Formulation of uniform curriculum for religious education urged
Staff ReporterIslamabad—Muslim countries, especially Pakistan should focus on formulating uniform curriculum of religious, private and government sector educational institutions, President International Islamic University Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh said Monday. Addressing the inaugural ceremony of a two-day national conference on “Religious Education in Pakistan, (Institutions, Curricula, Problems and Solutions) organized by Faculty OF Usuluddin of IIU, Dr. Al-Draiweesh urged Ulema and educational policymakers to formulate a proper and united curriculum of religious education in all the three forms of educational institutions in Pakistan. In the conference about 34 research papers will be presented in whole five sessions.
CDA chief for early completion of maintenance work
Staff ReporterIslamabad—Chairman Capital Development Authority Maroof Afzal has directed the Engineering and Environment wing of CDA for early completion of construction, repair and maintenance work on major roads and avenues of the capital.
Chairman PAL pledges to continue arranging Khawateen Mushairas
City ReporterIslamabad—Chairman Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) Abdul Hameed Monday vowed to continue arranging Women Mushairas in future. Addressing the Khawateen Mushaira in connection with World Women Day he welcomed poetesses and said PAL arranges literary functions from time to time to recognize the services of Pakistani women writers. PAL has also published several books containing the selection of writings of Pakistani women.
He said Pakistani women writers have contributed a lot in literature. They are contributing successfully in every discipline of life.
Asia makes family, country proud of her
9-year-old Pakistani completes diploma in Advanced Arabic
Zubair QureshiIslamabad—Asia Arif, 9-year old Pakistani girl, can rightly be called “Daughter of Pakistan” as she has made a national record by successfully qualifying 6-month Advanced Diploma Course from the International Islamic University, (IIU). Asia has won this honour at the age of nine. Earlier, she did Arabic Diploma one year ago, at the age of eight, from Allama Iqbal Open University, again a record. Talking to Pakistan Observer her father, Arif Siddiqui, a staffer of Qatar News Agency and a writer and teacher of Arabic language too, said his daughter has also learnt classical Arabic words at this tender age.
Blood test predicts Alzheimer’s diseaseIN a first-of-its-kind study, researchers have developed a blood test for Alzheimer’s disease that predicts with astonishing accuracy whether a healthy person will develop the disease. Though much work still needs to be done, it is hoped the test will someday be available in doctors’ offices, since the only methods for predicting Alzheimer’s right now, such as PET scans and spinal taps, are expensive, impractical, often unreliable and sometimes risky.
Theatre performance of GBV survivors mesmerises audience
Staff ReporterIslamabad—To celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD), survivors of gender based violence (GBV) performed at a theatre play “Inspiring Change” organized by Aurat Foundation under USAID supported Gender Equity Program (GEP).
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