From Sana’s Desk – Glucometer Bans

It may come as a surprise to many that visitors are prohibited from bringing glucometers into embassies in Pakistan. Similar situations may exist in other countries where security concerns lead to blanket bans on items necessary for managing diabetes during visa interviews. In Pakistan, individuals are required to leave their glucometers at home or in […]

Curbing Ultra-Processed Food

Health experts in Pakistan have called for policy measures, including increased taxes, to curb the use of ultra-processed food and sugary drinks, citing the example of Saudi Arabia which has subjected unhealthy foods to heavy excise duties. In 2019, Saudi Arabia expanded an excise tax charged on tobacco and soda to include electronic cigarettes and […]