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Pakistan has seven million diabetic patients

Tuesday November 15, 2011 08:39:09 AM, IANS

Islamabad: Pakistan ranks seventh in the world in terms of diabetes prevalence rate and some 7.1 million people in the country suffer from the disease.

Annually, 89,000 people die of diabetes in Pakistan and the number of diabetes patients in the country could hit 11.5 million by 2025, Xinhua reported quoting The News Monday.

This would make Pakistan the world’s fifth largest country in terms of its number of diabetes patients 14 years later, the daily said quoting a report by the World International Diabetes Federation.

The average age of diabetes patients in Pakistan is one of the lowest in the world, said the report.

Nov 14 was the World Diabetes Day.

Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said the day draws attention to the need of preventive measures. “Diabetes is a killer, taking the life of one person out of every 800.”




 
 

 

 

 

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More than 2.5mn people from all across the world have gathered in Makkah for Haj which starts November 05, 2011 this year. Haj, the fifth pillar of Islam is a religious journey to the House of Allah in Makkah. This is in response to the call of Prophet Abraham when Allah commanded him to call mankind to perform Haj. Haj is the largest gathering of Muslims as about three million Muslims from all over the world meet to worship their Lord. All barriers including language, color, class and race are broken.

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