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LHC orders police to investigate gang rape case

LHC orders police to investigate gang rape case

Lahore – The Lahore High Court on Wednesday ordered Johar Town police to register a case and arrest seven people who kidnapped and gang raped a girl for 22 days. Justice Saghir Qadri ordered police to get the girl medically examined and register a case against Mahi, Kurshid and others. In pursuance of the court orders, police produced the 20-year-old girl in the court who stated that the accused tortured and raped her. The court passed this order on the petition of Javed who through

3 SSPs and 5 SPs transferred

Lahore – Punjab Police Inspector General Javed Iqbal issued transfer and posting orders of 3 SSPs and 5 SPs on Wednesday. Police Headquarters AIG Logistics Sultan Ahmad Ch has been transferred and posted as SSP Special Branch for Punjab, Police Headquarters Punjab AIG Admin Ehsan Ullah Bajwa has been posted as Police Headquarters AIG legal for Punjab, Police college Sihala Administrator SSP Mr. Ahmad Jamal-ur-Rehman has been posted as SSP CTD while SP Mr. Ahmad Arsalan Malik whose

Hospital staff involved in medicine theft

LAHORE – A high level committee, constituted on the instruction of Secretary Health Punjab Fawad Hassan Fawad for investigating the incident stolen medicines from the private pharmacy of Services Hospital has submitted its report. Fawad disclosed that as per the inquiry report, connivance of staff in medicines’ theft has been proved and stern action was being taken against those involved in this matter.

Students, parents packed like sardines at KC convocation

LAHORE – Kinnaird College’s annual convocation, a much-awaited event for graduating students of the Master’s and Bachelor’s programmes, was held on February 22, but as excited as everyone was, the event came in for a lot of criticism. In certain sections, instead of leaving its mark as a well organized event whose memory would be something to remember, many students and parents, left, extremely disappointed by what they termed to be the inefficiency of the management.
The main

CTP orders crackdown on traffic violations

Lahore – The City Traffic Police (CTP) has announced a massive crackdown from 1st March onwards against drivers without traffic licenses. The Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) SSP Syed Ahmed Mobin has commanded DSPs, circle in-charges and senior traffic wardens to launch a crackdown against the violators without any discrimination. DSP Licensing Ali Iftikhar Jaffery said CTP has standardized licensing method according to international standards.
“Four learners’ booths have been

Bank fraud accused remanded in custody

LAHORE – An accountability court on Wednesday extended the judicial remand of Muhammad Ajmal Minhas and Muhammad Ibrahim, both accused in a bank fraud case, until March 8. Muhammad Ajmal was a senior officer in Habib Bank, Wasan Pura branch. He is accused of embezzling Rs 2.7 million with the connivance of Muhammad Ibrahim. The court directed the NAB to file a reference against them at the next hearing.

It drizzled

Lahore – The city dwellers witnessed light rain on Wednesday. With roads washed clean and Met Office reports indicating that the cloudy conditions will prevail for the next few days, citizens have started to gear up for picnics. Met office reports that light to moderate rain/snowfall occurred in the isolated places of Punjab, Northeast Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwah (KPK) and Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), and this rainy season with cloudy conditions will prevail at a few places of

Pakistan Children’s Film Festival starts on Saturday

Lahore – The third Pakistan Children’s Film Festival will be launched on Saturday. Participants from 26 countries will participate in this five day long festival where 83 films will be screened. The festival has been organized by Little Art in collaboration with EyeBee. Little Art is a youth-led organization that engages children and youngsters in innovative artistic avenues.
The organization believes in promoting ideals of democracy, equality, civil rights, community,

CHEATING IN BASANT – It wasn’t always supposed to be so dangerous!

LAHORE – Celebrating Basant was banned in 2009, much to the relief of many, but today many people do not agree much with this step made by the Punjab government.
Being part of Lahore’s culture, kite flying is being sorely missed by those who used to look forward to Basant festivities and family reunions, spending time on rooftops and getting the brightest, and most beautifully designed kites in the neighbourhood. The festival would then have kite-tussles in the sky, marked with

No sign of Spring Festival

LAHORE – After Basant debacle despite high hopes, Punjab government is not likely to put on Jashan-e-Baharan 2011 festival, leaving spring-lovers high and dry. Mismanagement in engaging sponsors and security concerns are reported to be main reasons making the event as a non-starter.
An official from Parks and Horticultural Authority (PHA) told Pakistan Today that PHA DG Abdul Jabbar Shaheen’s lack of interest in the event was also another reason. He said Jabbar has been recently

UoE students protest unrest by handful of IT students

LAHORE – Students of the University of Education on Tuesday protested against the unrest being created in the varsity by some students of the IT Department allegedly on the instigation of expelled director of the Science and Technology Division, Dr Anwaarur Rehman Pasha, according to a press release.
According to details, some students of the IT Department forced their way into other departments and started intimidating the students to join their protest. The miscreants also

Kinnaird College holds 74th convocation

LAHORE – Pakistan can only find its lost place among the comity of nations through education, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said on Tuesday. He was addressing the 74th Convocation of the Kinnaird College (KC) for Women at the Perin Boga Amphitheatre. KC Board of Governors Chairman former Lahore Bishop Reverend Dr Alexander John Malik presided over the ceremony.
The CM said that there was a need to promote the culture of research and accountability and the Danish Schools

PU AFFAIRS – VC’s ‘mates’ fail to show up

LAHORE – Five senior teachers of the Punjab University (PU) denied to support PU Vice Chancellor (VC) Professor Dr Mujahid Kamran and avoided to participate in a meeting that was arranged by Teachers Front (TF) in VC’s favour.
Some PU teachers disclosed that these five teachers had been ‘obliged’ by the VC in the past. Their names are Hafiz Muhammad Iqbal, Dr Amin Ather, Dr Zahid Karim Khan, Dr Ahsan Akhtar Naz and Dr Abdul Ghaffar. PU sources said that they were in close contact

Teacher’s Front organizes rally, condemns ASA

LAHORE – A large number of Punjab University teachers attended a rally organized by University Teachers Front here on Tuesday from IBIT to IBA against the behaviour of Academic Staff Association’s office-bearers. Earlier, a meeting was held in the auditorium of Institute of Business and Information Technology which received strong attendance.
The meeting condemned the false propaganda meted out against the Vice Chancellor and senior teachers by ASA President Maher Saeed Akhter

Governor’s daughter-in-law’s Qul held

LAHORE – Qul of Punjab Governor Latif Khosa’s daughter-in-law and People’s Lawyers’ Forum (PLF) President Khurram Latif Khosa’s wife Hina Saeed were held on Tuesday at 84-H Model Town.
Federal Environment Minister and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Lahore President Samina Khalid Ghurki, Awami National Party (ANP) Senior Vice President Senator Haji Adeel, PPP Member of the Provincial Assembly (MPA) Qasim Zia, PPP Punjab Secretary General Samiullah Khan, former president Justice (r)

Case seeking trader’s properties confiscation adjourned

LAHORE – An accountability court on Tuesday adjourned hearing of a case seeking confiscation of properties owned by Raja Centre Main Market, Gulberg owner Raja Riaz until February 28. During the hearing, Riaz’s son Hammad Riaz filed an application submitting that he is actual owner of the property confiscated by the court and orders regarding confiscation of properties might be revised in his favour.
On the court’s direction, Consolidation Officer Muhammad Jameel issued a notice

LHC issues notice on petition challenging polypropylene bags use

LAHORE – Lahore High Court (LHC) Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed on Tuesday issued a notice to the Punjab Food Department on a petition challenging procurement of polypropylene bags for storing wheat.
Barrister Syed Ali Zafar filed the petition submitting that procurement and use of polypropylene bags was not only harmful for human health and environment but also against the Punjab Procurement Rules 2009. He said that when wheat, which is a living organism, is stored in these bags