ISLAMABAD, May 8 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz  Sharif Sunday urged the people, attaining age of marriage,  to go through pre-marital screening for thalassemia to ascertain  whether any of the would-be couple, carried the gene or not.

In his message to the nation on occasion of World Thalassemia  Day observed on May 8, the Prime Minister urged people from all  walks of life, especially the parents, planning their children  to tie the knot, to encourage pre-marriage tests of thalassemia  in the country.

He called upon every Pakistani to make a resolve to prevent Thalassemia in the country.