Pakistan Observer


Intizar Hussain conferred Award of ‘Order of Arts and Letters’

Lahore—H.E. Mr. Philippe Thiébaud, Ambassador of France to Pakistan, conferred the prestigious French Award of the “Order of Arts and Letters” (Ordre des Arts et des Lettres) on Mr. Intizar Hussain, a renowned Pakistani Urdu fiction writer at a local hotel on Saturday. Intizar Hussain, who is recognized as a living-legend in Pakistan, on the occasion thanked the French Government for bestowing this award upon him. He also highlighted work of different writers including Manto and Hassan Askari. He said culture take its roots from quality of work. He also threw light on work of French writers. ... Sunday, September 21, 2014 Details

Government vigorously providing relief to flood affectees

Lahore—Director General Provincial Disaster Management Authority Dr. Ahmed Javed Qazi has said that government is vigorously providing relief to the flood affectees with national spirit in this hour of trial. He said that three time meal is being provided regularly to 65919 flood affectees in 303 relief camps. He said that government is continuously vaccinating cattle of flood affectees to protecting them from seasonal and other diseases. He said that medical facilities have been provided to 299953 persons so far. ... Sunday, September 21, 2014 Details

12 policemen penalised

Lahore—DIG Operations Dr Haider Ashraf has awarded punishment to 12 policemen including two former SHOs, two ASIs, two head constables and six constables on charges of misconduct, showing low recovery of charas and negligence. Police sources said that an orderly room was held under the supervision of DIG Operations Dr Haider Ashraf in Police lines Qilla Gujjar Singh here on Saturday. ... Sunday, September 21, 2014 Details

Rs.2 billion allocated for achieving MDGs

Lahore—Provincial Minister for Excise & Taxation and Finance Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman has said that in order to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Rs.2 billion has been reserved for current fiscal year. He said that government has provided record funds to health and education sectors for imparting modern education to the students Rs. 274 billion have been provided which is 26.25 percent of the total budget of the province. He said that by increasing the health budget up to 121.80 billion rupees, the present government has ensured modern health facilities and free medicines to poor and resource-less people. ... Sunday, September 21, 2014 Details

Treatment of dengue patients not allowed without Patient Management Training

Lahore—Advisor to Chief Minister Punjab on Health, Khawaja Salman Rafique has said that Dengue Experts Advisory Group (DEAG) has been imparting training of patient care and case management of dengue to the public and private hospitals as well as general practitioners, but some private hospitals despite invitation have not sending their doctors for training. He said that without getting training of patient management of dengue, private hospitals would not be allowed to treat dengue patients. ... Sunday, September 21, 2014 Details

PPP urges to help flood victims

Lahore—Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentary leader in Punjab Assembly Qazi Ahmad Saeed has urged the nation to help flood affectees generously.In a statement on Friday, he said the country was facing a serious crisis after flood which had destroyed m ... Saturday, September 20, 2014 Details

Training workshop

Lahore—A one year “B.Ed. in technical education” has been launched by Punjab University in collaboration with Virtual University of Pakistan and Technical University Kaiserslautern, Germany as a pe-service training program for TVET teachers. Virtual University is providing its state of the art Learning Management System for the online self-learning phases of this program. In this respect a two day workshop was conducted by Virtual University at Davis road campus for the instructors/tutors of IER Department of Punjab University who will be teaching the B.Ed courses. ... Saturday, September 20, 2014 Details

PU FM 104.6 revamps programming

Lahore—Punjab University (PU) Institute of Communication Studies (ICS) FM 104.6 has started Punjabi-language news bulletin, besides increasing its transmission time by one hour. Now the listeners of the PU FM 104.6 – the Voice of Campus – would enjoy listening to their favourite programmes from 11am to 4pm. The Punjabi news bulletin would help promote Punjabi language and culture among the students of the university and its listeners. PU FM 104.6 has taken the initiative to expand the news bulletin – which was previously only in Urdu – and included a Punjabi and an English news bulletin to its programming that will start next week. ... Saturday, September 20, 2014 Details

Computerization and e-technology being promoted in Povince

Lahore—Provincial Minister for Excise & Taxation and Finance Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman has said that government has adopted the policy of computerization and e-technology in government affairs and encouraging results are being witnessed especially in the recovery of taxes. He said that property, token and services taxes are the major source of income of the government and modern computerized technology is being introduced for improving the system of receipt of taxes as good governance and elimination of corruption is the mission of Punjab government. ... Saturday, September 20, 2014 Details

Medical teams provide treatment to more than two Lakh flood affectees

Lahore—Advisor to Chief Minister Punjab on Health Kh. Salman Rafique has said that 624 medical teams and 194 ambulances of Health Department are providing medical facilities to the flood affectees round the clock. He said that more than two lakh four thousand flood affectees have been provided medical facilities so far. ... Saturday, September 20, 2014 Details

Support extended to alliance

Lahore—Anjuman Shahalam Market Boards by extending a rousing welcome to the candidates of the Progressive & Customs Association Alliance (PCAA) has proved their full support to those contesting for truth and honesty in the forthcoming elections of the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI). Small traders are now united to fight for their rights and powers of truth will prevail in the coming elections of the chamber. These views were expressed by the PCAA Chairman Khalid Usman while addressing a reception arranged by the traders of Shahalam market in honour of Alliance’s candidates on Wednesday. ... Thursday, September 18, 2014 Details

UET syndicate approves appointments of lecturers, assistant professors

Lahore—The University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore Syndicate approved the appointments of 75 Lecturers as Assistant Professors, 13 Assistant Professors as Associate Professors and 4 Associate Professors as Professors which is a historical Selection Board. The Vice-Chancellor Lt. Gen. (R) Muhammad Akram Khan chaired the Syndicate meeting. 375 salaries are awarded as Better Incentive to Faculty Members on Non-Tenure. At least 2 advance increments are awarded to the fresh applicant for the Assistant Professor on tenure. Further everyone who is eligible will be allowed to shift on tenure. A lot numbers of only existing members get FDP Scholarships. ... Thursday, September 18, 2014 Details

Power theft case: LHC dismisses bail plea of factory owner

Lahore—The Lahore High Court Wednesday dismissed bail application of a factory owner involved in a power theft case of Rs 35 million. The single bench comprising Justice Syed Mazahar Ali Akbar heard the bail application of Mian Ijaz, owner of Riaz Electric Works. During the hearing, petitioner’s counsel arguing before the court submitted that the charges levelled against the accused were false. He pleaded the court to grant benefit of bail to the petitioner. However, Lahore Electric Supply Company’s counsel Umar Sharif told the court that a LHC single bench cancelled the accused’s bail earlier and the order was upheld by the Apex Court also. ... Thursday, September 18, 2014 Details

‘UVAS playing pivotal role in promotion of fish culture’

Lahore—University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Vice Chancellor Prof. Talat Naseer Pasha Wednesday said the varsity is playing a pivotal role in promotion of fish culture and solution to day-to-day problems of farmers. He said this while speaking at concluding ceremony of 15-day training course on Fish Culture Management jointly arranged by the Institute of Continuing Education and Extension with collaboration of the Fisheries Development Board and Department of Fisheries and Aqua-culture, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences for fish farmers at Ravi Campus of UVAS. ... Thursday, September 18, 2014 Details

Rescue operation to be completed today: Shuja Khanzada

Lahore—Rescue operation in province is continue while this process in South and Upper Punjab would be completed on Thursday. It was stated by Punjab Cabinet Committee for Flood Relief chairman Col.(R) Shuja Khanzada, spokesman Punjab Government Zaeem Hussain Qadri and provincial food minister Bilal Yaseen while addressing a press conference here Wednesday. ... Thursday, September 18, 2014 Details


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