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LHC seeks reply from LDA on liberty plaza

LHC seeks reply from LDA on liberty plaza

LAHORE – Lahore High Court Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed on Monday directed the Lahore Development Authroity (LDA) to file a reply by April 15, on an application requesting to stay the auction of 26 shops and restaurant at the first floor of Liberty Park and Ride Plaza. The application was filed by owners of shops near the plaza. They are Mohammad Saleem Hafeez, Mian Mohammad Haroon of Hotel MelRose Inn, Arshad Kareem Qureshi of Toy Land, M Zakariya Basheer Malik and Arif Mehmood of

FIA has made full recovery: Ch Zaheer

LAHORE – PML-Q Punjab secretary general Chaudhry Zaheer-ud-Din on Monday claimed party leader Moonis Elahi was framed in a case in which the investigating agency had already a made hundred percent recovery. He made the claim talking to media at district courts before the appearance of Moonis Elahi in the court. Chaudhary Zaheer also claimed that FIA could not extract a single paisa from Moonis in NICL scam during the 10-day physical remand. He maintained that Moonis belong to a

GCU celebrates Pak-China friendship

LAHORE – The strong and time-tested friendship between Chinese and Pakistan governments need to be applied at the people-to-people level, said the Chinese Ambassador His Excellency Mr. Liu Jian while addressing the celebrations of 60-years Pak-China Friendship at the Government College University Lahore. Punjab Minister Ch Ghafoor, GCU Vice Chancellor Prof Ikramul Haq (S.I), Pak-China Bureau Chief Executive Officer Zaffurdin Mahmood and a large member of government dignitaries,

-auction set for March 31

LAHORE – As many as 26 shops at the lower ground floor, besides the space for a restaurant at the first floor of the Park and Ride Plaza on Gulberg`s Main Boulevard will be sold through an open auction on March 31. Some 13 ground floor shops of the plaza had already been sold for Rs 211.45 million against the reserve price of Rs185.3 million in an open auction on Jan 26, said a spokesman on Sunday.
People interested in taking part in the auction will have to deposit reserve

The land record is with the old consolidation officer…

LAHORE – The District Officer Revenue has issued a notice to the former Consolidation Officer (Niaz Baig) Jamil Mughal who has been involved in violating the Land Record Manual as he had not consigned any of the ownership right documents to the government since he had been assigned to his post. The District Officer Revenue Zulfiqar Ghuman has issued a notice demanding explanation from the former Consolidation Officer (Niaz Baig) Jamil Mughal who has not dispatched the any of the

Our Inter registration has not been sent

LAHORE – Students of Intermediate from Forman Christian College University (FCCU) protested on Monday against the FCCU administration for withholding their admissions for the intermediate examination 2011.
The demonstration was organized near the Canal Road in which the students strongly protested against the decision and demanded that authorities concerned take notice of the matter. Students claimed that it was only students who bribed officials that shall be able to sit in the

US urged to register cases against Terry Jones

LAHORE – Speakers at an interfaith relations dialogue seminar demanded that the United States (US) administration and international powers should register cases against Terry Jones and his disciple Wayne Sapp under terror clauses for violating the UN charter and basic human rights to stop extremists in the future. They also demanded that the United Nations Organisation (UNO), US, human rights organizations and other international powers take immediate measures for necessary law making

NAB extends AG office fraud accused’s remand

LAHORE – An accountability court on Monday extended the physical remand of seven people nominated in a case of fraudulent withdrawal of money from Punjab accountant general office until April 11. The seven people are Shaukat Ali, Muhammad Ali, Shoaib Sardar, Kashif Iqbal, Imran Shah, Sajawal Ashraf and Gulfam Rasool Khan. Among the accused, Muhammad Ahmad, Ghulam Rasool Khan, Muhammad Shakeel and Muhammad Waseem were illegally shown as sub-inspector, assistant sub-inspector and

MQM seeks foolproof security

LAHORE – Mutahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leaders while thanking the Punjab government for facilitating them to hold party’s public moot on April 10 at the new venue, Qaddafi Stadium road, expressed the hope that provincial government would make foolproof security arrangements on the day of the event. MQM coordination committee member Iftikahar Randhawa expressed these views while addressing a press conference at the newly inaugurated party’s office along with coordination committee

Painting walls of hope

LAHORE – Drive by the wall opposite the centre point, you see monuments painted next to calls for peace, depictions of culture and a call for togetherness. Amidst these paintings of hope, is a painting of an old woman in despondency, a theme the the City District Government Lahore (CDGL), a partner to the project, does not allow. The painting somehow slipped through their gaze. However, Yasir, a chartered accountant, paints what he calls is the true reflection of the society around

Accountability, merit, discipline, training – the key to curbing crime

LAHORE – Curbing crime from the society, increasing inspection and internal accountability, watching merit, discipline and training would alternatively lead to combat the terrorism, said Inspector General of Police (IGP) Punjab Javed Iqbal on Monday. All ASPs should follow these priorities while entering into professional life, he added while addressing to 37 trainees of ASPs of 37th Common Batch including 3 female at CPO, today. On this occasion, Punjab Additional IGP Chaudhry

Warid celebrates Earth Hour

LAHORE – Warid Telecom celebrated Earth Hour on Saturday. These celebrations were a part of Warid’s going ‘green drive’. The global community, transcending race, culture and age, embraced Earth Hour in the pursuit of a cleaner and safer planet. While commenting on Warid’s participation in the event, Warid Telecom Chief Executive Officer Muneer Farooqui said, “Our participation in the Earth Hour this year shows our commitment towards the health of living resources on which we all

CNG suppliers give last warning

LAHORE – All Pakistan CNG Association (APCNGA) has decided to give a last chance to SNGPL to end the two-day closure schedule for the CNG sector, said APCNGA Supreme Council Abdullah Ghayas Paracha on Monday.
Talking to Pakistan Today, he said the association has decided to give last chance to Sui Northern Gas Pipelines (SNGPL) till March 30th and from next week the CNG association would not accept a closure in any part of Punjab or Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa. He said the association

Moonis Elahi’s remand extended

LAHORE – Local judicial magistrate Irfan Basra on Monday extended the physical remand of Moonis Elahi involved in National Insurance Corporation Scam till April 1. Earlier, FIA authorities produced the accused before the court to obtain an extension in his physical remand after the completion of earlier ten day remand. During the hearing defence counsel Muhammad Iqbal Bhatti argued that the FIA was unable to recover a single rupee from Moonis Elahi during the ten day physical remand

Cricket ‘sweeps’ away Jashan-e-Baharan

LAHORE – The cricket mania has swept way the Jashan-e-Baharan held regularly every year under the aegis of the Pakistan Horticulture Authority (PHA), leaving no option for the Punjab government but to cancel the event in all but name.
“The Punjab government has not made the official announcement to cancel the traditional spring festival to avoid massive criticism by public,” a senior PHA official told Pakistan Today. “The simmering obsession around the Cricket World Cup 2011

Would-be ASIs brave elements

LAHORE – Poor arrangements made by the Punjab Public Service Commission at the University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Lahore and at Police Training School Multan for around 40,000 candidates, appeared in the written test for 163 slots of Assistant Sub-Inspectors (ASIs) on Sunday, have irked candidates.
More than 15,000 candidates appeared in the written test for assistant sub inspectors (ASI) at the University of Engineering and Technology. The written test started at 9am

India favourites? Imran is wrong: Pervez Rasheed

LAHORE – Senator Pervaiz Rashid of the Pakistan Muslim League-N has expressed his surprise and anguish over the statement of Imran Khan declaring Indian cricket team as favorite for the forthcoming semi-final of World Cup 2011.
He said that it does not behoove a Pakistani politician to predict victory of Indian cricket team over Pakistan. He said that former Pakistan cricket team captain Imran Khan has hurt the sentiments of 160 million people of Pakistan by showing his lack of