Minister for Information and Broadcasting Pervaiz Rashid inaugurated a Pakistani film festival, being held to introduce Pakistan to the people of Belarus and coincide with the visit of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.
Sharif is on a three-day visit to Belarus in a bid to explore new avenues of cooperation and build stronger people-to-people ties.
The earthquake with a magnitude of 6 on the Richter Scale hit Afghanistan at around 3 PM. It struck the Hindukush region in Afghanistan today, tremors of which were felt in Islamabad and the nothern areas of Pakistan.
A great achievement and a proud for us that Islamabad, the capital city of Pakistan, has been ranked second in the list of world’s most beautiful capitals followed by Paris, Washington, Berlin and Tokyo. London remained at the top of the list that included ten most beautiful capitals of the world.
Security of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was breached on Sunday when he, along with his family, was returning to the federal capital from Murree.
Sources in the Prime Minister’s Office said a white Prado jeep entered the PM’s squad and came close to his vehicle in Malpur area but security personnel stopped it and took its driver into custody. Vehicles in the PM squad escaped collision with the unexpected interception, reportedly. Continue reading PM’s security breached on way to Islamabad.
A magnitude 5.1 earthquake has struck very close to Pakistan’s capital Islamabad.
Although the quake had a moderate magnitude, its epicentre was only 16 kilometres north-east of the populous city.
It struck at 1:59am local time on Saturday and was very shallow, 26 kilometres deep.
The quake was felt in several Pakistani cities in the provinces of eastern Punjab and north-western Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Ghulam Rasul, a senior meteorologist at the Pakistan Meteorological Department said.
The local meteorologists put the size of the quake at magnitude 4.6 and the depth at just 10 kilometers.
DJ Butt had served a notice to the party for undue delay in matter of payment for services, during sit-ins at D-Chowk. He was the one behind all the music played according to the situation. He had criticized party’s team dealing with payments, for not paying heed to his call. He said that PTI chairman Imran Khan had also started avoiding his calls and emails.
However, the party today has settled the matter with mere Rs 2.5 million, while Butt had demanded of Rs 60 million. The rift between the two sides has finally ended, as both agreed on the payment.
The film starts by introducing Saba(Mahira Khan) and Irtaza’s (Humayun Saeed) relationship. Saba is hopelessly in love with Irtaza, but he treats her like his best friend, not a love interest. Irtaza leaves for the US for two years. There he meets Sanam (Armeena Khan) and falls in love. Sanam is Saba’s elder sister, and she was given to her uncle and aunt as a child. Sanam’s foster parents die in a plane crash, while they were going to Germany, Continue reading Mahira Khan and Humayun Saeed ‘s “Bin Roye” movie.
Shaan is back and is more patriotic and menacing as ever. Trailer of his upcoming film Yalghaar, a Hassan Rana film, was released on social media two days ago and generated a frenzy online! So much so, that the new trailer amassed more than 350,000 plus views in a single day! The trailer of the movie was shared from the official Facebook page of Yalghaar.
The shopping spree peaked during the last weekend of Ramazan as children and women remained busy in buying their accessories matching with their Eid dresses including shoes, jewelries etc. Continue reading Eid ul Fitr preparation.
State Bank of Pakistan has introduced a SMS service to provide customers with new currency notes on Eid-ul-Fitr. Currency notes will be available at selected branches of private banks from July 8 onwards.
According to State Bank, customers will have to send a message at 8877 along with their CNIC number and branch code of the concerned bank.
In reply to message, details will be texted back which will contain transaction code and address of bank from which the quota of new notes can be retrieved. The transaction code will be valid for two days.
One stack of 10, 20 and 50 rupees notes has been fixed for the quota for one person while bundles of 100 rupee notes will also be available if in stock.
The National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage opened a ten-day Eid Mela for families at Lok-Virsa in Islamabad on Thursday. From bangle makers to henna experts, the festival included almost everything that people prefer in their Eid celebrations.
The festival focuses on home based women glass bangle makers from Hyderabad, art and craft bazaar, garments and Henna stalls, artisans displays and other attractions. Fun lovers including youngsters termed the festival as an excellent recreational as well as shopping opportunity saying the overall ambiance of the festival was different from typical market.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will visit Norway at the invitation of Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg to participate in the Oslo Summit on Education for Development on 7th July. This will be the first official visit by a Pakistani leader to Norway in over a decade.
We had a chance to visit the beautiful exhibition at Lok Virsa Islamabad. The weather was just amazing that day. This exhibition takes place every year so if you missed it this year, hope to see you there next year. We have seen all the colors of Pakistan. It was really beautiful as very nice people were there with kids to show them our culture and our roots.
In a very significant development for the telecommunications sector of Pakistan and in recognition of the forward looking progressive policies of the current Government in Mobile Broadband, Pakistan was awarded “Spectrum for Mobile Broadband Award 2015 “ at the prestigious Mobile World Congress 2015 of the GSM Association here in Barcelona Spain.
Nawaz claimed that it was a tragedy that a country with atomic weapons was deprived of electricity and had no electricity for 20 hours a day. “How can a country develop in such a situation?” he asked. He urged the people to show patience for improvement of power supply situation.
Nawaz vowed to install new power plants to tackle the problem, which acted as a huge drag on the economy, shaving up to 4 percent of GDP according to the Planning Commission, but he warned that there would be no quick fix. He said the power plants might take three years to operate.
“Don’t expect that the new government will come and resolve the issue of loadshedding as soon as it takes charge, we will cure the problem as well as pray Allah Almighty to fix it,” Nawaz added.
He said his government would carry out “economic explosion” within the next five years. Nawaz said Pakistan and China had agreed to launch joint economic ventures that would go a long way to overcome the financial problems as well as end unemployment and poverty in the country.
The Senate Committee on Water and Power that met here on Friday with Senator Zahid Khan in the chair asked the government to immediately stop the supply of 650MWs electricity to the Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) as the Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and interior Sindh are facing an unprecedented loadshedding at a time when the mercury has surged over 50 degrees Centigrade in some areas. Continue reading Stop 650MW power supply to Karachi: Senate committee.
China and Pakistan should make cooperation on power generation a priority, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said, as Islamabad seeks to end an energy crisis that triggers power cuts of up to 20 hours a day, bringing the economy to a near standstill.
Li arrived in the Pakistan capital under extra-tight security on May 22 on the second leg of his first official trip since taking office in March after a visit to Pakistan’s and China’s arch rival, India.
Chinese Premier Minister Li Keqiang vowed to strengthen his country’s partnership with Pakistan Wednesday as he began an official visit less than a fortnight after the country’s general election. The long-time allies will look to use the two-day trip to boost trade ties, and Li will meet prime minister-elect Nawaz Sharif — who has not yet been sworn in — as well as holding talks with senior officials. Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) party swept to victory in the May 11 general election on a promise to revitalise the struggling economy. Help from its giant northern neighbour will be important to this. Trade between China and Pakistan hit an annual $12 billion for the first time last year, according to Islamabad’s foreign ministry, and the two sides plan to raise this to $15 billion in the next two to three years. Li arrived in Pakistan after a visit to arch-rival India, where he promised to open China’s vast domestic market wider to India and forge a “dynamic trade balance” with the South Asian giant.
Apple (AAPL) announced that it surpassed more than 50 billion apps downloaded on its App Store on Thursday, however the number of apps offered is only half the battle in the burgeoning mobile software market.The App Store, the exclusive source for downloading apps for use on Apple’s mobile devices, launched in July 2008 with just 500 apps. Today, more than 800 per second are downloaded at a rate or more than two billion per month. In early January, Apple announced that it surpassed 40 billion downloads.
Ahead of re-polling on some polling stations of NA-250 in Karachi, Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani assured Chief Election Commissioner Fakhruddin G Ebrahim of the continuation of army’s full support.
The army chief assured the CEC about the army’s support in the upcoming re-elections on different constituencies, particularly in some parts of Karachi where elections are to be conducted again due to problems the first time round.
Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States Sherry Rehman has tendered her resignation from the post, while congratulating the new Parliament emerging from last Saturday’s election, the Pakistani embassy said here on Monday evening.
“Congratulating the new Parliament on its election, Ambassador Sherry Rehman has sent in her resignation to the (interim) Prime Minister, saying that it is time a new envoy come in as quickly as possible so that there is no gap in the Pakistan-US relationship.”
Pakistan People’s Party leader Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan has announced withdrawal of her candidature in favour of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Usman Dar in National Assembly constituency NA-110-Sialkot.
The injured Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Thursday said Allah Almighty will not let him die until he accomplishes the goal of making Quaid’s Pakistan and called upon the nation to reject the status quo on May 11.
All public and private education institutions across Punjab and Sindh provinces will remain closed for from May 8 to 13 while in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan from May 9 to 12 due to upcoming general elections in the country.
All the Politic leader prays for Imran Khan health and have expressed deep shock at the unfortunate mishap in which PTI leader Imran Khan fell from the lifter that was supposed to carry him to the stage.
We come to know that Imran Khan is out of danger. Our correspodant inform that Senior Doctor of Shaukat Khannum Memorial Hospital Doctor Shafique briefing the media persons has said Imran Khan’s condition was out of danger and no fracture has been reported in the C T Scan.
He said the wounds on his face have been stitched and advised him a bed rest.
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A candidate running for Pakistan’s national assembly at historic polls next week was shot dead on Friday along with his three-year-old son in Karachi, police said.
It is the first time that a national assembly candidate has been killed in Pakistan’s election campaign. Campaigning has been marred by Taliban threats and attacks, which have killed 62 people since April 11, according to an AFP tally.
Mr Saddiq Zaman Khattak was a candidate for the Awami National Party (ANP), the leading secular party in Pakistan’s ethnic Pastun north-west. A senior party leader said he had received threats.
“He was returning from a mosquee after his Friday prayers with his three-year-old son when gunmen on a motorbike opened fire. Both were killed,” police spokesman Imran Shaukat told AFP.
The address will begin at 8:30pm live and will be aired on all media channels. Radio Pakistan announced that the address will also be broadcast on radio.
As the country edges closer to the historic May 11 polls, the Election Commission of Pakistan and interim government cannot see eye-to-eye on whose responsibility it is to provide the security needed to ensure peaceful and transparent elections.
With pre-poll violence continuing unabated, the ECP on Thursday declined caretaker Prime Minister Mir Hazar Khan Khoso’s decision to place the administrative control of the National Crisis Management Cell, presently working under the interior ministry, at the disposal of the election commission.
Pakistan Peoples Party has finally made its mind to enter into an alliance with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf to form the next government in order to continue the ongoing democratic process in the country.
The announcement for a possible alliance with any political party, including rival PTI, apparently came at a time when PPP’s top leadership sensed ‘tough electoral test’ in the May 11 general elections.
PPP Secretary General Sardar Latif Khan Khosa revealed on Thursday that his party could form an alliance with any political party to form the next government ‘for the best of democracy’, but the premier would be from his party.
“Our alliance with MQM, PML-Q and ANP is still intact,” Khosa claimed.
70,000 army soldiers will be deployed throughout the country during the election and 50 army helicopters will also be in use. The helicopters will primarily be used in Balochistan and far flung areas of the country.
The Peshawar High Court has dismissed former president, General (retd) Pervez Musharraf’s appeal against the disqualification of his nomination papers from NA-32 Chitral and placed a lifetime ban on him for contesting elections.
The government has claimed that power loadshedding would reduce by three hours in a day from Monday through the measures taken, including providing subsidy and gas to power plants for additional electricity generation.
The government decided to provide Rs 45 billion subsidy and 150 mmcfd gas to the power plants that would reduce the timing of power outages in the country. The government’s measures would reduce the gap between demand and supply and reduce loadshedding in the country.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman, Imran Khan has called Shahbaz Sharif a ‘dramay baaz’ (actor) and says the former Punjab chief minister should act in films.
Addressing an election rally in Muzaffargarh, Khan said the PML-N could not change the system during their previous terms and it was not likely that they could change it during five years. “Those parties who destroy the system when in power cannot change it.”
According to Khan, the PTI would be celebrating on the evening of May 11.
The president’s spokesman has urged the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to direct leaders of political parties, particularly the PML-N, to desist from “political attacks” against the person of President Asif Ali Zardari.
Sana Safinaz prêt-à-porter collection was showcased at the Dolmen Mal with a bang! The doors of the store will open for public on 27th April, 2013.
A wide range of clothing line available in variegated colours, but also accessories and shoes which compliments them. The price range starts from Rs 3000 for lawn suits, Rs 4200 for evening wear and Rs 15,000 for the Chikan Kari and goes up from there, radically.
Chief Minister Punjab Najam Sethi has asked both the Minister for Petroleum & Natural Resources as well as the Minister for Water & Power to resolve energy supply issue of textile industry in Punjab by Sunday morning. He has constituted a committee of both the ministries and APTMA members to discuss the matter in detail and come up with a workable solution by Sunday morning.
The party of Pakistan vote hopeful Imran Khan said on Wednesday “a horde of 100 miscreants” attacked his home and beat his brother-in-law, as they accused the government of failing to provide security.
At least 34 people were killed while 80 others sustained injuries as a severe earthquake jolted parts of the country including urban centres Karachi, Hyderabad, Quetta, Abbottabad, Islamabad and Lahore.
Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf was forced to flee a courtroom on Thursday moments after judges ordered his arrest, dealing a fresh blow to hopes of reviving his political career at next month’s general elections.
Prime Minister Raja Pervaizz Ashraf on Wednesday directed that equitable load shedding should be ensured throughout the country, besides taking special measures regarding load shedding in the month of Ramazan.
The cabinet also decided that there would be no load shedding at the time of taraveeh, sehar and iftar.
Ministry of Water and Power would set up an interactive website where public could register their complaints if there was unscheduled load shedding during the specified timings, the cabinet was informed. The complaints would be redressed immediately, said the ministry’s officials.
Lassi is most popular and traditional drink of Pakistan. It is commonly drink during summer days. It is a perfect drink for breakfast to give a boost of energy in the morning but mostly taken with lunch as hot-weather refreshment. Continue reading Lassi, Pakistani traditional drink
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