Monthly Archives: April 2013

Student recovered

PESHAWAR : Police have recovered a student and arrested three members of a gang of kidnapers.

A police spokesman said on Monday a student of BBA Khalid Jamal had been kidnapped from Khan Hostel Peshawar on March 28, 2013 and later the kidnapers demanded Rs12 million for his release as ransom.

The police following some tip-off conducted a raid at a plaza near Abaseen Flour Mills and recovered the student safely. Three accused, including Ahmad Ullah of Bajuar Agency, Hameedullah of Mohmand

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Sports tournament 2012-13 concludes

MARDAN, April 29: The Government Women Postgraduate College Mardan grabbed first position by securing 48 points in the female inter-college sports tournament 2012-13 held at Abdul Wali Khan University.

The Abdul Wali Khan University College for Women with 20 points stood 2nd while the Karnal Sher Khan College Swabi got third position, respectively.

The tournament was organised by the department of health and physical education of the AWKU. Eleven colleges of Mardan and Swabi districts

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KMC subsidiary lock horns over IT tower project

KARACHI : A Malaysian multinational company and a subsidiary of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation have locked horns over construction of a 47-storey high-rise IT Tower in Karachi.

According to highly-placed sources, the IM Technologies Pakistan, a subsidiary of the Malaysian multinational company, has moved the Singapore-based International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Court of Arbitration for the recovery of damages totaling over $36 million while the KMC subsidiary, the

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Higher secondary school certificate exams from May 16

KARACHI : The Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) has notified that the first phase of the higher secondary school certificate part-I and part-II annual examinations for science (pre-medical, pre-engineering and science general), commerce regular, home economics and medical technology groups will commence on May 16.

According to a BIEK spokesperson, authorised representatives of colleges can collect admit cards of their students and former students from the BIEK office on May

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Teachers protest outside the Hangu Press Club against the Election Commission

HANGU: A large number of teachers in PK-42 on Monday staged protest outside the Hangu Press Club against the Election Commission for not issuing them postal ballots to cast votes in the upcoming election.


The protesting teachers led by Isamuddin threatened to boycott the election duty on May 11 if the teachers on polling duties were not provided postal ballots to cast votes. They added that the returning officers in Hangu district rejected the postal ballots of many teachers on the

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PDFC Sunsilk Fashion week ends



The PDFC Sunsilk fashion week, a thundering success and a mega event in the world of fashion and designing, came to an end with a mesmerising presentation by Asia and over half a dozen brilliant and renowned dress designers of the country, at Expo Center, Johar Town on Monday night.


The most attractive part of the four-day fashion extravaganza remained the presentation of the creations of renowned designer, choreographer and the real wind behind the grand event,

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Convocation of Ziauddin varsity on 30th April



The Convocation 2013 of the Ziauddin University will be held at the Expo Centre Karachi on April 30.An official of the institution said here on Monday that the Federal Minister for Housing and Works, Dr Younis Soomro, will be the chief guest on the occasion.The keynote address would be delivered by eminent scientist Prof. Dr Atta-ur-Rehman.Degrees would be awarded to the graduates, while medals would be distributed among those who excelled in various

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PTCL warns its customers against fake prize schemes



Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has cautioned its customers regarding hoax and fraudulent calls, misinforming customers that they have won valuable prizes, says a press release.


Recently, a number of PTCL customers have received calls from individuals, claiming to be representatives of the company and asking them to reveal their personal information.PTCL advises its customers to be careful and vigilant while receiving such fake phone calls.

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Rootsians win award at International FLL Championship



A team from Roots DHA-1 Flagship Campus won the Exclusive Judges Award for Resource Management in Robot Design in the First Lego League International Championship 2013 held in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, says a press release.


They have indeed brought great honour for Pakistan. Team Roots Pakistan was among the best 82 teams out of 20,000 teams from around the world. The award was given by FLL chief patron and judges. The captain of the team, Waleed Kashif,

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International Dance Day 2013 celebrated



International Dance Day is celebrated on April 29 every year and since our government does not patronise this art form, it is left to private individuals and organisations to keep the flag flying in Pakistan.


Accepting the challenge, Kuch Khaas (KK), a not-for-profit centre of art, culture and dialogue, organised a fun filled evening showcasing dance from different countries. The event was held on Sunday so that more people could avail the opportunity to be

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