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PM wants speedy development of mineral sector in Balochistan: Asim

Fri, 18 Sep 2020, 11:24 AM ISLAMABAD, Sep 18 (APP): Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Lt. Gen (retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa on Friday said that after the decision of stay order by World Bank tribunal in Reko Diq case, the Prime Minister Imran Khan had directed to accelerate development of mineral sector in Balochistan. “Stay order by World Bank tribunal on $ 6 billion award against Pakistan is a great relief,” Asim Bajwa said in a tweet. He said the Prime Minister had directed to fully support government of Balochistan for accelerating development mineral sector in a transparent manner and structured system. Besides, he said the PM also wanted utilization of best technology, while local investors and local human resource should be involved during the development process

Nine polio cases found in Punjab, Balochistan

DAWN REPORT LAHORE: The polio eradication campaign suffered a major blow when nine new polio cases, including seven of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type-2 (cVDPV2), were reported from two provinces on Thursday. The “outbreak” of cVDPV2 would be a cause of serious concern for global health organisations as Pakistan is among a few countries reporting such cases which have almost been eliminated globally. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), cVDPV remained a menace to the end game of polio eradication as it is one of the main causes of re-emerging polio apart from vaccination refusal. Of the nine, two were the wild poliovirus cases that were reported from Rahim Yar Khan district of Punjab and Killa Saifullah of Balochistan, paralysing the kids completely. The situation remained very alarming in Punjab where five out of total seven children were paralysed by cVDPV2, while others were reported from Hyderabad and Korangi in Sindh. In Punjab, Jhang district detected thr