KARACHI  - On an average 40,000 women die of breast cancer every year in Pakistan whereas every ninth women suffering from cancers is inflicted with breast cancer, said speakers at a seminar organized by Baqai Medical University in collaboration with Higher Education Commission and Pink Ribbon - Pakistan.Senior gynecologist and Vice Chancellor of Baqai Medical University, Prof. Zahida Baqai referred to growing incidence of the ailment among rural women. “The incidence of late referrals among these women is much higher as compared to their urban counterparts,” she said. Referring to reasons for these delays that are often extremely critical, the seasoned gynecologist said community oriented education was one of the factors that could address the situation and prevent high incidence of mortality and morbidity. “It is the collective responsibility of the medical community to raise public awareness about the disease and that medical advancements has improved the prevention chances against breast cancer,” said Prof Zahida Baqai. Senior medical teacher and Prof Emeritus, Dr Syed Azhar Ahmed said women needed to be educated about relevance of self examination so as to avoid delays and associated complications of breast cancer. “A women noticing any unusual growth during her self examination must immediately approach a doctor for proper medical examination,” he said. Prof Jameel Ahmed, Medical Superintendent of Fatima Hospital referred to importance of breast feeding in prevention of breast cancer and also in avoiding its complications. Surgeon Abdullah Iqbal said cancers in general can be attributed to wide range of factors and this include the element of drug abuse, alcoholism etc. Prof Fariduddin Baqai, Prof Parveen Hussain, Prof. Mohamamd Aslam and others also spoke on the occasion.Mark-sheets for commerce HSC Part II: The mark-sheets of Commerce Regular Group HSC Part II and Diploma in Physical Education for the annual Examinations 2012 have been dispatched to the colleges concerned. This was announced by the Controller of Examinations of the Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) on Friday.Govt wants to foster bilateral trade with Malaysia: The government of Pakistan wants to promote further bilateral trade with Malaysia.This was stated by the Sindh Minister for Finance, Syed Murad Ali Shah. He was talking to the High Commissioner of Malaysia to Pakistan, Dr. Hasrul Sani Mujtabar, at the Sindh Board of Investment (SBI) here on Friday.  Chairman SBI, Zubair Motiwala, who was also present on the occasion, said that said that exchange of information regarding the investment opportunities were quite vital. He said that opportunities exist in quite a number of fields including alternative energy, education, tourism, edible oil etc. The Malaysian High Commissioner said that his government is providing a number of facilities to the investors.  The Consul General of Malaysia in Karachi, Abubakar Momat, was also present on the occasion.Dry weather:  The Met Office forecast dry weather with hazy morning in the city during the next 24 hour, said a weather report issued on Friday.According to the weather report, maximum temperature in port city would remain in the range of 32 to 34 degree centigrade and minimum in the range of 21 to 23 degree centigrade during the next 24 hours.    It added that mainly hot and dry weather likely to prevail elsewhere in the region. However, cool/cold and dry weather is expected in Quetta and Kalat division of Balochistan.