Pakistan Observer


DFID delegation calls on Chairman PEF

Lahore—A five member delegation of department for international development (DFID) headed by senior education advisor Ms. Barbara Payne called on chairman Punjab education foundation Engineer Qamar ul Islam Raja at his office on Wednesday and discussed matters of mutual interest. ... Thursday, January 29, 2015 Details

Multiple crises to be overcome through education says HEC Chairman

Lahore—Dr. Mukhtar Ahmad Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC) on Wednesday said Pakistan is facing multiple problems like energy crisis, unemployment, terrorism and we will have to solve these problems through education. He was addressing the Induction Ceremony which was held in the new Auditorium Complex of UET for undergraduate and postgraduate students of session 2014 and 2015 respectively. He was the chief guest of the ceremony. Dr. Mukhtar Ahmad said that students should be proud of having a part of this prestigious institution. “A few students get an opportunity to come in this university,” he added. ... Thursday, January 29, 2015 Details

PWWB to build labour colonies costing billion of rupees

Lahore—Provincial Minister for Labour and Human Resource Raja Ashfaq Sarwar has said that Punjab Workers Welfare Board (PWWB) would construct labour colonies in the whole province comprising state-of-the-art facilities for the industrial workers and labourers worth billion of rupees. ... Thursday, January 29, 2015 Details

Role of every segment of society vital for eradicating terrorism

Lahore—Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that every Pakistani is still grieved at the martyrdom of innocent children in Peshawar and this incident of brutality is unprecedented in history. He said that due to sacrifices of the martyrs there is a complete unity in the nation against terrorism. He said that the role of all segments of the society is of vital importance for rooting out the menace of terrorism from the society. ... Wednesday, January 21, 2015 Details

World Council of Religions raps blasphemous cartoons

Lahore—World Council of Religions (WCR); a representative platform of different religions practicing in Pakistan; severely condemns the foolish and criminal act of publishing self-imagined sketches of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). “Supreme leadership of the WCR believes that no religious follower of any religion can do such misconduct. It is entirely the act of such secular minded people/group(s) who wants to disturb the peace efforts/processes among religions in the world.” ... Wednesday, January 21, 2015 Details

District Child Commissioners offices set up

Lahore—Offices of District Child Commissioners have been set up in all districts of the province to safeguard the rights of the children below the age 18 years and District Advisors concerned have been assigned to look after the offices. It is responsibility of the state to protect the children’s rights to education, nutrition, shelter, adequate living standards and citizens must raise voice on violation of the same. ... Wednesday, January 21, 2015 Details

School fees will not go up in wake of security arrangements: LHC told

Lahore—A division bench of the Lahore High Court consisting of Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah and Justice Aisha A Malik on Tuesday resumed hearing of a petition filed by an advocate Zain Sakandar agitating security concern in schools after the tragic incident of the army public School, Peshawar and an interim report was submitted before the court. During the course of hearing, the Court was informed that private schools will not enhance fees in the wake of enhanced security arrangements and they will manage the security gear from their own kitty. ... Wednesday, January 21, 2015 Details

Shahbaz vows to ensure quality health services to citizens

Lahore—Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that provision of modern health facilities to the masses is the priority of the government and quality health services will be ensured to the citizens through introducing revolutionary reforms in health sector. He said that billions of rupees are being spent on the provision of treatment facilities to the patients. He said that reforms programme in health sector will be closely monitored and he will personally review this process on regular basis. ... Wednesday, January 21, 2015 Details

Prosperity through fish farming

Lahore—The Fisheries Research and Training Institute, Manawan Lahore is holding a three days training course entitled “Prosperity Through Fish Farming” from 20th to 22nd January, 2015. The objective of this training is to provide essential modern scientific techniques about aquaculture/fish farming to the farmers and the information about soil and water analysis will also be provided. ... Monday, January 19, 2015 Details

QAT schedule announced

Lahore—The Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has issued tentative schedule of its annually held 15th Quality Assurance Test (QAT) for the private schools partnering under Foundation Assisted School (FAS) program of free education for the deserving students in Punjab. According to the schedule, QAT exam will start from Feb.2 and will conclude on Feb.19 ... Monday, January 19, 2015 Details

Shahbaz approves advanced alarm system installation

Lahore—Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif on Sunday approved the installation of an advanced alarm system in the premises of academic institutions. A meeting presided over by Shahbaz Sharif was taken place in Lahore in which implementation of National Action Plan (NAP), law and order situation and security measurements were taken under discussion. ... Monday, January 19, 2015 Details

Call for building socially responsible and resilient communities

Lahore—The Punjab Emergency Services Director General, Dr. Rizwan Naseer said that Rescue 1122 was working to build socially responsible; healthy, safer and resilient communities in the province through Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) and Community Emergency Response Teams (CERTs). He said that Rescue 1122 in close coordination with National Disaster Management Authority & National Institute for Disaster Management (NIDM) has devised a comprehensive program for the prevention of emergencies at community level. ... Monday, January 19, 2015 Details

Security measures in educational institutions reviewed

Lahore—Provincial Minister for Food, Bilal Yasin has said that due to completion of security measures in educational institutions, students will be able to continue their studies with complete peace of mind while teachers will also have a sense of security. He said that it is the responsibility of civil society, media and private sector to cooperate with the government in maintaining a peaceful atmosphere so that the journey of progress should continue and fruits of democracy should reach the common man. ... Monday, January 19, 2015 Details

Construction of road near Walton Station inaugurated

Lahore—Federal Minister for Pakistan Railways (PR) Khawaja Saad Rafique on Sunday inaugurated the construction of a road near Walton Railway Station. Speaking on the occasion, he said the road would be constructed with a cost of Rs 100 million and traffic flow at Walton Road would be smooth after its completion. ... Monday, January 19, 2015 Details

CM announces financial assistance for persons killed in collapsing of wall

Lahore—Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has announced financial assistance for the heirs of those who were killed as well as the injured persons due to collapsing of the wall of a marriage hall in Shadbagh, Lahore. Financial assistance of Rs. five lakh will be given to the family of each deceased person while Rs. one lakh will be paid to each injured person. The Chief Minister also constituted a committee headed by Commissioner Lahore Division Abdullah Khan Sunbal for investigation into the case. ... Thursday, January 15, 2015 Details