Consultative seminar on disabled persons’ rights
Islamabad—A day-long national consultative seminar on implementation of United Nation Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) will be held here on Thursday.
The seminar is being organized by the Directorate General of Special Education and Social Welfare, Ministry of Capital Administration and Development in collaboration with Sightsavers Pakistan.
This first consultative seminar is being arranged with an aim to strengthen the participation of all stakeholders in the process of service delivery and programme design for the realization of the rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Margalla Hills Park, hub of large diversity of birds, animals
Islamabad—Margalla Hills National Park (MHNP) inhabits a wide variety of birds and animals and hardly anywhere in Pakistan one can see such a large diversity in such a limited area. Main reasons for high diversity of birds in MHNP are that this region combines many ecological components that together make it a unique location.
No other Pakistani location could come even near in the number of species seen. As a result of a series of faunal survey of the park, 54 species of butterflies, 37 species of fish, 9 species of amphibians, 20 species of reptiles, 380 species of birds, 21 species of small mammals and 15 species of large mammals were recorded.
10 school grounds converted into evening parks for ladies
Rawalpindi—The district government on Thursday converted 10 government school grounds into evening parks for ladies and children as there is no such facility in the city. Senator Najma Hameed, Assistant Commissioner Qurat-ul-Ain Fatima and DMO Saima Yunus jointly inaugurated the park Government Comprehensive Girls Higher Secondary School, Dhoke Kashmirian after which nine other school playgrounds would stand opened for ladies in evening after school hours.
Course on ‘Underground Space utilization and Tunneling’ at NUST
Islamabad—NUST Institute of Civil Engineering (NICE), School of Civil & Environmental Engineering (SCEE) of National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) is conducting one week short course on “Underground space utilization and Tunneling, from June 11-15.
The areas of education for underground space utilization and tunneling, which will be covered in the short course includes specialized training for policy makers and project managers, engineers and designers working for urban and rural area development works to provide comfortable, safe environment and smooth working in tunneling field.
Meditation improves brain wiring in just one month
RESEARCHERS have found that just a month of meditation training alters brain wiring in ways that could open the door to new treatments for mental disorders.
They looked at the effects of integrative body-mind training (IBMT) on two groups of university students.
Scans showed physical changes in the brains of the volunteers after just four weeks, or 11 hours, of training.
Pak, Oman have common views on important issues
Islamabad—Senate Chairman Syed Nayyar Hussain Bokhari on Thursday said that Pakistan and Oman enjoyed traditional commonalities of religion, culture and values along with shared views on matters of mutual significance.
He was talking to outgoing Ambassador of Oman, Muhammad Bin Saeed Bin Muhammad Al Lawati, who called on him at the Parliament House here.
Pakistan is as dear to us as Saudi Arabia: Darwaish
Islamabad—Vice president Al Imam Muhammad Bin Saud University Saudi Arabia Professor Ahmed Yousif Al Darwaish on Thursday expressed the wish to see Pakistan as an advance and prosperous country in every field of life. He was speaking at a reception arranged by International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) in his honour.
He said that future of the Islamic Umma is co-related with an energetic skillfull and well educated youth, therefore ,it is our prime responsibility to provide such facilities and atmosphere where our youth could prepare them selves for their future responsibilities.
30 students to attend WISE summit in Doha
Islamabad—Following the success of the 2010 and 2011 Learners’ Voice Program, in which 49 learners from 31 countries were carefully selected to participate, the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) kicks-off its search for the 2012 generation of Learners.
WISE invites representatives of institutions, organizations, programs and networks to nominate outstanding and motivated young learners to participate in the WISE Learners’ Voice Program.