Asma Ghani

  • TIslamabad - As schizophrenia does not yet have a cure, the standard treatment options available focus on eliminating the symptoms. A new, large-scale review of existing research suggests that B vitamins can reduce symptoms of schizophrenia. Schizophrenia affects around 1 percent of the population ...

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  • TIslamabad - President Mamnoon Hussain yesterday said that solution to all problems of the country lies in democracy and only through democratic dispensation we can attain continuity of the political system, achieve good governance and stabilise the economy. The President expressed his satisfaction ...

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  • Tislamabad - In a new district-wise ranking released yesterday, Lahore’s rank — constituency of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif — dropped from 3rd place in 2015 to 22nd in 2016 while the ranking of Rawalpindi, constituency of PTI Chairman Imran Khan, also dropped from 1 to number ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The World Health Organisation (WHO) has extended travel restrictions on Pakistan for further three months due to continued international spread of wild poliovirus between Pakistan and Afghanistan, requiring the exporting countries to vaccinate all international travellers before ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - About a thousand families, who had invested their savings in stock market through a brokerage firm, are in real trouble after the suspension of a firm, whose co-owner has also ran away from the country, by the regulator. The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) had suspended Stock Street ...

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  • Tislamabad - Residents of France Colony and 100 Quarters (slums) converged yesterday in F-7/4 to protest the illegal and unjust closure of a trust-run free treatment centre that has being served the needs of hundreds of Islamabad’s working class diabetics, most of whom are residents of slums ...

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  • TIslamabad - Friends, fans and colleagues of renowned writer Agha Saleem paid rich tributes to him yesterday for spending all of his life on working on many diverse genres of literature. Agha Saleem, who died on 12th April at the age of 81 in Karachi after a protracted illness, was known for not ...

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  • Tislamabad - Vowing to take up the issue of the FATA teachers on the floor of both the houses, Jamaat-e-Islami Chief Sirajul Haq has said that protest of teachers during the period of democratic government is a black spot on the face of democracy. The teachers from the Federally Administered Tribal ...

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  • Tislamabad - Over 500 reinstated teachers, who have been working on same positions in various schools and colleges of the federal capital for years, have appealed to the education managers to regularise their services and upgrade their positions. They appealed to Minister of Capital Administration ...

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  • TIslamabad - Some nine universities have been working without permanent vice chancellors in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the situation is no different in Punjab and Sindh where many higher education institutions are headless, says the chairman of Higher Education Commission. Chairman Higher Education ...

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  • TIslamabad - The young doctors of Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) continued their protest yesterday against the poor working conditions and lack of facilities for the patients. They threatened to boycott health services at the largest referral government hospital of the federal capital ...

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  • Tislamabad - The administration of Pakistan institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) suspend Dr Waseem Khawaja on the complaint of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman for making his video during his stay at the hospital, which was leaked to the media. Maulana Fazlur Rehman was ...

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  • TIslamabad - The young doctors of Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) yesterday presented a set of demands to the government to improve healthcare facilities and conditions at the largest hospital of the federal capital. The doctors protested inside the hospital for over an hour against ...

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  • TIslamabad - Either a medical city of 2,000 beds or four hospitals of 500 beds each are proposed to be built in Islamabad. Minister of State for Capital Administration & Development Division (CA&DD), Dr Tariq Fazal Chaudhry said this yesterday while talking to media persons after ...

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  • TIslamabad - Despite significant increases, the share of education outlay in total provincial and federal budgets is declining except for Balochistan, according to an analysis of public expenditure on education by Institute of Social and Policy Sciences (I-SAPS). The study “Public ...

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  • TIslamabad - Headmistress of a primary school and an official of Federal Directorate of Education were thrashed by a local councillor and some influential people over the issue of a student’s admission. According to a complaint launched by the teachers of Islamabad Model School (I-V) G-6/1-3 ...

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  • Tislamabad - Headmistress of a primary school and an official of Federal Directorate of Education were thrashed by a local councillor and some influential people over the issue of a student’s admission. According to a complaint launched by the teachers of Islamabad Model School (I-V) G-6/1-3 ...

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  • Tislamabad - A local chapter of Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association (FAPUASA) has showed concern over interference in universities’ affairs by the Higher Education Commission (HEC), advising it to act within its legal mandate.The elected representatives of ...

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  • TIslamabad - A college principal has been suspended over his objectionable conversation at an official meeting with female teachers. The action was taken on the directions of State Minister for Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) Dr Tariq Fazal Chaudhry when a group of teaching ...

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  • Tislamabad - The regulator of higher education yesterday made it clear that the appointments of some faculty members in Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) were made against the rules and a top decision-making body of the varsity itself annulled the appointments.The varsity administration without the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Applications for this year’s Haj will be received from April 18 to 26 in eight designated banks and the names of the prospective pilgrims will be announced on April 29 by balloting, says a new government policy announced yesterday.Federal Minister for Religious Affairs ...

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  • Tislamabad - The fiction writers discussed creative process, their works and their relevance to contemporary society at a session of Islamabad Literature Festival yesterday.The session ‘Subjunctive Fictions: Stories We Invent about the World We Inhabit’ was part of the three-day ...

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  • Tislamabad - The fourth edition of Islamabad Literature Festival started off yesterday on a positive note and with great fanfare.The festival spreading over three days is bringing together an eclectic collection of intellectuals, writers, poets, artists, politicians and journalists across borders ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - More than 70 faculty members of Balochistan universities having PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) degrees left the province and shifted to other parts of the country in 2015 due to financial woes and security issues, says a rights watchdog. The federal and provincial governments as well as ...

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  • Tislamabad - Complying with the Supreme Court orders, the Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) yesterday reappointed Dr Shehnaz A. Riaz as head of the regulatory authority of schools and colleges in Islamabad Capital Territory. The apex court on March 30 hearing a contempt plea had ...

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  • TIslamabad - Institutional-based practice is being commenced at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences from today wherein the patients will be able to visit physicians and surgeons paying 30 per cent less fee as compared to other private facilities.Senior consultants of various departments, ...

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  • TIslamabad - Pakistan is set to introduce Rotavirus Vaccine in its routine immunisation programme to control the deaths of infants occurring from diarrhoea.Currently, the children aged from 0 to 11 months and pregnant women are immunised against 9 vaccine preventable diseases under the National ...

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  • TIslamabad - More than 10 children were abused a day in 2015 and out of them the number of girls exceeds boys, says a nongovernmental organisation Sahil that is working against child sexual abuse.A research “Cruel Numbers 2015” on child sexual abuse cases reported in newspapers during ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Last week the students of Quaid-i-Azam University shut down the campus over patronisation of a student organisation with extremist ideology by a group of faculty members. Although after acceptance of demands and family pressure to stay away from political activities, the students ...

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  • TIslamabad - The Prime Minister yesterday appointed Ali Ahmad Kharal as the permanent director general of Federal Directorate of Education (FDE).The appointment was made in the wake of Supreme Court’s orders that had asked for a permanent appointment of DG from within the department sending ...

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