8074 cases of HIV-AIDS reported in country: NA Informed
ISLAMABAD: Minister for Health Services Saira Afzal Tarar has informed the National Assembly on Thursday that 8074 cases of HIV-AIDS were reported in the country during the last one and a half year from January 2016 to 30th June 2017.
She informed that HIVAIDS cases were reported in Federal Capital, Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan and KP. While describing the numbers she said that 503 in Federal Capital, 3878 in Punjab, 2521 in Sind, 881 KP and 291 in Baluchistan province, she added. She said that HIV-AIDS cases have alarmingly increased in the current year as compare to the last year and added that many cases had revealed in Punjab province.
However, the National Assembly also was informed that government has taken concrete steps for development of agriculture sector. Replying to a question during the question hour, Minister for Inter Provincial Coordination Riaz Hussain Pirzada said that subsidy on fertilizers was increased to thirty-nine billion rupees in last fiscal year.