KARACHI - While reacting to the Nawaz Sharif’s statement on Sindh local government ordinance, Information Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon again came down hard against PML-N Chief Nawaz Sharif and said that he will send the Urdu version of the ordinance to him.

In a statement issued by the Information Department, Sharjeel Memon said that Nawaz did not understand the ordinance, which is in English, that’s why he alleged of dividing the province in two systems of governance.

Sharjeel Memon termed Nawaz Sharif as ‘ignorant’, so he had attributed two systems of governance enforced through the local government ordinance in Sindh.

The minister said that Nawaz Sharif’s statement about local government ordinance raised questions for his educational qualification.

Sharjeel Memon announced that he will challenge the educational degree of Nawaz Sharif in court, alleging that Nawaz was holding a fake degree. The information minister said that the media interview of nuclear scientist AQ Khan disclosed that Nawaz Sharif is a ‘paper lion’, who did not want nuclear Pakistan.

Sharjeel alleged that Nawaz Sharif posed himself as champion of nuclear Pakistan but after the interview of AQ Khan, every one knows that it was Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto who is pioneer of the nuclear Pakistan.

Memon in his statement levelled allegations of corruption against Nawaz Sharif. He asked the Nawaz to clarify his position on Kalabagh Dam.

DISEASE MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME: A medical educational programme focused on raising disease management awareness and to share the latest scientific advancements in the area of cardiovascular disease started here in Karachi.

A statement on Saturday said that the series of events are going to be held across the country and aimed towards healthcare professionals - both the specialists in the field of cardiology as well as leading general physicians.

These events are part of the concerted efforts to raise noise level on cardiovascular diseases and to build capacity of leading physicians in this therapeutic area.

For this purpose, a renowned international speaker and an expert in the field of cardiology, Dr David Waters was invited from the US to conduct expert workshops in major cities of Pakistan.

Dr David is a former Chief of Cardiology, San Francisco General Hospital and now an Emeritus Professor at the Department of Medicine at University of California.

Hypertension or high blood pressure affects one in three individuals over the age of 45 years in Pakistan.

According to the speakers, overall 17.9 per cent of adults in Pakistan suffer from high blood pressure, out of which 21.5% are from urban areas and 16.2 per cent from rural areas.

Dr David Waters who led the proceedings at the Cardiovascular Expert Symposium spoke about the importance of managing cardiovascular risk factors which contributes significantly to the disease burden in Pakistan.

He was of the view that cardiovascular diseases are a serious threat to Pakistan and a better management of CV risk factors can positively impact the mortality rate.

Our aim here is to share latest techniques in cardiovascular disease management to build capacity of local experts, said Dr David Waters.