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  • Ramazan of 1947, and now

    RAMAZAN of 1947 also fell in the long and thirsty days of the subcontinental summer...

    The collective act of fasting paralleled at the time the collective act of waiting, the patient longing for dusk, a metaphor for the collective longing for a country, for the creation of Pakistan...

  • ‘The Ramazan of 1947 and now’

    The Ramazan of 1947 was also hot and humid...

    Shouldn’t be we ashamed that even after 68 years of independence we are unable to provide electricity and water to our people? Shouldn’t we be ashamed that more than half of our population has no access to potable water and sanitation? Shouldn’t we be ashamed that millions of our children don’t go to schools and most of the schools in rural areas are without teachers, roofs, furniture,...

  • PMA opposes PMDC recommendations

    KARACHI: The Pakistan Medical Association [PMA] on Tuesday expressed its concern over the recent recommendations furnished by the high-powered panel of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) vis-à-vis fresh admissions for 2017-2018, warning that the recommendations could only benefit and empower private medical colleges...

    Qaisar Sajjad, secretary general of the PMA, in a policy statement...

  • UDF wins first Sukkur PMA election

    SUKKUR: The United Doctors Forum (UDF) won the Pakistan Medical Association, Sukkur, election with a big margin defeating the rival Democratic Doctors Alliance (DDA) on Saturday...

    It was the first ever election of the Sukkur PMA that came into existence some 30 years ago...

  • Dadu PMA plans strike over sacking of lady doctor

    DADU: The Pakistan Medical Association’s Dadu district chapter has threatened to enforce a strike over sacking of a lady doctor after she alleged being harassed by her superior...

    Dadu PMA district secretary general Dr Amjad Mastoi has reacted strongly to the sacking of the doctor and said a strike would be observed if justice was not dispensed to her...

  • PMA opposes PMDC policy for house job doctors

    LAHORE: The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) says the decision of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) for doctors to appear in an exam after one-year house job will create problems...

    PMA office-bearers told a press conference at the PMA House on Tuesday that in the current system the doctors were being issued house job certificates by the professors and the medical superintendents of the institutes...

  • PMA concern over job quotas for MPs

    GUJRAT: The Pakistan Medical Association, Gujrat chapter, has expressed concern over the allocation of job quota for the ruling party lawmakers in recruitment against low scale vacancies in the district health department and termed it a sheer violation of merit...

    Gujrat PMA President Dr Maqsood Zahid told Dawn that the local medical fraternity had resented the district government’s move to accommodate applicants being recommended by...

  • PMA concerned over job quotas for MPs

    GUJRAT: The Pakistan Medical Association, Gujrat chapter, has expressed concern over the allocation of job quota for the ruling party lawmakers in recruitment against low scale vacancies in the district health department and termed it a sheer violation of merit...

    Gujrat PMA President Dr Maqsood Zahid told Dawn that the local medical fraternity had resented the district government’s move to accommodate applicants being recommended by...

  • PMA hails issuance of Indian medical visa to Pakistani child

    KARACHI: The Pakistan Medical Association appreciated the Indian government for issuing medical and neonatal visa to an ailing Pakistani boy...

    “A significant number of such children are still waiting for the change of heart from the Indian government vis-a-vis allowing Pakistanis to get treatment, which the Indian hospitals are offering with greater expertise at cheaper rates,” said a PMA official...

  • PMA voices grievances against drug inspectors’ raids

    GUJRANWALA: The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) Gujranwala chapter on Thursday expressed grievances against drug inspectors’ raids at their private hospitals and clinics and alleged harassment by them without any justification...

    The grievances were expressed at a meeting, presided over by PMA President Dr Sajjad Mustafa and former President Dr Mian Zahid Mahmood here on Thursday...

  • Army to increase intake of cadets at PMA

    ISLAMABAD: The army has decided to increase the intake of cadets at its premier training institute — Pakistan Military Academy in Kakul — by around one third, which potentially sets the ground for increase in its (army’s) size...

    During his visit to PMA Kakul on Wednesday, Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif reviewed the progress in this regard...

  • PMA threatens to shut hospitals

    FAISALABAD: The Pakistan Medical Association, Faisalabad chapter, has refused to get registered with the Healthcare Commission and announced closing state-run and private hospitals if the commission tries to seal any clinic or hospital in the name of inspection...

    The decision has been taken at a meeting held with PMA President Dr Rai Arif in the chair here the other day...

  • Faisalabad PMA’s threat to shut hospitals

    FAISALABAD: The Pakistan Medical Association, Faisalabad chapter, has refused to get registered with the Healthcare Commission and announced closing state-run and private hospitals if the commission tries to seal any clinic or hospital in the name of inspection...

    The decision has been taken at a meeting held with PMA President Dr Rai Arif in the chair here the other day...

  • PMA asks interim set-up to ensure fair PMDC polls

    KARACHI: Asking the interim body set up to run the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council to focus on the upcoming elections, the Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) on Wednesday demanded punishment to those health services ministry officials who helped the elements ‘illegally occupy’ the PMDC for more than 17 months...

    Speaking at a press conference at the PMA House, Dr Mirza Ali Azhar, secretary general, and Dr S...

  • PMA seeks ban on foreign visits for medical treatment

    KARACHI: The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) on Friday demanded that the chief justice take suo motu notice of foreign visits by the ruling elite for medical treatment of illnesses which can be treated within the country...

    The demand was made at a meeting of the office-bearers of PMA Centre, PMA Karachi and those based in other parts of the country who joined in through a video link...

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