International Women Day Pilot project for ‘empowerment of Home Based Workers’
City ReporterLahore—Labour & Human Resource Department, Punjab and UN Women held a project launch ceremony for a pilot project, entitled “Empowerment of Home Based Workers (HBWs) in targeted districts” joining hands to work for the advancement of HBWs in Multan, Gujranwala and Lahore. The project aims to empower HBWs through skills development, awareness raising and welfare measures.
Tandlianwala siblings murder
Chief Minister Punjab takes serious noticeLahore—Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has taken a serious notice of the murder of three siblings of a family in Tandlianwala near Faisalabad on Friday.
According to initial details, the three children were killed because of a property dispute. There were torture marks on the victims’ bodies and a sharp instrument was used to murder them.
Booster doze of measles vaccine to be given to 40 million children
Salim AhmedLahore—Advisor to Chief Minister Punjab on Health, Khawaja Salman Rafique has said that booster doze of measles vaccine will be given to 40 million children upto ten years of age in Punjab. An amount of Rs.610 million has been released for this purpose, he added. In addition, GAVI is also providing financial assistance for the anti-measles campaign which would be launched in the month of May, 2014.
New hemophilia drugs aim to simplify treatmentHemophilia patient Travis Roop is shown during his 2012 visit to Zion National Park in Utah, in this photo released to Reuters on February 26, 2014. For Roop, being able to get life-saving infusions of a blood clotting agent every two weeks, instead of rushing to treat a bleeding episode, meant he could jog for the first time.
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