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  • Alarm over high incidence of HIV/Aids

    KARACHI: The metropolis is home to 47 per cent of HIV/Aids patients living across Pakistan, with a significant number of those affected by the deadly disease living in Saddar, Baldia, Korangi and SITE, said country director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and Aids (UNAids) Marc Saba on Friday...

    He said UNAids was there to help control the deadly disease in Karachi where its incidence was alarmingly high...

  • KP CM urged to monitor vaccination in Bannu over high polio incidence

    ISLAMABAD: The prime minister’s focal person on polio eradication, Babar bin Atta, has suggested Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan supervise the vaccination campaign in Bannu division to check the growing polio incidence...

    “It is high time that we gear up to collectively fight the menace of polio and provide support to our brave frontline workers so that they can reach and vaccinate every single Pakistani child...

  • NAP brings down incidence of heinous offences

    The data showed a vivid picture in regard to crime against persons in Pakistan as the total murder incidents decreased manifold largely due to the country-wide execution of the convicts, particularly the terrorists belonging to the banned organisations...

    Punjab being the most populous province of Pakistan with approximately 56pc of the country’s total population showed an unprecedented decline in murder cases under the NAP...

  • Incidence of hunger falling in Asia-Pacific: FAO

    BANGKOK: The proportion of people suffering from hunger in the Asia-Pacific region has fallen by half in the last 25 years, the United Nation’s food body said on Thursday...

    Using 1990 as a base year, when about 24 per cent of the population in the region was undernourished, the Food and Agriculture Organisation said the percentage has been cut to 12 per cent, enabling the region to meet the UN’s ambitious Millennium Development Goals to...
  • Peshawar has highest HIV incidence in KP

    The speakers, including Dr Jamal Akbar, Dr Abdul Latif, Dr Attaullah Khan, Dr Mohammad Dost, Dr Jamil and Dr Idress, said treatment and preventive measures could help reduce the growing HIV/AIDS incidence in the province...

    Another expert, Dr Attaullah, said the Pakistan was in a concentrated phase of the epidemic, which meant HIV was concentrated among certain population groups...

  • Incidence of drug addiction growing in Mohmand

    GHALANAI: More and more people, especially youths, are becoming drug addicts in Haleemzai tehsil of Mohmand Agency due to the easy availability of narcotics in local bazaars, local residents insist...

    However, the local administration says it is set to crack down on the sale of drugs
  • WHO team arrives in city to investigate HIV incidence in Larkana

    A meeting between officials of the Sindh government and the WHO team would be held on Wednesday (today), a day before the latter would leave for Larkana to witness the havoc created by the rampant incidence of HIV, particularly in its Ratodero town...

    Prior to this outbreak, there were just over 1,200 children diagnosed with HIV and [were] receiving antiretroviral treatment in the whole of Pakistan,” said the WHO official...

  • Hurriyat leaders attend Pakistan High Commission's Eid Milan

    NEW DELHI: Mirwaiz Maulvi Umar Farooq, chairperson of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC), along with other notable separatist Kashmiri leaders attended an Eid Milan hosted by Pakistani High Commissioner to India, Abdul Basit...

    “We hope foreign secretaries of both countries will meet soon to start the dialogue process, and we would like to discuss all issues of importance between Pakistan and India,” said Abdul Basit while...

  • Shrinking options for low-risk, high-return investors in Pakistan

    Being the biggest source of non-bank borrowing for the government, things took a turn for the worse after former finance minister Shaukat Aziz (1999-2004) decided to tap the cheapest source of borrowings through Treasury Bills and Pakistan Investment Bonds...

    ” While that is true, investment options tend to shrink or expand in relation to the money availableThe Pakistan Stock Exchange which offered a fabulous average return of 25pc in...

  • Petrol sales hit all-time high in Pakistan

    KARACHI: Petrol sales hit a record high of 681,938 tonnes in August, according to an official of the Oil Companies Advisory Council...

    Rising number of cars, bikes resulting in high fuel consumptionIn contrast, CNG stations in Punjab have not observed weekly closures for the last one year due to the arrival of imported LNG...

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