47% preschool-age children affected by iron deficiency: Expert

KARACHI: Martin Dow Marker observed Iron Deficiency Day across Pakistan today to highlight the importance of iron in the human body. In a series of activities, Martin Dow Marke engaged 3000 doctors to raise awareness among the general public. Awareness walks, academic sessions, medical seminars, medical and Hb and Blood levels monitoring camps, and virtual […]

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Mainly cold, dry weather expected in most parts of country

KARACHI: Met office has forecast that continental air is prevailing over most plain areas of the country and said that on Friday, mainly cold and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country. However, smog/shallow fog is likely to prevail in plain areas of Punjab. Saturday weather Mainly cold and dry weather is […]

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Documents of 676 vehicles seized in road checking drive

KARACHI: On the direction of Provincial Minister for Excise and Taxation and Narcotics Control Department Mukesh Kumar Chawla, a total of 5327 vehicles have been checked till the third day of the road checking campaign against tax defaulting vehicles, while the documents of 676 vehicles have been seized due to various reasons. During the road […]

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EU support for poverty reduction lauded

KARACHI: Support of the European Union for the advancement of horticulture and livestock sectors in Balochistan is very important for poverty reduction of the province. Major(R) Bashir Bareach, Deputy Commissioner Khuzdar District. European Union funded Growth for Rural Advancement and Sustainable Progress (GRASP) Project organized a training session on Good Agriculture Practices (GAP) at Khuzdar […]

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Director Karachi Zoo suspended over lion death

KARACHI: Director Zoo Khalid Hashmi has been suspended and directed to report to Government of Sindh after being dismissing from Karachi Metropolitan Corporation. KMC Senior Officer Mansoor Qazi has been immediately appointed as Senior Director Zoo and Safari Park. Metropolitan Commissioner SM Afzal Zaidi issued orders for his transfer on Thursday. Earlier, Administrator Karachi Barrister […]

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No wheat shortage anywhere in Sindh: Info Minister

KARACHI: There is no shortage of wheat flour anywhere in Sindh as the essential food product is available in sufficient quantity everywhere in the province at the lowest retail price of Rs 55 per kilogram. This was jointly stated by Sindh Information and Labour Minister, Saeed Ghani, and Sindh Excise and Taxation Minister and Food […]

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British envoy meets PPP chairman

KARACHI: British Prime Minister’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Nigel Casey called on Chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari here on Thursday. During the meeting held at Bilawal House, Chairman PPP and British Prime Minister’s Special Representative discussed matters of mutual interest and bilateral relations. British Deputy High Commissioner Mr. Mike Nithavrianakis […]

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