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Punjab govt depriving physically challenged children of facilities: Elahi

Punjab govt depriving physically challenged children of facilities: Elahi

LAHORE – Punjab’s physically challenged children are being deprived of facilities they were granted during the previous government, former Punjab chief minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi said on Saturday. The Punjab government has denied zakat to orphans since 2008 and now has refused to help support the disabled which was condemnable, said Elahi, senior leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Q.
He said that these decisions come in contempt of the Punjab governments trumpeting of the

Medical facilities unaffected despite crunch: health secretary

LAHORE – The Punjab Health Department ‘tried’ to overcome the financial constraint by reducing non-development expenditure, and despite financial crunch, services delivery system was not affected and special attention was being paid to provide medical facilities to the people, Punjab Health Secretary Fawad Hassan Fawad said on Tuesday.
He expressed these views while talking to a delegation of Asian Development Bank (ADB) Review Mission at the Civil Secretariat. Yasim Elahan

Free diagnostic and treatment facilities at Ganga Ram Hospital

LAHORE – According to Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif’s policy, free diagnostic and treatment facilities are being provided to patients coming to the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital and administration of the hospital has taken various measures for creating patient-friendly atmosphere, Pakistan Today has learnt. The number of patients coming to the hospital has increased manifold and during last year, 0.4 million patients visited the OPD while 0.3 million patients were provided treatment

Public hospitals lack swine flu facilities

LAHORE – Public hospitals across Punjab lack the facility to diagnose H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu, as cases with the deadly virus have started surfacing in other parts of the country, Pakistan Today has learnt.
According to details, the disease is called swine flu because of its similarity with influenza viruses which infect pigs. It is also one of the droplet infections and is highly contagious. Those infected with the virus have either inhaled droplets that have

China to finance modern cold storage facilities

FAISALABAD – The government, in coordination with a Chinese firm, has decided to launch the long-awaited Controlled Atmosphere Project (CAP) for the conservation of locally produced fruit and vegetables such as apple, banana, orange, strawberry, cherry, lemon, guava, mango, onion, potato, green peas and other items of grocery.
The CAP will double the life span of fruits and vegetables besides preventing the wastage of 34,000 tons of fruits and vegetables that are lost in transit

CM aims for better transport facilities

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif on Sunday said that negotiations were being held with Korea and other countries for providing better transport facilities to the people of the province.
He was presiding over a meeting regarding the provision of transport facilities to the people and solid and waste management. He said, “In addition to provision of transport facilities, plans for parking plazas’ construction are also being made.” Lahore Transport Company

Latif shocked at Ijaz Butt’s statement on cricket facilities in China

LAHORE: Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif has challenged the claim of PCB chairman Ijaz Butt that China didn’t have enough cricket facilities to host international matches or the Asia Cup in 2012.
In a statement on Thursday, Rashid said he was surprised to read Butt’s statement after his return from Bangladesh where he attended the Asian Cricket Council meeting that awarded the Asia Cup to Bangladesh.
Rashid categorically said that the facilities at the cricket stadium in

Lack of banking facilities hampers trade with Russia

KARACHI: Lack of banking facilities in Russia is hampering Pakistan’s trade with Moscow. The non-existence of banking channels between the two countries has increased the cost of doing business for exporters and importers alike, sources told Pakistan Today.
Due to a weak international banking system, trade in Russia was mostly done through DA and Cash. Besides poor banking facilities, the Pakistani government is yet to establish a warehousing facility in Moscow, which is needed

Citizens irked by poor transport facilities on Eid

LAHORE: The situation of the transport sector of Lahore worsens when Eid is approaching. On the main arteries of the city, there is bumper to bumper traffic.
Rickshaws and cars cause traffic issues opposite bus stations. During the past couple of days, especially the weekend, roads in Lahore, mostly those that lead to the exit points, show Daewoo buses, filled with laughing people excited to return to their villages for Eid.
But things are not going well despite the