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17 Aug 2018 description
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THARPARKAR: Four children died on Thursday in Sindh’s Tharparkar district owing to viral infections and malnutrition, taking the total death count in the region for similar cases during recent year to 397, sources in Mithi Civil Hospital said.

The trend of infant deaths in the region seems to have carried on from January, during which 54 infants below the age of five lost their lives due to various health issues, sources said.

15 Aug 2018 description

SLAMABAD: Recent rains have improved river flows, which have subsequently enhanced storage in major reservoirs of the country, and are likely to cause high to very high flood in the River Chenab at some major headworks, including Marala, Khanki and Qadirabad.

“According to latest hydrological conditions River Chenab at Marala, Khanki and Qadirabad is likely to attain high flood level in next 36 hours,” says a forecast issued by the Flood Forecasting Division (FFD) of the Pakistan Meteorological Department.

14 Aug 2018 description
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KARACHI: Nineteen more dengue fever cases were detected across Karachi in a week, taking the reported cases toll to 669 in the city since 1st January 2018. According to the weekly report issued by Prevention and Control Program for Dengue in Sindh, at least 20 new dengue fever cases emerged throughout Sindh province out of which 19 were in Karachi and one in other district of the province in a week.

13 Aug 2018 description

Murtaza Talpur

Malnutrition is one of the foremost socio-economic problems faced by developing countries like Pakistan. It takes place owing to insufficient or imbalanced nourishment and poor sanitary conditions and hygiene practices. It results in poor health and education outcomes and impedes economic growth and human development.

13 Aug 2018 description
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MIRPUR: Five persons, including two women were killed and 13 others injured, one of them seriously after a passenger wagon swept away in sharp currents of a seasonal highly flooded nullah in Bhimbher district of Mirpur division of Azad Jammu Kashmir at the wee hours on Sunday.

11 Aug 2018 description

NOWSHERA: In two incidents on Thursday, polio workers were held hostage and manhandled by locals who disrupted the ongoing polio eradication campaign in Nowshera district.

In Rashakai, the police arrested three people for allegedly disrupting the vaccination process by harassing female staffers of the polio teams and abusing the police staff assisting them.

According to reports, the polio eradication teams in Nowshera have boycotted the ongoing vaccination campaign in protest against harassment of female staffers in the area.

09 Aug 2018 description

KHAR: Two girls were killed and a woman was injured in house collapse incidents in Bajaur and Shangla districts as torrential rains lashed various parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Wednesday, officials said.

In Khar tehsil, roof of a room in a house collapsed on the family members of one Mohammad Din in Inzari village. Local people and personnel of Bajaur Levies took part in the rescue work and recovered the body of a 10-year-old girl and an injured woman from the debris.

The body and the injured woman were taken to the district headquarters hospital, Khar.

07 Aug 2018 description
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Ahmad Nabi

LANDI KOTAL: The tribesmen of Sultan Khel of Landi Kotal division boycotted the anti-polio campaign to be launched from today (Monday) against constant suspension of electricity to the area,however it was resumed after assurance of the administration.

07 Aug 2018 description
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ISLAMABAD: National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in its Monsoon daily situation report here on Monday stated 67 were killed, 128 injured and 222 houses damaged due to heavy rains in the country from 20 June to 5 August.

07 Aug 2018 description
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SWABI: This year, the first two cases of the dengue fever have been reported from the two different regions of the district and it had confirmed by health officials and doctors as well here on Monday. When contacted district health officer told this correspondent that the patients were admitted in Bacha Medical Complex Shahmansoor (BMCS) where they established an isolated ward for such patients.

30 Jul 2018 description

Fourteen more refugees left Nauru on Sunday to be resettled in the US, according to refugee advocates.

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29 Jul 2018 description

GILGIT: The floods caused by melting glaciers continued to swell streams and rivers across Gilgit-Baltistan on Saturday, damaging houses, crops, bridges and roads.

The floods have also stranded thousands of people in remote areas.

Authorities said floods from melting glacier in Bazgang nullah continued on the third day on Saturday, with debris brought by it damaged over 40 houses in Tumik area of Rondu valley of Skardu, forcing residents to migrate to safe places.

26 Jul 2018 description

By Saleem Shahid

QUETTA: A day after an attack in Kech district in which three soldiers and a teacher were martyred, about 31 people — six of them policemen — lost their lives and around 70 suffered injuries in a suicide bombing outside a polling station in Quetta on Wednesday.

Deputy Inspector General of Quetta police Abdul Razzaq Cheema survived the suicide attack but another police officer, Riaz Ahmed Nothani, was killed. The injured included policemen and voters.

20 Jul 2018 description
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By Quratulain Fatima

Flight Lieutenant Quratulain Fatima is a policy practitioner working extensively in rural and conflict-ridden areas of Pakistan with a focus on gender inclusive development and conflict prevention. She is a 2018 Aspen New Voices Fellow

20 Jul 2018 description

By Jamil Nagri

GILGIT: With large swathes of cultivated and other land coming under water, floodwaters and landslides blocking several vital roads and thousands of people getting marooned, flooding caused by rapid melting of glaciers has wreaked havoc across Gilgit-Baltistan.

Two people were killed when a family was hit by floodwaters, sources said on Thursday.

09 Jul 2018 description
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F.P. Report

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.

05 Jul 2018 description

ISLAMABAD: There is no likelihood of a major threat to life and property arising out of upcoming monsoon floods this year owing to more than 13 million acre feet (MAF) of capacity available in dams to absorb regional waters from upstream flooding.

This was the crux of an annual coordination session of the federal and provincial authorities held on Wednesday to review preparedness for flood protection.

04 Jul 2018 description

Fahad Chaudhry | Updated July 03, 2018

At least six people have lost their lives in monsoon downpours that have caused the streets of Lahore to flood, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said on Tuesday.

Of the six who died in Lahore, four passed away due to electrocution while two others lost their lives after being buried under the debris of collapsed buildings.

04 Jul 2018 description

PESHAWAR: The elders of the internally displaced persons from Bara tehsil of Khyber region have demanded of Election Commission of Pakistan to establish polling booths for them at Jalozai camp so that they could cast their votes in the upcoming polls.

Addressing a news conference at Peshawar Press Club on Tuesday, Tehreek-i-Mutasereen Rabita Committee Bara president Namdar Afridi said that majority of the displaced families had yet to return to their native towns in Khyber region. He said that such people would not be able to cost their vote in the upcoming general elections.

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.