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Betterment observed after devolution of health ministry: Minister LAHORE: Minister of State for National Health Services Regulation and Coordination Saira Afzal Tarar said on Sunday that a betterment had been observed in health sector after devolution of health ministry to provinces. She was talking to media after inaugurating the 23rd International Children's Health Conference held at a local hotel on Sunday. She said that there were so many diseases in country which could be preventable. She said that there should be change in our attitude and we all should express tolerance in society. Responding to a question about the medical facilities in far flung areas, she said that doctor should be ready to do work in remote areas to provide proper healthcare.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...

Pirzada presents Rs 5mn cheque to Hanif Muhammad from PM KARACHI: Minister for Inter Provincial Coordination (IPC) Riaz Hussain Pirzada Thursday presented a cheque of Rs 5 million to legendary batsman and former Pakistan cricket captain Hanif Muhammad.Minister presented the cheque on behalf of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif at the residence of Little Master Hanif Muhammad.He paid glowing tributes for the contribution of Hanif Muhammad and said that a piece of land will also be provided to him to launch an academy at Pakistan ...
Analysts laud Pakistan's policy of non-interference in affairs of other countries ISLAMABAD: Analysts have lauded Pakistan's policy of non- interference in the affairs of other countries for the peace and stability of the region.Talking to Radio Pakistan, Dr. Sohail Mehmood, expert on South Asia, said that Pakistan is a nuclear state and is capable to defend itself against any aggression. The incumbent government is pursuing for the socio-economic development of the region, he added.Prof. Dr. A. Z. Hilali of the Political Science Department of Peshawar University ...
PML-N Balochistan meeting on Apr 6 QUETTA: A meeting of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Balochistan chapter will be held in the provincial capital on April 6.Party sources said on Thursday that PML-N Balochistan president and Senior Provincial Minister, Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri has called in the party meeting at MPA Hostel.All provincial ministers and MPAs belonging to PML-N, the district presidents, general secretaries and party wings including, youth wing, lawyer wing, women wing, minority wing, religious scholars wing and labour wing ...
Arrangements finalized for death anniversary of Z.A Bhutto on April 4 SUKKUR: Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah has said that all arrangements have been finalized to observe 35th death anniversary of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto at Garhi Khuda Bux on Friday April 4, 2014.Speaking at a meeting with PPP leaders and office bearers at Sukkur circuit house here on Wednesday, Syed Qaim Ali Shah, who is also provincial president of PPP Sindh , said that Quran Khawani will be held at 10 a.m. and "Dua" ...
Sharjeel directs to expedite anti encroachment campaign KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Information and Local Government Sharjeel Inam Memon, Wednesday, directed the authorities to expedite anti encroachment campaign and to remove illegal parking in the provincial capital.He issued these directions while presiding over a meeting, attended by Secretary local government, administrators and municipal commissioners of all districts, MD water board and other concerned officials.He said that encroachments on government lands, amenity plots and roads were causing difficulties for general public and impeding the ...
Pharmaceutical companies fleecing consumers on stay orders, NA told ISLAMABAD: State Minister for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Ms Saira Afzal Tarar Wednesday said some pharmaceutical companies were selling drugs on inflated rates after getting stay orders from the courts. Responding to a Calling Attention Notice she said the government was actively pursuing the cases and trying its best to vacate the stay orders from the Supreme Court of Pakistan. The stay orders would be vacated by the third week of this year.The ...


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