Last update: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 06am

General News: Pakistan


The grant to Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) beneficiaries has been increased from Rs 4500 to Rs 4700 per month from current financial year and they will begin receiving increased amount by next month. Chairperson BISP) Marvi Memon said this on Saturday while talking to the media persons at Badin Press Club. "Arrears of 8-months of current financial year at the rate of Rs 200 would also be paid next month," she said.
Pakistani-born astrophysicist Dr Nergis Mavalvala was part of team of efficient scientists, who verified Albert Einstein's 1915 general theory of relativity. Dr Nargis, in an interview to an American newspaper, stated that the technology has been advanced now as "we can not only see the things but can also hear the secrets."
All timings are in PST (Pakistan Standard Time).

As people from across the country, particularly twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad, and from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa thronged Murree on Saturday to enjoy cold weather after Thursday's snowfall, lack of rest-rooms proved to be wet blanket for them. "We enjoyed the beautiful sceneries with snow-covered hills and above all the mouth-watering food, but lack of space at hotels and rest-rooms did depress us," Shafqatullah, a student who had come from KP, said while talking to APP.
The weather report on Saturday (February 13, 2016) and the forecast for Sunday (February 14, 2016).

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Friday telephoned Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and urged him to play his role to help resolve the tension between Iran and Saudi Arabia. "Prime Minister! You have good relations with both countries, Iran and Saudi Arabia and you can play a vital and pivotal role in finding a solution to the problem," the UN Secretary General said, according to a PM House press release.
The outgoing Japanese ambassador Hiroshi Inomata paid a farewell call on Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Minister for Interior and discussed issues pertaining to bilateral relations here on Friday. Appreciating the ambassador's contributions in further strengthening bilateral relations, the Interior Minister said Japan was the country which had always held interest and sentiments of the Pakistani nation in high esteem.