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1992 in Pakistan

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See also: Other events of 1992
List of years in Pakistan

1992 was a year mixed with euphoria and tragedy for Pakistan. While Pakistan won the finals of the Cricket World Cup, thousands died in the flooding that occurred in the northern regions of Pakistan as a result of torrential rains swelling the Indus river. The Nawaz government inaugurated a few projects in the province of Punjab towards the betterment of road networks and ordered a military operation in the province of Sindh to counter the growing language riots and ethnic tension.


Federal government


  • 12 January – Lahore-Islamabad motorway project launched.
  • 22 February – Nawaz Sharif introduces yellow-cab taxi scheme.
  • 26 April – Pakistan's Alam Channa enters Guinness Book of World Records as the tallest man in the world.
  • 20 May – A 6.0 mb earthquake affects northern Pakistan causing moderate damage, killing 36 and injuring 100.
  • 19 June – Military operation starts in Sindh.
  • 8 September – Almost 1,000 people die and 3 million are evacuated due to flooding in Punjab province caused by torrential rains swelling the Indus river and its tributaries,[1] a thousand more are also killed in the Kashmir region.[2]
  • 28 September – Pakistan International Airlines Flight 268, an Airbus A300B4-203, crashes into the southern slope of the Chure Hills on approach to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, killing all 167 passengers and crew.





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