Iqtidar Gilani

  • TLAHORE  -   The recently concluded session of the Punjab Assembly lasted for 10 days. In the absence of Speaker Ch Parvez Elahi, Deputy Speaker Dost Muhammad Khosa conducted the proceedings on most of the days. Lack of interest on the part of both sides of the political divide was ...

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  • TLAHORE - Deputy Speaker Sardar Dost Muhammad Mazari has constituted a seven member committee headed by Law Minister Raja Basharat for preparing draft legislation enabling Speaker to issue production order of legislators facing cases in court of law. Chairing Punjab Assembly session on Friday, he ...

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  • TLAHORE  -   Punjab Assembly Speaker Ch Parvez Elahi has advised the government to do legislation on production orders of legislators facing cases in different courts of law. Chairing Punjab Assembly session on Thursday, he asked Law Minister Raja Basharat to take up the issue with ...

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  • TLAHORE - Delay in quota allocation of controlled substances to pharmaceutical companies is likely to cause shortage of important drugs, TheNation has learnt. The 59th meeting of CAQCS (Committee for Allocation of Quota of Controlled Substance) held last week proved a futile exercise, raising ...

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  • TLAHORE - Opposition condemned stopping Hamza Shehbaz from going abroad and putting his name on the black list at the Punjab Assembly on Wednesday. Terming treatment with the opposition leader in PA worst kind of political victimization, legislators from the PML-N and the PPP warned the government ...

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  • TLAHORE - The Punjab Assembly on Tuesday passed three resolutions of public interest including the one regarding improving quality of cameras installed in major cities by Punjab Safe City Authority. The House passed one resolution out of turn and two from the agenda on private members day. One ...

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  • TLAHORE  -   Accusing the last government of damaging all institutions, Speaker Ch Parvez Elahi on Monday directed audit of mobile health units. Remarks of the chair during Question Hour on Primary and Secondary Healthcare and Specialised Healthcare and Medical Education departments, ...

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  • TLAHORE - With the government providing just peanuts in the shape of annual grant of Rs3.2 million, Fountain House is relying heavily on donations to run three state-of-the-art rehabilitation centres for terminally ill people in Lahore, Farooqabad (Sheikhupura) and Sargodha. The institution that ...

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  • TLAHORE - Neither the leader of the house nor the opposition leader bothered to take part in proceedings even for a minute during the ongoing session. What to say about lack of interest on the part of legislators in general and that of ministers in particular when even the minister for communication ...

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  • TLAHORE - The Punjab Assembly witnessed a rare scene of adjournment of session after 50-minute proceedings on Friday, as treasury failed to maintain quorum. As Minister for Health Dr Yasmin Rashid was about to open general discussion on health, PML-N lawmaker Tahir Pervaiz pointed to quorum. As ...

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  • TLAHORE - Opposition staged a walkout from the Punjab Assembly on Thursday to protest police torture on PML-N workers outside the accountability court. Minister transport assured completing Orange Line Metro Train project by July 30, 2019 and launching crackdown against illegal bus terminals. Giving ...

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  • TLAHORE - The Opposition protested against the ‘attitude of deputy speaker towards pending questions with the suggestion of bringing fresh ones for detailed reply’ at the Punjab Assembly on Wednesday. Even the law minister and the treasury legislators failed to convince Deputy Speaker ...

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  • TLAHORE - The Punjab Assembly on Tuesday passed five resolutions of public interest including the one demanding measures for controlling smog. On private members day, the House adopted all five resolutions on the agenda with majority vote. The session started one hour and 10 minutes beyond the ...

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  • TLAHORE - Senior Neurosurgeon Prof Khalid Mahmood is likely to head first dedicated centre for Neurology, Punjab Institute of Neuroscience. Four member search committee headed by Vice Chancellor King Edward Medical University (KEMU) Prof Khalid Massod Gondal has short listed three from list of 10 ...

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  • TLAHORE - Like the previous years, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Day went unnoticed with no government or private institution even bothering to perform the ritual of arranging any event. As the event fall on November 21 (Wednesday) when the nation was celebrating Eid Milad-un-Nabi, ...

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  • TLAHORE - The International Psychiatric Conference continued at a local hotel on second day on Saturday with experts from Pakistan and abroad sharing research work and taking part in penal discussions during five plenary sessions. The three day moot arranged by Pakistan Psychiatric Society (PPS) ...

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  • TLAHORE - Like other parts of the globe, World Diabetes Day was observed across the country including Lahore on Wednesday with usual rituals of holding free camps, seminars and walks. WDD is celebrated on November 14 to mark the birthday of Frederick Banting who, along with Charles Best, was ...

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  • TLAHORE - The stage is set to observe yet another World Diabetes Day today (Wednesday) with usual rituals of holding free camps, seminars and walks to mark the day and no practical steps to check ever-increasing burden of silent killer. A usual, diabetic camps, seminars and walks have been planned ...

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  • TLAHORE - Hazardous smog continued enveloping plains including Lahore, disturbing routine life besides causing serious health hazards. Intense smog considerably decreased visibility, hampering vehicular movement on major intercity roads besides disturbing rail and air traffic. People continued ...

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  • TLAHORE - Not only the private but also public sector cardiac centres are flouting the Supreme Court orders of not charging excess of Rs100,000 for Angioplasty involving one stent. Public sector centres like Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) is charging at least Rs113,000 from a private patient ...

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  • TLAHORE - Leading pediatricians have stressed the need for vaccination to fight pneumonia, the most deadly disease among children under five. They stressed the need of raising public awareness for improving vaccination coverage that would help saving precious lives. The World Pneumonia Day to be ...

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  • TLAHORE - Legislators from both sides of the political divide levelled allegations and counter allegations against each other’s leadership, with little attention to the agenda -- debate on the prevailing law and order situation -- during Punjab Assembly’s session on Thursday. The ...

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  • TLAHORE - Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid on Tuesday urged medical graduates to continue hard work in professional life. Addressing a joint convocation of Ameeruddin Medical College (AMC) and Post-Graduate Medical Institute (PGMI) at Aiwan-e-Iqbal, Yasmin expressed satisfaction with the ...

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  • TLAHORE - The first phase of the three-day Tableeghi Ijtima concluded in Raiwind on Sunday with special prayers led by Maulana Muhammad Ibrahim for the prosperity and solidarity of the country and unity of the Muslim world. Hundreds of thousands of people from across Pakistan and other countries ...

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  • TLAHORE - The second phase of 66th annual Tableeghi Ijtema will start on November 9 and conclude on November 11 with the collective prayers from leading religious scholar. Successful negotiation between the federal government and Tehreek Labaik Pakistan leadership on Friday night paved way for ...

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  • TLAHORE - The three-day Tableeghi Ijtema formally started at Raiwind on Friday with thin attendance because of blockade of roads by Tehreek-e- Labbaik Pakistan activists. Unlike the previous years when more than half a million people used to participate in the event, the attendance was at least 50 ...

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  • TLAHORE - Quacks continued to play havoc with public health, in some cases with the patronage of qualified doctors, as anti-quackery campaign has yet to yield desired results. Though Punjab Healthcare Commission had sealed around 7,000 quackery outlets across the province and almost the same number ...

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  • TLAHORE - Psoriasis has affected lives of more than 125 million people worldwide, said leading dermatologists. Though no reliable data regarding prevalence of psoriasis is available, dermatologists believe that millions of people in Pakistan have been affected by this skin disease. Lack of awareness ...

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  • TLAHORE - A majority of legislators protesting against suspension of six colleagues continued marking attendance throughout the budget session to pocket lawful honorarium. The opposition legislators stayed away from the House proceedings to stage a sit-in against suspension of six colleagues for ...

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  • TLAHORE - The Punjab Assembly on Thursday approved Rs2,026 billion budget with a development outlay of Rs238 billion for the remaining eight months of the current fiscal year 2018-19 in the absence of the Opposition. For the first time in the parliamentary history of the PA, the Opposition did not ...

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