Fight against tuberculosis: more health officials required

PESHAWAR: Addressing a seminar for World Tuberculosis (TB) Day on Monday, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Minister for Health Shaukat Ali Yousafzai said TB eradication was a serious challenge while other department officials shared the province’s progress in this regard.

Secretary Health Ghulam Qadir Khan informed that the Provincial TB Control Programme has achieved the target for case . . . → Read More: Fight against tuberculosis: more health officials required

KP and FATA celebrate Pakistan with full fanfare

PESHAWAR / DI KHAN / KHAR: A defence exhibition was held in Army Stadium Peshawar on Sunday to mark Pakistan Day. The event was inaugurated by corps commander Lieutenant General Khalid Rabbani.

The day started with a salute of 21 canons, after which a large number of people visited the exhibition and took a keen interest . . . → Read More: KP and FATA celebrate Pakistan with full fanfare

Another case against aerial firing

By Samar Esapzai 

After an indubitably glorious victory against India in the Asia Cup this past Sunday, ardent Pakistani fans, all across the world, have indeed found various ways to celebrate this euphoric occasion. While some celebrations are fun and safe, others are not.

I am referring to the infamous aerial firing or, in other words, . . . → Read More: Another case against aerial firing

Pakistani medic from KPK helps Sudan’s war wounded

The Pakistani logistician Gul Badshah first encountered the humanitarian world when a deadly earthquake devastated the north of his country nearly a decade ago. Shortly afterwards he joined Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and nowadays he tries with his actions to alleviate the suffering of the population in war-hit South Sudan.

Gul Badshah is used . . . → Read More: Pakistani medic from KPK helps Sudan’s war wounded

Against deforestation

In the South Asian region, countries have long started protecting their forests in recognition of their important role as water catchments, as homes for biodiversity and indigenous peoples, and as carbon storage.

Even poor Himalayan countries, like Bhutan, have a remarkable forest cover of 72 per cent, while Nepal has 39.6 per cent of its . . . → Read More: Against deforestation

PTI to setup 30,000 kanal Education city in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: Efforts to attract international universities to the proposed Education City near Swabi seem to have proven fruitful, as four more international universities have expressed an interest in opening their campuses.

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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

Taliban Khan: A lethally accurate label

PLENTY, if it happens to be ‘Taliban Khan’. The wit who bestowed the nickname on Imran Khan probably had no idea how lethally accurate this label would prove to be. He may have intended to be ironic, but turned out to be prescient.

The TTP, in nominating the PTI chief to their negotiating team, recognised . . . → Read More: Taliban Khan: A lethally accurate label

Two more polio cases confirmed in NWA

Polio virus has been confirmed in two more children from North Waziristan Agency (NWA), The Express Tribune learnt on Monday.

According to an official at the Chief Minister’s Polio Monitoring Cell, 23-month-old Somiya is the seventh to be infected with polio this year. Somiya, daughter of Attaullah, is a resident of Kati Katlain village of Miranshah . . . → Read More: Two more polio cases confirmed in NWA

Failure to control crime, JUI-F hit the streets in protest

After taking stock of its political sway in Peshawar with a massive rally against the provincial government last week, the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) has issued a schedule for protests at divisional levels across Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P).

This was decided in a party meeting at the JUI-F’s provincial secretariat on Sunday, chaired by JUI-F K-P Vice . . . → Read More: Failure to control crime, JUI-F hit the streets in protest