Health

How drug addicts decimate the society

By: Munaj Gul Muhammad Sometimes, in some parts of Balochistan, wherever you look, you only see the young runaways indulged in drugs. The Kech District is one such place__Situated in southern Balochistan, the District is predominantly populated by Baloch with different castes and creeds. And in the erstwhile, the region is completely cut off from the rest of Balochistan’s development. ...

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COVID-19: Political, Economic and Social Impact Debated

Islamabad: China-Pakistan Study Center, Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) in collaboration with Mishal Pakistan and AGAHI launched a series of webinars to deliberate on the political, economic and social impacts of COVID-19. The first debut seminar was held online attracting senior academics, researcher, media, diplomats and members of the civil society and business community. Speakers from Government, Development sector ...

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Awareness session conducted in Zhob to educate the masses about Coronavirus pandemic

By:  Abdul Hadi Zhob: Volunteers conducted awareness session about Coronavirus with the support of Environment Department Zhob and Individual Land. Few participants were invited as following the governmental instructions and precautionary measures of Coronavirus. The participants greeted with one another from the distance of 2/3 meters instead of shaking hands. Assistant Director Environment Department Zhob region Khaliq Dad Mandokhail told, ...

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Misinformation Accelerating as Corona Virus

By: Zohaib Baloch For the past couple of days, I have come across with people who are being misguided by much false news, misinformation, vlogs, blogs, messages and other unofficial sources of information to prevent the coronavirus. Coronavirus originated from Wuhan, China to the whole world. Globalisation made us learn a new lesson that not just you can travel from ...

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Medical Emergency Response Centers commence operations at Kalat and Khuzdar

QUETTA: Medical Emergency Response Center (MERC) project, managed by PPHI Balochistan has commenced operations at Kalat and Khuzdar (N-25/RCD Highway). Trained paramedical teams are performing their duties at Emergency Response Center Baghbana Khuzdar and   Agha Kareem Khan Hospital Kalat.  Mr. Zulfiqar Sasoli Admin Manager MERC Project visited both centers and handed over the responsibility to the staff. Emergency centers are ...

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Frontier Corps Balochistan holds free medical camp in poverty-hit area

By: Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB: As a goodwill gesture to provide health services to less-privileged communities at their doorstep, Frontier Corps Balochistan (North) set up a day-long free medical camp in remote and poverty-hit area Khadozai here. On the special directives of Inspector General of Frontier Corps (North) Major General Syed Fayyaz Hussain Shah, supervised by Commandant Zhob Militia Col. Tahir Bashir, ...

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Alarming increase in drug addiction, PAC demands action against ‘influentials’

By: Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB: “The supply as well as use of drugs including hashish, heroin, opium, liquor and shisha has increased in Zhob city during the past couple of weeks, resultantly hundreds of young men got indulged in it, but the authorities concerned are reluctant to take an indiscriminate action against the ‘influential’ drug pushers,” president Pashtoon Action Committee Abdul ...

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Social Sector Development in Balochistan: A Way Forward

By: Dr Asma Hyder Baloch The economy of Balochistan is largely dependent upon livestock, agriculture, fisheries and production of natural gas, coal and minerals. Including Quetta, the infrastructure in the province presents a bleak picture of the development and stands much behind when it is compared to rest of the country. Historically, limited farming in the east as well as ...

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No negligence to be tolerated during anti-polio campaign; warns DC     

By: Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB: Deputy Commissioner Abdul Jabbar Baloch inaugurated the three day anti-polio campaign by administering anti-polio drops to children under five at Castle here on Saturday. The drive will be continued till Monday in 30 union councils of the district that straddling borders with Afghanistan and South Waziristan. District Health Officer Dr. Muzafar Shah, Communication Officer UNICEF Samad ...

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Dry spell causes dust allergy, affects wheat crop in rain-fed areas

By: Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB: Despite the fact that district Zhob falls in the rainy ‘monsoon’ range yet the area has not received rain since long time. The prolonged dry spell and weather change have led to a significant increase in dust allergy, cough, chest and throat infections, especially among the infants. Both the public and private hospitals are seen packed ...

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