Monthly Archives: May 2014

Lit Fest celebrates the giants of Urdu Literature Parveen Shakir Urdu Literature Festival 2014

ISLAMABAD: The Parveen Shakir Urdu Literature Festival 2014 opened this Friday at the Comsats Institute of Information Technology (CIIT). Organised by the Parveen Shakir Trust, the festival is the first of its kind in Pakistan and aims to promote Urdu literature in the country.

The festival featured several sessions on renowned Urdu writers and poets, including Mirza Ghalib, Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Allama Iqbal, and Parveen Shakir.

Mazharul Islam, one of the organisers of the festival, told Dawn

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Exhibition on disaster management ends at the main campus of the University of Malakand

TIMERGARA: A two-day exhibition on natural disaster management concluded at the main campus of the University of Malakand here on Friday.

The exhibition was jointly organised by the University of Malakand and an international donor, the Action for Hunger International, Pakistan, with the aim to raise awareness among people about natural disaster management.

Different governmental, nongovernmental organisations and educational institutions, including universities and schools, had set up

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Policeman shoots rickshaw driver dead DERA ISMAIL KHAN

DERA ISMAIL KHAN: A police constable shot dead a rickshaw driver after an argument over wrong parking of the three-wheeler in front of the Dera two police station here on Friday.

Allah Noor, resident of Mandi Town, in his FIR lodged with the police, said his son, Safirullah, was shot dead by constable Shahidullah outside the Dera police station building.

When contacted, Dera town police officials said the driver was stopped from parking his rickshaw near the entrance of the police station

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Education department in a fix over enrolment campaign achievement of Universal Primary Education (UPE)

RAWALPINDI: The Education Department Rawalpindi is in a fix over the achievement of Universal Primary Education (UPE) target for enrolment by October 31 as 15 eligible officers have declined to accept the responsibility of assistant education officers (AEO) to monitor the campaign.

Under the UPE campaign, the education department is supposed to get 120,000 out of school children enrolled in government-run schools by October 31.

However, when the education department tried to fill 15

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NEB test mandatory for Cuban medical graduates: Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC)

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) on Friday made it clear that students who have obtained Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degrees from Cuba have to clear the National Examination Board (NEB) test.

However, the doctors would be exempted from house job if they provided the proof of completing the mandatory initial hospital service in Cuba.

Since 2007, about 1,000 Pakistani students have gone to Cuba on scholarships announced by the Cuban

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Rally for water against unavailability of water

MIRPURKHAS: A rally was taken out in the city on Friday against unavailability of water in many localities for three days.

The participants blocked Sir Syed Road saying that several hundred households had been without electricity and water for the past three

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JUP activist shot dead by muggers Liaquat University Hospital (LUH)

HYDERABAD: An activist of JUP-Noorani, who was the muezzin of a mosque and student of a seminary headed by the party chief, Sahibzada Abul Khair Mohammad Zubair, was shot dead in Phulelli on Friday.

The victim, Hafiz Mohammad Khalid, was in his early 30s and was a resident of Bahawalpur.

Soon after his death, residents of Phulelli took to the streets and blocked Phulelli bridge with burning tyres in protest against increasing violent crimes in Hyderabad.

Two armed men, said to be

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Petition against Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University (SMBBMU) evening shift suspension dismissed

LARKANA: A division bench of the Sindh High Court, Larkana circuit, dismissed a petition against suspension of MBBS evening programme, observing that the petitioners were at liberty to sue the former Vice Chancellor of the Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University (SMBBMU) and other officers concerned in accordance with law before a competent court having jurisdiction.

Petitioners, Murk Arora and others, had submitted in court that they and many other students were given admission

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Sindh Services Award 2014, | In conversation

In conversation

Dispatches from the Frontlines: In conversation with Wajahat S. Khan, at T2F at 7pm.

Sindh Services Award

Sindh Services Award 2014, to be awarded to those personalities who have rendered valuable services in the field of social, culture, media services for the people of Sindh, organised by the Sindh Fankar Welfare Trust, Arts Council of Pakistan and HBN Media Event Management at the Arts Council at

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Liver, kidney transplant centre soon symposium at University of Health Sciences (UHS)

LAHORE THE Punjab government will establish a state-of-the-art liver and kidney transplant centre in Lahore at a cost of Rs 12 billion.

Adviser to Chief Minister on Health Khawaja Salman Rafique said this while speaking at a symposium at University of Health Sciences (UHS) on Friday. The symposium was organised in collaboration with the Pakistan Academy of Family Physicians.

Khawaja Salman said 50 acres of land had been allocated for the centre at the proposed Knowledge City to be

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