WASIF MAHMOOD

  • Punjab has rolled out a plan to vaccinate over 6.6 million children in a polio eradication campaign starting from March 25 in key 12 districts in order to stop virus circulation. The campaign is being dubbed as a make or break event for interrupting polio virus circulation. As per the details ...

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  • LAHORE - A small room inside a private clinic in the densely populated union council of Rawalpindi comes to life as mothers carrying their children keep pouring in the newly set up outreach vaccination centre. “Can I have my child vaccinated?” asks a mother, clad in beige burqa, holding ...

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  • Jalala, Taxila - Dressed up in a shiny yellow suit and green dupatta, five years old Asiyasquats on floor with other peers singing in chorus the alphabets “A, B, C, D….” at an informal school in the hamlet of Taxila as Farzana, a Community Mobilizer, helps them learn. “I do ...

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  • RAWALPINDI  - A beautiful bride-to-be, her handsome fiancé and a girl affected by a debilitating illness: this is hardly the conventional sort of love-triangle that audiences are used to watch in Pakistan.In traditionally conservative Pakistan, it has long been accustomed that children ...

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  • Just over two years ago in November 2011, health authorities in Lahore were puzzled over inability to reach a large number of population who had migrated to Lahore from the polio virus high risk areas, including the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK). ...

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  • LAHORE - Punjab Governor Ch Mohammad Sarwar will be the  chief guest at a fundraising function organised by Akhuwat, Naymet, Al-Khidmat and Ghazali Premier College today (Monday) at 07:00 pm at Alhamra Hall No 3, Lahore. The three philanthropic and one educational institution, with Akhuwat ...

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  • TAXILA - “Nearly all families in our village of Wana have refused to vaccinate their children against polio; they believe that the vaccine has prohibited ingredients including monkey fecal matter’, reflects Gul Bibi, a mother of two from Pakistan’s turbulent region of South ...

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  • MULTAN - “I was paralysed for life by polio when I was a minor. But the trauma has further strengthened my resolve to save other children from the crippling disease”, says Najeebullah Khan who is a Social Mobiliser with Communication Network, at an awareness session organised on ...

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