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Balochistan has highest female mortality rate in the world

By Saleem Shahid QUETTA: Legislators, representatives of civil society and women working for NGOs have claimed that Balochistan has the highest female mortality rate in the world. Speaking at a...

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Gwadar cut off as flash floods hit parts of Balochistan

Saleem Shahid Updated 09 Aug 2020 QUETTA: At least four people died, many others were injured and over a dozen others went missing in different parts of Balochistan, as torrential rains that lashed...

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Third monsoon spell brings little relief for Karachiites

At least five people, including two children, died in rain-related incidents on Sunday as the third monsoon spell of the season wreaked havoc in Karachi, flooding low-lying areas, inundating roads...

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KP continues to record vaccine derived polio cases

Ashfaq Yusufzai PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa continues to report circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) cases as it has recorded 42 of the total 50 cases registered countrywide this...

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Polio case detected in Karachi

ISLAMABAD: A polio case was reported from Sindh on Monday taking the total number of such cases during the current year to 57. According to an official of the National Institute of Health Sciences,...

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Locusts may reinvade Thar, Cholistan: minister

Amin Ahmed ISLAMABAD: The swarms of desert locust, which moved to summer breeding areas along both sides of the India-Pakistan border, would re-enter Pakistan via Rajasthan and concentrate in Punjab...

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Minister demands repatriation of Afghan refugees from Sindh

Imran Ayub KARACHI: The Sindh government on Thursday asked Islamabad to make final arrangements for the repatriation of Afghan refugees living in the province as it could no longer host immigrants...

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Polio case reported in Upper Dir after eight years

UPPER DIR: A minor boy in remote Doon Seri area of Kohistan valley has been diagnosed with polio, the first case detected after eight years in the Upper Dir district. Local health department...

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Locust swarms exist in 43 districts, warns NDMA

ISLAMABAD: The existence of locust swarms in 43 districts of the country has raised alarm for farmers and local population, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) warned on Monday. Around...

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Package for locust-hit areas sought by Balochistan

QUETTA: Balochistan ministers Mir Zia Langove and Zamrak Khan have called upon the federal government to fulfil its promises and announce a special package for districts affected by locust invasion. ...

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Over 5,000 sq km area cleared from locusts in 46 districts

ISLAMABAD: The National Locust Control Centre (NLCC) of National Disaster Management Authority announced on Sunday that an area of 5,245 square kilometers had been cleared from desert locusts in the...

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Locust swarms major threat to crops in southern districts

LAKKI MARWAT: The locust swarms have become a major threat to crops and vegetables in southern parts of the province as the flying insects have been causing great damage to agriculture since the...

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Rs20bn allocated for anti-locust operation, says Imam

ISLAMABAD: Minister for National Food Security and Research Syed Fakhr Imam announced on Friday that Rs20 billion had been allocated under the Annual Development Plan to control locusts that had...

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Nine aircraft will spray locust-hit areas: NDMA

ISLAMABAD: The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) announced that nine aircraft will spray locust-infested areas with insecticides on Monday. Briefing reporters at General Headquarters...

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FAO prepares crisis appeal for Pakistan’s locust issue

ISLAMABAD: The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations plans to launch a crisis appeal in the coming days seeking resources for Pakistan to expand its efforts to control the...

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KP reports polio case, taking year’s tally to 48

ISLAMABAD: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa recorded one more polio case on Sunday, raising the nationwide tally for this year to 48. According to an official of the National Institute of Health, the latest victim...

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