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Pakistan Senate wants ban on YouTube lifted

Pakistan Senate wants ban on YouTube lifted ISLAMABAD: A parliamentary panel on Monday unanimously passed a resolution to lift the ban on video-sharing website YouTube and also adopted another resolution against incidents of cannibalism in the country and for stringent legislation against this menace. The meeting of the Senate’s Functional Committee on Human Rights, chaired […]

World Malaria Day on 25th April

World Malaria Day on 25th April KARACHI: World Malaria Day will be observed on 25 April 2014 with theme of Invest in the future: defeat malaria. Global efforts to control and eliminate malaria have saved an estimated 3.3 million lives since 2000, reducing malaria mortality rates by 42% globally and 49% in Africa. Increased political commitment […]

Lahore to have 800-acre ‘Knowledge Park’, says Shahbaz

Lahore to have 800-acre ‘Knowledge Park’, says Shahbaz LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that the Punjab government has planned establishing a ‘Knowledge Park’ over 800 acres of land in the provincial capital where campuses of institutions of information technology, engineering, medicine and other disciplines will be set up.According to a handout, the chief […]

School reforms leave positive impact on education sector

School reforms leave positive impact on education sector LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that the Punjab School Reforms Programme is leaving a very positive impact on the education sector and that attendance of teachers in schools has substantially improved. He also said that enrolment campaign was vigorously going on throughout the province and […]

Literature festival to kick off from 25th April

Literature festival to kick off from 25th April ISLAMABAD: The three-day 2nd Islamabad Literature Festival (ILF) would begin from April 25 with an aim to promote books and authors, and providing readers the opportunity to interact with enriched minds. Fourteen new books would be launched at the festival. ILF Co-founder Asif Farrukhi said that the festival […]

Higher education key to socio-economic uplift: president

Higher education key to socio-economic uplift: president ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain has emphasised the need for developing a strong relationship between higher education and economic development and urged for quality assurance of research being made in various fields at national universities and degree-awarding institutes. Mamnoon shared these views during a meeting with the second group […]

A house without books is like a room without windows

A house without books is like a room without windows LAHORE: “A house without books is like a room without windows,” Horace Mann, an American politician and education reformist (May 4, 1796 – August 2, 1859), once said. This is the philosophy, which contributed to the emergence of the United States as the first Eurasian […]

100-member youth delegation to visit China

100-member youth delegation to visit China ISLAMABAD: Chinese Embassy Charge d’ Affairs Yao Wen met 100-member delegation of Pakistani youth on Thursday. The delegation, led by acting Secretary of Economic Affairs Division Yasmeen Masood is scheduled to visit Beijing and Xi’an from April 11 to 18. Yao Wen welcomed the youth to visit China. He […]

National Book Festival from 22nd April

National Book Festival from 22nd April Islamabad: The National Book Foundation has decided to organise a three-day National Book Festival from April 22 for the promotion of book reading in Pakistan, in the Pak-China friendship Centre. Several programmes will be held in the National Book Festival in which writers, poets and people from different school […]

Free medical camp for journalists in Islamabad

Free medical camp for journalists in Islamabad Islamabad: The Shifa International Hospital in collaboration with the National Press Club (NPC) will hold a free medical camp on Monday to provide free medical treatment to the journalists and their family members. A press release issued by the hospital media department reads that on the World Health […]

PARC scientist given research productivity award – Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST)

PARC scientist given research productivity award - Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST) ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST) has conferred the Research Productivity Award (RPA) in category-D on Ramzan Khan for the year 2013-14. Ramzan is the only scientist from PARC to achieve this honour on the basis of his research […]

Diabetic patients need to get regular eye checkup: experts

Diabetic patients need to get regular eye checkup: experts ISLAMABAD: Well-known ophthalmologists have said that the diseases of eye retina can result in complete blindness. They said that the diabetic patients are more prone to developing retinal diseases and need to have regular eye checkups even if their eyesight is not weak.They were addressing the […]

‘Echoes of Silence’ at Nomad

‘Echoes of Silence’ at Nomad ISLAMABAD: A solo exhibition of exclusive paintings by Samina Ali will be open tomorrow at the Nomad Art Gallery (NAG).The collection in the exhibition titled ‘Echoes of Silence’ acquires an abstract juxtaposition of patterns and story telling which is symbolic and eye-catching.Samina is trained in fine arts with a major […]

Earth Hour celebrated in Lahore

Earth Hour celebrated in Lahore LAHORE: World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-Pakistan) celebrated WWF’s largest symbolic environmental event Earth Hour across the country in partnership with government offices, educational institutions, hospitals, the Civil Aviation Authority and civil society here on Saturday. The main event in Lahore was held at Qarshi University, with hundreds in attendance. […]

Unblocking YouTube : LHC orders steps to block controversial material

Unblocking YouTube : LHC orders steps to block controversial material LAHORE: A division bench of the Lahore High Court has directed the minister of information and technology to hold a meeting of technical experts to evolve a joint strategy for blocking controversial material from YouTube. The bench nominated technical experts of the private sector and […]

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