DRAP high-up’s willful failure to obey Supreme Court orders is clearly contempt of court By: Yasir Khan – Health Reporter – Islamabad ISLAMABAD: On the order of the Supreme Court, the Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) has started the process of appointments in the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) by advertising 192 posts. DRAP advertised for the posts three times but failed to finalize any appointment except CEO. In the wake of media reports on conflicts of interest in medicine industry, health regulator DRAP is facing increasing pressure from government agencies and non-government watchdog groups to manage, reduce and eliminate conflicts that could lead to bias in patient care and research. This article will review recent efforts to increase transparency in relationships between health regulator DRAP and the pharmaceutical, herbal and device industries, and discuss some of the challenges facing DRAP in identifying and reporting conflicts of interest (COIs). A bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk closed a lengthy suo motu hearing on the tangled affairs of DRAP on April 9, 2015 and directed the authorities to appoint “permanent directors” in its 13 directorates within 15 days.DRAP has 14 directorates and only few permanent directors to run them. Furthermore, most of the directors are appointed against prescribed criteria, which are written in DRAP service rules. One year gone but still Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan’s High-ups are not ready to accept the orders of the honorable Supreme court & DRAP high-up’s [...]
12 reasons why Karachi University is better than LUMS The University of Karachi or KU is a public research university located within the neighborhood of Gulshan-e-Iqbal of Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. It’s one of the earliest universities in Pakistan and rated among the top ten universities throughout the country with regard to the international standard, based on the Higher-Education Commission (HEC) in 2013. In 2009, the university successfully entered its name in the QS World University Rankings for the top 500 universities in the whole world. Worlds distinguished, and prominent scholars are associated and affiliated with the university as faculty, researchers, or alumni since its institution. The university offers a wide array of undergraduate and graduate degree programs, and better than 19 world-class research institutes are under the university in all over Karachi. With an approximated of more than 80,000 pupils presently attending the university, the KU is the university with the biggest nationwide registration as well as the most popular university in Pakistan and abroad by the amount of applicants.The university is, in addition, a part of Association of Commonwealth Universities of the United Kingdom. The Karachi University holds a unique status in the nation’s educational process and is eminent reputation for conducting multi disciplinary research in science and technology, medical research, and social sciences. As a respected research and reaching institution, the university is dedicated to intellectual leadership, and to excellence in both acquiring [...]
China pushing banks to drop IBM servers in hacking dispute China is pressuring its banks to get rid of high end machines produced by IBM IBM.N and change them having a regional manufacturer, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, as tensions rise over accusations of cyber espionage between Beijing and Washington. A spokesman for International Business Machines Corp said the U.S. engineering firm was unaware of such needs from the Chinese government.“IBM is unaware of any Chinese government policy advocating from the utilization of IBM machines inside the banking business in the nation,” said IBM spokesman Ian Colley. “IBM it has been for over 30 years and can be a reliable partner in China.” The Bloomberg survey, which reported confidential sources, comes a week following five Chinese military officials charged, blaming them of coughing American businesses to take trade secrets. China on Monday accused America of “dishonest” internet monitoring that involved large scale computer attacks from Chinese companies and the Chinese government. China has also told state-owned businesses to cut links with U.S. consulting companies, The Financial Times reported on Sunday. The Bloomberg survey said Chinese government organizations such as the People’s Bank of China CNBNK.UL as well as the Ministry of Fund are currently reviewing whether Chinese commercial banks’ dependence to the IBM machines affected the financial stability in the nation. (r.reuters.com/dyf69v) The outcomes of the evaluation is going to be presented to some working class on Web [...]
RAWALPINDI: Flag meeting between Pakistan and Indian armies may be kept on Tuesday within the background of pressure consequently of cross-border shelling in the Line Of Control (LoC) and Working Border.Thirteen Pakistani civilians accepted martyrdom consequently of shelling and shooting from the Indian Border Security Forces (BSF) at LoC and Operating Border during the last few days. The strain at LoC and Operating Border got under review in the yesterday’s cabinet meeting. Later, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar speaking with the press declared that Pakistan will write a letter for the Us and UN Military Observers Group & UN Military Observers will be asked to examine the problem at LoC and Operating border.
South Africa’s Zuma promises growth after army crackdown on protests South African President Jacob Zuma assured on Saturday to drive through company-friendly reforms, signaling he’d make use of a significant election win to pursue economic development within the experience of leftist opposition. Their vows ramp-up infrastructure projects and to produce jobs emerged after his ruling ANC government sent its military to quell post-election unrest in a Johannesburg slum, among its more noticeable break-downs on condition in recent memory.Burdened with slow economic development and destructive hits in his first-term, the scandal-hit Zuma reaches pains to calm investor worries about Africa’s most developed economy. During the last year-he has spent less time about the desires of unions, whose long walkouts have stunted growth. The previous liberation movement also faces increasing frustration in the thousands still trapped in grinding poverty, as the African National Congress got a genuine 62 percent in South Africa’s fifth article-apartheid elections. “This requirement allows us the greenlight to promote job creation and comprehensive economic development and also to apply the National Development Plan,” Zuma stated in his acceptance speech, talking about a professional-enterprise system used from the ANC in 2012. He’s generally likely to today employ a technocrat case within an effort handle 25 percent unemployment and to regenerate the economy. Zuma suggested this week the ANC had a need to have a more pro-business position, blaming the [...]
Vladimir Putin arrives in Crimea for Victory Day as Ukraine facing clashes President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Crimea, his first visit to the peninsula since Russia annexed it from Ukraine in March. Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives in Crimea for Victory Day as Ukraine clashes break out. STORY HIGHLIGHTS Russian President Vladimir Putin is here in Crimea for Victory Day events, Missiles, tanks and fans cheer as rockets are paraded through the heart of Moscow, Putin hails his country’s “all-conquering patriotism” in remarks in Moscow, Tensions full of western Ukraine, where pro-Russian activists prepare a vote on autonomy. STORY details: Russian President Vladimir Putin came in Crimea on Friday to be a part of Victory Day activities, Russian state media reported, since it was annexed by Russia from Ukraine in what could be his first trip to the disputed area.The military parades, used every year to indicate the beat of Nazi Germany, come amid rising tensions in western Ukraine, where pro-Russian separatists are organizing a weekend referendum on independence. Issues between government forces and separatists were documented in Ukraine’s southeastern town of Mariupol, the most recent sign of the location’s volatility.Large crowds have ended up within the Crimean town of Sevastopol for that military parades, their figures likely increased by rumors that Putin may attend. A large show is prepared for that morning involving Russian warships within the Black Sea. Sevastopol hosts a vital Russian naval base. State news agency RIA Novosti [...]
Russian President Vladimir Putin to Ukraine rebels postpone secession vote Putin named on pro-Moscow separatists in Ukraine to delay a vote on secession only five days before it had been to be kept, possibly taking Ukraine back in the edge of violent dismemberment. It had been the initial sign the Kremlin chief has provided he wouldn’t recommend a referendum designed for Sunday by professional-Russian rebels seeking freedom for 2 provinces within the east, and Russian experts said they thought the rebels might take Putin’s phone to place off the election.In what might be a development within the worst situation between West and East because the Cold War, Putin also reported he was taking Russian soldiers back in the Ukrainian border. the White House, the Pentagon as well as NATO all said they’d seen no indications of the Russian draw-back in the frontier, where Moscow has massed thousands of soldiers, stating the best to occupy Ukraine to safeguard Russian speakers. But Putin’s remark suggested that any Russian military incursion into western Ukraine was off the plan for today. “We ask the representatives of southeastern Ukraine, the followers of the federalization of the nation, to delay the referendum designed for May 11,” Putin said. He explained this could create problems for conversation involving the Ukrainian specialists in the separatists and Kiev. “Weare constantly being informed our forces about the Ukrainian border are an issue. We’ve removed them. They’re not about the Ukrainian border today, they’re [...]
“Thugs raped my wife at Nkandla” – President Jacob Zuma President Jacob Zuma told journalists in Johannesburg on Monday because among his wives have been raped there the cause he’d the security beefed up in his Nkandla homestead was Zuma wouldn’t say provide the precise year the event occurred, but stated that it was still when he was an MEC. “There were conditions that required protection, especially for my homestead. Subsequently thieves arrived and raped and our homestead was burned twice during assault my spouse in the period I was still the MEC.” Zuma said, handling the press concerning the Nkandla scandal.The leader also stated because it wasn’t his issue that he wasn’t stressed concerning the Nkandla scandal, Eyewitness News stories. The general public protector’s statement, launched in March, discovered that his family and Zuma had unduly benefited in the low-safety updates performed at Nkandla. However, the leader it has declined to settle the income as suggested from the public defender and has declined to take responsibility for that spending. “No government has generated Zuma’s house. But there’s nothing that’s being stated by people who were making the state at first,” he explained. Zuma said flatly he wasn’t contacted concerning the updates. “They did this without telling me, why should I purchase anything I didn’t request?” ANN7 shot Zuma saying this throughout the ANC’s door-to-entrance election campaign in Cape Town’s Gugulethu township in March. “I did nothing wrong. They won’t [...]