Iqtidar Gilani

  • LAHORE - The Punjab Assembly resounded with the slogans of ‘Go Nawaz Go’ and ‘Bhangi, Charsi Namanzoor’ on Wednesday. The treasury managed to keep the House in quorum to enable Law Minister to lay two Ordinances – The Punjab Shehr-e-Khamoshan Authority Ordinance 2017 ...

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  • LAHORE - The Punjab Assembly on Tuesday passed three resolutions of public interest, rejected one and pended the remaining on agenda amid sloganeering against top party leadership from both sides of the political divide. As the House echoed with the slogans of ‘Muk Gia Tera Show, Go Nawaz ...

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  • LAHORE - Plains of the country including Lahore remained in the grip of severe heat wave on Tuesday with large scale loadshedding and water shortage adding to the woes of heat stricken people. In Lahore, the mercury rose as high as 45 degree Celsius, making Tuesday the hottest day of current ...

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  • LAHORE - High concentration of arsenic has been detected from a water filtration plant at cattle market Shahpur Kanjran, exposing people in nearby localities to serious health hazards. The laboratory of Ministry of Science and Technology - Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) - ...

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  • LAHORE - Experts have advised necessary precautionary measures especially for children and elderly people to avoid getting summer related diseases. Mercury is already 1-2 degree Celsius above normal level in plains, causing people to experience May like weather in April. High temperature has put ...

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  • LAHORE - The Punjab government is observing nutrition week to check ever increasing malnutrition among pregnant women and infants through awareness and distribution of necessary medicines and food supplements in the poor localities. Minister for Primary and Secondary Healthcare Kh Imran Nazir ...

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  • LAHORE - Like other parts of the globe, World Health Day was observed across the country including Lahore on Friday with usual rituals of holding seminars, walks and free screening camps. Like in the past, public access to quality healthcare facilities is still a dream not only in far flung areas ...

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  • LAHORE - Excessive extraction of water with little or no recharge is causing alarming drop in aquifer level in densely populated areas of Lahore. Except for partial reliance of the agricultural sector on surface water resources like canals, all other sectors including domestic, industrial and ...

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  •  LAHORE -  Above average temperature has brought April like feelings in March, heralding onset of a harsher and prolonged summer this year. The prevailing weather pattern suggests the conditions will only become harsher in coming days due to positioning of Sun and lack of significant ...

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  • LAHORE - Putting to a halt internal wrangling for the time being, the entire faculty of Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) has got united to save one of their colleagues facing disciplinary action under PEEDA Act for alleged negligence in Zohra Bibi case. Knowing that the proceedings has been ...

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  • LAHORE - High prevalence of Hepatitis-B among students of Danish Schools has caused the Punjab Health Department to start vaccination of unaffected children for checking spread of the deadly virus, TheNation has learnt. People at helm of affairs come out of deep slumber following shocking report of ...

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  • LAHORE - Like other parts of the country and Pakistani missions abroad, Pakistan Day was celebrated in Lahore on Thursday with traditional zeal and fervour, amid elaborate security arrangements. The day dawned with 21-gun salute at Mehfooz Garrison and special prayers for solidarity and prosperity ...

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  • LAHORE - Finance Minister Dr Ayesha Ghaus Pasha has said that education, health, maintenance of law and order, setting up new universities, safe society for women and provision of clean drinking water would be priorities while making allocations for next fiscal year. Wrapping up pre-budget debate ...

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  • LAHORE - The controversy over additional marks for female students as an incentive for wearing Hijab (veil) came under discussion on the Punjab Assembly floor yesterday despite government’s backtracking on the issue. On a point of order, PPP’s Faiza Malik opposed the idea, saying it was ...

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  • LAHORE - The Ministry of Industries and Production has initiated an enquiry into the wrong and steep estimates of ex-Karachi fertiliser prices by the National Fertiliser Development Centre, which favoured fertiliser manufacturers and importers at the cost of poor farmers and the public ...

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  • LAHORE - Life came to a standstill in the heart of the City at peak hours on Saturday due to closure of busy roads for VVIP movement. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif participated in a seminar at Jamia Naeemia and inaugurated linking of front desks of police stations with centralized control room at ...

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  • LAHORE - Medical graduates from Pakistan will not be eligible for appearing in examination for registration as practitioner or doing post-graduation from any institution in the United States after 2023. By 2023, only graduates of medical schools accredited by the regulatory bodies in respective ...

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  • LAHORE - Scattered rain coupled with hailstorm and strong winds made weather pleasant on Wednesday with experts forecasting more intermittent rains during the next couple of days. Strong winds continued blowing throughout the day that helped maintaining the mercury to a low level. Rains and ...

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  • LAHORE -  The Punjab Assembly yesterday adopted two out of turn resolutions including the one condemning wave of terrorism and supporting ongoing Operation Raddul Fasaad and the other appreciating state institutions for holding Pakistan Super League final successfully. The PA witnessed rare ...

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  • LAHORE - Chaos and confusion prevailed at city hospitals where the dead and injured of Defense Housing Authority blast were brought Thursday. Government had declared emergency at Lahore General Hospital (LGH) where most of the patients were shifted after the tragic incident. Delay in setting up ...

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  • LAHORE - Half of the rural health centres (RHCs) and basic health units (BHUs) in Punjab are practically dysfunctional either due to vacant posts or failure of the health mangers in ensuring presence of male and female medical officers. As many as 2,520 BHUs and 316 RHCs are working across the ...

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  • LAHORE - Lack of routine promotion and direct induction through Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) is causing students to come ahead of their teachers in seniority, creating restlessness in medical faculty. More than 300 FCPS doctors have been inducted directly as Assistant Professors, ...

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  • LAHORE -  The National Institute of Health in Islamabad has confirmed Pakistan’s first polio case of year 2017 in Lodhran district. This is the first polio case in the Punjab after 14 months. The Punjab remained polio-free in 2016 though the country reported 20 cases—eight each ...

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  • LAHORE - Chemists’ associations announced to call off their strike after successful negotiation with the government team yesterday, paving way for opening of medical stores Thursday. Law Minister Rana Sanaullah and Minister for Primary and Secondary Healthcare Kh Imran Nazir agreed to bring ...

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  • LAHORE - Most of the injured were still in a state of shock. Some were still unable to break the silence while others found it hard to make sense of what had actually happened. A few, however, narrated the incident in trembling voice. “I went to Bedon Road for taking ice cream. On seeing rush ...

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  • LAHORE - Closure of medical stores against recent amendments in Drug Act caused huge inconvenience to patients across the province including Lahore yesterday. As many as 14 bodies of manufacturers, distributors, retailers and pharmacists had announced strike to press for the demand of withdrawal of ...

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  • LAHORE - The Punjab government has banned the use, storage and procurement of unregistered stents, a practice already prohibited as per rules of Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP). The move comes after fleecing of heart patients by the medical mafia and flooding of the market with ...

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  • LAHORE -  The Punjab Assembly yesterday approved four bills including The Punjab Local Government (Amendment) Bill 2017 with a majority vote, rejecting all amendments suggested by the Opposition legislators. The legislation removed bar on double membership of mayor, deputy mayor, chairman and ...

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  • LAHORE - The Punjab Assembly yesterday adopted two resolutions of public interest as the Opposition ended boycott after successful negotiations first with the government team and then the speaker. The Opposition stayed away from the house proceedings for two days to protest against what they ...

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  • LAHORE - Parts of the country received rains with snowfall over the hills yesterday, increasing chill in weather by decreasing in the mercury level. Rainfall of varying intensities, snowfall over the hills and continuously blowing winds caused decrease in temperature, increasing bite in weather ...

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