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Monday, February 17th, 2020

 

Australia to provide Pakistan $1.2mn grant for uplift of rural areas

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ISLAMABAD, FEB 17 (DNA) – Australian government will provide Pakistan 1.2 million Australian dollar grant for uplift of rural areas, media reported. According to a statement issued by the ministry, Economic Affairs Division Acting Secretary Ahmad Hanif Orakzai and Australian Center for International Agriculture Research (ACIAR) Chief Executive Officer Professor Andrew Campbell signed a memorandum of subsidiary agreement on “understanding the drivers of successful and inclusive rural regional transformation and sharing experiences and policy advice in Bangladesh, China, Indonesia and Pakistan”. Under the agreement, Australia will provide AUD 1.2 million for aRead More


Senate passes resolution against flour crisis

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ISLAMABAD, FEB 17 (DNA) – Senate has passed a resolution against recent flour crisis in the country. Opposition staged a walk out in protest against nonsubmission of FIA report on flour crisis. According to the resolution, recent flour crisis revealed government’s non-serious attitude, incompetence and inability to provide relief to the masses. Opposition staged a walk out in protest against absence of Finance Minister and nonsubmission of FIA report on flour crisis. Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Azam Swati said that he wrote a letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan regardingRead More


Govt to build Basic Health Units in Islamabad

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ISLAMABAD, FEB 17 (DNA) – The federal government has decided to build Basic Health Units in Islamabad to provide medical facilities to the citizens of the capital territory. According to details, latest equipments will be available in the health units. Planning and Development Secretary of Pakistan will chair an important session today regarding the matter. It has further been learnt that the district administration will brief meeting concerning the Basic Health Units. = DNA =========================


14 children among up to 22 dead in Cameroon massacre: UN

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YAOUND , FEB 17 (DNA) – Armed men have massacred 22 villagers including 14 children in an anglophone region of Cameroon, according to the United Nations, with the opposition blaming the killings on government troops. The bloodshed occurred on Friday in the Northwest region of Cameroon, James Nunan, a local official with UN humanitarian coordination agency OCHA, told media. The central government has been battling separatists in the minority English-speaking regions for three years, a conflict that has left 3,000 people dead and forced more than 700,000 to flee their homes. NunanRead More


Zalmay Khalilzad, US Special Representative for Afghan Reconciliation called on General Qamar Javed

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Rawalpindi, 17 February 2020: Mr Rawalpindi, 17 February 2020: Mr Zalmay Khalilzad, US Special Representative for Afghan Reconciliation called on General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) at GHQ, today. During the meeting matters of mutual interest including overall regional security situation and ongoing Afghan Reconciliation Process were discussed. (COAS) at GHQ, today. During the meeting matters of mutual interest including overall regional security situation and ongoing Afghan Reconciliation Process were discussed.


Govt adopts comprehensive integrated approach to fight polio: Dr Nausheen

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ISLAMABAD, FEB 17 (DNA) –  Parliamentary Secretary of National Health Services Regulations and Coordination, Dr. Nausheen Hamid, on Monday said that the government has taken multiple steps to fight and eradicate polio including comprehensive integrated approach which is National Action Plan 2020 with integrated health service deliveries. She said that the comprehensive integrated strategy includes the nutritional status and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) to fight polio, as only administrating polio drops are not enough.   She said this during a special seminar on polio titled “Pakistan’s fight against polio:Read More