Capital Watch 07-05-2018

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Heydar Aliyev’s 95th anniversary observed

“Azerbaijan Golf Tournament-Heydar Aliyev 95” and various entertaining competitions dedicated to the 95th anniversary of Heydar Aliyev, the National Leader of the Azerbaijani people were organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan to Pakistan in collaboration with Bahria Town at the Bahria Golf Club, during the week. Ambassadors of various foreign countries in Pakistan, diplomats, professional golfers and public figures took part in the tournament and entertaining competitions.
Speaking at the awarding ceremony, Major General (Retd) Mohammed Ali Khan, executive director, Bahria City and Sammy Savary, manager operations of Bahria Golf Club emphasized that, the political, economic, social and cultural progress of Azerbaijan since the 1960s is connected with the name of Heydar Aliyev.
Expressing his satisfaction and gratitude for high level participation and interest in the tournament dedicated to the 95th anniversary of the national leader of the Azerbaijani people Heydar Aliyev, Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Pakistan Ali Alizada mentioned Heydar Aliyev’s exceptional role in the political and economic life of Azerbaijan in the Soviet era and in independence and stressed that as a result of his reforms, firm and sustainable development has been established in all spheres of the country.
After the speeches, winners in the tournaments and entertaining races were awarded various trophies and national souvenirs, and 4 round air tickets for the Islamabad-Baku flight to travel to Azerbaijan were presented by Pakistan’s Shahin Airways to golfers who won the first places.
The ceremony proceeded with the dinner and concluded with a musical concert program.

PML-N Senator Tanvir fined Rs 2,000 as his phone rings in court

Accountability Court (AC) Judge Muhammad Bashir fined Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Senator Chaudhry Tanvir Khan after his cell phone rang in the court during the week.SDespite the apology, the judge ordered the senator to submit Rs2,000 for breaking the court’s decorum. His phone rang up during the hearing which not only took everyone by surprise but also invited the judge’s ire.
Judge Muhammad Bashir ordered Tanvir Khan to donate the amount to an Edhi center and submit the receipt to the court. Tanvir became the Senator in March 2015 and he often accompanies the former prime minister Nawaz Sharif during his hearings at NAB court.

Eurovillage organised on Europe Day

This year, the European Union and EU Member States in Pakistan celebrated Europe Day again in a unique manner, in light with the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage. A ‘Eurovillage’ was set up in Pakistan National Council of Arts aiming at promoting the European culture and values.
The general public was provided with multiple displays of Europe as a culturally rich and friendly place. The EU’s as well as the Member States’ stands showcased the countries’ cultures and traditions, languages, food and music to Pakistan’s general public as well as general information about the EU and the EU member States.
The premises of PNCA were transformed into a genuine carnival with stalls with European typical food. There were information and activity booths for adults and children including quizzes, selfie walls and giant cut outs of famous landmarks in Europe. The evening ended with live performances of the European bands Lohninger & Fischbacher Duo, Wild ManGoes, Hun Solo and the Pakistani artist Zeb Bangash. A famous European illusionist Charlie Caper also enthralled the audience with his performance.
Ambassador of the European Union to Pakistan, Jean-Fran├žois Cautain recalled that the reason the EU was organising a Eurovillage with participation from the Member States was “to remind everyone of the EU’s cultural richness while also underlining our unity”. The Ambassador affirmed that “the European Union is, and will continue to be a strong, cooperative and reliable partner to Pakistan. We stand for multilateralism, for human rights, and for international cooperation. We work at home and abroad to promote sustainable development, inclusive societies, and the fight against inequality of any type.”

Alms 360 arranges blood donation camp at CIIT

Alms 360 in a collaboration with Pakistan Thalassemia Center arranged blood donation camp at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), Islamabad. Students of COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad participated in a large number and 80+ students donated their blood to help the thalassemia patients.
Students and the University management highly appreciated the Alms 360 team and promised them to help them in future as well for this good cause for humanity.
Team of Alms 360 was also happy and satisfied on the positive attitude of students and management of the COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad.

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