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Stray dogs on the rampage

Article in DAWN:

Faisalabad: The city’s canine population has grown dramatically over the last few years and as a result hundreds of people have been bitten by stray dogs, but this is not a matter of concern for the newly-created towns or the district administration.

Visits to various areas of the city reveal that a number of people have been attacked by stray dogs. A match of stray dogs with human beings can be witnessed in most parts of Faisalabad district, especially in rural areas, when the night falls. Some of these dogs are rabies-affected and they can kill human beings in no time.

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Shortage of anti-rabies vaccines

Editorial in DAWN:

PARTICIPANTS in a workshop in Peshawar on rabies were right in demanding that the government manufacture anti-rabies vaccine to save the lives of people bitten by stray rabid dogs. They contend that as many as 150, prostate 000 people are bitten by stray dogs every year, buy of which up to 5, advice 000 people die of rabies because they do not receive timely treatment. Despite forming a National Rabies Control Programme five years ago, the government has yet to allocate funds for it which would make it functional.

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