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First-ever KP winter contingency plan ready

PESHAWAR: The Provincial Disaster Management Authority, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, has made the first-ever winter contingency plan as the province faces a range of natural hazards in the winter season. The...

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Dengue claims four lives in a day in Karachi

KARACHI: Three women and a man died of dengue fever on Tuesday as the death toll owing to the viral disease rose to 25 across Sindh this year, setting off alarm bells in the quarters concerned, as...

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Pakistan: Relief sought for farmers hit by heatwave

The Newspaper's Staff Reporter Updated October 26, 2019 LAHORE: Farmers have called upon the government to declare emergency in areas hit by the current heatwave, document the tentative losses...

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Fewer dengue cases reported in two days in Rawalpindi

RAWALPINDI: Dengue fever cases have declined as 175 patients were reported to three government hospitals during the last 24 hours. According to doctors, there has been a decrease in the number of...

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Dengue cases surpass all-time record in the country

Ikram Junaidi ISLAMABAD: Dengue cases surpassed the previous record in the country amid improved surveillance and monitoring claims by officials. At least 47 people have died and more than 30,000...

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High alert against dengue outbreak

KARACHI: Commi­ssioner of Karachi, Iftikhar Shallwani has issued a high alert to the district administrations and municipalities to help combat dengue outbreak in the metropolis. Chairing a meeting...

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Over 25,000 dengue cases reported this year

Ikram Junaidi ISLAMABAD: The dengue outbreak in the country appears to be crossing the previous record of 2011 when 27,000 people were affected by the mosquito-borne disease. However, this time...

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Tally rises to 72 as two more polio cases surface

Hasan Mansoor | Saleem Shahid KARACHI/QUETTA: Two more cases of polio have been reported in the country — one in Sindh and the other in Balochistan — taking the total number of such cases this year...

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Water availability significantly higher than last year

By Khaleeq Kiani ISLAMABAD: Despite a 15 per cent shortage, the country’s water availability during the current Rabi season has been estimated to be significantly higher than last year. This was...

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Imran to visit Azad Kashmir's earthquake-hit areas today

MUZAFFARABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit the southern Mirpur district of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) on Monday (today) to express solidarity with the victims of the earthquake that hit the...

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218 new dengue cases reported across Punjab in 24 hours

LAHORE: The number of dengue cases is on the rise in Punjab as 218 new patients were reported during the last 24 hours across the province. Most of them were reported in Rawalpindi, Faisalabad,...

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Tally rises to 69 as three more polio cases reported

By Hasan Mansoor, Ikram Junaidi ISLAMABAD / KARACHI: Three more cases of polio have been reported in the country — two in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and one in Sindh — taking the total number of such cases...

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12,500 dengue cases confirmed across country, NA panel told

Ikram Junaidi ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza on Thursday said that 12,500 dengue cases had been confirmed across the country and half of them were...

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Four more patients die of dengue fever in Rawalpindi

By Aamir Yasin RAWALPINDI: Four dengue patients died on Saturday-Sunday night while 828 suspected patients landed in the three government hospitals in the city. Though the Punjab government is...

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