ISLAMABAD: National Language Promotion Department will inaugurate its first-ever calligraphy wing on December 6, expected to play instrumental role in reviving the art of calligraphy and educating the youth about calligraphic techniques.

The new wing is being established within the NLPD premises. The initiative will encourage young calligraphers to achieve excellence in their artistic endeavours, DG NLPD Iftikhar Arif said.–APP

 

35 suspects held, arms recovered

 

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Capital Territory Police arrested 35 suspects and recovered arms and two bikes during a search operation on Monday.

Heavy contingent of the ICT police launched search operation against criminals in the jurisdiction of Sihala Police Station. During the operation, 35 suspects were detained with arms and two bikes were also recovered from possession of the detainees who were being interrogated after registering cases against them at the concerned police station.–INP

 

ICCI for resolving water shortage issue

 

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Monday urged relevant authorities to take measures for resolving water shortage issue in different sectors of the federal capital.

In a statement, President ICCI Sheikh Amir Waheed said that water shortage issue was worsening as water level in Simly and Khanpur dams was decreasing day by day. He added that water shortage was also affecting business and industrial activities in Islamabad and needed urgent attention of the authorities concerned.

He said that with significant rise in the population of Islamabad, the requirement of water had also increased manifold, but the supply remained the same, making water availability an issue for the residents.

Sheikh further said that Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad was planning to supply water from Ghazi Barotha dam, which, he said, not only required around fifty kilometres long pipelines, but the MCI would also have to acquire land from Punjab and KP provinces to materialise the project.

He urged the MCI for working out short-term solutions to cope with rising water issue in Islamabad and to provide relief to the residents.–APP

 

AIOU students to get web TV academic support

 

ISLAMABAD: Allama Iqbal Open University on Monday announced to have reinforced its multi-media system to provide academic support to its 1.3 million students across the country.

Through the web TV, the students will be able to know more about the content and programmes of their academic courses, a news release said. 

This is in addition to the audio and video support the students have already been receiving through educational programmes of Pakistan Television, Radio Pakistan and the university’s FM radio. Such media’s support is also available on demand, the release said. Now, the students could also get access to their respective courses by visiting the university’s web TV.–APP

This is part of the university’s consistent efforts to further improve its distance-learning system, catering to the students’ academic needs, the release added.