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Army arranges White Cane Safety Day at Swat SWAT: Like other parts of the world, Pakistan Association of Blinds arranged a function in connection with White Cane Safety Day at Press Club here under the assistance of Pakistan Army.Colonel Sikandar Hayat was chief guest on this occasion while the function was also attended by Major Jawad Mubarak and students of Institute for Blinds.A blind student Arif Ullah enthralled the audience with Pashto parody songs while segment of comedy show was also largely lauded by the participants.Colonel Skindar Hayat while addressing the occasion said blind people have no lack of abilities however unfortunately most people do not give them a status they deserved. He said it was also the responsibility of government to provide blind people with special quality education and arrange extracurricular activities for them.He said blind people must also be given honorable jobs in government institutions. Pakistan Army, he said was doing its best to provide conducive ...

Tariq Fatemi meets Pakistani Students of ASEM Model Summit MILAN: Special Assistant to Prime Minister, Syed Tariq Fatemi, met Pakistani students on Thursday here in Milan who represented Pakistan at the Model ASEM 2014 which was held in conjunction with the 10th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit.The students were among the 1700 young people selected from Asian and European countries to participate in a two-day event that preceded and was modelled on the ASEM Summit to share ideas on global political, economic and social issues.Syed ...

NA session to continue till October 31 ISLAMABAD: The upcoming session of lower house of the Parliament will continue till October 31, it was learnt Thursday.An official at National Assembly told APP that it is a scheduled session as per Parliamentary calendar and shall continue for 12 days.He said during the session routine business will be taken up including question hour, legislation and adjournment and privilege motions submitted by members.Furthermore, the session will also take up calling attention notices based on important ...

ECP claims to use better ink than magnetic ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has expressed confidence that ink used for taking thumb impression during by election in NA-149 Multan is better than the magnetic ink used during 2013 general elections.Talking to APP on Thursday, an official claimed that the ink being used in Multan by-poll is durable and economical than the ink used during general elections."The credibility of magnetic ink was doubted previously and the PCSIR had offered to prepare another durable ...

Analyst hails Hajj arrangement of government ISLAMABAD: Senior analyst Ali Sher said that the government made appreciable arrangements for pilgrims and no more complaints has come from them.Talking to Radio Pakistan, he said that like previous year, the government provided enough relief to pilgrims this time too.Ali Sher said that other services like transport and food were also provided to the pilgrims.He pointed out that the government made special efforts to reduce expenditure of Hajj this time.Responding to a question, Ali ...

PM wins heart of flood affected people: Riaz Hussain Pirzada ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Inter-provincial Coordination, Riaz Hussain Pirzada said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif won the heart of flood affected people by delivering his speech in Uch Sharif.Talking to Radio Pakistan, he said that protestors spend huge amounts for holding sit-ins, adding that they should have given this amount to flood affected people and IDPs (Internally displaced Persons).He said leaders of the protesting parties tried to provoke young people against the country by giving controversial ...

Entries invited for Emergencies Essay Contest-2014 KARACHI: International Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) has invited children, youth and adults to share their thoughts and ideas about what education means to them in times of crisis through an essay contest.Entries for the INEE Essay Contest can be sent via email by October 19, said organizers on Thursday.The competition is being organized in collaboration with War Child Holland and UNICEF to highlight relevance of education in emergencies.Children, youth and adults are ...


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