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K-P health officials told to ‘immediately’ report 13 diseases

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PESHAWAR: In a bid to reduce response times to disease outbreaks, the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government on Wednesday released a list of 19 critical diseases and directed health professionals to ‘instantly report’ 13 of them. According to a recent notification, healthcare practitioners have been specifically directed to fill in a form, which lists the diseases, and sends […]


64 test positive for dengue virus in capital

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ISLAMABAD: As many as 64 people in the federal capital have tested positive for the dengue virus with officials expecting the number of cases to rise further, especially in the rural areas. Health officials from various departments including the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration, Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) and the Capital Administration and Development […]


Imran slams distorting of BBC interview

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KARACHI: A day after his interview that hit the headlines, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday defended the performance of his party’s government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and criticised a section of media for what he described as “misstating and distorting” his interview to BBC Urdu. In the interview which was published on the BBC Urdu website, Mr Khan […]


ATC to indict four for blasphemy on 12th

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ISLAMABAD: An Islamabad anti-terrorism court (ATC) has decided to indict four people suspected of uploading ‘blasphemous’ content on social media on Sept 12. ATC Judge Shahrukh Arjumand decided to indict the suspects after the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) submitted a list of charges against them. The court extended the suspects’ judicial remand until Sept 12, […]


Would love to work with Kareena Kapoor Khan: Humayun Saeed

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Humayun Saeed and Mehwish Hayat starrer Punjab Nahi Jaungi has been breaking all the records since its release. The rom-com has also been lauded by veteran director Mahesh Bhatt across the border. So, what really does take to make a family entertainer? In a recent interview with Fifi Haroon on BBC Urdu, Saeed sat down and spilled the […]


Sacked information officer seeks Dawn Leaks report

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PESHAWAR / ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has directed the establishment division to submit a reply in connection with an application of the former principal information officer Rao Tehsin Ali Khan, who has sought a copy of the classified report on Dawn Leaks scandal and also the court’s help for his promotion. Tehsin was among […]


PEMRA issues show cause notices to Bol News, Urdu 1

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The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Wednesday issued a show cause notice to the Bol News network as in its TV show HQ Debate the host, Hamza Ali Abbasi, allegedly passing derogatory comments about the Pakistani passport. The Pemra statement reads: “Airing of such c amounts to spread of hatred and promotes anti-Pakistan sentiments.” The authority has directed the management to furnish a reply within […]