Islamabad Expo 2011

To highlight the role of women entrepreneurs, an exclusive exhibition opened here at Convention Center on Saturday. Islamabad Expo 2011 ‘Invigorating Women Entrepreneurs’ is aimed at supporting the women entrepreneurs of the country by forming a direct business bonding between the rural woman and urban woman.   The two-day festival (9 & 10 April) has…

‘Combat Drug Resistance through simple hygienic practices’ :Health experts

Published in Pakistan Observer (8 Apr. 2011)Sana Jamal ISLAMABAD: Health experts agreed with the idea that instead of giving antibiotics, people must be given full awareness to prevent and control the disease through traditional hygienic practices as simple as washing hands regularly. Raising concerns over drug resistance, Dr. Khalid, WHO representative informed that “52 per cent…

Wealth secures Health in today’s world

The old saying ‘Health is Wealth’ is no more applicable in a world we inhabit today where wealth ensures good health and not the vice versa. It means the more money you have, the better health you enjoy, as an individual and as a state. However, lack of better health facilities, least health awareness, and…

Teachers, Students protest against devolution of HEC

HEC – Victim of democratic dissolution? Edited version published in Pakistan Observer (6 Apr. 2011)Sana Jamal ISLAMABAD – Ever since the Implementation Commission of the 18th Amendment to the constitution announced that several federal ministries including the education ministry were to be devolved to the provinces, certain ambiguities started surfacing in the minds of the…

Art exhibition features work of country’s fine Artists

ISLAMABAD –  An impressive contemporary art exhibition titled ‘United – in the age of dialogue’ featuring artwork of around 100 artists from all over Pakistan was opened here at National Art Gallery in Islamabad on Tuesday. The exhibition organized by Rastay (NGO), a forum to promote art and culture of Pakistan, was a well-attended event…

Rasheed Butt’s Captivating Calligraphic work go on display

ISLAMABAD – Rasheed Butt, the world renowned calligrapher who is the only in the world who writes in Gold with Qalam (pen) was present in Islamabad on Monday to grace the inauguration of his calligraphic exhibition at Khaas gallery in the capital. This is for the first time that internationally well-recognized veteran artist, Rasheed Butt…

Empowering Women for Agricultural Development

‘An Acre for Every Woman’ demanded In an informative world, which is often reminding us of the future threats for instance, food shortage, global warming, and water crisis; it surely is hard to believe that “we live in a world that is capable of feeding every person that lives on the planet” and women can…

Child friendly newspaper awarded for creating awareness on CSA

Child sexual abuse – Not tolerable at allPublished in Pakistan Observer (30 Mar. 2011)Sana JamalISLAMABAD: Child sexual abuse is a public health epidemic inflicting long-term serious health effects on its victims, destroying individuals and families. Yet it’s largely ignored in our society.However, a part of society which is continually working to create awareness regarding Child…

‘We Can’ launches Report on Social Trend on VAW

Sana Jamal ISLAMABAD: ‘We Can’ campaign in Pakistan launched two critical documents: ‘Impact Assessment Report’ and ‘Strategy Paper’ on Tuesday at a local hotel in Islamabad after completing its six years in March 2011. The campaign dedicated these two significant documents to International Women’s Day (IWD) as March 2011 also marks 100 years of IWD.…

Seeking Free and Responsible Media

Published in Pakistan Observer (1 Mar. 2011) Media plays a vital role in the development of a society, however media must undergo its own self-improvement processes before it can contribute to constant evolution of society. This was the crux of the training workshop on ‘Free, Independent and Responsible Media (FIRM)’ in which the participants called…

Book launch: ‘Faiz Ahmed Faiz in Beirut’

Published in Pakistan Observer (26 Feb.2011) ISLAMABAD: “Faiz Ahmed Faiz in Beirut” – a book which gives account of four years of the renowned poet’s stay in the capital city of Lebanon has been published by Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL). The book has been written by Tasleem Elahi Zulfi who has focused on activities…

Endorsing Peace through Interfaith Harmony

Published in Pakistan Observer (26 Feb. 2011)Sana JamalISLAMABAD: “There will be no peace among the nations without peace among the religions and there will be no peace among the religions without dialogue among the religions.” This message was highlighted at a seminar on ‘Peace and Tolerance’ held on Friday at a local hotel in Islamabad.Experts…

6% decrease in Incidents of violence against women reported

Published in Pakistan Observer (25 Feb. 2011) ISLAMABAD: “There were 8000 incidents of violence against women in the country in 2010 according to the newspaper reports – which indicates a decrease of 6 per cent in the violence against women as compared to the preceding year in 2009.” This information was revealed at a press…

Josh remembered as ‘Poet of Revolution’

Islamabad – Kaam hai mera taghayyur, naam hai mera shabaab, mera na’ara: inqilaab-o-inqilaab-o-inqilaab (My task is change, my name is youth! My slogan: revolution and revolution and revolution!) These words of Josh were recited by the key speakers of the conference reminding the audience of one of the greatest revolutionary poets and a dominant figure of Urdu language, Josh…

Mother Tongue Day marked in Islamabad

Seminar on Vanishing Languages of Pakistan highlighted that Mother Tongue is the best tool to impart Education Sana Jamal ISLAMABAD: “We must glorify, preserve and develop our regional languages as it plays a vital role in the development of a country.” This message was highlighted at a seminar  to address the issues of preservation and development…

Textile, clothing exhibition

Published in Pakistn Observer (Feb. 19, 2011) Sana Jamal Islamabad – Innovative yet elegant exhibition of textile and clothing at Federal Government College, F-7/2, Islamabad, demonstrated the dedication of the younger generation towards their future careers through their unique artwork. The exhibition was the endeavor of the students of Home Economics and Management Sciences of…