Thursday, December 8

Day: August 14, 2022

President says freedom from British achieved after intense struggle

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has said that Pakistan was an independent nation and we achieved our freedom from the British after an intense struggle and our people won't submit to anyone in future. The President also underlined that inclusion of girls in the national mainstream was imperative for development of the country. Addressing a ceremony, in connection with 75th Independence Anniversary Celebrations, along with First Lady Samina Arif Alvi at Kashana, a shelter home for the destitute and orphaned girls, in Rawalpindi today, he said that our children are the future of Pakistan. He said our leader Quaid-e-Azam always emphasized the role of women in the country's development. Highlighting the significance of taking care of orphans in Islam, the President appreciated the inst...

Creation of Pakistan was sacred trust and mission: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday stressed holding a national dialogue and developing a consensus on the charter of the economy by all the stakeholders to transform Pakistan into an economic power. Addressing a national flag-hoisting and unveiling of a re-recording ceremony of the national anthem here at the Jinnah Convention center, the prime minister said that like their forefathers, on this 75th Independence Day, they vowed to transform Pakistan into an economic power. “If we can become a nuclear power, we can also become an economic power but for it, we have to strive day and night and prove to the world that we are no less than anyone in the world,” the prime minister added. The ceremony was attended by federal ministers, parliamentarians, senior milita...

One person electrocuted to death near Hazar Ganji

QUETTA: One person was electrocuted to death in Truck Stand, Hazar Ganji area of the provincial capital on Sunday. According to rescue sources, one person namely Ghulam Muhammad, 30, son of Abdul Karim Bangulzai, resident of Splinji, died after receiving severe electric shock in Hazarganji’s truck stand area of the provincial capital. The body was shifted to Sandeman Provincial Hospital, Quetta and later handed over to the heirs after fulfilling necessary medico-legal formalities. Further investigation was being conducted by the concerned authorities.

75th Independence Day celebrated across Balochistan

QUETTA: The 75th Independence Day was celebrated across the Balochistan province, including Quetta, on Sunday with traditional zeal and enthusiasm. Day dawned with a 21 gun salute. In the mosques, prayers were offered for the progress and prosperity of the country and the province. All major roads were decorated with flags and banners besides illuminating major public and private buildings of the provincial capital to mark the occasion. Literary, cultural and social organizations arranged a number of programs to mark the Independence Day. Tajik Milli Ittehad took out a rally from Kabir Building area of Quetta. Participants of rally led by Sardar Muneer Ahmed Tajik, President, Tajik Milli Ittehad marched through different roads and reached Quetta Press Club where the participants of r...

Call to bolster national cohesion among federation unit

KARACHI: On the occasion of the Independence Day, there is a dire need to further increase national cohesion amongst the federation units and its main vehicle would be to create a 'Pakistani language' comprised on words and phrases of all our regional languages with our national language, Urdu, as the base of the proposed language. This was expressed by Pasban Democratic Party (PDP) Chairman Altaf Shakoor in connection with the Independence Day here Sunday. He said the linguistic issue is the most sensitive issue of Pakistan, adding we lost our East Pakistan because our political leadership of that time failed to resolve the pressing linguistic issue in our country. He said ongoing undercurrents of anti-Center tendencies in provinces like Balochistan could be only tackled when we give o...

Sharmila calls for raising urban forests in Karachi to tackle climate change

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PP) MPA Ms Sharmila Farooqui on Sunday stressed the need to raise urban forests in Karachi and other cities of Sindh to reduce the impact of climate change that is affecting social and business life. Karachi temperature in 60 years has risen by three degrees centigrade while Sindh province has warmed by two degrees, which is dangerous for citizens, hence, there is urgent need to raise urban forests, mangroves and riverine forests to tackle climate change, she said while talking to media after launching tree plantation in Clifton Urban Forest in Karachi today, which was organized by Sygenta, a non-governmental organization, to mark the 75 Independence Day of Pakistan. Sharmila said that the Sindh government had taken hectic steps to raise urban forestr...