Pakistan Observer


Urdu-speaking lady ambassador to take capital by storm

Islamabad—Outgoing ambassador of France (yes, it is true!) Philippe Thiébaud, Tuesday expressed his gratitude to the people of Pakistan for making his 3-year stay in Islamabad memorable. “My wife and I are bringing along with us sweet memories of Pakistan and we shall continue to cherish these memories and look forward to seeing this beautiful country again whenever we get a chance,” said the French ambassador. ... Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Details

Anti non-confirming use drive continues

islamabad—The Capital Development Authority (CDA) continues with its anti non-confirming use drive, during the recent operation CDA had demolished and closed many commercial activities in the residential areas of Sector F-6. Sticking with the policy to abolish commercial activities from the residential areas on the directives of Chairman CDA, Maroof Afzal. ... Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Details

NA body resents continuous absence of CDA Chairman

Islamabad—National Assembly Standing Committee on House and Library which met here under the Chairmanship of Deputy Speaker, National Assembly Murtaza Javed Abbasi adjourned its meeting Tuesday as a protest against rowdy attitude of Chairman, CDA towards the Committee and non implementation of decisions of the Committee made during its previous meetings. ... Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Details

ICT Deputy Commissioner to submit reply today

Islamabad—Justice Athar Minallah of Islamabad High Court (IHC) Tuesday directed Deputy Commissioner Islamabad to appear in person before the court today (Wednesday) in reply to a writ petition filed by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) challenging section 144 in the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) ... Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Details

PTI challenges Section 144 in IHC

Islamabad—Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) on Monday filed a petition before the Islamabad High Court (IHC) seeking to declare the proclamation of Section 144 in the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) illegal and void ab initio. The petitioners Jehangir Tareen Secretary General PTI, Shah Mehmood Qureshi Vice Chairman PTI, MNAs Dr Arif Alvi, Asad Umar and Shafqat Mehmood while citing Ministry of Interior, Inspector General (IG) Islamabad Police, IG Punjab, IG Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Chief Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner ICT as respondents adopted before the court that the freedom of speech is a fundamental right recognized at international level and an essential component of democracy. ... Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Details

Air University in HEC collaboration starts indigenous training workshop

Islamabad—A 5-day Higher Education Commission (HEC) funded indigenous training workshop has started in Air University Islamabad campus. In the inaugural speech chief guest Director General Institute of Avionics, Air Commodore (Retd) Khalid M Tahir said that this is a great opportunity for the participants to learn the required management skills through interactive sessions with professionally sound experts. He stresses on the importance of workshop and appreciated the HEC role to train mid-level managers to perform in the light of designated rules and polices in Higher Edu-cation Institutions (HEIs). In the opening ceremony Workshop Coordinator Ms. Tay-yaba Razzaq stated the goals and objective of on-campus training workshop. ... Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Details

Scholarship holders would be welcomed as Turkey’s own children: Girgin

Islamabad—The Turkish Embassy organized a farewell ceremony for the students who were awarded scholarships to study in Turkey, under the Turkiye Scholarships programme, for 2014 – 2015 academic year. Besides awardees families of scholarship recipients, Pakistani graduates of Turkish universities and academia attended the event. Main purpose of the event was providing basic orientation and exchange of experience for new scholarship holders and their families. ... Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Details

Awareness session on fire and road safety held

Islamabad—”The number of people lost lives in road and fire accidents were more than killed in terror activities in country,” this came under-discussion by the participants during an awareness session on fire and road safety, held here at Hamara Ghar Orphanage. The speakers emphasized the need to develop and implement Government and Traffic Police supported road safety promotional and public education activities for reducing road trauma in country. ... Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Details

Two SHOs reshuffled

Islamabad—Two station house officers (SHOs) were reshuffled here on Monday following the approval from SSP Islamabad, a police source said. He said that Inspector Fayyaz Shanwari serving as SHO Nilore Police Station has been assigned the duties as SHO Industrial Area Police Station. ... Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Details

Projects of capital territory reviewed

Islamabad—Minister of State for Capital Administration and Development Division Barrister Usman Ibrahim reviewed the projects of capital territory included in Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP). The minister reviewed the performance of ongoing projects along with the feasibility reports of new and upcoming projects of Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Federal Government Poly Clinic, Federal Directorate of Education and Population Welfare. ... Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Details

Construction work in Sector E-12 starts after 25 years

Islamabad—Capital Development Authority (CDA) Monday started construction of Service Road-East here in Sector E-12 after taking physical possession of 1300 kanal of land. The CDA had launched Sector E-12 about 25 year ago, but the development work could not be started due to possession issue between the affecteed people and the CDA. An official of CDA told reporter that the authority had now taken possession of land from the affected people of Sector E-12 through an agreement. ... Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Details

Students, professionals to get ICT training under HALP

Islamabad—The students of FAST-National University and professionals will get specialized learning opportunities and ICT training under a Huawei Authorized Learning Partner (HALP) initiative. Under an agreement, FAST-NU will offer training programmes for which special laboratories are being established by Huawei. ... Monday, September 15, 2014 Details

PML-N Women Wing nominates office-bearers

Islamabad—The Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) Women Wing on Sunday appointed new office bearers of its Islamabad chapter. These appointments were made during a meeting of PML-N Women Wing here with Senator Begum Nuzhat Aamir in the chair, said a press release. ... Monday, September 15, 2014 Details

Recreational places present deserted look due to sit-ins

Islamabad—The recreational places in the Federal Capital are wearing a deserted look due to prolonged sit-ins staged by Pakistan Tehrik-e- Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) in the Red Zone area. According to an official of Department of Environment, Capital Development Authority (CDA) here on Wednesday, the people have been deprived of their recreational facilities and they are avoiding to visit parks, museums and zoo etc due to security reasons. ... Monday, September 15, 2014 Details


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