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Day: September 19, 2022

Children continue to die in Sindh flood-hit district

Hyderabad: An outbreak of water-borne diseases in flood-hit areas of Sindh continues to claim lives, especially killing young children. According to a report on Monday, Stagnant water over millions of acres has become a breeding ground for different diseases from gastroenteritis to malaria and diarrhea. In Hyderabad, a nine-year-old girl succumbed due to a lack of cleaning services in the medical relief camps. No measures have been taken so far against malaria and gastro diseases. The survivors present a gloomy picture for they lack facilities and health care amid a lack of medical camps in many areas. In Sanghar, diarrhea, respiratory infections, skin diseases as well as eye problems were rising in medical relief camps. People complained that some medical relief camps were ...

IHC orders removal of terror clauses from case against Imran

Islamabad: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has ordered the prosecution to remove the terrorism clauses from a case registered against PTI Chairman Imran Khan for hurling threats at a female sessions judge and police officials during a public rally on Monday in Islamabad. The court also ordered that the case against the PTI chief would continue to proceed under other clauses at relevant forums. Earlier, the court reserved the verdict in the petition seeking quashing of terrorism case against PTI Chairman Imran Khan. A two-judge IHC bench headed by Chief Justice Athar Minallah heard the petition on Monday. At the outset of the case hearing, the JIT submitted its report to the Islamabad High Court regarding its decision on the terrorism case against Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Chairma...

4.3 magnitude earthquake jolts Skardu

Skardu: Earthquake tremors were felt on Monday in the lower and upper regions of Roundu area of Skardu. As per the locals, the tremors caused the stones to roll down the mountains, blocking Gilgit-Skardu Road and the roads of Ganji and other upper areas. Many passengers were also injured due to the stones rolling down the mountains. The magnitude of the earthquake was recorded at 4.3 on the Richter scale, according to the seismological centre. The epicenter of the earthquake was 70km southwest of Gilgit city in the Hindu Kush and the depth of the earthquake was recorded at 40km. No loss of life has been reported so far. However, many passengers were injured due to the stones that rolled down the mountains.

Punjab CM announces establishing preventive cardiology dept in hospitals

Islamabad: Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi on Monday announced establishing preventive cardiology department in hospitals for early diagnosis and treatment of heart diseases. “Pre-treatment, screening and management of heart diseases will be carried out in the preventive cardiology department,” the Punjab chief minister said. “Awareness and treatment will be recommended in the preventive cardiology department for the prevention of heart diseases. At this department, it will also be possible to prevent the causes of heart diseases in advance,” he added. “A pilot project of preventive cardiology will be started in Punjab Institute of Cardiology. The scope of the preventive cardiology department will gradually be expanded to all the institutes of cardiology,” he vowed. ...

Murad opens 1st International conference on higher education for deaf

Karachi: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Monday said that Ida Rieu School and college has achieved a century of service in Karachi and offered them to partners with his government which would provide them with building, infrastructure, and funds to run such educational facilities for differently abled children in every divisional headquarter in the first phase, and in the district headquarter in the second. This he said while speaking at the inaugural session of the first International Conference on Higher Education for the Deaf in Pakistan organized by Ida Rieu Schools and Colleges for the Blind and Deaf Administration in collaboration with NED University at the IDA Rieu Complex near Mazar-e-Quaid. Shah said that education was the most important tool we could provide to ...

Pakistan reports 72 coronavirus cases, one death in 24 hours

Islamabad: Pakistan has reported one death in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of confirmed positive cases has surged to 1,571,894. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 30,607 on Monday. According to the latest figures by the National Institute of Health (NIH), at least 72 persons were tested positive for COVID-19 across the country in the past 24 hours. Pakistan has conducted 13,311 tests in the past 24 hours out of which 72 persons were tested positive for the disease. The COVID Positivity Ratio was recorded at 0.54 percent.