Pakistan Observer

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Speakers stress societal support for NAP success

Lahore—The speakers at a national peace conference urged the government to make National Action Plan against terrorism more effective and parents of victims of Army Public School Peshawar attack and Youhanabad bomb blasts have called for justice from the state. They were addressing three-day national “Pur Amn (Peaceful) Pakistan Conference” began at Hotel Pearl Continental, Lahore, on Wednesday. ... Thursday, May 28, 2015 Details

Track blast suspends rail traffic

Nawabshah—Minor blast at up railway track near Talpur Railway Crossing suspended the rail traffic for some time and later resume after repair of track. The blasting device fixed by unidentified activists at up track on Mile 294/2 near Nawabshah station went off at 1-35 pm causing minor damage to track. The sound of blast was heard far away and soon bomb disposal team and heavy contingent of railway and district police surrounded the area and launch search operation in nearby villages. ... Thursday, May 28, 2015 Details

Pakistan, Canada to enhance bilateral ties

Islamabad—Pakistan and Canada agreed to enhance bilateral ties to benefit millions of people living in both countries. In the meeting, held in premises of Foreign Office on Wednesday, representations of both Canada and Pakistan underscored the importance they attach to building a broad-based relationship marked by multifaceted cooperation in different fields. ... Thursday, May 28, 2015 Details

Govt did well but much greater challenges lay ahead

PRIME Minister Nawaz Sharif and Ishaq Dar as Finance Minister have done well so far, but far too greater challenges still lie ahead. In an Islamabad meeting Tuesday, premier approved budget strategy papers for the coming fiscal of 2015-16, laying stress on welfare for the people. His emphasis that lower slabs of levies, would yield larger revenues, indicated wisdom, and surely was reassuring. ... Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Details

KP LB polls arrangements complete

Peshawar—Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Local Government and Rural Development (LG&RD), Inayatullah Khan has said that all possible arrangements for local bodies’ polls have been completed, saying the provincial government has honour that it had made the holding of polls before Punjab and Sindh provinces. ... Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Details

Law colleges edu standard to be improved: Governor

Multan—Punjab Governor Rafique Rajwana on Monday vowed to make all out efforts to ameliorate problems in law education delivery facilities and improve standards of law education in the province. “Some law colleges were not holding proper classes but offer admissions only,” Governor said this while addressing the Highcourt Bar Association Multan on Monday. ... Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Details

Two donkey meat suppliers arrested

Pasrur—Two people were arrested over charges of supplying donkey meat while dead animals meat and hides were recovered here on Monday. The police responding to a tip-off conducted raid at a house in village Kahilounwali of district Pasrur during which two accused involved in supplying donkey meat to hotels were arrested. ... Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Details

Hajj pilgrims asked to hire only registered HGOs services

Islamabad—The Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony has asked the intending Hajj pilgrims to hire the services of only registered Hajj Group Organisers (HGOs) for performing the sacred religious ceremony under private hajj scheme. ... Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Details

PAF trainer jet crashes in Swabi, two pilots injured

Swabi—The two pilots on a twin-seater training fighter jet of Pakistan Air Force survived a deadly crash in Shah Mansoor town near Swabi on Monday morning. In a short statement, PAF spokesperson Air Commodore SM Ali said that a K-8 trainer aircraft was destroyed when it crashed during a training mission in Zaida village of Shah Mansoor area in Swabi district. ... Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Details

PML-N to transform country as welfare state: Aftab

Islamabad—Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Incharge Prime Minister Public Affairs Grievances Cell Sheikh Aftab Ahmed on Monday said that Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) government is committed for transforming the country as welfare state. ... Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Details

Azeem directs officials to expedite work on 46 governance projects

Islamabad—Deputy Chairman of Earthquake Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Authority (ERRA) Maj Gen Azeem Asif Monday directed to expedite work on 46 governance projects worth Rs 439 million in earthquake-hot areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK). ... Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Details

Sixty daycare centers approved for Punjab

Lahore—The Punjab Women Development Department has approved 60 daycare centers for the province and funds for 33 centers have been provided to different departments under the Punjab Women Empowerment Package 2012. ... Monday, May 25, 2015 Details

2 drown, 2 shot dead for honour, 5 die in accident

Karak/Lower Dir—At least five persons were killed in separate road accidents in Karak and Lower Dir on Sunday. According to details, three people were killed while six others sustained injuries when a speedy car plunged into a ravine in Karak. According to the local administration, the injured have been shifted to the hospital medicinal assistance. In another incident, two persons were died while two others sustained injuries when the car they were travelling in plunged into river Panjkora near Khazana bypass on Saturday-Sunday night. ... Monday, May 25, 2015 Details

Law, order in country better

Sukkur—Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Khursheed Ahmed Shah has said the that law and order situation in the country is now comparatively better. Talking to media here on Sunday, he said that Pakistan’s commitment to eliminate terrorism remains undeterred. Pakistan has rendered enormous sacrifices in the fight against terrorism, he added. ... Monday, May 25, 2015 Details