Pakistan Observer


PU signs MoU with Red Crescent to set up strong volunteer force

Lahore—Punjab University and Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) on Monday signed an agreement to develop a volunteer force from the university students. Under the accord, over 35,000 students and staff of the university would be enrolled as volunteers, enabling them to work in a state of natural disaster or human tragedy. ... Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Details

Imran advised not to mislead people

Lahore—Special Assistant to Chief Minister Malik Saleem Iqbal has said that Imran Khan should not create such impression that he is the only person who can change the destiny of the country. He said that at present, the country is facing a number of problems, therefore, Imran Khan should not mislead the people by telling lies. Saleem Iqbal said that people do not want new Pakistan but they love that Pakistan which was achieved by rendering numerous sacrifices under the leadership of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. ... Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Details

UVAS observes World Rabies Day

Lahore—The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore’s Vets Care Club observed World Rabies Day here on Monday. Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha led the walk in which a large numbers of faculty members and students participated. ... Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Details

Irfan Sheikh takes charge of TEVTA chairmanship

Lahore—Renowned businessman Irfan Qaiser Sheikh has assumed the charge of 14th Chairperson of Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority here on Monday. Prior to join this department, he has been working at numerous platform of corporate sector. Irfran Qaiser Sheikh has been former President of Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) during 2011-12. He has also been Chairman Pakistan Industrial and Traders Association Front, the largest representative body of trade and industry in Pakistan for a period of 2 years from 2008 to 2010. ... Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Details

Sit-ins caused huge loss to economy: Shahbaz

Lahore—Assembly members of various districts called on Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, here Monday. Speaking on the occasion, the CM said that this is not the time for politics of sit-ins and chaos rather it is time to serve the nation and the country with unity. He said that the protest politics in such a critical situation which is being faced by the country is not appropriate. ... Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Details

Regularisation of LHWs CM’s revolutionary step: Mujtaba

Lahore—Provincial Minister for Excise & Taxation and Finance, Mujtaba Shuja ur Rehman has said that Chief Minister has taken a revolutionary step by regularizing the services of 52 thousand lady health workers, lady health supervisors, and other related staff in the province. He commended the service of LHWs and said that the efforts of lady health workers with regard to dengue, polio, mother and child healthcare and eradication of other epidemic diseases are praiseworthy. ... Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Details

‘Gutka, cigarettes have 80 pc share in oral diseases’

Lahore—Environment pollution and low socio- economic condition causing ENT diseases while gutka, betel nuts, cigarettes have 80 percent contribution in oral disease in country. This was stated by a renowned ENT specialist and Head of ENT unit II of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH) Prof Sami Mumtaz in an exclusive talk with APP here on Sunday. He said nasal polyps, deviated nasal septum (DNS), fracture nose, sinus infections, tonsillitis, adenoids, change of voice were common throat problems while ear complaints were discharging ears, acute chronic ear diseases, deafness, vertigo, fungal infections of ear, allergy, deviated nasal septum, nasal polyps, vertigo and hearing loss were common diseases in our society. ... Monday, September 29, 2014 Details

DCOs directed to ensure provision of items at fixed rates

Lahore—Provincial Minister for Food Bilal Yasin has directed DCOs throughout the province to ensure provision of essential items in abundance at fixed rates. Presiding over a high level meeting of Cabinet Committee on Price Control at Civil Secretariat here he said watchful eye should be kept on prices of edibles in the flood-affected areas and action be taken against profiteers and hoarders. ... Monday, September 29, 2014 Details

LLB result

Lahore—Punjab University Examinations Department on Saturday declared LLB Part-III Annual Examination 2014 result showing a pass percentage of 60.48 percent.—APP ... Monday, September 29, 2014 Details

FIA captures gateway of 64 lines

Lahore—FIA team on Sunday conducted raid in Joher Town and captured a gateway of 64 lines besides recovering 150 activated new sims. According to a FIA spokesman, it was done on intelligence attained by FIA itself. This is the 7th successful raid in ... Monday, September 29, 2014 Details

White meat fulfils 50pc protein needs of countrymen

Lahore—Despite low rate of poultry meat higher rates of poultry feed and one day chick are impediments in the growth of poultry industry while white meat fulfilling fifty percent poultry needs in country. Chairman Pakistan Broiler Farmers Association (PBFA) Rana Abdul Sattar said this while talking to APP on Sunday. He was of his views that protein through white meat was an inexpensive source as compared to red meat. He said 50 percent protein needs of the countrymen being met by the white meat which is low price and cholesrol free source of protein. ... Monday, September 29, 2014 Details

Commonman cannot be left at the mercy of profiteers: Shahbaz

Lahore—Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif presided over a meeting of Cabinet Committee on Price Control here Sunday which reviewed in detail supply and demand of essential items and their prices. Addressing the meeting, Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif said that common man cannot be left at the mercy of profiteers. He warned that no leniency would be shown to the profiteers. ... Monday, September 29, 2014 Details

Govt giving priority to provide clean drinking water: Governor

Lahore—Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar said here that the main objective of the government was to provide clean drinking water to the people. Addressing the 11th annual environment excellence awards 2014 ceremony at a local hotel, the Governor said that about 0.1 million children admitted in the Children Hospital Lahore due to Diarrhea which was an alarming situation. ... Monday, September 29, 2014 Details

UVAS convocation on November 27

Lahore—The 6th convocation of the University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore has been scheduled to be held on November 27, 2014. Chancellor/Governor Punjab Ch Muhammad Sarwar will preside over the convocation. Rehearsal for the convocation will be held on November 26. ... Sunday, September 28, 2014 Details

Distribution of financial assistance to flood victims from Wednesday

Lahore—Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan Barjees Tahir met Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif here Saturday. During the meeting, they discussed ongoing relief and rehabilitation activities for flood victims. The Chief Minister said that flood has caused devastation at large scale in Azad Kashmir as well as in Punjab. He expressed heartfelt sorrow and grief over the human and property losses due to flood in Azad Kashmir. He said that Punjab Government is launching the rehabilitation process of flood victims within days, rather than months. ... Sunday, September 28, 2014 Details


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