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Day: November 8, 2020

(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.   Sarfaraz was reported by on-field umpires Faisal Afridi and Saqib Khan for the violation of article 2.21 of the PCB Code of Conduct for Players and Player support Personnel.   Sarfaraz pleaded guilty and accepted the sanction proposed by match referee Mohammad Anees.   In a separate incident, Central Punjab batsman Usman Salahuddin has been fined 20 per...

(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 ambassador, who is a trade and commerce expert, will take these ties to new heights, she said in a statement issued on Sunday.   Samina hoped that Ambassador Nong Rong would not only boost bilateral trade and strategic relations but would also play a central role in improving work on developmental projects backed by China as he had all the required expertise and motivatio...

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 26.2 million Pakistanis will have diabetes by the year 2030.”   Nearly 9.6 million children are overweight and obese. In the past years, the occurrence of hypertension has doubled while that of obesity has tripled. “The rising tide of diabetes is a source of huge economic burden. To take as an example, the direct cost of treating a diabetic foot ulcer is between 21- 37...

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 disease, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, lung diseases and certain types of cancers, but it also plays a pivotal role in the prevention of public health issues such as under nutrition and stunting.   Unfortunately, there is a lack of awareness in the general public about the role of good nutrition in disease management and prevention, he said.   The aim of orga...

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, burning of dirty fuel sources in traditional brick kilns, solid waste burning, existing aging urban transport system, factories and are the typical causative factors of smog, which starts blanketing country’s various parts, particularly those in northern Punjab provinces, from November and continues till March.   “However, smog, which is the worst form of the outdoor...

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 with extremist party leaders of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N). The interests and the outlines of both PPP and PML-N are totally against each other hence. The leaders of both parties have issued green signals to other allied parties while PML-N leaders have already been exposed because of their narratives which have now become alarming for party workers and other senior leaders...