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Low gas pressure rules at CNG stations

Low gas pressure rules at CNG stations

LAHORE – Gas pressure to CNG stations remained low on Saturday while many stations were closed owing to gas shortage causing a lot of inconvenience to people amid the All Pakistan CNG Association’s appeal to Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani to consult all stakeholders for tackling the gas crisis.
All CNG stations at the Johar Town, College Road, Peco Road and the Allama Iqbal Town were either closed or could not sell CNG to people owing to gas shortage. Citizens complained

60 ‘suspicious’ men held during Ashura procession

LAHORE – Law enforcement agencies have held around 60 suspicious men from the route of main Zuljinah procession on 10th of Muharram.
According to police out of 60 suspicious men, Police released 47 men after interrogations while shifted 13 men to unknown places for further interrogations.
Sources said that 8 suspicious men were arrested by the law enforcement agencies while roaming around Nisar Haveli, 38 were held roaming suspiciously in Andron Bhaati Gate Area and Tehsil

CJ advises bars not to go on strikes

LAHORE – Lahore High Court Chief Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry asked the bar associations and lawyers’ representatives to end their practice of protests at the courts all over Punjab because it hindered the process of dispensing justice to the masses.
“If there is a need for a strike then it should be only for one hour as a token strike. The strikes aim at bringing an issue in the notice of higher authorities and this purpose can be served with a token strike,” said Ijaz while

THE BLACK WIDOWS – Girls loot men after marriage

LAHORE – A group of girls have adopted a novel way to loot people; they marry men, fly abroad seeking refuge supposedly from their family and then deceitfully divorce, appropriating the groom’s money.
MODUS OPERANDI: Senior police official tells about the group’s working: the girls work separately and each member as an individual hunts her prey. The girls are educated and hail from suburban areas of Lahore. The first girl traps the man posing to be in love and then marry him.

Police blow own trumpet over incident-less Ashura

LAHORE – Intense security measures, made by the law enforcement agencies across Punjab on the instructions of Punjab Government to maintain law and order and also to avoid any untoward incident, have led to the observance of Ashura Days peacefully, Pakistan Today observed.
Owing to serious threats for carrying out terrorist activities on main Zuljinah processions from militant groups especially from Lashkare Jhangvi (Al-Almi Group), the Punjab Police as well as Lahore Police have

Scouts aid police in Ashura security

LAHORE – Around 1300 armed personnel were deployed with personnel from law enforcement agencies including the police to protect the main zuljinah procession in Lahore on Ashura.
The possible threats by the banned outfits were averted successfully by the planning and coordination among the police and the management of the Shia Peace Committee. Volunteers and scouts moved with the mourners and some remained standing on the entry and exit points of the procession to check people.

Wikileaks starts ‘leaks fever’ in Pakistan

LAHORE – While Wikileaks founder Julian Assange may have been the most controversial personality of 2010, but his website’s revelations have created ‘leaks fever’ in Pakistan, as more than a dozen Internet domains containing the word leaks have been registered in the last 30 days, Pakistan Today has learnt.
Domain registration data showed that a number of Internet domains have been registered between August 14 and December 12 including,,

Gas load-shedding challenged in LHC

LAHORE – A petition was filed in the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Saturday challenging gas load shedding for the industrial sector of Punjab and CNG stations, terming it disastrous for the economy.
Noshab A Khan advocate filed the petition arguing that gas shortages were being witnessed in Lahore since the last 10 days and both domestic and commercial users were facing problems in this regard.
The petitioner alleged that the federal government was discriminating against Punjab

‘Pregnant women’s immunisation is EDO’s responsibility’

LAHORE – Monitoring and supervision of routine immunisation of pregnant women and children against different diseases and making the polio campaign a success is prime responsibility of the executive district officers (EDO) Health, Punjab Health Secretary Fawad Hassan Fawad said.
He made these remarks while chairing a meeting on Saturday to review progress of routine immunisation and polio campaign in Punjab. He said that stern action would be taken against officers who would fail

Youm-e-Ashur observed peacefully

LAHORE – The Youm-e-Ashur, marking the martyrdom of the Holy Prophet’s (PBUH) grandson Imam Hussain (RA), his family members and companions during the battle of Karbala, was observed peacefully with religious zeal amid tight security.
Not a single untoward incident or terrorist attack was witnessed on the occasion highlighting good performance of the security forces and intelligence agencies. Besides the main Zuljinah procession, which was taken out from the Nisar Haveli inside

Khosa thanks security staff, citizens for peaceful Ashura

LAHORE – Punjab chief minister’s Senior Adviser Sardar Zulfiqar Khosa on Saturday appreciated people’s cooperation, diligence showed by all law enforcement agencies and other government departments for protecting the life and property of citizens during Ashura.
He highlighted the role played by the police, rangers, armed forces, special branch, Anti-Terrorism Department and other government departments in ensuring a peaceful Ashura. He also appreciated the unprecedented

Edhi staff provide Ashura medical cover

LAHORE – Staffers of Edhi Foundation have claimed on Saturday to provided first aid service to 3325 injured mourners and hospitalized 55 on 9th and 10th of Muharram, while providing 24 hours Emergency Medical Cover to mourning processions in all the provincial capital.
According to Edhi officials, mourners who sustained injuries owing flagellate were provided with dressings and appropriate medicines while fifty five (55) mourners having severe injuries and deep cuts were shifted

Police crackdown on pillion riders

LAHORE – Lahore Police registered around 680 FIRs against the violators of ban on pillion riding and impounded over 4500 bikes during 9th and 10 of Muharram.
An official of Lahore Police said that ban on pillion riding was imposed by the Punjab Government on 9, 10 Muharram. Lahore Police in order to implement ban, mounted pickets at different points in the provincial metropolis and impounded over 4500 bikes.

Lund leaves PPP for PML-Q

LAHORE – Renowned politician, lawyer and Peoples Lawyers Forum (PLF) Vice President Sardar Zafer Lund along with other companions said good-bye to PPP on Friday.
Inspired by the people friendly steps of Pervez Elahi, he said he was joining PML-Q. He was accompanied by Abdul Gaffar Khan Hamdani, Muhammad Ali Patafi, Sharif Sajid and many others. He made this announcement during a meeting with Elahi at his residence.
He expressed his confidence in the leadership of Chaudhry

Lahoris throng graveyards on Youm-e-Ashur

LAHORE – A large number of people visited graveyards during Youm-e-Ashur to pray for the departed soul of their loved ones.
Many people visited graveyards on Eids but Muharram, which marks the martyrdom of the Holy Prophet’s (PBUH) grandson Imam Hussain (RA), his family members and companions, provided another opportunity for people to visit the graves of their loved one who had passed away but left behind sweet memories to cherish.
Although, city roads were deserted during

Ashura Mourning

The main Zuljinah procession commemorating the martyrdom of the Holy Prophet’s (PBUH) grandson Imam Hussain (AS), his family members and companions in the battle of Karbala was taken out from the Nisar Haveli amid tight security.
Hundreds of majalis were organised and small zuljinah processions were taken out. The Nisar Haveli main procession had its own importance and attracted thousands of mourners from across the city.
Policemen were directed to provide foolproof security

UPCOMING ATTRACTIONS – Of society and other animals

LAHORE – From the society’s double standards to the evolution of social system and from balancing time and space to deeper symbolism of things are just some of the topics that create the crux of the exhibition titled ‘What Next!’
Ejaz Art Gallery opened its doors for this unique exhibition by six young and potentially talented artists; Anam Khaliq, Aqeel Abbas, Dua Abbas Rizvi, Madiha Sikander, Rafia Butt and Usman Alvi. These young guns are vibrant in their individualistic