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Pakistan - General News

Provision of health facilities top priority: Tariq Fazal ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Capital Administration and Development Division, Tariq Fazal Chaudhry Thursday said that government was committed to provide best health facilities to people and had launched various health schemes for the poor.He was speaking as chief guest at seminar on cancer awareness organized by Shifa Hospital to mark the World Cancer Day.Every year on 4th February, World Cancer Day is observed, highlighting the health risks associated with cancer and advocating effective policies to fight cancer.This year's theme "We can. I can." highlights that how everyone, as collective or as individuals can do their part to reduce the global burden of cancer.Tariq Fazal Chaudhry said that early diagnosis and awareness was the most effective in treatment of fatal diseases like cancer, Hepatitis and heart diseases.The minister said that despite limited resources, Prime Minister, Muhammed Nawaz Sharif had launched national health scheme.Keeping in mind the difficulties faced especially by the ...

Pakistan - Politics & Policy

PPP's stance clear on Kashmir: Wattoo LAHORE: Pakistan Peoples Party Punjab president Mian Manzoor Ahmad Wattoo has said the PPP always took clear stance on international issues, including the Kashmir issue. In a statement on Thursday, he said the world respected Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto Shaheed for their stance on international issues, adding the first time in the history, ZAB raised voice for Kashmir on the international forum. Wattoo said only solution of the Kashmir issue was in the ...

Pakistan - General News

Hearing against Lakhvi adjourned till February 11 ISLAMABAD: An Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) here on Thursday adjourned hearing of the Mumbai attacks case against Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, till February 11.ATC Judge Sohail Ikram resumed hearing of the case against Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi and other accused for their alleged involvement in Mumbai attacks.The court adjourned hearing of the case till February 11 after recording the evidence and listening arguments from both sides.It may be mention here that the court had already granted exemption ...

Pakistan - General News

NA Committee meeting on Ports & Shipping postponed ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Standing Committee on Ports and Shipping Thursday postponed its meeting due to absence of senior officials of the ministry.The National Assembly Standing Committee which met under the chairmanship of MNA Syed Ghulam Mustafa Shah, decided to take up the same agenda item in the next scheduled meeting to be held this month. Senior officials of the ministry were unable to attend the meeting due to closure of flights.Haji Muhammad Akram Ansari, Rana ...

Pakistan - General News

LHC suspends orders declaring PRA formation illegal LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) division bench on Thursday suspended single bench orders declaring formation and action of Punjab Revenue Authority (PRA) illegal. The division bench headed by Justice Muhammad Khalid Mehmood Khan passed these orders while hearing an Intra Court Appeal filed by PRA challenging single bench orders.During the hearing, PRA's Counsel Malik Awais Khalid arguing before the bench submitted that LHC single bench had declared formation and action of PRA illegal while allowing ...

Pakistan - Banking & Finance

Pak forex figure $20.27508bn KARACHI: Total liquid foreign exchange reserves of the country stand at dollars 20.27508 billion, said State Bank of Pakistan (SBP).SBP's weekly statement here on Thursday said the foreign reserves held by State Bank on January 29, amounted $ 15,435.4 million and the net foreign reserves with other banks were $ 4,840.4 million.During the week ending January 29, SBP's liquid foreign exchange reserves decreased by $ 212 million to $15,435 million, compared to $15,647 million in ...

Pakistan - General News

ECP postpones Indirect election on local councils seats in Sindh KARACHI: The Election Commissioner of Pakistan has postponed the elections for indirect seats of local councils which were scheduled on February 8 and 14, in Sindh.The notification issued by the ECP on Thursday said that the polls are postponed as the matter being subjudice.The postponement is announced on the poll which were scheduled to be held on February 8, for the indirect seats of district councils, municipal corporations, district municipal corporations and metropolitan corporation.The poll ...