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Thursday, August 11th, 2016


Punjab govt launches website to help rescue missing children

website launched for missing children

LAHORE: The Punjab government has developed a website aimed at assisting the rescue of missing children across the province. The Punjab Information Technology Board’s (PITB) initiative, Missing Children Recovery, has a database with details of children who have been rescued by the provincial government with cooperation of Child Protection and Welfare Bureau. The initiative has been taken to bring down the alarming increase in cases of child abduction in Punjab. The PITB-developed portal lists identification credentials, the date of rescue, name of the district and city where operation was carriedRead More

China power plant blast kills at least 21

blast in China plant

BEIJING: An explosion at a power plant in China killed at least 21 people and injured five on Thursday, state media said, the latest deadly industrial accident in a country that struggles with poor safety standards. The blast in the city of Dangyang in the central province of Hubei took place around 3:20 pm, when a high-pressure steam pipe exploded, the official media said. “The injured have been rushed to hospital,” it said, adding that authorities had launched a rescue effort, although the cause of the blast had not immediately beenRead More

CADD minister pays surprise visit to Polyclinic

CADD minister at Polyclinic

ISLAMABAD, 11 AUG, (DNA) – Minister of State for Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD), Dr. Tariq Fazal Chaudhry paid a surprise visit the Federal Government Services Hospital (Polyclinic) and suspended the Chief Casualty Medical Officer (CCMO) on account of poor disposal of medical waste in the Emergency of hospital. The Minister himself observed the waste disposal system and used syringe-disposal process in the Emergency and expressed his dissatisfaction at the staff for not following the prescribed procedures. He directed Polyclinic management to follow the best practices for waste disposalRead More

Foreign hand can’t be ruled out in Quetta attack: FO

JIT on Quetta blast

ISLAMABAD, 11 AUG (DNA) – The spokesperson of the Foreign Office Nafees Zakaria on Thursday said the involvement of foreign element could not be ruled out in the Quetta terrorist attack. “India has been involved in subversive activities in Pakistan,” he said in response to a question on India’s spy agency RAW’s hand behind the terrorist attack on a Quetta hospital that claimed 70 lives. The Spokesman said investigations by intelligence agencies were underway, adding that the confessional statement of Indian serving naval officer Kalbhushan Yadav had vindicated Pakistan’s stanceRead More

Govt committed to ensure equal rights for all minority communities: PM


ISLAMABAD, 11 AUG (DNA) – Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said that the incumbent government is concerned about ensuring equal rights for all minority communities in Pakistan. In a message, PM said that “The observance of “Minorities Day” is an occasion to recognize the role of minorities in nation building and renew our commitment to protect their rights and promote national harmony amongst the followers of diverse faiths. He said that it is also time to remember the great sacrifices rendered by minorities living in Pakistan and toRead More

Legendary cricketer Hanif Muhammad passes away

Hanif Muhammad

KARACHI, 11 AUG (DNA) –  Former Pakistan Test cricketer Hanif Muhammad, player of the world’s longest Test innings, lost a prolonged battle with cancer on Thursday, the cricketer’s family and doctors confirmed on Thursday. The legendary cricketer had been facing health complications and undergoing treatment for lung cancer, doctors at the Aga Khan hospital said. The 81-year-old was famous for his dogged batting in Pakistan’s nascent years in international cricket, having opened as a schoolboy for the country´s first Test against India in Delhi in 1952. The cricket legend, nicknamedRead More