November 10, 2011

Islamabad’s perfect spots for taking a walk

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By Myra Imran

Considering its immense benefits, more and more people in town are taking time out to go for a brisk walk and as their number grows so have the spots that provide a perfect setting for a stroll.

Perhaps the most fancied spot remains the Fatima Jinnah Park. Each morning and evening, scores of people arrive at this park either to walk, jog or exercise or further still just sit and while away the time.

The park, the biggest in Islamabad is thought to be the most appropriate place to walk because of its vastness and pollution-free atmosphere. The walking tracks and exercise areas, though less in number, makes it a perfect place for those seeking to have healthy life.
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Under-21 foreign spouses can go to UK now

LONDON: Foreign spouses will be able to enter the UK from the age of 18 after the courts ruled that banning under-21s was not a lawful way of dealing with the problem of forced marriages.

Immigration Minister Damian Green told MPs the Government would revert to the lower age limit from November 28. The measure will benefit many Pakistani young spouses who had been affected by the ban imposed by the coalition government. One of the two families who challenged the ban were Pakistanis. Read More »Under-21 foreign spouses can go to UK now

UK student visa; Changes to cut abuses, raise standards

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Tough new rules and enforcement action to stop abuse of the student visa system and to protect legitimate students from being misled by questionable institutions has led to over 450 education providers in the UK that will no longer be able to sponsor new international students.

In total these colleges could have brought more than 11,000 students into the UK to study each year.

New UK Border Agency regulations have significantly raised the standards education providers must meet before they can bring international students to the UK. So far, over 400 colleges have lost their right to recruit international students after they failed to sign up for the new inspection system. As well as cutting abuse, the new standards will help ensure that genuine international students receive the highest quality education.Read More »UK student visa; Changes to cut abuses, raise standards