Monthly Archives: December 2014

Students of Peshawar Army Public School meet Punjab CM

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that the worst and most tragic incident of the terrorism in Army Public School Peshawar has shocked the whole country as the brutal elements had attacked the future of the nation.

He said that due to sacrifices of the martyred children, the whole nation has become united and determined to eliminate terrorism. He said that war against terrorism will be won with the force of unity and Pakistan will be rid of terrorists on permanent basis.

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Varsity hands ongoing excavation work over to Archaeology Dept

MARDAN: The Abdul Wali Khan University (AWKU), Mardan, Tuesday handed over the ongoing excavation work at the historical heritage in Mian Khan village in Katlang tehsil to the Directorate of Archeology and Museums Department, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

A function to this effect was held at the main campus of the AWKU. Vice-Chancellor, AUKU, Prof Dr Ihsan Ali, Director Directorate of Archaeology and Museums Department, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Dr Abdul Samad, Field Director Abid Rehman and others

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Militants torch two Kurram Agency schools

SADDA: Militants burnt down two government-run schools in central parts of Kurram Agency, official sources said on Tuesday.The sources said the militants torched the schools in Mandan and Kandali Baba areas in central Kurram tribal region.

The fire gutted both the schools, the sources said, adding, the security forces also exchanged fire with the militants. However, the militants managed to escape from the area after destroying the schools.

The locals said a total of 60

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GCU Seerat conference

GOVERNMENT College University (GCU) organised a Seerat-un-Nabi (PBUH) Conference on Tuesday to express reverence on the birthday of the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH).

GCU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman chaired the conference which was also addressed by GCU Islamic Studies Department Chairman Prof Dr Sultan Shah, Mufti Muhammad Ramzan and Hafiz Khursheed Qadri.

Speaking on the occasion, Prof Rahman said Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) gave the world a model

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Another school receives threatening text message

TAXILA: The principal of a private school on Thursday received a threatening text message on her mobile phone warning her that a bomb had been planted in the school which would go off at 9am.

She immediately called the police who cordoned off the school building, diverted traffic and vacated adjacent shops and buildings and called bomb disposal squad (BDS). The school is located on GT road in Wah Saddar police area.

Bomb disposal squad after combing the school building with metal

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Mosques, Buildings decorated to observe Eid Miladun Nabi (PBUH)

ISLAMABAD: Preparations and arrangements for celebrating Eid Miladun Nabi (peace be upon him) on the 12th of Rabiul Awwal continue with religious fervour in the twin cities.
Mosques, buildings and homes are being decorated with colourful lights, flags, buntings and banners etc to observe the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) with religious zeal and zest.
The forthcoming year, 2015, is considered to be lucky as Eid Miladun Nabi (PBUH) would be observed twice in it, which infused high spirit

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GCU, SUPARCO to promote satellite technology

LAHORE: The Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) on Monday signed an accord with the Government College University (GCU), Lahore to promote satellite technology and involve the university students in developing indigenous designs and units for the Pakistan National Student Satellite (PNSS). Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman and SUPARCO Chairman Major General (r) Ahmed Bilal signed the memorandum of understanding at a graceful meeting at the GCU

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Schools directed to ensure foolproof security

PESHAWAR: The management of educational institutions across the province has been directed to ensure foolproof security to forestall December 16-like attacks as Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police on Monday launched One-Click SOS service for schools in Peshawar.

Thousands of students and their parents across the country are scared following threats of more Army Public School like-attacks. The federal and provincial governments are also concerned about the security of schools and their students

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IIU Islamabad admissions date extended

The International Islamic University has extended the last date for the submission of forms for getting admission in spring 2015 till tomorrow (December 31).

According to a press release the admission office IIU and the bank branches will remain open from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Candidates are asked to contact Office of Director Academic Shagufta Haroon for further inquiry in this regard on telephone number

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Universities close campuses for two more weeks on security grounds

The National University of Modern Languages, the Federal Urdu University of Arts Science and Technology and the Bahria University have delayed the reopening of their campuses in the federal capital for two weeks on security grounds.

After the Taliban attack on a Peshawar school on December 16, the Islamabad police alerted local schools, colleges and university to possible terrorist attacks.

The alert prompted educational institutions to announce the immediate closure of their

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