Monthly Archives: April 2012

Lyari operation current news and today videos killed and injured in Lyari violence

Lyari operation – Day 4: Over 20 gangwar suspects arrested
KARACHI: The police arrested around 20 suspects belonging to the Lyari Gangwar on Monday during the fourth day of the operation against criminal elements in the area, reportedExpress News.

The suspects include Javed, Shehzad, Shahid, Rizwan, Riaz, Mushtaq Khan, Abdul Aziz, Asif and others. The police claims that some of them even have bounty on their heads.

The overall death toll during the police operation reached 24 on

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Why British universities must look to the bottom line when dealing overseas

Concern for the bottom line isn’t disreputable or mercenary as long as from the outset both sides understand and agree on the terms of their relationship, argues Martin Doel

I chaired a more than usually animated debate at the recent British Council Going Global Conference on sustainable international partnerships. The reason that it was more than usually animated was that it exposed a key issue often neglected in international partnerships: clarity over objectives and the

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Pakistan needs to Scholarly discourse can help resolve issues

ISLAMABAD, April 29: Pakistan needs to focus on higher education and social sciences so that scholarly discourse can help the policymakers solve national issues.

The recommendations were put forward on Sunday at the concluding session of 3-day International Conference on the Emerging Issues of Social Sciences in Pakistan, organised by Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) in collaboration with Higher Education Commission (HEC).

It was strongly recommended that the academicians and

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HSSC Rawalpindi exams

RAWALPINDI, April 29: The annual examination of HSSC Part-I under Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE), Rawalpindi will start on May 8, while HSSC Part-II exam will commence on May 28.A BISE, Rawalpindi official said that a total of 52,000 and 62,300 male and female candidates would appear in the HSSC Part-I and Part-II examinations respectively and as many as 190 examination centres had been established.

He said that roll number slips of all the regular and private

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Lectures on air safety organised Society of Aircraft Engineers of Pakistan

KARACHI, April 29: The Society of Aircraft Engineers of Pakistan has organised a series of lectures in the wake of recent observation by the European aviation regulators demanding more integration of action complying with airworthiness requirements and ensuring highest safety standards.

The lecture on Safety Management System will be delivered by Civil Aviation Authority air safety inspector Riasat Ali Changezi at the PIA Training Centre on Monday at 4pm.
Similar lectures would be held at

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Parties pledge perfect healthcare system if voted to power PPP, PML-N, MQM, Jamaat-i-Islami, Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf and workers party recognized

KARACHI, April 29: Having agreed that consecutive governments in the country had badly neglected the health of citizens at all levels, leaders of political parties at a seminar pledged to work for an efficient, beneficial and accountable healthcare system if their parties were elected in the next general election and given the chance to rule.

Leaders belonging to the PPP, PML-N, Jamaat-i-Islami, Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf and workers party recognized several areas to be addressed on a priority

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Smoking, diabetes and obesity shrinks brain researchers from Colombia University, USA found that smoking, high blood pressure,

ISLAMABAD – It is essential to avoid smoking and keep weight, blood sugar levels and blood pressure under control as these risk factors in middle age may cause the brain to shrink, leading to mental declines up to a decade later.
Evaluating data from 1,352 participants whose average age was 54 years in the Framingham Offspring Study, researchers from Colombia University, USA found that smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes and being overweight were each linked to potentially dangerous

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Vague law lets private schools fleece public Punjab government is taking all possible measures to promote education,

LAHORE – At a time when the Punjab government is taking all possible measures to promote education, the private schools in the provincial capital are charging between Rs 6,000 and 12,000 as monthly fees from students up to matriculation, in sheer violation of the ordinance which governs the private sector educational institutions.

The minimum fee being charged from a student is almost equivalent to one-month salary of an unskilled worker, which has been fixed Rs 7,000 by the government. The

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Omair Sana Foundation (OSF) demands legislation for eradication of Thalassaemia awareness campaign World Thalassaemia Day on May 8

OSF demands legislation for eradication of Thalassaemia

By Haris Hanif

KARACHI: The Omair Sana Foundation (OSF) has announced to organise a Thalassaemia awareness campaign to commemorate the World Thalassaemia Day on May 8 and also demanded legislation at federal and provincial level for the eradication of Thalassaemia from Pakistan.

In a press briefing at a local hotel the other day, renowned pediatric hematologist and general secretary of OSF, Dr Saqib Hussain Ansari, said that more

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European folk singing, dance workshops from May 2 introduce the European music traditions for performing art lovers

European folk singing, dance workshops from May 2

ISLAMABAD: A month-long workshop of European Folk Singing and Dance will start from May 2 to introduce the European music traditions for performing art lovers of the twin cities. Gina Rubik will conduct the workshop at Kuch Khaas, Centre for Arts, Culture and Dialogue with theoretical and practical training sessions. During the workshop on singing, the participants will learn about the history and theory of the folk music traditions of

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