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International Day for Monuments and Sites observed ISLAMABAD: International Day for Monuments and Sites (IDMS) with the theme "Heritage of Commemoration" was observed on Friday to raises awareness on preserving and conserving historical and archaeological heritage sites.It also aims to bring global attention to the need to conserve monuments and sites as cultural heritage and to "celebrate the diversity of this heritage".The theme of the day is "Heritage of Commemoration". Monuments and sites, including those more complex and diversified forms of heritage places such as living landscapes, are tangible carriers of the memory of a part of the human experience.Organizations devoted to preserving monuments and heritage sites hold workshops and conferences highlighting the importance of conservation. Talks about the role of monuments and heritage sites in society and education are also held.The idea for observing IDMS came out of an ICOMOS conference in Tunisia on April 18, 1982. The first IDMS, however, was held in 2001 with ...

Met Office predicts scattered rain for KP, Kashmir, GB, Upper Punjab PESHAWAR: The Met Office Friday predicted rain-thunderstorm at scattered places in Khyber Pakthunkhwa, Kashmir, Upper Punjab and Islamabad during next 24 hours.According to Met Office, a westerly wave lies over upper and central parts of the country and is likely to prevail during next 24 hours. This westerly wave is expected to move over northeast ward thereafter.As result of this Weatherly system, rain-thunderstorm is expected at scattered places in Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, KP, Islamabad, upper Punjab?s ...
Construction of Diamer-Bhasha, Dasu dams to help overcome energy crisis ISLAMABAD: Analyst Dr. Nasir Jamal has said that Neelum Jhelum Hydroelectric Project, Diamer-Bhasha Dam, Dasu dam and other energy projects will help to overcome the energy crisis.Talking to Radio Pakistan, he said that Pakistan's export increased in spite of the energy crisis and other challenges faced by the country.He said that current indicators showed that Pakistan's economy is improving and rupee appreciates against dollar first time in country's history.He maintained that government is empowering youth ...
Aftab Sheikh for working together to strengthening democracy ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, Aftab Sheikh has termed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's meeting with former President Asif Ali Zardari as continuity of Charter of Democracy (CoD).Talking to Radio Pakistan, he said that spirit of Charter of Democracy ( CoD) stresses opposition to avoid politics of agitation and work together for strengthening democracy.He said that both major political parties of the country are following the CoD with true letter and spirit.The minister emphasized ...
FBR holds taxpayers facilitation workshop ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue held an interactive workshop in Hyderabad on Wednesday to interact with the taxpayers regarding the roles and responsibilities of Withholding Agents and to explain the various e-services extended to them through FBR's portal.Commissioner RTO Hyderabad Dr. Tauqeer Ahmed inaugurated the workshop by briefly introducing the format and series of presentations and the objectives of the workshop, said a statement recieved by the FBR.He encouraged the participants to freely and openly ...
Crown Prince Salman receives Pakistan's commerce minister ISLAMABAD: Crown Prince Salman Bin Abdulaziz, deputy premier and minister of defence, receives Khurram Dastgir Khan, Pakistan's minister of commerce, in Riyadh yesterday.During the meeting, they reviewed the prospects for cooperation between the two countries. The audience was attended by Minister of Commerce and Industry Dr. Tawfiq Bin Fawzan Al-Rabiah and Pakistani Ambassador to the Kingdom Muhammad Naeem Khan.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...
24 criminals including 10 POs arrested MULTAN: The police arrested 24 criminals including 10 proclaimed offenders (POs) during a crackdown across the district.According to police their teams conducted separate raids at various locations and arrested 10 proclaimed offenders including Akhtar Hussain, Qaisar Mehmood, Sajjad Ahmed, Abdul Ghafoor, Fida Hussain, Kosar Mai, Fozia Mai, Akram, Bashir Ahmed and Attaullah.The accused were arrested by Mumtazabad, Bahauddin Zakariya, New Multan, Basti Malook, City Jalalpur and Makhdoom Rasheed police respectively.Police teams also apprehended nine drug ...


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