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Capital may be re-branded as Islamabad – City of Roses

Capital may be re-branded as Islamabad – City of Roses Islamabad—Mr. Zahid Malik, Editor-in-Chief, Pakistan Observer, has proposed that with a view to promoting an environment which is soothing both for body and soul, the Government may re-brand the capital as Islamabad – the City of Roses. ... Tuesday, April 21, 2015 Details

SC adjourns hearing of Qadri appeal against death sentence

Islamabad—A two-member bench at the Supreme Court on Monday adjourned the hearing pertaining to an appeal by Mumtaz Qadri, the killer of former Punjab governor Salman Taseer, against his death penalty, directing the government to submit their appeal as well. Justice Dost Muhammad Khan and Justice Umar Ata Bandial adjourned the hearing till May 14. The two-member bench has summoned an application from the government regarding the Islamabad High Court’s decision to cancel Qadri’s death penalty under section seven of the Anti Terrorism Act. ... Tuesday, April 21, 2015 Details

PEMRA awards 15 cable TV licences

Islamabad—PEMRA has awarded 15 Cable TV licences of different categories in Islamabad / Rawalpindi region in a brief ceremony held at PEMRA Regional Office Islamabad. ... Tuesday, April 21, 2015 Details

Music Mela: an effort to strengthen US, Pakistan relations

Islamabad—Cultural Attache Embassy of the United States of America (USA) in Pakistan, Judith Ravin has said that ‘Music Mela’ is an effort to strengthen bilateral relations between USA and Pakistan. Talking to APP on the second of day of Music Mela (Festival) started here at the Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA) organized by the United States Embassy, in collaboration with the Foundation of Arts, Culture and Education (FACE), she said that music expressed the gamut of human feelings and emotions, uniting all humanity in its ontological traits. ... Monday, April 20, 2015 Details

Annual Margalla Festival 2015 concludes

Islamabad—The annual Margalla Festival 2015, organized by the Capital Development Authority (CDA) here at Arts and Crafts Village, concluded on Sunday. The residents of the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad have enthusiastically participated in the Festival and highly encouraged the performance of artistes. ... Monday, April 20, 2015 Details

Silk Road Think Tanks Association to be launched

Islamabad—Guo Yezhou, Vice President of International Department of the Central Committee, Communist Party of China (IDCPC) in a visit to Institute of Policy Studies in the wake of the visit of the Chinese President Xi Jinping, introduced IDCPC’s initiative of ‘Silk Road Think Tanks Association’ and invited IPS to be part of it. ... Monday, April 20, 2015 Details

Mushahidullah to be Chief Guest at Rose Festival

Islamabad—Senator Mushahidullah Khan, Federal Minister for Climate Change will be the Chief Guest at the Rose Festival 2015. The day long Festival to be held today (Sunday) at the Aiwan-i-Quaid, has been organized by the Pakistan National Rose Society and it will be formally inaugurated by the Chairman CDA at 1.00 p.m. After then it will be open for the visitors. ... Sunday, April 19, 2015 Details

Man killed, 3 injured in firing

Rawalpindi—A man was killed while another three were wounded in a clash between rival candidates for the upcoming cantonment election here. According to Ratta Amral police,Khalil Nomi group an independent candidate for the election allegedely opened fire on the rival PPP candidates’ office in which Muzamil Hussain was killed and three others were injured. ... Sunday, April 19, 2015 Details

Cantt board sends letter to police to ensure strict security

Rawalpindi—Ballots papers for local body elections to be held on April 25 in areas of cantonment boards would be received today(Sunday) with strict security arrangement. CEO Rawalpindi cantonment board Fahim Zafar Khan told the media persons that returning officers or their notified representatives would bring the ballots papers from Lahore election commission office under supervision of officers of police and Pakistan Army. ... Sunday, April 19, 2015 Details

Margalla Festival attracts large number of visitors

Islamabad—The ongoing annual Margalla Festival 2015, here at Arts and Crafts Village is attracting a large number of visitors including fun lovers from twin-cities of Rawalpindi-Islamabad with its attractions in artistically designed pavilions. ... Sunday, April 19, 2015 Details