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.
The Express Tribune: Archbishop of Karachi Joseph Coutts to be elevated as cardinal
May 20: The Express Tribune report by News Desk states that Karachi’s Archbishop Joseph Coutts is set to be appointed as a cardinal by Pope Francis on June 29. The announcement was made during Pentecost celebrations after the holy mass by the Vatican head. Coutts will be the second Pakistani archbishop to be honoured with the position after the death of cardinal Joseph Cordeiro back in 1994.