Rahul Basharat

  • Islamabad - Administrator of Human Organ Transplant Authority (HOTA) has resigned from the position after futile efforts in proving himself not guilty from alleged corruption charges, an official said on Wednesday. The Prime Minister had appointed Dr Ishtiaq Malik as head of HOTA almost two weeks ...

    READMORE
  • Islamabad-Capital Development Authority (CDA) is planning to include extra fire tenders in the fleet of Emergency and Disaster Management Directorate (EDM) amid up-gradation of the department, an official said on Saturday. Chairman CDA Sheikh Anser Aziz said this while heading a meeting here at the ...

    READMORE
  • Islamabad-Despite approval of supplementary grant from the finance ministry, the daily wages employees working under Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) are still waiting for their salaries, an official said on Friday. The finance ministry this week had approved the release of funds for the ...

    READMORE
  • Islamabad - The strike of technical staff at Federal Government Polyclinic Hospital (FGPH), owing to non-payment of salaries, on Wednesday has added to the miseries of patients. Around 100 junior technical staff of the hospital held a strike in the hospital due to non-payment of salaries for last ...

    READMORE
  • islamabad - Around 50 teachers have been trained to provide Early Childhood Education and Development (ECED) under Prime Minister’s Education Reforms (PMER) through public private partnership. The training was organised by ‘Parwaan Pakistan’ in partnership with Prime ...

    READMORE
  • islamabad-Drug Regularity Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has fixed prices of hepatitis-C medicine as per the drug policy while some elements are presenting misleading figures for their vested interests, an official said on Tuesday. A statement issued by DRAP stated that Drug Pricing Committee (DPC) ...

    READMORE
  • Islamabad-The new academic session has begun with the old challenge for students regarding securing admission in model educational institutes of the capital, belying the concerned ministry’s claims of reforms in education sector. Talking to The Nation on Monday, principal of a model college ...

    READMORE
  • Islamabad-Honour killing is a collective act of violence and incomplete legislation from the state paves way for acquittal of people responsible for the act, speakers said on Saturday. A panel discussion was held on gender violence, law and power in the country at 5th Islamabad Literature Festival ...

    READMORE
  • Islamabad-National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa) on Saturday held an award distribution ceremony of the folk festival to encourage the artists. Around 30 awards were distributed among participants from different categories supported by Pakistan Bait ul Mal. Managing ...

    READMORE
  • Islamabad - Ministry of Capital Administration & Development Division (CADD) has once again appointed new Director General, Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) on ad-hoc basis by giving additional charge to Chairman PEIRA, an official said on Friday. Hasnat Qureshi, an officer of Grade 20 ...

    READMORE
  • Islamabad - Around five million life-saving obstetric injections were recalled and then resent in the market in violation of the drug laws, an official said on Thursday. According to International Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Act, recall of the medicine is made when the medicine is found to ...

    READMORE
  • Islamabad - Drug Regularity Authority Pakistan (DRAP) has fixed inflated prices of hepatitis medicine due to mala fide intention for the profit of powerful groups ruling medicine industry, two associations in a joint press briefing alleged on Wednesday. Pakistan Young Pharmacist Association (PYPA) ...

    READMORE
  • Islamabad-Students of International Islamic University (IIUI) staged a protest against fee hike, lack of facilities and administrative problems in the university here on Tuesday. Scores of students from male campus gathered in front of academic blocks and held a rally towards administrative block ...

    READMORE
  • islamabad - The National University of Modern Languages (NUML) is sitting on the inquiry held on the scholarships awarded to candidates on the basis of alleged nepotism. The case has distinguished significance as NUML in 2008 had awarded two out of 03 scholarships to the children (daughter and ...

    READMORE
  • Islamabad-Promotion of art and culture in the country has not met a smooth path leading many folk arts to face an uncertain future. Similarly, folk theatre is also in its survival phase with few people bearing its torch to keep it alive in the society. Ashiq Jutt Junior, a six-year-old boy was ...

    READMORE
  • Islamabad-The government must take measures to educate the people regarding use of charity in the country, experts said on Saturday. Individual land Pakistan (ILP) held a group-discussion to sensitise people about misuse of donations and the role of media in promotion of safe charity practices in ...

    READMORE
  • islamabad - The Ministry of Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) has restricted the visits of attached departments’ employees to the division after observing some irregular practices, official said on Friday. The decision has been taken to ‘control’ the irregular ...

    READMORE
  • Islamabad - Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) on Thursday, denying the allegation regarding non-registration of Hepatitis C medicine, said that the drugs were freely available in the market. The Ministry of National Health Services & Regulations (NHS) and DRAP are at lock horns with ...

    READMORE
  • islamabad - Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan, justifying the allocation of funds for a seminary in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, said that seminaries should also be brought into national mainstream to eliminate the discrimination in education system. PTI chief said this while addressing a ...

    READMORE
  • Islamabad-Federal Ministry of Education and Professional Training, in new draft of curriculum, is going to introduce the concepts of democracy and constitution to be taught in schools, an official said on Tuesday. The Minister of State for Education, Muhammad Baligh ur Rehman was informed in the ...

    READMORE
  • Islamabad-Drug Regularity Authority Pakistan (DRAP) is deliberately not registering the life-saving medicine of hepatitis to favour a ‘specific’ group putting the life of 20 million patients at risk, two associations representatives alleged on Tuesday. Pakistan Young Pharmacist ...

    READMORE
  • Islamabad - The Drug Regularity Authority Pakistan (DRAP) has begun the process of filling the posts of Federal Drug Inspectors (FDI) with the first ‘controversial’ transfer in the department, an official told The Nation on Monday. Earlier, legislative bodies of the National Assembly ...

    READMORE
  • ISLAMABAD -  Autism disorder rate in population is rising every year but Pakistan, being a signatory of United Nations (UN) Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), has to take a long walk to cope with this health challenge. The 9th ‘World Autism Awareness Day’ is ...

    READMORE
  • ISLAMABAD-Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on polio eradication Saturday urged the government to focus on decreasing the number of missed children in polio reservoir areas to reach the goal of zero cases. The group under the chair Jean-Marc Olivé met the Minister of State for National Health ...

    READMORE
  • Islamabad - Auditor General Pakistan (AGP) has no mandate of conducting audit of the National Testing Service (NTS) while allegations of billions of rupees corruption against the company are also baseless, said the company’s top official on Friday. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) NTS Dr ...

    READMORE
  • Islamabad -   The National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) employees on Friday held a protest against non-implementation of court’s decision regarding revision of Basic Pay Scale (BPS) of the staff. More than two hundred employees of the department from all across the ...

    READMORE
  • Islamabad-The National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) employees on Friday held a protest against non-implementation of court’s decision regarding revision of Basic Pay Scale (BPS) of the staff. More than two hundred employees of the department from all across the country gathered ...

    READMORE
  • islamabad - Auditor General Pakistan (AGP) has no mandate of conducting audit of the National Testing Service (NTS) while allegations of billions of rupees corruption against the company are also baseless, said the company’s top official on Friday. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) NTS Dr ...

    READMORE
  • ISLAMABAD - Federal Health Minister Saira Afzal Tarar on Thursday announced to extend the Prime Minister’s National Health Programme (NHP) to Sindh and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. While addressing the 15th national steering committee meeting of the NHP here, she said that the federal government will ...

    READMORE
  • Islamabad - National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee on National Health Services (NHS) on Thursday passed the ‘HIV/Aids Safety & Control Bill, 2013’ unanimously. The meeting of NA body on NHS was held under the chairmanship of Member National Assembly (MNA) Khalid Hussain ...

    READMORE