Friday, June 5, 2015

Mirpurkhas Mango Festival set for inauguration

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)
The 50th Golden Jubilee Mango Festival set to be organized in a style that would attract national and international markets for the export of mangos of Mirpurkhas.
These views were expressed by the Commissioner, Shafique Ahmed Mahesar, while presiding over a meeting of Mango Festival M anagement Committee for taking final account of arrangements. The festival will be held from June 4 to 6.
He said that it’s an honour for Mirpurkhas to be the centre of producing mango, the king of fruits, which has huge demand locally and internally. He advised the the Mango Festival Committee members to work with dedication to make the three-day event successful.
Later final touches were given to the festival programme arrangements. The meeting was also attended by DC Rasheed Ahmed Zardari, ADC-1 Muhammad Usman Mahsood, AC Revenue Muhammad Asim, Chairman Management Committee Umer Bughio, Deputy Director Agriculture Yar Muhammad Khaskheli, Horticulturist Shafiqur Rehman Memon, member Karim Memon, DO Social Welfare Khair Muhammad Dahri, DO Sports Muhammad Arshad Arain and others.

Motorcycles distributed to vaccinators in Mirpurkhas

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

The government of Sindh is spending a substantial part of its budget on the betterment of health sector but there are little or no signs of improvement in this particular sector.
This was stated by MPA Khairunissa Mughal while addressing on the occasion of distribution of motorcycles to vaccinators at DHO Office in cooperation with the USAID in Mirpurkhas. 
She regretted that the percentage of protective vaccination in urban areas was 29% while in rural areas it was 14%, which should have been 100%. 
She said that government was taking practical steps to bring improvement in the sectors of education and health. She advised the vaccinators to discharge their duty with the sense of responsibility. She directed the officials of health department to keep an eye on the working of vaccinators and suspended them if found negligent in duty. 
Addressing the occasion Depauty Commissioner, Rasheed Ahmed Zardari, said that District Health Department was giving special attention on the betterment of health department. 
The USAID Programme Manager for Mother and Child Health, Dr Duleep Kumar, said that 550 motorcycles are distributed among vaccinators of 15 districts of Sindh by USAID in order to complete the vaccination task by 100%. District Health Officer Dr Ghulam Ghous Khan, doctors and vaccinators were present on the occasion.