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Environmentalists call for promoting cycling

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ISLAMABAD: Cycling culture offers a healthy option for residents to ward off impact of auto emissions and climate change which is silently and persistently affecting human health, particularly in the twin cities, that had been serene and full green in 70s and 80s. Bicycle is environment friendly, inexpensive and improves health of the riders, said […]

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World Mental Health Day: Climate change responsible for depression, anxiety

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With the recent changes in climate, billions of people across the world are exposed to more heat waves, rise in sea level and extreme weather conditions. While this can leave long lasting health issues in many, a study published in Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences states that climate change can lead to deteriorating mental […]

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Worrying statistics emerge in FATA survey

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PESHAWAR: The latest survey conducted by the FATA Secretariat and the Bureau of Statistics shows that war and extremism has left the tribal belt in tatters. Only 4,000 houses were surveyed in all of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) except North Waziristan, and parts of Khyber and Orakzai agencies and information extracted during this […]

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Development: ‘More investment needed in education, health’

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MIANWALI: To end poverty, we have to invest more in education, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan said on Monday. He was addressing corner meetings in Mianwali district ahead of the local government elections. “We should learn from developed countries, who have invested more in human resources. Prosperity can be achieved by investing in health […]

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Three-day polio drive starts today

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LAHORE – The anti-polio campaign will be held in 74 Union Councils of the provincial capital from August 3-5, the Directorate General Health Services announced on Sunday. Following the positive environmental sample for the month of June in Multan Road drain, it was decided that a campaign would be organised in 74 UCs from August […]

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Weather experts call for action plan on climate change

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ISLAMABAD: As residents of Sindh and Karachi, in particular, continue to reel from a deadly heatwave that has claimed more than a thousand lives, weather experts have called for devising a policy or a national action plan on an immediate basis that focuses on dealing with the impact of climate change on people’s health. A […]

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Bid to improve health facilities with partner NGOs suffers from red tape

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KARACHI: An ambitious project to improve ailing health facilities and better the aggravating health delivery system in Sindh is still waiting to be formally launched despite a lapse of three months since approval. The provincial government had signed the memorandum of understanding (MoU) with selected non-governmental organisations at Chief Minister House in March with the […]

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Govt faces criticism for ‘ignoring’ health, education in Punjab budget

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LAHORE: The opposition members in Punjab Assembly have criticised the PML-N government for allegedly ignoring key sectors like health and education for a single Metro Bus Project which will only benefit people of Rawalpindi. Asif Mehmood, PTI’s member, during his budget speech said only for a single Metro Bus Project, a huge amount was spent […]

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