Dec 312017
 
Finding Salman Irshad was like dream coming true: Aaqib Javed

Aaqib says that the moment he saw Salman bowling in the nets, he realised that this bowler has potential to perform for Pakistan cricket. — Geo News KARACHI: Aaqib Javed, the head coach of PSL team Lahore Qalandars, has hailed the talent of Salman Irshad, the team’s new bowling sensation from Kashmir. Aaqib said that the moment he saw Salman bowling in the nets, he realised that this bowler has potential to perform for Pakistan cricket. “I saw him bowling at 145kmph during Lahore Qalandars’ Rising Stars trials in Azad Kashmir and that very moment I decided to pick him,” Aaqib said. “There’s no doubt that after fine tuning and some training, he’ll be able to bowl at speed of more than 150kmph,” the former bowler and member of Pakistan’s 1992 World Cup winning squad added. He said that the inclusion of a player from Kashmir is matter of pride not only for him, but also for the Lahore Qalandars’ team, and for the PSL as well. “Finding him was like a dream coming true for us,” Aqib said. “We wanted a bowler of this kind, a bowler with strong action and pace, a bowler who can change mindset of the players from that region,” the former Pakistan pacer said of Irshad. 22-year-old Salman Irshad was included in Lahore Qalandars extended squad earlier as 21st member of the team by the franchise. He is inducted as talent hunt player by the franchise. Salman was spotted during Lahore Qalandars’ trials in [Read More…]

Dec 312017
 
WHO declares outbreak of human cases of influenza A/H1 N1 public health emergency

PESHAWAR: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared outbreak of human cases of influenza A/H1 N1 a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) under IHR 2005 in Pakistan. The WHO… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Dec 312017
 
ECP designs RMS for transparency

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has designed Result Management System (RMS) to improve accuracy, efficiency and transparency of results tabulation process in the upcoming general… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Dec 312017
 
Numerous problems

Pakistanis are already facing numerous problems, both economically and socially. The list of things we are deprived of is long and includes, but is not limited to, lack of affordable housing schemes, poor healthcare facilities, lack of pure drinking water, etc. One of the most deadly issues we face is the distribution and sale of fake medicine. This includes fake birth control pills, anti-malaria pills made of potato and starch and cough syrups. A research report by the World Health Organization (WHO) concluded that one in 10 medical products circulating in low and middle-income countries are either substandard or falsified. As a concerned parent, it scares me every time I have to get medicines for my children. The basic healthcare facilities are a right of every citizen of Pakistan. In the same report by WHO, there was something which caught my attention. A program launched by a Switzerland-based global healthcare company offers a portfolio approach in the healthcare industry, primarily aimed at increasing availability and affordability of 15 medicines addressing key non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The good news is that the company behind this initiative plans to roll out this program in 30 countries. This program seems like the beacon of light at the end of a dark tunnel. I strongly believe that we need to get rid of the menace of fake medicines because these are playing with the health of the people. Nuzair A Virani Karachi