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PM Imran Khan has nothing to do with DPO transfer, Sohail Waraich lays bare facts

Editor’s Note -This is a malicious story originated by Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz. Pakistan’s Senior Journalist Sohail Waraich sets the record straight. In our opinion this is typical mischief perpetrated by the forces of corruption led by the jailed former rigged election product Nawaz Sharif. It is also an effort to destabilise not only the government of PM Imran Khan, but also to impact the improving economic and security environment of Pakistan.

As the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government recovers from the embarrassment caused by an incident involving Khawar Farid Maneka, one of Pakistan’s senior journalists has come up with yet another twist to the story.

The host of Geo TV’sAik Din Geo K Sathshow and columnist Sohail Waraich says neither Prime Minister Imran Khan nor his wife Bushra Imran has anything to do with the transfer of Pakpattan District Police Officer (DPO) Rizwan Gondal.

According to media reports, Gondal was reportedly transferred at the behest of Khawar Farid Maneka, the former husband of Bushra Imran after the Punjab police officials offended him by intercepting his vehicle.

In his weekly column, the inimitable journalist wrote in Daily Jang that the actual story is completely different from what has been largely reported.

He goes on to reveal that an intense tug of war and acrimony persisted between Maneka and Bushra Imran, rejecting the common perception that the divorce between the two took place in an amicable manner.

Sohail Waraich says the differences of personalities led to the divorce between the two despite their efforts to keep the union intact. All the arrangements and interventions from close friends to save the relationship also failed.

The mistrust between the parents of five children continued to deepen even after Bushra Maneka tied the knot with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan.

In the run-up to the July 25 elections one of Maneka’s brother, a candidate of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, openly expressed his resentment of their former sister in law.

In the first incident that took place on August 5, Sohail Waraich writes that Mubashira Maneka and Ibrahim Maneka, children of Farid Maneka and Bushra, were intercepted by the police. A heated argument ensued between police and Ibrahim who contacted his father by mobile phone. Maneka rushed to the spot and took his children away.

According to an inquiry report prepared by the Punjab Police, Ibrahim said in his statement that the incident took place when he along with his sister was walking to the shrine of Baba Farid.

After the incident, Khawar Farid conveyed to his ex-wife that the police had acted at her behest.

Angered over the incident, Ibrahim and Mubashira stopped talking to their mother. On the other hand, Bushra Imran thought it to be the work of Khawar Farid’s brother who was pitting children against their mother.

Khawar Farid also probed the DPO to reveal the name of the person behind the whole episode. “What could the DPO have told when there was nothing to tell,” Sohail Waraich wrote.

Before the dust had settled, came August 23. Khawar Farid, his new wife, servants and guards were intercepted by police while they were on their way to the Peer Ghani State.

An inquiry report prepared by Additional IG Abu Bakar Khuda Baksh, Khawar Farid Maneka didn’t pull up when he was signalled by police.

Maneka, however, argued that he neither saw any police post nor any red light.

According to the columnist, the police chased the two cars of Maneka’s convoy and intercepted them.

Farid Maneka came out of his vehicle and introduced himself. Officers were insisting for vehicle search suspecting the presence of illegal arms in the custody of Maneka’s guards.

Maneka then contacted DPO Rizwan Gondal and informed him of the situation. The DPO, the columnist wrote, asked the officers to let Maneka go.

The second incident strengthened his suspicion that the police were acting on someone’s orders and Bushra Bibi was the prime suspect thinking that she was doing all this out of vengeance.

Ahsan Jamil Iqbal, a family friend of Maneka’s, intervened after both the sides exchanged allegations.

Jameel approached Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar whom he had acquainted during a couple of meetings in Bani Gala and brought the issue into his notice.

Additional IG Abu Bakar Khuda Baksh in his inquiry report wrote that neither Punjab IG nor another police officer had asked DPO Gondal to apologize to the Manekas.

But a suggestion indeed came up during a meeting at the Chief Minister House that either Gondal should apologize or give an explanation to Ibrahim Maneka.

Meanwhile, the issue surfaced in the media and the transfer of DPO became politicized.

Explaining the entire episode, Sohail Waraich wrote that two different forces of the Punjab Police; Highway Patrolling and the Elite Force, have intercepted the Maneka family.

Both the incidents took place late at night when police see everybody with suspicion and don’t hesitate in manhandling citizens.

Such incidents are commonplace in all of Punjab and one of them happened in Pakpattan, but the transfer of DPO became the talk of town just because the issue involved Punjab CM, First Lady and her former husband.

Excerpted:

The News, Pakistan

 

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Essentials for National Health Policy of Pakistan For: 2018 – 2038

Essentials for National Health Policy of Pakistan

For: 2018 – 2038

Dr. Faisal Khan, M.B.B.S, MPH, MCPS 

Al-Dar Hospital Madina Munawara, Saudi Arabia.

 

To achieve the most challenging goal “Naya Pakistan – Healthy Pakistan,”our new federal government has to plan systematic, immense and massive reforms across Pakistan in the health sector, with the aim to bring back top medical professionals from abroad to carry out and implement the upcoming new health policy. Federal Govt has to execute some truly effective medical teaching institutions reforms in all over Pakistan unanimously with the help and consent of all provincial governments, federal & provincial ministries of health, doctor’s associations, paramedical alliances, ministries of education, higher education commission, PMDC and DRAP. Same time there is a need to plan to introduce positive changes to the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) and Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) to give the country a truly effective national health policy for next 20 years, under the vision of “Healthy Nation – Healthy Pakistan”.

List of Top 8 Health Issues in Pakistan

1 – Tuberculosis
2 – Hepatitis A, B and C
3 – Dengue fever
4 – Ischemic Heart Disease
5 – Stroke
6 – Cancer
7 – Diabetes
8 – Malaria

Photo & List – Courtesy Transparenthands.org

The leadership of new Govt has to create special task force and social support groups on permanent basis to handle and look after all issues related to public health, medical teaching, health information system, medical research and also community awareness regarding health issues  in the country, along with other issues related to curriculum, quality of medical graduates and a continuous supervision of all teaching & learning process related to health sector in Pakistan.

The basic aim of these proposals to focus on the construction of an effective health policy to deal with the main challenges we are facing in the public health segment as a developing country, which demand more systemic approaches from governance, management, and leadership for the betterment of healthcare sector in Pakistan. If we have to design and construct truly an effective national health policy then it’s an essential need to keep in view the following basic facts regarding current healthcare conditions in Pakistan as per united nations and world health organization’s recent statistics.

  • The current population of Pakistan is 201,313,705
  • Maternal mortality rate: 260/100,000 live births
  • Neonatal mortality rate: 46.6l1000 live births
  • Infant mortality rate: 72/1,000 live births
  • Under age 5 mortality rate: 65.75/1000 births
  • Physicians in country: 7.8/10,000 population
  • Nurses and midwifes: 3.8/10,000 population
  • Healthcare workforce (physicians, nurses andmidwives): 11.6/10,000 population

 

Our newly elected government has to face so many challenges to designing a perfect national health policy. There is a need for radical improvement in already existing hospitals, medical colleges, healthcare institutions, dispensaries, health units, nursing colleges, LHV training centers, to make them state of the art institutions, directly responsible for providing medical & surgical treatment, nursing care and all types of healthcare facilities to the people of Pakistan. New health policy should be helpful to deal with health inequalities among urban and rural areas and also between different classes of the society.

As we know Human resources in healthcare sector are not properly and systematically planned in Pakistan, with the result that there are only 7 to 8 doctors & and only 3 to 4 nurses for every 10 thousand people. So, our new health policy should be able to deal with the problem of “brain drain” from rural to urban areas and abroad. It’s also time to scaling-up and to increase the number of public health care workers, their distribution, and to polish their capabilities. New Govt has to play its role in providing quality essential healthcare services equally in all urban and rural areas to reduce the burden of out-of-pocket expenditure derived from seeking good healthcare facilities in the private sector, for the low socioeconomic status population.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s a stage to develop new dimensions for a multicomponent multidisciplinary approach and also legislation through parliament to achieve the goal and to help meet the unmet demand for health services through effective rules, regulations and a better national health policy. A mandatory legislation needed to increase contact and concern with child health, vaccination programs, and also steps towards child protection, with an improvement in healthcare response to domestic violence and abuse, with an influence of awareness and education about childhood immunization & vaccination.

New health policy also has to fulfil a significant demand for women health care, especially maternal health care. Only 33 percent of births take place in a health facility, and less than two fifths (only 38 per cent) of births occurred with the assistance of a skilled medical practitioner. Pakistan has a high fertility rate of 4.2 million new births annually. This rapid population growth will further strain an already overstretched, overburdened and underperforming health care services delivery system, including deliveries by skilled birth attendants. So, there is a need for an effective family planning & population control policy as well.

The service structure for doctors, nurses and para-medical staff need to improve, currently, it is not well defined, it favours tenure over competence, it largely ignores technical capacities and does not allow encouragements, incentives or rewards for performance. The conduct of education for medical, nursing and related cadres is mostly conventional and does not utilize recent developments in the field of medical & health education. So, there is a serious need to develop a well-organized system for continuing medical education for all health providers, they should be continuously updated, supervised and should be well equipped with the latest skills to tackle emerging diseases.

The federal and provincial governments will have to clearly plan and forecast their human resource requirement for next 20 years in the health sector, according to the proposed services in the particular areas. The government should have to take vigorously short term and long term steps to achieve the balance in manpower and needs of the public health sector. Provincial health ministries must have to develop, implement, maintain and continuously update a database of health human resources, including the government sector, private sector, social support groups and different non-governmental organizations related to the health sector. Countrywide campaigns should be launched to endorse and promote the everlasting roles that of health researchers, physicians, nurses, midwives, allied health professionals and social support groups should have to play in providing and delivering effective health facilities to the public.

Federal and all provincial health ministries should have to launch awareness campaigns with the help of social support groups & media to educate the people regarding advantages of: healthy lifestyle,  healthy food, balanced eating habits, family planning, anti-narcotics, importance of vaccinations, importance of healthy activities, importance of daily exercise & sports, importance of playgrounds, walking tracks, plantation, pollution control, clean environment, public parks, gyms, sports clubs,   disadvantages of: obesity, fast food, beverages, extra salty or sugary products, self-medication, all types of smoking. Moreover, awareness campaigns about seasonal diseases, infection control programs, effective health information system, emergency mobile units, ambulance services, medical Insurance, school vaccination and issuance of health cards to the general public also good ideas, these concepts could be more successful it will be followed by all above-mentioned awareness campaigns.

 

Dr. Faisal Khan

M.B.B.S, MPH, MCPS, (Scholar)

Madina Munawara

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Mobile: Only on Request

Email: drfaisalkhanarticle@gmail.com

 

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