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May 15, 2016

‘Undermining local culture caused violence’


May 15, 2016


Punjab University Institute of Social and Cultural Studies on Saturday held a consultative meeting on 'research study on the analysis of linkages between art, culture, peace, sustainable development and reconciliation in Pakistan.' 

Besides the PU team, including Dr. Zakria, Dr. Rubeena, Safdar Abbas, Shawaiz, Dr Alia, Asma Zafar, Shermeen Bano and Iqra; experts from all walks of life, including parliamentarians, senior bureaucrats, journalists, lawyers, academicians and art and culture activists, attended the meeting.

The participants argued, "Over the years we have undermined our local culture which created discrimination and violence in society. Because of not appreciating art and culture, our creative industry could not grow." The meeting ended with a consensus, "We should promote indigenous art and culture to create social harmony and sustainable development."

PHC: The Punjab Healthcare Commission aims to improve quality of health service delivery for the people of Punjab by introducing an institutionalised system of quality assurance through implementation of Minimum Service Delivery Standards in both public and private sectors’ healthcare establishments. “The management of complaints of patients in cases of medical negligence, malpractice and failure of service is also a major mandate of the commission,” said Justice (R) Aamer Raza Khan, chairperson of Board of Commissioners of Punjab Healthcare Commission in the 29th meeting of the Board of Commissioners of PHC held here, according to a press release issued on Saturday. Dr Muhammad Ajmal Khan, chief operating officer of the commission, updated the board on the activities of its various departments.

The board reviewed the department progress reports. The board evaluated and finalised decisions on 37 cases of complaints recommended by the sub-committee of the PHC Board. The board expressed satisfaction on the pace of development on MSDS and steps taken for the registrations of over 30,000 healthcare establishments in public and private sectors.

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