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National Action Plan against drugs addiction

By: Advocate Abdul Rasool syed  Sadly, Drugs addiction is surging at an exponential rate in our country. It has engulfed our people especially the young generation who are in the very flower of their youth. It has been observed that the students of schools, colleges and universities are more prone to drugs addiction than other members of the society.  It ...

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Billionaire fortunes grew by $2.5 billion a day last year as poorest saw their wealth fall –new Oxfam report.

ISLAMABAD: 21st January 2019 – Oxfam’s global inequality report was launched at a ceremony jointly organized by Oxfam and Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), as political and business leaders gather for the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. ‘Public Good or Private Wealth’ shows the growing gap between rich and poor is undermining the fight against poverty, damaging our economies ...

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UNHCR supporting vulnerable women to stand on their own feet

By: Humera Karim QUETTA:  It was an uphill task for a 27-year-old Afghan refugee girl to live in a traditional society having no source of income, skills and exposure – but thanks to UNHCR’s Safe from the Start programme which skilled her and empowered her, she is becoming self-reliant. Born and raised in Quetta, Fareeda Bibi’s family fled Afghanistan due ...

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Balochistan Awami Party’s Manzoor Kakar wins Senate by-election

QUETTA: The Secretary General of Balochistan Awami Party Manzoor Kakar won the Senate seat during the by-polls on Monday. According to details, Kakar secured 38 votes, while Balochistan National Party (Mengal)’s Ghulam Nabi Mari was the close second with 23 votes in the polling held at the Balochistan provincial assembly. The seat fell vacant after the death of PkMAP Senator ...

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Chief Justice to announce judgement on ‘Population Control’ case tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: The Chief Justice (CJ) Mian Saqib Nisar on Monday issued strict directives to the federal government after expressing grave concerns on the measures being taken to control population growth in the country. Reportedly, the apex court came down hard on health secretary captain (Rtd) Zahid Saeed after resuming the case pertaining to curb population growth. The health secretary admitted ...

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Society is facing multiple problems due to ill planning in health sector, says President Dr. Arif Alvi

RAWALPINDI: President Dr. Arif Alvi has directed the Ministry of Health to evolve a comprehensive policy to observe a “fitness day” every year to create awareness among the people about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. Addressing a function in Rawalpindi, the president said our society is facing multiple problems due to ill planning in the health sector. He said, ...

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Interim report submitted in SC over delay in construction of Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute  

ISLAMABAD: Anti-corruption department on Monday submitted an interim report in Supreme Court (SC) regarding delay in the construction of Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute (PKLI). The report stated that maximum funds were given to the government to construct PKLI as compared to other projects. The department has also suggested to file case against the contractor. Earlier, Chief Justice of Pakistan ...

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Pakistan’s most credible journalists recognized for their work at the annual AGAHI Awards 2018  

ISLAMABAD:  The AGAHI Awards recognizes the efforts of journalists and the media community every year. The best of the media industry striving for ethical and responsible journalism from all across Pakistan were recognized as Journalists of the Year in their respective categories today at the Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA) in Islamabad. This year AGAHI Awards is celebrating dignity ...

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Oxfam Hosts Policy Dialogue on Women’s Mobility and Economic Empowerment

ISLAMABAD:  As part of Oxfam’s international 16 days of activism campaign against gender-based violence, a policy dialogue ‘Free from Fear: Women’s Mobility and Economic Empowerment’ was held at the Serena hotel. The campaign raises awareness about gender-based violence on local, national, and international levels between November 25th, the International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women – December 10th, Human ...

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This year AGAHI Awards to celebrate dignity for all

ISLAMABAD: This year’s AGAHl Awards ceremony to be held on the International Anti-Corruption Day December 9, 2018; recognizing the efforts of journalists and the media community. This year AGAHI Awards is celebrating dignity for all. AGAHI and Mishal in collaboration with multiple stakeholders have jointly nominated national and international leading opinion-makers, development experts, media gurus and knowledge professionals to be ...

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