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‘Proficient environmental journalism sorely needed’

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Karachi: Speakers at a workshop on environmental reporting for journalists of Chachro and Islamkot highlighted the need for detailed and improved coverage of climate change related issues in Pakistan. “Increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere, caused by burning of fossil fuels for industrial use, land use and population pressures, the global average temperature […]

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‘Bad governance, health issues and lack of education plague Thar’

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HYDERABAD: The problems being faced by the people of Tharparkar are very complex and the deaths of children in hospitals or at homes is only one aspect. The high mortality is a long standing issue which hasn’t occurred due to starvation alone, but on account of a persistent failure to address a number of factors, […]

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Famine claims 3 more lives

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THARPARKAR: Three more children died of malnutrition on Tuesday, taking the death toll in Thar to 234. Hunger continues to claim lives in Thar as children suffer from shortage of food and water in Mitthi and Diplo, while the relief activities in the area remain suspended. At least 122 dispensaries and basic health units (BHUs) […]

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Sindh to improve public hospitals through governing boards

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Karachi: The Sindh government would set up governing boards at public hospitals to upgrade them to the level of some well-known private hospitals. Sindh Health Minister Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar disclosed while addressing a press conference on Monday “These governing boards would comprise prominent personalities of the district and they would be directly answerable to […]

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316 Tharparkar children died in a year

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KARACHI: Sindh Health Minister Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar on Thursday said 316 children died in Tharparkar during one year which shows that the infant mortality rate of the area was less than one child in a day that was far less than other areas of the country. He was addressing a press conference along with […]

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6 more kids die in Tharparkar

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THARPARKAR: Six more children died of malnutrition at Mithi and Diplo hospitals on Sunday. According to reports, two newly-born children died in each of Mithi and Diplo hospitals while two others died before reaching the hospitals. With the death of six on Sunday, the death toll of children in December has peaked to 97. The […]

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