Shocking UN report reveals $30bn worth of Drug Trade in Pakistan

By Sumera Khan

At the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking 2012, Pakistan may be free of poppy cultivation, but the country still provides a vital transit route for smuggling of drugs worth $30 billion from neighbouring Afghanistan.

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Ecuador debating implications of granting Assange asylum

QUITO, Ecuador — Ecuador’s foreign minister says lawyers convened by the government are studying the political and legal implications of granting exile to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Minister Ricardo Patino did not indicate when a decision might come. Ecuador’s ambassador to Britain returned to Quito over the weekend and discussed the case Monday with Patino . . . → Read More: Ecuador debating implications of granting Assange asylum

Conference for the Youth to be organized by NAVTTC and UNESCO

ISLAMABAD - National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) will organise a roundtable conference to provide vocational training to youth here from June 27-28.

The other objective of the two-day conference, being organised in collaboration with United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), is to enable them to contribute effectively in the economic activities, and harness . . . → Read More: Conference for the Youth to be organized by NAVTTC and UNESCO

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Weight gain could result from insufficient levels of Vit D

Older women who don’t get enough vitamin D may be slightly heavier than those who do.

A Kaiser Permanente study, published online in the recent issue of the Journal of Women’s Health, looked at more than 4,600 women aged 65 and older for a four and one-half year period. Researchers found women with low levels of . . . → Read More: Weight gain could result from insufficient levels of Vit D

Clearing Misconceptions about Media Self- Regulation

Each time a new scandal threatens the credibility of the entire media industry, journalists and editors argue that only self-regulation can hold people accountable without threatening freedom of speech. We do not disagree. But there seems to be some confusion about what self-regulation and accountability means. A scandal in American media last week provides a useful example of how . . . → Read More: Clearing Misconceptions about Media Self- Regulation

Pakistan observes International day against Narcotics by destroying drugs, alcohol

KARACHI – Various anti narcotics agencies of Sindh have destroyed a huge quantity of narcotics on Tuesday to mark the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.

In this connection, a joint drug destruction and burning ceremony was held here at Hawksbay on Tuesday.

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