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NH&MP campaigns against illegal U-turns, encroachments

NH&MP campaigns against illegal U-turns, encroachments

LAHORE – National Highway and Motorway Police (NH&MP) N-5 Central on Tuesday has launched a campaign against illegal U-turns and encroachments on national highways, said NH&MP N-5 Central DIG Syed Ibne Hussain while addressing a Police Darbar in Beat 13. The DIG said that illegal U-turns and encroachments on national highways were a permanent hazard for the free flow of traffic and road safety.
He instructed the beat commander to enhance coordination with National Highway

Pakistan Red Crescent Society organises workshop

LAHORE – The Pakistan Red Crescent Society Punjab chapter organised a five-day first aid training workshop at the Lady Emerson Hall of the Red Crescent Society on Tuesday. Punjab University Pharmacy Department students participated in the workshop, which imparted emergency response training, first aid to heart attack and burn patients and ways of shifting patients to hospitals.
At the workshop’s conclusion, Punjab Red Crescent Society Secretary Brigadier (r) Muhammad Saleem

PAL commemorates Faiz Ahmed Faiz

LAHORE – The Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) has organized a series of nationwide seminars for Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s 2011 celebrations on President Asif Ali Zardari’s special instructions. The first programme of the series was held at PAL’s main office in Islamabad, all four provincial offices of PAL organized such events.
PAL Chairman Fakhar Zaman in a briefing said that PAL has published a special book on Faiz Ahmed Faiz written by Tasleem Elahi Zulfi titled “Faiz Ahmed Faiz in

Exhibition – Conversing lines

LAHORE – When sometimes words fail to explain the thoughts wedged in your head, lines seem to do the job just fine. They converse candidly and develop a communication with the viewer, who not only just listens to what these lines have to say, but also talks back. And lines in return just seem to answer all the right questions, wrong questions and even the unasked; they appear to have seen and seem to have known it all.
Such a dialogue with a few lines was on display in the shape

Excise and Tax Dept strikes

LAHORE – Joining enemies of the Valentines Day, the Punjab Excise and Taxation Department on Monday rolled over its sleeves to check all Valentine parties, musical shows, dance functions and other entertainment events, which were being held without obtaining the valid No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the department.
The Pearl Continental Hotel, Royal Palm Golf and Country Club and the Park Plaza received NOCs to avoid any unpleasant situation during the Valentines Day. But

LCWU ‘crusades’ against Valentines

LAHORE – The Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) administration adopted a unique way this year to bar students from celebrating the Valentines Day and suspended all academic activities on Monday.
According to sources, the step was taken to stop students from coming to the college and celebrate the Valentines Day, as it was the only way to stop excited students. The LCWU administration, in order to divert the attention of girls from the Valentines Day, arranged an annual

Cupid does strike!

LAHORE – Valentine’s Day was celebrated in some areas of Lahore on Monday. Shops were decorated with loud red hearts and embellishments while stuffed toys sat on shop windows waiting to be bought even on the day itself. Those caught in the spirit of celebration were seen wearing colourful clothes in shades of pink and red; girls as well as boys donned on red and pink shirts.
Couples enjoyed the day by taking a stroll in parks or having lunch or dinner at restaurants while some

LHC considers argument based on newspaper reports, frail

LAHORE – Chief Justice of Lahore High Court (LHC) Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry on Monday observed if courts start taking action on news published in newspapers, the situation will deteriorate further.
CJ made these remarks during the hearing of several writ petitions challenging holding of dual office by President Asif Ali Zardari, when petitioner’s counsel AK Dogar questioned reputation of Zardari by referring to different newspapers reports.
Dogar said that the Supreme

No clue on missing stowaway

LAHORE – Police investigators have not been able to recover the missing boy, whose friend died after falling from an aircraft in an attempt to escape to Dubai while hiding in the wheel well couple of weeks.
However the blame game is continued and police investigators, after finding no clues about the missing boy, have started blaming Airport Security Force (ASF) and other investigations agencies for not cooperating them during the course of investigations.
Police blamed ASF

Centennial celebration of ‘Work for toiling masses’

LAHORE – Saleema Hashmi, Imtiaz Alam and Hameed Akhtar cut a birthday cake in commemoration of Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s hundredth birthday while speeches were delivered by Imtiaz Alam, IA Rehman and Hameed Akhtar at SAFMA on Monday.
In their speeches, the speakers said that the atmosphere in the country today is highly immoral. An aura of terrorism because of ideological issues develops only when people are insecure and their view points are different.
“This is opposite to what

Four bodies found from debris of Shah Alam Market plazas

LAHORE – Rescue officials found four bodies and some limbs from debris of Shah Alam Market plazas. The bodies were identified as Eesah Masih, 60, Naeem Iqbal Masih and Sohail Khan, residents of the Lakar Mandi, Mochi Gate and Shangla respectively while one body remains unidentified.
Rescue officials said two victims worked as sweepers at the Behria Plaza. Rescue officials said the bodies were identified by their ID cards. The bodies were removed to the morgue for autopsy while

Reply sought on closure of NAB references against politicians

LAHORE – A Lahore High Court (LHC) division bench on Monday sought a reply from the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) within three weeks on a petition challenging closure of 60 references against politicians and bigwigs on directions of the NAB chairman.
The bench consisting of Justice Iftikhar Hussain Chaudhry and Justice Ahmad Farooq Sheikh issued the orders on a petition filed by Rana Ilmddin submitting that according to media reports, criminal references against various

Khosa promises fair decision on UoE professors’ sacking

LAHORE – Punjab Governor Sardar Latif Khosa has assured students of University of Education (UoE) of taking a merit based decision on the sacking of two varsity professors; he said this after meeting with the Student Action Committee representatives of UoE on Monday.
Five students of UoE tabled their demands in front of the Sardar Latif Khosa, where he also took notice of the self immolation by a UoE student in front of Governor House and appreciated the students who were

Lahore Mass Transit System suspects remand extended

LAHORE – An accountability court on Monday extended the physical remand of Danish Shamshad, accused of involvement in the Lahore Mass Transit System Project scam until February 26. Danish is a shareholder in more than 10 properties purchased by his father and key accused in the said reference.
Former Punjab Transport Department cashier Shamshad Gulzar embezzled Rs 401.155 million from funds allocated for the Lahore Mass Transit System Project. Separately, National Accountability

LHC advises PR to sell land to pay workers

LAHORE – The Lahore High Court on Monday warned Pakistan Railways (PR) authorities, if the department remains unable to pay salaries to its legal advisors, huge residences of officials at Mayo Garden would be sold for this purpose.
Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed made these observations after Railways’ legal advisor Sarfraz Cheema stated that salaries have been paid to some legal advisors only. Railways sought time to pay salaries to rest of the legal advisors as department is facing

People benefit from Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Medical Camp

LAHORE – A large number of people from Northern Lahore were given free medical treatment and facility of hepatitis B and C screening at the Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Medical Camp on Sunday.
The medical camp organised by the Ataullah Khan Bangash Foundation at residence of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Federal Council Member and former member of the Punjab Assembly (MPA) Dr Ziaullah Khan Bangash was visited by a large number of people and party activists of the NA-123 constituency.

JI opposes Davis release

LAHORE – Jamaat-i-Islami has strongly opposed the release of Raymond Davis under any pressure and warned if the rulers handed over Raymond Davis by compromising national honor and dignity, they won’t survive; even Washington would not be able to shield them.
While speaking to a seminar on Monday held at Lahore Press Club, JI leaders said rulers must provide justice to the aggrieved families by disregarding every pressure. “The days of the US supremacy were over, states were