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Polio will be eradicated from Pakistan by end of 2023: Unicef director

Unicef’s Regional Director for South Asia George Laryea-Adjei on Sunday said the polio programme in Pakistan was back on track, expressing hope that the crippling disease will be eradicated from the country by the end of 2023 following effective measures to check its spread. After staying polio-free for almost 15 months, Paki­stan reported a polio case in April. The country detected only one case last year. Polio is a highly infectious disease caused by poliovirus and mainly affects children aged under five years. It enters the nervous system and causes paralysis and even death.Read More

Isphanyar Bhandara organizes a luncheon for minority community

DNA RAWALPINDI: Former Member of the National Assembly Isphanyar Bhandara organized a lavish luncheon in honor of the minority community on Saturday at his residence. According to the details, the luncheon in honor of the minority citizens was held on behalf of Isphanyar Bhandara on Saturday at his residence at No. 1, Park Road, Murree Estate, Rawalpindi. Citizens from Sikh, Hindu, and Christian communities and other religions attended the lunch. A large number of people participated. Speaking on the occasion, former Member National Assembly Isphanyar  Bhandara welcomed the participants andRead More

CM Elahi echoes son Moonis’ remarks, says Gen Bajwa nudged PML-Q towards PTI

LAHORE: Days after his son Moonis Elahi made a similar statement, Punjab Chief Minister Parvez Elahi on Sunday said that former army chief General (retd) Qamar Javed Bajwa had nudged the PML-Q to support the PTI and former prime minister Imran Khan. In an interview with Bol News programme Tajzia, Elahi said he had received offers from both the PTI camp and the then-opposition for the PML-Q’s support. The chief minister said that his son Moonis Elahi had also expressed a desire to side with the PTI. “God changed our path in the lastRead More

Non-opening of LCs may cause drug shortages, says PMA

ISLAMABAD: The Pakis­tan Medical Association (PMA) has warned that the country’s health delivery system is already in shambles and a shortage of medicines due to the non-opening of letters of credit (LCs) for the import of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) or raw materials will take the situation from bad to worse. Through a press release on Saturday, the doctors’ representative body was expressing its concerns over the statement of the Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufac­turers Association (PPMA) that the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has verbally conveyed to all local banks notRead More

Masood lauds services of Pakistani doctors in US

WASHINGTON, DEC 04 (DNA) — Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States, Masood Khan has lauded the generous support of the doctors’ community working in the US at every difficult hour in Pakistan especially during calamities and natural disasters. He was addressing Annual Gala 2022 of Association of Physicians of Pakistani-Descent of North America (DMV Chapter) in Washington. The Ambassador paid tribute to the services and contributions of the doctors community both for the United States as well as Pakistan. He said the presence of nearly 20000 doctors of Pakistani descent in theRead More

Gillani questions CM Elahi’s authority to dissolve Punjab Assembly

ISLAMABAD, DEC 4: Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) Vice Chairman and former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gillani Sunday said how can a chief minister, who cannot register a first information report (FIR), dissolve the assembly. The PPP leader’s remarks came during a conversation with journalists in Lodhran as he took a jibe at Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervez Elahi on authorising Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan with power to dissolve the provincial assembly. A day earlier, Khan said that CM Elahi has given him “full authority to dissolve the assembly” whenever he willsRead More