Pakistan Observer


Kuch Khaas showcases Qadir Jhatial artwork

Islamabad—A painting exhibition showcasing unique and exclusive art pieces by contemporary artist Qadir Jhatial started here at Khaas Art Gallery. The event titled “Streetwise”, comprised a total of 13 enamel-on-canvas pieces, and portrayed a hustle and bustle of street life in a rich palette of electric, neon and transient colour tones. ... Thursday, January 29, 2015 Details

Saudi King was great friend of Pakistan: COAS

Islamabad—Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Wednesday termed late Saudi King as a great friend of Pakistan. The COAS wrote this in a condolence note after visiting the Saudi embassy here. ... Thursday, January 29, 2015 Details

Park Enclave phase-I development work completed: Senate body told

Islamabad—The capital Development Authority (CDA) on Wednesday informed the Committee on Cabinet Secretariat that all development work on Park Enclave phase-I has been completed. The Senate Standing on Cabinet Secretariat Committee meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Senator Kulsoom Parveen. Briefing the committee CDA member Administration Amir Ahmed Ali said that review of PC-I has resulted in saving one and half billion rupees. ... Thursday, January 29, 2015 Details

Govt to provide teachers to 100 madrassas initially: Baligh

Islamabad—State Minister for Education Training and Standard in Higher Education, Muhammad Baligh-ur-Rehman on Wednesday said the government would provide teachers to the 100 madrassas across the country to equip the students with the formal education. Addressing the 30th medal and prize distribution ceremony 2014 at Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE), the minister said teachers would be provided to 100 madrassas in first phase under a new project. ... Thursday, January 29, 2015 Details

Kazmi moves court against Senate body’s unusual directions

Islamabad—Member Environment of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) has challenged the Senate’s committee directions about his removal. The Standing Committee of Senate on Cabinet Secretariat in its meeting on January 19 headed by Senator Kulsoom Perveen, had directed the CDA management to remove Syed Mustafain Kazmi from the office of Member Environment. Justice Athar Minallah after hearing the petition filed by Advocate Hafiz Arafat has issued notices to the chairperson of the committee and sought reply within fifteen days. ... Thursday, January 29, 2015 Details

MBS to be inaugurated in mid-February: Hanif Abbasi

Rawalpindi—The Metro Bus Service project would be inaugurated in mid-February said Chairman Rawalpindi-Islamabad, Metro Bus Service (MBS) Project, Monitoring and Implementation Committee Hanif Abbasi. ... Thursday, January 29, 2015 Details

Notices issued to govt, DISCOs against overcharging

Islamabad—The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has served notices on Secretary Cabinet Division, Ministry of Water and Power and 11 power Distribution Companies (DISCOs) in a petition against overcharging electricity bills from consumers. A single bench comprising Justice Athar Minallah issued notices while hearing petition filed by Advocate Abdul Rehman S Alvi. Alvi has requested the court to make him party in a case filed by PTI leaders Asad Umar, Arif Alvi and Shireen Mazari. ... Thursday, January 29, 2015 Details

Rescue 1122 starts capacity building training of scouts

Rawalpindi—Rescue 1122 has started here a capacity building training for Rescue Scouts to build socially responsible, healthy, safer and resilient community. In this regard Rescue Scouts enrolled with Rescue 1122 Central Station Rawalpindi are getting training of Community Based Disaster Risk Management which is a comprehensive training for the prevention of emergencies at community level. ... Wednesday, January 21, 2015 Details

Solo exhibition by Abdul Jabbar opens at Jharoka Art Gallery

Islamabad—A solo exhibition of paintings by contemporary artist Abdul Jabbar opened here on Tuesday at Jharoka Art Gallery (JAG). The exhibition titled ‘Dawn of Hope’ presented his art on both canvas and jute comprising a total of 21 paintings. ... Wednesday, January 21, 2015 Details

Asnaaf-e-Adab published

Islamabad—A new Urdu book titled “Asnaaf-e-Adab” Tafheem-o-Tabeer written by eminent poet, researcher and scholar Dr. Arshad Mahmood Nashad has been published. National Book Foundation (NBF) has published the book, consists of 178 pages with a tag price of Rs.120. ... Monday, January 19, 2015 Details

Measures to control wastage of water, litter on streets reviewed

Islamabad—Chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA), Maroof Afzal, chaired a meeting held at CDA Head quarters to review the steps taken by the Authority to control the wastage of water and litter thrown on roads and streets of the Federal Capital. The meeting was attended by Member Environment Syed Mustafain Kazmi, Director General Civic Management and officers of the relevant formations of the Authority. ... Monday, January 19, 2015 Details

Novel photographs attract visitors from twin cities

Islamabad—As many as 100 photographs displayed at National Art Gallery (NAG) on the other day by well-established photojournalists attracted a number of visitors from twin cities with exact portrayal of role of Police in the society. The exhibition arranged by Rawalpindi Islamabad Photo Journalists Association (RIPJA) surprised the audience with the novel idea of capturing different aspect of Police’ activities and performance in capital and displaying it for the visitors. ... Monday, January 19, 2015 Details

Comprehensive action plan to address security challenges

Islamabad—President Centre for Pakistan and Gulf Studies (CPGS) Senator Sehar Kamran (T.I), Sunday, asserted on a long term roadmap outlining a comprehensive plan of action addressing the external and internal security challenges of Pakistan. ... Monday, January 19, 2015 Details