Pakistan Observer


54.93% students of Class IX declared pass in all five papers

Karachi—Board of Secondary Education - Karachi on Friday announced results for Secondary School Certificate, Part - One, (Class IX), General Group, of both regular and private candidates with accumulative pass percentage of 54.93. These 54.93% or 13123 students were among the 23892 private and regular candidates who managed to clear all five papers, said Noman Ahsan, Controller of Examination, BSE-Karachi. ... Saturday, October 25, 2014 Details

7PMTs near Lyari Express Way disconnected

Karachi—K-Electric has accelerated its efforts against electricity theft and its non-payment customers throughout the city. Giving details it said that KE has disconnected 7 PMTs near the Lyari Expressway due to poor recovery and persistence by the residents for illegal hook connections. ... Saturday, October 25, 2014 Details

Body formed to enhance services in case of emergency

Karachi—Sindh Chief Secretary Sajjad Saleem Hotiana has advised the departments of Health, Home and Police to ensure coordinated efforts for combined services in case of emergency, casualties, medico-legal certification and post-mortem in the hospitals. He directed this while charing a high level meeting held in Sindh Secretariat here on Thursday, said a statement. Sindh Secretary Health, Iqbal Durrani, Secretary Implementation A.Kabir Qazi, Secretary Home Niaz Ali Abbasi, Senior police officers and senior lawyer, Zia Awan advocate attended the meeting. ... Friday, October 24, 2014 Details

Petitions filed in SHC for ban on PPP, Bilawal, under blasphemy law against Khursheed Shah

Karachi—A petition had been filed in the Sindh High Court against Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) as the petitioner, Anjuman Islah-e Moashra Ameer Haji Gul Ahmed demanded the higher court to impose ban on PPP and doing politics. According to details, the petitioner had through his constitutional petition No 974/2014 apprised the higher court that the PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari had violated the Objective Resolution and the Article 5 of the constitution of Pakistan by raising slogan for freeing Karachi. ... Friday, October 24, 2014 Details

WWF-Pakistan appreciates SHC decision to issue stay order against acquittal of turtle smuggler

Karachi—Sindh High Court has issued a stay order on the acquittal of Sajid Cheema who attempted to illegally smuggle 218 black spotted turtles to Bangkok, Thailand last month. The consignment was confiscated at Jinnah International Airport, Karachi by Customs and Wildlife authorities on 20 September 2014. Subsequently, the case was registered before the Judicial Magistrate Court Malir against the culprit who was released on bail. ... Friday, October 24, 2014 Details

Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis Day celebrated at Dow University

Karachi—Every year, World Osteoporosis & Osteoarthritis Day is observed to mark the launch of a year-long campaign dedicated to raising global awareness of prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Osteoporosis and Arthritis. Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) in collaboration with Pakistan Orthopaedic Association (POA) and Pakistan Society for Rheumatology (PSR) celebrates World Osteoporosis & Osteoarthritis Day 2014 by organizing an Awareness Walk and Public Awareness Seminar along with Free Medical Camp today at Dow University Ojha Campus. ... Friday, October 24, 2014 Details

Police make 5th successful recovery of hostages

Karachi—The Citizens Police Liaisons Committee (CPLC), in collaboration with the Special Investigation Unit (SIU) and Rangers claimed to have recovered 2 hostages from the captivity of the kidnappers held for ransom during 2 separate raids in parts of metropolis while around one dozen suspects including target killers were apprehended during various targeted raids in the city on Wednesday. ... Thursday, October 23, 2014 Details

143 scholars’ entry in Sindh restricted

Karachi—Sindh Home Department had in view of security measures during Muharram ul Haram, the first month of Islamic Calendar imposed ban on 143 religious scholars belonging to different schools of thought to enter Sindh province. Forty-three scholars, who had thus been placed under restriction, belonged to different districts of Punjab. On the other hand, Pak army would be on high alert as ‘Quick Response Force’ during Muharram Al Haram while Police and Rangers would be solely responsible for maintaining law and order. ... Thursday, October 23, 2014 Details

Emergency imposed in LG Deptt for Muharram

Karachi—Sindh Minister for Information and Local Government Sharjeel Innam Memon had directed all the local bodies, including Karachi Metropolitan Corporation and Karachi Water and Sewerage Board to repair all the dilapidated roads and drainage lines located in the areas from where Muharram procession would to be taken. This he said while presiding over a meeting of Local Government Department Wednesday. ... Thursday, October 23, 2014 Details

CM forms committee to resolve water crisis in S.I.T.E

Karachi—In order to resolve the water issues including fixing water rate pertaining to S.I.T.E., Karachi, Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Syed Qaim Ali Shah had constituted a committee headed by Secretary Industries with representatives from S.I.T.E Limited, Karachi Water & Sewerage Board (KW&SB) and industrialists to work out in detail and submit their recommendations within a week. ... Thursday, October 23, 2014 Details

Edhi centre dacoity: Sketches of suspects released

Karachi—The city police on Tuesday issued sketches of two suspects believed to be involved in looting cash and gold from Edhi Centre in Karachi. Yesterday, the Additional Inspector General of Police (AIGP), Ghulam Qadir Thebo, requested the people to come forward and help the law-enforcers identify the bandits. ... Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Details

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari to celebrate Diwali with Hindus

Karachi—Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Chairperson Pakistan Peoples Party will celebrate Diwali with the members of Hindu community at Naudero House on October 23. He has invited Hindu communities to join him in the celebrating the Festival of Lights at Naudero House in Larkana. ... Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Details

US Consul General inaugurates Faculty building at SALU

Karachi—Reinforcing the United States long-term commitment to advancing education in Pakistan, U.S. Consul General in Karachi, Brian Heath, along with Sindh Education Minister Nisar Ahmad Khuhro Tuesday inaugurated the USAID funded $1.9 million Faculty of Education building at the Shah Abdul Latif University (SALU) at Khairpur. ... Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Details


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