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Turkey promises fair treatment on textile duty

Turkey promises fair treatment on textile duty

KARACHI – The Turkish authorities have assured Pakistan of an impartial enquiry before determining its verdict on the imposition anti-dumping duty on Pakistan’s textile exports. It has also been clarified that Ankara is still in a probing phase and that the final decision might take as long as eight to nine months.
The pledge was made when a Pakistani business delegation, led by Advisor to Chief Minister Sindh on Investment Muhammad Zubair Motiwala met MNA and Chairman

ANF to register treatment centres for addicts

GUJRANWALA – Punjab Anti-Narcotics Force Joint Director Javed Iqbal has said that rehabilitation and treatment centres for addicts will be registered after the process of scrutiny.
He said this while addressing the annual day of Anti-Narcotics Welfare Society Wazirabad. Karachi Drug Free Pakistan Foundation President Farheen Naveed Siddiqui, Muhammad Sohail Younas, Muhammad Jamil Cheema and others also shared their views.
The ANF has been playing its role to reduce the

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

‘Legend of Holy Thorn in Glastonbury’ set for Hollywood treatment

LONDON – Hollywood producers are set to make a film on the Glastonbury legend of Joseph of Arimathea and the Holy Thorn. ‘Glastonbury: Isle of Light’- the 50-mllion-pound budget film- is set for release in 2012 and has been written and produced by Daniel McNicholl with Galatia Films.
The legend relates to Joseph who planted Jesus’ staff into the ground on Wearyall Hill 2,000 years ago. A tree grew, and it is believed the hawthorn sprouted from a cutting of the tree. It is one of

London Marathon gets ‘Ritz’ treatment

LONDON – Dathan Ritzenhein, a three-time US cross-country champion, has been added to the list of runners at this year’s London Marathon, organisers said Monday.
Ritzenhein will be up against Ethiopia’s defending champion Tsegaye Kebede and the Kenyan duo of Olympic champion Sammy Wanjiru and world champion Abel Kirui in a strong field for the men’s race on April 17. The 28-year-old Ritzenhein, set his personal best of two hours 10 minutes for the marathon in London in 2009 and

Pakistan Movement workers to be provided free treatment

LAHORE – Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has approved provision of free medical treatment facility to gold medalist workers of the Pakistan Movement and their families in all government-sector hospitals of the province. Complying with the CM’s orders, Punjab Health Secretary Fawad Hassan Fawad issued a notification in this regard on Saturday. The Punjab Health Department issued written instructions to all principals of autonomous institutions and medical superintendents of

Six-member blind family gets free medical treatment

DASKA – The provincial health secretary ordered the medical superintendent of Civil Hospital Daska to bring the six-member blind family to the hospital for check-up and provide them with free medical facilities after the story of this poor family was published in Pakistan Today on December 14.
Rehmat Ali, 65, appealed to the government for help stating that his income was very low and he could not afford medical treatment of his family. When the news was published in Pakistan

Chinese firm will assist Sindh govt on wastewater treatment

KARACHI: The Sindh government is likely to a form a joint venture with a Chinese firm, Asia Pacific for setting up combined effluent treatment plants (CETPs) in Karachi’s industrial areas with an equity ratio of 20:80 between the two partners, sources told Pakistan Today.
The Chinese firm along with its joint venture partners recently expressed interest to invest in establishing CETPs in Karachi’s industrial areas to abate environment pollution and promote cost-effective

Secretary health inspects dengue treatment

Free diagnostic and treatment facilities have been provided to dengue fever patients in the government hospitals on the directions of Punjab Chief Minister Mohammad Shahbaz Sharif and hospitals’ administrations have been directed to give special attention to patients, said Secretary Health Punjab Fawad Hassan Fawad during his visit to the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH) and Mayo Hospital where he enquired about the health of dengue patients and reviewed the arrangements for

‘Vested interests’ depriving the poor of low-cost hepatitis treatment

Bureaucratic red-tapism motivated by “vested interests” is creating hindrances in the clinical trial of locally manufactured interferon – a cure for deadly hepatitis – causing losses of millions of rupees to the national exchequer and depriving the poor of cheap treatment, Pakistan Today learnt on Thursday.
A group of researchers working at the Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology (CEMB), Centre of Applied Molecular Biology and the Allama Iqbal Medical College

‘Electric shock treatment cures memory loss’

A tiny surge of power to parts of the brain can improve recall memory by 11 per cent: researchers
Giving a person an electric shock can help improve their memory, scientists have discovered.
The treatment stimulates certain neurons in the brain so when a person tries to retrieve a name from their brain, they suddenly start working,
If developed it could provide treatment for stroke victims as well as people whose memory fades through other ailments or even old age.