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Climate Minister Zartaj seeks long term planning to cope natural disasters

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gul has urged to devise long-term policies to counter natural disasters. Speaking at the National Conference on Climate Change at Bahria University in Islamabad on Thursday, she said all academic institutions of Pakistan must join hands to make Pakistan a progressive country. Zartaj Gul said as the country was facing natural disasters from several years and acknowledged the commitment of Prime Minister Imran Khan, who understands these issues and already working on…

Long-term CPEC plan launched

ISLAMABAD: Long-term plan of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) aimed at enabling the country to harness its true economic potential was launched in Islamabad on Monday.     Addressing the ceremony, Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal said the purpose of the Long-term Plan was to provide high quality of life to the citizens in an inclusive manner. He said the plan will greatly speed up industrialisation and urbanization process in Pakistan. The minister said Pakistan and China signed 46 billion…

Childhood cancer survivors have fewer long-term side effects: study

NEW YORK: Better treatment strategies for pediatric cancers are helping survivors live longer, with fewer serious health problems related to their treatment, U.S. researchers said on Friday. The finding, presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting in Chicago, is based on analysis of data from 23,600 participants in the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study funded by the National Institutes of Health. Overall, severe health conditions arising within 15 years of childhood cancer diagnosis fell to 8.8 percent…

Pakistan, Turkey agree on developing long-term defence cooperation

ISLAMABAD: Among several agreements and mutual understandings to strengthen bilateral ties during President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s two-day visit to Pakistan, Pakistan and Turkey agreed to develop a comprehensive, long-term and forward-looking framework for the bilateral defense cooperation. Erdoğan paid an official visit to Pakistan on the invitation of President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain on 16-17 November 2016. He was accompanied by a high level delegation. During the meeting between Tayyip Erdoğan and…