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Ansar Burney urges Govt to save Pakistanis in Libya

Staff Reporter

Karachi—Ansar Burney Trust International Chairman, former Expert Adviser on human rights to United Nations and former Federal Minister for human rights, Ansar Burney urged upon President Mamnoon Hussain, Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif and Ministry of Foreign Affairs to save life of Pakistanis stuck in Libya due to Civil War and closures of Airports and sea ports. The United States, Britain, French and other governments said they had already evacuated their nationals from Libya, as battles rage between government forces and militias.

Govt has mobilised machinery to cope with expected rains: Minister

Karachi—Sindh Minister for Information Sharjeel Inam Memon said on Wednesday that the government had mobilised all its machinery to cope with rainfall expected during monsoon and also prevent a situation similar to last year in Hyderabad and other areas of Sindh province.

KW&SB-KE marred Eid celebrations of Karachiites

Irfan Aligi

Karachi—Eid for people of Karachi was a nightmare as there was no water available to perform ablution and bathing on Eid days while claims for uninterrupted supply of electricity by the Karachi Electric proved a dream that never came true. The situation worsened the situation as demands for water from commercial water tanker were artificially made skyrocketing and the needy people of Karachi had no other option except to pay heavy fine for water.

MQM visits martyrs’ families to pay homage on Eid

Staff Reporter

Karachi—On the directives of Altaf Hussain, the founder and leader of Muttahida Qaumi Movement, members of Coordination Committee, central executives, MQM Parliamentarians and workers visited martyred’s homes on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.

Whooping cough vaccine safe for pregnant women

PREGNANT women in their third trimester can safely receive the whooping cough vaccine to prevent infections in newborns, a recent study from the UK suggests. Whooping cough, or pertussis, is a highly contagious disease. Its symptoms are initially mild but it can lead to serious and fatal complications, particularly for children under three months old. Recent increases in whooping cough infections, some resulting in deaths of newborns, prompted the UK to develop a new vaccine program in 2012. The program offered combined vaccines against diphtheria, pertussis and polio to over 700,000 women in the third trimester of pregnancy.

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