April 25: The Telegraph report by Anne Gulland states that Pakistan is the first country in the world to announce it will vaccinate children against typhoid as it battles with an outbreak of a highly drug-resistant form of the disease. The new vaccine will be incorporated into the routine childhood immunization schedule in response to an outbreak of typhoid, which is resistant to five different antibiotics.
Yeni Safak: Pakistani religious leaders to work for Afghan peace
October 5 – Yeni Safak states that Pakistan's key religious leaders have assured an Afghan government-sponsored peace council that they will do their part to help end Afghanistan’s decades-long conflict. "We assured the Afghan delegation that we are ready to play a role in bringing peace to Afghanistan," Maulana Sami-ul-Haq, head of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam, told Anadolu Agency by phone Thursday.