AIOU signs agreement with US academy to provide educational facilities to American Muslims

The Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) and Baytul Iman Academy New Jersey (USA) signed an agreement on Wednesday to provide educational facilities to American Muslims and overseas Pakistanis for learning and promoting Islamic knowledge as per the teachings of Quran and Sunnah.

It was decided that . . . → Read More: AIOU signs agreement with US academy to provide educational facilities to American Muslims

Brain disorders amount to 13% of global disease burden

Brain disorders including mental, neurological and substance-use conditions amount to 13 per cent of the global burden of disease, surpassing both cardiovascular disease and cancer. Many of these disorders are preventable and treatable if we act without delay.

Shifa’s consultant and head of neurology department Dr. Maimoona Siddiqui stated this while . . . → Read More: Brain disorders amount to 13% of global disease burden

Kaghan Memorial Trust – Sponsor a Child

The Kaghan Memorial Trust (KMT) is looking for individuals and organizations to sponsor the children studying at the Kaghan Memorial School (KMS). This school offers education, as well as daily lunches, school uniforms and healthcare, completely free of cost to the destitute children of the Kaghan Valley, and it covers the operational costs of . . . → Read More: Kaghan Memorial Trust – Sponsor a Child

Pakistan’s polio workers continue their struggle

(By Jon Boone in Islamabad) For years the red pins stuck into the large map of Pakistan on the wall of one of the UN’s most experienced polio-busters have shown the disease in steady retreat. Where once they could be found all over, the pins – each one representing a child killed or crippled by the disease – . . . → Read More: Pakistan’s polio workers continue their struggle

4 more cases of Polio

Four more polio cases were confirmed the same day that Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s health directorate announced it will initiate another polio-eradication campaign on the format of ‘Sehat ka Insaf’ programme for the internally displaced persons (IDPs) from July 1.

The polio virology lab at National Institute of Health . . . → Read More: 4 more cases of Polio

Pakistan vaccinates over 192,442 previously unreachable children against polio

Taking advantage of the displacement of children in large numbers from North Waziristan due to the launch of a military operation there, health authorities have been able to vaccinate more than 192,442 previously unreachable children against polio, officials say.

“We take it as a huge opportunity to target all the children of North Waziristan Agency . . . → Read More: Pakistan vaccinates over 192,442 previously unreachable children against polio

Power sector to get major increase in subsidy for Ramadhan

(By Khaleeq Kiani) ISLAMABAD: The government is expected to increase by 60 per cent the subsidy provided to the power sector in July to ensure minimum loadshedding during Sehr, Iftar and Taraveeh times.

The Ministry of Water and Power said on Sunday the government would provide an additional Rs14 billion to power companies during Ramazan to . . . → Read More: Power sector to get major increase in subsidy for Ramadhan

Gandhara period Fasting Budha statute damaged by Lahore Museum staff

(By Shoaib Ahmed) LAHORE: The jewel of Lahore Museum — ‘The Fasting Buddha’ sculpture — carries a fresh scar, the legacy of an amateur attempt at ‘repairing’ one of its arms after an accident during cleaning.

The Buddha had two fingers on its right hand missing and a crack on its left arm since long. . . . → Read More: Gandhara period Fasting Budha statute damaged by Lahore Museum staff

Pakistani social media reacts against whitening products

An advert for skin-whitening soap has sparked a debate in Pakistani society about what many are calling the country’s ‘obsession’ with attaining fairer skin.

Campaigners say that the idea of having fair skin is unfairly linked to personal and professional success in Pakistan.

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KP’s new online price control system

PESHAWAR – The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has formally launched online system in the province to control prices of essential commodities during the holy month of Ramzan-ul-Mubarak.

This is part of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government special reforms initiative. This was revealed at a high-level meeting chaired by Additional Chief Secretary Khalid Pervez on the special directives of . . . → Read More: KP’s new online price control system