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  • 44 years ago today: Rashid Minhas takes his plane down for Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: The 44th death anniversary of Pakistan's national hero, Rashid Minhas Shaheed was marked across the country on Thursday with tributes paid to his services...

    Rashid, who was born on February 17 1951, remains the youngest officer to receive the Nishan-e-Haider award and was the first recipient of the highest honour of gallantry for the Pakistan Air Force (PAF)...

  • REVIEW: Survival Tips for Lunatics by Shandana Minhas

    TWELVE-year-old Changez’s fresh narrative voice propels the story in Shandana Minhas’s madcap adventure Survival Tips for Lunatics...

    “Wilderness of Balochistan” is actually incorrect: despite the many animals — mythical, prehistoric, endangered, and others — that the boys encounter, Minhas imagines Balochistan as a friendlier terrain than is generally thought; a place where the possibilities are wondrous rather than merely...

  • Rashid Minhas

    It was on this day in 1971 when Rashid Minhas, a brave son of the soil and a PAF pilot officer, merely 20 years of age, sacrificed his life when his plane was hijacked by his flight instructor Matiur Rahman and on becoming aware of the instructor’s aims he “forced the aircraft to crash” as the military citation for the Nishan-e-Haider says, in order to prevent the PAF aircraft from being handed over to India...

  • From poultry business to militancy: Safoora mastermind Tahir Minhas

    KARACHI: Tahir Hussain Minhas, alias Sain, the Safoora bus carnage mastermind who has been awarded death sentence by a military court, disclosed that he had been active in militancy since the late 1990s when he went to Kashmir to get training for jihad and also met Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden and his then deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri later during his visit to Afghanistan, it emerged on Friday...

    Born in Kotri near Hyderabad and studied...

  • Faisalabad’s allied hospital specialists to work at general hospital

    FAISALABAD: Under a stopgap arrangement, doctors of different specialties, attached with Allied and DHQ hospitals, will render their services at the outpatient department (OPD) of General Hospital, Ghulam Muhammadabad...

    This was decided in a meeting chaired by Punjab Medical College (PMC) Principal Prof Muhammad Ali Tirmazi at the General Hospital on Monday...

  • MSF hospital attack: US relied on Afghan allies who resented hospital, says AP

    WASHINGTON: Immediately after the US killed at least 30 people in a devastating airstrike on a charity hospital, Afghanistan's national security adviser told a European diplomat that his country would take responsibility because “we are without doubt, 100 per cent convinced the place was occupied by Taliban”, according to notes of the meeting reviewed by The Associated Press...

    Eyewitnesses tell the AP they saw no gunman at the...

  • Family caught carrying 'bag of mosquitoes' into Peshawar hospital

    A family in Peshawar was temporarily apprehended by staff at the Hayatabad Medical Complex in Peshawar on September 18 for possessing a bag containing mosquitoes suspected to be carriers of a lethal disease, the director of the hospital, Dr Shahzad Akbar, told DawnNews on Wednesday...

    A man, his wife, son and daughter, all residents of Peshawar's Pishtakhara area, told the security guard at the hospital that they had been promised...

  • Most of high profile prisoners to leave Peshawar hospital for jail

    PESHAWAR: The administration of Lady Reading Hospital has decided to discharge the patients, who are arrested on charges of corruption and admitted to the hospital on health grounds, and send them back to jail on the recommendations of the medical boards, according to sources...

    Sources said that those patients were arrested in corruption cases but they were staying at the hospital on different health grounds...

  • Imran launches donation appeal for Peshawar cancer hospital

    PESHAWAR: PTI chairman Imran Khan on Saturday launched an appeal for Rs800 million donation for purchasing equipment for the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (SKMCH) Peshawar scheduled to become operational on Dec 29 this year...

    2 billion on civil and mechanical work but we need to collect money to purchase high-tech machines to detect cancer at a very early stage and cure it successfully,” Imran told a...

  • Cancer hospital in Peshawar to become operational today

    PESHAWAR: The second Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre will start operations in Peshawar on Tuesday (today)...

    Initially, there would be 20 chemotherapy beds, six emergency room beds, 12 admission beds, two intensive care unit beds, radiology services, including mammography, plain radiology and ultrasonography and pathology laboratory at the hospital...

  • Shaukat Khanum cancer hospital inaugurated in Peshawar

    PESHAWAR: A young cancer patient Fakhir Afridi, alongside Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, inaugurated the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre in Peshawar on Tuesday...

    Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Imran Khan said "construction of a state of the art cancer hospital in Peshawar was his dream which has now come true"...

  • Seven hurt as doctors, paramedics clash in Peshawar hospital

    PESHAWAR: Seven persons, including a doctor and six technicians, sustained injuries when trainee medical officers and paramedics pelted each other with stones here on Monday during a clash erupted over the ownership of a newly-built hostel at Lady Reading Hospital...

    A seven-room hostel was built for paramedical staff at a cost of Rs70 million on the hospital premises and was about to be handed over to them after its inauguration by...

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