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A recent survey conducted nationwide showed that six diseases namely, Diphtheria, Whooping Cough, Neonatal Tetanus, Poliomyelitis, Measles and Tuberculosis posed major health problems. A child should be immunized within the first year against these diseases; however, in most of the cases, several vaccinations are needed before a child is

I must confess that one thing I hate is to regard myself as elderly. I have crossed 58. I console by telling myself that I am in the late middle age and not old. But then I realize that you retire when you get to be 60. I am lucky that I am in the legal profession where one does not need to retire and you can keep practicing even if you f

An article appeared in the March 1 New York Times by a psychoanalyst based in New York, Jeanne Safer. The article was titled `Feed Your Dog, Feed Your Soul.' The article is based on one of the writer's patient not responding to therapy for more than nine years; and then suddenly he announced to the psychoanalyst that surprised her as much

On March 7, 2015, the Punjab Assembly passed the Punjab Child Marriage Restraint (Amendment) Act 2015. This Act amended the Child Marriage Restraint Act 1929 (No XIX). The 1929 Act was presented in the Indian Legislative Assembly by Quaid-e-Azam. It accordingly has a historical significance for the people of Pakistan. The Quaid had a spe

You may find it amusing if I tell you that one of my major problems is the amount of stuff I have to read to catch up. Some of it has been pending since the late sixties. If I go to a psychiatrist or a psychologist with this problem, he or she would simply ask me to throw most of the material and start afresh and begin enjoying life. This

Access to health is not a fundamental right under Pakistan's Constitution. No specific provision relating to health is included in the chapter on Fundamental Rights. However, the Constitution contains a chapter on the Principles of Policy of the State of Pakistan. It is the responsibility of each organ and authority of the State, and of e