Pakistan Observer


Need stressed for precautionary measures against dengue

Lahore—Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) sensitized hundreds of school going children including teachers on the proper disposal of waste and precautionary measures on dengue epidemic by carrying out an extensive awareness campaign on the occasion of Children Literature Festival held at Children Library Complex. ... Friday, November 28, 2014 Details

Petition challenging verdict against Gullu Butt admissible

Lahore—Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday declared hearing of the petition filed to challenge verdict against Gullu Butt admissible. Gullu Butt’s lawyer said trial court sentenced Butt to 11 years and 3 months imprisonment whereas no complaint was registered against him. He therefore requested the court to suspend Gullu Butt’s penalty and grant him bail as long as the appeal stays sub judice. ... Friday, November 28, 2014 Details

Governor urges students to contribute to nation building

Lahore—The 6th Convocation of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore was held here on Thursday. Chancellor/Governor Punjab Muhammad Sarwar presided over the convocation in which total 826 graduates, 197 of them DVMs, 180 BS (Hons), 70 Pharm-D, 25 MBA, 22 MBF, one MSc Wetland, 305 MPhil and 26 PhDs were conferred degrees. Also, 39 position-winning graduates were awarded medals. ... Friday, November 28, 2014 Details

MoU signed between NCSW and White Ribbon Campaign

Lahore—White Ribbon Campaign Pakistan and National Commission on Status of Women (NCSW) have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly work for advocacy and awareness of pro-women laws. The agreement was signed during an event on White Ribbon Day for Elimination of Violence against Women in which social activists, legislators, diplomats and representatives of media and civil society were present. Chairperson Khawar Mumtaz signed the MoU on behalf of NCSW while White Ribbon Campaign was represented by its Chief Executive Omer Aftab. ... Thursday, November 27, 2014 Details

PPC submits challan

Lahore—The Punjab Prosecution Department Wednesday submitted the challan of Model Town incident in the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC). Seven nominated and 43 unknown accused, including Pakistan Awami Tehreek Secretary General Khurram Nawaz Gandapur have been held responsible for attacking police during an action at Minhaj ul Quran Secretariat ... Thursday, November 27, 2014 Details

Measures being taken to check Ebola virus

Lahore—The delegation recommended giving commendatory certificates to doctors and staff of Allied Hospital Faisalabad for treatment of a suspected Ebola virus patient according to SOPs and dealing with this issue in a professional manner. Kh. Salman Rafiq apprised the delegation of the measures taken for checking Ebola virus and medical facilities provided to a suspected Ebola virus patient late Zulfiqar of Chiniot. ... Thursday, November 27, 2014 Details

PU CSAS organizes lecture

Lahore—Punjab Centre for South Asian Studies (CSAS) organized on day lecture on “Negotiating Ethnicity: Experiences of South Asian Americans”. On this occasion, University of Connecticut USA, Department of Sociology and Asian American Studies Professor Dr Bandana Purkayastha shed light on the topic while Director CSAS Dr Umbreen Javaid, faculty members and MPhil/PhD scholars of CSAS and Department of Political Science were also present. In his address, Dr Bandana said that the issue of ethnicity rises in the second generation of the South Asia settled in America. ... Thursday, November 27, 2014 Details

Government considers education as tool for development

Lahore—Punjab Minister for Excise & Taxation, Finance and Law Mujtaba Shuja ur Rehman has said that Punjab government considers education as a tool to development and a record funds have been provided for school and higher education. He said that in order to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Rs.2 billion has been reserved for current fiscal year. He said that fashion & design, paintings and fine arts competitions help to polish talent of the youth. He said that Punjab government is utilizing all out resources for the promotion of education specially in the field of technical education and an amount of Rs.274 billion is being utilized for the promotion of education sector which is 26.25% of the budget. ... Thursday, November 27, 2014 Details

TEVTA to introduce 16 free demand driven courses

Lahore—Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) will introduce 16 free demand driven courses of varied duration of 3 to 6 months. These courses will be started in its Institutes across the province of the Punjab from January, 2015 on the recommendations of relevant industry. ... Wednesday, November 26, 2014 Details

Govt, people have foiled plot against democracy: Khanzada

Lahore—Punjab Home Minister Shuja Khanzada Tuesday said the government with the cooperation of prudent political leaders of other parties had thwarted conspiracy against democracy. Talking to newsmen, he said disgruntled politicians would not succeed in their bid to sneak into power corridor through back door. He said, a few elements having nefarious designs could not be allowed to hold hostage people to their lust for power. He was of the opinion that issues should always be discussed and settled on proper forums and not on roads. ... Wednesday, November 26, 2014 Details

Better health facilities to masses

Lahore—Provincial Minister for Excise & Taxation and Finance, Mujtaba Shuja ur Rehman has said that government is using all available resources for providing better healthcare facilities to the people especially mother & child in the province and the priority areas of the targets are rural folk. He said that an amount of Rs. 121.80 billion will be utilized on the provision of health facilities which is 11.66 percent of the total budget. ... Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Details


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