Islamabad articles

Beguiled by the dream of a separate province…

While the PPP’s manifesto committee has not yet designed the exact contours of a separate province in Punjab, former law minister Dr Babar Awan’s announcement of giving ‘good news’ to the Seraiki

No transport for recreational spots

Contrary to the claims by the Capital Development Authority (CDA) high-ups of having made efforts to promote tourism, no headway has been made to provide proper public transport for the visitors to

National museums announce Ramadan timings

The National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage- Lok Virsa and the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting have announced Ramadan timings for the Pakistan National Museum of Ethnology- popularly known as the

GEP completes first year with event

Upon the completion of the first year activities of the USAID funded Gender Equity Program (GEP), the National Advisory Forum (NAF) of the GEP organized an event on Saturday. The event was

Know about your reproductive health

Damaan Development Organization on Saturday organized a workshop on indigenous people’s right to reproductive and sexual health at the conference hall of Strengthening Democracy through Parliamentary Development (SDPD). The objective of the

Monsoon: Bane or Blessing?

The monsoon season brings with it a much awaited relief from a long spell of scorching summer heat. However, the cooling showers bring with them the increased threat of a lot of

AIOU offers new degrees in business and commerce

The Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) is offering an associate degree in commerce with a specialisation in either accounting and finance or banking and finance from August 1, 2011, announced AIOU Director

Tuition centres sprout everywhere

The mushroom growth of tuition centres in twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad leaves a big question mark over the credibility of education institutions and the role of teachers being responsible for

Kiln owners rally against GST

A large number of brick kiln owners and labourers on Saturday held a protest rally against the imposition of 16 per cent general sales tax (GST) on bricks. The rally started from

Margalla tourist train launched

The Capital Development Authority (CDA) on Saturday launched Margalla Tourists train to promote tourism in the capital city and facilitate the visitors by providing them with a unique travelling experience. CDA Chairman

Red zone creates problems for staffers

Owing to the ban on public transport entry into the ‘red zone’, low-salaried federal government employees have faced immense problems as they have had to cover a long distances on foot to