9 12, 2023

High-level Meeting of Pakistan’s Task Force on Polio Eradication held


Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar tasked authorities to prepare an emergency polio eradication plan for the next year to target high-risk areas, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said. Polio is a highly infectious disease caused by poliovirus mainly affecting children under the age of ten years. It invades the nervous system and can cause paralysis [...]

15 06, 2012

Willpower most vital to break free from addiction


Tobacco use is one of the world’s most leading preventable causes of death – yet every year nearly six million people die of tobacco-induced diseases. Alarmingly over 600,000 of these individuals are victims of passive smoking, inhaling the smoke exhaled by a smoker. “All tobacco users, including cigarette and shisha smokers, are far more likely to suffer [...]