Following the directives of federal government, the AJK government has decided to accumulate data of all the Madrassahs (seminaries) of Azad Kashmir.
AJK sources informed that the data would be for information purposes only, and there were no endeavors of any crackdown against these seminaries, except those involved in illegal activities.
The incharge of seminaries would be taken into full confidence over the issue, while scouring these 236 registered, and unlimited of unregistered seminaries belonging to various other sects.
Pakistan and China on Thursday agreed to complete all projects in the stipulated time for the production of JF17 thunder fighter jets and latest F-22 P Frigates for Pakistan Navy and other matters relating to defense.
These views were expressed during Defense Minister Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar four-day visit to China. He visited China on the invitation of his counterpart Gen Liang Gunaglie. He was accompanied by a high powered delegation representing Pakistan, Navy, Pakistan Army and Air Force.
During his meeting with various Chinese high ups including Vice President Xi Jinping and State Councilor in China, Pak-China Military leadership assured that defense needs of the country will be catered at all costs thick and thin.
It was further told that both leadership were positive to enhance defense relations adding all projects like production of JF17 thunder fighter jets and others, which are joint venture of Pakistan, and China has been ensured to be completed in specific time.
They expressed satisfaction over progress on JF-17 and F-22 P Frigates.
Defense Minister reassured China's help in strengthening defence and security cooperation in all areas.
An eighteen member delegation headed by Dr. Muhammad Yusuf Farooqi, Director Shariah Academy, International Islamic University, Islamabad and consisting of other 17 members associated with different fields of Law from all over the Pakistan called on Dr. Faqir Hussain, Registrar Supreme Court and Secretary Law and Justice Commission of Pakistan in Supreme Court Building, Islamabad on Thursday
Members of the delegation included senior judicial officers in the subordinate courts, prosecution agencies, investigation agencies, Federal Government and forces. Dr. Faqir Hussain explained to the delegation the composition and functions of the Law and Justice Commission of Pakistan, National Judicial (Policy Making) Committee as well as the functions of the two bodies. He also responded to the questions/explanations/clarifications sought by the members of the delegation. The implementation of National Judicial Policy 2009 also came up for discussion and its silent points were explained to the delegation.
Federal Government on Thursday has regularized 98 officials working in FIA on various posts. They were previously working on Contract Basis.
Interior Ministry says that after the formal approval of the summary by President Asif Ali Zardari 98 officials have been regularized who were deployed in FIA and working on contract basis since last many years.
These officials were drafted in PPP's tenure in 1989.
The regularized employees include 9 Assistant Directors, 20 inspectors, 20 Sub Inspectors and ASIs respectively belonging from Peshawar and other areas.
United Nations on Thursday has underlined that so far 385000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) have gone back safe and sound to their homes urging the need that before that start of Monsoon Season it must be ensured that all the families are sent back.
These views were expressed by UN Human Relief Coordinator in Pakistan Wolfgang Herbinger in a Press Conference on Thursday.
He was of the view that during the military operation most of the crops have been destroyed while thousands of animals killed in the operation.
He was of the view that hundreds of affectees have started returning to their homes in Pakistan's scenic valley of Swat with deeply ambivalent emotions, following a two month-long army offensive against the Taliban which displaced millions.
The men, women and children were happy to leave behind the sufferings they faced at the temporary refugee camps for weeks, but they were not sure whether the situation at home has really improved and whether they could rebuild their shattered lives again.
Hundreds of houses, government buildings and bridges are destroyed. The government is still struggling to restore water, electricity and gas supply in many areas. Health services are almost collapsed.
He said that billion of dollars would be needed for rehabilitation and reconstruction in the first year alone.
He pointed that Rehabilitation and reconstruction would take years, but the first major concern for the people in Swat and nearby areas is security.
He said that till the end of July, the total number of loses and needs could be estimated.
Replying to a question, he said that he appeals to the International Community to come forward as out of 543 million only 343 percent funds have been provided to them.
He further added that it is need of hour to construct schools and vocational training institutes in the war-torn areas.
President Asif Ali Zardari Thursday directed that a comprehensive plan be prepared so that within one year every eligible citizen gets a computerized national identity card and no one is left without this basic document.
The Presidential directive was issued after the President noted the slow pace of issuance of CNICs from a weekly NADRA report.
Spokesperson to the President former Senator Farhat Ullah Babar said that the President expressed concern over the very slow pace and observed that with this pace it would take several years to issue CNICs to eligible citizens.
The president also directed that the plan be prepared and got approved by the Cabinet within one month.
The Presidential directive in fact means that every eligible citizen should have a CNIC by August next year, the Spokesperson said.
Women should take care of their health and diet particularly during pregnancy, said Dr. Nabeela Ali, chief of party of PAIMAN.
Speaking as chief guest at Soya Supreme Cooking Class at Islamabad Hotel, she said that weak and sick mothers could not produce healthy babies. She said that majority of Pakistan women do not care much about spacing between two births and as a result iron deficiency is common among women. She urged upon mothers to use balanced diet and make Pakistani a healthy nation.
Dr. Nabeela Ali said that women can play a vital role in saving precious national resources that are being spent on treating illness due to carelessness in eating and diet. She suggested that women should support and educate each other about their problems and illnesses.
Dr. Fakhra said that by enhancing their cooking skills women would not only win the hearts of their family members with delicious food but if applied commercially this skill can also be a source of income.
Representative of Soya Supreme Syma Nausheen, GM of the Islamabad Hotel Ihtisham-ul-Haqm and event manager Ms. Abmreen Khan were also present on the occasion. Besides cooking, songs and eating competition were also part of the class. Winners of different items of the class were given prizes and gifts.
The flag of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) from different highways and roads of Islamabad would be removed by July 27.
On the directives of Political Secretary of President and leader of PPP Senator Raza Abidi, the concerned authorities have been asked to remove flags of ruling PPP from different highways and roads of Islamabad.
On August 1st, the Pakistan's flag would be displayed at every road and highway of Islamabad in connection with country's independent day August 14.
It may be recalled here Central Information Secretary Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) Ahsan Iqbal expressed concern over displaying of PPP's flags at Islamabad.
Federal education ministry has sent a summary to regularize daily wages teachers of Islamabad model colleges to Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani for approval.
Round about 512 daily wages teachers of Islamabad model colleges would be regularized. In first phase, 300 daily wages teachers would be regularized.
Director General Federal Directorate of Education Attiq-ur-Rehman told Online that the decision to send summary to Prime Minister to regularize daily wages teachers of model colleges was taken in the meeting held under the chairmanship of Federal Education minister.
He hoped that the summary would be approved soon and in first phase teachers who were imparting education for last 4 years would be regularized in first phase, he said.
The Barani Agricultural University has announced to give six Ph.D scholarships in various fields, aiming to improve its teaching department.
Sources in the University told that the scholarships would be given for studies in the prominent universities of the world.
The fields in which scholarships to be given included biochemistry, biotechnology, agriculture, plant biotechnology and bio-informatics.
The last date of submitting applications for the scholarships is August 6.