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90pc polio cases are found in militancy-hit areas: Altaf Mohsin ISLAMABAD: National Consultant of Polio Program Altaf Mohsin said 90 percent polio cases are reported from areas where law and order situation is worsened and parents do not let polio teams to administer polio vaccines to their children.Talking to Radio Pakistan, he said that effective measures have to be taken for complete eradication of the polio virus.Responding to a question, Altaf Mohsin said that polio workers are being attacked in different parts of the country including Karachi.Lauding the polio workers, he said that despite insecurity, they are going home to home to administer polio vaccine to children.However, he urged for provision of fool-proof security for them. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...

Afghan Refugees to be provided employment till return ISLAMABAD: The Federal Minister for States and Frontier Regions Lt. Gen (Retd) Abdul Qadir Baloch said the government was committed to provide employment opportunities to around 3mn Afghan refugees living across the country till their return.Talking to APP in an interview, he said around 1.6 mln is the registered number of Afghan refugees by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) while the un- registered number was 1.5mn besides this which is living illegally in ...
Youth electrocuted FAISALABAD: A 22-year-old youth was electrocuted near Kashmir Bridge on canal road here Saturday.Ashfaq of Chak No 208-RB was repairing a water pump when he touched an electric wire.He received a fatal electric shock.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...
Youth killed over dispute FAISALABAD: A youth was shot dead by his friends over a monetary dispute in Sahianwala police limits.Police said Rizwan and Asim Ali of Chak No 20-JB Khanke had monetary dispute since long. Today, Rizwan and his father were standing outside their house when Asim Ali and Shahzab took Rizwan with them nearby fields and shot him dead.Police arrested the accused and registered a case.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...
Khursheed Shah condemns Quetta suicidal blast SUKKUR: Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly (NA), Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah has condemned the suicidal attack on Maulana Fazl ur Rehman of JUI-F in Quetta that claimed a number of precious lives and injured many others. He thanked Allah Almighty that the Maulana remained unharmed in the attempt at his life.Expressing grief on this terror act, he said that only anti-state elements could do such activities. Syed Khursheed Shah prayed for eternal peace ...
Committee conducts survey for improving postal services ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Postal Services Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri Friday said a committee would be constituted to conduct survey for reviewing services of the Pakistan Post."In view of the survey, new policies, standards and systems would be introduced to focus greater attention on improving customer satisfaction," he stated this during his visit to General Post Office Islamabad.He said that efforts would be made to transform Pakistan Post into a vibrant, modern, customer-friendly and ...
KP PA unanimously condemns suicide attack on JUI-F chief PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Friday passed a unanimous resolution to strong condemn suicide attack on JUI-F Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman in a public meeting in Quetta. The joint resolution was presented by Mufti Said Janan of JUI-F and Provincial Minister for Information, Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani. The resolution sign by of Mufti Said Janan, Syed Mohammad Ali Shah Bacha of PPP and Sardar Hussain Babak of ANP. The resolution said that the provincial assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa ...


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