KARACHI – A ceremony was organised at the tent village in Musharraf Colony, Keamari Town to distribute certificates to the children of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) for passing their non-formal education exams. During the ceremony, representatives of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) urged the Sindh government to recognise the results of the non-formal education exams so that these children could be helped cover their educational loss caused by the last year’s floods. A
NICOSIA – Syrian security forces locked down the protest flashpoint town of Banias and raked the nearby village of Baida with gunfire on Tuesday, witnesses told AFP by telephone.
“Security forces and armed men are firing machine guns indiscriminately at the village,” a witness said. “The gunfire against Baida is intense like the rain. At least one person was injured,” another witness told AFP.
The army kept a stranglehold on the coastal town of Banias, 280 kilometres (174
KARACHI – Members of nine families of Chakar Khan Village in Jamshoro, whose houses were destroyed by the floods last year, had smiles on their faces as they became the owners of nine brand new houses constructed for them through the efforts of the staff and management of Clariant Pakistan Limited.
Speaking at a simple handing over ceremony, the Chief Executive Officer of Clariant Pakistan Ltd, Mujtaba Rahim, said that the nine houses and a water filtration plant catering to the
KARACHI – A meeting reviewed arrangements for the 267th Urs of the great saint, poet and philosopher, Hazrat Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai, on Sunday.
On the occasion, Sindh Culture Minister Sassui Palijo said that a ‘cultural village’ would be set up where handicrafts of various artists would be displayed, a 24-hour Sufi mehfil would be arranged and book stalls would also be set up to promote and project various aspects of the Sindhi culture.
“Promotional steps would be taken to
LAHORE – The Faisalabad SOS Village cricket team visited National Cricket Academy (NCA) Lahore Thursday.
During their visit to NCA, 15 kits to all the team members were delivered by the NCA management as a goodwill gesture from the PCB.
GARDEZ: Unidentified gunmen kidnapped 18 Afghan deminers on Thursday in southeastern Khost province, the provincial police chief said, the second abduction of a mine clearing team this month.
The group from the Kabul-based Mine Detection Centre were travelling in Musa Khel district when they were stopped by a group of gunmen and then seized, said Abdul Hakim Ishaqzai. “They had gone to the area on the request of the elders to clear mines from their village,” Ishaqzai told
ISLAMABAD: Despite the passage of 27 years, the Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) has been unable to construct a tourism village at the National Park in Rawalpindi as Hakim Ali Zardari, senior politician and father of President Asif Ali Zardari, wanted to establish a petrol pump on the land in question, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) was informed on Thursday.
In a meeting of the special committee of PAC held under its convener Zahid Hamid, the members took note