NY bans large-size soft drinks as part of anti-obesity campaign

On Thursday the New York City Health Department became the first in the nation to ban the sale of sugared beverages larger than 16 oz. at restaurants, mobile food carts, sports arenas and movie theaters.

It’s a bold experiment in the anti-obesity campaign, and while it’s widely supported by health professionals, it’s not popular with . . . → Read More: NY bans large-size soft drinks as part of anti-obesity campaign

Who will save the children?

By Myra Khan

Pakistan’s threat to expel foreign staff of the US charity ‘Save the Children’ is being condemned worldwide. However, the reputation of the organisation has already been tainted, despite several people calling the government’s move an “overreaction”:

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@shehryar_taseer ’Save the Children’ were in no way involved with Abbottabad — I repeat, no way. A . . . → Read More: Who will save the children?

PIA: financial discrepancies, SC takes suo moto

By Azam Khan

ISLAMABAD: Taking suo motu notice over Transparency International Pakistan’s (TIP) allegations regarding financial irregularities in deals of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), the Supreme Court issued summons to the airline’s Chairman Rao Qamar Suleman and fixed the hearing for the second week of October.

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Musa Gilani arrested outside SC

Son of former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, Ali Musa Gilani, was brought back to the Supreme Court premises on Friday after he was earlier arrested on his arrival at the gate of the Supreme Court in connection with the hearing on the ephedrine quota case, DawnNews reported.

The court granted bail to MNA Ali . . . → Read More: Musa Gilani arrested outside SC

KPK Govt offers free chemotherapy, radiography

The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) health department has decided to provide free radiotherapy and chemotherapy to cancer patients in the province.

The government has suggested four centres to provide cancer facilities; Institute of Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine (IRNUM) and Hayatabad Medical Complex in Peshawar, and Ayub Medical Complex and Institute of Nuclear Medicine Oncology and Radiotherapy in . . . → Read More: KPK Govt offers free chemotherapy, radiography

Raja Pervez Ashraf to appear in front of court

ISLAMABAD: Federal minister of Information and Broadcasting Qamar Zaman Kaira has said that the constitution is supreme and the Parliament is the constitution-making institution.

He said the Prime Minister would appear in court on 18th September and accept whatever ruling the court issues.

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