SIALKOT - Federal Minister for National Regulations and Services Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan has said that provision of better healthcare is top on the government agenda and various steps have been taken in this regard.

Addressing a ceremony after inaugurating a private Aziz hospital near Puli Top Kahna, she urged upon the philanthropists and well off people that they should come forward and establish maximum hospitals and clinics in ignored and far-off areas and to help reduce the miseries of downtrodden people of the areas.

She expressed her confidence that philanthropists and business tycoons of Sialkot would join hands in this noble cause and ensure establishment of hospitals in remote areas of the district. The Federal Minister alleged that the Punjab government had failed to provide quality education and improved healthcare to the masses, adding that the education and health sectors were totally collapsed and people were deprived of getting quality health and education facilities across Punjab. She disclosed that safe mother home was established in Bajwat but it was closed by the Punjab government resultantly women folk were adversely suffering and mother and child mortality was increasing rapidly. She stressed that the doctors' community should serve the people with missionary zeal and hospitals should be converted into a solace centre to restore the confidence of the people. On the occasion, Dr Firdous announced provision of medicines and setting up of hepatitis screening clinic in the hospital. The functioning of hospital would provide maximum healthcare to people living in remote areas," she said.

Court order deletion of ATA sections from FIR: The Anti-Terrorism Court ordered the deletion of Anti-Terrorism Act sections from a case registered against over 300 people for vandalism during anti-loadshedding protest.

As per details, the Phularwan Police had registered a case under Anti-Terrorism Act against demonstrators who blocked Motorway and pelted DPO and other police officials with stone.

The Anti-Terrorism court ordered deletion of Anti-Terrorism Act sections from the FIR and now the case will be trialled in ordinary court.