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23 Oct 2017 description
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PESHAWAR: The anti-dengue measures in Peshawar are paying off as entomologists of University of Peshawar (UoP) have presented a report to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government in which it has been stated that dengue mosquitos have started to reduce in the city.

The experts conducted surveys in the areas of Sufaid Dheri and Pishtakhara, and found out a significant amount of decrease in dengue larva. Dengue mosquitos were found in hundred percent houses of Pishtakhara one-and-half-month ago.

20 Oct 2017 description

Thirty-five people were injured in two grenade attacks in Mastung and Gwadar in Balochistan on Thursday evening.

Men on a motorcycle hurled a grenade near a mobile market at Safar Khan Chowk in Mastung, injuring 15 people, police inspector Abdul Quddus told DawnNews. The injured have been shifted to District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital Mastung.

Police have cordoned off the area and are conducting a search operation, DawnNews reported.

Chief Minister Balochistan Sanaullah Zehri has condemned the incident and asked the authorities to submit a report on the blast.

18 Oct 2017 description

Negotiators from Afghanistan, China, Pakistan and the United States met in Oman on October 16 to try to find ways of reviving peace talks with the Afghan Taliban.

It was not clear whether any Taliban militants had joined the talks, which have so far failed to restart a peace process that collapsed in 2015.

Taliban sources have said they would stay away from the discussions in Muscat, casting doubt on prospects for reviving the long-stalled negotiations.

16 Oct 2017 description
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F.P Report

PESHAWAR: About 415 patients have been tested positive for dengue in the 41 dengue screening health camps organized by Pakistan Red Crescent Society Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Peshawar and adjacent districts.

However in a total of 4230 outpatient department (OPD), 2212 patients were examined in which 415 among them were tested positive for dengue, said PRCS KP Health Manager, Dr Babar Jadoon while talking to media on Sunday.

16 Oct 2017 description
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F.P. Report

GHALANAI: At least 2,400 patients among them 879 females have been examined in free medical camps organized in parts of Mohmand Agency to facilitate and provide free medicines to tribesmen.

During these camps, deserving and vulnerable communities of tribal agency were beneficiaries of 10 days long medical camp and it was organized by Pakistan Red Crescent FATA Branch. Political administration provided full proof security to medical staff.

15 Oct 2017 description
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ISLAMABAD — Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the United States are set to resume four-way discussions Monday in Oman in a renewed bid to seek a politically negotiated settlement to the Afghan war.

The meeting of the so-called Quadrilateral Cooperation Group, or QCG, in the Gulf state is taking place after a gap of 16 months. Senior foreign ministry officials from the four nations will lead their respective delegations at the talks.

13 Oct 2017 description

ISLAMABAD: The Indus River System Authority (Irsa) on Thursday expressed fears of unusually acute water shortage during the current Rabi season and asked the provincial governments to make contingent plans for wheat sowing to avoid major losses to upcoming crops.

11 Oct 2017 description
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PESHAWAR: Taking another concrete step towards a strengthened and well- coordinated mechanism to ensure efficient and timely monitoring of vaccinators across the province, the provincial health department has equipped its three thousand vaccinators with smart phones. These smart phones will be linked to an online dash board, all the District Health Officers and EPI Coordinators; have access to and the performance of each and every vaccinator can be monitored online.

11 Oct 2017 description
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KARACHI: Health Department of Sindh has finalized all the arrangements regarding the recent heat wave in the city and established special units in 13 hospitals to provide better treatment to the victims of heatstroke.

The health experts advised the elderly people, children and those who are suffering from other disease should avoid travelling the in the sun because of the heat.

They added that those who were affected by a heatstroke needs to take a cold bath immediately and prevent themselves from more sun exposure.

11 Oct 2017 description
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PESHAWAR: The dengue continued to take lives in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as two more people including a woman died of the mosquito-borne disease in Peshawar on Tuesday bringing the toll from the deadly virus to 52.

According to Dengue Response Unit (DRU) the two patients including a female belonged to different areas of the provincial capital and under treatment at hospital after affected of the virus.

Meanwhile, over a thousand people were screened in different hospitals of the province and 368 of them were diagnosed with dengue virus.

09 Oct 2017 description

Gunmen ambushed a vehicle carrying minority Shi'ite Muslims in Pakistan's southwestern city of Quetta on October 9, killing four of them and a passer-by, police say.

Two other passers-by were also wounded in the attack in Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province, according to local police chief, Hidayat Ullah.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, but Sunni extremists regularly target Shi'ites and have staged previous such attacks in Balochistan and elsewhere in Pakistan.

09 Oct 2017 description

PESHAWAR: The district administration eventually initiated mass awareness campaign regarding dengue virus in affected areas of provincial city to sensitize people to adopt precautionary measures in this regard.

09 Oct 2017 description
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Wisal Yousafzai

PESHAWAR: Two more people died from dengue epidemic on Sunday as the deaths toll reach to 50 in the province.

According to the Dengue Response Unit, 55-year old Altaf son of Raza Khan Resident of Pawaka Peshawar brought on October 2 and was died on Sunday in Khyber Teaching Hospital Peshawar.

Similarly 37-years old Zahir Shah Son of Sabir Ali resident of Abdara University Road Peshawar was brought on 7th October to Khyber Teaching Hospital and was died on Sunday.

09 Oct 2017 description
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PESHAWAR: In response to recently reported polio case from Lakki Marwat (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), three days anti polio vaccination campaign in its bordering and nearby polio high risk areas of FATA will start today on Monday, under the supervision and security provided by agency surgeons, political agents, commissioners and armed forces.

This three days anti-polio vaccination campaign in FR Lakki, FR Bannu, FR Tank, FR D.I. Khan and South Waziristan Agency will continue from October 9, 2017 to October 11, 2017, followed by catch up of missed children.

09 Oct 2017 description

PESHAWAR: Three more patients of dengue haemorrhagic fever died on Saturday as the health department devised a six-month plan to eliminate larvae from inside houses in 12 union councils in the provincial capital and establish linkages with the districts to be able to not only control the disease, but also ensure it didn’t occur next year.

06 Oct 2017 description

Resurgence of HIV in Pakistan

By: Faiza Ilyas and Ikram Junaidi

KARACHI/ISLAMABAD: In October 2016, it was reported that more than 50 patients on renal dialysis at the Chandka Medical College Hospital (CMCH) in Larkana had contracted the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

The Journal of Pakistan Medical Association put the total figure at 56. It was also learnt that 36 patients had contracted HIV and hepatitis C, whereas two tested positive for hepatitis B.

Since, seven patients have died due to complications over the past ten months.

06 Oct 2017 description

By Syed Ali Shah

At least 20 people, including a police constable, were killed and more than 30 injured in a suicide bombing on Thursday at Dargah Pir Rakhel Shah in Fatehpur, a small town in the Jhal Magsi district of Balochistan, DawnNews reported.

District Chairman Jhal Magsi, Aurangzaib Magsi confirmed the death toll late in the night.

The deputy commissioner of Jhal Magsi had earlier said that the deceased include at least three children.

05 Oct 2017 description

Pakistani officials say a suicide bombing at a Shi'ite shrine in the country's southwest has killed at least 12 people and wounded dozens.

The attack took place on October 5 in the Jhal Magsi district, which is located about 300 kilometers east of Quetta, the capital of Balochistan Province.

Scores of people had gathered at the Dargah Fatehpur shrine when the explosion hit.

Anwarul Haq Kakar, the spokesman for the provincial governor, said the dead and wounded were being taken to nearby hospitals.

05 Oct 2017 description
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F.P. Report

PESHAWAR: Another person died from dengue epidemic in Peshawar on Tuesday as the total deaths toll reach to 42 in the province.

According to the Dengue Response Unit (DRU) 50-year old Perveez Khan Son of Mian Khan Resident of Tehkal Payan was brought to Khyber Teaching Hospital Peshawar on 30th September and was died today at KTH hospital.

05 Oct 2017 description
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Rafiullah Mandokhail

ZHOB: At least seven cases of measles have been reported in far-flung mountainous areas Lagharai Bayanzai and Zharbazhai Sherani – lacking health facilities. Hajra, Rehmatullah, Asia, Abida, Abdul Khaliq and Bibi are suffering from the disease for few days.

The area people alleged that the entire focus of the government and Health department was on the anti-polio campaign, while no measures were being taken to prevent other viral diseases.