Boys High Schools lack Libraries, Lab equipment and Playgrounds

ISLAMABAD, May 23: About two-fifths of the 118 boys’ high schools monitored in 76 districts across the country in March had no libraries while a similar number was without playgrounds. Additionally, one-fifth of the schools did not have apparatus for science experiments, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report.

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Malaria and Dengue on the Rise

Malaria and Dengue on the Rise

Diseases transmitted through mosquitoes saw a significant increase with 2,340 cases of malaria reported in 20 districts in March as compared to 872 in 15 districts in February. There were also 79 cases of dengue in March, all of them reported in Lahore. No case had been recorded in the preceding month. Tank (1,259), Karachi…

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Provincial Assembly of the Sindh: 35th Session Report

Low attendance of Members, late starts, Points of Order interrupting regular proceedings and a brief discussion on law and order marked the Sindh Assembly’s 35th session. Following the Supreme Court verdict in the contempt case, the House adopted a Resolution reposing confidence in the Prime Minister.

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More Districts Report Cases of Honor Killings

More Districts Report Cases of Honor Killings

Cases of honour killings were more widespread in February 2012 as compared to the preceding month – 24 cases being reported in 16 districts as against 19 recorded in 12 districts in January. Despite government’s efforts to eradicate this practice, all four provinces reported at least one such case. It shows that more needs to…

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Most Dispensaries Lack Syringe Cutters, Sterilizers and Medicines

More than three-fifths of the 150 dispensaries monitored by the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in March were found to be without syringe cutters. Disposing syringes through cutters prevent transfer of disease, ensuring that they cannot be reused for any other purpose. Similarly, three-fifths of the dispensaries did not have sterilizers. The in-house pharmacies…

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