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Culture makes it easier for people to understand one another in better way

Islamabad—Culture makes it easier for people to understand one another in a better way, thus enabling them to overcome cross-cultural barriers. Senator Pervaiz Rashid, Federal Minister for IB & NH said this while addressing to the participants of the First Plenary Session of 6th Asia-Europe (ASEM) Culture Minister’s Conference here today. Culture diversity was the fundamental feature of the world’s cultures and the form of manifestation of world civilization. It is a source of innovation, inspiration and progress for human society, he added. ... Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Details

Country can make progress only thru power of vote: Saad

Multan—Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafiq on Monday declared veteran politician Javed Hashmi as ‘prisoner of conscience’ and defeat in one election cannot end his political career. Talking to the newsmen after meeting with Javed Hashmi here at his residence, Saad Rafiq said that the fast bowler says that political career of Javed Hashmi was over. But I want to tell him that one election defeat cannot end political career of a brave and courageous man like Javed Hashmi. ... Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Details

Rain, thunderstorm at isolated places

Islamabad—Rain-thunderstorm is expected at isolated places of Rawalpindi division during next 24 hours whereas mainly dry weather is expected in most parts of the country. Met office reported here on Sunday ,a western disturbance is prevailing over upper parts of the country and is expected to persist during next 24 hrs. In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa mainly dry weather is expected in most parts of the province however, rain-thunderstorm is expected at isolated places of Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Kohat, Bannu divisions during same time span. In Sindh mainly dry weather is expected in most parts of the province while in Balochistan mainly dry weather is expected in most parts however, rain-thunderstorm is expected at isolated places of Zhob division during next 24 hours. ... Monday, October 20, 2014 Details

Children below 10 may face Hajj ban next year

Islamabad—Children below the age of 10 may be barred from performing Haj from next year. The subject came up for discussion during a recent meeting between the heads of pilgrim establishments and the Saudi Haj Ministry. No decision has yet been taken on the proposal, it is only a point of discussion at the moment, reported Al-Watan newspaper on Sunday. ... Monday, October 20, 2014 Details

CCTV cameras to be installed at Muharram processions routes

Multan—Regional Police Officer, Amjed Saleemi said that surveillance of Azadari processions and congregations would be made through closed circuit television (cctv) cameras. Addressing a divisional peace committee meeting, he said that police had chalked out a security programme in this regard. ... Monday, October 20, 2014 Details

3 die of gas leakage suffocation

Peshawar—Three persons died of suffocation due to gas leakage here on early Sunday morning. Police said that due to leakage gas accumulated in room of a house located in Khandarkhel locality in Peshawar’s Mithra police station jurisdiction. Three persons including a man and his two grandsons sleeping in the room died of suffocation. The bodies were shifted to hospital and later handed over to heirs after medico-legal formalities. An atmosphere of grief and mourning gripped the area following death of three persons of same family. ... Monday, October 20, 2014 Details

A night of music, Beg dinner for US CG

“A Night of Music in Karachi”, the very title chosen for traditional Korean opera inspired a record turn out at a local hotel. The audience found the evening delightful for it was a fascinating mixture of piano recital, folk singing and instrumental music for almost 90 minutes. ... Monday, October 20, 2014 Details

Farooq for smooth running of institutions

Islamabad—Chairman Evacuee Trust Board Sadiqul Farooq has underlined the need for smooth running of institutions and implementation of the Constitution for improving the system. Talking to media, he said the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) was not giving a good message to the world community. Attacking state television by the PTI workers was not a decent way to protest, he added. ... Monday, October 20, 2014 Details

Achakzai terms parliament essence of democratic system

Swat—Central Chairman Pakhtunkhwa Mili Awami Party (MMAP), Mehmood Khan Achakzai said that supremacy of parliament and constitutions are the essence of democratic system that is vital to strengthen the norms of democracy in the country. Addressing Pakhtunkhwa Map Workers Convention held at Wadudia Hall on Sunday, he said that affairs of the country could only be run by the democratic system having the supremacy of parliament and constitution. ... Monday, October 20, 2014 Details

Democracy faces challenges: Zardari

Karachi—Former president and PPP co-chairman, Asif Ali Zardari said on Saturday that the mission of Benazir Bhutto will continue adding that there was a great threat from those who are seeking to assault democracy in the name of democracy itself. In a message on the seventh anniversary of the Karsaz tragedy, the former president said October 18 is a day to pay homage to the memories of those brave sons and daughters who sacrificed their lives for democracy and fighting against extremism. ... Sunday, October 19, 2014 Details

Another polio case surfaces in KA

Peshawar—Another polio case has been reported in an 18-months-old female child from the Akakhel area of Bara in Khyber Agency on Saturday taking the total number of polio cases in Khyber Agency to 45. Khyber Agency has the highest number of reported polio cases after North Waziristan Agency. ... Sunday, October 19, 2014 Details

PBM helping deserving people without discrimination:Shiekh

Khanewal—Managing Director Baitul Mall, Barrister Abid Waheed Shiekh on Saturday said that Baitul Mall was providing relief to deserving people without any discrimination. Addressing a wheelchairs distribution ceremony at NASKO Industries Jahaniyan, he said that deserve people could get financial aid from Baitul Mall according to the vision of the Prime Minister. ... Sunday, October 19, 2014 Details

7 killed, 10 injured in road accidents

Swat—A passenger pick-up plunged into deep gorge near Kalam, killing 4 people and injuring 5 others. Police said the passenger pick-up was en-route to Mingora from Matta when in plunged in to a gorge near Kalam Bijli Ghar. Four passengers died on the scene while five others sustained injuries and shifted to Saidu Sharif Hospital Swat. The ill-fated passengers were migrating from upper parts to plain areas to escape severe cold. ... Sunday, October 19, 2014 Details

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