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After assuming charge, Imran takes his first notice as PM

KARACHI: Prime Minister Imran Khan, after assuming office, has taken his first notice of an ailing young  tennis player after media reported about her acute illness and how she couldn’t bear her medical expenses.

Mehak Anwar, 16, has been suffering from cancer for past four months and seeking treatment at a local hospital in Karachi. She has represented Sindh in various tournaments. Her father works for a government office  and is unable to provide his daughter with appropriate medical treatment due to limited resources.

PM Imran has summoned details of the player’s treatment/ file photo.

Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry announced on Twitter on Tuesday that PM Imran has taken notice of the news circulating on various media platforms regarding the table tennis player’s health conditions and the heavy expenses for medical treatment. Soon after, the prime minister summoned details of the player’s health.

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan also called former Indian cricketer  Navjot Singh Sidhu ambassador of peace and said those who are targeting him for visiting Pakistan are doing great disservice to peace in the subcontinet.

In this handout photograph released by the Press Information Department (PID) on August 18, 2018, newly appointed Prime Minister Imran Khan (C) meets with members of the 1992 Cricket world cup team and former Indian cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu (top R) in Islamabad.

“I want to thank Sidhu for coming to Pakistan for my oath taking. He was an ambassador of peace & was given amazing love & affection by ppl of Pakistan. Those in India who targeted him are doing a gt disservice to peace in the subcontinent,” he said in Tweet.

Stressing the need for dialogue between the two countries  , he said without peace  people of Pakistan and India could not   progress.

“To move forward Pakistan and India must dialogue and resolve their conflicts including Kashmir, The best way to alleviate poverty and uplift the people of the subcontinent is to resolve our differences through dialogue and start trading, he said”


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