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‘Joint efforts needed to thwart dengue’

The City District Government Karachi (CDGK) asked all stakeholders of the city including government and private organisations on Wednesday to participate in its anti-dengue campaign so that it could be made effective

Nisar not needed

The National Assembly Standing Committee on Human Rights recommended on Thursday that there was no need for Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani to seek advice from National Assembly Opposition Leader Chaudhry Nisar

Uniform energy tariffs urgently needed

titans and economic managers in the country agree that the country should have uniform energy tariffs. Subsidies on electricity, gas and petroleum products should immediately be removed for all sectors, expect lifeline

‘Revolutionary steps needed in new budget’

KARACHI – Prominent economist Dr Shahid Hasan Siddiqui has said that only revolutionary steps can restore the economy of the country and if not taken in the forthcoming budget, any betterment in economy should not be expected.
He said this while speaking at a meeting of the Hamdard Shura themed ‘National Budget 2011-2012: Apprehensions, Expectations and Difficulties’ held at a local hotel recently. The session was presided over by former Federal Shariat Court chief justice

‘Integrated management needed to reduce bomb blast casualties’

KARACHI – Pakistan, with no less than 2,000 deaths and 3,650 injured during series of bomb blasts, since 2000 to early 2011, needs an “integrated medical management system” to reduce the intensity of loss inflicted upon human lives, experts said on Monday.
Experts and researchers also drew attention towards change in the nature of blasts witnessed during past four years reflected through diversity of injuries caused to the people.
“The nature of blasts has markedly

‘Coordinated efforts needed to achieve better BISP results’

KARACHI – The objective of the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) is to support poor families and needy people and coordinated efforts at the federal and provincial levels are required to achieve better results, Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah said on Monday. The provincial chief executive said this during a meeting held to review the progress of the BISP at the Chief Minister’s House. He said that the PPP, in its manifesto, has announced a 5-E programme under which efforts

‘Drastic steps needed to revive tourism’

KARACHI – The government needs to take drastic steps to revive tourism that has been adversely affected by the deteriorating law and order situation in the country, said Travel Agents Association of Pakistan (TAAP) Chairman M Yahya Polani at the farewell dinner organised in honour of

‘Mid-term polls neither demanded nor needed’

ISLAMABAD – Mid-term elections are neither demand of the people nor need of the situation, Central Information Secretary of Pakistan Peoples’ Party Qamar Zaman Kaira said while talking to journalists outside of the Parliament on Tuesday.
“Mid-term polls are neither demanded nor needed,” Kaira said. When asked about the deadline given to PPP government by the Pakistan Muslim League-N, he said that deadlines are meaningless in politics and parties resolve differences though

‘Investment needed to escape disasters’

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan could face massive losses in terms of lives and livelihoods in future if investments in evolving a mechanism to mitigate disaster risks were not made, United Nations Secretary General for Disaster Risk Reduction Special Representative Margareta Wahlstrom said on Tuesday.
She said this while addressing a press conference and added that Pakistan was at continued risk of disasters, either man-made or triggered by natural hazards. The damage caused by the recent

‘Collective efforts needed to solve FATA problems’

PESHAWAR – Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Governor Barrister Masood Kausar has underlined the need for collective efforts to resolve the basic problems concerning Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and vowed that elected representatives from FATA would be taken on board in every effort in this regard.
Talking to FATA parliamentarians in an informal meeting at the Governor’s House here on Saturday, the governor said that restoration and maintenance of peace in FATA was the

Strategy needed to eliminate terror: Qadri

LAHORE – Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has said that terrorism has adversely impacted the economies of the developing and the developed countries. Terrorists have no religion. The phenomenon of terrorism has not appeared suddenly out of nowhere.
Rather it has evolved through the phases of radicalism and extremism and terrorists are used as fodder for the cannons of the masterminds of this evil. He said that there are five phases through which terrorism passes. Radical and

Sometimes unpopular decisions are needed, says Gilani

LAHORE: Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani said on Saturday parliament would decide the fate of the Reformed General Sales Tax, adding that sometimes unpopular decisions need to be taken for the country’s progress.
Talking to reporters at the 19th convocation of the University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Gilani said the restoration of student unions was a provincial matter, adding that the Punjab government should resolve the issue of privatization of educational