Tag Archives: Pakistan

Pakistan Launched First Anti-Polio Drive

Polio injections are administered by the health authorities in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata), of Pakistan for the first time. The anti-polio drive, which was supposed to be held from January 5 to January 7, has been postponed due to security reasons. The injectable or inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) is said to be highly effective in preventing paralytic disease ...

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Pakistan Gears Up to Eradicate Polio with Injections Drive Now

As India has come out of the polio entirely, neighbouring Pakistan is keen to eliminate the deadly disease and health authorities in Pakistan have started administering polio injections for the first time, while oral polio drops have already been administered in many parts. The polio injections to be given in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) for the first time ...

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First Polio Campaign of 2015 Cancelled in Pakistan

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Focal Person on Polio and MNA Ayesha Raza Farooq has issued a notification to the provincial governments to cancel the first polio campaign of 2015, which was scheduled to be held from Monday, due to security reasons. The anti-polio drive was supposed to be held from January 5 to January 7. It was expected to conduct in ...

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Search on for suspected terror boat’s wreck, security tightened

The search is on for the wreckage of the suspected Pakistani terror boat which blew itself up following a chase and surveillance has been increased along Gujarat coast, security officials said. Pakistan however rejected India’s claim and said no boat from Karachi had gone to the open sea. The dramatic incident — a reminder of the manner Pakistani terrorists sneaked ...

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Ceasefire Violation Continues: Six Civilians Injured in Mortar Shelling Today

In response to the retaliation from India that killed two Pakistan rangers, heavy mortar shelling and firing took place on several BSF posts on the international border in Samba and Kathua districts of Jammu and Kashmir. Six civilians were injured on Saturday in the heavy mortar shelling. As per reports from IANS, “Six civilians were injured in Pakistani shelling on the ...

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Pakistan Army School Massacre by Talibans Leaves 148 Dead; 2014’s Worst Terrorist Attack?

Children were the majority of the 148 people killed Tuesday in a Taliban retaliatory attack on a school run by the Pakistani army in the northwestern city of Peshawar, where children of army officers study. The death toll included 132 students and nine school employees, the military’s director of public information, Gen. Asim Bajwa, told a press conference. Another 122 ...

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First suspected Ebola patient, returned from Togo, dies in Pakistan

A patient suspected to be suffering from Ebola virus disease (EVD) died in the Pakistani industrial city of Faisalabad on Tuesday morning, hospital sources and the media said. Zulfiqar Ahmad, 40, a resident of Chiniot district in Punjab province, returned to Pakistan from the sub-Saharan nation of Togo Nov 16. If confirmed, this will be the first death in Pakistan ...

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Russia, Pakistan sign rare military cooperation pact; Any Signal for India?

Russian Defence Minister Sergey Shoigu and his Pakistani counterpart Khawaja Asif signed a deal on military cooperation in Islamabad on Thursday. Shoigu said after talks with Pakistan’s defence minister that the agreement was an important step towards strengthening ties between Moscow and Islamabad in the military sphere. “During the meeting, we agreed that bilateral military cooperation should have a great ...

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Exploitation of Internet by Terrorists, India Calls for Action

India has called for changes to the management of the internet infrastructure to prevent terrorists from exploiting it by pointing fingers to the use of internet technologies during the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attack. While speaking to the UN Security Council on Wednesday during a marathon session on international cooperation to combat terrorism, India’s UN Ambassador Asoke Kumar Mukerji drew attention ...

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