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Nishtar S. The NCD Cooperative. The Lancet, 2017

Nishtar S. The NCD Cooperative. The Lancet, 2017 Nishtar S. The NCD Cooperative : a call to action. The Lancet, 2017...

Road to Anti-corruption

Road to Anti-corruption Published in The News International, October 3,...

Nishtar S, Gluckman P, Armstrong T. Ending childhood obesity

Nishtar S, Gluckman P, Armstrong T. Ending childhood obesity: a time for action. Lancet 2016 Jan 22. pii: S0140-6736(16)00140-9. doi:...

Nishtar S. Delivering the WHO we need. BMJ, May 19, 2017

Nishtar S. Delivering the WHO we need. BMJ, May 19, 2017...

Nishtar S. Opinion: A new deal for health. Devex May 2, 2017.

Nishtar S. Opinion: A new deal for health. Devex May 2, 2017.

Nishtar S. Open letter to WHO DG candidates

Nishtar S. Open letter to WHO DG candidates: reply from Sania Nishtar. 2017 May 20;389(10083):1978-1979. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(17)31254-0. Epub 2017 May...

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Saving Women and Girls

Ending childhood obesity: a time for action

18th Amendment: five years on

Published in The News International on April 12, 2015: It has been five years since enactment of the 18th Amendment to the constitution of Pakistan and four years since the end of the term of several committees that were given the mandate to iron out related implementation issues. Despite progress, major issues still lurk that negatively impact performance of the federal and provincial governments. These issues need to be addressed urgently. Just for clarity, this comment refers only to the provincial autonomy-related covenants of the 18th Amendment and matters arising as a result of abolition of the concurrent legislative list. The comment underscores the need for an institutional arrangement to tackle post-18th Amendment issues, outlining several points. First, the amendment has created an ‘ambiguity’ in the employment status of thousands of federal functionaries, whose services were either placed with the provinces after abolition of several federal ministries and/or transfer of respective departments from federal to the provincial level or those that were transferred to other federal ministries. These functionaries have been placed in a lower hierarchy and are not entitled to the...

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