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281,000 children to be vaccinated under five-day special polio campaign  RAWALPINDI: As many as 281,000 children under five years of age would be vaccinated in five-day special anti-polio campaign started here on Thursday which would continue till Dec 31 said Executive District Officer (EDO) Health Dr Zafar Iqbal Gondal.   He said that 534 mobile teams have been constituted to visit house to house to vaccinate the children.   There are special vaccination centres while 13 teams have also been constituted to perform the duties in this connection on transit points especially at bus stands.   Area Incharges have been deputed to supervise the campaign at union council level and Zonal Supervisors will monitor the areas of 63 union councils and cantt wards to make this campaign a success.   He said no negligence on part of officials concerned would be tolerated during the anti-polio campaign.   He said special arrangements have been made for this round.   He said that no one would be allowed to create trouble for the teams ...

One killed, another injured in firing  QUETTA: One person was killed and another injured in an incident of firing in Satellite Town area of the provincial capital on Thursday.   Police sources said that unknown armed men riding bike opened indiscriminate fire at two persons, leaving them seriously injured.   The assailants managed to escape from the scene.   The wounded were rushed to Civil hospital where one of the injured succumbed to his injuries.   The police have looking into the incident. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2012 ...
Ebad completes 10 years as Governor of Sindh  KARACHI: Dr.Ishratul Ebad Khan has completed 10 years as the Governor of Sindh.   President Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday had conferred `Nishan-i-Imtiaz' on Sindh Governor, Dr. Ishratul Ebad Khan, in recognition of his meritorious services in the field of public service at a special ceremony held at the Governor House here.   On December 27 in the year 2002, Ebad was appointed as the 31st Governor of the Province.   He has the distinction of being the youngest and now ...
PIA flights schedule affected due to fog, poor visibility  KARACHI: Owing to dense fog, zero visibility at Lahore, Faisalabad, Multan and adjoining areas, the schedule of PIA flights departures and arrivals remained affected.   A PIA Spokesman said here on Wednesday that due to heavy fog at Lahore and adjoining areas, the schedule of PIA domestic and International flights is affected and now being subject to weather as safety is the foremost priority of PIA and flights cannot be operated under such weather conditions when the ...
PPP holds rally at Liaquat Bagh  RAWALPINDI: The Pakistan People Party (PPP) leaders and workers took out a rally here at Liaquat Bagh on wednesday to pay homage of the brave leader Shaheed Mohtrama Benazir Bhutto.   The rally was led by the Adviser to Prime Minister Shahzada Jamal Nazir and attended by a large number of PPP activists and local leaders.   Addressing the rally, Jamal Nazir said that Benazir Bhutto was a politician of international stature and her services for democracy can not ...
Mutawalli-e-Ka LARKANA: Sheikh Abdul Qadir Al-Shaibi, Mutawalli-e-Ka'bah, Wednesday called on President Asif Ali Zardari here at Naudero House.   Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari was also present during the meeting.   Spokesperson to the President Senator Farhatullah Babar said that Sheikh Abdul Qadir conveyed to the President his best wishes for the country, leadership and the people of Pakistan.   He also prayed for eternal peace for Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto. Lauding her vision, he said that she was a great leader ...
Altaf Hussain condoles demise of Prof. Ghafoor Ahmed  KARACHI: The leader of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM),  Altaf Hussain, has expressed profound grief and sorrow over the demise  of the senior most leader and Naib Amir of Jamaat-i-Islami Prof. Ghafoor Ahmed.   Paying rich tributes to late Prof Ghafoor Ahmed, Altaf Hussain said that he was a great politician who played an important role in the national politics.   With the death of Prof. Ghafoor Ahmed, Pakistan has lost an honest, dignified and moderate politician, said MQM chief ...


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