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President: (President calls for promoting skill based quality education)

May 21, 2017 – 12:00 am | No Comment

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain has emphasized the need for promoting skill based quality education in the country.
He was talking to various delegations belonging to legal, educational and academic fields in Karachi on Sunday.
The President said education lays the foundation of national development and educational institutions should play their role actively …

Metro: (First Orange Line Metro train to reach Lahore in July 2017)

May 21, 2017 – 12:00 am | No Comment

ISLAMABAD: The first of twenty-seven trains designed for Orange Line Metro will reach Lahore in July this year.
According to a report quoting official sources, the first train will be handed over by Chinese company to Punjab government and the remaining twenty-six will reach at the end of this year.
China and …

Mela: (Annual Visakh Mela starts in Pakistan today)

May 21, 2017 – 12:00 am | No Comment

ISLAMABAD: Annual Visakh Mela will start in Pakistan today (Monday) to celebrate Lord Buddha’s Birthday.
Delegations from Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal, and other parts of the world will participate in the festivities.
A 34-member Buddhist delegation, comprising senior monks, religious scholars, government officials and pilgrims left Colombo for Islamabad on Sunday to …

On World Day, UN agencies urge countering threats to cultural diversity

May 21, 2017 – 12:00 am | No Comment

Cultural diversity – the driving force of change and development – is increasingly under threat, United Nations agencies today said, reaffirming support for the cultural diversity that stems from migration.
“Across the world, violent extremists have targeted cultural minorities and destroyed our shared heritage, to weaken the essential links between people …

Libya: UN chief urges all sides to restore calm in aftermath of deadly attack on southern airbase

May 21, 2017 – 12:00 am | No Comment

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres is deeply concerned about the military escalation at the Brak al-Shati air base in southern Libya and calls on all parties to exercise restraint and restore calm, the UN chief’s spokesman said today.
“[The Secretary-General] is particularly disturbed by the high number of fatalities as well …

CM: (More funds to be allocated for development of backward areas in next budget: CM)

May 21, 2017 – 12:00 am | No Comment

ISLAMABAD: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that provincial budget for financial year 2017-18 will represent the aspirations of the masses and accelerate the development projects.
He stated this while chairing a high-level meeting in Lahore on Sunday. He said the government will allocate more resources for the development of …