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President urges quality research in universities

City Reporter

Islamabad—President Mamnoon Hussain Thursday emphasized the need for developing a strong relationship between higher education and economic development, urging quality assurance of the research being made in national universities and degree awarding institutes. The President said this during a meeting with the 2nd group of heads of leading universities and degree awarding institutes of the country here at Aiwan-e-Sadr.

New CNG schedule loses utility

Zubair Qureshi

Islamabad—Ghulam Farid, 45, a cab driver of Islamabad otherwise a cool and contented man is critical of the government for what he alleges its unfair and unjust new CNG schedule. Noor-ul-Amin, owner of a CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) station in Rawat, otherwise a supporter of the PML-N finds it hard to justify his favourite government’s ‘gas policy.’ Ghulam Farid and Noor-ul-Amin represent thousands of drivers and CNG station owners of the Potohar region who are not happy with the 7-hour a day gas schedule.

Algerian Embassy conducts presidential elections 2014

Urooj Raza

Islamabad—“I have come from Rawalpindi on my own transport to cast my vote. Being Algerian citizen it’s my constitutional duty to cast vote in election, no matter where I live”, said Benykhoo Fatikha, the Algerian wife of Pakistani citizen Muhammad Abbas.” I feel so happy while casting my vote like other Algerians today”, she added.

Govt committed to bringing women in mainstream of development

Staff Reporter

Islamabad—Human resource and social development is the first pillar of Pakistan Vision 2025 strategy and government is committed to bringing women into mainstream of development through interventions in social, economic, legal and political areas. “Prime Minister has mandated that at least 50 percent of the financing of the self employment program must go to women, said Professor Ahsan Iqbal, Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform, while addressing “South Asian Conference on Women, Work and Poverty” organized by Social Policy and Development Centre and supported by Norwegian Government here on Thursday.

New kind of trial aims to speed cancer drug development

SCIENTISTS and drugmakers are pioneering a new kind of clinical trial that changes the way cancer drugs are studied, potentially cutting both the time and cost of bringing them to market. Instead of testing one drug at a time, a novel lung cancer study announced on Thursday will allow British researchers to test up to 14 drugs from AstraZeneca and Pfizer at the same time within one trial.

Minister calls for revamping organizations working under Science Ministry

Staff Reporter

Islamabad—The Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Zahid Hamid has called for restructuring and revamping organizations working under the Ministry. He said this while presiding over a meeting of Pakistan Council of Industrial & Scientific Research (PCSIR) and National Institute of oceanography (NIO).
Annual Day of FUMC

Gold, silver medals, certificates awarded to students

Staff Reporter

Islamabad—Rector Foundation University Islamabad Maj. Gen. (Retd) Gul Muhammad HI(M) said that Foundation University Medical College (FUMC) has covered several milestones of development and today it stands out as a distinguished institution among medical colleges of the country. He said speaking as chief guest at the 13th Annual Day of FUMC here on Thursday. Maj. Gen. (Retd) Dr. Nasim-ul-Majeed HI(M) (Retd), Director Foundation University, Islamabad Campus was also present.

Tribute paid to Sir Syed for uplift of Muslims

Staff Reporter

Rawalpindi—Speakers at a seminar Thursday paid tribute to Sir Syed Ahmed Khan for the services rendered for the uplift of Muslims of the sub-continent. They said the visionary Sir Syed created awareness among the Muslims about importance of education and highlighted its significance for achieving success in life. Declaring Sir Syed a “role model” for the younger generation, they said the great Muslim thinker’s educational and literary services played a key role in the creation of Pakistan.

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