Pakistan Observer

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Rescue 1122 starts capacity building training of scouts

Rawalpindi—Rescue 1122 has started here a capacity building training for Rescue Scouts to build socially responsible, healthy, safer and resilient community. In this regard Rescue Scouts enrolled with Rescue 1122 Central Station Rawalpindi are getting training of Community Based Disaster Risk Management which is a comprehensive training for the prevention of emergencies at community level. ... Wednesday, January 21, 2015 Details

Solo exhibition by Abdul Jabbar opens at Jharoka Art Gallery

Islamabad—A solo exhibition of paintings by contemporary artist Abdul Jabbar opened here on Tuesday at Jharoka Art Gallery (JAG). The exhibition titled ‘Dawn of Hope’ presented his art on both canvas and jute comprising a total of 21 paintings. ... Wednesday, January 21, 2015 Details

Asnaaf-e-Adab published

Islamabad—A new Urdu book titled “Asnaaf-e-Adab” Tafheem-o-Tabeer written by eminent poet, researcher and scholar Dr. Arshad Mahmood Nashad has been published. National Book Foundation (NBF) has published the book, consists of 178 pages with a tag price of Rs.120. ... Monday, January 19, 2015 Details

Measures to control wastage of water, litter on streets reviewed

Islamabad—Chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA), Maroof Afzal, chaired a meeting held at CDA Head quarters to review the steps taken by the Authority to control the wastage of water and litter thrown on roads and streets of the Federal Capital. The meeting was attended by Member Environment Syed Mustafain Kazmi, Director General Civic Management and officers of the relevant formations of the Authority. ... Monday, January 19, 2015 Details

Novel photographs attract visitors from twin cities

Islamabad—As many as 100 photographs displayed at National Art Gallery (NAG) on the other day by well-established photojournalists attracted a number of visitors from twin cities with exact portrayal of role of Police in the society. The exhibition arranged by Rawalpindi Islamabad Photo Journalists Association (RIPJA) surprised the audience with the novel idea of capturing different aspect of Police’ activities and performance in capital and displaying it for the visitors. ... Monday, January 19, 2015 Details

Comprehensive action plan to address security challenges

Islamabad—President Centre for Pakistan and Gulf Studies (CPGS) Senator Sehar Kamran (T.I), Sunday, asserted on a long term roadmap outlining a comprehensive plan of action addressing the external and internal security challenges of Pakistan. ... Monday, January 19, 2015 Details

Rs 1,160m to be spent on maintenance, beautification of federal capital

Islamabad—The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has spent over Rs 1,160.12 million on the for construction, maintenance and beautification of the federal capital in last six months. A well placed source at Cabinet Division, Sunday, told Pakistan Observer here that CDA collected these funds from both the indigenous and government resources. The source said that total amount of Rs 804.80 million were spent on the road and allied infrastructure development by the CDA in last six months; out of these funds Rs 527.45 million were collected through CDA’s own resources while Rs 277.35 were gained from government resources. ... Monday, January 19, 2015 Details

Message of H.E Mr. Adel Elarbi, Ambassador–designate of the Republic of Tunisia

THE commemoration of the fourth anniversary of the Tunisian revolution of January 14, 2011 provides an opportunity to reflect on the impressive achievements made over the past years as well as on the obstacles that remain to realizing and consolidating the goals of the revolution mainly in terms of laying the ground for the Second Republic that can respond the aspirations of Tunisians for a better future for Tunisia on the domestic, regional and international levels and to fulfill the objectives of the revolution in terms of eradicating poverty, reducing unemployment and narrowing down regional disparities. After successful parliamentary and presidential elections, Tunisia has in fact reached Samuel Huntington’s “two turnover test,” as Huntington believes that “the change of power should occur twice to ensure all parties adhere to the democratic rules”. ... Thursday, January 15, 2015 Details

Hearing into Lakhvi’s appeal adjourned for today

Islamabad—The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday adjourned hearing into the appeal of Mumbai attacks’ arch suspect Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi against his detention under MPO (Maintenance of Public Order). The government’s counsels prayed for in-cameral hearing that was accepted by the court. Additional Attorney General Afnan Karim Kundi and Advocate General Mian Abdul Rauf presented before the court sensitive record and documents. Lakhvi’s counsel Raja Rizwan Abbasi however requested the court to hold open hearing as the material being presented by the state lawyers was available on Internet and everyone could see that. ... Thursday, January 15, 2015 Details

Memorial reference for Munawar Mughal

Islamabad—A Memorial Reference for Munawar Mughal (Late) Vice President, FPCCI and former President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry was held at Aabpara Market, Islamabad. ... Thursday, January 15, 2015 Details

HC to celebrate British Food Festival

Islamabad—The British High Commission celebrate the British Food Festival, at Marriott Islamabad on 15 and 16 of January 2015. The two day festival will be held in Nadia’s Lounge at dinner time and is open to public. ... Thursday, January 15, 2015 Details

Rs 200m released for security of edu institutions in capital

Islamabad/Rawalpindi—Minister of State CADD Usman Ibrahim Wednesday said that the government has released Rs 200 million in the first phase for security of all educational institutions in the federal capital. Talking to media after visiting a school, Usman Ibrahim said that the boundary walls of all educational institutions have been raised to eight feet and their security is being made foolproof. ... Thursday, January 15, 2015 Details

NA body stresses capacity building of media, adherence to law for eliminating terrorism

Islamabad—National Assembly Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage, stressed capacity building of media, strict adherence to laws, mindset change for countering and eliminating terrorism. According to “Proposals to Strengthen Media’s Role in Combatting Terrorism,” the committee headed by Ms Marvi Memon, MNA stressed refresher courses for journalists/media persons and politicians for joint efforts to eliminate the menace of terrorism from the country. ... Sunday, January 11, 2015 Details

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