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Police bust car lifters

Police bust car lifters

LAHORE – Anti Vehicles Lifting Staff (AVLS) Iqbal Town Division Lahore arrested two car lifters of Mumtaz alias Arshad Car lifter gang including its ringleader on Monday and recovered 17 cars and two motorcycles worth Rs 7700,000. Iqbal Town AVLS police team collected Mumtaz alias Arshad gang’s particulars and arrested its two members including the ringleader. The accused were identified as ringleader Muhammad Mumtaz alias Arshad and Muhammad Ehsan.
Police said that the accused

PHA turning Lahore into ‘Garden City’

LAHORE – The Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) is likely to develop a 1,000-kanal park in Johar Town while 14 playgrounds will be developed in various other localities especially the less-privileged ones, Pakistan Today has learnt.
The action plan would also rehabilitate playgrounds and parks, which have been left unattended and neglected.
PHA authorities claim that the proposed plan would change the city’s landscape. The PHA already controls around 1,139 big and small

‘Zardari’s broken promises responsible for PPP’s expulsion’

LAHORE – Broken promises of the Zardari regime and poor performance of the federal government made it inevitable for the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) to part ways with the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) in Punjab, PML-N Information Secretary Ahsan Iqbal said on Sunday.
“The PML-N is now free from shackles of the PPP coalition and will focus all its energies on improving its government in Punjab showing that corruption-free, merit-based and citizen-centered governance is

Royal Palm Dog Show – Proud breeders flaunt their Shepherds

LAHORE – The German Shepherd Championship Dog Show was held at the Royal Palm Golf and Country Club Driving Range on Sunday. Over 150 German Shepherds were judged under the categories of Minor Puppies (6-9months old), Puppy (over 9 to 12months old), Junior (over12 to 18months old), Youth (over 18 to 24months old) and Open Class (above 2 years old.
More than 500 dog lovers and trainers were present at the occasion. Businessman Imran Husain judged the championship. He said that

Lahoris make the most out of massive hailstorm

LAHORE – Lahoris continued to enjoy the pleasant weather resulting from the massive hailstorm which hit the city on Saturday and shared pictures and videos of the snowcapped city on various social networking websites. Citizens claimed it was snowfall not a hailstormt that hit the city at the weekend.
Talal Raza, a local student studying in the US, was mesmerised by the pictures posted on social networking site Facebook and wrote, “Did it snow in Lahore?” Raza said that he went

Young protesters demand Davis’ execution

LAHORE – About 100 activists from different schools of thought staged a protest on Sunday demanding the execution of Raymond Davis. Young protesters from the Pakistan Revolution Movement, Pakistan Ethesab Party and Khaksaar Tehreek Pakistan gathered at the Lahore Press Club and demanded the government banish American spies from Pakistan. The protesters chanted slogans against the US and its discriminatory policies towards the third world countries.
The activists agreed that the

ANF arrests 25 African drug traffickers

LAHORE – At least 25 Africans were arrested by Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) under the drug trafficking charge on Sunday. According to a local TV, the foreigners were running illegal business in Gulberg’s Kalar Colony. Their illegal activities had turned the region in a ‘no go area’.
Anti-narcotics force arrested the accused Africans, recovered three crates of beer and sealed their shops. The foreigners were moved to a secluded place. The police also said that some of the accused

CM ties another Pakistan-Turkey knot

LAHORE – Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif laid the foundation stone of a boys’ hostel in the main campus of the Pak-Turk International School and College at Khayaban-e-Jinnah Road on Sunday.
Chief Minister Shahbaz said that Pakistan and Turkey had centuries-old historic and cultural relations and people of both the countries were bound together through strong fraternal ties. He said that Turkey was a sincere friend and always helped Pakistan in its hour of need.
He also

Saeed asks doctors to observe code of conduct

LAHORE – Punjab Health Parliamentary Secretary Saeed Elahi on Sunday advised doctors to observe their code of conduct and restrain from holding strikes, as it increases problems of poor patients. He said that the profession of doctors is noble in which saving the lives of the people is the foremost duty of the doctors.
Saeed said that the Punjab CM has given the approval for releasing salaries of nurses and doctors on time and there would be no deduction from their previous

Imran flays Punjab’s power politics

LAHORE – Pakistan Tehreek Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan has flayed power politics in Punjab and termed it against principles. He was addressing a press conference here at a local hotel on Sunday. He said that the PML-N’s 10-point agenda had no solution to terrorism and drone attacks.
He said that injustice was the main cause of rampant corruption in the country, adding that during the last three days government borrowing had touched high levels. Imran said that 2011 could be an

DMG officers pay tribute to AZK Sherdil

LAHORE – District Management Group Association (DMGA) arranged a ceremony at Civil Services Academy Lahore on Sunday to pay tribute to the services of former Bank of Punjab chairman late AZK Sherdil. Former State Bank of Pakistan governor Ishrat Hussain, Moeen Afzal, Jehangir Tareen, Khalid Sultan, former Inspector General of Police Tariq Saleem Dogar and other speakers commended the professional services of AZK Sherdil as a beacon of light for new officers and a DMG asset.

Massive hailstorm puts a damper on Sunday Bazaars

LAHORE – The number of customers and stalls decreased at the Sunday Bazaars, as the massive hailstorm hitting the city on Saturday forced people to stay indoors. Vegetable and fruit prices increased around Rs 5 to 20 per kilogramme making it the second consecutive Sunday on which prices have hiked.
The massive hailstorm affected the bazaars in many ways, as water was present at the Model Town, Green Town, Johar Town and Wahdat Road Sunday Bazaars. Vendors said that people

Top academic threatens to commit suicide

LAHORE – Dr Farooq Ahmad, a well-known personality for his contributions in Geology-related satellite technology and climate change around the world, is the only academic with a post-doctorate in Punjab and most qualified person in the subject of Geography in South Asia.
But the internationally-recognised researcher has no money to purchase milk for his little children and threatened to commit suicide because of the cruelty shown by the Punjab University (PU)’s Geography

Man kills wife for honour

LAHORE – A 27-year-old woman was strangled to death by her husband who suspected her of having illicit relations with other men in the Allama Iqbal Town Police Station precincts on Sunday.
The deceased was identified as Saba, a resident of Neelam Block, Allama Iqbal Town. According to details, Saba married Wasim some years ago but her husband always accused her of having illicit relations with other men and repeatedly quarreled with her.
On Sunday, Wasim again quarreled with

Hameed Nizami always struggled for democracy: Shahbaz

LAHORE – Nawa-e-Waqt founder and Pakistan Movement worker Hameed Nizami always struggled for democracy and was a symbol of hard work and honesty, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said on Sunday.
He was addressing a seminar held in Hameed Nizami’s memory at the Alhamra Arts Council. Former Jamaat-e-Islami chief Qazi Hussain Ahmed, former Sindh chief minister Ghous Ali Shah, Punjab Assembly Deputy Speaker Rana Mashood, MPA Rana Arshad and journalists including Ataul Haq Qasmi,

Lahore turns white as hailstorm strikes

LAHORE – A white blanket covered Lahore on Saturday, as massive hailstorm hit the provincial metropolis. Lahoris had rarely seen such weather before and were equally surprised when it started to hail at around 5:15pm and in no time nearly everything in the city including streets, parks, house lawns, rooftops and porches were filled with ice balls.
The hailstorm also occupied parking areas and markets creating problems for motorists and pedestrians to travel from one place to the

Professional Group wins LHCBA polls

LAHORE – The Professional Group led by Hamid Khan won the Lahore High Court Bar Association (LHCBA) elections, as its candidate for the presidential slot Asghar Ali Gill won by defeating Rai Bashir of the Friends Alliance, which was backed by Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Asma Jahangir and Federal Law Minister Senator Dr Babar Awan. Gill secured 4,172 votes against Bashir’s 2,610.
The contest was expected to be a close one but Gill emerged victorious with a lead