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Minister for Postal Services takes strong notice of murder of Pakistan People’s Party leader

Islamabad: Federal Minister for Postal Services Sardar Mohammad Umar Gorgage has taken stern action against the alleged killing of PPP local leader of Ismail Nagar, Kot Lakhpat, Lahore, allegedly by some employees of Pakistan Post and has issued direction to conduct a detailed inquiry into the matter. After initial investigation, two employees of Pakistan Post namely Javed clerk and Mohammad Mansha postman have been terminated and arrested while postmen Rahmat and Younas have been suspended immediately. Earlier, Chairperson Benazir Income […]

Benazir Income Support Programme is designed to eliminate poverty from the country

Karachi: Benazir Income Support program Director General Sindh Dr Ghulam Qasim Bughio said that Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) was launched after the inception of democratic government of Pakistan People’s Party, as a means to provide financial assistance to the poorest of the poor adversely affected by the high inflation and the impact of the international economic crisis. However, now BISP is being developed into a comprehensive social safety net by provision of Monthly Cash Grant, Vocational and Technical Training, […]

Chickpea replaces peanut in new therapeutic food recipe

Quetta: Ready-to-use therapeutic foods (RUTFs) have become an important weapon in fighting child malnutrition, since their early development in Malawi [], and subsequent endorsement by major NGOs and UN agencies. A new variant in production in Pakistan replaces a key ingredient, peanuts, with chick peas which saves money, stimulates the local economy and fits better with local tastes, according to the World Food Programme. Child malnutrition is a long-standing problem in Pakistan, and according to the World Bank [… […]

Foreign Secretary William Hague spoke at the 2011 Jinnah Awards

Islamabad: Ladies and Gentleman, it is a pleasure for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to play host to tonight’s event which celebrates the immense achievements of British Pakistanis. As I said in a speech to the British Pakistan Foundation in October, the Pakistani diaspora makes a huge contribution to our national life- to our parliament, our schools, our hospitals, our legal system and our universities; as tonight’s awards demonstrate they also contribute vastly to the fields of media, business, sports […]

Urgent need to eradicate polio in Sindh Province focus of United Nations visit

Karachi: A push to turn back the increasing number of reported polio cases in Sindh Province and eradicate the contagious and crippling virus from Pakistan completely is the focus of a top-level UN visit to Karachi. The UN team is made up of WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, Dr Hussein A. Gezairy, WHO Representative for Pakistan Dr Guido Sabatinelli, and UNICEF Pakistan Representative, Dan Rohrmann. During their visit to Karachi today – in support of the Ministry of […]

Australia’s High Commissioner to Pakistan statement on the murder of Syed Saleem Shahzad

Islamabad: The Australian Government condemns the brutal murder of Syed Saleem Shahzad, a journalist and Pakistan Bureau Chief of the Asia Times Online, whose body was found near Islamabad on 31 May. Shahzad was a distinguished and courageous journalist whose work covered many of the serious challenges facing Pakistani society, including terrorism. He was the author of “Inside al-Qaeda and the Taliban: Beyond bin Laden and 9/11.” His body was found at Mandi Bahauddin after he left his house in […]

Islamabad police resolute to uphold human rights: Inspector General of Police

Islamabad: Islamabad police is very much committed to ensure protection of human rights and force will be made more tolerant towards criminals and civilians in accordance with the laws. It was stated by Inspector General of Police Islamabad Wajid Ali Khan Durrani here Thursday while addressing at awards ceremony for 300 Peer Educators under “Police Training and Capacity Building for Democracy and Human Rights Project” at Police line Headquarters. DIG Ahmed Mukarram, DIG Security Dr. Mujeeb ur Rehman, SSP Headquarters […]

Islamabad police assigned to complete survey in Afghan habitats within three weeks

Islamabad: Islamabad Operational Police have been assigned task to complete survey in all residential areas especially Afghan habitats and slum areas within three weeks. This assignment has been given to all Sub-Divisional Police Officers (SDPOs) of all circles and Station House Officers of all police stations by Senior Superintendent of Police Islamabad Tahir Alam Khan in a meeting held here. The SSP said that Islamabad Police have introduced new proforma for compiling update information about residents of each area. It […]