Pakistan Observer


Operation against encroachments, illegal constructions

Islamabad—On the directives of Chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA), Maroof Afzal, the Enforcement Directorate of the Authority continues with its operation against encroachments and illegal constructions. During recent operations against encroachments and illegal constructions in different areas of federal capital, Enforcement Directorate demolished illegal constructions and retrieved CDA land from illegal occupants after removing encroachments, said a press release. ... Monday, December 22, 2014 Details

Death anniversary of Benazir Bhutto Shaheed on Dec 27

Rawalpindi—The 7th death anniversary of Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto will be observed on December 27, Pakistan people Party PPP City President Amir Fida Piraacha said on Sunday. The arrangements are being completed and Quran Khawani will be held for the departed soul at Liaquat Bagh. ... Monday, December 22, 2014 Details

128 cases filed in Environmental Protection Tribunal in three years

Islamabad—Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency (Pak-EPA), having territorial jurisdiction of Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), has so far filed 128 cases in Environmental Protection Tribunal during last three years. The Pak-EPA, an attached department of Climate Change Division is engaged in regular monitoring of industrial units located in Islamabad and forced all steel mills to install anti-pollution control devices. ... Monday, December 22, 2014 Details

APML, MQM also join Awami Tehreek protest

Islamabad—Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) on Sunday held a peaceful protest rally to condemn slaughter of school children on Dec 16 by Taliban terrorists in Peshawar. Local and central leadership of the party led and addressed the rally. Secretary General of the PAT Khurram Nawaz Gandapur addressing condemning the cold-blood murder of young innocent students of the Army Public School (APS) Peshawar by terrorists said terrorists wanted to see Pakistan a failed state and spoil its image and that of Islam in the eyes of the world. ... Monday, December 22, 2014 Details

‘Twins of Faith Family Festival’ attracts large crowd

Islamabad—A two-day international festival titled ‘Twins of Faith Family Festival’ concluded here at Pak-China Friendship Centre on Sunday. The theme of the ‘Twins of Faith Family Festival’ was ‘Family Matters’. Twins of Faith Family Festival, which was hosted by Mercy Mission, an international Muslim community development organization, was attended by large number of people including women, youths and children with great interest. ... Monday, December 22, 2014 Details

Lawyers to boycott courts today

Islamabad—Lawyers of the District Bar and Islamabad High Court Bar are boycotting district and Islamabad High court today (Monday) against nomination of a Lahore-based judge on the seat reserved for Islamabad territory to Islamabad High Court (IHC). ... Monday, December 22, 2014 Details

Cheema’s ‘Do Tok Batain’ launched

Islamabad—The book-launching ceremony of Inspector General National Highway & Motorway Police (NHMP) Zulfiqar Ahmed Cheema Friday turned into a united forum against terrorism as the IGP stopped the stage secretary from proceeding further unless he gets a promise from the audience. ... Saturday, December 20, 2014 Details

Xi Jinping’s ‘dream’ shared with Pakistan

Islamabad—The deep-rooted bond that exists between Pakistan and China was further strengthened Friday when President Mamnoon Hussain formally launched Chinese President Xi Jinping’s book “The Governance of China” at the Aiwan-e-Sadr in the presence of dignitaries from both countries. President Mamnoon lauding the book by his Chinese counterpart said Pakistan and China were “iron brothers” and the friendship between the two is all-weather friendship. ... Saturday, December 20, 2014 Details

Korea stands by Pakistan: Envoy

Islamabad—Ambassador of South Korea Dr Song Jong-hwan on Thursday on behalf of his government an people offered deep condolences and sympathies for the loss of precious lives in Tuesday (Dec 16) Peshawar school massacre. ... Friday, December 19, 2014 Details

Royal embassy of Saudi Arabia condemns cowardly terrorist attack

Islamabad—The Royal embassy of Saudi Arabia in Islamabad condemns the cowardly terrorist attack at a school in Peshawar. The embassy and its staff members were highly aggrieved as they came to known about the gruesome terrorists attack. Such heinous acts are indeed against all tenets of humanity. ... Friday, December 19, 2014 Details

Youth need to be empowered for prosperous Pakistan

Islamabad—Steps should be taken to empowered, educate and develop capabilities in youth for making Pakistan developed and prosperous. This was stated by the speakers during the second National Experts consultation on Pakistan’s National Human Development Report (NHDR) 2015, on youth organized by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) here on Thursday. ... Friday, December 19, 2014 Details

Why mother keeps standing outside school all day?

Islamabad—Little Sheraz Masood, a student of Class-4 in one of the Federal Directorate schools located in G-8 Markaz wonders why his mother keeps standing outside the gate. On Thursday, she remained standing all day waiting for her son to come out after the school and took him back home. Before Tuesday (Dec 16), however, she did not do so. ... Friday, December 19, 2014 Details

When politicians fail, kids show us the way

Islamabad—Pakistan Youth Hostel Association (PYHA) Thursday held a vigil and condolence reference for victims of the gun-and-bomb attack at Peshawar’s Army Public School on Dec 16. Mourning the deaths of 142 lives, mostly children, the speakers while addressing the reference called upon the politicians to leave behind all their differences and give a clarion call to end militancy and terrorism from society. ... Friday, December 19, 2014 Details