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4.5 million adults suffer from COPD

ISLAMABAD, DEC 01 (DNA) — Estimately about 4.5 million adults within the country are suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease COPD, which are largely cost due tobacco smoking and Smog. This was stated by health experts at a symposium organized by the department of pulmonology at Dow international medical college, Dimc. Professor Zeba Haq, principal DIMC, who was the chief guest of the symposium, said that the main reason behind COPD in man is tobacco smoking while women were affected by smoke out of the wood and animal dung, theyRead More

PTA Conducts QoS Survey in Punjab, Sindh & Gilgit Baltistan

ISLAMABAD, DEC 01 (DNA) — Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has carried out independent Quality of Service (QoS) surveys in 09 cities of Punjab and Sindh and 13 motorways/highways of Pakistan.  A survey was also conducted, jointly with Cellular Mobile Operators (CMOs), in 08 cities of Gilgit Baltistan. These surveys were undertaken to measure performance and quality of CMOs services being provided to their customers. The results revealed that CMOs are compliant with respect to data speeds to a great extent, while network latency and webpage loading time was found belowRead More

Turkey, Pakistan celebrate the 75th anniversary of diplomatic relations

ISLAMABAD, DEC 01 (DNA) — Two significant Islamic nations, Pakistan and Turkey, have traditionally had cordial ties with one another.  The Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Government of Pakistan recently held a colourful ceremony to commemorate the 75th anniversary of these diplomatic ties, highlighting the social unity and cultural diversity that these two countries share. During this ceremony held in Islamabad, the diplomatic officials and prominent personalities of Türkiye and Pakistan expressed their commitment to further strengthen their progressive cooperation for mutual wellbeing. Since Pakistan was established as an independentRead More

Texas Symposium urges for peaceful resolution of Kashmir issue

ISLAMABAD, DEC 01 (DNA) — The Texas State Representative and Congress woman Terry Meeza has stressed for peaceful resolution of the Kashmir issue in accordance with the legitimate aspirations of the people of Kashmir. She was speaking as chief guest at a symposium on Kashmir Conflict, organized by Kashmir Global Council and South Asia Democracy Watch in Frisco Texas, according to press statement received here. Among others, the symposium was attended by well-known social activist Ms. Beverly Hill and various political leaders, academics, US media and young students. Terry MezaRead More

Four sentenced to death in Iran for ‘cooperating’ with Israel

TEHRAN: Iran’s apex court has upheld the death penalty for four people accused of working for Israel’s intelligence agency, the judiciary said on Wednesday. The individuals were charged with “destroying private and public property, kidnappings and obtaining false confessions,” said a statement published by Mizan news agency, which is linked with the judiciary. The four men were identified as Hossein Ordukhanzadeh, Shahin Imani Mahmoudabad, Milad Ashrafi Atbatan, and Manouchehr Shahbandi Bejandi. Three others accused were given jail sentences ranging from 5 to 10 years on charges of “crime against theRead More

Google Play services saved by the bell

ISLAMABAD: Fears of paid services by Google being shut down in Pakistan finally came to an end on Thursday after IT Minister Syed Aminul Haque said that the Ministry of Finance has agreed to devise a mechanism for payments against the tech giant’s app services.  Earlier it was expected that Google Play Store services would no longer be available to Pakistani users after December 1 as the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) had suspended the direct carrier billing (DCB) mechanism. Users would have had to use their bank cards to avail theRead More