23 UCs cleaned under grand cleanliness drive


Municipal Services Department Rawalpindi has cleaned 23 Union Councils (UCs) of Rawalpindi city and removed so far 8,000 tonnes of garbage during the grand cleanliness campaign.
Under the special cleanliness campaign, so far 23 (UCs) have been cleared while overall 16 k m sewerage lines have also been cleaned. Four thousands tonnes debris of demolished buildings were also lifted from five plots, three of Potohar Town and two of Rawal Town. Executive District Officer (EDO) Municipal Services Imtiaz Ahmed Malik and District Officer (DO) Solid Waste Management Dr Mazhar Azeem visited different areas of the city and inspected the cleanliness work being done by the sanitary workers. They urged the citizens especially traders to cooperate with the sanitary workers and play their role in this connection so that the city could be made neat and clean. Under a decision, the owners of nearly 12 open plots will be issued notices. EDO and DO expressing his satisfaction over performance of the department concerned said that Rawalpindi city will be made a pollution and dust free city. EDO said that the cleanliness campaign for 46 (UCs) of Rawalpindi city and eight union councils of Potohar Town was underway.
Thalassaemia conference to be held today: A two-day 8th National Thalasaemia Conference will be held on Saturday at Al-Mizan Campus, 274 Peshawar Road Rawalpindi while Dr. Samar Mubarak Mand will be the chief guest at the inaugural session of the conference. The conference is being organised by Islamic International Medical College, an institute of Riphah International University, in collaboration with Thalasaemia Federation of Pakistan. The conference is part of the national thalassaemia week being observed by the Pakistan Thalasaemia Federation from May 2 to May 8 to create public awareness about the disease.
Shahiduddin appointed DG CADD: Shahiduddin Khan,Director (BS-19), Directorate of Workers Education is appointed to hold current charge of the post of Director General (BS-20).
It will be in addition to his own duties with effect from 1.5.2012 for a period of three months or till the availability of regular incumbent of the post which ever is earlier, according to a notification issued here by Secretary, Capital Administration and Development Division .
Jogging increases life expectancy: Regularly jogging increases life expectancy for men by six years and women by five years, cardiologists have found. As little as an hour a week is enough to deliver the surprising health benefit, According to the medics, who studied the longevity of around 2,000 Danish joggers with that of those who exercised less, The Telegraph newspaper reported. What is more, they found that gentle jogging appeared to be better in terms of adding years to one’s life, than cranking up the pace. Male joggers who spent between 60 minutes and two-and-a-half hours a week, split into two or three runs, treading the pavements at a “slow or average” pace lived on average 6.2 years longer than non-exercisers, found the team working on the Copenhagen City Heart Study. Female joggers derived slightly less benefit, but still an impressive 5.6 extra years. The results of the research are being presented at a meeting of the European Society of Cardiology, being held in Dublin this weekend. Peter Schnohr, chief cardiologist on the heart study project, said: “We can say with certainty that regular jogging increases longevity. “The good news is that you don’t actually need to do that muchto reap the benefits.” The study, started in 1976, has followed the cardiovascular health of around 20,000 people aged 20 to 93. The jogging sub-study looked at 1,116 male joggers and 762 female joggers and compared their lifespan to non-joggers in the main study population. Joggers were asked to assess whether they ran at a slow, average, or fast pace. Dr Schnohr, who is based at Bispebjerg University Hospital in Copenhagen, said there was a U-shaped relationship between the amount and intensity of jogging and a person’s risk of dying over a particular period.