ISLAMABAD: President of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Maria Fernanda Espinosa will reach Pakistan on a five-day visit today.
According to details, this will be the first visit by a president of UNGA to Pakistan in eight years and the first visit for Espinosa to any country in Asia since assuming office.
Maria Fernanda Espinosa will meet President Dr Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi as well as the representatives of the UN and of civil society during her five-day visit.
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HAFIZABAD: As many as 404 mobile teams have been constituted to administer anti-polio drops to 2,57,000 children below five years of age from January 21 to 23. While briefing the District Anti-Polio Committee Chief Executive Officer Health Dr. Muhammad Aslam Chaudhary said that the Health Department has made foolproof arrangements to administer anti-polio drops to all kids in the district and have called upon the teachers, ulema and members of civil society to extend their practical cooperation in making the campaign, a big success.
PESHAWAR: Another Polio case reported from district Bajaur as the number of polio cases rise to six from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa .
National Emergency Operations Center (NEOC) Islamabad notified a polio case from Bajaur District of Tribal Districts.
National institute of Health has isolated wild polio virus from stool sample of 30 months child of village Sheikhan, UC Tali, Tehsil Salarzai, Bajaur District. .
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday questioned the government about the funds spent on the development and reconstruction work in the 2005 earthquake-hit areas of the country.
The court also sought 11-year performance of the Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority (ERRA) and directed its chairman, Lieutenant General Omar Mahmood Hayat to apear in person on next date of hearing.
QUETTA: Inter-Services Public Relation (ISPR) has said that Pakistan Army handed over homes and shops of a model village in Mashkai District Awaran among families who got displaced due to Earthquake in 2013, on Wednesday.
Military media wing issued a press release; it said that Model Village has all basic amenities including School, Market, Water Supply system and Solar Based electricity.
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has vowed that Pakistan will continue its efforts for restoring peace in neghoubouring war-stricken Afghanistan.
PM Imran Khan said this on twitter on Tuesday, a day after Pakistan arranged a meeting between US and Taliban officials.
PM said in a tweet, the premier said: “Pakistan has helped in the dialogue between Taliban and the United States in Abu Dhabi. Let us pray that this leads to peace and ends almost three decades of suffering of the brave Afghan people,”.
THARPARKAR: The death toll of children due to malnutrition in Sindh’s Tharparkar region continues to climb as two more passed away on Thursday. According to Sindh health department, the deaths took place at Civil Hospital Mithhi where two minor children fall prey to malnutrition taking toll during the month of November to 53. The recent deaths of two children take the death toll in Tharparkar since January 01, 2018 to 564.
NEW YORK: Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Dr Maleeha Lodhi handed over the country’s enhanced contribution for Palestinian refugees to the representative of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNWRA), the branch of UN working to provide relief in the region.
Speaking on the occasion at the Pakistan Mission to the UN, ambassador Lodhi said this was done on the instructions of the government of Pakistan, and in accordance with the wishes and aspirations of the people.
THARPARKAR: Two more infants died at Civil hospital Mithi, in Sindh’s drought-hit district of Tharparkar on Friday, due to the health problems caused by chronic malnutrition prevailing in the region for a long time, said the sources within the hospital.
Thar’s situation fails to improve despite relief measures by the provincial government of Sindh to address food shortage in the desert region.
With the death of two more toddlers in Tharparkar, the number of total fatalities this year has reached to 560 so far.
KARACHI: The Sindh Government to cope with growing deaths of infants in Tharparkar District has decided to launch nutrition program for 50000 families of the area.
This was disclosed by advisor to CM on Information, Law and Anti-corruption, Barrister Murtaza Wahab, who said; “the Government of Sindh had decided to launch from coming Monday, a comprehensive nutrition program for 50,000 families of Thar.”
THARPARKAR: As many as two more infants succumbed to malnutrition in the past 24 hours in Tharparkar area of Sindh province.
Sindh Health Department told private news channel that the deaths took place at Civil Hospital, Mithhi with the children being aged five and eight-days old.
The recent death of two children has taken the death toll in Tharparker to 17 for this month and 493 for the year.
KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has reiterated his resolve to eradicate polio and measles from the province of Sindh by intensifying vaccination campaigns and launching awareness drives.
This he said on Tuesday while presiding over a meeting of provincial taskforce for polio eradication here at the CM House.
THARPARKAR: As many as three more infants succumbed to malnutrition Tharparker area of Sindh on Saturday.
According to Sindh health department, three children were killed at Civil Hospital, Mithhi and recent death has taken the death toll in Tharparker to seven in October and 483 for the year.
Every year 1,500 children die due to malnutrition, infections and lack of proper medical facilities in the remote region, health department.
LAHORE: In its first 100 days of governance, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government took another step for the well-being of its people as Prime Minister Imran Khan accorded an approval to a 5-year plan of eliminating polio from Pakistan.
On Sunday, Premier Khan, while approving the 5-year plan, directed concerned authorities to implement all measure to battle the menace of polio virus. “The restrictions imposed on Pakistan, due to polio, are distressing. I want to see a polio free Pakistan soon,” PM Imran stated.
MINGORA: Provincial Health Department KP has decided to launch 12 days anti measles drive from October 15-27 across the province as the epidemic has attained alarming shape after over ten thousands suspected cases of the disease were reported in the health facilities of the province.
Malnutrition, infants’ mortality, and stunted growth of children have been the most serious health issues which have been neglected deliberately over the past four decades. The death of thousands of children in the age bracket of 1-3 years in Thar of Sindh province over the past few years is the classic example in this regard. PPP government in Sindh spent billions on cultural festival in 2017 but was not inclined to spend it on addressing the issues of malnutrition and infant mortality.
RAWALPINDI: In alarming development, dengue fever cases have registered a sharp rise in the city as 59 people including women and children results were tested positive.
Additional Deputy Commissioner, Saima Younas after continuously increasing in the number of dengue patients directed the officials to expedite surveillance activities or tracing larva and its eradication besides focusing on hotspots where from dengue cases are being reported equally giving attention towards the places where from larva has been detected during current checking.
PESHAWAR: As the deadline for repatriating Afghan refugees to their homeland expires today, the federal government is likely to extend the refugees’ stay in Pakistan. The interim government had extended the stay of Afghan refugees for three months in June this year.
The extension period ranged between July 1 and September 30.
TIMERGARA: The Lower Dir health department and administration finally took notice of the frequent deaths of children of mysterious fever in remote villages of Adenzai tehsil and dispatched medical teams, medicines and other facilities to the area on Sunday.
A 2nd grade girl Rabia Bibi, 9 D/O Bahadar Said, a resident of Barimkay village in Lower Dir breathed her last at Hayatabad Medical Complex (HMC) Peshawar on Sunday, residents told. They said the girl was referred to Peshawar a week ago due to an uncontrollable fever.
PESHAWAR: Anti-polio campaign in Tribal Districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will start on Monday September 24, 2018 under the supervision and security provided by Deputy Commissioners, District Health Officers and security forces.
Three days anti-polio campaign will continue from September 24, 2018 to September 26, 2018 which will be followed by catch up of missed children.
However, in District Khyber, North Waziristan and South Waziristan five days anti-polio campaign will be conducted from September 24, 2018 to September 28th, 2018 followed by catch up of missed children.