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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Mazari tests positive for corona
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Mazari tests positive for corona

LAHORE: Punjab Assembly Deputy Speaker Sardar Dost Muhammad Mazari has become the latest government functionary to be afflicted with the novel coronavirus. Mazari is believed to have come into contact with several ministers and MPAs before he turned out to be coronavirus positive. In a video statement, the deputy speaker confirmed the news saying he…

Coronavirus claims five more lives in Sindh
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Coronavirus claims five more lives in Sindh

KARACHI: The Sindh Health Department has registered five more deaths in the Sindh province due to the coronavirus, out of which four were recorded in Karachi and one in Larkana. Media Coordinator to the Health Minister, Meeran Yousuf, said that a total of 176 deaths had been registered across the province out of which 154…

Doctor loses life ‘after being denied treatment’
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Doctor loses life ‘after being denied treatment’

Karachi: A retired doctor, Dr Furqan-ul-Haq, who had tested positive for COVID-19 a few days ago, recently died after he was allegedly denied treatment at various public and private hospitals in Karachi. “He was dying due to shortness of breath after testing positive for the novel coronavirus, but no hospital admitted him,” wife of retired…

Experts stress the importance of vaccinations in children
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Experts stress the importance of vaccinations in children

KARACHI: “Long before the COVID-19 emerged as a global pandemic, Pakistan has been struggling on several other medical fronts such as ensuring optimum rates of immunization against preventable diseases amongst children and the challenge is only becoming more and more demanding in the present times.” Paediatricians reiterated this in the wake of the ongoing World…

SHCC team visits hospital OPDs
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SHCC team visits hospital OPDs

KARACHI: The Sindh Healthcare Commission, on the directives of the Supreme Court and the Health Minister Sindh, Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho, visited the hospitals of Sindh to ensure that their OPDs are open and providing services to the patients and following the SOPs’ required for their safety. The Directorate of Complaint with its inspection team…

Approval of key drugs pending for 14 months
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Approval of key drugs pending for 14 months

KARACHI: The Federal Cabinet is yet to approve the prices of essential medicines and registration of new novel molecules duly processed and approved by DRAP since February 2019, thus depriving patients in Pakistan of cure from various critical ailments. It has been learned that the cabinet has not yet approved the minutes of a meeting…


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