Pakistan Observer

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Unhygienic food causing health issues

Islamabad—The dying trend of home made lunch for school going children not only increase business of contractors running canteens in schools but also causing negative effects on the health of students who ate the unhygienic food and become prone to a number of diseases. “With parents leading hectic lifestyles, children are often just given money to feed themselves during recess from school canteens”, said Aisha a government school teacher. The trouble starts when children may end up buying stale food prepared in unhygienic conditions, she commented while talking to APP. ... Monday, October 20, 2014 Details

Training workshop on dengue fever, prevention

Islamabad—A two-day training workshop on dengue fever, its prevention, vector control, hospital based surveillance, social mobilization and clinical management of patients, concluded at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (pims) here. District Health Department, Islamabad and Health Directorate, Capital Development Authority had jointly organized this workshop on the directions of Capital Administration and Development Division, which was attended by 200 health care providers. ... Monday, October 20, 2014 Details

Young Japanese performers at their best!

Islamabad—Call it drumming or drumbeating, Japanese performers were at their best during a musical performance and enthralled the audience with chorus singing, dancing, and drum beating. The embassy of Japan in collaboration with the Islamabad Japanese School, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Pakistan-Japan Cultural Association and the MEXT Alumni Association of Pakistan had organized the Japanese musical performance show at the Islamabad Club Auditorium. ... Monday, October 20, 2014 Details

Winners of Cleantech Pakistan competition awarded

Islamabad—Minister for Science and Technology Zahid Hamid on Sunday stressed on the importance of innovation and termed Science and Technology a tool for developing countries like Pakistan to face the challenges of Globalization. Addressing an award giving ceremony of winner of Cleantech Pakistan competition 2014, he highlighted the efforts which the present government is doing for the promotion and advancement of science and technology in the country. ... Monday, October 20, 2014 Details

China, Pakistan, Afghanistan cooperation to benefit region

Islamabad—Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Sun Weidong said on Sunday the cooperation among China, Afghanistan and Pakistan would benefit the region and emphasized that building mutual trust and friendly consultations between these countries should be encouraged to promote cooperation. He made these remarks in his keynote address on the opening day of China-Afghanistan-Pakistan trilateral dialogue here. A collective regional approach toward countering issues and meeting challenges was emphasized by diplomats, scholars and researchers at the dialogue. ... Monday, October 20, 2014 Details

Creative Denmark aims at promoting peace, harmony

Islamabad —The Danish Embassy on Saturday hosted its first ever mega cultural event titled “Creative Denmark” for its partners and network in Pakistan for creating a better understanding of its culture. The event was attended by a large crowd consisting of several hundred people. The aim of the event was to create a better understanding of Denmark and the Danes, its culture, and of Denmark’s many activities in Pakistan, said a statement of the embassy here. ... Sunday, October 19, 2014 Details

Judicial impartiality is a significant element of justice: Justice Faez

Islamabad—Judge of Supreme Court of Pakistan,Justice Qazi Faez Isa has said that having an open mind and willingness to learn were the key aspects of growth and excellence, adding that “ Life presents innumerable opportunities to learn at each step; we must be ready and keep learning something new.” ... Sunday, October 19, 2014 Details

Park Enclave’s development work to be completed within a year

Islamabad—The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has started development work on Park Enclave housing project and planned to complete it within a year at the cost of Rs 1.24 billion. The contractor of the housing project have mobilized heavy machinery for the construction of roads. ... Sunday, October 19, 2014 Details

Abdul Qadir Baloch appeals ulema to maintain harmony in Muharram

Islamabad—Federal Minister for States and Frontier Regions Abdul Qadir Baloch appealed to ulema and mushaikh to create an atmosphere of harmony and brotherhood in the month of Muharram ul Haram. Talking to a 20-member delegation of All Pakistan Shia Conference led by its President Dr Ghazanfar Mehdi, he said Pakistan is going through a critical phase and an atmosphere of unity should be established between all religions and sects. ... Sunday, October 19, 2014 Details

Siddiqul Farooq’s appointment challenged in IHC

Islamabad—Appointment of PML-N stalwart Siddiqul Farooq as chairman of the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) has been challenged in the Islamabad High Court. The court is likely to take up the case tomorrow (Monday). The petition has been filed by on Irshad Ali Bhatti who through Dr Babar Awan Advocate has challenged the appointment of Mr Farooq to the said post. It has been held in the petition that Supreme Court in its judgment has clearly directed the government to strictly follow merit and competitive process while filling the important key posts. However the government setting aside the apex court’s direction has appointed its blue-eyed boy to a very sensitive and key post. ... Sunday, October 19, 2014 Details

Solution of problems priority of Govt: Nisar

Islamabad—Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said early solution to people’s problems is the top most priority of the government. He was speaking in a ‘Khuli Katchery’ in Kallar Syedan after inaugurating the emergency service 1122 in the city on Saturday. He said the government is making serious efforts to resolve problems being faced by people and the country. Nisar Ali Khan said the PML-N government fulfills the promises made to people. ... Sunday, October 19, 2014 Details

350,000 kids affected by malnutrition in Pakistan

Islamabad—A staggering 352,000 (most of them under five year old) children die each year in Pakistan and majority of them due to preventable causes such as malaria and diarrhoea. Many families have inadequate or no access to medicines and skilled health workers, these views were expressed by Arshad Mahmood, Director Advocacy and Campaign, Child Rights Governance, Save the Children during a race competition among children marking global campaign mobilisation event in collaboration with Friends Foundation. The event was titled ‘Race for Survival’ and it coincided with the UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Sunday, October 19, 2014 Details

Senate felicitates Malala Yousafzai

Islamabad—The Senate on Friday unanimously passed a resolution felicitating Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai on winning the prestigious peace prize. ... Saturday, October 18, 2014 Details

IDPs Relief Mela starts at Lok Virsa

Islamabad—A seven-day “IDPs Relief Mela” kicked off here on Friday at National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa), Shakaparian, with an aim to provide relief to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). The festival was inaugurated by Executive Director, Lok Virsa, Mrs. Shahera Shahid, with a soft opening performance to express solidarity with the IDPs who have left their houses for the safety and security of the nation. ... Saturday, October 18, 2014 Details

IHC seeks reply from power companies, secretary water & power

Islamabad—Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday issued notices to water & power ministry, electricity power distributing companies/power regulatory authority while hearing a petition filed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) against excessive billing of electricity. PTI MNAs Asad Umar, Dr Arif Alvi and Shireen Mazari while nominating federation of Pakistan through Secretary Ministry of Water and Power, National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA), Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA), Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO) and all the electric power distribution companies (Discos) as respondents have challenged the excessive billing for the months of August and September. ... Saturday, October 18, 2014 Details

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