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Zeid urges calm and restraint in West Bank amid deadly escalation -
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 8 (APP): UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid  Ra'ad Al Hussein said Thursday he was extremely concerned about increased tensions and violence in Occupied Palestinian Territory,

UN envoy urges action to make roads safe for school children -
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 8 (APP): Marking International Walk to School Day, Jean Todt, the United Nations Special Envoy for Road Safety, has called for urgent action to halt road deaths and traffic accidents, which, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), kill some 500 children a day.

At UN, Pakistan calls for debt relief to ensure economic development, prosperity -
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 8 (APP): With the adoption of the anti-poverty 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Pakistan has called for the establishment of a multilateral legal framework to tackle the external debt problem so as to ensure development, economic growth and prosperity.

US security officials meet American Muslims ahead of planned anti-Islam rallies -
Washington, Oct 7 (APP) The Department of Homeland Security Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties hosted an Incident Community Coordination Team call with American Muslim community leaders to discuss anti-Islam hate rallies planned to take place in front of mosques nationwide on October 9 and 10.

Chairman Privatization Commission to announce Pakistan's power sector privatization plan in US -
WASHINGTON, Oct 7 (APP): Chairman Privatization Commission Mohammad  Zubair will announce Pakistan's power sector privatization programme at a roadshow being held in Washington on Thursday (Oct 8).

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Peshawar, Islamabad to vie in Blind Champions Trophy final
ISLAMABAD, Oct 8 (APP): Peshawar and Islamabad marched into final of Third Prime Minister of Pakistan Blind Cricket Champions Trophy 2015 after defeating their respective opponents here at CDA Cricket Ground F-9 Park.
England will pose a stiff challenge, says Misbah
KARACHI, Oct. 8 (APP): Pakistan will face a stiff challenge from England team in the three match cricket series, skipper Misbah ul Haq said on Thursday.
Dar, Saad, Waqas steer Lahore Blues in Quaid Trophy
KARACHI, Oct. 08 (APP): The duo of Raza Ali Dar and Saad Nasim took three wickets apiece and Waqas Saleem hit an unbeaten half century as Lahore Blues defeated Sialkot Region by ten wickets in their third final match of Inter Region Qualifying Cricket Tournament here at the National Stadium on Thursday.
Punjab, Islamabad, HEC advance in Governor KP National Junior TT
PESHAWAR, Oct 8 (APP): Punjab, Islamabad, HEC advanced to next round after securing victories against their respective rivals in the ongoing 2nd Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa National Junior Age Group Open Table Tennis Championship being played here at Lala Ayub Sports Arena on Thursday.
Younis Khan all set to break Miandad's record of maximum runs
ISLAMABAD, Oct 8 (APP): Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is considering to award shield to modern batting great Younis Khan in the upcoming home series against England in UAE in recognition of his outstanding performance with the bat.
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National Health Policy to meet MGDs: Gilani PDF Print E-mail
h6666666000000000000666666666.jpgKARACHI, April 22 (APP):  Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani said on Friday that the effective and sustained implementation of the National Health Policy 2010 would go a long way in meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MGDs).The National Health Policy incorporates key priorities such as family planning, maternal and child health, workforce development and meeting the Millennium Development Goals by 2015, he said while speaking at the inauguration of the newly expanded and renovated Accident and  Emergency Department of Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Centre (JPMC) here.Sindh Governor Dr. Ishrat-ul- Ebad Khan, Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Parliamentarians, CM’s Special Assistant Waqar Mehdi, Sindh Chief Secretary Abdus Subhan Memon were also present on the occasion.
Prime Minister Gilani said that the National Health Policy  has been formulated on the basis of  recommendations by the Health Policy Task Force in consultation with all key stakeholders.
The  Prime Minister said that the health sector has traditionally been a neglected area and it did not receive the  attention it rightfully deserved. The vast vacuum  existing between policy decision-making and operational levels impacted adversely upon the delivery of health related services.
The systematic flaws of our mixed health infrastructure  resulted in wastage of resources, duplication of work and inability of health institutions responsible for spearheading the reform agenda.
The broader structural dimensions such as decentralisation, efficiency, economical use of resources and mechanisms of social protection were also ignored, he remarked.
Prime Minister Gilani said that  in 2008, he had ordered the establishment of a Health Policy Task Force to design institutional response to the problems of the health sector.
He announced an additional grant of Rs 55 million for the remaining work of  the on- going renovation and expansion project of JPMC for taking this immense project to a logical conclusion.
He said the abolition of the Concurrent List from the Constitution after the unanimous passage of the 18th Amendment and historic adoption of the National Finance Commission (NFC) Award has empowered the provinces politically, administratively and financially.
Health and Education are now purely provincial subjects and it is for the provinces to rise to the occasion and make the difference through innovative methods of implementation of policies, the Prime Minister said.
“I would like to urge the provinces to focus on building their capacity for effective delivery of health services at the grassroots level, Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani said.
Quoting the Quaid-e-Azam’s message at Eid-ul-Azha on October 24, 1947 the Prime Minister read “Let us mobilise all our resources in a systematic and organised way and tackle the grave issues that confront us with grim determination and discipline worthy of a great nation.”
Referring to the demand of JPMC staff for maintaining the status of the hospital as an autonomous body under the federal government, he said that he will ask the Chairman Implementation Commission Senator Raza Rabbani to visit the federal hospitals and discuss the issues with the Chief Minister, Governor and the administration.
He appreciated the efforts and services of Executive Director JPMC Tasneem Ahsan and incharge of Emergency Department Dr. Seemi Jamali for achieving the goal of making the best and biggest A & E department in a public sector institution in this country.
He said the Hospital has lived up to the expectations of people by responding to the health-related challenges, which should be encouraging for the management and staff of the JPMC.
Of late, Karachi, the financial hub of Pakistan, has witnessed the recurring incidents of terrorism and terrible bomb blasts.  The Hospital and its staff have commendably responded to the challenge of tending to the injured and thus added a glowing chapter of dedicated service, he said. “The people of Karachi are rightfully proud of you,” Prime Minister Gilani said.
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