Pakistan Observer


ECP’s informal meeting regarding Imran Khan’s letter held

Islamabad—An informal meeting on the matter of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf’s (PTI) chairman Imran Khan’s letter was held in Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday. The meeting was presided over by chief election commissioner Sardar Raza Khan and was also attended by members of Punjab and Sindh. The meeting reviewed the proposals of PTI chief to remove shortcomings in the electoral process. ... Saturday, August 01, 2015 Details

16th anniversary of enthronement of His Majesty King Mohammed VI celebrated

Islamabad—Festivity was in the air as the guests entered ‘Sheesh Mahal’ of Serena hotel in the evening on Thursday, 30 July, 2015. While the guests including capital’s elite class, the diplomats and most importantly the influential bureaucrats, were already in good mood believably due to Islamabad’s pleasant weather, the atmosphere inside Sheesh Mahal further cherished them. ... Saturday, August 01, 2015 Details

Once an Afghan Basti is now a wasteland

Islamabad—A large number of evicted residents of Afghan katchi basti of I-11/1 kept standing at the demolition site where they once lived a happy life. Their children and women with tears in eyes saw the remnants of their Basti that once bristled with the shouts and songs of the children. “It is hard to accept that we are without our homes and now will have to travel inside Pindi looking for expensive houses,” said Rehmat Khan a father of four and a worker in Sabzi Mandi. ... Saturday, August 01, 2015 Details

Reconstructed market of Raja Bazaar to reopen tomorrow

Rawalpindi—Member Damage Assessment Committee on Raja Bazaar incident, Sharjeel Mir Thursday said that affected shops of Madina market will reopen on August 1(Saturday). Talking to APP, Mir said , Juma prayers have been started in the affected masjid and the traders would restart their business after a period of 20 months from Saturday. He informed that around 180 shops of Al-Umer Plaza, Madina and Makkah markets were affected in the incident. ... Friday, July 31, 2015 Details

Siraj calls for helping flood stricken people

Rawalpindi—Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) Ameer Sirajul Haq on called for helping the flood effected people in various parts of the country. Flood in Chitral wreaked havoc, thousands of people were homeless, forcing them to live under the open skies. ... Friday, July 31, 2015 Details

Anti-Dengue Day at PMAS-AAUR

Rawalpindi—On the instructions of Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif Anti-Dengue Day was observed at Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University on Thursday. A walk and seminar were arranged at the university to create awareness among the masses about dengue and to take precautionary measures for protection from the disease. ... Friday, July 31, 2015 Details

Show cause notices issued to Additional DG IESCO, officials of PITC

Islamabad—Secretary Ministry of Water and Power, Mr. Mohammad Younus Dagha while taking serious notice of the complaints regarding not updating the web-based electricity bills by Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) issued show cause notice to Additional DG IS, IESCO and officials in PITC. ... Friday, July 31, 2015 Details

Pakistan to witness more extreme weather patterns in coming years

Islamabad—Climate Change experts have warned of more extreme heat wave incidents in future in different parts of the country, particularly urban areas. However, they have called upon the governments around the world to prepare themselves to cope with negative impacts of heat wave incidents, which are more likely to more frequent and intense in future. ... Friday, July 31, 2015 Details

Cross-border cooperation to curb terrorism: Raza

Islamabad—Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani, Thursday, said that countries facing the challenge of terrorism on their soil will had to form a joint front to deal with terrorist groups spread across borders. Talking to Egyptian ambassador Said Hindam, here at the Parliament House to bid farewell at the conclusion of his tenure as ambassador to Pakistan, Chairman Senate said that terrorists are not confined to physical borders and they have spread their tentacles across countries. ... Friday, July 31, 2015 Details

President urges improving healthcare in Islamabad hospitals

Islamabad—President Mamnoon Hussain Thursday urged the authorities concerned to improve the quality of healthcare services in the hospitals of Islamabad. Chairing a high level meeting to review provision of healthcare services in the federal capital here at Aiwan-e-Sadr, the President emphasized to improve standard of hygiene and cleanliness at hospitals for safety of patients. ... Friday, July 31, 2015 Details

Judge seeks IHC decision’s copy in Musharraf exemption

Islamabad—District & Sessions Judge of Islamabad while hearing Lal Masjid cleric’s murder case against former army chief and president Gen (Retd) Pervez Musharraf Thursday sought copy of the orders of the Islamabad High Court given a day earlier. The judge had on June 19 issued non-bailable arrest warrants of former Gen Musharraf for his non-appearance in the court. Musharraf, however challenged the order in the Islamabad High Court which on Wednesday set aside Sessions Judge’s order granting exemption to Gen Musharraf on medical grounds. ... Friday, July 31, 2015 Details

CDA’s operation clean-up in Afghan Basti turns violent

Islamabad—By all definitions of good governance and administration skills, Capital Development Authority (CDA) and the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) teams failed in establishing writ of the government in Afghan Katchi Basti of I-11 and clashes were seen between the law-enforcing personnel and the settlers of the. ... Friday, July 31, 2015 Details

WPC study circle to acquaint women MPs with MDGs

Islamabad—Women’s Parliamentary Caucus (WPC) in collaboration with the Aurat Foundation (AF) organized a study circle at Pakistan Institute of Parliamentary Services (PIPS). The purpose of the study circle was to acquaint the women parliamentarians on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the transition to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). ... Thursday, July 30, 2015 Details

Farewell reception for envoys

Islamabad—Mr. & Mrs. Chaudhry Faisal Mushtaq TI, Chief Executive Roots Millennium Schools hosted a Farewell reception in honor of the three outgoing Ambassadors; H.E. Richard G. Olson Ambassador of the United States of America, H.E. Said Hindam Ambassador of Egypt and H.E. Javier M. Carbajosa Ambassador of Spain says a press release. ... Thursday, July 30, 2015 Details