Fakhar Zaman ruled out of New Zealand tour

KARACHI:Batsman Fakhar Zaman has been ruled out of the tour to New Zealand.   Fakhar is suffering from fever and has not recovered in time for the Pakistan squad’s departure for the tour.   The decision to withdraw Fakhar from the tour was made keeping the health of the rest of the squad members as a top priority.   Fakhar was isolated in the team hotel in Lahore as soon as his condRead More…

Bandits loot journalist’s house

DALBANDIN: Bandits took away Rs8,000 cash and jewelry amounting to Rs150,000 from the house of a local journalist, the affected family told media Saturday.   A gang of bandits broke into the house of a local journalist Zahir Shahzad Notezai in Notezai colony area of Dalbandin and managed to escape after stealing Rs8,000 cash and jewelry amounting to Rs150,000.   Expressing concern over the rampaRead More…

Balochistan CS seeks early completion of uplift schemes

KHUZDAR: Chief Secretary Balochistan, Captain (Retd) Fazeel Asghar has said that responsible authorities of concerned department must ensure timely completion of development schemes of their respective departments or else concerned authority will be held responsible for delay and usage of substandard material in any of the development schemes.   These views were expressed by him while talking to the concerRead More…

Coal miner killed in landslide

QUETTA: A coal miner was killed due to landslide in at Nusrat Coal Mines area of district Harnai on Saturday.   According to detail, the incident occurred in Ghousuddin coal mine of Nusrat Coal Mines area of Harnai where a mound fell on a coal miner, killing him on the spot.   Residents of the area retrieved the body on self-help basis and shifted it to District Headquarter, Harnai. Deceased wasRead More…

Coronavirus cases rises in B’stan

QUETTA: A spokesperson of provincial government Liaquat Shahwani has said that cases of novel corona virus are increasing in the province. “COVID-19 cases have tripled after the public meeting of Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), said Shahwani while addressing a press conference at Officers Club here on Saturday. He said if people did not adhere to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) prescribed by the governmRead More…

(CITY): Chimneys smoke plays havoc with lives of people

UTHAL: Glaciari Awami Committee Somyani Winder said in a statement on Saturday that white smoke emitting from the chimneys of fish mills is not only playing havoc with the lives of people but the said hazardous smoke is also causing loss to the gardens, orchards and other standing crops.   Glaciari Awami Committee Somyani Winder appealed to Deputy Commissioner, Lasbella and authorities of Environmental ProRead More…

Wearing mask made mandatory for patients, attendants

KARACHI: Director General Health Services Sindh has made use of face mask for patients and their attendants mandatory in the premises of hospitals across the Sindh province, PPI learnt Saturday.   The decision has been taken on the directives of Minister Health and Population Welfare Department. All the medical superintendents and administrative directors of government hospitals, including tertiary care /DRead More…

NICH faces acute shortage of drugs and syringes

KARACHI: National Institute of Child Health (NICH) has been facing shortage of medicines and syringes, causing hardships to the poor indoor and outdoor patients, credible sources told PPI Saturday.   The shortage of drugs and disposal surgical items is since several days due to the negligence of the hospital administration. The patients have been compelled to purchase medicines from private medical stores.Read More…

World Fisheries Day: Moot dismisses proposed construction of cities on twin islands

KARACHI: Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum Saturday wowed to guard rights of the indigenous fishermen and reject any construction over the sea islands.   This was announced by the PFF leadership during celebration of World Fisheries Day held on November 21 in Ibrahim Hyderi on with theme “Fisher people’s sovereignty on all marine islands” and “guard rights of the fisher people.” Hundreds of Fishermen andRead More…

Clinical trials of Anti-COVID-19 C-IVIG show promising results

KARACHI: Clinical trials of anti-COVID-19 intravenous immunoglobulin (C-IVIG) developed by Dow University of Health Sciences show promising results. C-IVIG has shown 100% recovery rate in severe patients, and more than 60% recovery rate in critical patients admitted to ICU or on ventilators, with more than 50% of the recovered patients being discharged from hospital within five days.   DUHS conducted preclRead More…