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 [...]
Eid Miladun Nabi observed with excitement across Pakistan KARACHI: Eid Miladun Nabi (Peace Be Upon Him) is being observed throughout the country with spiritual fervor now, together with the authorities having declared a public holiday. Processions and Milad assemblies have been organised to mark the event, while important mosques in cities and towns have been festively illuminated to celebrate the arrival of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). District governments, authorities and private organisations also have made elaborate arrangements for illumination and decoration of edifices and parks.President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, inside their messages across the country, called for the solution of problems through reconciliation and dialogue in keeping with the teachings of the Holy Prophet (PBUH).
Press Clubs of Pakistan are listed here – 50 Pakistani press clubs listed A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 Awami Press Club President: M. Aslam Hujrvi Secretary General: Haji Muhammad Yar Vice President: M. Siddique Anes City: Hujra Shah Muqeem Phone : 03008697257 Email : email@example.com Dera Press Club D I Khan President : Ramzan Seemab Secretary General : Iqbal Bhatti Vice President : Imran Hafeez City : Dera Ismail Khan Phone : 0966718899 Email : firstname.lastname@example.org District Press Club, Chiniot President: Ch. Sarwar Secretary General: Dir Riaz Shahid Vice President: Aurang Zeb Malik City: Chiniot Phone: 923056992317 Email: email@example.com District Press Club, Mardan President: Muhammad Zaman Adil Secretary General: Akhunzada Abid Ali Vice President: Abdul Awal Zia City: Mardan Phone: 0313-7771474, 0301-8180738 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Ghazi Press Club President : City : Dera Ghazi Khan Phone : +923366722227 Email : email@example.com Gohar Press Club, Manga Mandi President: Faryad Afzal Rana Secretary General: Abid Bhatti Vice President: Imtiaz Hussain City: Manga Mandi Phone : 0333-4957513 Email : firstname.lastname@example.org Gojra Press Club President: Abdul Latif Sahu Secretary General: Malik Amjad Islam Amjad Vice President: Rana Muhammad Iqbal Janbaz City: Gojra Phone: 03006554864,03143018281 Email: email@example.com jalalpursobtian press club District Gujrat President : Dr Muhammad Zia ul haq Secretary General : Raja Arshad Vice President : [...]
Pakistan and India exchanged gunfire over the disputed Kashmir border ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and India exchanged gunfire over the disputed Kashmir border,fighting killed 17 civilians within the worst skirmishes in ten years. For beginning the new outbreak of fighting both sides blamed one another. “Pakistani troops successfully responded to Indian shelling,” a spokesman ISPR stated in a brief statement. The spokesman warned that each Indian abuse about the Line Of Control (LoC) and operating border might get “a befitting response”.Later at night, Chenab Rangers claimed shelling and unprovoked gunfire opened close to the operating boundary in Sialkot over the edge in Charwa field. Military sources said Pakistani forces responded successfully towards the shooting. Meanwhile, the Indian army charged the Pakistani army of launching unprovoked fire. An Indian army official stated Pakistan border guards focused 10 Indian border posts within the Poonch sector. There is no quick statement of deaths in the Indian side. The new gunfire exchange resumes following the two armies suddenly quit Thursday evening following eight days of targeting one another with mortars and heavy machine guns fighting. Both sides have attributed another for causing an emergency about the edge, with Pakistan indicating that the new government-led by nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi in India flexed its muscles about the question over Kashmir, the reason for two wars. New Delhi claims Pakistan has ratcheted up concerns to keepalive the 67-year old challenge and promised a powerful reaction to [...]
WASHINGTON: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has assured the global community that a regular GDP growth rate will be maintained by Pakistan despite the adverse influences of this year’s floods as well as the politics of sit ins. The economy was rising at a price of 4 percent plus, whilst the government targeted a 5pc by the end of the year, taking it to 7pc in many years, he explained.The minister also featured the increase in per capita income, increase in commercial sector development to 16.4pc extension in revenue generation, 6.8pc lowering of core inflation and over 5pc. Mr Dar said the federal government had maintained financial deficit to an appropriate 8.2pc while producing an advanced portion of Rs 451 billion to the development budget. He described an unprecedented achievement of Pakistani bonds, a wholesome upsurge in exports and decrease in government funding within the global market. The finance minister thanked Pakistani expatriates through remittances, which registered a development of 13.7pc this season, and added $15.8 billion for the country due to their constructive efforts. The finance minister described successful market of 4G license, that is anticipated to generate 900,000 jobs. In a current record, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), however, warned that macroeconomic imbalances and longstanding structural obstacles to expansion had prevented full realisation of Pakistan’s potential. The account which last year presented a $6.86 billion, 36-month extended loan service to Pakistan, also noted that problems inside the power field, security issues, along [...]
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.
India’s PM Modi accepts PM Nawaz Sharif’s invitation to visit Pakistan NEW DELHI: India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved an invitation by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to go to Pakistan, Indian Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh told journalists on Tuesday in New Delhi. “All SAARC leaders asked the [Indian] PM to go to. He acknowledged. The times need to be exercised,” Indian press quoted Singh as saying.Sharif is in India on the two-day trip to attend the inauguration ceremony of the new prime minister, Narendra Modi, with whom he’d a “warm and cordial” bilateral meeting in India, he explained. “We agreed our conference in New Delhi ought to be a historical chance for both our countries he told reporters. “This gives us the chance of achieving with the expectations and goals of our individuals that people can flourish in transforming a brand new site within our relations.”He explained that both men discussed a typical objective of economic growth that could not be performed without stability and “peace within the region.” Sharif stated that top diplomats from both nations might meet soon-to advance peace talks which have moved due to political tensions between your neighbors. Agreed the two foreign secretaries could be meeting soon-to review and bring our bilateral agenda forward within the nature of our meeting today.” India said earlier that Modi had communicated throughout the meeting his worries about militants apparently using Pakistani soil to handle functions of terrorism in India. Sharif told reporters that table and [...]
IED blast kills 12 soldiers in North Waziristan A remote-controlled bomb exploded on Thursday killing atleast 12 Frontier Corps employees and injuring many others in Ghulam Khan Tehsil of North Waziristan tribal area. However, a statement released from the Inter Services publicrelations (ISPR) established that atleast eight security personnel were killed and many others were severely injured.The Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was grown about the roadside that was detonated because the security forces convoy arrived close to the Miramshah road. Like a search operation went underway following event, extra safety personnel cordoned off the region and quickly reached the website of the event. The patients were moved to some regional hospital. No militant group has claimed responsibility for that event to date that might have already been an attack. North Waziristan is among the eight areas in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) ruled by tribal laws. An extremist insurgency led from the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) affects the location as well as the region is famous to become plagued with militants, including those from Alqaeda and other armed extremist organizations. Meanwhile, a roadside bomb was defused from the Bomb Disposal Team (BDS) in Khyber tribal organization. Based on the resources, the blast was directed at the polio group. While security forces destroyed the home of the militant in Khyber tribal area in separate incidents, unknown militants blew up a 500 KV Sheikh Mohammadi transmission line-in Peshawar. These situations emerged whilst the [...]
Attack on Journalist Starts Battle in Pakistani Press For some time, Pakistan’s writers organized a critical reflection for their tempestuous nation and were regarded as unpleasant champions of democracy: courageous if occasionally flawed truth-tellers who helped oust the military leader Gen. Pervez Musharraf. But a bad weapon attack last weekend on Hamid Mir, the country’s most well-known television newscaster, seemingly have changed anything, leaving a divisive media battle where the reality itself is becoming bitterly contested.At issue are statements broadcast by Geo Information, Mr. Mir’s company and also the biggest place, the military’s powerful spy agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence directorate, was behind the April 19 assault by which Mr. Mir was shot six times as he moved to some Karachi television business. Even staunch ISI experts believed the station’s personalized problems, which designated the ISI spy key because the offender, were premature and hasty, particularly at the same time when Islamist militants were also targeting journalists. But competing channels got the debate a step further, utilizing it to cudgel Geo and question Mr. Mir’s reasons — one-station also suggested he designed the firing like a publicity stunt — at the same time if the ISI was officially attempting to have Geo turn off permanently. The vituperative exchanges have subjected unpleasant areas of Pakistan’s oft-praised marketing revolution: Combined with The military’s serious campaign to muzzle the media may be the heavy hand of querulous press barons who, influenced [...]
Deadly collision in Pakistan 35 individuals have died and 20 injured in a multiple-car crash in Baluchistan province in southwestern Pakistan.Police officials said the incident occurred whenever a bus collided with a truck going in the alternative direction. A second bus and truck then piled-up onto both cars. The vehicles had diesel-filled bins up to speed and were apparently smuggling Iranian fuel. All cars eventually caught fire.All of the patients were seriously burned and moved to the nearby city of Karachi. QUETTA Writer writing: Pakistan—A multivehicle collision involving two trucks and two passenger buses on a coastal highway in southwestern Pakistan early on Saturday killed 35 people and injured 20 guests, police said. The incident happened in Baluchistan province, near Gadani, a coastal city known because of its shipbreaking industry some 600 kilometers (370 miles) south of Quetta, the provincial capital. A bus bound for the port-city of Karachi first collided head on using a truck from the opposite direction, said Ahmed Nawaz, the region’s police chief. Mr. Nawaz said the 2nd bus and truck then piled-up onto both cars and all caught fire, mainly since the coaches were also smuggling Iranian gas and diesel-filled bins aboard. He explained 25 people were reported to possess died in the scene while thirty injured victims were removed from the damaged and burned vehicles. All of the patients were moved to Karachi and were seriously burned. Five of the wounded died on the road, raising the death toll to 35, said Mr. Nawaz. The inter city buses running across [...]