Archive for December, 2005

Transport Problems

After the closure of a franchised bus services in the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad, the private transporters have once again resorted to their old practices of over charging, not completing their routes and misbehaving with the passengers.
The commuters are now-a-days are suffering a lot and facing great hardships as the private wagon owners and drivers have failed to provide proper travelling facilities to the passengers. Majority of the wagon drivers and licensed owners of routes, 1 and 3, have made it their privilege of parking their vehicles at Faizabad by forcefully disembarking the passengers who wanted to travel for longer distances.
The drivers of the private transport pick the passengers from Islamabad and forcefully asked them to disembark the wagon at Faizabad to earn more profit on the route. They off load the passengers at Faizabad and pick other passengers for the last stop to get more fare from them, a frequent passenger and a civil servant Chaudhry Muhammad Sharif complained .
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Pak Army peacekeepers off to Sudan

Another Batch of 275 Pakistani peacekeepers felt here from Islamabad Airport to serve under UN flag in Sudan. The Contingent comprised officers and men of Infantry, Engineers, Army Services Corps, Medical, and Aviation.PakArmy_UN_UNAMSIL_SierraLeone_UN_003.jpg
Commander Corps Signals Brig Waqar Ahmed while bidding adieu to the departing troops wished them a happy stay in the Sudan. He said that Pakistan Army carries a very high standard of professionalism as peacekeepers. He exhorted the troops to maintain those lofty traditions which their predecessors have set while performing under UN hag around the world.
It may he mentioned here that Pakistan Army contingent comprising more than 1300 troops will be deployed under UN flag in Sudan in next one month.

Quake jolts Islamabad. Muzaffarabad, Abbot Abad and adjoining localities

Earthquake jolts of various intensities were felt in Islamabad, Muzaffarabad, Abbotabad, and upper areas of Pakistan in the small hours of this morning. There was no report of any casualties.

According to Geo TV extreme jolts of earthquake were felt at 3.15 am which also shaken Balakot, and other adjoining localities due to which people ran out of their homes in panic.

Despite extreme cold in various areas people remained outside their homes. However, the Met Office did not come up with intensity and other details of the earthquake.

NADRA expands bills payment network

NADRA has installed around 40 machines in Karachi and Islamabad while the number will grow to 500 by June 2006 and by March 2006 it will add Sargodha, Multan, Lahore, Rawalpindi and Peshawar into its bills payment machine network. NADRA has already signed MoU for usage of these machines by customers of Sui Southern and Sui Northern Gas companies, Islamabad and Karachi Electric Supply Corporations besides Ufone, Instaphone and Warid Telecom.

Revision of Capital

A London-based consultant firm, Mott McDonald Pakistan (MMP), has submitted technical proposals to the Capital Development Authority for planned revision of Islamabad master plan, CDA sources said Tuesday.
The firm will also give a presentation to the CDA Board this week, the sources said.
The proposals take into account views of public representatives, residents, representatives of professional bodies, cooperative societies, welfare societies, NGOs, planners and others,” a CDA official said. The CDA contracted the MMP early this year to suggest measures to revise the master plan that was drawn up over four decades. The firm was also commissioned to prepare a master plan for Zone IV of the federal capital.
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National Jr athletic c-ship to be held in Islamabad

The Secretary, National Junior Athletics Championship, Khalid Mahmood, Tuesday said National Junior Athletic Championship would be held here on Wednesday.

Talking to Geo TV, he said this one-day event would be held at Jinnah Sports Complex, in which teams from four provinces and Islamabad would participate.

According to him there would be 11 boys and 10 girls disciplines of U-19 event. He said a total of 200 athletes would participate in 21 disciplines.

Source: Geo.tv

Ban on shopping bags

Government had banned the manufacture and sale of black shopping bags three years ago, this was done to control environmental pollution in the first instance. Now the second phase is due to start ban on the shopping bag is the need of the hour. The Govt should take in the confidence the factory owners before doing this.

AJK Varsity

ISLAMABAD: The temporary campus of Azad Jammu Kashmir University was set up at National Institution of Science and Technical Education in H-8 Sector here on Monday.

The building of Azad Jammu Kashmir University was damaged in the October 08 earthquake. After the earthquake, Pakistan government was requested to give suitable sight for temporary campus of the university.

The administration Azad Jammu and Kashmir University has asked the students to contact phone No. 051-9258787 for further information.

Source: Geo.TV

4,500 successful applicants for plots

The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has issued intimation letters to 4,500 successful applicantsfor plots and flats in Islamabad

magnitude-5.2 earthquake

A magnitude-5.2 earthquake shook Pakistan’s capital and the northwestern region on Sunday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
The quake shortly after 1 p.m. shook buildings in Islamabad, where some residents ran out of their homes, Geo television reported.
The state-run Seismological Center in the northwestern city of Peshawar said the moderate quake was centered 125 miles northeast of Peshawar.

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