In a bid to promote culture of tolerance, patience and constructive debate, the Centre for Research and Security Studies (CRSS) in collaboration with Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation on Wednesday on-aired a special programme.…
The Patient Welfare Society (PWS) of Shaikh Zayed Hospital (SZH), Lahore arranged a charity programme at a local hotel on Monday. Addressing the occasion, Shaikh Zayed Hospital Chairman and Dean Professor Dr…
Imran Khan, former cricketer and politician, will chair the Pakistan Entrepreneurship and Leadership Program (PELP) -2011 that is being organized by the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CENTIN) at the University of…
KARACHI – Fourteen districts of Sindh have been given extension in the Education Management Reforms (EMR) activities under the ongoing Sindh Education Reform Programme (SERP) as part of the EMR extension plan for the academic session 2011 and onwards. According to a notification number No SO (G-1)/E&LD/SERP-EMR (Extension /Roll Out) /2011, following the summary on the ‘Policy Reforms in Education Leadership and Management in Sindh’ approved by the competent authority – the Sindh chief
ISLAMABAD – Pakistan has decided to enter into another loan programme with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the formal intention would be made during the finance minister’s visit to Washington on April 12. An official source at the Ministry of Finance said the government had decided to enter into another programme with the IMF after concluding the fifth review of the under suspension $11.3 billion Standby Arrangement (SBA) in June this year.
The source said the formal
LAHORE – The Punjab Irrigation & Drainage Authority (PIDA) has launched a capacity building programme for newly constituted 69 Farmer Organizations (FOs) in Bahawalnagar Canal Circle Area Water Board. The training programme will continue for eight months, a statement issued by PIDA General Manager (TM) Syed Zahid Ali said on Friday. Giving a break-up of the schedule, he said that FOs’ General Body training in Tehsil Chistian will be held from March 31 to April 8, while Management
LAHORE – Merck Serono, a division of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt Germany, has announced the launch of the Merck Serono Innovation Cup 2011, an initiative offering the chance to advanced students of life sciences and business administration to attend a one-week training programme with Merck Serono professionals.
It is for the professional development of post-graduate students interested in a career in the pharmaceutical industry. The programme will take place near Frankfurt, Germany, on
LAHORE – The closing ceremony of Pakistan Youth Leadership Forum’s (PYLF) training programme was held at the Alhamra Cultural Complex on Saturday. PYLF is a project by a group of three US Department of State Alumni Dr Farhan Ebadat, Daniyal Talat and Madiha Gul.
Bright students from the country were trained to enhance their oratory, leadership and presentational skills. Student trainees depicted their performance through a stage play. The play showed the importance of channeling
KARACHI – The Chhipa Welfare Association (CWA) announced the launch of its free food programme on Sunday. Prominent social worker and CWA patron-in-chief Ramzan Chhipa said that the programme aims to extend free food services to the poor across Karachi.
He said that the programme’s launch is the result of planning, which aimed at receiving public donations and charity required to meet the expenses being accrued on providing free food to the deprived. Earlier, Chhipa was briefed
ISLAMABAD – Interior Minister Rehman Malik informed the National Assembly on Monday that the government, in collaboration with madaris organisations, would launch a de-radicalisation programme for jails, as they were harbouring militants. He was responding to a question regarding the achievement of the targets in the light of recommendations made by Jail Reforms 1997.
The National Assembly was told that the Punjab government had not fully achieved the objectives and targets set
KARACHI – Sindh AIDS Control Programme’s Provincial Programme Manager Dr Nafis Sohail has been transferred and another official has been appointed to take over his position, Sindh AIDS Control Programme BCC Coordinator Dr Munawar said. In a press statement issued on Saturday, Dr Munawar further said that Dr Sohail has relinquished his position with effect from February 14, 2011 and handed over the post to Dr Qamar Abbas on the advice of the competent authority.
He also said that
LAHORE – Pakistan Red Crescent Society Punjab Branch held a youth awareness programme in the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore on Thursday. The session covered various aspects of youth awareness including role of youth in the society, introduction of Red Crescent and its importance.
Youth Club was also formed in UET, from where 12 students were elected. Two students of Blood Donors’ Society Rehan and Usman arranged the aforesaid programme.
ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) will initiate a talent hunt programme from school level to prepare players who could represent Pakistan in the international circuit. “The tennis players will be given central contracts, enabling them to fully concentrate on their game and bring a good name to the country,” Senior Vice President, PTF, Irshad Bhatti said here on Sunday.
“We are also going to open tennis academies at tehsil and district levels to make this sport more
KARACHI – The Sindh Madressatul Islam College (SMIC) on Tuesday conducted interviews of students, who had cleared the placement test for admission in four-year BS Education programme.
SMIC Principal Dr Muhammad Ali Sheikh along with other members of the interview committee conducted the interviews. The college has already selected students for the four-year BS Mass Communication programme.
Sheikh said that the classes for BS programmes would commence from January 17 and the
LAHORE – The Citizens Archive of Pakistan (CAP), in collaboration with Routes2Roots, an Indian organization working for peace and dialogue between Pakistan and India, introduced “Exchange for Change,” an interactive exchange between 2400 school children from both the countries.
Recently, CAP hosted a press conference at the City School Ravi Campus, which was attended by personnel from the media industry, education sector and politics. Hosted by CAP board member Swaleha Alam, the
SEOUL: Secretive North Korea boasted advances in its nuclear programme on Tuesday, making sure it held the world’s attention, saying it had thousands of working centrifuges, as pressure built on China to rein in its ally.
Nuclear-armed Pyongyang’s revelations about its uranium enrichment, which gives it a second route to make a nuclear bomb, came a week after it fired an artillery barrage at a South Korean island, killing four people, including two civilians.
TOKYO: North Korea’s claimed uranium enrichment programme “should never be tolerated” and was “absolutely unacceptable”, Japan said Monday as Pyongyang’s nuclear scheme sparked anger in the region.
“Nuclear weapons development by North Korea should never be tolerated,” prime minister Naoto Kan told reporters.
“Japan will maintain the position and cooperate firmly with the United States and other nations.”
His comments followed disclosures by a US scientist that he had