Rahul Basharat

  • TISLAMABAD - The first ant-polio drive of the year was launched on Monday to immunise above 39 million children under the age of five year across the country. However, polio workers faced difficulties due to torrential rains. National Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) also deferred the campaign in ...

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  • TISLAMABAD   -   Shelter homes established by the city administration have provided relief to the labour class, and a tiny fraction of it now does not sleep hungry under the open sky in the federal capital. Two buildings in the capital are now catering to homeless people, ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -   Islamabad Blood Transfusion Authority (IBTA) has not moved an inch forward apart from fixing a board for the establishment of regional blood centre in the city, The Nation learned on Friday.  IBTA was revived in 2013 to ensure the availability of safe blood for ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) and the Capital Development Authority (CDA) have apparently agreed that above 1709 acres land was allotted to the university, Thursday. Though the officials from the university and CDA agreed upon the actual area allotted to the university was above ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -   The special audit report on COMSATS University’s dual degree program observed above Rs530milion irregularities in the financial management of the program and recommended a thorough inquiry to fix the responsibility. The special audit report released also declared ...

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  • TISLAMABAD-Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has directed all doctors with expired registration to renew their registration within a month to avoid strict action by the council. The PMDC issued these directions following the directions of ‘Senate Standing Committee on Health’ ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The special audit of Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has observed misappropriation of more than Rs750 million as the Authority has failed to function drug laboratory and utilise the central research fund. The Auditor General of Pakistan (AGP) in its special audit report on ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -   The anti-encroachment drive launched at Quaid-i-Azam University has apparently lost its power after the illegal occupants allegedly backed by political elements showed resistance and refused to vacate the occupied land, The Nation learnt on Saturday. Islamabad Capital ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The government on Friday allowed 15 percent increase in drug prices including life-saving medicines. The Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP), after the approval of the federal government, notified from nine to 15 percent increase in the prices of different medicines. Giving ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The number of polio cases in the previous year has reached to ten after the confirmation of two more cases in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in last two days. Officials of National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) working for the eradication of polio claimed that both new cases emerged as ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -   The first meeting to develop and implement National Curriculum Council (NCC) in different education systems of the country concluded with only a ‘hope’ of bringing all stakeholders on same page, Wednesday. Federal ministry of Education and Professional ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - World Health Organisation will support the government in eradicating wild polio reservoirs from the country in next one year, said Director General WHO on Tuesday. DG WHO Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a media talk held here that the primary purpose of his visit to Pakistan was ...

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  • TISLAMABAD-Non-appointment of female teachers in Government Girls Elementary School of Nikku has become a major obstacle in continuation of education for girls, putting their future at stake, Monday. The Nation learned that the local population has become reluctant in sending their daughters to ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -   Capital Development Authority and Islamabad district administration on Saturday launched anti-encroachment operation in Quaid-i-Azam University to recover occupied land of the varsity. However, officials of the university expressed disappointed with the administration ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -   The appointment process on fourteen ‘Pakistan Chairs Abroad’ (PCA) in world’s leading universities is still uncertain as the government has not completed the selection procedure despite the passage of a year, Friday.  The PCA were created in ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Two senior officials of Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) including its Executive Director (ED) and a director locked horns on personal issues putting the administrative affairs of the hospital on backburner, Thursday.  Sources informed The Nation that both officials ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -   Dozens of students and faculty members of the Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) on Wednesday staged a protest against land encroachment in the university urging government to take swift action against illegal occupation of the university land.  The protest organized ...

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  • TISLAMABAD-Precious land of the Quaid-e-Azam University has not only been encroached by external elements, but the varsity’s own employees backed by land grabbers have also made illegal constructions there, The Nation learnt on Monday. Officials informed The Nation that the university faced ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -  Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) has stirred a controversy after appointing the official allegedly named in National Accountability Bureau (NAB) inquiry as new head of the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP), Friday.   The ministry appointed Dr ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The senate functional committee on problems of less developed areas gave a final one month notice to the federal education ministry for resolving the problems of National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) employees, Thursday.  The meeting of the committee was held here under ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -   The city administration in recent anti-encroachment drive vacated its own vast land from the illegal occupants, but did not bother to recover the land of Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU) from the encroachers, The Nation learned on Wednesday.    The QAU has ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The shortage of above 1700 teachers in the public sector schools and colleges of the federal capital has challenged the vow of the newly elected government of providing quality education in the country, The Nation learned on Tuesday. The government had promised to improve the quality ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The Christian community settled in unregistered localities of the city are expecting the new federal government to formulate a policy enabling them to visit their holy places in other countries with ease. Shezan Danial is a resident of France Colony, an unregistered locality of ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The conversion of Prime Minister House into a university though received public applause, but stakeholders in education sector viewed it as a move aimed at political point scoring, The Nation learned on Saturday. PM Imran Khan formally inaugurated a university in the PM House as per ...

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  • TISLAMABAD   -   The statement of Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Khan Afridi that around 45 to 75 percent of students in Islamabad are addicted to drugs, seems not only far away from reality but it has also posed a serious question mark on the performance of the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD-The pharmacy council and the universities running the pharmacy departments have failed in resolving the pending registration problem of students and the circumstances have forced them to protest on roads, The Nation learned on Wednesday.  Dozens of students from various universities ...

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  • TISLAMABAD-Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) has withdrawn the word  ‘sin’ from the newly proposed tax to be imposed on tobacco and sugary beverages replacing it with ‘Health Tax’ to avoid public controversy, The Nation learned on Monday. The ministry ...

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  • TIslamabad-The Higher Education Commission (HEC) is committed to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) process and feels a special sense of responsibility to incorporate the SDGs process into academic activities in Pakistan, Friday.   This was stated by Dr Tariq Banuri, Chairman, Higher ...

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  • TIslamabad - Basic Education Community Schools (BECS) teachers on protest finally called off their sit-in after the federal education ministry assured them of addressing their demands in one year, Thursday.  The development came after the BECS teachers’ representatives held negotiations ...

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  • T ISLAMABAD   -   National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) for polio eradication and the city administration has urged parents to cooperate in anti-polio drive after the virus was detected in the territory of the federal capital, Thursday.  Deputy Commissioner ...

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