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09 Jul 2018 description
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KARACHI: Commissioner Karachi Muhammad Sualeh Ahmad Faruqui has said that government is committed to eradicate the polio virus and for the purpose making all out coordinated efforts on priority bases to make Pakistan polio free country. and to protect our children from this crippled disease.

He said this while talking to the delegation of Independent Monitory Board of the Global Polio Initiative Mission, an international partner which is visiting Pakistan to review the progress for the polio eradication efforts and activities in Pakistan.

03 Jul 2018 description
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Ahmad Nabi

LANDI KOTAL: Special three days anti polio campaign in selected tribal districts and sub-divisions started from Monday (Today) on July 2, 2018, under the supervision and security provided by Commissioners, Deputy Commissioners, Health Officials and Security Agencies.

11 Jun 2018 description
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ISLAMABAD: A small boy was died while more than 50 people were injured in different parts on the country due to heavy rain on Sunday.

Heavy rains occurred in Multan, Layyah, Vehari, Dera Ghazi Khan, Shorkot, Mian Chunnu, Mansehra, Dera Ismail Khan, Zhob, Koh-e-Suleman, and border areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan.

A boy was killed and 17 others injured after lightning struck Zhob. Heavy rains have continued since Saturday evening due to which the city’s storm drains have also been clogged.

30 May 2018 description
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ISLAMABAD: Minister for National Food Security and Research, Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan Tuesday launched the first ever National Food Security Policy framework to provide a mechanism to address all four components of food security including food availability, accessibility, utilization and stability.

The policy envisages to achieve its objectives through alleviation of poverty, promotion of sustainable food production systems-by achieving an average growth rate of 4% per annum, and making agriculture more productive, profitable, climate resilient, and competitive.

30 May 2018 description
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Rafiullah Mandokhail

ZHOB: At least twelve children including four of a family suffering from gastroenteritis in Sur Kachh area of Zhob district admitted to District Headquarters civil hospital here.

“The water-borne disease gastroenteritis broke out in Killi Sur Kachh North West of Zhob city and a dozen children suffering from the disease have been brought to DHQ civil hospital, where they are getting treatment,” claimed Medical Superintendent at DHQ civil hospital Dr. Akhter Mandokhail.

27 May 2018 description
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THARPARKAR: Two more children have been died in Chachro area of Tharparkar on Saturday because of food shortage. The death toll rises to 34 in May.

According to private news channel, at least 70 children are still under treatment in different hospitals of the district and all the children were affected because of shortage of food in the area for these children.

The families facing malnutrition have started migrating to Badin and other areas from Tharparkar as the area no longer providing food for their cattle.

22 May 2018 description
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Naimat Khan

KARACHI: At least sixty-four people majority of them were women have died in Karachi due to heatstroke and heat fatigues since Saturday evening, confirmed Fasial Edhi.

These 64 bodies were received on just 02 Edhi mortuaries- Korangi and Sohrab Goth. Number of deaths can be higher, Edhi told

Mainly hot and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country. However, rain-thundershower with gusty winds is expected at a few places in Malakand division, upper FATA and Gilgit-Baltistan, said met office in its daily weather report.

11 May 2018 description
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PESHAWAR: Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Engr. Iqbal Zafar Jhagra on Thursday said good effects of implementation of education emergency in FATA can be clearly seen and added in 2017 one lakh and forty three thousand of students in FATA had enrolled in educational institutes, which proved that parents are willing to educate their children.

10 May 2018 description
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PESHAWAR: With a view to stop virus transmission and stamp out polio from the region synchronized anti-polio campaign is successfully underway in 17 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Afghanistan. According to a press release issued here on Wednesday, the three -day anti-polio drive was successfully kicked off on May 7, 2018 in selected districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including Afghan Refugees camps to vaccinate 4.458 million children under the age of five out of more than three million were covered so far while the campaign was on to cover the remaining children.

07 May 2018 description
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PESHAWAR:Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Eng. Iqbal Zafar Jaghra Sunday underlined the need for making extra efforts for completely wiping out the crippling disease of polio from the country.

Addressing the concluding session of a conference here, he said the disease had been overcome to great extent in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and more coordinated efforts were required to make the country polio-free.

10 Apr 2018 description
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PESHAWAR: A three-day anti-polio campaign will begin in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa from Monday. The officials of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Department Sunday said that more than 6.7 million children below age of five years will be administered anti-polio drops and special security measures have been taken for polio teams in this regard.

04 Apr 2018 description
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Islamabad: Federal Minister for Climate Change Senator Mushahidullah Khan issued a statement regarding heat wave. He said that I want to take this opportunity to elucidate the issue pertaining to severe heat wave incidents. Heat-wave is a prevalent climate related natural hazard. Heat-waves are understood as unusual period of hot and humid or hot and dry conditions which prevail from three to five day during a summer season.

27 Mar 2018 description
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Islamabad: Federal Minister for National Health Services Saira Afzal Tarar said that all resources to be mobilized to fight TB and Pakistan is committed to end TB by 2030 in line SDGs. While she was addressing TB world day seminar today in Islamabad.

14 Mar 2018 description
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PESHAWAR: A five-day anti-polio campaign continued on Tuesday in eight districts of Punjab and three-day in 17 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

According to health officials, polio eradication teams are visiting door-to-door to administer anti polio drops to children below the age of five years. In Punjab, 17,000 polio teams have been constituted to administer polio drops to children in Lahore, Dera Ghazi Khan, Multan, Muzaffargarh, Rajanpur, Rawalpindi, Rahim Yar Khan and Sheikhupura districts.

14 Mar 2018 description
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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Ahsan Iqbal has said that Pakistan desires honorable and dignified return of Afghan refugees to their homeland. Responding to a Calling Attention Notice in the National Assembly on Tuesday, he said that necessary arrangements have been put in place at NADRA offices so that these refugees could not illegally get Pakistani citizenship.

31 Jan 2018 description
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KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government is working with the partners to control malnutrition and stunting.

This he said while talking to media just after launching European Union-assisted `Programme for Improved Nutrition in Sindh’ at a local hotel here on Tuesday.

21 Nov 2017 description
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Rafiullah Mandokhail

ZHOB: The three-day anti-polio drive kicked-off amid strict monitoring of a federal team in bordering town here on Monday. The drive amid massive field visits of a federal monitoring team would be continued till Nov 22nd, 2017 followed by a catch-up day of missed children.

RRU National Emergency Operations Center for polio eradication Dr. Tufail inaugurated the drive by administering anti-polio drops to children at the newly established District Polio Control Room (DPCR) here.

20 Nov 2017 description
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PESHAWAR: As many as 5.712 million children below the age of five years will be given oral polio vaccine (OPV) in the upcoming anti-polio drive whereas children between the age group of six to 59 weeks will be given vitamin A drops to boost their immunity.

This was disclosed in a meeting held at Emergency Operations Center Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (EOC) to review the readiness status of the upcoming NID starting from November 20, 2017 in all districts of the province.

08 Nov 2017 description
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TIMERGARA: A polio team comprised of two health workers and a security official remained unhurt luckily when an improvised explosive device went up near them at Arif Kaly Khwar in the jurisdiction of Munda Lower Dir police station on Tuesday, residents and police told.

31 Oct 2017 description
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PESHAWAR: The Three days anti-polio drive gets underway amid tight security in 13 high risk districts of the province as over 3.65 million children will be inoculated in the October campaign.

The campaign is being conducted in Peshawar, Mardan, Charsadda, Swabi, Swat, Kohat, Karak, Hangu, Bannu, Karak, Lakki Marwat, Tank and D.I Khan.