Free medical camp organized by Pakistan Army in Gilgit-Baltistan

A one-day free medical camp was organized by Pakistan Army in Kharko village of Ghanche district of Gilgit-Baltistan.

Twenty-six doctors and paramedical staff of Army Medical Corps participated in the medical camp.

During the one-day free medical c…

A one-day free medical camp was organized by Pakistan Army in Kharko village of Ghanche district of Gilgit-Baltistan. Twenty-six doctors and paramedical staff of Army Medical Corps participated in the medical camp. During the one-day free medical camp, more than 1500 patients including 425 men, 627 women and 363 children were treated. The medical camp provided patients with routine medical and dental check-up, ECG, lab investigations, portable dental x-ray, minor OT procedures, patient care, medication, dressing and wound care facilities. The people of the area appreciated the noble service of the Pakistan Army. Source: Radio Pakistan

National Assembly Speaker Bans Unauthorized Entry of ‘YouTubers’ in Parliament

National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has banned the entry of YouTubers and unauthorized individuals into Parliament House, ARY News reported, citing sources.

The report indicated that the Speaker has suspended eight security personnel over th…

National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has banned the entry of YouTubers and unauthorized individuals into Parliament House, ARY News reported, citing sources. The report indicated that the Speaker has suspended eight security personnel over the entry of unauthorized individuals. These employees were stationed at the inner gates of Parliament House. The Sergeant-at-Arms has been directed to investigate the suspended personnel who allowed unauthorized individuals into Parliament House without identity cards, sources added. It was revealed that these individuals had stopped some members and ministers inside Parliament to ask for pictures. The incident came to light when Defense Minister Khawaja Asif complained to the Speaker. He emphasized the need for stringent security measures within the National Assembly (NA) building and its lobbies. Speaking on the National Assembly floor, Asif noted the frequent presence of unidentified individuals at the building's entrance, hallways, and elevators, posing sig nificant security risks. Asif suggested reinstating the previous system for issuing passes to MNAs to ensure security in Parliament. He also expressed concern about individuals in the gallery who often chant slogans, undermining the House's sanctity. He stressed that the National Assembly is not a place for protests or demonstrations. Source: Pro Pakistani

Deputy PM, Minister for Kashmir Affairs to leave for Bishkek today

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has decided to send Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ishaq Dar to Kyrgyzstan.

Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan and SAFRON Engineer Amir Muqam will also accompany him.

Both the ministers will …

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has decided to send Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ishaq Dar to Kyrgyzstan. Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan and SAFRON Engineer Amir Muqam will also accompany him. Both the ministers will leave for Bishkek today by a special plane. During the visit, the Deputy Prime Minister will hold meetings with senior government officials in Bishkek and ensure the provision of medical facilities to the injured students. Source: Radio Pakistan

Hospitals in Islamabad Prepare Heatwave Response Centres

All medical health facilities under the District Health Office Islamabad have been instructed to establish emergency ‘heatwave response centers’ that will operate seven days a week.

In a letter, the District Health Office directed these centers to a…

All medical health facilities under the District Health Office Islamabad have been instructed to establish emergency 'heatwave response centers' that will operate seven days a week. In a letter, the District Health Office directed these centers to appoint focal persons, ensure the availability of relevant staff, and provide training on the emergency management of heatstroke patients by in-charge medical officers. The facilities must ensure the availability of essential supplies, including ORS, fluids, ice packs, emergency life-saving medicines, and cotton rolls/gauze pads for sponging. Patients must receive immediate treatment, including moving them to a cooler environment with air conditioning or at least into the shade. Essential supplies should be maintained, and staff should be trained on managing heatstroke patients, the letter emphasized. If a person shows symptoms of heatstroke, they should be placed in a horizontal position with elevated legs and hips, unnecessary clothing should be removed, and external cooling should be initiated by placing cold packs on the neck, armpits, and groin. Continuous fanning and spraying the skin with water at 25-30°C are also recommended. Body temperature should be measured, and acetylsalicylic acid or paracetamol should not be administered. The letter stated: 'Establish an IV line immediately as severe cases often require intravenous rehydration. Promote sweat evaporation by placing the patient before a fan and using ice packs under the armpits and groin. If the patient can drink, they should be given plenty of water in a sitting position. Monitor the body temperature with a thermometer and continue cooling efforts until it drops from 101°F to 102°F. Antipyretics may be administered once the temperature is below 101°F. Monitor vitals.' The letter noted that May, June, and July are extremely hot in Pakistan and often accompanied by heat waves due to global warming and climate change, increasing the risk of heatstroke mortality and morbidity. Immediate necessary measure s are crucial. Heatstroke is the most serious heat-related illness, occurring when the body cannot control its temperature. The body's temperature rises rapidly, the sweating mechanism fails, and it cannot cool down. Heatstroke can cause death or permanent disability without emergency treatment. Common symptoms of heatstroke include profuse sweating or lack of sweating with hot, red, or dry skin, weakness, lethargy, chills, throbbing headache, high body temperature, hallucinations, confusion, dizziness, and slurred speech. Infants, elderly persons, athletes, and outdoor workers are at high risk. The letter emphasized that heatstroke is preventable. Preventive measures include avoiding outdoor activities during the hottest part of the day, performing strenuous activities during the coolest part of the day (usually between 4 am and 7 am), staying in the shade, and not leaving children or animals in parked vehicles. Additionally, people should drink plenty of water, limit time in direct sunlight, avoid dehyd ration, and refrain from vigorous physical activities in hot and humid weather. Those working in the sun should take breaks in the shade and drink plenty of fluids. Caffeine and sugary drinks should be avoided as they may worsen dehydration. Consume salty foods, use umbrellas, and wear hats, light-colored, and loose-fitting clothing. Keep the body cool and hydrated by taking cool showers or baths, using cold packs, wraps, towels, sponging, and footbaths. 'If you feel dizzy, weak, anxious, or have intense thirst and headache during a heatwave, move to a cool place as soon as possible and measure your body temperature. Drink water or fruit juice to rehydrate. Rest in a cool place if you experience painful muscle spasms, and drink oral rehydration solution (ORS) containing electrolytes. Seek medical attention if heat cramps last more than an hour. Consult a doctor if unusual symptoms persist and continue drinking fluids,' the letter added. Source: Pro Pakistani

Pakistan contesting for non-permanent seat in UNSC for term 2025-26: Munir

Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Munir Akram said Pakistan is contesting for a non-permanent seat in the UN Security Council (UNSC) for the term 2025-26.

Delivering a virtual talk to the Pakistan Students Associa…

Pakistan's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Munir Akram said Pakistan is contesting for a non-permanent seat in the UN Security Council (UNSC) for the term 2025-26. Delivering a virtual talk to the Pakistan Students Association Coalition based in the United States, he said the election would provide Pakistan an opportunity to articulate the aspirations and the rights of the developing countries and push for peace and security in the Middle East, and Africa. Ambassador Munir Akram informed the student body about Pakistan's active role within the United Nations including its presidency of the UN Economic and Social Council, the non-permanent membership of the Security Council and the chairmanship of the Grouping of G-77 and China. He said that as the second-time President of the ECOSOC in 2021, Pakistan played a leading role in advocating the concepts of vaccine equality, and the creation of new money for the developing countries enabling them to fight off the impact of COVID-19. Likewise, the establishment of the instrument of Special Drawing Rights of 650 billion dollars by the IMF led to the provision of additional resources to the developing countries in navigating the economic challenges. The Ambassador said we are now asking for redistribution of the unused SDRs among those developing countries that are in acute need to realize their commitment to Sustainable Development Goals and deal with the challenge of climate change. Ambassador Munir Akram also explained the state of the world including the key global and regional challenges. Source: Radio Pakistan

NADRA Unveils Pakistan’s First Ever All-in-One Digital Identity Kit

The National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has introduced Pakistan’s first locally assembled digital identity kit, a result of the collaborative efforts between NADRA Technologies Limited (NTL) and the National Radio and Telecommunicati…

The National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has introduced Pakistan's first locally assembled digital identity kit, a result of the collaborative efforts between NADRA Technologies Limited (NTL) and the National Radio and Telecommunication Corporation (NRTC), the database regulator said in a tweet on Friday. 'This all-in-one kit is crafted for comprehensive identity enrollment and verification, equipped with state-of-the-art technologies including a high-resolution camera, real-time iris recognition, and multifunctional fingerprint scanning with liveness detection,' it stated. The kit features a machine-readable passport reader and barcode scanner for efficient ID checks. Operating on Android OS, it offers robust connectivity options like 3G/4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS. The kit is powered by a durable 10000mAh battery, all enclosed in an IP65-rated rugged case. It is ideal for uses in national ID programs, voter registration, border control, law enforcement, and customer services. 'We are excited to showcase this kit at the ID4D Africa Conference in Cape Town, South Africa, next week. Soon, it will also be deployed in NADRA's registration operations and available commercially,' NADRA further added. Source: Pro Pakistani

Clinic on Wheels project providing modern healthcare facilities to masses: Kh. Asif

Defence Minister Khawaja Asif has said that the Clinic on Wheels project is providing modern healthcare facilities to people at their doorsteps.

Addressing a ceremony in Sialkot today, he said that PML-N believes in the politics of public service an…

Defence Minister Khawaja Asif has said that the Clinic on Wheels project is providing modern healthcare facilities to people at their doorsteps. Addressing a ceremony in Sialkot today, he said that PML-N believes in the politics of public service and our government is providing necessary healthcare and education facilities to people, especially women. He said that provision of modern healthcare facilities is government's top priority. Source: Radio Pakistan

Deputy PM to attend SCO Foreign Ministers’ meeting in Kazakhstan

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Muhammad Ishaq Dar will represent Pakistan at two-day meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of Shanghai Cooperation Organization, beginning at Astana in Kazakhstan tomorrow.

The Foreign Minister will …

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Muhammad Ishaq Dar will represent Pakistan at two-day meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of Shanghai Cooperation Organization, beginning at Astana in Kazakhstan tomorrow. The Foreign Minister will also hold bilateral meetings with his counterparts on the sidelines of the Council of Foreign Ministers meeting. Source: Radio Pakistan