Archive for February, 2006

Margalla Road’s rich colors

Margalla Road East
This photo (posted on my Flickr site) was taken over the last weekend after rain washed Islamabad clean. Travelling on Margalla Road (actually named Khayaban-e-Iqbal, but who cares!) is one of the best experiences in Islamabad.

PIA new Boeing 777 landed in islamabad

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) became the first aviation firm to introduce the latest Boeing 777- 200 LR in its fleet after Boeing’s representatives handed over the aircraft to PIA administration officials from Karachi and Islamabad on Monday.

777’s inaugural flight that took off from Manchester on Sunday February 26 landed in Islamabad on Monday. The aircraft flew from Seattle to Manchester, from where it flew on its first commercial flight to Islamabad full to capacity. PIA’s new Boeing 777-LR seats 310 passengers’ – 35 business class seats and the rest economy plus and economy seats.

PAC Kamra to produce Boeing parts

Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz will be the chief guest at the launching ceremony of Boeing Parts Production at Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) Kamra today (Monday).

As an offshoot of the purchase contract of eight Boeing 777 aircraft by PIA, an agreement was negotiated with Boeing Company for production of some Boeing parts at PAC Kamra and PIA Precision Engineering Complex, Karachi. Prior to this agreement Boeing Company carried out a meticulous surve of the PAC facilities. After evaluation of all the necessary infrastructure expertise and internationally recognized Quality System Boeing offered transfer of technology to (TOT) Boeing Quality Management System (BQMS) Certification training and technical support to Pakistan aeronautical complex.

Clear weather predicted over next week

Westerly waves will likely cause intermittent showers on Sunday in Rawalpindi and Islamabad but clear weather is expected next week, Director General Meteorological Department Dr. Qamar-uz-Zaman said Saturday.

From February 27 to March 5 the twin cities are expected to have clear sky with temperature rising to some extent during the period, he said.The next spell of intermittent rains is likely to start from March 7 and continue for three days, the weather expert said.

CDA to compensate D-12 affected people

Capital Development Authority (CDA) will compensate D-12 affectees within the time limit of three months, CDA Chairman Kamran Lashari said, while signing agreement with the D-12 affectees and the Authority here Saturday.

The residential sector was acquired in 1989 and since then the allottees are waiting to construct their houses because the matter of compensation of affectees halted the development work.

Helping elderly :)

n old man walks past a para-military man standing guard on a road leading to the Parliament House

Fierce but friendly … !

Two Baloch Regiment soldiers sporting fierce moustaches stand outside a medical camp in Shinkiari to bid farewell to the US unit which was running it with a friendly message in the background.

Demonstrations Continue

Students from a seminary hold a demonstration against the publication of blasphemous cartoons at Aabpara Chowk

Honey Comb

A man removes an artificial honeycomb from a box to extract honey


Adviser to PM on Women Development Nilofar Bakhtiar takes interest in an artwork at an exhibition

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