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Worlds Hepatitis Day: Pakistan needs more efforts

Dr. Abdul Razak Shaikh, World Hepatitis Day, 28 July, is an opportunity to step up national and international efforts on hepatitis, encourage actions and engagement by individuals, partners and the public. Highlight the need for a greater global response as outlined in the WHO’s Global hepatitis report of 2017. The date of 28 July was chosen because it is the …

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Children at risk

Written by: Mustafa Shaukat The beginning of the year 2018 was marked with the gruesome rape and murder of Zainab Ansari. It was heavily reported and political parties unanimously condemned her murder and mourned her death. This shock was expected to jolt the Pakistani society into action and reduce the future instances of rape and sexual assault of minors. It …

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President Trump deserves our gratitude

Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai, The Kashmiri American community has been informed of the deep gratitude felt by the people of Kashmir at the forthright and principle stand taken by President Donald J. Trump for offering his office of mediation to settle the 71-years old dispute between India and Pakistan. President Trump was quoted to have said at the White House …

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Thar Coal Power Plant starts 660MW commercial operations

By Dr.Abdul Razzak Shaikh, Engro Powergen Thar (Private) Limited (EPTL) and Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company (SECMC) on 9th July 2019 successfully declared the Commercial Operations Date (COD) of the first phase of the Thar coal project. The project is a joint venture of the EPTL, a majority-owned company of Engro Energy and SECMC, Sindh government and other corporate partners. …

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Pakistan China Relations & Western Propaganda

By Azeem Khan:   The Uighur community living in Pakistan is also called Ex-Chinese Pakistani Community of PAKISTAN, who has ancestral roots in XINJIANG Uighur Autonomous Region of China, so there is no difference if you call Uighur Pakistani community or you call Ex-Chinese Community, both are the references for same community who are actually citizens of PAKISTAN  but are …

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A Memorandum to United Nations by people of Jammu and Kashmir State.

By: Umair Pervez Khan António Guterres, Secretary General, United Nations. Dear Excellency, On the anniversary of this historic day of 19th July, we the people of Jammu and Kashmir, through this memorandum bring into your kind notice that same was the day in 1947 when the working committee of the sole representative party, All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference of …

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Patients suffer in Sindh as nurses continue to strike

By Dr.Abdul Razak Shaikh, The Sindh Nurses Alliance (SNA) has given the call of protest since last two weeks; they tried to march from Karachi Press Club to Chief Minister House today. Police arrested many Nurses to prevent them towards the VVIP area. While Chief Minister Sindh has announced to release all arrested Nurses. Earlier two weeks ago announcing the …

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Balochistan has great Cultivation Potential of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants

Dr. Sarfraz Ahmed, Member (Natural Resources), PARC, Medicinal plants have an important value in the socio-cultural, spiritual and medicinal use in rural and tribal lives of the developing countries. Medicinal and aromatic plants can be defined as plants used in official and traditional medicine, aroma and flavor. The demand of medicinal and aromatic plants is increasing both in developed and …

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Insufficient stock of anti retroviral medicine for HIV children

By Dr.Abdul Razak Shaikh, HIV positive cases in Ratodero, only 43 percent are receiving anti-retroviral treatment due to insufficient stocks in the country. According to WHO, current stocks are enough to meet the needs of 240 children until July 15. This leaves many other children who have tested positive without treatment. The Stock available in Ethiopia under WHO is expected …

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Kashmir: Hope Still Lives & Dreams Shall Never Die

Sheikh Farkhanda, When talking about a society, especially an Islamic one, women’s role in character and nation building is no less than that of their male counterparts. Due to the centric and pivotal significance they have, women are the backbone of any social skeleton. Social learning and grooming of humans starts from the mother’s lap and continues for years. This …

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