Pakistan Observer


Stage play at PNCA

Islamabad—Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) and China Cultural Centre will present a stage play here on September 02 (Wednesday), to celebrate the year of ‘China Pakistan Friendly Exchange Year 2015 ... Saturday, August 29, 2015 Details

PMDC dissolved after council president condemned Dr Asim’s arrest

Islamabad—Ministry of National Health Services Regulation & Coordination (NHSRC) has dissolved the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC) after a statement of the PMDC President Dr Masood Hameed Khan was issued to the media condemning the arrest of its former vice president Dr Asim Hussain. In a late night news release issued to a selected media outlets, Ministry of Health Regulations held that after the approval of new ordinance about the PMDC, “the old and controversial PMDC has been dissolved. ... Saturday, August 29, 2015 Details

Leading UK law school offers degrees for Pakistani students

Islamabad—The British High Commissioner to Pakistan Philip Barton hosted an exclusive dinner, to celebrate the ‘Launch of BPP University Law School’s LLB Degree in Pakistan’. BPP University Law School, a leading provider of legal education in the UK, has launched its first ever Laws programme for undergraduates in Pakistan, allowing students to study for the globally-recognised, law qualifying LLB (Hons) degree with their exclusive partner Roots IVY University College. ... Saturday, August 29, 2015 Details

Lord Krishna’s birthday celebrated

Rawalpindi —In a remote lane across the main road and away from the mechanics’ workshop in Saddar, there was unusual activity and one could see families and devotees of Hindu community heading towards a small building known as the oldest and the only Krishna Mandir (Krishna Temple) of the city. ... Saturday, August 29, 2015 Details

China recognises sacrifices by Pakistan in fight against terrorism

Islamabad—Liu Guangyuan, Director General, Department of External Security Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, China called on the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs (SAPM), Syed Tariq Fatemi here at the Foreign Office on Friday. According to a Foreign Office press release here, the PM’s Special Assistant while welcoming Mr. Liu Guangyuan to Islamabad, recalled the historic fraternal nature of Pakistan-China relations. ... Saturday, August 29, 2015 Details

Female artists showcase their artworks at Satrang

Islamabad—A painting exhibition featuring the artworks by four female artists including Sanie Shoaib Bukhari, Sidra Asim, Zahra Asim and Zoha Khan started here Thursday at Satrang Art Gallery. ... Friday, August 28, 2015 Details

57 schools in capital’s outskirts benefiting from USAID project

Islamabad—It was quite rejuvenating to see students of a Tarnol school adopting modern techniques during a trip here on Wednesday. The school is one of 57 adopting new learning methods being introduced through a US-funded Pakistan Reading Project (PRP). The students of the Islamabad Model School for Girls (IMSG) tap with their fingers as they pronounce the sounds. “In this technique, students split words in sounds while tapping their fingers which helps them in focusing on the number of sounds in a word while side by side keeping them alert and attentive,” said Abid Hussain Shah, a teacher trained under the same programme. ... Friday, August 28, 2015 Details

Complaint cell on cards

Islamabad—Islamabad Police will establish a complaint cell to seek suggestions from people for improving police performance and make Rescue 15 more efficient in responding public complaints. ... Friday, August 28, 2015 Details

Turkish ambassador calls on HEC Chairman

Islamabad—Higher Education Commission (HEC) Chairman Dr Mukhtar Ahmed Thursday expressed resolve to improve academic collaboration for a strategic partnership with Turkey in the field of higher education. He was talking to Turkish Ambassador Babur Girgin, who called on him here at HEC Secretariat. ... Friday, August 28, 2015 Details

Japanese envoy inaugurates House of Light School

Islamabad—Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) is making efforts to keep alive the old tradition of Writers Tea Houses, where literary community shared their experiences, resources and knowledge. ... Friday, August 28, 2015 Details