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AKU graduates urged to strengthen civil society KARACHI: Dr Ruth Pfau, founder of the Mary Adelaide Leprosy Centre, Saturday urged AKU graduated to make use of their education and training by providing a service, best rewarded by a person's happiness and gratitude. "I know how desperate Pakistani youth is for role models and I wish they had more," she said while addressing the 412 graduates from 36 cities in Pakistan and four countries being awarded degrees and diplomas at the Aga Khan University (AKU) convocation 2015 here.She spoke of how young people respond to individuals perceived to be exemplary, whom they can admire, respect and be influenced by.In his welcome address Firoz Rasul, President, AKU spoke about civil society, of great importance for Pakistan and its neighbours and how everyone is a potential member."It is in civil society that both our unity and our diversity are expressed. We express our diversity when a multitude of voices speak ...

LG polls results endorse PML-N mandate: Mansha CHAKWAL: Adviser to Punjab Chief Minister Mohammad Mansha Butt Saturday said the Local Government (LG) election results had shown that the people of Punjab had endorsed the mandate of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) given to it in general election 2013.He was talking to the media after having a meeting with the parliamentarians of district Chakwal at DCO committee room Chakwal.He said the PML-N government in Punjab was making all-out efforts to solve the problems of ...
2 Nandipur machines to remain under maintenance in next week ISLAMABAD: Nandipur power plant is going through periodic maintenance which is necessary before the canals closure. The spokesperson of the Ministry of Water and Power, in a statement here Satyrday, said the plant could not be shut down for maintenance during the annual canals closure for 45 days. For this purpose, two of the four machines would remain under maintenance during the next week while the rest two would run on merit order. All the ...
EC notifies schedule for by-polls on NA-218 HYDERABAD: The By-election on the NA-218 seat which fell vacant after the recent demise of Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarian's Chairman Makhdoom Ameen Fahim will be held on January 18, 2016.The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had notified the by-polls and a copy of the notice had been delivered to the Regional Election Commission of Hyderabad, said a press release issued by Sindh Information Department. According to the schedule, the nomination papers would be issued and ...
Rangers arrests 17 suspects in targeted raids KARACHI: Pakistan Rangers, Sindh has arrested 17 suspects in separate raids in different areas of the city during last 24 hours.The Rangers spokesman said on Saturday that the suspects including target killers were arrested from Ittehad Town, Lee Market and Shah Faisal Colony areas.The weapons were also recovered from them.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...
Met Office forecast dry, fair weather for Karachi in next 24 hrs KARACHI: The Met Office has forecast fair and dry weather with cool night in Karachi during the next 24 hours.The range of minimum temperature in Karachi would remain between 13 to 14 degrees Centigrade during the period, it was further pointed out.The maximum temperature recorded in Karachi on Saturday was 30.5 degree centigrade whereas the minimum temperature recorded in the city today was 14 degrees Centigrade.Humidity in the morning (at eight a.m.) was 64 percent ...
Rabbani visits Jamiluddin Aali's residence, offers fateha ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani Saturday visited residence of late poet, writer and columnist Jamiluddin Aali in Karachi and paid tributes to the deceased on his services as member of the Senate.He worked with zeal and devotion to promote national unity and development of the country. While eulogizing his services, Mian Raza Rabbani observed that death of Jamiluddin Aali was a great national loss and the country has been deprived of a patriot and ...


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