Pakistan Observer

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French film festival presents unexplored cultural aspects in South Asia

Islamabad —A two-day French film festival which started in the federal capital on Friday by screening the film ‘Noor’ at the embassy auditorium concluded on Saturday which was aimed at depicting some neglected transgender issues and some unexplored cultural aspects of life in South Asia. The film ‘Noor’ has been co- directed by budding Turkish and French directors Gagla Zencirci & Guillaume Giovanetti respectively and is set in Pakistani ambience also utilizing the truck art. It introduces a new generation of French directors’ featured films inspired by social aspects of South Asia Noor is produced to portray the image of Pakistan, much different from what is being depicted by the media, they said. ... Sunday, November 23, 2014 Details

Delay in completion of development work in sector D-12 protested

Islamabad—Inordinate delay in completion of development work in sector D-12 of federal capital has caused unrest among the allottees. Sources said this sector was opened in 1989 and contract of development work was awarded in 2005. As per agreement development work was to be completed within 18 months at the cost of Rs 519 million. ... Sunday, November 23, 2014 Details

Neelum Jhelum surcharge challenged in IHC

Islamabad—A writ petition has been filed in the Islamabad High Court against a surcharge in electricity bills under the head ‘Neelum Jhelum surcharge’. A resident of the federal capital Imdad Hussain through Advocate Yasir Chaudhry has challenged the additional surcharge arguing that electricity produced at Neelum Jhelum Hydero Power Plant in not consumed by power consumers (including the petitioner) of Islamabad. ... Sunday, November 23, 2014 Details

Showcases some unknown aspects Pakistan culture

Islamabad—A 2-day French film festival started in the federal capital by screening the film ‘Noor’ at the embassy auditorium here Friday which would spotlight the neglected transgender issues and some unexplored cultural aspects of life in South Asia. The film ‘Noor’ has been co-directed by budding Turkish and French directors Çagla Zencirci & Guillaume Giovanetti respectively and is set in Pakistani ambience also utilizing the truck art. ... Saturday, November 22, 2014 Details

Export of perishable food items to UAE

Islamabad—The participants of a roundtable have recommended that bilateral relations between Pakistan and UAE should be institutionalized, given the changed nature of UAE job market, skilled persons from Pakistan should go for work to the UAE, a high priority should be given to the export of perishable food items like fruits and vegetables to the UAE. ... Saturday, November 22, 2014 Details

ISSC celebrates student’s week

Islamabad—Islamabad Science School and College (ISSC) celebrated students week aiming to prepare the students to face the challenges of life in a mature way. The school arranges the students week in third week of November every year to bring hidden potentials and talents of the students. The week provides opportunity to the students to work in a team, to polish their leadership abilities or to take initiatives themselves. It also helps them to identify their hidden abilities. ... Saturday, November 22, 2014 Details

CDA, ITP remove illegally established stalls

Islamabad—The Enforcement Directorate of Capital Development Authority (CDA) in collaboration with Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP), carried out an anti- encroachment operation here at Khana Pul and removed illegally established stalls. They removed the stalls of fruits, vegetables and other stuff and confiscated four trucks of encroached material, said a press release issued here. ... Saturday, November 22, 2014 Details

President confers Nishan-i-Imtiaz (Military) upon Naval Chief

Islamabad—President Manoon Hussain Friday decorated Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah Chief of Naval Staff with Nihan-i-Imtiaz (Military) in recognition of his long meritorious services, exceptionally commendable performance and inspirable devotion of duty. The Special investiture ceremony for the conferment of award upon Naval Chief was attended among others by Ministers, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, Chief of Air Staff, officers of the armed forces and high officials. ... Saturday, November 22, 2014 Details

SSC supply result on Nov 21

Rawalpindi—Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education 0Rawalpindi (BISER) will announce the results of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) supplementary examination 2014 on Nov 21 (Friday) at 10 a.m. ... Thursday, November 20, 2014 Details

Mother-Child healthcare drive underway

Rawalpindi—A five-day long special drive to create awareness among women about health of mother and child, started in all tehsils and towns of Rawalpindi district from November 17,is in full swing. ... Thursday, November 20, 2014 Details

Historic links between Pakistan and Oman bridged Arabian Sea

Islamabad—The Sultanate of Oman is the nearest country of Pakistan in Arab Peninsula located just across the Gulf of Oman. Its close proximity produced historic and cooperative relations between Islamabad and Muscat as a large Pakistani Diaspora holds important place in this fast developing Gulf State. Pakistan purchased Gwadar enclave in 1958 and a large number of Balochs are part of Oman. ... Thursday, November 20, 2014 Details

IHC stops govt from removing daily wage teachers

Islamabad—A division bench of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday directing all the cases of the teachers on daily wages to be sent to the relevant committee under the supervision of the Secretary Establishment Division disposed of their petitions. The court also directed the committee not to take any adverse action against the petitioners nor should they be removed from service. The court also directed meaningful steps for early payment of salaries to them. ... Thursday, November 20, 2014 Details

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