Last update: Tue, 25 Oct 2016 08am

General News: Pakistan


As many as seven bookies were arrested during a raid on a gambling den by the Choong police on Monday. As per details, the police on a tip-off raided the EMC Society and arrested Shahid, Kamran, Imran and others on the charges of betting on Pakistan-West Indies match. The police also recovered move then 70 phone sets from their possession.
A retired employee of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) reportedly committed suicide on Monday by jumping from the fourth floor of the Civic Centre hereon Monday. A spokesman for the KMC said that the victim identified as Iqbal Ali had retired from the KMC in 1999. He said that Iqbal died on the spot.
A sub-committee of National Assembly's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) was told on Monday that federal government transferred Rs 2 billion to Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) which had originally been allocated to National Police Foundation. The sub-committee of PAC headed by Rana Afzaal Hussain reviewed audit paras for 1999-2009 pertaining to Ministry of Interior and FATA Secretariat.
An Interactive Session on 'Healthcare for the Less-privileged' was recently organized by the students of Public Relations and Corporate Communication of the Institute of Business Management (IoBM). The program invited leading corporate professionals working in multinational companies and the pharmaceutical industry, medical experts, doctors, surgeons, physicians, and specialists. Also invited to the event were philanthropists and high-ranking administrators and managers from leading private and public hospitals from Karachi.
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah Monday ordered a province-wide crackdown against illegal blood banks and laboratories to control the rising number of HIV/Aids cases. The CM, taking notice of the rising number of HIV/Aids cases in Larkana, also directed the Health Department to activate the Sindh Aids Control Programme team, according to a statement issued here.
Four Pakistan Polio workers were awarded with prestigious Louis Pasteur medals by the Pasteur Institute of France in recognition of their laudable services towards eradication of Polio from Pakistan. Mohammad Khuram Shehzad, Syed Latif, Azra Altaf, and Aziz Memon were awarded the medals in an impressive ceremony held today in Pasteur Institute in Paris on the occasion of Polio Day The Ambassador of Pakistan to France Moin ul Haque, representatives of the World Health Organisation and Government of France presented the awards.
Coca-Cola Pakistan has been selected by Rotary International for the "Rotary Responsible Business Partner" award, to be given on Rotary Day at the United Nations in New York in early November, in recognition of its support to Rotary's 'End Polio Now' campaign in Pakistan. Coca-Cola Pakistan is one of only two companies shortlisted for this honour out of 20 nominations from all around the world, and a company from Pakistan has secured this award for the first time ever.