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Govt to resovle problems of medical community: minister LAHORE: Provincial Minister for Law, Excise & Taxation and Finance, Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman has said the government will redress all problems being faced by the medical community including paramedics.Talking to a delegation of family physicians, LHWs and Women at his residence here on Sunday, he said focus of the government was upon primary and protective health care so that to achieve the millennium Development Goals (MDGs).The minister said by increasing the health budget up to 121.80 billion rupees, the present government had ensured modern health facilities and free medicines as well as air- conditioning in general wards to poor and resource-less people.He told that with a cost or Rs. 4 billion health insurance card will be issued so that to provide state of the art healthcare facilities even in private health institutions to the poor card holder patients. He said Rs. 600 million had been reserved for dialysis facilities to ...

Chad forces bomb Boko Haram positions in Nigerian town FOTOKOL: Chadian combat helicopters struck Boko Haram positions in the Nigerian border town of Gamboru for a second straight day on Sunday, an AFP journalist in a neighbouring town said.Two military choppers pounded targets in Gamboru for about two hours, setting off loud explosions and sending thick clouds of smoke into the sky, the journalist said from the town of Fotokol about 500 metres (yards) away. Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...
Japan condemns 'despicable' IS hostage beheading claim TOKYO: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday condemned the announcement by Islamic State militants that they had beheaded second Japanese hostage as "heinous and despicable," ending a hostage standoff that has rocked the pacifist nation.IS claimed in a video released online that it had killed 47-year-old journalist Kenji Goto -- the second purported beheading of a Japanese hostage in a week -- but made no mention of a Jordanian pilot it has also threatened to ...
Pakistan petroleum prices lowest in the region: Pervaiz ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Pervaiz Rashid Sunday said that petroleum products prices in the country were cheapest in the region.Addressing the media persons, he said the people friendly government of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) was determined to work for the welfare of masses and passing on the benefits of decline in petrol prices in international market to them, despite economic troubles.The Information Minister said that the government had put the ...
Peace in South Asia linked with resolution of Kashmir issue: JUI-F Chief ISLAMABAD: Peace in South Asia is linked with good relation of Pakistan and India, which is not possible without resolving the Kashmir issue.Chairman Kashmir Committee and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-F Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman said this at a seminar held here on Sunday regarding the 'Kashmir Day,' which is held every year on February 5 for supporting the cause of resolving the Kashmir dispute.He said that Kasmiris were sacrificing for the rights to self- determination, adding that ...
At least 1,375 Iraqis killed in January, most of them civilians: UN BAGHDAD: Fighting and other violence in Iraq killed at least 1,375 people including 790 civilians in January, the United Nations said on Sunday.The dead included 585 members of the Iraqi army which is struggling to rebuild itself after Islamic State militants seized large sections of the country last year.At least 2,240 civilians and soldiers were wounded during the same period, the U.N. Assistance Mission for Iraq said in a statement.Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...


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