Poliovirus Sample Found In Sewage Water Of Pakistan’s Rawalpindi

Poliovirus was detected in the sewage water, in Pakistan’s east Rawalpindi district, during a sampling process, the district health authority said, yesterday.

The sample was collected on Aug 10, in the district, located in the country’s east Punjab province, where sewage sampling is done on a monthly basis, the health authority said.

The recently detected virus was found to be genetically linked to the YB3A cluster, which is active in Nangarhar, Afghanistan, the health authority said.

Earlier, on Aug 30, poliovirus originating from Afghanistan was detected in the sewage system in Lahore, the provincial capital of Punjab.

Punjab is planning a new campaign in both Rawalpindi and Lahore from tomorrow, to respond to the positive environmental samples in both cities.

In the five-day anti-polio drive, 800,000 children will be administered vaccine across Rawalpindi, with a particular focus on the areas from where the virus was found

Source: Nam News Network

Death anniversary of Iconic ghazal Habib Wali observed

Iconic ghazal and film playback singer Habib Wali Muhammad was remembered on his 9th death anniversary today [Sunday] and paid rich tributes for his lifetime services for the entertainment industry.

Born in Rangoon, Burma in 1924, Habib Wali Mohammad embarked on a singing career during the 1950s when he was in his early 20s in Bombay.

He participated in several local music competitions winning the first prize in one such competition in 1941 slowly establishing his reputation as a singer.

He died on September 3, 2014 after a protracted illness at the age of 93.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Asia Cup 2023: Bangladesh beat Afghanistan by 89 runs

In the fourth match of Asia Cup at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, Bangladesh beat Afghanistan by 89 runs.

Batting first, Bangladesh scored 334 for a loss of 5 wickets in alloted fifty overs.

Chasing the target, Afghanistan were all out at 245 in 44.3 overs.

Source: Radio Pakistan

PIA introduces connected flights between Pakistan, China

Pakistan International Airlines has introduced connected flights between Pakistan and sixteen cities of China via Beijing in partnership with Air China.

Talking to newsmen on the sidelines of China International Fair for Trade in Service in Beijing today, PIA Country Manager Bilal Afzal said that the passengers can also travel from sixteen cities in China to Islamabad by availing of this offer.

He said that PIA is currently operating one weekly flight on the Islamabad-Beijing-Islamabad route every Sunday but working on a plan to add a new direct flight between the two countries.

The country manager said PIA offers a twenty percent discount for students with free baggage of eighty kilograms for economy class and one hundred kilograms for executive economy on flights between Pakistan and China.

He said that discounts on cargo from China to Pakistan and vice versa are also being offered and businessmen and traders can benefit from it.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Pakistan Navy flotilla visits Port Umm Qasr, Iraq during overseas deployment

The Pakistan Navy Flotilla comprising PN Ships HIMMAT, DEHSHAT and MUHAFIZ visited Port Umm Qasr, Iraq during Overseas Deployment to Gulf countries.

Upon arrival at the port, PN Ships were received by Commander of Umm Qasr Naval Base Rear Admiral Laith Abdal Satar, senior Iraqi Navy officials and Defence Attaché of Pakistan at Iraq, a Pakistan Navy news release said on Saturday.

The Mission Commander along with Commanding Officers of ships called on Commander Iraqi Navy Rear Admiral Mazin Abdul Wahid and senior naval leadership of host Navy.

During the interactions, matters of mutual interest were discussed and enhancements of bilateral ties in all spheres were reaffirmed.

Source: Radio Pakistan