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SKMCH in Karachi: Imran lays foundation stone

KARACHI -UNS – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Thursday performed the groundbreaking of charity-based Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital (SKMCH) in Karachi. Talking at a ceremony in Karachi, Imran Khan said that cancer treatment is much expensive for poverty-stricken people as 90 percent …

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185 women, 46 men murdered in ‘honour killing’ in Punjab this year: report

Two hundred and forty six persons including 185 women were murdered in the spate of ‘honour killings’ in Punjab in year 2016. Renowned social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch was among the victims who fell prey to wicked practice of ‘honour killing’. As per data obtained …

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Another 100 patients diagnosed with Chikungunya virus in Karachi

KARACHI : Chikungunya virus has continued to affect Karachiites as another 100 people have been diagnosed with the disease in past 24 hours. According to Saudabad Hospital’s Dr Fakhar, the disease should be eliminated by destroying its root. He said Chikungunya is different from dengue but …

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Chikungunya virus cases spark fears of outbreak in Karachi

A mosquito-borne disease has reared its head in Karachi, affecting thousands of people in Malir, Saudabad and Shah Faisal neighborhoods of the city. World Health Organization (WHO) says it’s Chikungunya virus that can become epidemic in the country. Key facts Chikungunya is a viral disease …

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‘China’s role in Afghan peace process beneficial for region’

ISLAMABAD -UNS : Historians attending the concluding sessions of the 24th conference of International Association of Historians of Asia conference on Asian History, Culture and Environment: Vernacular and Oriental Paradigms eulogized China’s role in the region for greater peace. At least 50 historians, scholars and …

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World Disability Day: Goals for future

BY Abid Lashari The International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) has been commemorated since 1992 to promote awareness and mobilize support for critical issues relating to the inclusion of persons with disabilities in society and development. The Day works to promote action to raise …

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Various cooking oil, ghee brands declared unfit for consumption

LAHORE: The Punjab Food Authority (PFA), in its crackdown against substandard cooking oils, declared various brands of cooking oil and ghee unsafe and unfit for consumption. The brands were declared substandard due to absences of Vitamin A and rancidity, artificial flavour addition and other acid …

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New Japans’ aid to Support Polio Eradication in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD -UNS -The Government of Japan, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) signed Tuesday an agreement of Japanese Yen 404 million (US$ 4 million) grant for “the Project for the Control and Eradication of Poliomyelitis”. This latest grant will …

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Seven projects of worth Rs 36 billion approved by CDWP

ISLAMABAD -UNS – The Central Development Working Party has prioritized health sector by approving five health projects worth Rs 22.7 billion. The meeting was chaired by Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Prof Ahsan Iqbal, and was attended by senior officers of the provincial governments …

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Bilawal meets Hilton

DUBAI -UNS- Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari recently met American socialite Paris Hilton in Dubai. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari shared a picture of himself with the 35-year-old US celebrity on his Instagram account. “Had the pleasure of meeting the lovely Paris Hilton,” stated …

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