Health

The government refused to renew a No Objection Certificate (NOC) required for Doctors Without Borders (MSF) to continue working in the tribal areas.

Doctors say better working conditions, salaries and improved law and order in Pakistan are the main reasons they quit their jobs abroad.

On-going military operations and the diligence of vaccination teams have resulted in no new polio cases in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) since July 27, 2016.

The KP government plans to enact a law to curb the use of 'ice', a potent form of methamphetamine.

Militancy is the biggest obstacle to health care in Afghanistan and to Pakistan's efforts to help Afghan HIV/AIDS patients.

Contraception is the best way to ensure families are prosperous and the country progresses, development specialists and religious scholars say.

Pakistan also plans to educate Afghans on HIV transmission and treatment in order to reduce stigma and encourage people to get tested.

The Paraplegic Centre in Peshawar is manufacturing customised wheelchairs, giving users increased mobility and a sense of normality.

Pakistan's tribal areas are nearly polio free after military operations defeated the militants, health officials say.

The Taliban destroyed hundreds of health facilities in FATA and KP, but health workers are returning after the Pakistani military eliminated militants from the areas.