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From the eyes of a child

From the eyes of a child

LAHORE – Let a thousand flowers bloom”, an exhibition of paintings by Ali Azmat, will be inaugurated by the Vice Chancellor of Punjab University Professor Mujahid Kamran on Tuesday, January 11 at 5:00 pm and will stay open till January 18 between 11:00am and 8:00pm everyday.
About twenty paintings are being displayed in the exhibition and are relevant to the current political scenario of the country, at the same time also depicting the problems faced by the masses.

Young doctors meet chief minister for special pay package

LAHORE – A delegation of young doctors met Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif at CM House on Monday and apprised him of the genuine demands of the young doctors, including the demands of a special pay package and pay protection for doctors.
The meeting was attended by Punjab Health Secretary Fawad Hasan Fawad, Parliamentary Secretary for Health Dr Saeed Elahi and MPA Dr Asad Ashraf while the delegation of young doctors consisted of Dr Salman Kazmi, Dr Aslam Rao, Dr Khuda

‘Journalists’ welfare will not be compromised’

LAHORE – The journalist community’s welfare will not be compromised but some negative forces in the community were doing propaganda against the present Lahore Press Club (LPC) council, LPC President Sarmad Bashir said on Sunday.
He was speaking at the LPC Annual Lunch hosted in honour of club members and their families at the Journalist Housing Society, Harbanspura. Punjab University (PU) Vice Chancellor (VC) Dr Mujahid Kamran graced the occasion as chief guest.
Bashir said

Chronicles of the ‘Black Market’ – Essential life-saving drugs go missing

LAHORE – Federal and provincial health department’s failure to monitor pharmaceutical companies and their distributors to ensure the supply of life saving drugs (LSDs) has created a “black market” for the crucial drugs, leaving thousands of critical patients at the mercy of profiteers, Pakistan Today has learnt.
According to details, Angised (for blood pressure and heart attack patients), Ventolin and Ventiline inhalers, Thyroxin (thyroid problems), Digoxin (heart enlargement),

And the sun comes out!

LAHORE – Citizens witnessed a sunset after a longtime, whereas sun exposed itself for a longer period of time after quite a few days on Sunday. People suffering gas load shedding in intense cold considered it the best opportunity and came out for a sun bath.
They cheered that sun made their day, whereas minimum temperature recorded on Sunday did not rise and remained at 2 Celsius. According to the Met Office, weather remained cold and dry in most parts of the country. Foggy

The flip side of the coin – Sunni Tehreek plans to provide killer legal assistance

LAHORE – The Sunni Tehreek would provide complete legal assistance to former Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer’s assassin Mumtaz Qadri, Sunni Ittehad Council Chairman Fazal Karim said on Sunday.
He was speaking at a religious conference at the Aiwan-e-Iqbal Auditorium. Karim condemned protests in Taseer’s favour saying that no civil society or non-governmental organisations (NGO) ever held a protest against killings of Sunnis in terrorist attacks at the Jamia Naeemia, Nishtar Park

Man’s body found in Choong Police Station precincts

LAHORE – An unidentified 40-year-old man’s decomposed body was found from the Choong Police Station precincts on Sunday. It is suspected that unidentified kidnappers abducted the man and escaped after throwing his body in the Choong Police Station precincts.
According to police, Choong local residents spotted the deceased’s body lying along the Kinar Bund Road and informed police, which reached the spot and shifted the body to the morgue with the Edhi Foundation’s help. According

Another daywithout gas

LAHORE – Sunday was another day when CNG stations remained non-functional, invoking protests and exhausting citizens as they searched for gas. Manawan locals protested against the aggravating gas shortage in the city. Meanwhile citizens also suffered Sui gas shortage.
Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited has stopped gas supplies to the CNG stations and the industrial sector to facilitate domestic users but consistent gas outages faced by citizens continued on Sunday. The government

Punjab abolishes department wings

LAHORE – The Punjab chief minister has accorded approval to the recommendations of the committee constituted for review and rationalization of various provincial departments.
The Public Policy and Change Management Wing, S & GAD, Tourism and Resort Development, Sports Department, IPC Wing and IT departments have been abolished. According to the details, the Public Policy and Change Management Wing, S & GAD has been entrusted to the Regulations Wing/O & M, S & GAD while Tourism

People cast aspersions on new governor

LAHORE – The speculation of appointing Senator Latif Khosa as governor of Punjab has sparked a new debate among the members of the public, especially students, Pakistan Today has learnt.
“The government should have appointed a person with a sound educational background,” they said, adding “how will he act as the chancellor of all public sector universities?” They said that people like Asma Jahangir and Aitzaz Ahsan should be given a chance to be the constitutional head of the

Onions sell like hot cakes at Sunday bazaars

LAHORE – Onions prices fell, as the federal government banned onion exports to India while chicken prices increased at various Sunday bazaars established in the city. More people visited the bazaars as compared to last week, as the sun made its way after several days and the cold weather decreased.
Tomatoes prices increased as compared to last week while people expressed their pleasure on fall in onion prices and urged the federal government to keep the ban on exports of onions

South Asia’s best forensic lab being built in Lahore

LAHORE – South Asia’s most modern forensic laboratory is being built in Lahore, which will prove to be a milestone in eradicating crimes, bringing criminals to justice, investigating crimes on scientific lines and providing justice to people, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said on Sunday.
He was addressing a meeting during a visit to the under-construction Punjab Forensic Science Agency near the Thokhar Niaz Baig. The Punjab Police inspector general, Punjab home secretary,

Neuro-angiography workshop concludes

LAHORE – The installation of the state-of-the-art neuro-angiography machine at Lahore General Hospital (LGH) is a revolutionary step which has enabled the doctors to treat and repair the veins of the brain without opening the skull, medical experts said in the concluding ceremony of a two-day training workshop of neuro-angiography at the LGH on Sunday.
Previously doctors conducted long operations for cerebral arterio-venous malformations which took a long time for healing the

CM promoting ‘horse-trading’ in Punjab, say Pervaiz Elahi

LAHORE – Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif should have given a 12-point agenda to his younger brother, as the Punjab CM was promoting horse-trading in the province, former Punjab chief minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi said on Sunday.
Addressing a press conference at his residence, Elahi said that the Punjab government was directionless while corruption and bad governance were also prevailing in Punjab. He said that the Punjab government has lost Rs 7 billion

Gas, power suspension continues

LAHORE – Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) has stopped gas supplies to the CNG stations and the industrial sector to facilitate domestic users, but consistent power and gas outages faced by domestic consumers continued on Saturday. Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO)’s claim of controlling the situation also stood falsified, as there has been no respite in power closures.
Citizens lived through another day with limited gas and electricity, as there was eight to ten

Trains, flights fog-delayed

Lahore – Train and flight schedules were disturbed on Saturday owing to foggy conditions in the country, Pakistan Today has learnt. According to railway officials, trains coming from Karachi to Lahore were late by four to five hours whereas several flights, which were supposed to land at Islamabad or Peshawar, landed at Lahore because of bad weather yesterday. Flight of the German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle also landed at Lahore instead of Islamabad owing poor visibility at