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  • Over 500 doctors get degrees at CPSP convocation

    KARACHI: More than 500 doctors were awarded postgraduate degrees at 49th convocation of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) held on Saturday...

    Presenting the welcome address, CPSP president Prof Zafarullah Chaudhary paid tributes to founders of the college that, he said, had played a vital role in harnessing skills of young graduates and developing excellence in medical profession...

  • 473 fellowships awarded at CPSP convocation

    KARACHI: Some 473 fellowships and 127 memberships in various disciplines of medicine and dentistry were awarded at the 51st convocation of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Pakistan (CPSP) here on Wednesday...

    In his welcome address, CPSP president Prof Zafar Ullah Chaudhry said that the college came about as there was a dearth of professors of medicine to teach at medical colleges...

  • CPSP to cancel residency of medics if strike continues in Punjab, KP

    LAHORE: The College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) has decided to terminate the residency programme registration of the protesting postgraduate trainees of state-run medical institutions of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa...

    The CPSP has sent a written warning to the trainees of both provinces, stating that if they did not resume their duties at teaching hospitals forthwith, they would be dropped from the National Residency...

  • Faux pas as CPSP withdraws notice hours after suspending four medics

    LAHORE: The College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) has withdrawn the notifications pertaining to suspension of training of four protesting postgraduate students/medics of Punjab’s state-run teaching hospitals, a few hours after issuing them from its Karachi secretariat, creating a controversy on the entire process...

    While issuing notifications on Wednesday morning, the CPSP conveyed to the Punjab government that it has...

  • CPSP to establish more training institutes in Balochistan

    QUETTA: The College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) has agreed to provide specialisation opportunities to the postgraduates besides increasing the number of training centres in Balochistan...

    The assurance was extended by a delegation of the CPSP led by its senior vice president Prof Mohammad Shoaib Shafee during a meeting with Parliamentary Secretary Health Dr Rubaba Khan Buledi on Wednesday...

  • Karachi costliest, Lahore cheapest city: State Bank of Pakistan

    KARACHI: Dispelling the impression that Islamabad is Pakistan’s costliest city, Karachi has emerged as the most expensive metropolis in the country while Lahore is the least expensive...

    According to State Bank’s Inflation Monitor, June 2016, inflation in Karachi – once known as a poor man’s city – has been at its highest level during the year, leaving the capital city of Islamabad way behind...

  • City’s managers prepare to make Islamabad a smoke-free city

    ISLAMABAD: Tobacco is grown on more than four million hectares of land in Pakistan, which could have been used to grow food for approximately 20 million people...

    The presence of World Health Organisation (WHO) officials has also played a role in the decrease in the prevalence of tobacco in the city...

  • How India's 'Garden City' became garbage city

    Hailed first as the country's Garden City and then its Silicon Valley, drawing in multinational IT firms and their monied executives, today Bangalore is paying a heavy price for its success ? it's a city overflowing with garbage, its infrastructure and waste collection services unable to keep up with decades of unchecked growth...

    Located on a plateau and blessed with a relatively cool climate, the city is dotted with public parks and...

  • Man City dazzle as United held by Hull City

    LONDON: Manchester City turned on the style to dismantle West Ham United 4-0 and revive their fading Premier League title aspirations as Manchester United’s hopes suffered a potentially fatal blow with a goalless home draw against struggling Hull City on Wednesday...

    City produced a scintillating first-half display, scoring three times before the break through Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva and new boy Gabriel Jesus, before Yaya Toure’s...

  • Karachi City of Lights festival brings a glow to arts

    KARACHI: With temperatures rising in the city, it wouldn’t be surprising to see only a few leaving their homes to attend any event but by the evening considerable number of people had gathered to see the public space luminous with art installations and performers entertaining audiences...

    A joint effort of the Citizens Archive of Pakistan (CAP) and ‘I AM Karachi’, the Karachi City of Lights Festival brought a glowing radiance to...

  • Opposition protest mars City Council proceedings in Karachi

    KARACHI: A noisy protest by members of opposition parties on Tuesday forced Mayor Wasim Akhtar to prorogue the City Council session in less than 10 minutes after the house passed a single resolution relating to a trivial issue...

    For many members and people in the packed galleries the hasty decision to conclude the session by the mayor was aimed at parrying all questions from the opposition and certain disgruntled members of the...

  • City School PAF win Karachi Girls Netball Cup in style

    KARACHI: City School PAF Chapter (Blue) proved their superiority by outplaying rivals in both junior (schools) and senior (colleges) categories to win the Karachi Girls Netball Cup here at the PSB Coaching Centre on Thursday...

    In the junior (schools) category, the thrilling final was played between City School PAF Chapter (Blue) and Habib Girls School teams which was won by City School 7-6 to become the champions of Karachi Girls...

  • Economist's report marks Karachi as most unsafe city in world

    Karachi has been named among the least safe cities of the world in a report published by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) — the research and analysis division of The Economist Group...

    Asia and the Middle East and Africa dominate the bottom of the index as Dhaka, Yangon and Karachi are at the bottom of the list...

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