The three countries where polio is still endemic - Nigeria, Pakistan, and Afghanistan - are conducting aggressive immunization campaigns to vaccinate more children against the disease. Experts say with India now polio-free and the total number of cases at the lowest level ever, this is an opportunity to change history and irradicate the disease entirely.
WASHINGTON, Dec 13: The international community must embark on back-channel diplomacy to bring Pakistan and India closer together and must assist cooperative projects to make water distribution more equitable, says a report on Pakistan’s water crisis.
MULTAN, Dec 10: Children in the flood-hit areas are at high risk of catching pneumonia as winter temperatures plummet, warns a non-government organisation.
ISLAMABAD, Dec 4: Pakistan is one the top five countries where volunteers have registered more than 1.5 million hours of efforts to tackle climate change and other environmental issues.
International Volunteer Day is being observed worldwide on Sunday.
LAHORE, Nov 20: Rail service will soon be launched between Pakistan and Turkey whereas Turkey is taking solid steps to promote trade and overcome energy crises in Pakistan. These views were expressed by heads of Turkish traders’ delegation Turgut Puyan and Dogan Kaynak during a media briefing, says a handout issued here on Saturday.
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and the United States signed a $375 million (Rs32 billion) agreement on Sunday to carry out a 150 megawatts wind power generation project.
The agreement was signed by US Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke and Water and Power Secretary Javed Iqbal.
KARACHI, March 7: That women face hardships in our society due to gender discrimination and social inequalities is a well-known fact.