Lahore articles

UVAS and HEC to hold exhibition on biotechnology

UVAS and HEC to hold exhibition on biotechnology

LAHORE: University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore in collaboration with Higher Education Commission (HEC) is organizing the first ever National Biotechnology Exhibition and Seminar on 20 – 21st October, 2010.
The two-day exhibition is being held with an idea to gather leading scientists, academicians and policy makers from across the country to share their ideas and vision on the future of Biotechnology. Students from different universities will present their

Donor conned by LGH charity organisation

LAHORE: Salim Mehboob was alarmed when an anonymous caller asked him to keep track of Rs 50,000, the former had given in charity to Anjum Behbood-e-Marizan of the Lahore General Hospital (LGH) in Ramzan (August this year).
The caller had raised Mehboob’s suspicion, but he was still not sure, as he had an official receipt of Rs 50,000 deposited in the name of his sister, who had sent the money from abroad. In a fix, Mehboob finally decided to look into the matter and contacted

Couple escape honour killing on LHC premises

LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday saved a married couple from honour killing, by providing timely police protection from the girl’s family who had taken positions around LHC to kill them for honour.
The couple had approached the LHC to quash the kidnapping FIR registered by the girl’s father against her husband, at a police station in Kot Shakir, district Jhang. Once they reached the court’s premises they could not leave as the girl’s father had deployed armed men at the

Failing low intensity blast investigations linger on

LAHORE: Lahore Police has been unable to make any arrests for involvement in the 45 low intensity bombings that have rocked different areas of the provincial capital since October 2008 intelligence agency sources disclosed to Pakistan Today on Monday.
Police officials have often claimed to have arrests but no one has been produced in front of either media or the courts in relation to the low intensity attacks. This is despite a local terrorist organization,

Davis Road blast marks return of cracker explosions

LAHORE: Three persons, including two minor girls, were injured after a low intensity explosive device blew up in an area adjacent to the Davis Road in Race Course Police precincts on Monday.
The explosive material went off after it fell down from the hands of a scavenger residing at the Habibullah Road in Garhi Shahu area. Police arrested the scavenger identified as Ahmed and his brother after the blast occurred. The blast occurred on the backside of the Muslim League House

45dengue cases confirmed in last 24 hours

LAHORE: A spokesman of the Health Department has said that 45 new cases of dengue fever have been reported in Lahore during last 24 hours raising the total number of such cases in Lahore to 161 and 215 in Punjab.
According to the spokesman, nine dengue patients were under treatment in Services Hospital, five in Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, 22 in Mayo Hospital, 15 in Kot Khawaja Saeed Hospital, five in private hospitals whereas, 12 dengue patients were under treatment in Holy Family

Mixing reality with surrealism

Thar: a dreamlike reality
LAHORE: Ali Abbas’s art exhibition titled “Dusty Wind” on its second say at Ejaz Art Gallery was visited by few. Ali Abbas’s mesmerizing work on the tribes of Thar Desert quietly and steadily maneuvered its way into the viewers’ mind, and resided.
Seemingly, the only human faces belonged to the characters in each of his paintings. In fact every one of his paintings, (water colour on paper) comprised of people. Sometimes, a solitary woman sitting on

Christian Personal Law to be reviewed

All Christian schools of thought to participate in the review
Christians are not being provided exemption to practice personal law, says minister
Minority department releases Rs. 6.6 mllion to TEVTA for training of minority students
LAHORE: Presiding over a special meeting, Minister for Human Rights and Minority Affairs, Kamran Michael has said government will ensure the participation of personnel from all Christian schools of thought in the review process of Christian

Huge ditches, a recurrent feature at Model Town Link Road

Ditch 35 ft deep, 25 ft wide created at centre of road
Ditches created due to leakages in Model Town’s rusty sewage lines
20 applications filed during last 3 years
Old sewage lines:
First: 1970
Second: 1984
18 feet below surface
Two large pits have reappeared on Model Town Link Road. Residents allege the ditches are a consequence of leaking sewage lines. Residents also allege that WASA has shown negligence despite repeated voicing of

KC hosts annual Swimming Gala, 2010

Kinnaird college (KC) sports club organized the annual Swimming Gala, 2010. Principal KC Dr. Rukhsana David presided over the event.
The event was organized by Nosheen Hanif, Sports President Hira Niaz and College Faculty members.
Alzalfa Shafi of FSc II, won the ‘swimmer of the evening’award. FSc II was awarded the ‘best class trophy’.
A large crowd came to witness the gala. The event comprised of various races and competitions including pearl diving and

LHC seeks report on ‘free education for all’ petition

The Lahore High Court on Wednesday sought a detailed report from the federal and provincial government within three weeks on a constitutional petition for uniform education policy providing for free education to children less than 16 years of age.
Judicial Activism Panel (JAP) Chairman Muhammad Azhar Siddique had filed the petition submitting that after 18th constitutional amendment it had become obligatory for the government to provide free education to children

Fire at a cafe near PTV station

Two were injured as Sui gas leakage resulted in fire eruption at Shaheen complex’s cafe in front of the Pakistan Television (PTV) station at Abbot Road on Wednesday.
The incident happened around 3 PM. The Fire brigade, Rescue 1122 and bomb disposal squad rushed at the scene instantly and shifted the injured namely Javed Shah and Adnan to the Mayo hospital. Their condition is said to be stable.
According to bomb disposal squad officials, the fire erupted in the

Factory sacks 16 workers, 200 labourers without notice

Workers of STHAL Co. engineering factory staged a protest against the illegal dismissal of 16 of their colleagues, on the allegation of being involved in the formation of a union.
The protestors gathered at Assembly hall and blocked Mall road for half an hour. They chanted slogans against the administration of the factory and Provincial Minister of Labor Ashraf Sohna.
Leader of the protest Gulzar Ahmad Chaudary told Pakistan Today that the administration of the

LHC issues stay on termination of 62 law officers

The Lahore High Court on Wednesday stayed the termination of at least 62 district law officers including prosecutors and deputy prosecutors and issued notice to the Punjab government for Oct 19.
Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed restrained the government from withdrawing the perks and privileges of the law officers while hearing their petitions.
The officers challenged their removal pleading that the government had not adopted any legal course when terminating their

PMS wants action against MD minerals

The Provincial Management Services (PMS) officers’ association threatened to start a protest movement if the government did not initiate action against Mines and Minerals MD Shafqat Ranjha for beating one of their senior colleagues.
Talking to reporters, PMS officers’ association information secretary Asifa murtaza alleged that Ranjha abused and severely thrashed a Grade 19 PMS officer Ataullah Sidiqui, who is the Punjab mineral development corporation secretary, in

PHA funds embezzlement, accused to be made accountable

Anti-corruption department finds sufficient evidence against PHA officials
Audit report discovers financial irregularities amounting to Rs 52 million
The countdown starts as the anti-corruption department has decided to furnish maximum evidences against six high-ranking officials of Pakistan Horticulture Authority (PHA), involved in embezzlement of Rs. 52 million, on the next court hearing on October 20.
The six PHA officials allegedly issued advance payment

LHC turns down reporter’s exemption request

Lahore High Court (LHC) Justice Chaudhry Iftikhar Hussain on Wednesday turned down the request of Abdul Manan, reporter of an English daily newspaper, for exemption from personal appearance on a petition seeking recovery of a missing doctor of the Jinnah Hospital. Manan had filed a story about the abduction of Dr Ali Abdullah by secret agencies personnel for his alleged involvement in terrorist activities. The court had asked the reporter to tell the story’s source but he