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Holland to extend technical support in museum management ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS: Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage, Senator Pervaiz Rashid called on the Dutch Minister for Education, Culture & Science, Jet Bussemaker on the sidelines of the 6th Asia-Europe Culture Ministers Conference here Tuesday.The Federal Minister briefed the Dutch Minister about the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Pakistan and said that Pakistan was a land of world's leading two ancient Gandhara and Indus Valley Civilizations that flourished some 5000 years ago.Despite many difficulties and odds that cropped up in the wake of Afghan crises since 80s, the people of Pakistan showed exemplary resilience and kept alive the art and culture of the country, he said, adding that, Pakistani artists, especially musicians and singers experimented the blend of western and classical music and made their name all over the world in this genre of music that is called "Fusion".The Minister sought Dutch technical help and cooperation in ...

1.98mn children to be vaccinated in KP PESHAWAR: The three-day anti polio campaign continued in different districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa wherein 19,82,329 million children would be administered Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV).Officials of Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) told APP the three days anti-polio campaign has been started in Batagram, Buner, DI Khan, Haripur, Malakand, Shangla, Manshera, Nowshera, Swabi, Swat and Torghar districts on Monday and will continue till Wednesday.As many as 6118 teams were constituted to vaccinate the target children in these ...
Dry weather forecast for Quetta QUETTA: The Met Office has forecast a dry weather for the provincial capital on Wednesday.The maximum temperature is likely between 26 to 28 Centigrade and the lowest between 10 to 12 Centigrade.The hot and dry weather is forecast for rest of the region.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...
Pakistan, Afghanistan to develop friendly ties in near future ISLAMABAD: Analyst Ghulam Mustafa has said that peace in Afghanistan is very important for the Asian countries especially for Pakistan.Talking to Radio Pakistan, he said that newly elected Afghan President, during his speeches, said that all segments of the country will be brought to mainstream to run the state affairs.Commenting on the Ashraf Ghani's upcoming visit to Pakistan, Ghulam Mustafa said that many outstanding issues including trade and refugees can be addressed, if Afghan President ...
Chief Naval Staff facilitated on assuming charges ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Finance Monday felicitated Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah on assuming his responsibilities as Chief of Naval Staff.Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah, HI(M) Monday paid a courtesy call on Finance Minister here during which important matters relating to Pakistan Navy were discussed.Dar wished Zakaullah success in his professional obligations in future, according to a statement issued by Ministry of Finance here.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...
Security plan finalized for President's visit to GB GILGIT: Brisk preparations afoot for the two-days Gilgit Baltistan (GB) visit of President Mamnoon Hussain, while comprehensive arrangements have been made to provide foolproof security during the visit.According to official sources, President Mamnoon Hussain will visit Karakarm International University as Chancellor where he will address the faculty members and also inaugurate the girls hostel of the campus.The President will meet Governor Gilgit Baltistan Pir Karam Ali Shah and other notables of the area. During the ...
PP-162 by-polls on Thursday LAHORE: By-election in constituency PP-162 Sheikhupura (Narang Mandi) would be contested on Thursday (October 23).The main fight would be between Hassan Riaz, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz candidate and independent contestant Ch. Usman Nisar Pannu.It may be mentioned that PP-162 seat fell vacant due to the demise of MPA Khuram Gulfam Ashraf.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...


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