Polio count jumps to 158

Pakistan’s polio crisis has pushed the country to a point of no return. From 145 cases on September 12, the national case count on Tuesday jumped to 158 when the Polio Virology Laboratory at the National Institute of Health (NIH) confirmed 13 more wild type-1 polio cases in a single day.

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Is ISIS capable of finding support in Paksitan

With Pakistan experiencing the worst period in its political history as well as fighting the Taliban within its borders, the Islamic State could not have chosen a better time to make inroads into Pakistan — if it wanted to.

The political squabble has refused to die down since it began on . . . → Read More: Is ISIS capable of finding support in Paksitan

Pakistan’s food donation to WFP second largest

ISLAMABAD : Pakistan has emerged the second largest donor for the World Food Programme (WFP) with donation of 150,000 metric ton wheat in 2013.

The donation valued at Rs 5.5 billion ($52 million) demonstrated Pakistan’s continued commitment to help its people in need, said WFP  spokesman.He said the donation was provided . . . → Read More: Pakistan’s food donation to WFP second largest

Imaam of Kaaba asked to visit and help with fight against Polio

The Ministry of Health, Organisation of the Islamic Conference and Islamic Development Bank have invited Imam-e-Kaaba Abdul Rahman al Sudais to attend the International Ulema Conference on Polio Eradication.

To be held in Islamabad from June 15 to 16, the event is expected to draw at least 50-60 religious dignitaries and . . . → Read More: Imaam of Kaaba asked to visit and help with fight against Polio

Time to serve Pakistan

By Shemrez Nauman Afzal

Two things are extremely important for the political stability of any country: the devolution of power to the grassroots level, and economic growth through fiscal responsibility and visible socioeconomic prosperity that is available to the general public.

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Tribesmen’s dreams for a better future in Islamabad smeared

Having moved to Islamabad from other parts of the country with dreams of a better life, the victims of Wednesday’s terror attack in a vegetable market had no idea theirs would be cut short so abruptly. . . . → Read More: Tribesmen’s dreams for a better future in Islamabad smeared

TTP’s latest ruse: “we will not impose Sharia by force”

By Corrupt Keeray PAKISTANPAL’S BLOG

As expected the Taliban have shown their true colors and intentions. By refusing to free Shahbaz Taseer and Gilani they have tacitly admitted that they kidnap Pakistan citizens or have them kidnapped through their proxies. This implies that they are fully involved in the extortion and armed . . . → Read More: TTP’s latest ruse: “we will not impose Sharia by force”

Online entrepreneur women of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: As many as 6,000 women entrepreneurs in urban and rural areas of Pakistan are now successfully marketing their homemade products online.

This was made possible after they got digital marketing training under the “Women Entrepreneurship Development Programme” offered by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), which started in 2011.

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TTP is making nuclear Pakistan a joke

(by Dr Mohammad Taqi) Mr Sharif has started an open-ended process without defining the brief he has given his committee, and what it means for those already affected by terrorism. Neither Mr Sharif nor his team apparently knows what their bottom line is

The history of talks between the Pakistani state and the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), and . . . → Read More: TTP is making nuclear Pakistan a joke

No closer to eradicating polio: KP’s first polio case confirmed

PESHAWAR: Fears expressed by health officials over the past few days came true on Wednesday when Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s first polio case of the year was confirmed in Bannu, pushing the country’s total to 11.

The National Institute of Health (NIH) confirmed the presence of the virus in 39-month-old Zeeshan, son of Noor Niyaz Khan and a resident . . . → Read More: No closer to eradicating polio: KP’s first polio case confirmed