RHCs in a bad shape

Rural Health Centres (RHCs) across the country are unable to cater fully to those who do not have access to medical facilities; as they lack staff and essential medical equipment while their

Temples in search of a sanctuary

Among the fallouts for minorities due to the gradual theocratisation of the state of Pakistan since partition is the fast depletion of their worship places. The protection and respect of other religions’

Doctors lock down PIMS

Hundreds of patients were left in the lurch on Wednesday at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) when doctors locked down almost the entire hospital to protest the government’s failure to issue

Aus-Pak army expedition scales Spantik

A joint mountaineering expedition of the Pakistan and Australian armies scaled the 7,020 metre peak of Mount Spantik. According to an Inter Services Public Relations statement, the 14 member expedition consisted of

ICT administration slaps fines on profiteers

Special teams headed by Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration magistrates on Tuesday imposed fines worth Rs 21,450 on 38 shopkeepers for overcharging customers. Shopkeepers of various markets were fined during surprise raids

Outlaws arrested

The Islamabad Police on Tuesday apprehended 16 outlaws for their alleged involvement in various crimes. Narcotics, arms and ammunition were also recovered from their possession. A spokesman for Rawalpindi Police said cases

Anjum Aqeel freed on bail

The Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) on Tuesday accepted bail pleas of PML-N MNA Anjum Aqeel Khan and 30 others, who were allegedly involved in unlawfully obtaining the release of Anjum Aqeel from

63 new polio cases reported

With 63 new cases of polio having being reported in Pakistan in 2011, the country could potentially become the last polio reservoir in the world and efforts for its eradication needed to