Understanding Iqbal’s philosophy vital to revive warm Pak-Afghan relations
Staff ReporterIslamabad—Understanding and knowledge of the quintessence of poetry, philosophy and teachings that beautifully translated into written forms by Allama Dr Muhammad Iqbal could revive the glorious warm relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan, said Janan Mosa Zai, Ambassador of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. He stated these remarks while addressing at the opening ceremony of International Commemoration Conference on Allama Iqbal (ICCA-2014).
6.2 million children to be vaccinated against Measles
Zubair QureshiIslamabad—A weeklong nationwide anti-Measles campaign with a target of vaccinat-ing more than 6 million children kick-started Wednesday. During the campaign, more than 3.34 million children will be given Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV). Health Minister Saira Afzal Tarar shared these statistics on the eve of the World Immunization Week with media persons and stakeholders.
The campaign will be conducted in phases in all the four provinces and schools all over the country will be its main target. Health Ministry is undertaking steps to improve immunization service in the country and a national drive to enhance awareness of immuni-zation services in Pakistan in underway, she further said.
Iqbal’s poetry is real source of inspiration
Observer ReportIslamabad—Renowned social figure and senior executive member of Nazriya Pakistan Council (NPC) Islamabad Farrukh Khan has said that poetry of Allama Iqbal is a real source of inspiration for all of us as it delivers the message of courage, self esteem and confidence. We are bound to maintain conducive atmosphere for the younger generation to understand the spirit and objectives of the poetry, left for us by the poet of east. This stands as the most precious national asset for us and for the generations to come in future to lead Pakistan.
Piano recital by Martine Mirabel-Pitte
Enchanting music evening at German Embassy
Urooj RazaIslamabad—Embassy of Germany had organized a wonderful Piano evening in Germany Embassy Wednesday. Many ambassadors from various countries and people belong to different walk of life also participated and enjoyed the wonderful symphonies of the German lady pianist Martine Mirable-Pitte.
“I like to play beethoven’s symphonies too said Pianist Martin Mirable. And I hope you all audiene will like my symphonies which I have composed for tonight to greet my audience in Pakistan” She further delighted.
British HC calls on Dar
Upcoming visit of PM to UK discussed
Staff ReporterIslamabad—British High Commissioner, Mr. Philip Barton, called on the Federal Minister for Finance, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar and discussed the upcoming visit to the UK of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and an investment moot there.
High-fat diets linked to some types of breast cancerWOMEN who eat a lot of fat, particularly saturated fat, may be at higher risk of certain types of breast cancer, new research suggests. Past studies have come to differing conclusions on a possible association between dietary fat and breast cancer. Whether the two are even linked at all remains controversial.
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