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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US boxer Flyod Mayweather’s bodyguard afflicted by open fire

US boxer Flyod Mayweather’s bodyguard afflicted by open fire

A bodyguard for the US boxer, Floyd Mayweather Jr, has been injured after a gunman opened fire on the boxer’s motorcade in the city of Atlanta. Gregory La Rosa was shot in the leg but was released from hospital three hours later, police claimed. Since Mayweather was believed to be...

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Illegally built Christian churches in China demolished

Illegally built Christian churches in China demolished

BEIJING: Chinese authorities have torn down “two or three” crosses adorning Christian churches in one county because they were “illegally built”, state media quoted an official as saying on Tuesday. The officially atheist ruling Communist Party has tightened restrictions and oversight of religious practice in China under President Xi Jinping,...

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US approves guided missiles sale to Qatar, worth $300 million

US approves guided missiles sale to Qatar, worth $300 million

WASHINGTON: The United States approved a deal to sell Qatar $300 million in guided missiles Monday, on the eve of President Donald Trump’s White House meeting with Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. The Gulf emirate is a long-standing American military ally and host to the largest US air base...

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Trump’s repeated threats to terminate NAFTA engulfs the US industry with fear

Trump’s repeated threats to terminate NAFTA engulfs the US industry with fear

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump said Monday negotiators were “fairly close” to resolving their differences over the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement but an outright US withdrawal was still possible. Officials in Washington and Mexico City have played down expectations a deal could be revealed later this week...

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The Senate adopts four resolutions unanimously

The Senate adopts four resolutions unanimously

ISLAMABAD: The Senate on Monday adopted four resolutions, rejected one and dropped two private members’ resolutions due to absence of the movers. Moved by the Leader of the Opposition Sherry Rehman, the House mutually adopted a supplementary resolution criticizing the state-sponsored violence in Indian-occupied Kashmir. The House urged the government...

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Chemical weapon attack in Syria to be ‘met forcefully’, promises Trump

Chemical weapon attack in Syria to be ‘met forcefully’, promises Trump

WASHINGTON: On Monday, The US President Donald Trump said an apparent chemical weapons attack in Syria would be “met forcefully” and indicated a decision on military action was hours away. “We’re making a decision as to what we do with respect to the horrible attack that was made near Damascus...

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Shahbaz Sharif looked up on as the new Prime Minister of Pakistan, says adviser Amir Muqam

Shahbaz Sharif looked up on as the new Prime Minister of Pakistan, says adviser Amir Muqam

PESHAWAR: Adviser to Prime Minister Amir Muqam believes that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz would be subject to definite win in the upcoming general elections and Shahbaz Sharif would be the new Prime Minister of Pakistan. He was addressing media after distribution of Laptop to students of Peshawar University under Prime Minister...

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CPEC redefined as Pakistan’s oxygen with a promising future as nation reaps benefits

CPEC redefined as Pakistan’s oxygen with a promising future as nation reaps benefits

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development, and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal has said that China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) had become amongst the central cooperation projects of the world which will connect Central Asia, China, and South Asia. “CPEC is proving to be oxygen for Pakistan as the country’s economic growth increased...

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K-Electric justifies extended load-shedding from its end

K-Electric justifies extended load-shedding from its end

KARACHI: Residents of Gulshan-i-Iqbal Blocks 6 and 7 complained of extended power breakdowns in their neighborhoods on Monday. K-Electric (KE), meanwhile, has said that this was part of “load-shedding” on their part was merely due to reduced gas supply from the Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC). Many residents complained that...

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Teenage girl sexually assaulted, offence filmed and family threatened

Teenage girl sexually assaulted, offence filmed and family threatened

KARACHI: On Monday, Sindh High Court Chief Justice Ahmed Ali M. Shaikh directed the provincial inspector general of police and sessions judge concerned to file reports on a reported assault on a 13-year-old girl near Tando Mohammad Khan. Taking notice of the incident reported in a section of Sindhi press,...

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Female personnel sexually harassed, ‘Black sheep’ of the police line weeded out as 3 get suspended

Female personnel sexually harassed, ‘Black sheep’ of the police line weeded out as 3 get suspended

On Monday, three officers of Islamabad police were suspended following their alleged involvement in sexually niggling female personnel of the force, media reported. The officers were suspended in the light of an investigation conducted into a complaint lodged by female officers of the police force. The Inspector General of Islamabad police, Sultan...

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Government of Punjab bans the use of ‘Kaala Pathar’ to subside suicide rates

Government of Punjab bans the use of ‘Kaala Pathar’ to subside suicide rates

LAHORE: The government of Punjab has banned use of Kala Pathar (black stone) that is being consumed by people to commit suicide. According to reports, majority of suicide attempts took place in southern Punjab where Kala Pathar (known with its generic name paraphenylenediamine) can be purchased at around Rs10. Reports...

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CCTV footage reveals man being mugged on streets, left injured: Faisalabad

CCTV footage reveals man being mugged on streets, left injured: Faisalabad

FAISALABAD: The closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage of a robbery attempt here in the city was obtained by media officials on Monday night, wherein, an unarmed civilian was injured while trying to resist dacoity. Farooq was approached by two robbers on a motorcycle who attempted to mug him, sources claim. Upon his...

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6-year-old shot dead during blind fire in Korangi, Karachi

6-year-old shot dead during blind fire in Korangi, Karachi

KARACHI: A minor girl was shot dead on Monday night during a robbery here in Korangi’s Zaman Town. Eshal, 6, was shot dead by dacoits when they faced resistance during a robbery attempt from a neighbor who was returning home after withdrawing cash. The suspects, however, managed to escape with cash...

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