Pakistan Observer

Islamabad

Residents demand repair of Bani Gala road

Islamabad—The road linking Bani Gala to Park Road is in dilapidated condition as the concerned authorities seemed least interested in its maintenance. The miserable condition of the artery forces vehicles to move at a snail’s pace. Some vehicles even get stuck in potholes and as a result suffer major damage, particularly during rainfall. ... Saturday, May 30, 2015 Details

Model Tech City in Federal Capital

Islamabad—National ICT R$D Fund has started working on first Tech-City Model Project in Federal Capital to develop an eco-system to promote entrepreneurship in Pakistan. The purpose of this tech-city project is to provide an equal opportunity to youngsters with IT qualifications from even remote areas so that they would get a chance to show their creativity to launch new IT businesses successfully. Unanimously approved by Board of National ICT R&D Fund, sources at Ministry of Information Technology (MoIT) on Friday highlighted different avenues of Tech-City model and said the Fund will be responsible for funding and monitoring of this project under patronage of the Ministry. ... Saturday, May 30, 2015 Details

Pakistan, neighbours should learn from EU to live in peace: Qadir Baloch

Islamabad—Minister for States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON), Lt Gen (R) Abdul Qadir Baloch on Thursday said that Pakistan and its neighbours should learn from the experience of European Union to live in peace with one another. He was speaking as chief guest at a reception hosted by acting Head of the delegation of the European Union, Stefano Gatto and Mrs Maria Isabel de Aracil to mark the European Day here at a local hotel. ... Saturday, May 30, 2015 Details

Air Chief Marshal calls on Fatemi

Islamabad—Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, called on Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Foreign Affairs, Syed Tariq Fatemi here on Thursday. The SAPM was briefed on the operational effectiveness of Pakistan Air Force and its readiness to ward off any external threat to national security. ... Friday, May 29, 2015 Details

Historic day brings good news of unity: Pervaiz Rashid

Islamabad—Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid on Thursday said the historic day of May 28, has brought the good news of national unity and harmony as all political forces made a pledge that they would work collectively for early completion of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and would economically make Pakistan “Asian Tiger.” ... Friday, May 29, 2015 Details

Pakistan highly values bilateral relationship with Argentina

Islamabad—Pakistan highly values its bilateral relationship with Argentina and desires to further expand these ties in different sectors for mutual benefit of the people of two sides. This was stated by Chairperson of the Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Senator Nuzhat Sadiq in a meeting with Ambassador of Argentina, Rodolfo J. Martin Saravia held on Thursday. ... Friday, May 29, 2015 Details

Foreign Ministry: 7000 applications against 12 vacant posts of Naib Qasid

Islamabad—Ministry of Foreign Affairs has received some 7,000 applications sent by aspiring candidates against 12 vacancies of Naib Qasid. According to FO sources some three weeks ago Ministry of Foreign Affairs had advertised in newspapers 12 vacancies of Naib Qasid. In response to the advertisement, the ministry has received 7,000 applications and some of the applicants have done Masters and graduation, a source in the Foreign Office told Pakistan Observer here on Thursday. ... Friday, May 29, 2015 Details

Well-intentioned health minister helpless before powerful tobacco industry

Islamabad—Federal Minister of National Health Services Regulation & Coordination (NHSR&C), Saira Afzal Tarar on Thursday admitted that pictorial health warning to be printed on cigarette packs w.e.f May 31 i.e. World No Tobacco Day have been delayed for a period of two months and added to that period 60-day grace period makes it a total of four months delay. ... Friday, May 29, 2015 Details

Chinese Vice FM lauds Pakistan’s role in fight against terrorism

Islamabad—China says Economic Corridor is a transformative project that would benefit people of the two countries. These remarks were made by Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Cheng Guoping during his meeting with Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Syed Tariq Fatemi. ... Thursday, May 28, 2015 Details

Republic Day of Azerbaijan Baku–Islamabad cooperation expanding

Islamabad—Ambassador Dashgin Shilearov of Azerbaijan hosted a reception to mark 97th Republic Day of Azerbaijan. A large number of guests graced the function. They included ambassadors of various countries stationed in Islamabad, former diplomats, senior civil and military officers as well as other prominent people ... Thursday, May 28, 2015 Details

Belarus minister offers education opportunities in high tech science

Islamabad—The Education Minister of the Republic of Belarus, Mr. Zhuravkov Mikhail, and the Chairman of Presidium of National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (NASB), Acad. Vladimir G. Gusakov, who are currently on a state visit to Pakistan, visited the Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), Islamabad and the National Agricultural Research Center (NARC), Islamabad on 26-27 May, 2015. ... Thursday, May 28, 2015 Details

Public urged to donate blood to PBM Thalassemia Center

Islamabad—Secretary Information,Broadcasting and National Heritage Muhamamd Azam Wednesday appealed to the general public to generously donate blood in Pakistan Baitul Maal Thalassemia Center so that maximum number of patient children could be provided free of cost treatment. ... Thursday, May 28, 2015 Details