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Pakistan Announces Science And Technology Scholarships

The Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS) has announced ten (10) Masters level Scholarships for candidates from Member States of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
 
The Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS) has announced ten (10) Masters level Scholarships for candidates from Member States of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).
 
 

50 degrees heat during 15 hours fasting in Pakistan

Source : OnIslam / 30 Jun 2014

Expecting temperatures to hit fifty degrees, Pakistanis are bracing for a "scorching" Ramadan as many parts of the country will be in grip of blistering heatwave in July, the hottest month in Pakistan.

 

Pakistan's first women-only bus service

Source : BBC / 25 Mar 2014

Authorities in Pakistan have launched a minibus service exclusively for women travelling between the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad.

 

Pakistan: Malala book launch at university halted

Source : AP / 29 Jan 2014

A Pakistani university intending to hold a ceremony launching a book by a teenage activist shot by the Taliban called off the event over security concerns in the country’s northwest on Tuesday, government and university officials said.

Sarfraz Khan, director of the Area Study Center of the University of Peshawar, said the ceremony was to launch Malala Yousafzai’s book “I am Malala.” But campus police told him to cancel the event due to safety concerns.

 

Allama Iqbal: Pakistan's ideological founder

Source : World Bulletin / 13 Nov 2013

Sir Muhammad Iqbal, commonly known as Allama Iqbal, is a celebrated classical poet, philosopher and politician whose vision inspired millions of people – not only on the Indian subcontinent but around the world.

Born November 9, 1877 to a middle-class family in Sialkot, a city that borders the Himalayan region of Kashmir, Iqbal is considered one of the most important figures in Urdu and Persian literature.

 

Islamabad to Have Science Museum Soon

By Daily Times / 8 Oct 2013

The Pakistan Science Museum will be established at Shakarparian for promotion of research in the country.

Summary for approval had been submitted to the Ministry of Science and Technology, while allocation of land by the Capital Development Authority (CDA) is under way, an official said.

The PSF will sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the University of Rome, National Science Foundation, Turkish Academy of Sciences and ECO- Institute of Environmental S&T Iran for collaboration.

 

Falling Pakistan rupee raises pilgrimage cost

By Irfan Mohammed / 3 Sep 2013

The continuing depreciation of the Pakistani rupee against the dollar has had an impact on the cost of Haj for Pakistanis. This is in addition to an increase in Haj expenses in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Some 143,368 pilgrims are scheduled to arrive from Pakistan next week.

The falling rupee has also had a negative impact on the cost of oil, resulting in an increase in airfares.

 

Strong youth support for Shariah in Pakistan

By AFP / 3 Apr 2013

More than half of young Pakistanis believe democracy has not been good for their country and nearly 40 percent are in favor of having Islamic sharia rule, according to a survey published Wednesday.

Pakistan goes to the polls in a historic general election on May 11, but the report by the British Council found deep pessimism about the political system among voters aged 18 to 29.

 

37 Hindus convert to Islam in Matli

By Sameer Mandhro : The Express Tribune | Karachi /Dec. 13/2011

On Saturday, 37 people from seven Hindu families converted to Islam in Matli. They claim that more families will be embracing the religion in the coming weeks.

 
 

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