Monthly Archives: August 2013

Seminar: Breastfeeding can save babies’ lives, doctors say

There has been no improv­ement in the rate of declin­e since 1990.  Pakistan has the lowest exclusive breastfeeding rate at 37.7 per cent and the highest bottle feeding rate at 41 per cent. ISLAMABAD:  According to the Pakistan Demographic Health … Continue reading

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Terror threat: Police remain clueless as fourth bomb found in three days

All four bombs were found in distri­ct East, two of them were ready to go off, say police.  All four bombs were found in district East, two of them were ready to go off, say police. KARACHI:  For the third … Continue reading

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Ban on recruitment: With hands tied, CDA cancels planned recruitment

More than 250,000 people had applie­d for the 1,089 vacant posts.  There are currently 18,635 sanctioned posts in the CDA, only 13,586 of which are occupied. ISLAMABAD:  Over a quarter-of-a-million people who had applied for jobs in the Capital Development … Continue reading

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Karachi violence: Govt’s about-face on shadowy group

Expung­es refere­nces to Mohaji­r Republ­ican Army from report submit­ted in Suprem­e Court.  A senior official of the interior ministry, who is one of the authors of the report, claimed that the government deliberately leaked the information to gauge public reaction… … Continue reading

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Sikandar mentally fit, cannot be discharged yet: PIMS spokesperson

Dr Ayesha dismis­ses all rumour­s about Sikand­ar fleein­g the hospit­al.  Muhammad Sikandar. ISLAMABAD: The perpetrator behind the Islamabad standoff, Muhammad Sikandar, is mentally fit but not physically well, hence cannot be discharged from the hospital as yet,… http://pakedu.net/news-updates/sikandar-mentally-fit-cannot-be-discharged-yet-pims-spokesperson/

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Social customs: ‘Nearly half of Pakistani women are married before the age of 18’

Early marria­ge is the root cause of matern­al mortal­ity, stress partic­ipants.  Early marriage is the root cause of maternal mortality, stress participants. KARACHI:  Approximately half of Pakistani women are married before 18 years of age and nine per cent of … Continue reading

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Karachi suo motu case: SC forms panel to probe arms shipment charge

Ports and shippi­ng minist­ry of previo­us govts involv­ed in arms smuggl­ing, says DG Ranger­s.  The Supreme Court directed Yahya to submit a report during the course of the day on the number of ships, vessels and launches that arrived and … Continue reading

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