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DRAP to regulate herbal, alternative medicines. DRAP to regulate herbal, alternative medicines.
ISLAMABAD: The apex drug regulator in the country has decided to regulate herbal and alternative medicine along with medical devices through a uniform drug policy. In a statement on Sunday, the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (Drap) said that it had implemented over ten new laws after approval from the federal government to regulate therapeutic goods across the country, since its inception ...
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QAU to reopen today after strike called off QAU to reopen today after strike called off
ISLAMABAD: The Baloch students of Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) on Wednesday called off their strike, but set up a hunger strike camp. Federal Minister for Safron Abdul Qadir Baloch along with Senators Dr. Jehanzeb Jamaldini and Dr. Ashok Kumar visited the QAU and called on Vice Chancellor Dr. Javed Ashraf. They requested the university administration to review penalties such as expulsion an...
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A-level students can apply to medical colleges A-level students can apply to medical colleges
ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) on Friday announced that A-level students can take admissions in MBBS and BDS programs across Pakistan on open merit and foreign quota, though the latter will only be for foreign nationals, those with dual nationality or overseas Pakistanis who have obtained their A-levels or an equivalent qualification from a foreign institution. PMDC P...
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CDA board may fine Safa Gold Mall owner for additional storeys CDA board may fine Safa Gold Mall owner for additional storeys
ISLAMABAD: A Capital Development Authority (CDA) directorate has proposed a fine of over a billion rupees on the owner of Safa Gold Mall for constructing three additional storeys. The CDA board will discuss the summary when it meets on Monday. It proposes a fine of Rs1.07bn on the owner of the mall for the construction of three additional storeys. The mall owner was allowed only ground-plus ...
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32 Muharram violations noticed in Rawalpindi division 32 Muharram violations noticed in Rawalpindi division
RAWALPINDI: Intelligence agencies have noted 32 violations of bans on unauthorised majalis, processions and the use of loudspeakers in the Rawalpindi division so far in Muharram, but only seven cases have been registered so far. According to police sources, there have been six loudspeaker use violations, 15 unauthorised majalis, six unauthorised processions, one provocative speech, one display ...
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Faisal Mosque official ‘target of incitement campaign’ Faisal Mosque official ‘target of incitement campaign’
ISLAMABAD: Amid growing concerns regarding the radicalisation of students, especially in the aftermath of the tragic lynching of Mashal Khan, the issue of extremist activities on campuses has acquired renewed significance. On Wednesday, another worrying incident came to light when a senior Faisal Mosque official alleged that he had been made the target of a concerted smear campaign that had dec...
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Senate body fails to resolve deadlock over NCHD employees’ salaries Senate body fails to resolve deadlock over NCHD employees’ salaries
ISLAMABAD: Deadlock over the salaries and service structure of National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) employees persists, after a parliamentary panel failed to resolve the matter due to what they believed was a lack of seriousness on the part of the finance ministry. The commission, which was established in 2002 as a subsidiary of the Ministry of Federal Education, aims to improve acc...
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NA body undecided on job quota for Islamabad domicile holders NA body undecided on job quota for Islamabad domicile holders
ISLAMABAD: Due to opposition from some members of the ruling party, the National Assembly Standing Committee on Cabinet Secretariat could not give a clear cut decision about the allocation of a separate quota in jobs in the federal government service for those holding a domicile from Islamabad. The committee met on Monday at Parliament House with MNA Rana Mohammad Hayat Khan in the chair and di...
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Four dead as bus falls into ravine in Murree Four dead as bus falls into ravine in Murree
At least four people have died as a coaster carrying 40 passengers plunged into a ravine near Murree, rescue officials said Saturday. The accident also left 19 other people injured. The bus, which was carrying tourists from Mandi Bahauddin, fell into a ravine on the road linking Jheenga Gali with the motorway. According to rescue and police officials, two men and as many women are among t...
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Islamabad only has enough water for one month Islamabad only has enough water for one month
ISLAMABAD: The federal capital is left with only one month’s water supply as both Simly and Khanpur dams continue drying up by more than two inches a day, said the Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI) on Sunday. “We have water till the second week of July. After that the shortage is likely to worsen. However, we hope sufficient rain will fill the dams,” said Chief Metropolitan Officer Asad ...
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