Pakistan Observer


Sealing Rwp city from Moharram 6-10 decided

Rawalpindi—District administration has decided to seal Rawalpindi city from 6TH Moharram ul Haram to 10th Moharram ul Haram. Over 200 containers will be erected in Rawalpindi city during this period as part of security arrangements. Sources said Rawalpindi district administration, police and traffic police have started making fool proof security arrangements in the entire city to avert any untoward incident on the eve of Ashura. ... Thursday, October 30, 2014 Details

Evolution of local government dire need of time

Islamabad—A one day workshop on the subject of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa local government act(s) 2013 was conducted here in federal capital Islamabad by Devolution Trust for Community Empowerment (DTCE), under the Project “Citizens’” Engagement and Accountability for an Effective Local Government System” This Project is being implemented by DTCE with the support of United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through Citizens’ Voice Project. ... Thursday, October 30, 2014 Details

No Ebola infected case detected

Rawalpindi—The district health authority of Rawalpindi on Wednesday confirmed that no case of Ebola virus has been detected yet in the district, while the health department had been keeping vigil on the situation. Meanwhile, the Airport Administration of Benazir Bhutto International (BBI) had installed ‘Ebola detection scanner’ at the International arrival lounge to scan the in-coming passengers from rest of the world with special regard to the African countries besides USA, Canada, Saudi Arabia and UAE. ... Thursday, October 30, 2014 Details

Police display complete preparedness through flag march

Islamabad—Federal police along with contingents of Pakistan Rangers on Wednesday conducted flag march with an objective to maintaining peace and tranquility in the city during the holy month of Muharram-ul-Haram. ... Thursday, October 30, 2014 Details

Outgoing ISI DG holds farewell meeting with Interior Minister

Islamabad—Outgoing Director General Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) Agency Lt General Zaheer-ul-Islam made a farewell call on Federal Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan here on Wednesday. Speaking on the occasion, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said that ISI, being the premier intelligence agency of the country, is playing a vital role in safeguarding the strategic interests of the country. ... Thursday, October 30, 2014 Details

Lights out of order

Islamabad—Citizens have protested against out of order street lights from Islamabad to Bhara Kahu and Murree Road. ... Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Details

Women Parliamentarians to take lead in promoting child immunization

Islamabad—In a high profile meeting of the Women’s Parliamentary Caucus held in the Parliament House today decided to take a lead in improving the current situation of Polio and Immunization in the country. This is high time for women to play their defining role in protecting our generations from paralysis, said Minister of State for National Health Services Saira Afzal Tarar while chairing the meeting. ... Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Details

Rs250b burnt in form of cigarettes during 2014: SBP

Islamabad—After the shocking revelations made public in the State Bank’s (SBP) recently launched statistical bulletin report according to which more than 64 billion cigarettes were consumed by Pakistanis during the Fiscal Year (FY) 2014, civil society and rights groups have urged the government to adopt a pro-active approach to deal with the situation. Civil society and rights groups expressing dismay over the findings of the report called upon the government to take steps aimed at controlling tobacco spread in the country. According to the report Pakistanis smoked away Rs250 billion in forms of cigarettes during the period. ... Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Details

Mehmooda Mamnoon calls for bridging new, old generation gap

Islamabad—First Lady, Begum Mehmooda Mamnoon Hussain, Tuesday expressed her concerns at the rapidly changing values and norms in society with fast living style of youth. “No doubt, the world is changing fast and we need to cope with it yet once in a while, we should pause and listen to our elders and pay attention to their golden words that are carrying for us rich moral, cultural and traditional values,” said she. ... Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Details

CDA to continue operation against unhygienic food

Islamabad—On the directions of Member Administration and Estate, Amer Ali Ahmed, Health Services Directorate (HSD) continue its operation against the sale of unhygienic, expired and adulterated edible items in the markets of Federal Capital. ... Tuesday, October 28, 2014 Details

Nigerian Air Force chief visits PAF

Islamabad—Chief of the Air Staff, Nigerian Air Force, Air Marshal Adesola Nunayon Amosu visited Air Headquarters here on Monday and paid homage to the martyrs of PAF by laying a wreath on Martyrs’ Monument. On his arrival at Air Headquarters, the distinguished guest was received by Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force. A smartly turned out contingent of Pakistan Air Force presented the Guard of Honour. After reviewing the Guard of Honour, he was introduced to Principal Staff Officers of Pakistan Air Force. ... Tuesday, October 28, 2014 Details

6th Youth Parliament calls on Speaker National Assembly

Islamabad—Members of the 6th Youth Parliament Pakistan called on Speaker of the National Assembly, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, at the Parliament House Monday. Welcoming the MYPs to the Parliament, the Speaker shared in details some of they reforms that have been instituted under his leadership in the National Assembly of Pakistan. From introducing cost-efficiency in the National Assembly to working on developing, alongside the HEC, the introduction of the subject of Parliamentary Studies in higher education institutes across Pakistan, the Honourable Speaker said that his target is to introduce an efficient corporate culture in the working of the Parliament. ... Tuesday, October 28, 2014 Details

Reaching out to children for sake of education

Islamabad—Children, their parents and teachers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) are proud of first Pakistani girl and the world’s youngest Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai and her prestigious award. They identify themselves with the strong-willed brave daughter of Pakistan who raised her voice for girls’ education in the turbulent Swat valley and earned worldwide fame. ... Tuesday, October 28, 2014 Details


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