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19/01/17

Provincial Minister for Food Bilal Yasin has ordered that Food Authority will monitor supply of milk to all major cities of Punjab. He said that those involve in mixing of chemicals and other unhygienic material in milk will be dealt with iron hand. Today minister Food Bilal Yasin has raided two milk producing factories at Okara. At this occasion while talking to media Bilal Yasin has said that detergents, chemicals and unhygienic material were being mixed with milk in these factories which is highly dangerous to human health especially for children. Minister order to seal these factories named Gujjar Dairies and Kashmir Diaries. Bilal Yasin also ordered to registered FIR and arrest the factory owners. He directed officers of food Authority to collect sample for lab test, in which the sample was positive and showing mixing of detergents and chemicals in milk. Minister ordered to waste 25000 liter unhygienic milk on spot. He said that Punjab Food Authority is working round the clock to ensure the availability of healthy food and milk to the public. He said that Food Department has started campaign against the mafia involved in mixing of unhygienic chemicals across the province. He said that Food Department on their intelligence reporting is raiding on diaries and food factories to ensure the quality of food. At this occasion, ADC Revenue Okara, Deputy Director Food Authority, officials of Health Department accompany the Food Minister.   

19/01/17

In order to provide total medical solution to all complications related to women health including maternity, ovaries and bladder under one roof, a Uro-Gynea center for outdoor patients has been established at Lahore General Hospital. Provincial minister for Population Welfare Begam Zakia Shahnwaz inaugurated the center today during a function attended by Prof. Ghiyas Un Nabi Tayyab, Principal Post Graduate Medical Institute and Lahore General Hospital, Prof. Mumtaz Ahmed President Pakistan Association of Urological Surgeons, prof. Muhammad Nazeer, Prof. Nuzhat Khawaja, Prof. Farhat Naz, MS Dr. Ghulam Sabir, faculty members and a large number of young doctors and nurses.

The Principal and other doctors told on this occasion that Uro-Gynea center will be very helpful for the treatment of pre and post childbirth complications faced by the mother in the same vicinity. Both urologists and gynecologists would be available at the same time and patients would not be bothered to be referred to other departments.

In her address, the minister said that proper pause between births of children is essential for mother and child health. She said that a large number of woman and children in Pakistan are facing s food shortage and an effective awareness campaign among women is required in this connection so as to sensitize them about taking good food during pregnancy. Dr. Ghulam Servar said that in order to fully utilize the limited sources and development, so far made, it is vital to be limited according to our size. The event was also addressed by Dr. Shahjehan, Dr. Khizar Hayat Gondal and Dr. Zeshan.

18/01/17

The Department of Ophthalmology, Lahore General Hospital has started, first time in Pakistan, the treatment of blindness by adopting modern technique of change of cornea in a successful manner. This type of first operation has been carried out successfully by restoring the vision of a 12 year Alishba of class 5 the last day. The parents and relatives of Alishba has expressed their gratitude and thanks to Prof. Dr. Abdul Hayye, the head of surgeons team and Principal PGMI and LGH Prof. Ghiyas un Nabi Tayyab who bore all the expanses of this successful operation. This type of operation, called DSEK in medical language, has been conducted first time in Pakistan successfully by Prof. Abdul Hayye, in-charge unit II of Eye Department, LGH. Alishba, daughter of one Habib Ahmed, a resident of Kot Abdul Malik is first beneficiary patient from this technique in which cornea is changed. Doctors of the department themselves contributed the amount for buying cornea from Sri Lanka, preparation of cornea from FEMTO laser and expenses of operation. Prof. Abdul Hayye told in this regard that it is a modern way of treatment which will help removal of cornea related complications giving back the blessing of visibility to many patients in Pakistan. He said that it was matter of pride for us that LGH has taken initiative in Pakistan to start this type of operations.

Principal Post Graduate Medical Institute and LGH Prof. Ghiyas un Nabi Tayyab congratulated Prof. Abdul Hayye and his staff and said that his success will add the good name of the hospital. He said that all the departments of LGH are advancing because LGH administration is focused on research and enhancement of doctor’s professional capacity by conducting training workshops and medical symposiums.

18/01/17

Vice Chairperson Overseas Pakistanis Commission (OPC) Punjab, Shaheen Khalid Butt informed that Chief Minister Punjab has Accorded approval to set up a dedicated desk for overseas Pakistanis in Lahore Development Authority (LDA). Giving detail in this regard, he said that this desk would facilities expats regarding sale / purchase of their properties and provide up dated information. He further told that Chief Minister has instructed the relevant department to fully cooperate with OPC in Connection with resolution of the problems faced by Overseas Pakistanis and necessary orders in this regard, have been conveyed to the departments concerned. Shaheen Khalid Butt told that setting up of dedicated Police Station / facilitation center for Overseas Pakistanis in four divisions of the province including Lahore, Gujranwala, Rawalpindi and D.G Khan is in the final stage and these centers would become functional soon. He further said that establishment of OPC is the vision of Chief Minister Punjab who is fully committed for the solution of the expats Problems. Shaheen Khalid Butt told that the CM Punjab personally monitors the performance of OPC and so far half of received complaints of the Overseas Pakistanis have been addressed by OPC.

18/01/17

Pakistan has left behind India in development race. According to the Asian Age Newspaper, India is behind Pakistan and China in ranking of World Economic Forum. World Economic Forum report consisting of economic growth and development and other economic indicators has been released in Davos. The report states that Pakistan is at 52ndwhile India at 60th number among 79 growing economics of the world. According to the report, IDI depends upon 12 development indicators. Besides GDP growth, reviewing stability and coordinated equality is necessary to judge economic development in a comprehensive manner. Lithonia is at the top of the list in growing economic powers, Azerbaijan at second while Hungry at third number. It is worth mentioning that India is behind in economic growth as compared to a number of neighboring countries. In ranking, China is at 15th, Nepal at 27th, Bangladesh at 36th and Pakistan has been placed at 52ndnumber. Russia is at 13th and Brazil at 30th while Poland, Rumania, Uruguay, Latonia, Panama, Costa Rica, Chili at the end of the list.  Majority of the countries are wasting opportunities of economic growth while lessening inequality as there is a need of evolving a new growth model and sources of measurement, leading policy makers.