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Government to launch welfare projects for women

Government to launch welfare projects for women

LAHORE: Punjab Population Welfare Provincial Minister Neelam Jabbar has said that huge funds are being spent on social protection and economic development of women while new projects would be launched for their welfare under Gender Reform Action Plan.
Addressing the office bearers of a local Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), she said that those who dedicated their lives and resources to social welfare and betterment of women were assets to the society and government would

LESCO issues bills at a short notice

LAHORE: Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO) delivered bills in majority of the city areas only two days before the due date, making it difficult for the consumers to pay bills in time, the consumers told Pakistan Today on Wednesday.
Consumers criticised the late delivery of utility bills and demanded from the company to extend the due date, as it was not possible for them to pay bills over such a short notice. The resident of different areas; Multan Road, Township, College

SC retires fired sweeper

LAHORE: Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan on Wednesday converted the removal of a sweeper of Quaid-e-Azam Library into compulsory retirement, while hearing a Punjab government appeal against his restoration by Punjab Service Tribunal. Appearing before the court on behalf of the Punjab government, Advocate Salma submitted that sweeper Riaz Masih was removed from service on September 05, 2006 after long absence of two years from service. She said the service tribunal restored him against


Kanal Motors accused on ECL, properties confiscated

LAHORE: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has placed the name of Jarranwala SP Mansoor-ul-Haq Rana, Rana Qaisar Nazir, Mohsan Abbassi, Ahsan Abbssi, Hafiz Usman Yousaf, Muhammad Amin Abbasi, Rana Nazir Ahmad, Rana Muhammad Anwar, Anwar-ul-Haq Rana on the Exit Control List. Accused are nominated in Kanal Motors scam in which Rs 1.2 billion has been embezzled. NAB authorities have also recommended initiating appropriate action against Major Hameed Rana involved in said fraud.

Laborers’ issues should be addressed more often: SPO

LAHORE: The Strengthening Participatory Organization (SPO), concluded a two day workshop on Wednesday, which highlighted issues faced by laborers in general. Speakers in the workshop said that the labor force needed to adopt newer policies according to the requirement of the day. They said that the media and civil society can play a vital role in this regard therefore these two important pillars needed to be more mobilized. They added that Pakistan had a strong history regarding labor

Road safety week starts

LAHORE: National Highway and Motorways Police (NH&MP) on Wednesday observed the start of road safety week in connection with the efforts to reduce accidents and creating awareness among commuters regarding traffic rules and regulations at training institutes in Sheikhupura and Lahore. Delegations from stake holders like Rescue 1122, Nestle, Shell, transporter associations, students from universities, colleges, school and people from different walks of life, especially who suffered

An American dream

LAHORE: Had it been a gourmet item, it ought to have been delicious and rich, full filling or not it is for the reader to decide. Rohtas 2 held a one-day preview of works by Saba Khan titled ‘When in Boston’. The works not only possessed the quality to grasp solitude on subjects from life but were also pure eye-candy. Saba with her colourful, symbolic and elemental works cultivates a tale of the American dream, its fabled existence and finally the distortion of the dream. The artist’s

…and more criminals have carte blanche

LAHORE: As many as 2,055 people were deprived from their valuables from January 1, 2010 to December 15, 2010, in six different divisions of the provincial metropolis, Pakistan Today has learnt.
According to the Lahore Police data, maximum number of street crimes in six different divisions of Lahore was observed in Model Town as 497 such cases were lodged. Iqbal Town was placed on the second number with 302 cases followed by Cantonment Division with 299, City Division with 290 and

DHA culture is not Pakistani, says CJP

LAHORE: Life in Gawalmandi and Nisbat Road in Lahore depicts true Pakistani culture and the culture flourishing in the Defence Housing Authority (DHA), Lahore is not Pakistani culture in any way, Chief Justice (CJP) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said on Tuesday.
He made these remarks while hearing a petition filed by the DHA seeking court permission to deny passage rights to residents of bordering housing societies such as Punjab Society, so that DHA’s security and culture of

They want gas

LAHORE: All Pakistan CNG Association (APCNGA) and Petroleum Dealers Association held a protest on Tuesday, demanding uninterrupted gas supply and restoration of lease and commission in petrol. The office bearers gathered at Liberty Chowk and condemned the gas closure for CNG stations. A large number of rickshaw and taxi driver also joined them saying their businesses have ruined because of CNG closure. The protestors, holding banners and placards demanding of the government to save

Low gas pressure for domestic connections

LAHORE: Gas pressure for the domestic users remained low on Tuesday because of uninterrupted gas supplies to the industries, said Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) sources. Citizens’ problems magnified as they could not cook food because of low gas pressure.
The domestic consumers said their interests were not being safeguarded by the provincial government. The domestic consumers in Multan Road, Kotlakhpat, Township, WAPDA Town, Baghbanpura, Misri Shah, Shadbagh, Iqbal

‘FIA to recover NICL scam money by 31st’

LAHORE: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Punjab will recover the total embezzled money in the National Insurance Company Limited (NICL) scam until December 31, FIA Punjab Director Zafar Ahmed Qureshi said on Tuesday in a press conference at his office.
Qureshi told journalists that FIA Punjab had summoned wife and two daughters of former defence state minister Major (r) Habibullah Warraich to appear before inquiry officers in order to record their statements but Warriach

PTI organises protest against price-hike and unemployment

LAHORE: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Punjab chapter on Tuesday organised a protest and token hunger-strike camp outside the Punjab Assembly against imposition of the Reformed General Sales Tax (RGST), price-hike, unemployment and alleged corruption in government departments. Party leaders led by PTI Punjab President Ahsan Rashid opposed imposition of new taxes under the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) orders and urged the federal government to give up its anti-poor

Too few machines, too many dialysis patients

LAHORE: Kidney patients have to wait for months before getting the dialysis treatment in public hospitals across the city, as the number of dialysis machines are too few to cater to such an increasing number, Pakistan Today has learnt.
According to a survey conducted in major teaching hospitals of the city, despite the availability of dialysis machines and free of cost treatment, long waiting lists of patients has been observed. Services Hospital has nine machines and caters to

On a poet known for his love for humanity

LAHORE: International Islamic University Islamabad Rector Prof Fateh Muhammad Malik has called Noon Meem Rashid a pioneer of Urdu poetry who had broken the monopoly of traditional Urdu poets and brought recognition to the modern free poetic genre.
He was addressing at a seminar on the 100th birth anniversary of a renowned Urdu poet Noon Meem Rashid, organized by the Oriental College Urdu Department at Sheerani Hall on Tuesday, which was followed by launching ceremony of books by

LHC rules acting governor may make appointments

LAHORE – A Lahore High Court (LHC) five-member full bench on Tuesday dismissed a petition challenging appointments of the Punjab Services Tribunal chairman and the Punjab ombudsman by Punjab Assembly Speaker Rana Iqbal when he was serving as the Punjab acting governor in 2008.
The bench headed by LHC Chief Justice (CJ) Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry observed in a short order, “Acting governor of the province makes appointments on any post, if needed, on the advice of chief minister of the

PMA demands Janki Devi Hospital’s reopening

LAHORE – The closure of Janki Devi Hospital for the last three months and four days has led to the suffering of thousands of pregnant women who are forced to go to emergencies of other hospitals during labor.
Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) office bearers, Prof Yasmin Rashid, Dr M Tanveer Anwar, Dr Kamran Saeed, Dr Shahid Malik, Dr Izhar Chaudhry and Dr Salman Kazmi have protested on the closure of the maternity hospital and demanded from the Pakistan prime minister to suspend