June 12, 2020 Parliamentary body demands the identification of tobacco ‘mafia’

ISLAMABAD: Former Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf recently demanded formation of a parliamentary committee to identify mafias and cartels which have been trying to give benefit to multinational tobacco companies. Raising the issue as a point of order during the National Assembly session, he said across the globe campaigns were held against smoking but he...

June 10, 2020 NEB exam candidates protest against PMDC; demand registration

ISLAMABAD: Doctors who have received their medical training abroad recently staged a protest outside the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC). They blocked the road outside the council’s offices and demanded that the regulator register them. The protesters said that the apex regulator of medical education and practitioners in the country had stopped their registrations...

June 9, 2020 SC takes sou moto on COVID-19

ISLAMABAD: With at least two judges contracting the novel coronavirus, the Supreme Court (SC) recently reminded the federal government to take the health emergency seriously and come up with uniform national legislation. “This becomes important more so when the passing of the executive orders to deal with the pandemic has trampled and affected the fundamental...

June 8, 2020 Coronavirus cases cross 100,000 marks in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The recent surge in the novel coronavirus has recently claimed 458 more lives besides infecting at least 26,853 more people during the last one week only, thus surpassing 100,000 and 2,000 number of confirmed Covid-19 cases and related deaths across the country, respectively. Earlier, the tally of Covid-19 confirmed cases had jumped to 101,468,...

June 6, 2020 Students protest against online classes

ISLAMABAD: Students from various universities protested outside the Higher Education Commission (HEC) recently seeking the resolution of multiple issues. Holding a large banner and a few placards, the small group said students argued that either such facilities should be available all over the country, or that online classes should be stopped, as students in some...

June 5, 2020 Sindh approves health risk allowance for health personnel

KARACHI: The Sindh Government has allowed a health risk allowance for the health personnel who are performing duties related to COVID-19 patients in health institutions. According to a recent notification, with the approval of a competent authority (Chief Minister Sindh), the Government of Sindh has allowed a health risk allowance equal to one running basic...

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NEB exam candidates protest against PMDC; demand registration
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NEB exam candidates protest against PMDC; demand registration

ISLAMABAD: Doctors who have received their medical training abroad recently staged a protest outside the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC). They blocked the road outside the council’s offices and demanded that the regulator register them. The protesters said that the apex regulator of medical education and practitioners in the country had stopped their registrations…

SC takes sou moto on COVID-19
Covid 19, National News

SC takes sou moto on COVID-19

ISLAMABAD: With at least two judges contracting the novel coronavirus, the Supreme Court (SC) recently reminded the federal government to take the health emergency seriously and come up with uniform national legislation. “This becomes important more so when the passing of the executive orders to deal with the pandemic has trampled and affected the fundamental…

Coronavirus cases cross 100,000 marks in Pakistan
Covid 19, National News

Coronavirus cases cross 100,000 marks in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The recent surge in the novel coronavirus has recently claimed 458 more lives besides infecting at least 26,853 more people during the last one week only, thus surpassing 100,000 and 2,000 number of confirmed Covid-19 cases and related deaths across the country, respectively. Earlier, the tally of Covid-19 confirmed cases had jumped to 101,468,…

Students protest against online classes
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Students protest against online classes

ISLAMABAD: Students from various universities protested outside the Higher Education Commission (HEC) recently seeking the resolution of multiple issues. Holding a large banner and a few placards, the small group said students argued that either such facilities should be available all over the country, or that online classes should be stopped, as students in some…

Sindh approves health risk allowance for health personnel
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Sindh approves health risk allowance for health personnel

KARACHI: The Sindh Government has allowed a health risk allowance for the health personnel who are performing duties related to COVID-19 patients in health institutions. According to a recent notification, with the approval of a competent authority (Chief Minister Sindh), the Government of Sindh has allowed a health risk allowance equal to one running basic…

Punjab to enforce SOPs after spike in infections
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Punjab to enforce SOPs after spike in infections

LAHORE: With the recent surge in cases, the Punjab government has decided to put its foot down to ensure implementation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in Lahore to begin with. The Punjab government had recorded 43 COVID-19-related deaths and [record] number of 1,610 citizens tested positive recently, while 30 deaths and another high number of…

Minister dies of coronavirus in Sindh
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Minister dies of coronavirus in Sindh

KARACHI: Ghulam Murtaza Baloch, Sindh’s Minister for human settlement, died recently after testing positive for coronavirus more than three weeks ago, officials and his family sources said. The 55-year-old senior member of the Pakistan Peoples Party, who was elected member of the Sindh Assembly from the party’s stronghold of PS-88 (Malir), tested positive for Covid-19…

Rs143 billion are spent on smoking annually: Experts
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Rs143 billion are spent on smoking annually: Experts

LAHORE: Different humanitarian organisations of the country in an online media session recently discussed the impact of tobacco use on the economy and suggested a surcharge on [tobacco] products to generate more revenues for the government. Human Development Foundation (HDF) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Azhar Saleem said tobacco use had a significant impact on the…

‘Tobacco control is a federal subject’
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‘Tobacco control is a federal subject’

ISLAMABAD: Tobacco control should be a federal subject just like tobacco growing and products are the federal subjects. Project Director Smoke-Free Cities, Dr. Minhajus Siraj shared on the World No Tobacco Day that the draft of Pakistan’s National Tobacco Control Policy has been finalised. Dr. Minhaj told, “Though we were hoping to launch the draft…


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