Pakistan Observer


Red Crescent provides cooked food to 65,000 flood victims

Islamabad—The Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) has provided cooked food to over 65,000 while 100, 000 flood victims are being provided non-food items in the flood affected areas of Punjab and AJK besides six Mobile Health Units are working in the field with life saving medicines worth one billion rupees, says a press release. ... Thursday, September 18, 2014 Details

Rehabilitation work begins at Trimmu Headworks

Multan—Rehabilitation work has been started at Trimmu Headworks as waterlevel had been receded after flood in the river Chenab, said XEN Operation Chaudhary Zahid. Talking to APP here on Wednesday, he said rehabilitation work had also been started at 18 Hazzari bund. He said the machinery included 60 dumpers, six bulldozers and six excavators were busy to fill the 400-feet breach at 18 Hazzari embankment. ... Thursday, September 18, 2014 Details

Ombudsman office at tehsil, UC level soon

Sargodha—Ombudsman Punjab regional Office in charge Muhammad Riaz Maken said provision of justice to people at door step was priority and the Ombudsman Punjab is taking revolutionary steps in this regard. Speaking at a ceremany at Rotary Club, he said the provincial Ombudsman offices after regional and district levels were now being established at tehsil and union council level. He said a man could submitt his complaint to the provincial Ombudsman office without adopting any formality or he could send his complaint through mail or email. ... Thursday, September 18, 2014 Details

Govt to rehabilitate flood-hit people

Sargodha—State Minister for Religious Affairs Peer Aminul Hasanaat said the government would leave no stone unturned to rehabilitate the calamity-hit people in the province. ... Thursday, September 18, 2014 Details

Govt to help flood affectees on war footing: Baligh

Bahawalpur—Minister of State for Interior and Education Muhammad Baligh-ur-Rehman said here on Wednesday government is making all out efforts to help flood affectees across the country and no stone will be left unturned in this regard. Baligh-ur-Rehman while talking to APP told that Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif are visiting flood affected areas and are standing with their disaster ridden brothers in the hard time. ... Thursday, September 18, 2014 Details

Commissioner conducts raids on arms dealers

Peshawar—Commissioner, Peshawar Division, Munir Azam conducted raids on arms dealers in different parts of the city, checked their record and collected information from them. According to details, for regulating the sale of arms, the Commissioner, Peshawar Division, Munir Azam conducted raids on arms dealers in Khyber Bazaar, G.T. Road, Kohat Road and other areas of the city and collected information regarding the procedure of arms sale from them. ... Thursday, September 18, 2014 Details

Anti-dengue campaign kicked off

Bahawalpur—Under the directive of the Punjab government, Anti-Dengue campaign started in the Islamia University Bahawalpur (IUB) here on Wednesday. The Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Tariq Saleem Khan distributed literature among the students and staff of the university to develop awareness about the causes and preventive measures for dengue. ... Thursday, September 18, 2014 Details

Martyrs real asset of police force: IGP

Peshawar—The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Nasir Khan Durrani Wednesday said that police jawans who sacrificed their lives in line of duty are real asset of the force and all available resources would be utilized for the welfare of the families of martyrs.This he said during his visit to the resident of Shaheed Head Constable Afrasiyab at Panam Dheri, Mathra Peshawar. ... Thursday, September 18, 2014 Details

Two die, two inured in separate incidents

DI Khan—Two people died and two others were injured in separate incidents here on Wednesday. In the first incident, a wife of Muhammad Baux had become estranged over some domestic dispute with him and was staying at her parents house. ... Thursday, September 18, 2014 Details

PIA flies 26,500 intending Hajj pilgrims to Saudi Arabia

Islamabad—Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has so far airlifted 26,500 intending pilgrims for Hajj 2014 to Saudi Arabia through 74 special flights with overall flight punctuality of over 90 percent since start of pre-Hajj operation. According to a spokesman here on Wednesday, the national flag carrier has carried 3,479 intending pilgrims from Karachi to Saudi Arabia through 11 flights, 5,190 from Lahore through 13 flights, 4,787 from Islamabad through 10 flights,5,173 from Quetta with 17 flights and 5,087 intending pilgrims from Peshawar through 16 flights, 1,630 from Multan with 05 flights and 1,498 intending pilgrims from Sialkot with three flights to Saudi Arabia. The airline’s Pre-Hajj operation of transporting intending Hajj pilgrims to Saudi Arabia will conclude on September 28,2014. ... Thursday, September 18, 2014 Details

CRM for enactment of legislation

Peshawar—Participants of a consultative seminar urged the provincial government for giving special attention to enactment of the pending bills and resource allocation for child related laws, policies and programmers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The seminar was held on Tuesday by Child Rights Movement (CRM) in collaboration with Save the Children Pakistan to review the provincial government priorities and initiatives for Child Rights in accordance with national and international commitments. ... Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Details

HEC-UNDP launch Fellowships on Federalism

Islamabad—The Higher Education Commission in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has launched the Indigenous MPhil Fellowship and offered 12 Fellowships for study in Pakistani universities and degree awarding institutions. An award ceremony was held here on Tuesday at Higher Education Commission (HEC) Islamabad for the recipients of HEC-UNDP Fellowship on Federalism. Prof. Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairman HEC was the chief guest and Marc-Andre Franche, Country Director UNDP was the guest of honour. ... Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Details

Roots Schools participate in CRI Summer Camp in China

Islamabad—China Radio International (CRI) Confucius Classroom and the Pakistan’s Roots Millennium Schools (RMS), with a view to promote cultural relationship between China and Pakistan and to forge cooperation between the two organizations have agreed to sign an agreement to promote Chinese and Urdu Languages for the benefit of both Pakistan and China. Under the agreement the Promotion of Chinese language & Culture and establishment of Pakistan 1st largest CRI-Roots Confucius Classroom across Pakistan is the common visionary goal of the RMS and CRI. As a result of this, Roots Millennium Schools selected two participants, Ayesha Aamir from RMS Capital Campus G-11/3 and Mahwash Mansoor from Millennium Campus I-9/3, Islamabad to participate at the Summer Camp held by China Radio International in Beijing. ... Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Details

Ancient-era Gorghatri revival speeded up

Peshawar—The revival and preservation work on Century-old archaeological structure of Gorghatri Peshawar has been accelerated, aiming at to intact its glory, and conserving the historic building and monuments. Under a master plan, the restoration and preservation of Gorghatri, typical known as Mughal-era serai, located one of the highest points of Peshawar City, spread over huge area, in heart of the walled city, has been carrying out speedily, to restore originality of the antique building, says Dr Abdul Samad, Director Archaeology and Museums Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. ... Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Details

MPC summons Ch Shujaat for his statement in NA

Karachi—The Missing Persons Commission had summoned Pakistan Muslim League-Q (PMLQ) Chief Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain on Sep 24, 2014. The MPC Chairman Justice (Retd) Jawaid Iqbal had taken this decision in its meeting held Tuesday at its office at Pakistan Secretariat in light of statements submitted by families of missing persons wherein they had in particular referred to a statement of PMLQ Chief he had given on the floor of the National Assembly on Aug 12, 1997. ... Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Details


President & Editor-in-Chief

Zahid Malik
(Ph: 051-2256006)

Resident Editors

Lahore : Khalid Butt
Quetta: Ghulam Tahir
Peshawar : Tariq Saeed
Muzaffarabad: Abdul hameed Shaheen


Faisal Zahid Malik
(Ph : 021-35308446, 35308448)

Editor Special Reports

Syed Turab Shah
Ph: 0009221 32211777, 32631102

Executive Editor

Gauhar Zahid Malik
(Ph : 051-2852028)

Director Marketing

Naveed Ahmad Khan
Ph: 051-2252480

Editor Social Diary

Sadia Zahid Malik
(Ph:051-285208 Ext 116)