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Islamic scholars reiterate support for polio eradication programme

ISLAMABAD: National Islamic Advisory Group (NIAG) on Tuesday reiterated continued support for the polio eradication programme in Pakistan and efforts to root out the virus from its core reservoirs. Members of NIAG core group met at the National Emergency Operations Centre to review the national and provincial work plans and ensure alignment with the eradication programme plan under the National Emergency Action Plan (NEAP) 2017-18. There are have only four recorded cases so far this year and great progress toward the…

Celebrating Pakistani women who earned name against all odds

KARACHI: International Women's Day is being observed across the world including Pakistan on 8th March (today). The aim of the day is to recognize the importance of woman and highlight awareness of their rights. There are no two opinions that women have equally contributed to the Pakistani society alongside their male counterpart. Women have played a vital role whether it be in the fields of politics, medicine, sports, education or agriculture. In this listicle, we shall be taking a look at several prominent Pakistani…

No evidence to link death of children in FATA to vaccination: senator

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister’s Focal Person for Polio Eradication Senator Ayesha Raza Farooq revealed on Thursday that investigations and findings of forensic analysis do not link deaths of children in FATA to vaccination. “No evidence of any link to vaccination has been found after a detailed forensic analysis of blood samples of children who were admitted to Hayatabad Medical Complex,” she said sharing details of the findings. The report was issued by the Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Khyber Medical…