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NPC publishes Dr. Ayyub Sabir’s book

Islamabad—The Nazriya Pakistan Council (NPC) has published an exclusive book in Urdu on rights of minorities in Pakistan entitled as ‘Pakistan Mai Ghayr Muslimon k Haqooq’. The book has been written by eminent research scholar, educationist and author of many books on Pakistan, Prof. Dr. Ayyub Sabir while the preface of this book has been written by Zahid Malik, chairman NPC ... Friday, September 19, 2014 Details

Balochistan students, teachers visit IIUI

Islamabad—A Balochistan Rural Support Programme (BRSP) delegation of teachers and students Thursday visited International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI). 45 member delegation of BRSP exposure programme was headed by Ghulam Muhammad Muhammadi, District Programme Manager,Youth Empowerment Project, Quetta, said a press release. ... Friday, September 19, 2014 Details

Islamabad Bar Council comes into being

Islamabad—Ministry of Law has issued notification for the establishment of Islamabad Bar Council, a licensing authority, for the lawyers of the federal capital. Earlier the lawyers of Islamabad were issued licenses from the Punjab Bar Council (PbBC) like other areas of the province, however, the lawyers of the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) had long been demanding of a separate bar council equivalent to the provinces. ... Friday, September 19, 2014 Details

Young photographers’ work reflecting USAID projects opens

Islamabad—The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Thursday, opened a photo exhibition at Kuch Khaas Gallery featuring its work throughout Pakistan. The photographs submitted in a USAID photo competition opened to Pakistanis between the ages of 14 to 20. Last date for submission of works is September 21. According to a release issued by the agency, the competition held earlier this year required that photographs highlight a USAID project anywhere in Pakistan. More than 400 contestants from throughout Pakistan submitted photographs. ... Friday, September 19, 2014 Details

Ministry urged to vacate schools

Islamabad —The Interior Ministry should move police force from government schools to somewhere else to enable the protesting children to resume their studies there. ... Friday, September 19, 2014 Details

PAF C-130 aircraft airlifts relief goods for flood-hit areas

Islamabad—A PAF C-130 Aircraft carrying 20,000 Kg of dry ration comprising Atta, Rice, Pulses, Dates, Biscuits and Mineral Water took off from PAF Base Nur Khan and landed at Multan Airport on Thursday. A fleet of six PAF Helicopters is also engaged in rescue and relief operations in these areas, said a PAF spokesman. These helicopters have rescued hundreds of flood stricken people who were stranded in the low lying areas of Southern Punjab. ... Friday, September 19, 2014 Details

After clerics, doctors too call for use of iodized salt

Islamabad—Doctors and nurses of the capital’s hospitals, Thursday, gave a unanimous call for use of iodized salt within and outside the premises of hospitals. A few days earlier clerics and religious scholars of Islamabad and Pindi at a seminar had given the same call asking the people to make it (iodized salt) a daily part of their food. This time, however, the call came from the custodians of people’s health, doctors themselves who addressing a seminar cautioned the masses against iodine deficiency disorders among children. ... Friday, September 19, 2014 Details

SC seeks complete record of Mukhtaran Mai rape case

Islamabad—The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought complete record of Mukhtaran Mai rape case from the trial court while hearing rape victim’s review petition. After the passage of more than three years, the three-judge bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, took up Mai’s review petition against the trial court’s April 21, 2011 verdict regarding acquittal of the accused. Presently, in her review petition, filed through her counsel Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan under Article 188 of the Constitution read with Order XXVI, Rule 1 of the Rules of the Supreme Court, 1980, she has pleaded that the court review and recall the judgment under review in the interest of justice and grant relief to Mai as prayed in the titled criminal appeal. ... Thursday, September 18, 2014 Details

Prof. Atta-ur-rahman wins award

Islamabad—Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman has won the “Friendship Award of China” which will be conferred on him in Beijing on 29th September, 2014. The Friendship Award is the People’s Republic of China’s Highest National Award for “foreign experts who have made outstanding contributions to the country’s economic and social progress”. ... Thursday, September 18, 2014 Details

Dean Diplomatic Corps stirs sentiments

Islamabad—Ambassador Rodolfo Martin Saravia of Argentine hosted a reception at his residence to celebrate completion of his ten years of service in Islamabad. Obviously he happened to be senior-most ambassador in Islamabad two years back to become eligible for the rank and honour of being dean of diplomatic corps. And of course he remains senior most ambassadors. ... Thursday, September 18, 2014 Details

Court releases all arrested under Section 144

Islamabad—Islamabad High Court on Wednesday quashed all cases registered against the workers of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) and dozens of citizens for violation of Section 144. Chief Justice of the IHC Muhammad Anwar Khan Kasi in his remarks said it had to be seen whether police had the authority to arrest the citizens for violating the said section. ... Thursday, September 18, 2014 Details

Urdu-speaking lady ambassador to take capital by storm

Islamabad—Outgoing ambassador of France (yes, it is true!) Philippe Thiébaud, Tuesday expressed his gratitude to the people of Pakistan for making his 3-year stay in Islamabad memorable. “My wife and I are bringing along with us sweet memories of Pakistan and we shall continue to cherish these memories and look forward to seeing this beautiful country again whenever we get a chance,” said the French ambassador. ... Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Details

Anti non-confirming use drive continues

islamabad—The Capital Development Authority (CDA) continues with its anti non-confirming use drive, during the recent operation CDA had demolished and closed many commercial activities in the residential areas of Sector F-6. Sticking with the policy to abolish commercial activities from the residential areas on the directives of Chairman CDA, Maroof Afzal. ... Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Details

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