Archive for March, 2006

Pakistani Phd scholars for Geneva

Pakistani students will be enrolled for PhD programmes in the University of Geneva under a Memorandum of Understanding signed by the Higher Education Commission and the Faculty of Sciences, University of Geneva. HEC spokesman in a statement here Thursday said that “The MoU” was signed by, Prof. AndrĂ© Hurst, Rector of the University and Prof. Pierre Spierer, Dean of the Faculty of Sciences. The ceremony was attended by Ms. Fauzia Abbas, and Dr. Imtinan Elahi Qureshi Minister (Technical), Permanent Mission of Pakistan to UN in Geneva.
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CDA start works on Arts n Craft Village

The Capital Development Authority is to start work from May one on carving out an Arts and Crafts Village at the foot of Islamabad’s scenic Margalla hills. The rupee 120 million project aimed at showcasing the country’s cultural heritage and promoting handicrafts will be completed in one year. The CDA has acquired 25 acres of land from private owners for the project designed by consultant Naeem Pasha, who was selected from amongst several competitors
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Spring is in the air

Bright yellow flowers and dark roses … its spring time again!
That yellow bunch

China bus service

Welcoming the launch of bus Service between China and Pakistan, President Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) said that bus service would enhance trade and economic ties between two friendly countries.

“Bus Service between Gilgit and Kashgar will be a welcome step and help increase trade transaction. It will help easy movement of commodities and make travel easy for business persons besides common people”, Jalil Malik said while talking to reporters here on Friday.

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Beautification along five major Capital roads

The Capital Development Authority has completed the work of landscaping and growing flower beds along five major roads in the Capital. The beautification process has been undertaken at a cost Rs 16 million along National Park Road, Margalla Road, Islamabad Highway, Jinnah Avenue and Constitution Avenue, CDA Director Environment Iftikhar Awan said Tuesday.
He said the flower beds include cherry, pansy, parsley, flax, and other ornamental varieties of bright and brilliant colors. The urban and rural divisions of the Environment Directorate have been asked to grow as many seasonal plants and flowers as possible in every part of the Capital, he said.
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Basant’s kite flying mishaps

Last week (thursday) a 19 year old student died of excessive bleeding in Islamabad’s twin city Rawalpindi as a result of a “chemically coated / ground- glass covered” kite wire sliting his throat. As colorful and cultural this old Pakistani tradition might be, the stigma of kite-flying-related deaths has come to haunt Basant this time with a vengeance. Lets hope that people enjoying kite flying on rooftops waiting for a “Bo-Kata” learn to be responsible for their actions.

Spring brings colour to capital

Spring in Islamabad is arguably the most beaut! iful season of the year, as flowers bloom and shrubs and plants sprout in greenery. Yellow blossoms all around here are adding colour to the air, depicting the truth that “Flowers are a blessing”.

Humming a different tune

Paktel, the pioneer of mobile telephony in Pakistan and the most dynamic innovator of value added products and services, has yet again broken new ground by introducing “Hi Tunes” for its customers. A move that has once again reinforced its position as the trendsetter in the cellular industry in Pakistan.
No longer will callers to Paktel GSM numbers have to listen to same boring beeps as they do on all other networks. Rather they will be pleasantly surprised to hear delightful music, hilarious jokes, celebrity voices, and a myriad of other sound clips.
Furthermore, it will also allow Paktel subscribers, both post-paid and pre-paid, greater flexibility to customize their user profile, and also personalize the experience of callers to their numbers, as compared to the impersonal ring back tones that they must endure while calling other networks.
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FM radio licences

he First part of phase-IV to award FM radio licences for 47 districts of Pakistan accomplished on Wednesday, through an open and transparent bidding.

Bidding was held to award 10 licences on first day in a local hotel here at Islamabad. Bidding for another 37 FM radio licences will commence on Thursday (Today).

The names of cities for which bidding for awarding FM radio licences are: Peshawar, Quetta, Hafizabad, Okara, Bahawalnagar, Pakpattan, Thatha, Ghotki, Badin and Shikarpur.
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