Pakistan Observer


PMDC to review age-old BDS curriculum

Islamabad—Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC) will revise and update the curriculum of the Bachelors of Dental Surgery (BDS), Pakistan Observer learned here Saturday. According to sources the Post-graduate Dental Education Committee has taken up the task to review, revise and update the BDS curriculum which has not been amended/changed/updated for last ten years. ... Sunday, October 26, 2014 Details

Exhibition by Rahi, his generation goes on display at AQS

Islamabad—An exhibition of exquisite paintings by eminent artist Mansoor Rahi and his students artists opened here at AQS (Art and craft village). The exhibition titled “Modern Vision: Exhibition of paintings by Generation RAHI” featured nearly 100 artpieces, painted by the artist Rahi, Hajira Mansoor (Rahi’s wife) and his generation (students who are now the accliamed artists and have exhibited their work at national and international level as well). ... Sunday, October 26, 2014 Details

Police tighten security for Muharram-ul-Harram

Islamabad—Police have beefed up security arrangements for 177 processions and 909 Majalis to be organized during Muharram-ul-Harram. Inspector General of Islamabad Police, Tahir Alam Khan directed police to tighten security in the capital to avoid any untoward incident. ... Sunday, October 26, 2014 Details

China to set up its culture centre in Islamabad

Islamabad—China will set up its culture centre in Islamabad to share its common culture values and promote people-to-people contacts. The centre will start working early next year, this was announced by Madam Bao Jiqing, Chinese ambassador’s wife, while addressing the concluding ceremony of six-month long summer Culture Camp here Saturday. The camp was organized by the Chinese Culture Office and the women of Chinese embassy in Islamabad. Around 30 local students had participated in the camp. ... Sunday, October 26, 2014 Details

Chief of Air Staff, Nigerian Air Force arrives

Islamabad—Air Marshal Adesola Nunayon Amosu, Chief of the Air Staff, Nigerian Air Force along with 08 member delegation arrived in Pakistan on an official visit Saturday. The high ranking Nigerian Air Force delegation is on an official visit on the invitation of Pakistan Air Force. During the 05 day visit, the delegation will meet with the President of Pakistan, Minister of Defence, Minister of Defence Production, Chairman Joints Chiefs of Staff Committee and Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force. Moreover, the delegation will also visit various PAF bases and installations. ... Sunday, October 26, 2014 Details

Another FIR against Musharraf in Lal Masjid case

Islamabad—District & Sessions Judge Islamabad Sikandar Khan on Saturday adjourned hearing in 22-A petition filed by Lal Masjid Shohada Foundation of Pakistan for registration of another FIR against former president Gen (R) Pervez Musharraf, former PM Shaukat Aziz and others. ... Sunday, October 26, 2014 Details

Azerbaijan provides humanitarian aid to flood, rain affected people

Islamabad—A ceremony took place in F-9 Park Islamabad where ration bags consisting of food items were distributed among the persons who got affected by the torrential rains and flood in Islamabad rural areas like Burma Town and Pindorian. Azerbaijan International Development Agency (AIDA) donated these gifts on the behalf of people of Azerbaijan. Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab Ahmad and Managing Director Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal Barrister AbidWaheed Sheikh were the chief guests and Charge d’Affaires of Azerbaijan Dr. Ilham Mammadov was the Guest of Honour in this remarkable ceremony. ... Saturday, October 25, 2014 Details

Cuban Deputy FM hints at vast scope of bilateral cooperation

Islamabad—Cuba’s Deputy Foreign Minister Rogelio Sierra Diaz says there is vast scope of close cooperation between Pakistan and his country in several fields of mutual interest. In exclusive interview with Pakistan Observer here Friday on his departure after a 3-day visit to Pakistan, he noted that Pakistan and Cuba had developed cordial bilateral relations. “The two countries are cooperating in various fields including health and they want to explore possibilities of close cooperation in more areas to their mutual benefit. The Cuban Deputy Foreign Minister said though the two countries are geographically apart, they are close to each other in terms of their world view and their commitment to peace, development and human rights. ... Saturday, October 25, 2014 Details

Pak-Turkey relations are filled with fragrance of veracity and trustworthiness

Islamabad—Emotionalism, veracity and trustworthiness are not enough words to express the deep-rooted Pak-Turkey relations. The grand gala staged on the grassy grounds of Turkish Embassy located in Diplomatic Enclave on Thursday evening to celebrate 91st Anniversary of the Proclamation of the Republic of Turkey wore a true meaning to such words. “We do not get tried in repeating expression of gratitude to you for support extended by your ancestors” to Turkish people before partition of the Sub-Continent, said the Ambassador Sadik Babur Girgin during his address to more than 1000 Pakistani guests including politicians, parliamentarians, a large number of Ambassadors and High Commissioners, retired Generals and civil servants, businessmen, religious scholars and friends of Turkey at the festivity. ... Saturday, October 25, 2014 Details

NAB arrests key accused Umair of Fayyazi Industries Gujranwala

Islamabad—The National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Rawalpindi has arrested accused Umair Ahmed of Fayyazi Industries Gujranwala Private Limited in Rs 7.5 billion case of Modarba case on charges of corruption, corrupt practices and cheating public at large in the ploy of Islamic mode of investment. ... Saturday, October 25, 2014 Details

Shariah, humanitarian laws lead to common collective good

Islamabad—Speakers while addressing a conference on humanitarian laws discussed in detail contemporary humanitarian laws in the light of Islamic Shariah. International Islamic University in collaboration with International Red Crescent Society (ICRC) had organized the conference titled “Humanitarian Action in the World of today-Challenges and Perspectives in the Light of Shariah and Humanitarian law”. On the concluding day, Friday, of the two-day conference eminent scholars, intellectuals and world renowned jurists called for ensuring respect of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) provisions and for taking appropriate measures on their violations. They also urged the Muslim scholars and jurists to examine IHL rules and find out common points of agreement with relevant norms of Islamic Law. ... Saturday, October 25, 2014 Details

World Sight Day at Rawalpindi Medical College

Rawalpindi—World Sight Day, observed annually on the second Thursday of October, is a global event meant to draw attention on blindness and vision impairment. Approximately 285 million people worldwide live with decreased vision Of these, 39 million people are blind and 246 million have moderate or severe visual impairment. 90% of blind people live in low-income countries Yet 80% of visual impairment is avoidable. ... Friday, October 24, 2014 Details

Tears, smile, laughter all under NUST roof

Islamabad—Anwar Maqsood, the renowned writer, playwright and poet of our times, has the power to mesmerize his listeners and this he did while speaking at the National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) in ‘An evening with Anwar Maqsood.’ His candid remarks, outspokenness and above all, his grip over a wide range of subjects—Pakistan’s history, politics, showbiz, culture, social and moral dilemma, identity crisis, values and rites—is simply amazing. ... Friday, October 24, 2014 Details

NAB launches investigation into allotment of 118 kanal land

Islamabad—National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has launched inquiry into allotment of 118 kanal land of forest department by CDA to private company of a key political figure at Sangjani and disappearance of record of this land from respective office. ... Friday, October 24, 2014 Details

Colourful IDPs Relief Mela concludes

Islamabad—The seven-day IDPs Relief Mela with all its colours and festivities concluded here at National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa) on Thursday. The festival, which started on October 17, was aimed to generate funds for the internally displaced persons (IDPs) of tribal areas, who have been dislocated due to ongoing operation against terrorism. The the proceeds of the Mela (festival) will be transferred to the Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage for onward distribution among the IDPs through relevant governmental channels. ... Friday, October 24, 2014 Details


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