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Sportsman spirit vital for healthy society: DCO

Sportsman spirit vital for healthy society: DCO

GUJRANWALA – Sportsman spirit is required in all walks of life to nourish not only educational activities but also to make the society healthy and competitive.
It was stated by DCO Nabil Ahmad Awan while addressing first sports day of Gujranwala Medical College the other day. Principal Dr Atiya Mubarak, EDO Health Dr Nisar Ahmad Cheema and others also participated in the inaugural ceremony.
The DCO said, “Medical education is the most hectic and the students should come

‘Women’s role vital in development process’

SIALKOT – Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said women could play a vital role in the development process by following the golden principles of Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah. While addressing a girls’ school’s inaugural ceremony, she said female education was imperative for the development of Pakistan and to bring it at par with developed nations. She said the majority of population needed to be educated for accelerating the developmental process in the society.

Steyn says pace variations vital to success

MOHALI – Variations in pace will be the key to success on subcontinental pitches at the World Cup, where batsmen have so far dominated, South African fast bowler Dale Steyn said on Tuesday. “You’ve got to be street smart I suppose when you bowl in India. You can’t bowl the same pace at the same place as the guys will work you out,” Steyn said ahead of Thursday’s match against the Netherlands. “In my second over (against the West Indies in the opening game), I was cut and then I

Strong Pakistan vital for the world: Nawaz

LAHORE – Former prime minister and PML-N chief Mian Nawaz Shairf has said that a strong Pakistan is vital for the world at large. He was talking to special envoy of Swedish government for Pakistan and Afghanistan Niclas Trouve accompanied by Swedish ambassador Mrs Ulrika Fundberg who called him at Raiwind here on Sunday.
Nawaz said that an economically strong Pakistan was necessary for the whole world. He urged the diplomats to ensure Pakistani traders’ access to European

Vital cases being heard today

ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court will today (Monday) resume hearing on various high-profile cases, including over Rs 22 billion-corruption in the Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM), losses of billions of rupees to the national the exchequer by National Insurance Corporation Limited, contempt of court proceedings against PCO judges and petitions against the appointment of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman.
A three-member bench of Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Iftikhar

3G vital for growth’

LAHORE – The introduction of 3G networks, devices and services in countries around the world is providing expanded economic opportunities, both in the public and private sectors, said Federal Information Technology Minister Sardar Aseff Ahmed Ali on Tuesday.
He was addressing a seminar jointly organised by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and the ZTE Corporation. PTA Chairman Dr Mohammed Yaseen, presided over the ceremony while ZTE Pakistan CEO Peng Aiguang, IT

Kalabagh Dam vital to improving power production

LAHORE: The former LCCI senior vice president Abdul Basit, who is also former chairman of the Poultry Association, has urged the government to initiate work on mega water projects including Kalabagh Dam if it wants to save the country from turning into a desert.
Speaking at a seminar on water shortage and its impact on coming generations, the former LCCI Senior Vice President spoke his heart out and alleged that enemies of Pakistan were spending all energies to push Pakistan on

WikiLeaks lists sites US calls ‘vital to interests’

LONDON: WikiLeaks published details of sites around the globe which the US deems vital to its interests, prompting criticism that it is helping militants identify targets for attack.
The details are part of 250,000 diplomatic cables obtained by the campaigning website which are being made public. The list begins with a cobalt mine in Kinshasa, Congo and refers to various locations in Europe where drug companies produce insulin, treatment for snake bites and foot and mouth

Clinton says K Rouge court vital for peace in Cambodia

PHNOM PENH: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday hailed the work of a Khmer Rouge war crimes tribunal as “painful but necessary”, despite Cambodian opposition to pursuing more regime leaders.
Clinton praised the nation for confronting its dark past after an emotional visit to Phnom Penh’s genocide museum, where she saw photos of gaunt-faced prisoners, dozens of skulls of victims and paintings of people being tortured. The court “is bringing some of the people who

Ballast water monitoring vital to saving coastal ecosystem: expert

KARACHI: Even though Pakistan is a signatory to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), and various other international protocols on environment protection e.g. UNCLOS, RAMSAR, MARPOL, the ballast water of ships, which is the main source of dispersal of different invasive marine animals around the globe, is not being monitored at the country’s ports and poses a great threat to the coastal ecosystem.
Karachi port handles over 2.5 million tons of liquid and dry cargo,

End to corruption and police injustices vital for peace: Shahbaz

LAHORE: The equitable distribution of resources, elimination of corruption and curbing police injustices is essential for setting up a peaceful society, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said on Thursday.
He made these comments while addressing a large gathering of people after the distribution of vouchers of free fertilizers, seeds and quilts among the flood victims in Esa Khel in Mianwali district. The CM said that it was unfortunate that the poor, backward regions were the

‘Breast cancer awareness vital to curbing rising cases’

Fifty percent of breast cancer cases were detected at the age of 46 years at an advanced stage when the cure had become next to impossible, Dr Zeba Aziz, Lahore’s first woman oncologist and haematologist, said on Tuesday. She was speaking at a seminar organised by the International Women’s Club (IWC) at a local hotel.
The IWC is a forum for spreading social awareness to address public issues and for the month of October they chose breast cancer as their theme. The

Breaking free from US slavery vital, says JI’s Qazi

Dr Aafia Siddiqui has become a symbol of respect for the country but unfortunately the rulers have failed to repatriate her back with honour, and breaking free from the shackles of the US slavery is the only solution to all problems being faced by Pakistan, former Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Qazi Hussain said on Monday.
Qazi made these comments while addressing a function held in connection with the “Dr Aafia Release Movement” at the Lahore Press Club. Dr Fauzia