Pakistan’s road to universal healthcare will be complex

Pakistan’s road to universal healthcare will be complex

On Saturday, April 6th, 2018 the World Health Organization celebrated its 70th birthday and international health day. The slogan and aspiration were captured in a single bold statement, “Health for All” — or universal healthcare. The goal is ambitious, worthy and timely. Too many people around the globe have no access...

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Speakers take universal health into consideration

Speakers take universal health into consideration

The real wealth of a country is its human resources and those countries that are investing much in human resources, education, science, technology and innovation are making rapid progress. A knowledge-based economy is the answer to all socio-economic upheavals. These are the views were expressed by chief guest Prof Dr....

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Here’s how Islamabad’s new airport rolls out with certain flaws

Here’s how Islamabad’s new airport rolls out with certain flaws

AFTER years of invincible delays, suspicions of poor management, bad planning, and ample wastage of funds, it seems that the new Islamabad International Airport will soon become operational for domestic and international flights from April 20. Said to be built according to international standards as Pakistan’s first ‘greenfield airport’ — that its...

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Whatsapp to roll out its uniquely new audio feature for Android users

Whatsapp to roll out its uniquely new audio feature for Android users

  CALIFORNIA: The popular messaging app Whatsapp is about to roll out its feature for Android which could end up recording your secrets and broadcasting them to your contacts. The communications app is now preparing to introduce an Android update a ‘locked record’ function which will allow you to switch on record...

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DRAP voluntarily recalls Sancos syrup from market after research

DRAP voluntarily recalls Sancos syrup from market after research

ISLAMABAD: The Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (Drap) has recalled commonly-prescribed cough syrup Sancos from the market after stability data of the drug was found out of specification. The company, Norvartis, has advertised that it has been voluntarily recalling Sancos syrup of all doses from the market. It says the...

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12 Pakistani players roll out for Kashmir Super League (KSL)

12 Pakistani players roll out for Kashmir Super League (KSL)

MUZAFFARABAD: After enjoying the Pakistan Super League (PSL)b success, another home-grown cricket league Kashmir Super League, though not initiated by the Pakistan Cricket Board, is set to roll into action at the end of this month. The league will commence from April 28 in Muzaffarabad. According to reports, six teams would...

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Qatar paves way for progression

Qatar paves way for progression

DOHA: The economy of Qatar, the world’s top exporter of liquefied natural gas, is set to grow 2.6% this year and closer to 3 percent in 2019, its finance minister told Reuters. The Gulf Arab state’s economy has largely recovered from a boycott imposed by other Arab states last June...

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Demand for furnace oil likely to increase, Pakistan

Demand for furnace oil likely to increase, Pakistan

While furnace oil might have been planned to be phased out in the long term, the imports might not stay out of the system for long. The recent change of weather with soaring temperatures, forecasts of torrid summers, upcoming Ramadan and some uncertainty associated to the progress of coal power...

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Mark your calendars: April 10th marks the ‘Tax Day’

Mark your calendars: April 10th marks the ‘Tax Day’

RAWALPINDI: Tax Day will be observed today across the province in order to create awareness amongst people for payment of taxes regularly. According to Punjab Revenue Authority sources, an awareness walk will be held at Excise and Taxation Office while Director Excise Tanveer Abass Gondal will lead the walk. Later...

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27 children die as school bus skids into a gorge during the trip, India

27 children die as school bus skids into a gorge during the trip, India

An investigation has been launched after 27 people, most of them being children, die as a school bus falls into a gorge amid mountainous regions of India. Most of the passengers were below the age of 10, police said. The bus driver and two teachers were also killed in the...

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