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GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST DIABETES: ISLAMABAD CALL TO COMMITMENT AND ACTION

Islamabad- The foundation for the “Islamabad Call To Commitment and Action”” was presented today at the concluding session of the Pakistan Diabetes Leadership Forum (PDLF). The key points are the outcome of discussions and presentations by health practitioners and policy makers from Europe, Middle-East and Pakistan, who have over the past two days highlighted the alarming spread of diabetes in Pakistan and the urgency in improving diabetes care at both local and national levels. The recommendations echo the Government of Pakistan’s vision to collaborate and work with all concerned parties.

DIABETES IN PAKISTAN TO DOUBLE BY 2035

Islamabad-There are around 6.7 million people with diagnosed diabetes in Pakistan. It is estimated that this number will rise to 12.8 million by 2035, which puts Pakistan among the top countries with the highest number of population suffering from diabetes. This was stated at the opening session of the Pakistan Diabetes Leadership Forum (PDLF), which is taking place in Islamabad from 1-2 March and includes speakers from Europe, Middle-East and Pakistan. The inaugural session was addressed by Ms.

Denmark upgrades Diabetic Clinic

Islamabad-Mr. Lars Rebien Sørensen, CEO & President of Novo Nordisk A/S, who is currently on a two-day visit to Pakistan, inaugurated Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) Diabetic clinic, while meeting patients and discussing the impact of diabetes. Mr. Sorensen emphasized that diabetes is a disease that can be treated effectively and that it can be prevented through awareness and healthy lifestyle. PIMS has upgraded its Diabetic Foot Clinic, which is the first diabetic foot clinic in the twin cities.

HEAD OF DENMARK'S LARGEST COMPANY IN PAKISTAN DISCUSSES TRADE TIES

Islamabad-“Novo Nordisk is investing in numerous training and education programs to improve diabetes awareness in Pakistan. We have also tripled our work force over the last two years, and we expect to employ more people in the future as we have strong faith in the business potential of Pakistan”. This was stated by Mr. Lars Rebien Sørensen, CEO of Denmark’s largest company, Novo Nordisk A/S, during his meeting today with Minister for Commerce, Engr. Khurram Dastgir Khan and Chairman of Board of Investment, Dr. Miftah Ismail.

DANISH PROGRAM FOR DEMOCRACY

Islamabad (Staff Reporter) The Government of Denmark today launched a USD 3.5 million program for Pakistan on democratic development and good governance in joint collaboration with the civil society organisation PILDAT (Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency). The new program was announced during the presentation of Pakistan Report of State of Democracy in South Asia – an event organized by PILDAT with support of the Danish International development agency (Danida).

Danish Pakistani Business Council Officials meet with new Pakistani Ambassador

Copenhagen (Special Reporter) Danish Pakistani Business Council held an introductory meeting with new Pakistani Ambassador H.E. Mr. Masroor A. Junejo.

DENMARK PROPOSES SOLUTIONS TO ENERGY CHALLENGES

Islamabad (Diplomatic Desk)“Danish companies are global leaders in green energy and energy efficiency. In these areas, Denmark has something to offer Pakistan, which is facing a serious energy challenge. We have started a dialogue with Danish businesses about these opportunities in Pakistan”. This was stated by the Danish Ambassador to Pakistan, Mr. Jesper M. Sorensen during his meeting with Mr. Abid Sher Ali, Minister of State for Water and Power.

Ambassador of Denmark visits FCCI

Faisalabad (Commerce Reporter) The Ambassador of Denmark, Mr. Jesper M Sorensen has said that Denmark and Pakistan can jointly enhance trade volume to the satisfactory level for both sides as we see many avenues of mutual cooperation and bilateral business development. He was talking to the members of Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industries today.

Mr Sorensen arrived Faisalabad from Islamabad this morning on one day visit. He visited FCCI and met with the prominent business men of the area.

Businessmen asked to focus on Scandinavian countries for trade

Islamabad (Staff Reporter) Ambassador Masroor A. Junejo, Pakistan Ambassador-designate to Denmark visited Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry and interacted with businessmen to get their input on ways and means for further improving trade and economic relations between Pakistan and Denmark.

He said Scandinavian countries including Denmark, Norway and Sweden are growing markets which offer great potential for Pakistani products, especially textiles and Pakistani businessmen should accelerate efforts to explore more business opportunities in these markets.

Pakistan-Denmark Parliamentary Friendship Group will promote relations -Jesper M. Sorensen

Islamabad (Diplomatic Reporter) The Ambassador of Denmark, Mr. Jesper M. Sorensen, today called upon Mr. Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Speaker of National Assembly. During the meeting, Ambassador Sorensen stressed that Parliament is not only the very symbol of Pakistan’s democracy, but also in keeping government accountable as elected representatives on behalf of the people.

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