Huda for youth empowerment against gender-based violenceKarachi—Sindh Minister for Information and Archives Ms Noor- ul- Huda Shah has said that youth, comprising almost 65% of the total population, must be empowered to combat instances of gender based violence in the society.
Addressing a seminar organised by Madadgaar National Helpline to celebrate “International Telecom and Child Helpline Day” she said that in a male dominant society, concerted efforts were required to sensitise people about importance of women rights.
She referred to the fact that telecommunication, being an important asset of the modern world, had played a significant role in re-shaping the lives of people especially the youth of the globe.
Commissioner urges public servants to develop link with massesKarachi—Commissioner Karachi, Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui has urged the public servants to develop close linkages with the citizens and realise their obligations towards masses with utmost sincerity.
Addressing a farewell reception arranged in honor of Commissioner office’s staff officer Syed Afaq Hussain on Sunday, he said servants like Hussain who is being transferred to another department are always and equally remembered by their colleagues and masses served by them.
Re-polling held peacefullyKarachi—No untoward incident has been reported from any of 43 polling stations of constituencies NA- 250, PS-112 and PS-113 on Sunday, whereas per decision of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) re-polling is underway since morning.
Strict security arrangements have been made at all these polling stations, some of which are said to have a low turn out of voters partly due to boycott announced by Muttahida Qaumi Movement, Pakistan Peoples Party, Jamaat-e-Islami and Majlis-e-Wahdat-ul-Muslimeen (MWM).Excitement is simultaneously observed in the relevant areas inhabited by Pakistan Tehreek Insaf(PTI) supporters.
NFEH invites nominations for 10th annual environment excellence awards-2013Karachi—National Forum for Environment and Health (NFEH) has invited nomination for 10th Annual Environment Excellence Awards (AEEA 2013) to industries and other business organizations which are following environment friendly guidelines and performance for promoting the cause of pollution-free environment.
Bee Venom Destroys HIV And Spares Surrounding CellsNANOPARTICLES containing bee venom toxin melittin can destroy human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) while at the same time leaving surrounding cells unharmed, scientists from Washington University School of Medicine reported in the March 2013 issue of Antiviral Therapy.
The researchers said that their finding is a major step toward creating a vaginal gel that can prevent HIV spread. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS.