Pakistan Observer

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Christian community’s effort in promoting edu

Islamabad—The Federal Minister for Climate Change, Senator Mushahidullah Khan while appreciating the Capital Development Authority’s (CDA) for organizing the Easter Family Festival said the efforts of Christian community in promotion of quality education in Pakistan is laudable. ... Monday, April 27, 2015 Details

Long pending inquiries against CDA officials to be concluded within 15 days

Islamabad—Capital Development Authority has been directed to finalize pending inquiries against its officers and employees within 15 days, Pakistan Observer has reliably learnt. According to sources, the decision has been taken in the wake of frequent reports of alleged irregularities both financial and administrative by the CDA officers. ... Monday, April 27, 2015 Details

Floods, displacements major cause of malaria increase

Islamabad—Floods and Displacement have enhanced Malaria in Pakistan and over half a million people fall prey to this disease. This was stated by the speakers at a function organized by Pakistan Red Crescent Society in connection with World Malaria Day. Speaking on the occasion as chief guest PRCS Chairman Dr Saeed Elahi said the increase in malaria is due to floods and displacement in the country and the numbers of malaria patients have increased. Infants & pregnant women are the most vulnerable to malaria with high mortality rate. ... Monday, April 27, 2015 Details

Traders to observe complete shutter down in capital against closing of shops at 8pm

Islamabad—The traders of federal capital in an emergency meeting at Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry have unanimously announced to go for complete shutter down in Islamabad on 28th April 2015 to register their strong protest against the government decision for forced closure of shops at 8:00 pm. The decision was announced by Abdul Rauf Alam Group Leader after thorough consultation with Presidents and General Secretaries of local market unions at ICCI. ... Monday, April 27, 2015 Details

Book Mela has spread message of peace, love and brotherhood

Islamabad—NBF 6th National Book Day Festival concluded on Sunday with a pledge by the participants that they would befriend books and exchange them as gift to one another, since there is no more precious gift than a book. Chief Guest at the concluding ceremony Senator Pervaiz Rashid Minister for Information, Broadcasting & National Heritage commended the efforts of NBF to conduct and organize the Book Day at national level. ... Monday, April 27, 2015 Details

Naeem assumes charge as Chairman PAEC

Islamabad—Muhammad Naeem has assumed the charge as Chairman Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) for a period of three years. He was previously working in the capacity of Member Fuel Cycle in PAEC. Naeem has rich academic accomplishments, a wealth of professional experience and an unwavering commitment. ... Friday, April 24, 2015 Details

Depression most common illness

Islamabad—Foundation University Medical College organized MEDFEST Pakistan Symposium on Thursday. Rector Foundation University Islamabad, Maj Gen Khadim Hussain HI(M) (Retd) was the chief guest while Principal Foundation University Medical College, Maj Gen Dr. Nasim ul Majeed HI(M) (Retd) was also present on the occasion. ... Friday, April 24, 2015 Details

Minister directs to complete construction of College of Home Ecnomics

Islamabad—Minister of State Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD), Barrister Usman Ibrahim Thursday directed Pak PWD to complete construction work on College of Home Economics Management Sciences and Specialized Disciplines in F-11/1 by June, 30. Minister of State issued these directions while chairing the 4th meeting of Steering Committee of the College on April 23, says a press release issued here. Minister of State also appreciated Secretary CA&DD for timely releases to this important project. He also emphasized that he would not tolerate on quality of work. The Minister directed that CDA to expedite removal of encroachment from the project site as stay has been vacated by the Court. ... Friday, April 24, 2015 Details

Roots Millennium Schools hold National Book Festival

Islamabad—Roots Millennium Schools, One World Campus, E-11/4 Islamabad celebrated National Book Festival 2015 in collaboration with National Book Foundation Cabinet Division at Pak China Friendship Centre, Islamabad on 23rd April, 2015. Students and parents were really excited to be a part of this event. In the year 2011, the government of Pakistan announced the observance of National Book Day every year on 22nd April onwards. The idea behind was to promote reading habit and the promotion of book culture in the country. Since then the National Book Foundation has been successfully celebrating the National Book Day. This year it is the 6thNational Book Day and Roots Millennium Schools is taking part in this festival for past consecutive years. ... Friday, April 24, 2015 Details

Speakers stress role of universities in building global citizens

Islamabad—An International Conference on ‘Role of Universities in Building Global Citizens (RUBGC)` was organized by Bahria University Islamabad. The conference highlighted the issues related to prepare students for global workplace, Short-term international experiences: costs, benefits and risks and technology and global citizens. Federal Minister of Planning and Development, Planning Commission of Pakistan, Prof. Ahsan Iqbal presided as the Chief Guest. ... Friday, April 24, 2015 Details

Court accepts IGP’s unconditional apology over anti-judiciary remarks

Islamabad—Inspector General of Police Tahir Alam Khan on Thursday saved his skin by expressing deep regret and seeking Islamabad High Court’s mercy with regard to his uncalled for remarks about the judiciary and courts of the country. It may be mentioned that on Wednesday, a letter was produced before the two-member bench of the IHC comprising Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui and Justice Noorul Haq N Qureshi in which IGP had criticized the courts. According to details, an alleged drug peddler had moved the IHC after his bail application was dismissed by a district and sessions court of Islamabad. After initial hearing, the IHC division bench sought reply from the Islamabad IG. ... Friday, April 24, 2015 Details

Agreement between NUML, XJNU

Islamabad—While Chinese president Xi Jinping paid historic visit to Pakistan, NUML signed MOU and an agreement with Xinjiang Normal University XJNU China. According to the agreements the two universities would cooperate to set up NUML International Centre of Education (NICE) at Xingjiang University, Urumqi. ... Thursday, April 23, 2015 Details

Students should be empowered to realise their own potential

Islamabad—A two days International Conference on ‘Role of Universities in Building Global Citizens (RUBGC)‘ organized by Bahria University began on Wednesday. The conference is offering a platform for academicians, researchers, practitioners and students to learn and share knowledge. The conference is divided into different themes covering challenges and opportunities of a globalized curriculum, creating global values free of fear and prejudice, preparing students for the global workplace and technology. ... Thursday, April 23, 2015 Details

Korean ambassador on a mission to win hearts of Pakistanis

Islamabad—In order to bring people of two countries closer and to enhance people-to-people contact, Korean embassy arranged and participated in a number of activities. First one in this regard was holding of ‘Korean Sports Gala’ at the National University of Modern Language (NUML) premises. The event aimed at acknowledging the talented Pakistani students learning Korean language at the National University of Modern Languages (NUML). Another activity was that of presentation of a painting to Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs by the Korean ambassador Dr. Song Jong – hwan. ... Thursday, April 23, 2015 Details