Pak, China premiers plant ‘Friendship Tree’Islamabad—Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, Li Keqiang and Prime Minister Justice (Retd) Mir Hazar Khan Khoso Thursday jointly planted a sapling at Memorial Garden Shakarparian.
Both the prime ministers planted a chir pine tree named as ‘China-Pakistan Friendship Tree’ at the garden in a ceremony also attended by federal cabinet members and CDA officers including Member Environment, Ahsan Ali Mangi, Member Planning and Design Mustafain Kazmi.
Citizens spend half a day without electricityIslamabad—The citizens of twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad have been spending their almost half a day without electricity that has multiplied their miseries.
“We were facing over 10-hour daily un-announced outage, besides scheduled five-hour loadshedding daily for the last one week,” said citizens of twin cities while talking to APP on Thursday.
Loadshedding aggravates water crisisRawalpindi—The residents of Rawalpindi are facing acute water shortage because of long hours of electricity loadshedding but the concerned authorities are not addressing the problem.
Sheikh Sohail, a resident of saidpur scheme, said that they pay all utility bills but could not get the facilities of electricity and water. Residents are forced to arrange for water tankers for Rs1000 and Rs1,500.
AIOU to introduce new communication devicesIslamabad—Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will soon upgrade its communication network with new electronic devices to reach its students, providing them curriculum-related material of their relevant subject at their door step.
Currently, the University is mostly depending on postal services for providing books and study material to their students. “ We wish that electronic version of the books should also be made available for easy accessibility to the relevant programmes and courses”, this was stated by the Vice-Chancellor, AIOU Prof. Dr. Nazir Ahmed Sangi while presiding over a meeting on communication network held at the University’s main campus here on Thursday.
PMNH, Arid university join hands for biodiversity conservation
City ReporterIslamabad—Pakistan Museum of Natural History (PMNH) and Arid Agriculture University have singed a Memorandum of Understanding for research cooperation and biodiversity conservation.
MoU was signed on the occasion of International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) celebrated with Colourful programs at Pakistan Museum of Natural History (PMNH) for creating awareness among masses especially students on importance of biodiversity and threats to it.
Foster kids get more psychiatric drugsA GOVERNMENT Accountability Report released this Thursday showed America’s foster children being prescribed powerful psychotropic drugs, at doses beyond what the Food and Drug Administration has approved. At a congressional hearing the same day, Thursday saw lawmakers discussing both the problems and possible solutions.