Category: Pakistan

Survival kit for the earthquakes

Collosal is the loss of the Kashmir earthquake of October 8, 2005: Approximately 38,000 were injured and over 3.5 million rendered homeless. An estimated 19,000 children died in the earthquake, most of them in widespread collapses of school buildings. The…

NLA delegation calls on KUs LIS chairperson

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi (Pakistan News & Features Services) A delegation of the National Library Association (NLA), headed by its President, Muzaffar Ali Shah, called on Prof Dr Farhat Hussain, the newly appointed chairperson of the University of Karachis Department…

A question of value-adding literacy

” Seldom pondered and realized that literacy is the root of character building. Difficult to believe real literacy teaches, nurtures and blossoms mutual patience, tolerance and fellow feeling towards mutual goodwill, cheers and happiness. ” — PJ.   World Literacy…

NLA honours Ahsan Rafiq

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi (Pakistan News & Features Services) The National Library Association (NLA) organized a reception in the honour of the California-based eminent scholar and orator, Ahsan Rafiq, in Karachi on August 29. The ceremony, attended by more than…

Radio for a brighter Pakistan

Pakistan refers to purity, promise and potential. Here in question is the commoner, the majority of the people of Pakistan. It is a matter of Gross National Happiness or quality of life of our people aslyrics Schumacher with “small is…

Pinching prices, sinking hearts

Even thinking or talking of any remedies how to grapple with the spiraling and uncontrollable price-hike is a very tough ask, what to talk of actually implementing fanciful ideas and solutions for the rocketing prices! While inflation is round-the-year phenomenon…

Crackdown on Railways vendors, restaurants

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi (Pakistan News & Features Services) Upon the special directives of the Divisional Superintendent, Railways, Karachi, Muhammad Hanif Gul, a crackdown was carried out by the Divisional Commercial Officer (DCO), Nasir Nazeer, on vending stalls, restaurants and…

Railways high-ups meet freight transporters

Railways high-ups meet freight transporters

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi (Pakistan News & Features Services) The Chief Executive Officer and Senior General Manager of Pakistan Railways, Nisar Ahmed Memon, and the Divisional Superintendent, Karachi, Muhammad Hanif Gul, held an important meeting with freight transporters to resolve…