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Another polio case from KP takes last year’s tally to 136

Ikram Junaidi ISLAMABAD: One more polio case has been reported from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), bringing the tally for the year 2019 to 136. “The new case has been reported from Tajazai union council of...

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93 killed as harsh weather torments country

Tariq Naqash | Saleem Shahid MUZAFFARABAD/QUETTA: As avalanches continued to sweep through the Neelum valley of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), hitting hundreds of buildings and killing dozens of...

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11 killed, dozen injured as AJK receives heavy snowfall

By Tariq Naqash At least 11 people were killed and 12 others wounded in rain and snow-related incidents in two districts of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) on Monday, officials said. Ten of the people...

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14 die as snowfall, rain wreak havoc in Balochistan

Saleem Shahid | Aamir Yasin QUETTA / ISLAMABAD: Heavy snowfall and showers claimed at least 14 lives in different parts of Balochistan and suspended road and air links of the country’s largest...

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Last year’s 135th polio case reported from Sindh

Ikram Junaidi ISLAMABAD: The tally for polio cases across the country in 2019 has reached 135 as one more child has been infected with the virus of the crippling disease. The new case has been...

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KP hopes to bring down polio cases to single digit by June

Ashfaq Yusufzai PESHAWAR: Authorities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, which recorded 89 of the nationwide 129 polio cases last year, are hoping to bring the incidence to single digit by June 2020, following...

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Ministry says more focus be placed on 40 polio-endemic UCs

Ikram Junaidi ISLAMABAD: Pakistan needs to focus more on 40 super high-risk polio-endemic union councils and planning for an integrated package of service delivery This was stated by Special...

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Polio cases for 2019 still surfacing, tally rises to 128

Ikram Junaidi ISLAMABAD: As many as five more cases of polio have been reported from Sindh, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, bringing the tally for the year 2019 to 128. Sharing details of the new...

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Rescue work continues in quake-hit Astore amid complaints

GILGIT: Rescue teams continued their operations in quake-hit areas of Astore district on Saturday following a 5.4 magnitude earthquake on Dec 30, according to the Gilgit Baltistan District Management...

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Polio tally for 2019 rises to 123 cases

Ikram Junaidi ISLAMABAD: The int­ense transmission of polio virus, due to a break in the vaccination campaign in April last year, has become a huge setback for the health authorities as the tally for...

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Govt’s inaction over locust attack in Sindh decried

Amir Wasim ISLAMABAD: The opposition legislators in the National Assembly on Thursday decried the federal government’s “inaction” over the unprecedented locust attack in Sindh and alleged...

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6 polio cases emerge on second day of new year

Sirajuddin Five new cases of polio were reported from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and one from Sindh on Thursday, taking the national total to 123 since last January. According to the National Emergency...

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Punjab govt to work with experts to fight natural calamities

LAHORE: The Punjab government has decided to benefit from the expertise of the National Disaster Risk Management Fund (NDRMF) to mitigate effects of climate change and deal with natural calamities...

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Four more polio cases detected in Sindh, KP

Ikram Junaidi ISLAMABAD: Four more polio cases have been reported — two each from Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa — taking the tally for the current year to 119. According to a notification issued by...

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