Category Archives: General Educational, Social, and Related News and Views

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 […]

Nawaz announces countrywide movement to enrol every child in school : World pledges $1bn for education in Pakistan

Nawaz announces countrywide movement to enrol every child in school : World pledges $1bn for education in Pakistan Brown says Pakistan needs to stop child marriages, child labour and gender discrimination * Prime minister says education top priority in Vision 2025 ISLAMABAD: UN Secretary general’s Special Envoy on Education Gordon Brown on Saturday announced the […]

Senate Chairman Syed Nayyar Hussain Bukhari for coordinated efforts to eradicate polio

Senate Chairman Syed Nayyar Hussain Bukhari for coordinated efforts to eradicate polio ISLAMABAD: Senate Chairman Syed Nayyar Hussain Bukhari on Saturday stressed the need for coordinated efforts to eradicate the crippling disease of polio from the country.Addressing at the annual convention of Rotary International (RI), he appreciated the remarkable work done by the RI in eradicating […]

Students urged to take proper care while using social media

Students urged to take proper care while using social media KARACHI: Karachi Metropolitan Corporation Administrator Rauf Akhtar Farooqui has urged the students to ensure proper care in the usage of social media tools and always maintain their identity. Speaking at the Educational Awards 2014 ceremony arranged by Anjuman Sadat-e-Amroha on Friday he said it was […]

Earth Hour to be celebrated today

Earth Hour to be celebrated today LAHORE: Pakistan is all set to join 7,000 cities and more than 170 countries across the world to celebrate WWF’s largest symbolic environmental event Earth Hour today (Saturday). WWF-Pakistan will be hosting the main event at Qarshi University in Lahore, with several simultaneous events happening in Karachi, Islamabad, Quetta, […]

English flourishing in Pakistan at the expense of Urdu?

English flourishing in Pakistan at the expense of Urdu? LAHORE: The English language is flourishing in Pakistan, breaking free from the shackles of its earlier perceived status of being the language of the elite to become the commoners’ language. A one-day policy dialogue on English language in Pakistan, organised by the British Council on Wednesday, […]

59.3% mothers illiterate in country: National Nutrition Survey (NNS)

59.3% mothers illiterate in country: National Nutrition Survey (NNS) ISLAMABAD: Female literacy rate in Pakistan has been a challenge for many decades and the proportion of illiterate mothers in the country is 59.3%, said the latest National Nutrition Survey (NNS). The survey, issued by Planning and Development Division of Planning Commission of Pakistan, said that the […]

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