FBISE to appoint graduates

for super checking

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education decided to give task of super checking to graduate students enrolled in any higher education institution.

According to a statement issued here, the FBISE has asked the students interested in the duty of super checking to download the application form from the board’s website and submit the same after filling. The board will pay salary to the students.–APP


President to inaugurate digital Urdu dictionary today


ISLAMABAD:First ever digital Urdu dictionary compiled after 50 years efforts will be inaugurated today (Wednesday), revealed Advisor to Prime Minister on National History and Literary Heritage Irfan Siddiqui on Tuesday.

The advisor said that President Mamnoon Hussain would inaugurate the dictionary.

Siddiqui said that the dictionary, comprising over 22 volumes, 22,000 pages and 2,64,000 words would be available online for users and a specific application had been developed for the purpose. Siddiqui said that the dictionary would prove as a knowledge treasure for the students, researchers and those who want to discover the intricacies of Urdu language.

The dictionary is compiled by Urdu Dictionary Board working under supervision of National History and Literary Heritage division.–APP


AIDS diagnostic centre

set up at BBH


RAWALPINDI: A diagnostic centre has been set up at Benazir Bhutto Hospital to stop the spread of human immunodeficiency virus infection and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) under Punjab AIDS Control Programme.

According to a press release issued on Tuesday, the patients with HIV would be provided free treatment at the centre. Moreover, 14 centres have been established across the province including Rawalpindi, Lahore, Faisalabad, Sargodha, Sheikupura, Raheem Yar Khan, Dera Ghazi Khan and Gujrat.

The data of HIV/AIDS patients will be kept confidential to save them from social problems.–APP


CDA files report in SC on ‘illegal’ marriage halls


ISLAMABAD: Capital Development Authority filed report in Supreme Court in respect of marriage halls and marquees allegedly operating illegally in Islamabad.

The SC had taken suo motu notice of marriage halls and marquees operating illegally and summoned report from CDA within a week.

It is said in the report filed by the CDA on Tuesday that 70 marriage halls and marquees had been set up in Islamabad without permission. These marriage halls have been built in E-11, Kashmir Highway, Bahara Kahu, Murree Road, Bani Gala, Park Road, Lehtrar Road and Islamabad Expressway.

The report further said that rules and regulations had been worked out for marriage halls and marquees.  These rules will become applicable soon after they are approved by the CDA board.  90 days time will be given to marriage halls as per rules and regulations, the report said.

The report stated that if the marriage halls did not abide by rules and regulations, then action would be initiated against them.–Online


–The marriage halls which fail to implement rules and regulations will be demolished, the report stated.