Pakistan Observer


Day-care centre inaugurated

Lahore—Fourth day care centre under Punjab Government scheme was inaugurated in Nursing hostel at Children Hospital here on Thursday. Punjab minister for Women Development Hameeda Waheed uddin inaugurated the facility. Director Women Development Department Syed Sajid Tirmzi, Ishrat Ali Khan, Rabia Yasmeen, MD Prof Ahsan Waheed Rathore, Deputy Medical Superintendent Dr Rukayya, Nursing Superintendent Munazza Tasneem alongwith a number of lady doctors and nurses were present on the occasion. ... Friday, March 06, 2015 Details

Inspirational stories told at Nestlé, Aurat Foundation joint event

Lahore—Nestlé Pakistan, in collaboration with Aurat Foundation, organised an event to commemorate International Women’s Day by providing a platform where inspiring, successful women shared their stories with others. The theme for the event was “Making it happen: inspirational stories of Pakistani women turning the tide”. Speakers include Fiza Farhan (2015 Forbes ’30 under 30' social entrepreneurs list); Muniba Mazari (Artist, Activist, Motivational speaker), Justice (Retd.) Nasira Iqbal, Nasreen Zehra (Director, Aurat Foundation) and Mira Phailbus (Educator). It was moderated by Nadia Jamil. Each speaker told their personal life story that was followed by a Q&A session with the audience. ... Friday, March 06, 2015 Details

Skilled workforce to be sent abroad

Lahore—Provincial Minister for Labour and Human Resource Raja Ashfaq Sarwar has said that Punjab government under overseas employment programme is taking all necessary steps including modern courses for targeted training of labourers according to the needs of present era and increasing the prospects of demand of Pakistani skilled workforce in labour market all over the world including Qatar. ... Friday, March 06, 2015 Details

Private sectors praised for promotion of education

Lahore—Provincial Minister for Excise & Taxation, Law and Finance, Mujtaba Shuja ur Rehman has said that private educational institutions are playing a pivotal role in providing quality education and government highly appreciates the services of private sector for the enhancement of literacy rate. He said that there is a need to utilize national resources equitably for setting up of a peaceful society and economic prosperity of the masses whereas problems like corruption, safarish and unemployment can be controlled through good governance and transparency. ... Friday, March 06, 2015 Details

Rs 48m approved to purchase 4 buses for Ameer-ud-Din Medical College

Lahore—On Direction of Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, Finance Department has approved Rs. 48.600 million to purchase 4 buses for Ameer ud Din Medical College to be used for transportation of students. The said buses would be purchased during current fiscal year. ... Wednesday, March 04, 2015 Details

PHDA exploring Halal trade potential in Pakistan

Lahore—Justice Khalil-ur-Rehman Khan, Chairman, Punjab Halal Development Agency (PHDA) said that Pakistan is a natural Hub of Halal trade as more than 97% of the country’s population is Muslim and they produce and consume Halal products, so Pakistan should be considered an established Halal Hub. ... Wednesday, March 04, 2015 Details

Road mishaps injure 13 as fog blankets Punjab

Lahore—At least 13 people got injured on Tuesday in various incidents of road mishaps as fog blanketed the plain areas of Punjab after two days of incessant rains. Many local and international flight schedules were disrupted due to fog causing trouble to the passengers at the airport. ... Wednesday, March 04, 2015 Details

Mujtaba for controlling rapidly growing population

Lahore—The Provincial Minister for Law, Excise & Taxation, Finance Mujtaba Shuja ur Rehman has said that in order to provide civic amenities to every citizen of the country we have to control the rapidly growing population, therefore, a comprehensive awareness campaign will be launched in the province. ... Wednesday, March 04, 2015 Details

LCWU, UN Women chapter join hands for women empowerment

Lahore—Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) and United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) on Friday joined hands to work their shared goal of women empowerment. Both the parties agreed to develop a partnership for better coordination and co-operation by leveraging the technical expertise and resources that both institutions bring in promoting gender equality efforts. ... Saturday, February 28, 2015 Details

PUC calls for a conference of Muslim countries’ Ulema

Lahore—Pakistan Ulema Council has decided to call an Ulema conference of scholars from South Asian countries as well as Egypt, Turkey and Saudi Arabia to form a joint strategy for current situation of the Islamic World, publication of blasphemous caricatures and increasing ration of torture in Muslim youth. ... Saturday, February 28, 2015 Details

TEVTA to start admission of uncertified skilled force

Lahore—TEVTA will start admission in short courses for uncertified skilled force through Ustad Shagird System in April 2015. The Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), to launch this campaign, is being developed and will be finalized soon. It will help the uncertified skilled force to get admission through systematic assessment after fulfilling all the admission criteria. ... Saturday, February 28, 2015 Details

Govt utilizing maximum resources for protection of children

Lahore—Provincial Minister for Home, Col(R) Shuja Khanzada has said that government is utilizing maximum resources for the protection of children as they are guarantee to a bright future of the country. He said that protection and provision of education and training to make homeless children useful members of the society is the vision of the Chief Minister. He was talking to media during his visit to Child Protection and Welfare Bureau, here today. Saba Sadiq and Ansar Burney also accompanied him. The Minister said that Child Protection and Welfare Bureau is playing an important role in providing shelter to homeless children and has full support of the government in this regard. Col.(R) Shuja Khanzada said that Child Protection and Welfare Bureau is working day and night for the welfare of children and 1869 lost children have been reunited with their families. ... Saturday, February 28, 2015 Details

Presence of ISIS not found in Punjab: IG

Lahore—Inspector General (IG) Punjab Mushtaq Sukhera on Friday claimed that the presence of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has not been found in Punjab. While talking to media during the prize distribution ceremony organized by Lahore Police here, IG Punjab said that no relation of the ISIS graffiti has been revealed by any banned organization whereas steps have been taken for the safety of sensitive installations. Talking about madrassas he said that 496 foreign students are studying in the madrassas of Punjab whereas, no credible proof has been found yet regarding the foreign funding of some madrassas. ... Saturday, February 28, 2015 Details

Petition against cricketers

Lahore—Lahore High Court (LHC) has accepted for hearing a petition filed against the poor performance of the Pakistan cricket team during the ongoing cricket World Cup. ... Tuesday, February 24, 2015 Details