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Earthquake affected people to get all relief goods: PM

DASSU: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has directed to take urgent measures including the use of helicopter to drop relief items to the earthquake-affected people stranded at high-altitude mountains. At a briefing in Dasu, Prime Minister directed the authorities to arrange heavy machinery to clear the road blockade for an uninterrupted supply of relief items. He expressed concern over the condition of the shelter less who were also facing severe winter in the area and directed to ensure immediate supply of food, blankets and tents. The Prime Minister said localRead More

Women face higher stroke rates than men: experts

ISLAMABAD, Oct 29 (DNA): Stroke is a non-communicable disease that attacks 15 million people worldwide every year and claims a life every six seconds. Stroke claims lives of nearly six million people each year. People are often surprised to know that young people suffer strokes and even more shocked that women are more likely to have a stroke than men. One in six people will have a stroke. For women, that figure is one in five, according to Consultant Neurologist and Head of Neurology Division at Shifa International Hospital, Dr.Read More

Entire nation stands with quake victims: President

KHAAR, 29 OCT (DNA) – President Mamnoon Hussain has assured that the whole nation stands with quake victims in hour of distress. Addressing a gathering in Khaar on Thursday, the President said the federal and provincial governments will not rest till complete rehabilitation of the quake victims. Mamnoon Hussain has emphasized that the government and the concerned departments would not rest until the earthquake affectees are fully rehabilitated. The President stated that the entire nation stands with the earthquake affectees in this hour of distress. Expressing profound grief and sorrowRead More

ECC approves 64,000 metric tons wheat for TDPs

ISLAMABAD, 29 OCT (DNA) – The Economic Coordination Committee of the cabinet has approved provision of 64,000 metric tons of wheat to the United Nations World Food Programme for Temporary Displaced Persons of FATA and Khyber Pakhtunkhawa. The meeting of the Committee was held in Islamabad on Thursday with Federal Minister for Finance Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar in the chair. The ECC considered and gave approval for the provision of 64,000 Metric Tons of Wheat to the United Nations WFP for TDPs of FATA and KP. The said quantity costingRead More

Waqar criticises inconsistency of the DRS

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan coach Waqar Youni, has criticised the inconsistency of the Decision Review System (DRS), and believes that the margin of doubt for ‘Umpire’s Call’ should be increased from 50 to 75 per cent. “The current set-up, is allowing match officials to be complacent in their decision-making,” said Waqar. An umpire’s call decision is currently given when the TV replays suggest that an lbw decision is too marginal to be overturned. Waqar believes there is unnecessary importance given to different parameters – pitching point, point of impact with batsman’s body,Read More

Letter to PCB: BCCI expresses regret over Mumbai incident

PCB to groom youngsters

KARACHI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in a letter to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday expressed regret over the cancellation of talks between Shaharyar Khan and Shashank Manohar.“We have received a letter from the BCCI expressing regret over what happened in Mumbai on October 19,” says PCB’s director of media operations Amjad Hussain.The BCCI, in its letter, said that they have approached the Indian government for the approval of a bilateral series between the two traditional rivals.