In Pakistan, two vaccines and thousands of skilled workers are making a real difference by boosting the immunity of the most at-risk children to protect them against polio.
In Pakistan, and many other countries around the world, two vaccines – and the committed people delivering them - are working hand in hand to boost immunity in the most vulnerable children and to finish the poliovirus for good.
United Arab Emirates paves the way for continued progress against polio in Pakistan
By MOHAMMAD ASGHAR
RAWALPINDI: A day after local leaders of the ruling party and government officials held walks and seminars to observe the anti-dengue day, the police booked the chairman and vice-chairman of UC-7 and four other people on the charge of attacking an anti-dengue team on Sunday.
By Aamir Saeed
PIPLE GARHI/PAKISTAN, 21 July 2016
The Bara Market was once a bustling hive of about 10,000 shops. Now it’s a listless wreckage of rubble, and a reminder of the destruction that the war between Pakistan’s government and militant groups has inflicted on the economy in this region on the Afghanistan border.
Friday, July 15, 2016
ISLAMABAD (19 July, 2016): The Representatives of the Islamic Republics of Pakistan, Afghanistan and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Tuesday underlined their commitment to empower Afghan refugees in Pakistan and to pro-actively work towards their voluntary repatriation and sustainable reintegration in Afghanistan. They called on the international community to support these efforts aimed at achieving the common cause of bringing Afghanistan’s protracted refugee chapter to a close and putting an end to future displacement within and beyond the country.
3 July 2016 – The Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on polio eradication has met in Islamabad for the second time this year to discuss progress, remaining obstacles and opportunities as Pakistan edges closer to achieving the goal of stopping transmission of the virus.
◾Heavy rain has been affecting the country over the past few days causing floods. Approx. 70 mm of rain in 24 h were recorded in Sargodha (Punjab province) over 17 - 18 July.
◾According to local media reports, as of 17 July, five people have been killed and eight have been injured as well as several people have been left without power in the capital city Lahore (Punjab province).
◾Over the next 24 h locally moderate to heavy rain may affect several areas of the country, including the ones already affected.
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- Tackling challenges: Use harvested rainwater, says experts
- Work on dengue surveillance should be expedited: CM SHARIF
- Floods claimed 261 lives in KP from March to July: official
- Levels of disaster preparedness reviewed ahead of monsoon
- US lauds Pakistan’s stance on terrorism
- Chinese premier urges joint action against terrorism
- Secret crackdown on Lal Masjid elements
- Pakistan’s efforts against terrorism …
Peshawar, Pakistan | AFP | Monday 7/18/2016 - 16:34 GMT
Six people were killed including two public officials on Monday after a bomb hit a car in Pakistan's restive northwest province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, police said, adding the intended target of the attack was not in the vehicle.
An improvised explosive device planted along a roadside detonated after the vehicle carrying seven people passed by in the northwestern town of Upper Dir.
The Council adopted conclusions on Pakistan. The EU relations with Pakistan are framed by a 5-year engagement plan adopted in 2016. The Council endorses the 2016 report on the implementation on the engagement plan, and to welcome the fact that relations with Pakistan have expanded in scope and intensity during implementation.
Telepsychiatry sessions between doctors in Karachi and villagers in the north mean distance is no issue.
In March 2015, floods ravaged the small village of Charun Oveer, tucked way beside Chitral. All the turbines — the only source of electricity for the village – were destroyed. Seven months later in October, a 7.5 earthquake hit the same region, and the village saw its houses turn to rubble.
Islamabad, July 14, 2016 - Minister for National Health Services Saira Afzal Tarar reviewed in detail progress against National Action Plan for Polio Eradication. Secretary Ministry of National Health Services was also present on the occasion.
The Minister was briefed in detail by National Coordinator, Polio Emergency Dr. Rana Safdar on the recommendation of recently concluded polio review by Technical Advisory group which is a team of senior independent international experts.
Polio this week as of 12 July 2016
The Technical Advisory Group on polio eradication for Afghanistan met in Kabul on 11-13 July and reviewed progress towards interrupting the transmission of polio and discussed solutions to upcoming challenges.
Pakistan is at a defining moment with regard to its legislation on the right to information and journalists’ safety. The South Asian nation is discussing two draft bills, namely the Right to Information Act bill and the Journalists Protection and Welfare Draft bill. These will empower citizens by protecting their right to information and will contribute to enhance journalists’ safety and end the impunity of attacks against them.
ISLAMABAD: The Met Office has issued a nationwide warning against strong rainstorms in the coming days and relevant authorities have also been alerted.
The deputy commissioner Islamabad has issued a red alert in the Islamabad district and the Capital Development Authority has banned boating and sporting activities in Rawal Lake for the time.
Satellite images of the region show that strong monsoon currents carrying dense clouds entered the south of Punjab and the eastern districts of Sindh via India.
- More monsoon rains expected across country
- PDMA issues alert as Met forecast heavy rains
- Advisor monitors dengue surveillance teams; Reviews patients’ treatment
- PM directs to use all available resources for relief activities in flood-hit areas of Chitral
- Disaster prevention rehabilitation staff ready for work
- Many undocumented Afghan refugees behind kidnappings, terrorism: Imran
- War against terrorism: Pakistan urges Kabul to exploit Zarb-e-Azb gains
- US welcomes Gen Sharif's statement; acknowledges …
ISLAMABAD: The UAE has provided 116,177,794 million polio vaccines for Pakistani children aged under five from January 2014 to the end of May 2016 through the Emirates Polio Campaign, launched under directives from President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and as part of an initiative of His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of UAE Armed Forces, to eradicate polio.
By A. Sami Malik
Nearly half of all children in Pakistan are chronically malnourished (stunted) while 11 per cent are acutely malnourished (wasted). This situation contributes to high mortality and morbidity rates among children under 5 years of age, undermining their mental and physical growth and leading to significant economic impact on the country’s development and prosperity.
Chairman NDMA, Major General Asghar Nawaz visited Chitral on third day of Eid to review the progress on relief and rehabilitation work in flood affected areas of the district.
During his visit he analysed actual ground situation after the flash flood which washed away mosque and civilian population in Chitral. He also held meetings with the officers of the local administration and provincial agencies. Chairman also assessed the needs of the local people and affirmed that all logistics support is being provided by PDMA for urgent relief and early rehabilitation of the affectees.