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‘Simple test can detect rare diseases in newborns’

‘Simple test can detect rare diseases in newborns’

KARACHI: Experts at a conference held in connection with Rare Disease Day 2020 at the Aga Khan University (AKU) have said that policymakers and stakeholders must pay greater attention to the challenges posed by rare diseases in Pakistan, mentioning that a simple blood test —

Call to address malnutrition crisis on priority

By Our Correspondent: ISLAMABAD: Speakers at a dissemination event about provision of quality services to pregnant women and newborns have called for addressing the nutrition and health care challenges across the country on an emergent basis. The event was arranged by a global organisation, Nutrition

Women march for rights, gender parity

KARACHI: Women in Karachi celebrated International Women’s Day—as like other parts of the country and the world—to highlight their social, economic, cultural and political achievements as well as pressing their demand for quick action to accelerate gender parity. While debates and talk shows on women

SFDL holds training for Police Crime Scene Unit

By Our Correspondent: KARACHI: Forensic science is an important modern age tool for solving criminal cases, therefore, training of the crime scene investigators bears immense significance for the proper collection of evidence that helps the dispensation of justice in its true spirit. These views were

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Time to work from home, if possible

Gloves are off now in the fight against the novel coronavirus, with the number of people affected increasing every day. It is, then, imperative that we as a nation do everything we can to contain the spread of the virus amongst us. In this regard,

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Building collapse

Yet another building collapsed in Karachi. This time it was a multi-storey building in the residential area of Golimar, and the incident involved two other adjoining buildings. According to reports, construction work was in progress on the top floor of the ill-fated building which was

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Panic buying

By Engr A A Chandani: We came to know through media reports that a slight minority of highly panicked affluent class thronged super stores and markets in Karachi to lift bulk quantities of ghee, cooking oil and other grocery items, while cash starved buyers kept