Pakistan Observer


Two-month non-teaching staff training programme

Islamabad—A two-month Higher Education Commission’s (HEC) training programme for non teaching staff of capital public sector universities concluded here Friday. The programme was launched by the Institute of Professionals Development, International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI), said a press release on Friday. ... Saturday, November 28, 2015 Details

Fire in plaza injures five people

Rawalpindi—At least five people in Rawalpindi sustained minor injuries on Friday when fire erupted in a plaza located near Khanna Bridge. ... Saturday, November 28, 2015 Details

Two sugarcane stalls, hotel sealed

Islamabad—CDA’s health services teams have challaned 40 people on violating Pakistan pure food ordinance during the last four weeks of operations, while notices have been issued to 74 people. ... Saturday, November 28, 2015 Details

Operation against tinted glass vehicles

Rawalpindi—City traffic police Rawalpindi has started grand scale operation against vehicles using illegal tinted glasses, applied for vehicles and the vehicles without number plates after the orders of IG Punjab Police Mushtaq Ahmed Sakhaira. ... Saturday, November 28, 2015 Details

Islamabad youths to participate in rock climbing, hiking

Islamabad—The 5th Pakistan Mountain Festival (PMF) will take off on Dec 6, with rock climbing in the Margallah Hills and artificial wall at the Ibex Club Rawal Lake Park. A large number of youths are expected to take part in the festivities. ... Saturday, November 28, 2015 Details

NHSRC, State Life sign MoU for provision of health insurance cover

Islamabad— “Signing of Contract Between Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination with State Life on Prime Minister’s National Health Program (PMNHP) Islamabad, the 27th November, 2015:- The Prime Minister of Pakistan is actively pursuing a vision of universal health coverage, social protection, and healthcare provision, with a special emphasis on the population living near and below the poverty line. ... Saturday, November 28, 2015 Details

No current MP behind foreign national’s appointment

Islamabad—No current parliamentarian is behind the illegal recommendation or appointment of a foreign national in National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA), said a spokesperson of the Ministry of Interior. ... Saturday, November 28, 2015 Details

16,000 polling staff to ensure transparent LG elections

Rawalpindi—As many as 16,000 polling staff would ensure free, fair and transparent upcoming local government elections in the district. There are 174 union councils where election schedule was given but due to delimitation matter pending in the court, the elections would be conducted in 158 UCs. The election would be re-scheduled in the remaining UCs. ... Saturday, November 28, 2015 Details

Mayor of Islamabad to be assisted by PML-N in uplift plans

Islamabad—At a time when stage is set for a Mayor and his/her team to take over Islamabad administration as per the mandate given by the voters of the federal capital, Tariq Fazal Chaudhry’s appointment as CADD minister is being seen as a right step at a right time. ... Saturday, November 28, 2015 Details

PML-N youth convention in F-10, F-11 narrows PTI chances

Islamabad—Residents of the federal capital are experiencing elections for the first time since the establishment of Islamabad some 55 years ago. In that sense, these local government elections are historic. On the other hand, one can see the same old-fashioned tactics used by the candidates to malign and disrepute their rivals. As the election campaign concludes today midnight, election fever is going up and candidates are making every effort fair or foul to allure voters. ... Saturday, November 28, 2015 Details

Accidents ratio decreases: SSP

Islamabad—Accidents ratio has significantly decreased in federal capital due to professionalism and better policing demonstrated by traffic police, said SSP Islamabad Traffic Police Malik Matloob Ahmed Thursday. ... Friday, November 27, 2015 Details

45-year-old man beaten to death

Rawalpindi—Another incident of brutal violence against humanity was observed in Rawalpindi when some unknown persons killed a 45-year-old man near Adiala Jail Road on Thursday. The incident took place when the deceased Zaheer was stopped by unidentified miscreants who not only broke the victim’s car but also beaten him up to the death. ... Friday, November 27, 2015 Details

Change comes as indicators show: Ahsan Iqbal

Islamabad—Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform, Prof Ahsan Iqbal says all economic and social indicators point to the fact that the country is on the verge of take off to achieve progress. ... Friday, November 27, 2015 Details