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  • Hamilton wants to give NASCAR a go

    ABU DHABI: Triple Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton hopes to give NASCAR a go one day after singing the praises of the US stock car series on Thursday...

    "He told me that this was his last year and I thought, 'I've got to make it to a race because I've never been to a NASCAR race before'...

  • 20 suspected polio cases under scrutiny at NIH

    ISLAMABAD: With 21 polio cases already confirmed in the country during the current year, the National Institute of Health (NIH) is analysing 20 suspected cases...

    According to documents available with Dawn, 20 suspected polio cases had been received at the NIH by April 13 for an analysis...

  • FIA finalises probe into vaccines going bad at NIH

    ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has finalised its probe into the spoilage of vaccine worth Rs440 million at a warehouse of the National Institute of Health (NIH) and is waiting for the inquiry report of the Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) to initiate action against the officials responsible...

    On the basis of both the reports, we will go for the registration of the First Information Report (FIR) and...

  • A major breakthrough for NIH

    ISLAMABAD: The National Institute of Health (NIH) has got the membership of International Association of National Public Health Institutes (IANPHI) paying the way for its recognition at the international level...

    Moreover, with the technical support and training from the association, it will be possible for the NIH to test samples of life-threatening diseases such as Ebola in Pakistan...

  • Six years on, NIH remains without permanent head

    ISLAMABAD: For six years now, Pakistan’s ‘premier’ public health institute, the National Institute of Health (NIH) has been operating without a permanent head and with the retirement of acting Executive Director Farnaz Malik last month, yet another officer has been given acting charge...

    Because of ad-hocism, major functions of the NIH, including the manufacturing of vaccines, have been stopped...

  • Flu virus outbreak may hit country, warns NIH

    ISLAMABAD: Following a surge in influenza cases in different parts of the country, the National Institute of Health (NIH) has issued an advisory, asking authorities to counter the spread of the viral infection...

    According to the NIH, vaccination is the most effective way of preventing the infection...

  • Zimbabwe trade union marches to demand jobs

    HARARE: Around 200 hundred people from Zimbabwe’s main trade union on Saturday marched to government offices in Harare to demand that President Robert Mugabe fix the ailing economy and fulfil an election promise to create over 2 million jobs...

    Addressing the workers, ZCTU leader George Nkiwane said Mugabe’s ZANU-PF government must fulfil its election promise to create over 2m jobs because “we haven’t seen any single job that has been...

  • Forget merit, PML-N lawmakers to ‘oblige’ voters with jobs

    GUJRAT: PML-N lawmakers from Gujrat are being given a special quota in the hundreds of Grade 4 jobs in different departments of the district government allegedly at the behest of the provincial government...

    Official sources told Dawn that around 2,000 jobs Grade 1 to 4, which had already been advertised by health, education, agriculture and livestock departments, Tehsil Municipal Administration and the district council, would be...

  • China steel capacity reduction to cut 0.4m jobs

    MANILA: China’s plan to cut its steel production capacity by 100-150 million tonnes will lead to the loss of up to 400,000 jobs, the official Xin­hua news agency reported...

    China will raise funds to help workers should they lose their jobs when coal and steel firms close amid campaigns to cut overcapacity, according to Xinhua...

  • Auto vendors create 150,000 jobs this year

    KARACHI: Around 125,000-150,000 new jobs (direct and indirect) were created by 1,600 auto vending units during the last one year after opening of jobs at local auto assembling plants of cars, light and heavy commercial vehicles and two wheelers...

    Vice Chairman, Pakistan Association of Automobile Parts and Accessories Manufacturers (PAAPAM), Mehmood Alam Sherani, said for each job created at the vehicle assembling units, around 80 to...

  • Jobs and ‘jihad’

    Pakistan needs jobs and Saudi Arabia provides them; in exchange, it is not just the toiling bodies of young Pakistani men that are offered up to squeeze the oil from the kingdom’s largesse but also their minds...

  • Creating the right kind of jobs should be the priority for Pakistan

    In an evolving world of work— the rapid creation and destruction of jobs— the issue of unemployment has acquired centrality in the development process and has led to the question of whether jobs, or workers, should be protected?Looking from an egalitarian perspective, the welfare of millions revolves around four things: full employment (including self-employment), fair wages, reasonable prices and an accelerated programme for community...

  • Chief justice takes notice of 'exorbitant' fees levied on applicants for govt jobs

    Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Friday took notice of an application filed by a university student pertaining to the high fees liable to be paid by applicants for job vacancies, according to a statement issued from the public relations department of the Supreme Court...

    In the application, the university student had complained that the fee required to apply for many positions was too high for those who are unemployed
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