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1.98mn children to be vaccinated in KP PESHAWAR: The three-day anti polio campaign continued in different districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa wherein 19,82,329 million children would be administered Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV).Officials of Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) told APP the three days anti-polio campaign has been started in Batagram, Buner, DI Khan, Haripur, Malakand, Shangla, Manshera, Nowshera, Swabi, Swat and Torghar districts on Monday and will continue till Wednesday.As many as 6118 teams were constituted to vaccinate the target children in these districts, the officials said, adding the campaign in the remaining districts will start from October 27.Apart from officials of Health Department, the Lady Health Workers, volunteers, social mobilizers and polio are also assisting in making this campaign a success. A significant decline has been reported in refusal cases, owing to cooperation of academicians, parents, media awareness campaigns and religious scholars.The people have been requested to bring their children to nearest hospitals and BHUs for vaccination ...

Dry weather forecast for Quetta QUETTA: The Met Office has forecast a dry weather for the provincial capital on Wednesday.The maximum temperature is likely between 26 to 28 Centigrade and the lowest between 10 to 12 Centigrade.The hot and dry weather is forecast for rest of the region.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...
Pakistan, Afghanistan to develop friendly ties in near future ISLAMABAD: Analyst Ghulam Mustafa has said that peace in Afghanistan is very important for the Asian countries especially for Pakistan.Talking to Radio Pakistan, he said that newly elected Afghan President, during his speeches, said that all segments of the country will be brought to mainstream to run the state affairs.Commenting on the Ashraf Ghani's upcoming visit to Pakistan, Ghulam Mustafa said that many outstanding issues including trade and refugees can be addressed, if Afghan President ...
Chief Naval Staff facilitated on assuming charges ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Finance Monday felicitated Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah on assuming his responsibilities as Chief of Naval Staff.Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah, HI(M) Monday paid a courtesy call on Finance Minister here during which important matters relating to Pakistan Navy were discussed.Dar wished Zakaullah success in his professional obligations in future, according to a statement issued by Ministry of Finance here.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...
Security plan finalized for President's visit to GB GILGIT: Brisk preparations afoot for the two-days Gilgit Baltistan (GB) visit of President Mamnoon Hussain, while comprehensive arrangements have been made to provide foolproof security during the visit.According to official sources, President Mamnoon Hussain will visit Karakarm International University as Chancellor where he will address the faculty members and also inaugurate the girls hostel of the campus.The President will meet Governor Gilgit Baltistan Pir Karam Ali Shah and other notables of the area. During the ...
PP-162 by-polls on Thursday LAHORE: By-election in constituency PP-162 Sheikhupura (Narang Mandi) would be contested on Thursday (October 23).The main fight would be between Hassan Riaz, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz candidate and independent contestant Ch. Usman Nisar Pannu.It may be mentioned that PP-162 seat fell vacant due to the demise of MPA Khuram Gulfam Ashraf.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...
PM meets Governor LAHORE: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Monday visited Punjab Governor Muhammad Sarwar and held a meeting with him at the Governor's House.The Premier discussed the overall political situation and important national issues with Governor Muhammad Sarwar during the meeting.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...


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