Govt initiates work for setting up of new mother, child care hospitals in Punjab: CM

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has said that the government has initiated work for setting up of new mother and child care hospitals in the province to provide quality treatment facilities to masses.

In a statement, he said that mother and child care hospitals are being set up in Lahore, Multan, Mianwali, Rajanpur, Layyah, Attock, Bahawalnagar, Dera Ghazi Khan and Sialkot.

The Chief Minister said that Nishtar Hospital-Two in Multan, Sheikh Zayed Hospital-Two in Rahim Yar Khan and Cardiology Institute in Dera Ghazi Khan are also being set up.

He said that emergency wards of the hospitals in Rahim Yar Khan, Sargodha, Bahawalpur are being upgraded, whereas new state-of-the-art district headquarters hospitals are being set up in Chiniot, Hafizabad and Chakwal.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Raghagan dam incident: Rescue 1122 successfully completed search operation

The Rescue 1122 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has successfully completed the search operation after recovering bodies of another three missing persons from Raghagan dam, district Bajaur.

With recovery of these dead bodies the death toll in the incident has soared to seven.

Four teams comprising twenty-five divers of Rescue 1122 took part in the search operation, which continued for four days.

Eleven people were rescued alive after the boat carrying tourists capsized in Raghagan dam on Wednesday.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Four killed in Gujranwala road accident

Four persons were killed and eight others injured in a collision between a van and a truck in Gujranwala on Sunday.

According to Rescue sources, the accident occurred near 'sabzi mandi'.

All the injured and dead were shifted to nearby hospital, said sources.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Mine landslide kills four in Harnai

Four people have been killed during a landslide in a coal mine in Shahraq area of Harnai district.

According to Levies sources, all the four bodies were retrieved from under the debris after six-hour hectic efforts.

An official of the mines department, who was present on the spot, told Radio Pakistan that the labourers were digging coal deep inside the mine when they got stuck due to the landslide.

The official added two of the deceased belong to Swat district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa while the two others hail from Afghanistan.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Eid-ul-Azha: Over 60,600 tons of offals, garbage lifted in Karachi

In Karachi, over sixty thousand six hundred tons of offals and garbage was lifted and dumped at landfill sites in three days of Eid-ul-Azha.

Sindh Solid Waste Management Board said in a statement in this regard that offals of sacrificial animals lifted from various parts of the city were properly buried in the trenches.

Meanwhile Spokesman of Sindh government Barrister Murtaza Wahab and Managing Director Sindh Solid Waste Management Board Zubair Channa visited various parts of district central and east of the city and expressed satisfaction over lifting and dumping of offals and hides from the city.

Source: Radio Pakistan