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World Space Week to be marked from Oct 4 in 10 cities of Pakistan KARACHI: The World Space Week (WSW), an international celebration of the contribution that space science and technology makes to the betterment of the human condition, will also be marked in 10 cities of Pakistan including Karachi.   This was stated by an official of the Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) here on Tuesday.   It was pointed out that the United Nations has declared World Space Week as October 4-10 annually.   It is celebrated in some 65 nations of the world including Pakistan.   During WSW, events and educational programmes related to space are held globally.   SUPARCO, as a national space agency, has been regularly conducting WSW activities each year since 2005 to increase awareness of space technology and to promote its peaceful usage amongst students and the masses in Pakistan.   This year, SUPARCO has extended WSW activities throughout Pakistan with the partnership of key educational institutions of Pakistan.   The theme of the WSW 2012 is `Space ...

PPP always respected judiciary: Kaira, Khursheed LAHORE: Pakistan Peoples' Party (PPP) had always respected the judiciary and accepted its decisions with open heart, resolving that it would continue to do so in future.   Federal Ministers Khursheed Ahmed Shah and Qamar Zaman Kaira said this while talking to media here at Allama Iqbal International Airport on Tuesday before appearing in Haj quota case pending before the Lahore High Court.   Speaking on the occasion, Khursheed Shah said that PPP consider it a responsibility to eliminate ...

Dry weather forecast for KP: Met Office PESHAWAR: The Met Office here Tuesday forecasted dry weather in parts of Khyber Pakthunkhwa during next 24 hours.   According to Met Office here, continental air is prevailing over most parts of the country. During next 48 hours, the weather will remain mainly dry in most parts of the country with no chances of rain.   However, partly cloudy weather is expected in Parachinar, headquarters of Kurram Agency and Abbottabad district. Weather remained dry in most parts of the country ...

ECP approves voters ISLAMABAD: Additional Secretary Election Commission of Pakistan Muhammad Afzal said that ECP under an order has approved voters' education strategy for voters' mobilization.   Talking to a private news channel, he said that under the said strategy, Voters' Awareness campaign is being launched at district level for the mobilization of segments of society especially women and modernized groups, who had no wholesome participation in election process.   He said the ECP has also approved a suggestion that Oct 17 ...

ECP proposes to triple election expenditures ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan has proposed legislation to the government to almost triple the election campaign expenditures for the upcoming candidates, sources informed APP on Tuesday.   According to these sources, the Commission has recommended to enhance the election campaign expenditures for provincial assembly candidates to the tune of Rupees three million and for National Assembly candidates to Rupees five million.   At present the election campaign expenditure limit is Rupees one million for provincial assembly candidates and ...

Campaign of dengue spray starts in Diamer DIAMER: The district administration of Diamer Chilas has started anti dengue spray drive here on Tuesday.   Assistant Commissioner Chilas Capt Zahid Mumtaz, Tehsildar Azeemullah, Chief Officer Baldia Abdul Qadir were present at the time of spray.   While talking to APP, AC said there is no case of dengue detection in Chilas registered up til now, however we have started these preventive measures in advance. Baldia members will spray in different areas of Chilas.   He has strongly advised the ...

Militant killed in blast PESHAWAR: A militant was killed while trying to fit a bomb in a ghee tin in Badabar area here on Tuesday, police said.   The explosion occurred at Badabar graveyard where a militant was trying to fit an improvised explosive device (IED) in a ghee tin allegedly for subversive activities.   As result of blast, he was killed on the spot. Police rushed to the area and defused another bomb in the vicinity and started investigation.   The identity of victim ...


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