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  • Angry green men: The illusion of ill-treatment and conspiracy in Pakistan cricket

    While reviewing Inside Out – the 2006 autobiography of former Pakistan cricket captain, Mushtaq Mohammad – EspnCricinfo’s Andrew Miller suggests that the chapter in which Mushtaq details how he was removed from captaincy in 1979, is ‘a typical tale of backstabbing and duplicity …’Miller believes this is typically a Pakistani trait that often plagues the perceptions of former Pakistan cricket captains...

    But whereas a clash of...

  • Pakistan Steel chief complains of unfavourable treatment

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM) management has hinted at a conspiracy to fail the revival of the country’s largest industrial unit that is now on active privatisation list...

    Speaking to journalists on Monday, PSM Chief Executive Maj Gen (retd) Zaheer Ahmed Khan complained of unfavourable treatment of PSM products by the government and discriminatory dealing of its gas bills as compared to private entities...

  • Shehzad Roy is campaigning to make corporal treatment a crime in Pakistan

    But Section 89 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) allowed for the use of corporal punishment by parents, guardians and teachers “in good faith for the benefit” meant that the teacher accused of Bilal’s death could not be tried for murder...

    Bilal’s cousin, 21-year old media studies student Rimsha Naeem, has been concerned that the small social media uproar that placed a spotlight on the issue of corporal punishment in Pakistan was only...

  • WHO oversees research to develop corona treatment in Pakistan

    KARACHI: The World Health Organisation (WHO) is supervising a research about fast-track development of Covid-19 treatment in Pakistan which would help ascertain the effectiveness of anti-Malaria drugs while treating the coronavirus patients, officials and industry sources said on Wednesday...

    The development emerged after Getz Pharma — Pakistan’s only WHO-approved manufacturing facility — joined hands with the University of Health...

  • Families not availing free child cancer treatment for lack of hostel facility

    KARACHI: The absence of a hostel facility in the city to provide temporary residence to poor patients’ attendants is a major reason that forces a large number of families not to avail free life-saving treatment for their children suffering from cancer, it emerged on Sunday...

    Health experts working at health units offering free cancer treatment told Dawn that the rate of treatment abandonment in cancer patients was very high and it...

  • Dr Asim’s bail plea dismissed in militants’ treatment case

    KARACHI: An antiterrorism court dismissed the bail application of former federal minister Dr Asim Hussain on Saturday in a case relating to treatment of alleged terrorists at his hospital...

    Dr Asim, a close aide of former president Asif Ali Zardari, has been booked on the complaint of Rangers for allegedly treating and harbouring suspected terrorists, militants and gangsters at the North Nazimabad and Clifton branches of his hospital...

  • Dr Asim’s prolonged stay at hospital needed for treatment

    KARACHI: A five-member medical board examined Dr Asim Hussain on Monday at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) and arrived at the conclusion that the former federal minister was suffering from “psychological issues and severe backache”, which required his prolonged stay at the hospital for effective treatment, officials and sources privy to the process said...

    Dr Hussain was admitted to a heavily guarded medical facility at...

  • Solar Impulse 2 pilot returns home for treatment

    GENEVA: The co-pilot of a pioneering plane attempting to circumnavigate the globe powered by the sun, is being treated for migraine in his native Switzerland but will return to China soon, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday...

    Andre Borschberg had returned for a medical check-up for migraine problems but “he will be back in China in a few days,” spokeswoman Claudia Durgnat said
  • Access to HIV treatment demanded for transgender persons

    PESHAWAR: Various civil society organisations on Friday voiced concern about the increasing incidence of HIV among transgender persons in the province and asked the government to ensure that the community has access to free screening, counselling and treatment for the infection...

    The speakers appreciated the provincial government’s announcement to establish centres for HIV patients in Malakand, Mardan, Abbottabad, Kohat, Bannu, DI...

  • CJP asked to restrict politicians from seeking treatment abroad

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) has asked the chief justice of the Supreme Court to take suo motu notice in the public interest and restrict politicians, bureaucrats and their families from seeking medical treatment outside the country...

    The association, which is a representative body of physicians, has decided to write to the national and provincial assemblies seeking legislation that states that politicians and...

  • Millions wasted on I-9 sewage treatment plant, says report

    ISLAMABAD: The federal auditors in a report for 2016-17 have stated that millions of rupees were wasted on the sewage treatment plant (STP) of the capital city...

    “The matter was discussed in the Departmental Accounts Committee(DAC) meeting held in February 2016 wherein the CDA said the treatment plant was meeting the BOD standards as per the revised PC-I...

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