Pakistan Observer

Islamabad

12 outlaws held; drugs, weapons recovered

Rawalpindi—In a crackdown, Rawalpindi police arrested 12 lawbreakers and recovered drugs, bottles of liquor, weapons from their possession here on Saturday. ... Sunday, February 07, 2016 Details

Sahil to hold National Conference

Islamabad—Sahil, a non-government organization (NGO) would hold a National Conference on ‘Peaceful Society’ on February 11, (Thursday) at 9.00 a.m. at a local hotel. ... Sunday, February 07, 2016 Details

Police launch search operation in Airport, Sadiqabad areas

Rawalpindi—Police on special directive of City Police Officer (CPO) Rawalpindi Israr Ahmed Khan Abbasi launched special search operations in Airport, Sadiqabad and adjoining areas here in the jurisdiction of Airport and Sadiqabad Police Stations. ... Sunday, February 07, 2016 Details

Encroachments in Super Market security hazard

Islamabad—Encroachments in Super Market in the posh F-6 Sector of the Capital not only create problems for shoppers but also have become a security risk. Almost all the pavements and parking lots have been encroached upon by vendors dealing in different goods. Shopkeepers reportedly charge money from the vendors for setting up stalls in front of their outlets. ... Sunday, February 07, 2016 Details

PMYSDP to impart technical training to 50,000 students

Islamabad—National Vocational & Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) under the PM Youth Skills Development Programme (PMYSDP) will provide training to 50,000 students in ten trades of various technical institutes across the country. ... Sunday, February 07, 2016 Details

AIOU to launch ‘Journal of Education’ based on selected papers

Islamabad—Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will launch special issue of its ‘Journal of Education’ based on the selected papers out of the total 170 papers. These were presented by the academicians and researchers from home and abroad at an international conference on ‘Research and Practices in Education’. ... Sunday, February 07, 2016 Details

Steps underway to revive non-profitable organizations: Irfan Saddiqui

Islamabad—Advisor to Prime Minister on National History and Literary Heritage Irfan Siddiqui has said the revival of non-profitable organizations was national agenda and work was underway in this regard. He said there is no need to worry about opposition agitation since they did not have any public support. ... Sunday, February 07, 2016 Details

Documentary film on Kashmir issue

Rawalpindi—A documentary film on Kashmir issue on Saturday was screened here. The 30 minutes documentary film traces the history of the Kashmir issue in a very analytical style. In the movie, the 1987 elections in occupied Kashmir, in which the Indian government employed repressive ... Sunday, February 07, 2016 Details

English teachers to visit US

Islamabad —As many as 40 Government Secondary Schools teachers of English language are set to depart Pakistan for the United States (US) on the Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program. ... Sunday, February 07, 2016 Details

HEC reviews governance, quality assurance mechanism of 100 Varsities

Islamabad—The Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan has constituted several ‘Panels of Experts’ to review Higher Education Institutions across the country, to ensure adherence of universities’ policies and practices to the defined Quality Assurance criteria and guidelines for Good Governance. ... Sunday, February 07, 2016 Details

Millions of rupees corruption in govt departments

Rawalpindi—As many as 44 officers of local government departments of Rawalpindi have reportedly been arrested for millions of rupees corruption and malpractices. Two Teshsil Municipal Officers (TMOs), a Tehsildar and a medical officer are also among the arrested, according to Anti-Corruption Department sources. ... Sunday, February 07, 2016 Details

Police net 13 lawbreakers including two gamblers

Rawalpindi—Rawalpindi Police in its crackdowns against anti-social elements have netted 13 lawbreakers including two gamblers and recovered 3780 grams charras, 32 liter wine, three bottles of liquor, one revolver 32 bore with three rounds and two stolen vehicles from the possession of the accused. ... Saturday, February 06, 2016 Details

Lok Virsa to hold mother languages literature festival

Islamabad—National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa) would organize two-day Pakistan mother languages literature festival from February 20. The Festival will be organised in collaboration with Indus Cultural Forum and Strengthening Participatory Organization (SPO). ... Saturday, February 06, 2016 Details

Special session of Senate on Feb 10

Islamabad—Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani on Friday summoned a session of the Senate at the Parliament House on Wednesday (Feb 10). ... Saturday, February 06, 2016 Details

Zulfiqar Ahmed Cheema appointment hailed

Islamabad—Chairman Skill Development Council, Islamabad M AkramFarid said that Zulfiqar Ahmed Cheema ED NAVTTC has passion to change the fate of unskilled workers by imparting technical and vocational training, subsequently enable for jobs. ... Saturday, February 06, 2016 Details