PM says foreign elements involved in Balochistan
Islamabad—Prime Minister Raja Parvez Ashraf has said that the turbulence in Balochistan, though foreign abetted, is an internal issue for the state and people of Pakistan to resolve.
He was addressing participants of the workshop on Balochistan situation “Perception and Realities - the Way Forward” at the National Defence University in Islamabad on Tuesday.
UN medic, driver hurt in gunfire
Karachi—Gunmen opened fire on a UN vehicle in Karachi Tuesday, wounding a foreign doctor working on a polio immunisation campaign and a local driver, officials said.
The shooting, which happened in the low-income eastern neighbourhood of Soharb Ghoth, was the latest sign of disturbing resistance to a widely publicised three-day vaccination campaign, which began Monday.
The Taliban have banned immunisations in the northwest, condemning the campaign as a cover for espionage since a Pakistani doctor was jailed after helping the CIA find Osama bin Laden using a hepatitis vaccination programme.
Laws must be implemented on organ-transplantation: SC
Islamabad—Supreme Court has issued orders to the four provincial Chief Secretaries to present reports about the implementation of the existing laws in relevance to organ transplantation.
Directing the Chief Secretaries to prevent smuggling of human organs the apex court said the relevant record be presented before the court.