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177,000 Pakistani children die before fifth birthday from malnutrition: minister

ISLAMABAD: Micro-nutrient deficiencies are widespread in Pakistan and have profound effects on immunity, growth and mental development of children. Every year, more than 177,000 Pakistani children die before their fifth birthday due to malnutrition. This was highlighted by Minister for National Food Security and Research Syed Fakhar Imam while addressing participants of a workshop titled […]

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Pakistan’s first plastic road made with 10-tons of bottles goes functional

(Web Desk) ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Interior Minister, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, launched the country’s first plastic waste-paved road. The project, which was accomplished with the help of a public-private collaboration (Capital Development Authority, Coca-Cola, and National Incubation Centre), intends to address the country’s massively mismanaged plastic trash problem, which is the worst in South Asia (in terms […]

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Arandu gets Community Business Center

CHITRAL: A community-managed business center was inaugurated at Arandu in Lower Chitral district. The business center is established by Sarhad Rural Support Programme with the financial assistance of PATRIP foundation. The border town of Arandu in district Chitral connects Kunar and Nuristan provinces of Afghanistan with Pakistan. The business center comprises of 20 shops, offices, […]

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Construction of high-rise buildings in Chitral; permanent danger for public safety

CHITRAL: Chitral is witnessing competitive increase in the construction of high rise buildings particularly in Chitral town and Drosh that is dangerous as the area is on dangerous seismic zone. Regardless of the fact that Chitral is located in sensitive seismic zone, the builders continued to construct multi-storey buildings violating construction Standard Operating Procedures. These […]