Mahjabeen Qazalbash. - A file photo

PESHAWAR: Eminent Pashto singer Suriya Khanum, popularly known as Mahjabeen Qazalbash, has been shifted to Lady Reading Hospital Peshawcar (LRH) after she suffered heart attack.

The LRH doctors said Mahjabeen Qazalbash suffered heart attack on Tuesday night after which she was brought to hospital. The doctors after initial treatment shifted her to coronary care unit (CCU) and then to intensive care unit (ICU). Doctors said the condition of Mahjabeen Qazalbash was serious and she was under regular observation.

The veteran Pashto artist has sung thousands of famous Pashto songs. Mahjabeen was born in Peshawar in 1965 and grew up in the same city. Her family basically belonged to Herat province of Afghanistan. Her grandfather had shifted from Qandahar to Herat and her father migrated from Herat to Peshawar. She entered marriage with Aimal Khan, who was a Pashto films actor and belonged to Orakzai tribal district.

Mahjabeen initiated her singing career from the age of 13 and during last 43 years, she sung many hit songs.

‘No death reported from dengue in Khyber’

A total of 359 dengue cases surfaced in Khyber tribal district in 2019, but no death occurred as all the patients were provided timely and free of cost diagnostic and treatment facilities.

According to official data of dengue cases in Khyber district, out of total 359 cases in the district, 303 cases were reported from tehsil Bara, 44 from tehsil Jamrud and 12 from tehsil Landikotal.

All the patients were provided free of cost diagnostic and treatment facilities and no death occurred due to the disease. Official data showed that 3,241 mosquito nets were distributed among people by the government last year to prevent the spread of the disease. Indoor residual spray was applied in various places where dengue cases appeared and adjacent houses were also fumigated. Fumigation was also applied in Shahkas, Nogazi Bara and some other areas and fuel was provided by local MPA as donation.

In 2019, more than 50,000 dengue cases surfaced in the whole country, including over 7,000 cases in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and over a thousand cases in merged tribal districts.

The situation of polio also remained disappointing as more than a hundred cases surfaced in 2019, and most of the cases surfaced from KP.


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