Pakistan Observer

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Court to hear PTI petition against PML-N’s Raheela Magsi today

Islamabad—Islamabad High Court while hearing a petition by PML-N’s controversial candidate Raheela Magsi against cancellation of her nomination papers for the Senate’s seat from Islamabad by the Election Commission, Tuesday issued notices to the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) candidate on the same seat Nargis Faiz Malik. ... Wednesday, March 04, 2015 Details

Exhibition of paintings by women artists

Rawalpindi—Rawalpindi Arts Council in collaboration with Development Communications Network arranged an exhibition of paintings by women artists on women issues titled “Symphony of Soul” here on Tuesday to commemorate International Women Day. Renowned artist Tasneem Abbas flanked by Resident Director RAC Waqar Ahmed and Executive Director Development Communications Network Munir Ahmed inaugurated the exhibition. ... Wednesday, March 04, 2015 Details

First of its kind Book Museum opens at NBF

Islamabad—Information Minister Senator Pervaiz Rashid, Tuesday, called for promotion of book reading culture in society which according to him is must for peace of mind and peace in society. He was addressing the inaugural ceremony of the National Book Museum at the National Book Foundation (NBF). The minister who has been preaching peace in society whenever time and occasion call for it (on Feb 23 too, he gave a similar message of peace at the book launch of a senior journalist Tahir Mughal) said the establishment of book museum would go a long way in preserving rare books, manuscripts and archaic volumes. ... Wednesday, March 04, 2015 Details

Bahria University, APGA sign MoU for academics and research activities

Islamabad—Bahria University (BU) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with All Pakistan Geoscientists Association (APGA) for providing academics and research activities. The Contract signing ceremony was held at Bahria University Islamabad where Rear Admiral (Retd) Saleem Akhtar HI (M) Pro-Rector Bahria University and Mr. Junaid M. G. Kiani Patron-in-Chief (APGA) signed the contract in presence of dignitaries and officials from both organizations. ... Saturday, February 28, 2015 Details

Role of Youth in community development emphasized at Millennium Olympiad

Islamabad—Millennium Olympiad 2015 kicked-off with a bang at Roots Millennium Schools’ Millennium Campus I-9/3, Islamabad on Friday February 27, 2015. A 03 days mega event was inaugurated sponsoring several competitions and 1000 plus Participants from over 20 Institutions and 10 Cities taking part in 20 exciting competitions which include; Live Art, Debating, Dramatics, Chess, Gaming, Table Tennis, Wall Climbing, Photo Essay, Fashion, Film Making, Singing, Law Moot Court, Creative Writing and dance. The Millennium Olympiad is an initiative of the ambitious and enthusiastic students of Roots Millennium Schools, Millennium Campus, I-9/3, Islamabad. It is a platform on which participant students from across country have registered and the platform allowed them to prove their mettle within various domains of co and extracurricular activities. ... Saturday, February 28, 2015 Details

No room for incompetent officials in climate ministry

Islamabad—The Federal Minister for Climate Change, Mushahid Ullah Khan, has expressed his deep concern over different environmental, particularly water and air pollution, which continue to affect the health of the people. ... Tuesday, February 24, 2015 Details

Ex-MD Private Power & Infrastructure Board granted bail

Islamabad—Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday granted bail to the former Managing Director (MD) of private power & infrastructure board (PPIB) N A Zuberi who was arrested by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for his alleged involvement in the Rental Power Plants (RPPs) corruption references. ... Tuesday, February 24, 2015 Details

New security plan for sensitive imambargahs

Rawalpindi—In the wake of a recent bomb blast at an imambargah and the overall precarious law and order situation in the city, the Rawalpindi police have issued a new security plan for 100 sensitive imambargahs across the division. ... Tuesday, February 24, 2015 Details

Iftikhar Awan president PNRS

Islamabad—At the annual general meeting of Pakistan National Rose Society (PNRS) Mr Ifktikhar Ahmed Awan, Dy. Director General (Environment) CDA has been elected President of the Society. Col Abdul Shakoor was elected Secretary General of the Society. ... Tuesday, February 24, 2015 Details

Illegal medicines factory sealed in capital

Islamabad—Drug Inspector Islamabad Sardar Shabbir Ahmed on Monday sealed medicine factory operating illegally at Tarlahi Kalan after raid with police team, the spokesman of district administration said. ... Tuesday, February 24, 2015 Details

Master plan for shifting GHQ to Islamabad under consideration

Islamabad—Master plan for shifting General Headquarters (GHQ) from Rawalpindi to Islamabad is under consideration. Construction work on the project will begin after review of master plan is completed. Secretary defence Lt Gen (Retd) Alam Khan Khattak said decision for shifting GHQ from Rawalpindi to Islamabad had been taken and construction work had started. But in October 2008 the then army chief had stopped the work keeping in view the situation prevailing at that time. ... Tuesday, February 24, 2015 Details

Chinese troops likely to join Pak forces on historic day

Islamabad—With the completion of ongoing work at the site of Multi-Purpose Exhibition Ground in next few days the site will be ready to revive the tradition of Pakistan Day Parade on March 23, an official of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) said, requesting anonymity. ... Tuesday, February 24, 2015 Details

Youth Parliament of Pakistan delegation off to Denmark on study tour

Islamabad—A delegation of 6 Members of Youth Parliament Pakistan alongside two Members of the National Assembly of Pakistan has departed for Study Visit to Denmark here Monday. The study programme aims to facilitate learning about the democratic and Parliamentary systems, institutional measures of public accountability and transparency of Governments. ... Tuesday, February 24, 2015 Details

A living history of Pindi’s journalism Tahir Mughal’s maiden literary work launched

Islamabad—Words like ‘terrorists,’ ‘terrorism,’ ‘suicide bomber,’ ‘suicide jackets’ etc have found their way in the everyday vocabulary of the Pakistani kids which is perhaps the most unfortunate and regrettable reality of today. Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid said this while addressing a book-launching ceremony held at the Islamabad Club here on Monday. Senator Pervaiz Rashid called upon the writers, intellectuals, journalists, members of intelligentsia to play their role in promoting peace, love, tolerance and co-existence. It is necessary to write book and promote reading culture in Pakistan as book is a powerful alternative to gun, said the minister. ... Tuesday, February 24, 2015 Details