Monthly Archives: September, 2012

Polyclinic holds symposium on World Heart Day

Polyclinic holds symposium on World Heart Day ISLAMABAD – A symposium was held in the auditorium of Federal Government Services Hospital (postgraduate institute) to mark the World Heart Day 2012 here on Saturday. The purpose of this symposium was to create awareness amongst the students, teachers and nursing staff in regards to adopting a healthy […]

Sindh Board of Technical Education (SBTE) paper postponed

Sindh Board of Technical Education (SBTE) paper postponed KARACHI – Sindh Board of Technical Education (SBTE) on Saturday announced that the paper of DAE 2nd year annual examination 2012 has been postponed for unavoidable circumstances. Now, the paper will be held on Oct 10, 2012, instead of Oct 1, 2012. The time and centres will […]

Habib University gets charter

Habib University gets charter KARACHI – Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad signed the bill for the establishment of Habib University. He commended Habib University terming it as “an excellent addition in the higher education sector for imparting quality education.” The Charter had been unanimously approved by the Sindh Assembly in June 2012, with the ministers […]

Ten more test positive for dengue virus

Ten more test positive for dengue virus The menace of dengue fever continued to haunt people in the province as 10 more were tested positive for the deadly virus on Saturday, taking the overall tally until Saturday to 187. Of of 10 new cases, six were reported from the Mayo Hospital Lahore; while one each […]

Adopt healthy lifestyle, urge medics

Adopt healthy lifestyle, urge medics PESHAWAR: Speakers at a seminar on Saturday stressed the need for adopting healthy lifestyle to avoid heart diseases. The seminar was organised by the Rehman Medical Institute (RMI) in connection with the World Heart Day to create awareness among the people about the cardiac diseases, cure and healthy life style. […]

Historical school buildings to be preserved

Historical school buildings to be preserved Karachi  – The Sindh government has taken special initiatives to look after historical school buildings in the province, the education minister said on Friday. While paying a surprise visit to the Government Secondary School, Jacob Line, accompanied by senior officers of his department, Pir Mazhar ul Haq said the school […]

Board of Secondary Education Karachi BSEK accounts office opens today

Board of Secondary Education Karachi BSEK accounts office opens today Karachi – The accounts office of the Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) would remain open on Sunday (today), Secretary BSEK, Hoor Mazhar said on Saturday. The candidates of class IX could submit their enrolment forms for the academic year 2013 against regular payment of Rs300 only, […]

Heart disease causes over 500,000 deaths annually

Heart disease causes over 500,000 deaths annually Rawalpindi  – The streptococcal bacterial infection which is becoming a leading cause of death among children and younger adults in Pakistan resulting from heart involvement can be prevented by providing essential diagnostic and treatment facilities for the problem at the healthcare facilities in both urban and rural areas. Assistant […]

Young citizen journalists training comes to an end

Young citizen journalists training comes to an end Islamabad  – The first-ever Youth TechCamp in Pakistan concluded Saturday after three days of hands-on, interactive training in civic journalism and social activism, says a press release. “I am really excited about Youth TechCamp because I believe I can help my community and my country as a whole […]

Brazilian embassy arranges Capoeira classes

Brazilian embassy arranges Capoeira classes Islamabad  – The Brazilian Embassy in Islamabad is organising free of charge Capoeira classes. Capoeira is a Brazilian art form, which combines music, wrestling sport, dance, rhythm, song and movement in forming a community based martial art. This is one of the best-preserved heritages of the African Diaspora in Brazil, practiced […]

Roots students spread peace through art

Roots students spread peace through art ISLAMABAD: Roots International Schools on Saturday celebrated their ‘open day’ in all the branches across the nation for the academic year 2012-2013. The aim behind celebrating the day was to encourage children to start visualising a peaceful co-existence on the basis of humanity through the medium of art. Another […]

Dengue larva discovery may turn 2 ‘safe havens’ into hell

Dengue larva discovery may turn 2 ‘safe havens’ into hell RAWALPINDI: The hospitals are meant to cure diseases and enlighten the masses about the prevention from them, but detection of dengue larva in Holy Family Hospital and Benazir Bhutto Hospital has once again shown that hospitals administrations have failed in fulfilling their duties. The dengue […]

Cuban govt offers assistance to control dengue outbreak

Cuban govt offers assistance to control dengue outbreak Cuban vector experts say political will, intersectoral collaboration, law enforcement and community mobilisation needed to control dengue LAHORE: The Cuban government and dengue experts have offered their expertise and technical assistance to the Punjab government to help control outbreak of deadly disease in the provincial capital. “We […]

World Heart Day observed

World Heart Day observed LAHORE: World Heart Day was observed in the city on Saturday to create awareness among the public about heart diseases. Several activities, including walks, fitness sessions, public talks, stage shows, scientific forums and exhibitions, were arranged to mark the day. An awareness walk along with a free medical camp was also […]

Sindh Board of Technical Education SBTE reschedules second year annual examination

Sindh Board of Technical Education SBTE reschedules second year annual examination KARACHI: Sindh Board of Technical Education on Saturday announced that the paper of DAE second year annual examination 2012 scheduled on October 1, 2012 has been postponed due to unavoidable circumstances and will now be held on October 10, Wednesday, said a statement.