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Schools to be named after Army Public School Victims

PESHAWAR: Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak proclaimed government enlightening institutions in the KPK section would be termed after the schoolchildren killed by the Taliban militants in the Army Public School Peshawar on 16th of December. “The government colleges and schools will be termed  after the departed schoolchildren in the areas they linked to,” he said for the duration of ... Read More »

F(read)om. We Want

I pronounce myself guilty of reading banned books. Did I hear someone gasp? Probably not. Because reading banned books may not seem like a big crime, if a crime at all. Would I get a death sentence for perusing a copy of Salman Rushdie’s Satanic Verses? If yes, then I better get my Last Will And Testament in order. Reading ... Read More »

What Pakistan needs to do to solve the Education Crisis

Education is an important aspect of socio-economic development for any country in the world. An educated society has more chances of development. Unfortunately in Pakistan, this fact is largely ignored and little or less attention is paid on improving this situation. Pakistan is the sixth most populated country in the world and is counted amongst the least literate nations in ... Read More »

Bring Back our Long-Lost Discipline

“Fatima, the speed limit is 60km/h. Why are you driving at 80?” she asked her friend as their car rushed down the road. She looked outside the window and every vehicle on the road seemed to be doing the same. They were all over speeding on a road which funnily enough, was sited adjacent to the Dubai Police Academy. “It’s ... Read More »

Pakistan excels in Junior Davis Cup Final

KARACHI: Pakistan put up a commendable performance while routing second seed Singapore 2-1 to advance into junior Davis Cup final in Kuching, Malaysia, on Friday. According to results made available here, Pakistan will now play Vietnam in the final. By virtue of making it to the final, Pakistan have for the first time qualified for main round of Asian qualifying to ... Read More »

Women becoming part of Pakistan Rangers

Since the inception of Pakistan, women have been a part of the military service. Whether it has been a part in the healthcare or logistics sector or more recently in combat units and as fighter pilots, women have played a role. In 2008 the Punjab Rangers announced their intentions to recruit women.  A Rangers official, who did not want to be ... Read More »

Sri Lanka celebrated Pakistan National Day

ISLAMABAD: The High Commission of Pakistan and the Pakistani community based in Sri Lanka celebrated the National Day with traditional fervor and resolved to make Pakistan a vibrant, progressive and democratic Islamic welfare state. The Pakistan day is celebrated every year on the 23rd March to commemorate the most outstanding achievement of the Muslims of South Asia who passed the ... Read More »

PTCL has set up a medical camp for children participating in the Annual Sports Week

KARACHI: Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has set up a medical camp through which it was providing free healthcare to more than 3,000 children participating in the Annual Sports Week being held from March 19 -24 at Sports Complex Islamabad. PTCL physicians and dentists, aided by necessary paramedical staff and ambulance service are providing the children with OPD cover, updating ... Read More »

Islamic banking and finance in Pakistan has experienced phenomenal growth

LONDON: In recent years, Islamic banking and finance in Pakistan has experienced phenomenal growth. Islamic deposits – held by fully-fledged Islamic banks and Islamic windows of conventional banks – at present stand at 9.7% of total bank deposits in the country: meaning that every 10th rupee is now being deposited in an Islamic bank account. Similarly, assets managed by banks offering ... Read More »

German government to help investors for making investment in Pakistan.

ISLAMABAD: German Ambassador to Pakistan, Cyrill Jean Nunn here on Monday said that his government was ready to provide necessary help to German investors for making investment in Pakistan. Addressing the business community at Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI), he said that there were vast prospects of mutual cooperation between the two countries to further strengthen the trade ... Read More »

Pakistan and Iraq sign defence cooperation agreement

BAGHDAD (INP)  – Pakistan and Iraq have agreed in principle to sign an agreement soon to enhance their defence cooperation. Under the agreement, likely to be signed with the installation of new government in Pakistan, Iraq’s Armed Forces personnel will be given training by the Pakistani side, said Shah M. Jamal, Pakistan’s Ambassador in Baghdad. It will also include participation in ... Read More »

Standard Chartered Bank success story in Pakistan

KARACHI: In recent years, as foreign banks have announced either their outright departure or at least a severe curtailment of operations in Pakistan, one name has been conspicuous for not having any apparent desire to leave the country: SCB. Its success in Pakistan is a case study in the virtues of a long-term investment horizon, and a lesson on how ... Read More »

China and Pakistan to construct nuclear reactor at Chashma

WASHINGTON – China and Pakistan reached a formal agreement last month to construct a third nuclear reactor at Chashma that the Obama administration says will violate Beijing’s promises under an international anti-nuclear weapons accord, reported Fox News and Washington Times on Friday. According to US intelligence and diplomatic officials, the secret agreement for the Chashma 3 reactor was signed in ... Read More »

PhD degrees awarded to Assistant Professors of Botany at LCWU

LAHORE: Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) degrees were awarded to Assistant Professors of Botany at the Lahore College for Women University (LCWU), Alya Maimoona and Zeb Saddiqe. LCWU sources say Maimoona completed her thesis titled “Isolation of antihypertensive compound from polar extracts of bark and needles of pinus roxburghil and P.wallichiana”, while Saddiqe undertook her research thesis titled “Isolation and characterisation ... Read More »

Hockey players made a world record for the most passes completed in one minute

LAHORE: Hockey players on Tuesday made a world record for the most passes completed in one minute, Express News reported. The players had gathered in National Hockey Stadium Lahore and completed 43 passes in one minute, sealing a world record. Officials representing the Guinness Book of World Record were present on the occasion and confirmed that a world record of most ... Read More »

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