Category Archives: General

KP Governor directs for promotion of qualitative activities in universities

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra has directed for promotion of qualitative and research based activities in universities of the province.

Presiding over the senate meeting of Khyber Medical University in Peshawar today (Wednesday), he said higher medical education institutes play a vital role in development of medical sector.

The meeting approved annual budget of the university for previous and current fiscal years.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Govt constructing RCC Bridge to connect far off villages with main roads: CM GB

Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Hafiz Hafeez-ur-Rehman has said that Government is constructing RCC Bridge to connect far off villages with main roads.

This he said while talking to flood affectees in Bago village, near Gilgit.

He said Provincial Government will not leave alone the flood affectees at this crucial juncture and utilized all available resources for their rehabilitation.

He directed to the official concerned to call tender of water supply scheme and construction of primary school building within a week.

He also announced construction of one kilometer road in Bargo.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Govt constructing RCC Bridge to connect far off villages with main roads: CM GB

Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Hafiz Hafeez-ur-Rehman has said that Government is constructing RCC Bridge to connect far off villages with main roads.

This he said while talking to flood affectees in Bago village, near Gilgit.

He said Provincial Government will not leave alone the flood affectees at this crucial juncture and utilized all available resources for their rehabilitation.

He directed to the official concerned to call tender of water supply scheme and construction of primary school building within a week.

He also announced construction of one kilometer road in Bargo.

Source: Radio Pakistan

OIC, Hedayah Center hold workshop on combating terrorism, violent extremism

The Sawt Al-Hikmah (Voice of Wisdom) Center of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the International Center for Excellence in the Fight against Violent Extremism (Hedayah) held a joint workshop on countering violent extremism in the member states at the OIC headquarters in Jeddah on Monday.

In his speech at the opening of the workshop, OIC Secretary General Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen said that the Sawt Al-Hikmah Center devised a plan to coordinate the efforts of the centers concerned with combating violent extremism and terrorism in the Islamic countries. The Sawt Al-Hikmah will invite those centers to showcase their experiences in this field.

“The Hedayah Center is one of the many initiatives and efforts the United Arab Emirates is making to promote tolerance, prevent the dangers of terrorism and dry up its thought sources and prevent extremists from hijacking the true religion, Al-Othaimeen said in his statement delivered on his behalf by Dr. Abdullah Altayer, director general of the Cabinet and chief advisor at the OIC General Secretariat.

The secretary general stated that there are many initiatives in the OIC member states that believe in fighting terrorism and extremism ideologically in the Islamic world. He added that Saudi Arabia, host of the OIC headquarters, has its distinct initiatives, namely the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology (Etidal), the Ideological War Center of the Islamic Military Counter-Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC), and Prince Khalid Al-Faisal Center for Moderation at King Abdulaziz University.

The OIC chief stressed that fighting fanaticism and extremism does not mean promoting decadence and driving Muslim societies into the other extreme. He echoed the words of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, with saying: Our message to all is that there is no place among us for an extremist who sees moderation as degeneration and exploits our tolerant religion to achieve his goals. There is no place among us for a degenerated one who sees our war on extremism as a means to disseminate decadence and exploits the facilitation of the religion to achieve his goals.

For his part, Executive Director of Hedayah Maqsoud Kruse made a presentation on the Center’s activities, programs and methods of cooperation with different countries and similar centers.

It is noteworthy that the OIC signed a memorandum of understanding with Hedayah Center for cooperation in a number of areas, including the implementation of joint activities in the field of countering extremist ideologies; promoting balance and moderation; holding periodic meetings to address the emerging issues related to terrorism; and sharing information and experiences in the area of joint action to counter terrorism and extremism.

Source: International Islamic News Agency

Security Council calls on Damascus to work with de Mistura on constitutional committee

UN Security Council has called on Damascus to work with UN Special Envoy for Syria on the creation of a constitutional committee.

Sweden’s UN Representative Olof Skoog in informal comments to the media after a Security Council briefing by de Mistura on the situation in Syria said, members of the council have reiterated their full support for his leadership to facilitate a viable enduring political solution to the Syrian conflict.

The briefing included mention of UN Resolution 2254, which calls for a ceasefire along with a political settlement in Syria.

The next meeting on the crisis in Syria will take place on Monday in Russia’s Black Sea resort of Sochi between Russia, Iran and Turkey, where de Mistura will be discussing the constitutional committee as well as the Syrian conflict in general.

Source: Radio Pakistan

11 killed in terror attack on mosque in Nigeria

In Nigeria, at least eleven people were killed today in a suicide attack on a mosque in northeastern state of the country.

All of the victims were worshippers.

Source: Radio Pakistan