30pc newborns die in DI Khan, Mianwali hospitals

ISLAMABAD: Every third newborn baby in two remote districts of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa dies due to poor facilities at district hospitals, certified data collected by The News from 20 districts of the two provinces revealed. The data shows that the impoverished district of Dera Ismail Khan in KP witnesses around 100 monthly deaths while
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619 Basic Health Units in Punjab without doctors

In its election manifesto Pakistan Muslim League-N had promised to strengthen the Basic Health Units (BHUs) in the country but after seven years of the party’s rule in Punjab, as many as 619 BHUs in the province still have no doctors available to treat the patients in rural areas, The News has learnt. According to
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NGO to develop Pindi govt’s website

RAWALPINDI: The local administration has deactivated the existing website of City District Government Rawalpindi (CDGR) and assigned a non-governmental organisation (NGO) the task of developing a new one. Despite having information technology experts, the CDGR has asked Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) to develop the new website. On Wednesday, the CDGR and CDPI
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CDGR failed to publish information on their website

RAWALPINDI: The government of Punjab once again failed to provide transparent information to the citizens as the City District Government Rawalpindi (CDGR) website is showing Latin language instead of English that was specifically made to visible the information of district government departments to public. The website of district government is under construction from past two
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No law in place to address issues of disabled persons

ISLAMABAD: Punjab that celebrated International Disability Day by beating the protesting blind persons in Lahore has the smallest number of disabled population whereas the terrorist-hit Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) has the highest number of disabled persons but no law is in place anywhere to address their issues. There are as many as 90.61 million people registered for
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Upload MPAs attendance on web, Punjab PA directed

ISLAMABAD: Punjab Information Commission has taken the bull by the horns. In a landmark judgment handed out Monday, the commission has directed the Punjab Assembly to display on its website the attendance record of all MPAs. So far the information was being denied on the frivolous ground of the privacy of public representatives. Punjab Assembly
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Draft: (Proposed draft of Pakistan Disability Act 2014 lacks enforcement mechanism)

ISLAMABAD: Over a month has passed since the incident of police brutality against the blind but both federal and provincial governments have not taken meaningful steps to protect and promote rights of persons with disabilities. Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) in a statement here on Thursday said that Pakistan has yet to enact
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Draft: (Proposed draft of Pakistan Disability Act 2014 lacks enforcement mechanism)

ISLAMABAD: Over a month has passed since the incident of police brutality against the blind but both federal and provincial governments have not taken meaningful steps to protect and promote rights of persons with disabilities. Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) in a statement here on Thursday said that Pakistan has yet to enact
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Does access to information law not apply to Presidency?

ISLAMABAD: In a clear violation of the law, the President’s Secretariat says it is not a public body and hence it doesn’t fall within the ambit of the Freedom of Information Ordinance 2002, said a letter received by The News from the Presidency. Almost a month back, The News sought details about the history of
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