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Govt committed to provide affordable health services: President Alvi

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi on Wednesday said that the government is committed to provide efficient, affordable and easily accessible health services to the people of Pakistan.   This he said during his visit to National Institute of Health in the federal capital today. He underlined that research is essential for improvement in health systems, adding that, investment in health research is critical to meet key challenges such as prevention and control of communicable and non-communicable diseases, maternal and…

PM forms committee to devise plan for building five mn cost-effective houses

ISLAMABAD: After a detailed discussion on various international models and road-maps for addressing the issue of housing, Prime Minister Imran Khan constituted a committee under the secretary housing and works to devise a comprehensive and coherent plan of action for construction of five million affordable houses. Chairing a meeting on construction of low-cost and affordable houses in Islamabad, Imran Khan on Monday said construction of low-cost and affordable five million houses was the foremost priority of the…

Flour prices be made ‘affordable’

Islamabad: The Supreme Court ordered the federal and provincial governments on Monday to take immediate measures to ensure the availability of flour and other foodstuff at affordable prices. A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry had taken up an application by Jamaat-i-Islami’s secretary general Liaquat Baloch, who was represented by Advocate Taufeeq Asif. The application was filed after the leader received a letter from Malik Mohammad Nazeer of Chakwal who had pleaded that wheat flour was…