ISLAMABAD: Every third newborn baby in two remote districts of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa dies due to poor facilities at district hospitals, certified data collected by The News from 20 districts of the two provinces revealed. The data shows that Continue reading 30pc newborns die in DI Khan, Mianwali hospitals
In its election manifesto Pakistan Muslim League-N had promised to strengthen the Basic Health Units (BHUs) in the country but after seven years of the party’s rule in Punjab, as many as 619 BHUs in the province still have no Continue reading 619 Basic Health Units in Punjab without doctors
ISLAMABAD: Punjab that celebrated International Disability Day by beating the protesting blind persons in Lahore has the smallest number of disabled population whereas the terrorist-hit Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) has the highest number of disabled persons but no law is in place Continue reading No law in place to address issues of disabled persons
ISLAMABAD: Punjab Information Commission has taken the bull by the horns. In a landmark judgment handed out Monday, the commission has directed the Punjab Assembly to display on its website the attendance record of all MPAs. So far the information Continue reading Upload MPAs attendance on web, Punjab PA directed
ISLAMABAD: In a clear violation of the law, the President’s Secretariat says it is not a public body and hence it doesn’t fall within the ambit of the Freedom of Information Ordinance 2002, said a letter received by The News Continue reading Does access to information law not apply to Presidency?
ISLAMABAD: Following the footsteps of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, though Punjab government has introduced a Right to Information (RTI) law but DCOs and patwaris continue to deny public access to official record. Exactly one year has gone by Continue reading Right to Information Act
ISLAMABAD: As the PML-N and PTI have locked horns in the political battlefield, educating masses doesn’t seem to figure in their priorities with approximately 42,000 positions of teachers vacant in the Punjab and 4,550 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Official data obtained Continue reading Education not top priority of Punjab, KP govts
ISLAMABAD: Lack of essential medical equipment is resulting in thousands of preventable deaths in both the Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) as there is no Computerised Tomography (CT scan) machine for at least 31 million people living in 23 districts of Continue reading No CT scan machines in 16 districts of Punjab, seven of KPK