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TEVTA still giving contracts to retired officers

TEVTA still giving contracts to retired officers

LAHORE – TEVTA (Technical Education & Vocational Training Authority) is hosting two retired colonels in important posts against Supreme Court of Pakistan orders against the reappointment of retired civil servants or armed forces personnel on contract basis.
Two retired Colonels from Armed forces are occupying the important posts of General Manager (Academics) and Manager (Operations). G.M (Academics) has also served in TEVTA prior to presently held post, as Manager (Curriculum)

Man shot and killed by robbers

LAHORE – Dacoits shot a 40 year old man dead for retaliating during a robbery in Sanda Police precincts while in Cantt and Liaqatabad police areas robbers have shot and injured 2 people on Wednesday.
The deceased named as Roedaad Khan was a resident of Mardan and was working at a local workshop as a gate keeper. According to the details the victim was having dinner with his son when robbers burst into the house. On retaliating the victim was shot and brought to a hospital in

PBC refuses to do justice to widow without fee

LAHORE – Punjab Bar Council (PBC) has returned a widow’s application against a lawyer, who had beaten her in the Lahore High Court Bar Association (LHCBA) premises a few days ago, asking her to submit the process fee.
Bushra Sayeda, 60, the complainant, said that she repeatedly approached PBC against Nasir Khan Banuzai who beat her in the bar’s compound. She said that she also made a special request to the PBC’s senior member and its representative in Judicial Commission, Rai

HRCP demands lawful treatment of tenant marchers

LAHORE – The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed concern at registration of cases in Khanewal against hundreds of tenants under the Anti-Terrorism Act. The tenants had participated in a march to Lahore on Monday to press their demand for ownership rights of the land that they had been cultivating for decades.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, the commission said that while the administration had largely refrained from using force to prevent the tenants’

Sanaullah and PCS officers hold ‘positive talks’

LAHORE – A thaw has been finally created in the ongoing conflict between PCS officers and the District Management Group (DMG) after Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah met a delegation of PCS officers on Wednesday.
The PCS Officers’ Association has been on a strike for nearly 10 days, with several provincial service officers abstaining from work not only in the secretariat but in the districts as well. The Punjab government had initially refused to budge, claiming that all the

Bangladesh’s National Day to be celebrated today

LAHORE – The 40th National Day of Bangladesh will be celebrated today (Thursday) at a local hotel.
Qazi Humayun Fareed, Bangladeshi honorary consul general in Punjab will host a reception in which High Commissioner of Bangladesh Suhrab Hossain and his wife Rawsanara Hossain will participate as special guests.
Renowned businessmen, senior civil servants, politicians, diplomats and people from different walks of life will also attend the event. Fareed said that cultural and

JUI-F protests against attack on Fazl’s convoy

LAHORE – The Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) on Wednesday held a protest outside the Lahore Press Club against the attack on JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman’s convoy in Swabi.
JUI-F leaders including Maulana Amjad Khan, Qari Sanaullah, Maulana Mohibun Nabi, Qari Amjad, Hafiz Abu Bakar and Abdul Majid Haqqani attended the protest. The protesters burnt US flags and chanted anti-US slogans. Addressing the protesters, Amjad termed the attack as an US conspiracy. He said that Fazl

Bank loan fraud accused sent on remand

LAHORE – An accountability court on Wednesday handed over Javed Iqbal, partner of M/s Khalid Oil Mill, Vehari to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on physical remand until April 13.
The accused has been arrested on charges of bank loan fraud of Rs 4.691 million. Javed, along with Muhammad Shafi, took a loan worth Rs 5.5 million from MCB Bank, Vehari against pledged stock. Both of them misappropriated the pledged stock illegally without paying back the loan.

Young doctors outside PA – No emergency treatment

LAHORE – The Young Doctors Association (YDA) has decided not to attend to emergency patients in public sector hospitals and has announced penalising the doctors who dare disobey the announcement.
“The doctors will not even attend to government servants, police officials or secretariat employees. No young doctor will offer his services in emergency and if any doctor violated the order, he will be punished by YDA office bearers,” said YDA President Dr Hamid Butt.
YDA has

Shahbaz has been brutal: Elahi

LAHORE – Former Punjab chief minister and senior Pakistan Muslim League-Q leader MNA Chaudhry Parvez Elahi condemned the ‘brutal and inhuman’ treatment currently being meted out to doctors in Punjab at the hands of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif.
He flayed the Punjab CM for arresting innocent doctors instead of giving them a patient hearing. He said the rulers got their medical treatment from the UK and the US and therefore had no qualms in disrupting the health

Monitor Gilani for clues to match result: bookie

LAHORE – The Pakistan cricket team will win the battle if Prime Minister (PM) Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani ‘stays’ at Mohali Cricket Stadium to see the match, predicted a bookie while talking to Pakistan Today on Tuesday. “It is a zero-sum game and multiple factors including politics, gambling and sponsoring companies will manoeuvre the game result,” he added.
As per details until filing of this report, bookies of Lahore have already declared the Indian cricket team favourite winners

Praying hard – Cricket has no religion

LAHORE – Local Christian community resort to religion as the excitement of the mighty semi-final reaches its climax at Mohali today. Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Shareef offered special Nafl for the team and praying for victory, the Christian community tends to stand side by side praying for the same cause.
Cricket is in the air, everyone is trying to support their home team in their own little way. While the Muslims community are offering special prays after Jumma, the

DHA hosts Annual Spring Flower Exhibition

LAHORE – The DHA Lahore organized its Fifth Annual Spring Flower Competition at Sheba Park Sector Y Phase – III. Brig Muhammad Aslam Rana Administrator DHA Lahore was the guest of honour on the occasion.
On the address of this occasion Brig Muhammad Aslam Rana said “that the spring season is one of the favourite seasons for most of the people and it is certainly easy to understand why it is so. The spring season is when earth comes back to life after a long cold winter and it is

LHC seeks Defence Ministry’s reply to Hafiz Saeed petition

LAHORE – Justice Umar Ata Bandial of the Lahore High Court on Tuesday sought reply from defense ministry on a petition of Jamatud Dawa Chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed seeking directions for the government to defend him being a citizen of Pakistan before an US Court which issued summons to him, ISI incumbent chief and other officials on a law suit filed by relatives of US nationals killed in Mumbai attacks.
As proceedings started on Tuesday, a deputy attorney general submitted a

LHC adjourns hearing of Musharraf trial

LAHORE – The Lahore High Court on Tuesday adjourned the hearing of writ petition by April 7 seeking trial of former dictator General (retd) Pervez Musharraf on charges of high treason under article 6 of the constitution as lawyers did not turn up.
Interestingly, Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed on Friday had rejected adjournment plea of federal government to adjourn case and observed that at least 16 adjournments had already been granted to the government but it failed to come up with

Encroachments re-emerge

LAHORE – After 19 days of cut-throat anti-encroachment drive, all sorts of encroachments, recently demolished on 35 localities, are back with all their might, Pakistan Today has learnt.
Making mockery of Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif’s rhetoric that encroachments will never remerge, squatters have started reoccupying the places retrieved by City District Government Lahore (CDGL) squads under the supervision of Lahore District Coordination Officer (DCO) Ahad Cheema.
Rearing their

Indian invitation for match – a good omen

LAHORE – Punjab legislators, terming the Indian invitation to Pakistani leadership to watch the Pak-India cricket semi-final at Mohali a good omen, expressed the hope that it will restore confidence between the two countries.
Speaking at the ceremony “Message of Peace” held outside the Punjab Assembly on Tuesday, PML-N backed MPA Farah Deba said that confidence building will pave the way to solutions to Kashmir and other disputes between the two countries.
She hoped