» 07/31/2012, 00.00
In Karachi, 11nurses drink tea laced with poison during Ramadan
The incident occurred in one of the city's hospitals, where the victims are now recovering in the intensive care unit. The health care facility has launched an inquiry to find out who laced the tea.
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Lent: Catholic Church to help widows, visit the disabled, offer food baskets to the poor
Local parishes are preparing for the period before Easter. In Hyderabad funds have been raised to help widows and their children. In Lahore, buses will take volunteers to visit the sick. In Karachi, catechism students, seniors, and children will take part in activities.
For Caritas secretary, the heat wave’s death toll is close to 800, and the government has to act
Caritas Pakistan executive secretary Amjad Gulzar slams outages that left Karachi’s 20 million people without power. Heat stroke victims “should have access to adequate medical facilities.” Most victims are elderly and poor. Ramadan has made the situation worse.
Christian and Muslim nurses, a symbol of love and a “bridge between faiths”
A Party to celebrate the nurses’ work was organized May 12th, for the world day, at St Raphael’s hospital. The 150 health workers, Christian and Muslim, who took part in the festivities, were publicly thanked by Fr Aftab James Paul, director of the diocesan commission for inter-religious dialogue.
In Pakistan, Catholic nurses are the "light and hope" of the poor and sick
The Diocese of Faisalabad organised a meeting to mark International Nurses Day with the participation of priests, nuns and ordinary citizens. Nurses talked about their problems, asking for greater job security and training. For vicar general, nursing is like the priesthood, "a vocation that comes from God".
“I was on the truck with Bhutto when all hell broke loose,” said Shahbaz Bhatti
The chairman of the All Pakistan Minorities Alliance (APMA) witnessed yesterday’s terrorist attack in Karachi. The death toll now stands at 138 with more than 400 people wounded. Police blame terrorists; for Ms Bhutto’s husband, elements within the government are the culprits.
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