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“We will bring Dawood back”, says Home Minister Rajnath Singh

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Dawood Ibrahim's sister was involved in land grabbing, extortion, kidnapping, and murder.
Dawood Ibrahim's sister was involved in land grabbing, extortion, kidnapping, and murder.

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

Speaking his mind on terrorist Dawood Ibrahim, in the Parliament today, Home Minister Rajnath Singh reassured the citizens that the government would do everything in its power to bring the underworld don back to India.

The Home Minister also emphasised that Pakistan was bound by international obligations to locate and extradite Dawood, and said, “Pakistan was under international obligation to find him, as Interpol has already issued a Red Corner notice against him. Pakistan has been repeatedly requested by India to find him, but it has failed to do so. We will bring him back.”

“India has credible information about his presence in Pakistan. Despite overwhelming documentary and other evidence handed over to Pakistan, Pakistan has failed to locate Dawood Ibrahim and initiate legal process,” he further added.

Reiterating India’s commitment to bring back Dawood, Singh also said, “Whether we have to pursue Pakistan or pressurise it, we will not rest till Dawood Ibrahim is brought back, adding that India has maintained a continuous vigil on Pakistan over this issue.

The statement comes after minister of state for home affairs Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary, made the controversial remark, that Dawood Ibrahim was in Pakistan

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Pakistani Doctors Blame Quacks for Alarming Rise in HIV Cases: Report

Pakistan was considered a country of low HIV prevalence for long, but the disease is expanding at an alarming rate with about 20,000 new HIV cases reported in 2017 alone, according to the UN

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The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) has blamed quack doctors practicing without training and professional certification for an alarming rise in the number of HIV positive patients in the country, the media reported on Wednesday.

The doctors associated with the PMA said that the quacks, especially fake dentists, spread the virus by using instruments that were not sterilized, adding that despite free-of-cost availability of life-saving antiretroviral drugs at government hospitals, mortality ratio among patients carrying the virus was also increasing.

An alarming surge in HIV cases has been witnessed in five districts of Pakistan’s Punjab province, with 70 to 90 cases being reported monthly at the main government health facility in Faisalabad city, Dawn News reported.

Earlier this month, an international team of experts from the World Health Organization kicked off an investigation into the sudden HIV outbreak in Pakistan’s Sindh province after over 700 people were diagnosed with the virus in a matter of weeks, most of them were children.

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School girls light candles in the shape of a ribbon during a HIV/AIDS awareness campaign ahead of World Aids Day, in Ahmedabad, India, Nov. 30, 2016. (VOA)

Following the outbreak, authorities launched a crackdown on unqualified doctors as well as illegal blood banks and laboratories said to be involved in spreading the disease. At least 17 quack doctors were arrested and more than 70 clinics in Larkana district were shut down, according to Xinhua news agency.

According to the PMA, over 600,000 quacks are currently practicing in the country with more than 80,000 based in Punjab province alone.

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The association demanded the government to make all-out efforts to stop the menace of quackery in the country.

Pakistan was considered a country of low HIV prevalence for long, but the disease is expanding at an alarming rate with about 20,000 new HIV cases reported in 2017 alone, according to the UN. (IANS)