Five new cases of polio throughout the country

KARACHI: Five new cases of polio have been reported in various parts of the country, four from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and one from Baluchistan, ARY News reported on Saturday.

Cases of paralyzing disease were reported in Lakki Marwat, Pishin in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Qilla Abdullah in Balochistan.

The number of polio cases in Pakistan has reached 17 during the current year.

Meanwhile, a three-day polio campaign is underway in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. During the campaign, more than 6 million children under five will be vaccinated in the province.

Speaking at the inaugural ceremony in Peshawar, Health Minister Taimur Saleem Jhagra said the government is committed to eradicating polio disease.

Read more: New poliovirus cases reported in Sindh, Balochistan, KP

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (IGP) police inspector general Sanaullah Abbasi (RPO) ordered regional police officers (RPOs) to strengthen the safety of polio equipment during vaccination campaigns.

A Rotary International delegation called Prime Minister Imran Khan on February 5, where they were informed about the government’s efforts to fight the polio virus in the country.

The delegation led by the president of the organization received information on immunization campaigns throughout the country to combat the virus. It was reported that more than 250,000 polio workers were involved during the process and that more than 40 million children were given polio drops.

The Rotary delegation praised the efforts of the government.



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Two brothers drown in the Bolan River

BOLAN: Two brothers drowned in a river in Bolan, Baluchistan on Thursday, ARY News reported.

The rescue officers transmitted the two brothers, who came from Quetta, drowned in the river while they bathed.

Upon being informed of the incident, trained divers arrived on the scene and fished their bodies.

Read more: Drowned Fisherman’s Body fOund, family suspects foul play

Separately, a 19-year-old student drowned in the Poonch River in Azad Jammu and Kashmir today.

According to the details, the teenage student, Hamid Raza, fell into the river while trying to take a selfie at the edge of the river in the Kotli district of AJK.

Police said Hamid Raza was trying to take a selfie by the river when he slipped and fell.

The rescue divers recovered his body from the river and transferred him to the hospital to carry out the medical-legal procedures.

The sources said the deceased was a B.A. at a local university



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Very cold weather forecast for Balochistan, KP, GB and Kashmir

ISLAMABAD: The assembled office predicted on Thursday a very cold climate in northern Balochistan, the upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit Baltistan and Kashmir, reported ARY News.

A mostly cold and dry climate is expected in most of the country, according to the weather forecast.

Fog is likely to prevail in flat areas of Punjab during nighttime hours.

A mostly cold and dry climate is expected in Balochistan, while very cold in Quetta, Kalat and Ziarat. In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa a very cold climate is expected in the agencies Peshawar, Mardan, Swabi, Chitral, Astore, Malamjabba, Dir, Kalam and Kurrum.

In addition, an extremely cold and dry climate is expected in Gilgit Baltistan and Kashmir.

Dry weather with cool night is expected today in Karachi with a minimum temperature of 10 degrees Celsius, said the Pakistan Meteorology Department.

According to the Pakistan Department of Meteorology (PMD), the current cold wave in the city will likely persist until February 1.

The humidity will remain between 40 and 50% in the city in the morning, while between 15 and 25% in the night today.

The rain occurred in isolated places in the last 24 hours in Peshawar, Chirat, Malamjabba, Dir, Kakul, Takhtbai, Islamabad, Gujrat, Sialkot, Attock, Mangla, Jhelum, Chakwal Sahiwal, Gujranwala, Mandi Bahauddin, Rawalpindi and Kashmir.

The weather remained cold and dry in other parts of the country.

Lowest minimum temperature recorded in Skardu -15 ° Celsius, Kalam, Bagrote, Parachinar -11 ° C, Astore, Gupis -10 ° C, Kalat -06 ° C, Malamjabba -05 ° C, Quetta -04 ° Celsius, Dir y Rawalakot -03 ° C.




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New west wave to bring more rain, snowfall in Balochistan, other areas

ISLAMABAD: A west wave is likely to approach northwest Balochistan on Sunday (today) and is expected to approach the central and upper parts of the country for the next 24 to 36 hours, according to the office forecast.

Mainly cold and dry weather is expected in most of the country. However, cloudy weather with light rain and snowfall over the mountains is expected in isolated places in northern Balochistan, the upper Khyber Pakhtunkwa, the center of Sindh, southern Punjab, Gilgit Baltistan and Kashmir, the Department of Meteorology of Pakistan (PMD) has said in its forecast.

A widespread rain with snowfall is expected over the hills in northwestern Balochistan, Upper Punjab, Islamabad, Gilgit Baltistan and Kashmir, in scattered places in the center of Punjab, while in isolated places in southern Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkwa and other districts of Baluchistan on Monday.

The assembled office also warned of the risk of closing inter-cities that connect roads and landslides due to snowfall in Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan, the upper mountainous areas of Khyber Pakhtunkwa and northwestern Balochistan.

Quetta is experiencing a partly cloudy climate with a temperature of zero degrees Celsius today.

The known department has forecast rain and snowfall over the mountains in Quetta, Zhob, Kalat, Qilla Saifullah, Qilla Abdullah, Loralai, Musakhel, Barkhan, Pishin and Ziarat in Balochistan.

Light rain or drizzle is also expected in Gawadar, Jiwani and adjacent areas during the period.

A partly cloudy climate is expected in Karachi with a minimum temperature of 13.0ºCelsius today, while the maximum temperature will be between 26-28 degrees.

The humidity is expected to remain between 80 and 90% in the morning and between 40 and 50% at night in the city. The wind direction will remain west or northwest, according to the meteorological office.

The assembled office forecast a partly cloudy weather with chances of drizzle in Karachi on Monday.

Mainly cold and dry weather is expected in other parts of Sindh. However, light rains are expected in isolated places in Shaheed Benazirabad and Hyderabad.

The lowest minimum temperatures today recorded in Skardu with minus 13 ° Celsius, Parachinar, Gupis -12 ° C, Bagrote -11 ° C, Kalam -09 ° Celsius, Astore -08 ° C and Hunza -07 ° Celsius.




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CM Balochistan says not taking Quddus Bizenjo’ remarks severely

QUETTA: Chief Minister Balochistan Jam Kamal on Thursday mentioned that he was not giving a lot consideration to the remarks of the Speaker Balochistan Meeting Abdul Quddus Bizenjo and mentioned that the coalition authorities within the province has carried out after coming into energy, ARY NEWS reported.

He mentioned that the governments ought to solely be judged by the works it had carried out somewhat than hurling blames at one another.

“It could not matter if I say that the Middle or a province shouldn’t be performing to my expectations,” he mentioned.

Whereas refusing to touch upon the remarks of Bizenjo, who introduced to topple the incumbent authorities led by the chief minister, Jam Kamal mentioned that these might be his private remarks and he isn’t taking it severely.

“Solely Bizenjo may inform as to what’s going on in his thoughts,” he mentioned whereas terming him a ‘jazbati’ member within the Balochistan Awami Occasion (BAP), who has a observe report of giving such statements.

Speaker Balochistan Meeting Abdul Quddus Bizenjo has introduced to deseat incumbent Chief Minister Jam Kamal with an in-house change within the province, ARY Information reported on Thursday.

Speaking to ARY Information, Abdul Quddus Bizenjo, who additionally remained chief minister of Balochistan, mentioned that Jam Kamal has failed (to run the province). He vowed to carry an in-house change within the provincial authorities.

Learn Extra: Abdul Quddus Bizenjo meets Speaker Punjab Meeting

Bizenjo, who can be a member of ruling Balochistan Awami Occasion (BAP), mentioned that the social gathering couldn’t be placed on stake for the sake of the chief minister.

“The Chief Minister’s Secretariat has been transformed right into a bunker. The social gathering couldn’t be broken for a person,” Speaker mentioned.



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Centre to cooperate with Balochistan govt in reduction work: Dr. Firdous   

ISLAMABAD: Particular Assistant to the Prime Minister on Data and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan has assured to increase full cooperation to the provincial authorities for the reduction and rehabilitation of these just lately affected by rains and snowfall in Balochistan.

Speaking to the media individuals in Quetta on Wednesday, Dr. Firdous mentioned that well timed rescue efforts of Nationwide Catastrophe Administration Authority with the cooperation of provincial authorities helped saved many treasured lives in addition to ensured provision of medical assist to these injured in rain and snowfall associated incidents, Radio Pakistan reported.

Learn Extra: Dying toll from snow-related incidents in AJK, Balochistan soars to 100

The particular assistant mentioned that Prime Minister Imran Khan offers immense significance to the event of this useful resource wealthy province. She careworn that growth of Pakistan is linked with the event of Balochistan.

Dr. Firdous mentioned that the prime minister has successfully and forcefully introduced the case of Kashmiris on the worldwide fora. She mentioned the reiteration of US President Donald Trump’s supply for mediation on Kashmir dispute, throughout assembly with Prime Minister Imran Khan at Davos, displays the success of our overseas coverage.



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