Jul 29

Shahbaz Sharif announces financial assistance for position holder student of Kasur

Mian Shahbaz SharifLAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has announced financial assistance for meeting the educational expenditure of a student Haroon of Kasur who has achieved prominent position in matriculation examination.

According to TheNewsTribe’s correspondent from Punjab capital city Lahore, Haroon is the son of a local plumber.

The Chief Minister said that the students like Haroon are a precious asset of the nation who despite financial problems achieved prominent position in examinations through their hard work and determination.

“All problems can be overcome with courage and steadfastness.”

Shahbaz Sharif said that Punjab government is implementing a comprehensive programme for the encouragement of talented girl and boy students and not only educational scholarships are being given to them for studying at prestigious educational institutions but they are also being sent on study tour abroad.

The Chief Minister also congratulated the father of Haroon.

Jul 27

KPK govt’s bid for moving justice as 1st mobile court launched

KPK mobile courtsPESHAWAR: In what could be said a unique bid to provide justice to citizens, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government launches first Mobile Court in the province.

The moving justice or Mobile Court has been launched for the first time in the provincial capital of Peshawar in collaboration with foreign donors.

The court aimed at providing justice at the doorstep of the people, who usually have to face a humiliation of years before they could get justice from the normal courts.

KPK government has planned 11 such courts in the province including four in Peshawar, three in Malakand Division, two in Hazara Division and two in other districts.

The beautifully adorned buses have been painted with green and white colours with interior gives you the sense of a court, but a congested one.

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Jul 27

Pakistani model Mathira wishes Zardari happy birthday

mathira zaradiISLAMABAD: Pakistani model Mathira wishes the countrys president Asif Ali Zardari happy birthday.

Mathira said “We remember Shahrukh Khan’s birthday, we remember Katrina Kaif’s birthday, but we never remember the birthday of the man who runs this country,” said Mathira.

Expressing her fondness for President Zardari, she said “the man has a personality.” “I really like that guy I think he’s great. I wanted to do something special for him on his birthday and so I did.”

In her very own Marilyn Monroe moment, the official Lux Style Awards Facebook page posted a photo of Mathira holding a cupcake in her hand to wish President Asif Ali Zardari, whose birthday falls on July 26. A statement on the corner of the picture read: “Happy Birthday, Mr President.”

While speaking to The Express Tribune about her photo, which went viral just a few hours after its release, she exclaimed that the “birthday boy” should have a great time. “We remember Shahrukh Khan’s birthday, we remember Katrina Kaif’s birthday, but we never remember the birthday of the man who runs this country,” said Mathira.

Expressing her fondness for President Zardari, she said “the man has a personality.” “I really like that guy (President Zardari), I think he’s great. I wanted to do something special for him [on his birthday] and so I did.”
“The best thing about him is that he has a ‘personality’,” continued Mathira. “Believe it or not, he can turn heads around when he enters the room.”

“People and the media don’t see his positive side. We make jokes about him, we belittle him. We forget that he has the country’s responsibility on his shoulders.”

Mathira hopes that Zardari is elected as president for a second term, too. “We should not place blame on him for everything that goes wrong in the country. No one knows what he must be going through.”

Jul 09

Ramadan 2013 moon sighting in Pakistan today: 1st Ramadan on July 11 likely

ramazan 2013KARACHI: Bracing up for announcement of sighing of moon for the holy month of Ramadan, Central Ruet e Hilal Committee will be sitting this evening to sight the moon.

The committee is the official body for the official pronouncement of the start of Ramadan in the country, a home of 180 million out of which majority are Muslims.

In Saudi Arabia, the local bodies had announced last night that moon was not sighted, so the Ramadan will start from July 10.

“Astronomical parameters suggest Ramadan moon may not be sighted on July 9 in Pakistan due to unclear weather, therefore, the beginning of holy month may fall on July 10.”

Met department officials say that crescent will not be visible through naked eyes and could be seen only through telescope. So chances are that the Ramadan will start from Thursday July 11.

In Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa, the local scholars will be sitting in Masjid Mahabat Khan to collect evidences regarding moon sighting in the province.