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Karachi: Dogs bite more than 26,000 people in 2022

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  • 78% were bitten by stray dogs.
  • Injured victims include 83.6% men, 16.4% women.
  • Cases increased by 30% in Karachi during Dec and Nov.

In 2022 so far, more than 26,000 people have been attacked by dog in Karachi.

Stray dogs ruled the streets of the port city all year while the city’s administration remained unsuccessful in dealing with the problem.

According to official statistics, 9,829 people were brought to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC) with dog bites, while 7,733 people were taken to the Civil Hospital. In Indus Hospital 9,000 were brought with dog bite-related injuries.

The stats showed the victims included 83.6% men and 16.4% women, while children also remained unsafe. Around 32% of the people affected are at least 14 years old, while 68% of victims are aged over 14.

As many as 78% of those injured were bitten by stray dogs, while 22% were wounded by pet dogs and cats.

Cases of dog bites increased by 30% in Karachi during the months of November and December, while 781 people were injured in flood-affected areas from July to December.

However, the Sindh health department said that it has plenty of anti-rabies vaccines available to deal with injuries due to dog bites.

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Saudi Arabia rewards brave police officer ASP Shehrbano with a royal pension.

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Sources claim that when the two met at the Saudi embassy, where the ambassador was entertaining the courageous female officer, the diplomat gave ASP Shehrbano the information.

The Saudi ambassador praised the police officer’s bravery and assured her that her family’s travel expenses to Saudi Arabia as a royal guest will be covered by the Saudi royal family.

He gave the ASP high marks for her poise and selfless dedication to her work in managing an agitated environment.

One day before, the Gulberg ASP visited the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Syed Asim Munir, at General Headquarters.

The head of the army acknowledged the significant contribution Pakistani women made to society as a whole.

He was cited as adding, “Since independence, Pakistani women have made a name for themselves both at home and abroad thanks to their skill, perseverance, and determination.

Additionally, ASP Shehrbano’s name was suggested by IG Punjab Usman Anwar for the Quied e Azam Police award.

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36% of fresh faces make it to the National Assembly.

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Following the general elections of this year, a record 36% of new members have joined the National Assembly.

There are now 96 new legislators that have been elected to the assembly out of 265 total. In the general elections, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) has elected the most number of fresh faces as Independents.

Of the new faces, eleven PPP and MQM members, as well as fifteen PML-N members, have become MNAs for the first time. The IPP’s Abdul Aleem Khan and Awn Chaudhry were elected to the National Assembly for the first time.

Ataullah Tarar of the Pakistan Muslim League-N, Mir Jamal Khan Raisani, the party’s youngest member, was also elected from Balochistan for the first time and made it to the lower house.

Sher Afzal Marwat, Latif Khosa, and Barrister Gohar Ali Khan, who is supported by the PTI, are some of the fresh faces. In the last parliament, Shandana Gulzar had a reserved seat; however, this time, she was elected to a general seat.

Arshad Vohra, Syed Mustafa Kamal, and Rauf Siddiqui of the MQM were also elected to the National Assembly for the first time.

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The government declares March 2 a public holiday.

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In the province capital, Madhu Lal Hussain’s 436th annual three-day urs festivities will get underway on Saturday.

Secretary Auqaf Dr. Tahir Raza will execute the customary chador laying on the saint’s grave to kick off the urs festivities.

On this occasion, ulema Mushaikh, members of the Religious Committee, and a sizable crowd of devotees will take part.

For the Urs gift, the Auqaf Department has set up Rs 459,000. The agency and local police put together impenetrable security plans for the guests.

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