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01 Oct 2019 description
report Muslim Aid

Summary Highlights

Below is the key development of the situation during the reporting period by Muslim Aid’s Emergency Response Team.

– Since September 24th earthquake district Mirpur is receiving aftershocks on a daily basis which is increasing the suffering of the affected families. On September 25th second strong jolt was felt in New Mirpur City area with maximum reported urban affectees who were suffering from the traumatic condition. A total of 14 aftershocks have occurred.

01 Oct 2019 description
report Frontier Post

PESHAWAR: A 12-day special anti-polio vaccination campaign will commence in three districts of Kohistan from today (Monday).

More than 85 thousand children under the age of five will be administered polio vaccinations during the campaign, said Provincial Health Department.

Meanwhile, on the same day a three-day anti-polio vaccination campaign will also begin in the district of Torghar.

As many as 14 thousand children will be vaccinated during the three-day campaign in the district.

01 Oct 2019 description

MUZAFFARABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit the southern Mirpur district of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) on Monday (today) to express solidarity with the victims of the earthquake that hit the lakeside city and its adjoining areas on Tuesday, officials said on Sunday.

01 Oct 2019 description

LAHORE: The number of dengue cases is on the rise in Punjab as 218 new patients were reported during the last 24 hours across the province. Most of them were reported in Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Multan and Lahore.

According to the official figures, the total number of dengue patients in Punjab has reached 3,211 so far this year.

A spokesperson for the health department in Lahore said every possible treatment facility is being provided to the dengue patients and that the pace of operation to root out dengue larvae had also been accelerated.

01 Oct 2019 description

By Hasan Mansoor, Ikram Junaidi

ISLAMABAD / KARACHI: Three more cases of polio have been reported in the country — two in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and one in Sindh — taking the total number of such cases to 69.

An official at the Polio Virology Laboratory of the National Institute of Health (NIH) said on Saturday the cases from Khyber Pakhtun­khwa were reported in Lakki Marwat and Bannu. The case from Sindh was reported in Jamshoro.

01 Oct 2019 description
report Frontier Post

ISLAMABAD: The dengue pandemic has raised serious concerns across the country with thousands affected, 690 reportedly diagnosed with the virus in the last 24 hours.

The mosquito-borne disease which may prove fatal if not diagnosed and treated in time has spread rapidly throughout Pakistan and has caused serious concern among the masses.

Sources privy to the information claimed that so far, more than 16011 people across Pakistan have been diagnosed with the dangerous mosquito-borne disease with the number escalating by the thousands with each passing day.

01 Oct 2019 description

Government of Pakistan
Prime Minister's Office
National Disaster Management Authority
Islamabad

An earthquake of strong intensity was recorded by seismic network of Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD). Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) Instrumental Intensity Map is attached at Annex A. Furthermore, aftershocks have been felt. Details are below:-

01 Oct 2019 description

By Tooba Masood

PM's focal person Babar bin Atta says government is trying to tackle spread of misinformation as cases are on the rise.

30 Sep 2019 description

Total arrivals (1 Jan - 29 Sep 2019): 7,453
Total arrivals (1 Jan - 29 Sep 2018): 20,946
Total arrivals 1 Sep - 29 Sep 2019 2,318
Total arrivals 1 Sep - 29 Sep 2018 869
Average daily arrivals in September 2019 so far: 80
Average daily arrivals in August 2019: 41

30 Sep 2019 description
report Insecurity Insight

Africa

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Throughout August 2019: In Goma city, North Kivu province, Ebola response medics are reportedly continuing to encounter attacks and resistance from local communities. North Kivu’s Governor announced that those who spread misinformation to hamper relief efforts will face arrest. Sources: AP and Reuters

03 August 2019: Near Butembo, Palatalisa, North Kivu province, an unidentified armed group shot at an Ebola Response Team convoy, damaging several vehicles. Source: ACLED

30 Sep 2019 description

PAKISTAN

A shallow 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck remote communities near Jehlum in Pakistan-administered Kashmir on 24 September. According to the authorities, 38 people were reportedly killed and 723 injured, with more than 450 houses damaged or destroyed, with further damages to public buildings, roads, and bridges. The Government provided initial rescue and relief services including tents, NFIs and food items. Humanitarian agencies have planned a joint assessment mission with the Government to the affected areas on 1 October.
38 people killed

30 Sep 2019 description
report Frontier Post

Khyber Pukhtunkhwa government has decided to start an ambitious agriculture emergency programme from next month by implementing projects of water conservation and augmentation, increasing production of cereal crops and oil seeds, facilitate enterprises of live stock and poultry farming. The province is dependent on supplies of wheat flour, rice, pulses, fruits and vegetables from Punjab and Sindh. But development of agriculture has always remained at the bottom of priorities.

30 Sep 2019 description

Ikram Junaidi

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza on Thursday said that 12,500 dengue cases had been confirmed across the country and half of them were reported from the Potohar region.

Briefing the National Assembly Standing Committee on National Health Services at a meeting presided over by its chairman Khalid Hussain Magsi, the special assistant pointed out that during the current year Bangladesh had topped in terms of dengue cases in the region.

30 Sep 2019 description

Government of Pakistan
Prime Minister's Office
National Disaster Management Authority
Islamabad

An earthquake of strong intensity was recorded by seismic network of Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD). SUPARCO Instrumental Intensity Map is attached at Annex A. Furthermore, aftershocks have been felt. Details are below:-

30 Sep 2019 description

Fresh PMD Press Release dated 27 September 2019 is enclosed at Annex A. All concerned are requested to ensure following precautionary measures to avoid any loss of life or property:-

a. Respective PDMAs to coordinate with concerned departments (NHA, FWO and C&W) for restoration of roads in case of any blockage / obstruction.

b. Tourists be apprised about weather forecast.

c. Relevant departments may issue necessary instructions to stakeholders in the light of fresh weather forecast.

30 Sep 2019 description

By Ikram Junaidi

ISLAMABAD: There have been 2,777 cases of dengue this season in the capital, according to a report from the Ministry of National Health Services (NHS).

According to the report, which is available with Dawn, seven Islamabad residents have died of dengue. There have been more than 16,000 cases of dengue reported across the country.

The ministry is hoping that dengue cases will fall along with the temperature, but efforts are also being made to ensure every patient can be given a bed in hospitals.