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Underprivileged to get free treatment as govt launches health insurance

ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Health Saira Afzal Tarar at the launch of the National Health Programme here on Thursday announced the issuance of health cards which will enable the underprivileged to receive treatment at private and public hospitals free of charge. Tarar said those who earn daily wages of less than Rs200 qualify for the programme, and that treatment would be provided without discrimination “whatever your religion, sect or province”. The health minister said the prime minister’s card allows Rs50,000 for the treatment of common illnesses “such as the flu,Read More

16 dead, 30 wounded in three blasts in northeast Syria

QAMISHLI: At least 16 people were killed and 30 wounded by explosions in three restaurants in the northeast of Syria on Wednesday, a monitoring group said, in attacks claimed by the militant Islamic State (IS) group. At least one of the blasts in the city of Qamishli was caused by a suicide bomber, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told media. Reporters said the suicide attack took place in a restaurant in a Christian neighbourhood. “Three explosions, one by a suicide bomber inside a restaurant, hit Qamishli city inRead More

Mehdi Honardoost new Iranian ambassador to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, DEC 31 (DNA) -Mehdi Honardoost, ambassador designate of the Islamic republic of Iran to Pakistan to presented his credentials to . Mamnon Hussain, president of Pakistan on December 31,2015.He by having a experience of three decades in the ministry of foreign affairs of the the Islamic republic of Iran has proceeded to Pakistan to further enhance the ties between two neighboring countries. Boosting up of the level of cooperation in the field of energy especially IP gas pipeline, export of electricity to Pakistan, enhancing of bilateral trade level, andRead More

Iran condemns bomb attack in Pakistan

Iran has condemned a bomb attack in northwestern Pakistan, saying the act of terror was carried out as a ploy to serve the interests of the enemies of Islam.”The Islamic Republic of Iran views such terrorist acts in line with realizing the evil objectives of enemies of the Pakistani nation and the Islamic world,” said Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari on Wednesday.On Tuesday, nearly two dozen people were killed in a bombing outside a government building in the town of Mardan, located about 50 kilometers (30 miles) northwestRead More