(Cricket): Sarfaraz Ahmed and Usman Salahuddin fined for code of conduct breaches

KARACHI:Sindh First XI captain Sarfaraz Ahmed has been fined 35 per cent match fee for a level 1 offence relating to use of inappropriate language during his side’s first-class Quaid-e-Azam Trophy match against Northern at the UBL Sports Complex in Karachi.   The incident happened on Saturday when Sarfaraz repeatedly made inappropriate comments against an umpiring decision during the day’s play. &nbRead More…

(CITY): IWCCI founder welcomes new Chinese Ambassador

ISLAMABAD:Samina Fazil, founder President, Islamabad Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IWCCI) has welcomed the newly appointed Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan, Nong Rong and hoped that he will boost mutual cooperation between the two friendly nations.   “Pakistan and China have remained closely connected with through thick and thin and we have always stood with each other sharing joys. The new ambRead More…

26.2 million Pakistanis will have diabetes by 2030: moot informed

KARACHI:The Diabetic Association of Pakistan and WHO Collaborating Centre Karachi organized a health awareness program on Sunday to mark the World Diabetes Day to be observed November 14.   Speaking on the occasion, Professor Abdul Basit, said that Pakistan is one of the countries having a very high prevalence of diabetes. Currently, there are more than 19 million people with diabetes in the country and 26Read More…

Good nutrition essential to combat diseases: moot told

KARACHI:On the occasion of the 17th Annual General Body meeting of Pakistan Nutrition and Dietetic Society (PNDS), a panel discussion was organized on “Promotion of Good Nutrition and Health by Media Professional in Pakistan” at a local hotel today.   Speaking on the occasion, PNDS President Fayza Khan said that good nutrition is important not only in the management of chronic diseases such as heart diRead More…

Govt taking measures to quell smog, PM’s aide confirms

ISLAMABAD:Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Climate Change, Malik Amin Aslam, said that tackling smog-forming pollutant sources is the most effective way to quell the growing challenge of smog that causes serious health hazards and environmental hazards during winter months.   Talking to media here on Sunday over growing challenge of Smog in Pakistan, he pointed out that burning of rice crop residue, Read More…

PTI MNA sees opposition parties may dissolve PDM

KARACHI:Member of National Assembly (MNA) belonging to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has said that the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) is near to end from political scene as it has neither one point agenda nor any public support while on the other hand because of the clear cut hints of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), the opposition parties may dissolve PDM themselves very soon. “PPP leaders would never go withRead More…

Call to utilize mineral-rich tribal areas for jobs

MORO:Central leader of the United Business Group (UBG) Atif Ikram Sheikh in a statement on Sunday said erstwhile FATA is full of natural resources which are enough to change the fate of the country.   The mineral resources found in tribal areas should be exploited without any delay so that the local population can get jobs, he said. The UBG leader said that the region had been brought to the national mainsRead More…

Citizens protest against parking of tanker trucks in playground

Karachi:A large number of citizens staged a protest demonstration here Sunday against parking of tanker-trucks in a playground of residential neighborhood. As per details, citizens of PECHS under the banner of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Public Aid Committee PECHS chapter gathered at the Noor Playground of their localities and staged demo against allowing parking of tanker-trucks in the playground. Addressing the demoRead More…

(HEALTH): No respite from Covid as five more patients die in Sindh

KARACHI:As many as five more patients of COVID-19 died overnight in Sindh, lifting the death toll to 2,684 while 627 new cases emerged when 14,343 tests were conducted.   In a statement issued here from CM House on Sunday, the chief minister said that the virus death ratio in Sindh had been recorded at 1.8 percent. Shah said that 14,343 samples were tested which diagnosed 627 cases that constituted 4.3 perRead More…

Negligence: Seven cops dismissed; 41 get show-cause notices

LARKANA:SSP Larkana Masood Bangash has dismissed from service the seven cops including Safdar Ali, Mumtaz Ali, Sadam Hussain, Ayaz Ali, Shoukat Ali, Abdul Ghaffar and Barkat Ali for negligence in duty, the SSP office confirmed Sunday.   The SSP office official told media that 41 cops had also been issued final warnings for showing negligence in performing their government duties.   The incrementRead More…