Pakistan Observer


ANF recovers 474 kg drugs

Islamabad—Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) has recovered 376.4 kg charas, 74 kg heroin and 24 kg opium, arresting six drug smugglers and seized two vehicles from their possession.

ANF conducted six operations in various cities including Sheikhupura ...
Tuesday, September 02, 2014

KU to organize course on RCKD

Karachi—The Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC), University of Karachi, is organizing a Course on Research Communication Skills Development (RCKD) on September 2-3, 2014 for faculty members and researchers. This course is de ... Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Imran, Qadri working on int’l plan under well scripted conspiracy to derail democracy: PTI MNA

Peshawar—Member National Assembly (MNA) of PTI Nasir Khan Khattak has expressed the optimism that veteran politician Javed Hashmi, expelled by Imran Khan from the party’s presidential slot, would lead the Party’s forward bloc in the national assembly. “Yes Javed Hashmi will be our leader in the lower house of the parliament”, said Nasir Khan Khattak dissident PTI MNA from Karak while talking to APP here Monday. Dr. Tahir ul Qadri and Imran Khan were bent upon destroying democracy under a well scripted international conspiracy. ... Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Bahria university offering scholarships

Islamabad—Bahria University is a renowned public sector university, committed to providing quality higher education in Pakistan. Our vision is to become an internationally recognized university that contributes towards the development of nation throu ... Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Six diagnosed with dengue virus

Peshawar—Six more persons were tested positive for dengue in the district that increase to the total number of patients reached to 126 in Swat, spokesman of health department district Swat Dr. Haider said on Monday.

He said presently three pa ...
Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Police jawans awarded on tracing out terrorism case

Peshawar—The Inspector General of Police Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Nasir Khan Durrani awarded Torghar police jawans on tracing out a terrorism case in a ceremony held at CPO Peshawar on Monday. According to details on June 20, the miscreants blasted a police van through IED’s in the limits of Darra Bani police station in which two police jawans were martyred and van driver got injured. ... Tuesday, September 02, 2014

RIS promoting common core standards

Islamabad—Roots International Schools conducted trainings for English language and literature for teachers of grade 6 and 7.

Roots Innovative learning Program aims to promote excellence and equity for all students nationwide through a curricu ...
Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Tributes paid to Sammad Khan on retirement

Peshawar—Superintending Engineer Mardan Circle Fazale Sammad Khan has been retired from service on the previous day. On the eve of his retirement a fare well party was also arranged at Wapda House Peshawar at Wapda House Peshawar.

Chief Execu ...
Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Quick resolution of deadlock crucial to avoid violence

Karachi—An early resolution of the ongoing political dreadlock remains crucial to macro stability which is linked with political settlement between protesters PTI and PAT and the ruling party to calm down the nerve wrecking situation, said political as well economic analysts. ... Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Remembering legendary journalist Ghulam Tahir

WITH the current fluid political situation and fast moving events unfolding on the TV channels keeping you awake late into early hours one wakes up bleary-eyed making an effort to start another day looking at the morning papers. However, sometime unexpected or any touching news quickly makes you fully awake. So it was on Saturday morning. Both in this paper and another leading English daily announced the departure of one of my oldest friend and colleague from The Pakistan Times days and a senior legendary journalist, Ghulam Tahir, in his adopted city of Quetta, after prolonged illness and battling with multiple health problems. ... Monday, September 01, 2014

Rs4,000 being spent to vaccinate each child

Lahore—The government of Punjab is spending around Rs4,000 on every child for vaccination against polio, measles and other diseases.

This was stated by Director Health Services, Punjab, Dr. Munir Ahmed in an exclusive talk to APP on Sunday. < ...
Monday, September 01, 2014

500 women get skill training

Peshawar—A three months training for 500 female including 100 Afghan Refugees in different skills including embriodery, would weaving and block printing has been completed.

The training was jointly launched by AHAN (Aik Hunar Aik Nagar), a no ...
Monday, September 01, 2014

1,000 interpreters preachers to guide Hajis

Islamabad—More than 1,000 preachers and interpreters will work in Saudi Arabia round the clock to guide and instruct pilgrims on appropriate practices and correct rites during Haj.

Tawfiq Al-Sudairy, undersecretary at the Ministry of Islamic ...
Monday, September 01, 2014

Artciti Gallery organizes Akram Spaul painting exhibition

Karachi—Artciti Gallery organised a colourful exclusive solo paintings show titled Spatial Reality by Artist Akram Spaul held here at Artciti Gallery, 2nd Floor, 36-C, Bukhari Commercial Lane-13, Khayaban-e-Shujaat, Phase-VI, DHA, Karachi.

The ...
Monday, September 01, 2014

Govt; opposition failed to prove decency

Karachi—Pasban Pakistan president Altaf Shakoor expressed concern over the tense political situation, the government and the opposition has failed to prove itself civilized.

We violence through media pressure to condemn the efforts of sides, ...
Monday, September 01, 2014


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