Arif Nizami gives cheque of Rs500,000 to Reshma
2013-05-18 08:19:14 GMT : (Pakistan/General News)
LAHORE: Caretaker Minister for Information and Broadcasting Arif Nizami on Saturday visited the residence of renowned folk singer Reshma and gave her a cheque of Rs500,000.The minister said "Reshma is our national asset and has earned great fame for Pakistan through her talent."On this occasion, Reshma requested the minister that she wanted to perform two shows which might be arranged for her at A...
PM expresses grief over death of Bacha Khan
2013-05-18 08:12:39 GMT : (Pakistan/General News)
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Justice Mir Hazar Khan Khoso (Retd) has expressed his deep grief and sorrow over the passing away of prominent lawyer and political leader from Khyber Pakhtunkhaw Bacha Khan in Peshawar.In his message of condolence to the grieved family, the Prime Minister praised the services of Bacha Khan for the protection and promotion of rights of people and rule and law.The Prime Mi...
‘PML-N to lead destiny of country’: Farooq
2013-05-18 06:59:52 GMT : (Pakistan/General News)
ISLAMABAD: Leader of PML-N Sadiqul Farooq has said that due to free and fair elections 2013 PML-N has got the opportunity to lead the destiny of the country.Talking to Radio Pakistan, he added that PML-N will focus on all persisting problems in the country and it is a good omen that leader of PML-N Main Nawaz Sharif is a mature and supported by a good team.He said we delivered best in past two tim...
Pak to become Chinese Beidou navigation system's fourth overseas user
2013-05-18 06:30:32 GMT : (Pakistan/General News)
BEIJING: China's Beidou navigation system is set to increase its presence in the Asia-Pacific region, with Pakistan expected to become its fourth overseas customer later this month.Huang Lei, international business director of Beijing BDStar Navigation, which helps promote Beidou, or Compass, in the international market, told China Daily the company will build a network of stations in Pakistan...
Mainly hot, dry weather forecasted: Met office
2013-05-18 06:24:05 GMT : (Pakistan/General News)
ISLAMABAD: Metereological Department has predicted mainly hot and dry weather in most parts of the country during next 12 hours."Severe heat wave conditions will prevail in plain areas of Punjab, upper and central Sindh, Balochistan and southern Khyber Pakhtunkhawa", it added.Temperature of some major cities recorded this morning: Islamabad and Murree 20 degree centigrade, Lahore 27, Karachi 28t, ...
12 target killers, bank robbers arrested in Gujranwala
2013-05-17 19:28:17 GMT : (Pakistan/General News)
GUJRANWALA: Police have arrested 12 dangerous target killers involved in bank robberies and killings of police officials in Gujranwala.Gujranwala police conducted several raids in the city and managed to capture 12 notorious and dangerous culprits including two dangerous wanted fugitives Ali and Azhar from different areas.Captured criminals have confessed of many robberies and murders including ki...
Ali Haider Gilani’s kidnappers gang chief arrested
2013-05-17 10:23:48 GMT : (Pakistan/General News)
NOWSHERA: The gang chief of the kidnappers of Ali Haider Gilani, the son of former Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani was arrested during an operation launched by police against abductors here on Friday.According to police sources, an operation was launched in Charsadda for the recovery of Ali Haider Gilani, which resulted in the arrest of the kidnappers’ gang chief, Wazir Gul, while entering into...
50 students and teachers to travel to US under exchange programme
2013-05-17 10:21:43 GMT : (Pakistan/General News)
ISLAMABAD: Pakistani students who are learning English through the US-sponsored English Access Micro-scholarship Program and their teachers met Friday with US Embassy Public Affairs Officer Peter Brennan.In the coming weeks, 25 students and 25 teachers will travel to the United States for a three-week exchange program funded by the US Embassy.The students - who come from Bahawalpur, D.G. Khan, Lod...
Three killed, 12 injured in Malakand blast
2013-05-17 10:04:12 GMT : (Pakistan/General News)
MALAKAND: At least three persons were reportedly killed and 12 others injured in blast at a mosque in Bazdara Bala area near Batkhela Bazaar here on Friday.According to officials of Malakand administration, people were gathered in mosque for prayers when a huge blast occurred at Bazdara Bala village.As a result, three persons were killed and 12 others injured. The officials of Malakand administrat...
Pakistan to release 51 Indian fishermen
2013-05-17 09:46:54 GMT : (Pakistan/General News)
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Friday said it would release 51 imprisoned Indian fishermen on humanitarian grounds, hoping that New Delhi will reciprocate the goodwill gesture as relations between the two nations warm.The decision was taken at a high level meeting chaired by caretaker Prime Minister Mir Hazar Khan Khoso, according to a statement from his office.Khoso "decided to release 51 Indian fisherme...
Governor for master plan to restore Frere Hall to original shape
2013-05-17 09:42:42 GMT : (Pakistan/General News)
KARACHI: Sindh Governor Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan has called for preparing a master plan for restoring the Frere hall in the metropolis to its original shape.He was presiding over a meeting of the Board of Trustees with regard to the preservation of Frere Hall Karachi, says a statement issued here on Thursday evening.The Governor stated that the art of architecture and culture depict the ethos and v...
National seminar on `Future of Research in Pakistan and Project Exhibition tomorrow
2013-05-17 09:35:55 GMT : (Pakistan/General News)
ISLAMABAD: To showcase the research contribution of higher education sector towards economy and community, Higher Education Commission (HEC) will organize a national seminar on `Future of Research in Pakistan and Projects Exhibition on May 18 (Saturday).The seminar will demonstrate the social and economic impact of creativity and research carried out in universities and how the professionals see t...
Karachi police arrest 39 accused in last 24 hours
2013-05-17 09:30:17 GMT : (Pakistan/General News)
KARACHI: The Karachi police in their drive against criminals, arrested 39 accused during the past 24 hours.A police statement on Friday said that those arrested included four absconders and two alleged dacoits.It said that nine weapons of different calibres were also recovered from those arrested.The police in an encounter in the jurisdiction of Clifton police station, killed an alleged dacoit, th...
Hot, dry spell to continue in Peshawar, KP for next two days
2013-05-17 09:29:35 GMT : (Pakistan/General News)
PESHAWAR: The on-going hot and dry spell would continue in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including Provincial Capital for the next two days.Talking to APP an official of the met office said that the mercury would rise further in the coming days and hot, dry weather would continue to grip the province for the next 48 hours.The temperature would remain 40 maximum and 20 minimum in Peshawar whereas D.I. Khan wo...
Durrani resolves to serve people of his hometown
2013-05-17 09:28:52 GMT : (Pakistan/General News)
BANNU: Former Chief Minister and central leader of Jamiat-Ulema-Islam (JUI-F) Alhaj Akram Khan Durrani has thanked people of Bannu for electing him and refreshed his resolve to take every measure for the development of his native area.Akram Khan Durrani has won on both national and provincial assembly seats from his native area Bannu in general elections 2013.In a press statement issued here Frida...
KU extends admission date
2013-05-17 07:25:13 GMT : (Pakistan/General News)
KARACHI: University of Karachi has notified for the information of all concerned that the last date for admission to First and Second Year of B.A (Pass)/B.Sc. (Pass) and B.Com classes is extended till June 13th 2013 (Thursday) with a late fee of Rs.1000.A condition applies here that the admitted students shall have to complete the requisite attendance by the end of the session as per University ru...
Steps taken to check exam cheating: Siddiqui
2013-05-17 07:22:58 GMT : (Pakistan/General News)
KARACHI: Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui has said that the district administration in collaboration with education board has taken steps to check cheating in ongoing examination Intermediate in Karachi.Visiting different exam centers he said proper security and other facilities are provided to more than 250000 students taking part in the exam.On the occasion, it was told that electricit...
Ebad for master plan to restore Frere Hall to original shape
2013-05-16 19:44:59 GMT : (Pakistan/General News)
KARACHI: Sindh Governor Dr. Ishrat- ul- Ebad Khan has called for preparing a master plan for restoring the Frere hall in the metropolis to its original shape.He was presiding over a meeting of the Board of Trustees with regard to the preservation of Frere Hall Karachi.The Governor stated that the art of architecture and culture depict the ethos and values of a nation.He said that the civilised nat...
11 dengue cases reported in Karachi during last 2 days
2013-05-16 16:21:34 GMT : (Pakistan/General News)
KARACHI: At least eleven cases of patients suffered with dengue fever have been reported during the last two days at different hospitals of the city.According to the Sindh Dengue Surveillance Cell report, as many as 113 people have been affected with dengue viral infection during the year, so far only in Karachi.Dr Shakil Malik told media that the mosquito causing the dengue fever becomes active i...
Karachi police arrest 25 accused in last 24 hours
2013-05-16 08:57:13 GMT : (Pakistan/General News)
KARACHI: The Karachi police in their drive against criminals, arrested 25 accused during the past 24 hours.A police statement on Thursday said that those arrested included two absconders.It said that 11 weapons of different calibres were also recovered from those arrested.The police in two encounters with alleged criminals, arrested four accused and recovered six pistols.Action was initiated again...