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SUICIDAL SINDH: Why are so many from Scheduled Castes killing themselves?

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BY XARI JALIL: The suicide rates in Sindh especially among the Scheduled Castes are at an alarmingly high rate. Our investigative report finds out the reasons why so many people in this community resort to killing themselves. The answers are grim.

WHO study findings on high COVID child mortality rate not in...

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A usually high child mortality rate of 14 percent in children with COVID reported in a recent WHO-sponsored study based on 1100 infected children is not consistent with 0.19% fatality rate in infected children up to age of 18 years across the country as compiled by the NCOC

Climate march on November 8

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Social and political activists have announced that they will be holding a Climate Justice March on Monday, November 8.

WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY: When a home becomes a prison

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As Pakistan marks Mental Health Day, mental health experts say society must prioritise help for children who are scarred from emotional strain.

Dengue new hurdle for hospitals amid COVID

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Although COVID-19 infections have just started to wane, dengue is on the rise with hospitals once again buckling under the pressure of increasing patient loads.

White Stripes in a Green World

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This August 14, two members of the Christian community open up about issues they feel strongly about.

A country where even vaccination is a privilege

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May 27th, 2021; By Hamid Riaz; LAHORE; “6000 people live in my camp. Out of these 3000 are eligible for the vaccine. But not even one has been vaccinated so far,” says Hameed Safi, an Afghan Refugee residing in a camp in Charssadah.

Busting vaccine myths

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Why are antibody test counts so low after getting vaccinated for COVID-19? Is it unsafe for pregnant women to get the jab? Is AstraZeneca's vaccine dangerous for younger people? Health experts have the answers...

Lahore hospitals on the brink of oxygen shortage

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April 25th, 2021; Asra Haque & Hamid Riaz; LAHORE; As critical cases increase, so does the healthcare sector's demand for oxygen cylinders. But suppliers are already diverting industrial supplies to hospitals and are warning of an India-like situation if the pandemic is not reined in.

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کیا شہری ہوا بازی کے وفاقی وزیر غلام سرور خان نے پی آئی اے پر خود کش حملہ کیا؟

Jul 05. 2020: کپٹین خالد تنویر ہیں جنہوں نے اپنی زندگی کے 25 بہترین سال پی آئی اے میں بطور پائلٹ کے گزارے تھے مگر اب انکا نام بھی مشکوک یا جعلی لایسنس رکھنے والے پائلٹس کی لسٹ میں آ گیا ہے جو وفاقی وزیر شہری ہوا بازی غلام سرور خان نے قومی اسمبلی میں پیش کی تھی ...

PALPA terms list about dubious licenses as ‘fake’

Jul 05. 2020: Khalid Tanwir is a retired commercial airline pilot who has given 25 precious years of his life to the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA); he has the experience of thousands of flight hours. But on June 25, 2020, a bombshell ...

International Stories

CJP terms allegations against Teesta Setalvad “preposterous”

Trustees of the Indian human rights organization Citizens for Justice and Peace on Tuesday issued a statement condemning the arrest of Indian activist and journalist Teesta Setalvad by Gujrat Police, which the organization held is an attempt to target her work with victims of the post-Godhra riots of 2002.

مودی کے خلاف بیس سال تک جد و جہد کرنے والی انسانی حقوق کی کارکن تیستا ستلواد گرفتار

گجرات فسادات میں موجودہ انڈین وزیر اعظم نریندر مودی کے کردار خلاف بیس سال تک جد و جہد کرنے والی صحافی اور انسانی حقوق کی کارکن کو سپریم کورٹ کے فیصلے کے بعد جعل سازی اور مجرمانہ سازش کے الزام میں گرفتار کر لیا گیا ہے.

22 years behind bars – A Pakistani jailed in India awaits repatriation

By Xari Jalil: Muhammad Waris who has been in an Indian prison for 19 years but and even after being ‘technically released’ continues to languish for three years in a UP police station waiting to be repatriated.

STATE OF LIMBO: The Forgotten Mentally Challenged Prisoners of India & Pakistan

17 prisoners, believed to be of Indian origin, have been languishing in Pakistan's prisons for over a decade. Due to their mental state, the Interior Ministry and the Indian High Commission have so far been unable to identify their nationality