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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister House Saturday said PM Nawaz Sharif is overseeing day to day affairs of the state from London as he is duly assisted by his Principal Secretary, Military Secretary and other staff members.
The Prime Minister is kept abreast on routine matters of the country and his directions are accordingly conveyed to the concerned quarters, PM house said.
It is said that PM Sharif is in constant contact with the Federal Ministers, Cabinet members and other concerned. It is important to note that there are no postponements or delays in the matters pertaining to the routine functioning of the state.
Spokesman of PM house said after the Prime Minister undergoes surgery in the coming days he would be instantly discharging responsibilities as the Chief Executive of the country.
It is however natural and understandable that the Prime Minister will be off from any activities when he is actually operated on by the doctors. God willing soon after the surgery the Prime Minister will be supervising State s affairs with the same spirit and energy, the spokesman added.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will undergo heart surgery in London on Tuesday as advised by the doctors. The Prime Minister will be travelling back to Pakistan on the advice of the doctors after the surgery.
QAMBER SHAHDADKOT: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) broke ground on construction of a school in Mondar Lakha Village, Qambar Shahdadkot District.
Sindh Education Secretary Fazlullah Pechuho planted a tree to mark the occasion, which was attended by officials, teachers, students and members of the community.
“We are committed to improving education in the province,” said Dr. Pechuho. “The Sindh government and USAID are increasing access to education as well as enrollment of girls.”
USAID just finished construction on the following four schools in Sukkur and Khairpur districts: Kouro Goth, Tando Mir Ali, Arain and Jhaj Regulator. As part of its Sindh Basic Education Program (SBEP), USAID is providing $155 million to build more than 100 state-of-art schools, and is working with communities to improve school management, increase girls’ enrollment and improve the reading skills of 400,000 children. The Sindh government is contributing $10 million in cost sharing.
In all, 20 schools will be built in Qambar Shahdadkot District with 54 already under construction in Sindh. USAID estimates that more than 50,000 students will get free education at these newly constructed schools.
LONDON: The World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday rejected a call for the Rio Olympic Games to be moved or postponed due to the threat posed by large outbreak of Zika virus in Brazil.
Responding to a call from more than 100 leading scientists, who said it would be unethical for the Games to go ahead as scheduled, the United Nations health agency said having the Games in Rio as planned would "not significantly alter" the spread of Zika, which is linked to serious birth defects.
"Based on the current assessment of Zika virus circulating in almost 60 countries globally and 39 in the Americas, there is no public health justification for postponing or cancelling the games," the WHO said in a statement.
In a public letter posted online on Friday, around 150 leading public health experts, many of them bioethicists, said the risk of infection from the Zika virus is too high for the Games to go ahead safely.
The letter was sent to Margaret Chan, the WHO's director-general, and said that the Games, due to be held in Rio de Janeiro in August, should be moved to another location or delayed.
"An unnecessary risk is posed when 500,000 foreign tourists from all countries attend the Games, potentially acquire that strain, and return home to places where it can become endemic," the letter said.
But the WHO rejected the call, saying Brazil "is one of almost 60 countries and territories" where Zika has been detected and that people continued to travel between these countries and territories for a variety of reasons.
"The best way to reduce risk of disease is to follow public health travel advice," it said.
The WHO's advice is that pregnant women should not travel to areas with ongoing Zika virus transmission, including Rio de Janeiro. It also advises everyone to make all efforts to protect against mosquito bites and to practice safe sex.
Zika infection in pregnant women has been shown to be a cause of the birth defect microcephaly and other serious brain abnormalities in babies.
The connection between Zika and microcephaly first came to light last fall in Brazil, which has confirmed more than 1,400 cases of microcephaly.
First of all I would like to thank all the Pakistani Association of Australia Team and the community for all the efforts and commitment towards the cause. I am proud and happy to serve the community and will try my best to meet the expectations. Our aim is to provide the representation to both Pakis
It is my privilege and distinctive honour to represent and serve the people and Government of Pakistan in Australia. I am delighted to write this message of felicitations to the Pakistani community who is celebrating the 75th Pakistan Day in Australia with great zeal and fervour.