they are rebuilding their home from the ground up, while also laying their son and devastating reminders of the disaster to rest.

If faces could tell a story, then Zareena Bibi's is a tragedy. Only 30, but old before her time, the mother of three is coping with the post-quake trauma as well as the death of a son. In a tearful interview, Bibi reveals her fears for the future as she faces problems providing even basic necessities for her family, particularly as her husband is unable to find employment. Once the relief agencies move on, "Rising from the Ruins" asks what the future will hold for her family and thousands like them.


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