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President terms health cards scheme breakthrough for deserving people

RAWALPINDI: President Dr Arif Alvi on Monday said introduction of health cards scheme was a major breakthrough in providing proper health cover to the deserving segments of the society. Addressing a ceremony in Rawalpindi, President Alvi directed the Ministry of Health to evolve a comprehensive policy to observe a ‘fitness day’ every year to create awareness among the people about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. “Our society is facing multiple problems because of ill planning in the health sector,” he said. The…

Deserving people of Fata facing problems due to non-distribution of Zakat: Senate body

ISLAMABAD: The Senate committee on religious affairs on Friday said the deserving people of all seven agencies of erstwhile the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) are facing problems because of non-distribution of Zakat since so many months. "Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony should ensure distribution of Zakat share to the Fata," said Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Abdul Ghafoor Haideri urging the government “to notify Fata Zakat Council for…