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Naveed Iqbal sent on physical remand until 23rd

Naveed Iqbal sent on physical remand until 23rd

LAHORE – The Model Town judicial magistrate on Wednesday handed over Naveed Iqbal, step brother of Supreme Court Justice Javed Iqbal and alleged murderer of his parents, and another accused Abbas on physical remand to the Factory Area Police until January 23. Naveed was arrested on Tuesday on charge of murdering his parents along with Abbas and Ameen over a monetary dispute.
On Wednesday, the Factory Area Police produced the accused before the judicial magistrate and sought their

Flood entrepreneurs – LUMS YLES to transform students

LAHORE – The Young Leaders and Entrepreneurs Summit (YLES), 2011 kicked off on Wednesday at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) Sports Complex with an exciting opening ceremony. This year, theme of YLES is Rural Entrepreneurship and according to organisers, the topic has become particularly important after the recent floods.
The ceremony featured instrumental band Quadrum, as the name suggests, the quartet with four drums offered a unique musical experience. With

‘Sustainopreneurship’ is the future

LAHORE – The LUMS Entrepreneurial Society (LES), since its foundation in 2005 has initiated several ambitious projects that inculcate entrepreneurial and leadership abilities amongst members as well as non-members. The most recent of these programmes is the social enterprise project, carrying with it flag of ‘Sustainopreneurship,’ aiming to create business ventures that turn social problems into businesses that sustain themselves.
Prior to that, LES initiated ‘investments,’

‘Economic crisis can be overcome by making more electricity’

LAHORE – The present economic crisis in the country could be overcome by enhancing power supplies, increasing tax collection, improving governance, reducing internal and external debts and constructing the Kalabagh Dam through mutual consensus, participants of a discussion on the country’s economic crisis at the Aiwan-e-Iqbal said on Tuesday. Pakistan Today Editor Arif Nizami, former finance ministers Dr Salman Shah and Sartaj Aziz, former industries minister Jahangir Tareen, former

PA passes resolution against torture of women

LAHORE – The Punjab Assembly on Tuesday passed a resolution to ensure women rights as provided by Islam to lessen violence. Opposition member Humaira Awais Shahid moved the resolution, in which she stated that incidents of violence against women were on the rise and one of the reasons for such violence was denial to women rights as provided by Islam. Some treasury members opposed the motion, which though was passed through voice voting.
The second resolution moved by Mehr

The boy who fell to earth

LAHORE – A 15-year-old boy, who died after falling from an airplane on the roof of a house located in Faisal Town, in an attempt to escape to Dubai by hiding in the plane’s wheel panel, has been identified as Qasim, resident of Daroghawala.
The deceased boy’s father, Siddique, identified the boy from the receipt of a cable network bill. The boy was a student at Al-Hadi Foundation School and was missing since January 10. On January 13, Siddique filed an application at Baghbanpura

‘Faisalabad citizens have to wait for potable water til 2018’

LAHORE – Faisalabad citizens have to wait for potable water for another 7 years, as provision of drinkable water would be completed by 2018 if funds are provided frequently, Punjab Housing, Urban Development and Public Health Engineering Parliamentary Secretary Zafar Iqbal Nagra told the Punjab Assembly (PA) on Tuesday. He was replying to questions of members of the provincial assembly (MPA) during the PA’s 22nd session held with Speaker Rana Iqbal in the chair. The question hour

‘Four new medical colleges to educate the poor’

LAHORE – Establishing four new medical colleges in Punjab is part of mission of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif to enable children of poor people acquire education, as their parents cannot afford expenses of million of rupees in private-sector medical colleges, Punjab Health Parliamentary Secretary Saeed Elahi said on Tuesday. He said that the decision to set-up medical colleges in the public-sector has complete support of the Punjab government and finance department and it has

GCU displays young painters

LAHORE – The Government College University Fine Arts Department on Tuesday held a painting exhibition of a group of young painters; Marina Aftab, Kiran Riaz, Nazish Altaf and Maria Ahsan. The work of Marina Aftab on Sufism remained the centre of attraction at the exhibition. Talking about her work, Marina said Sufism has always been a mystery for her.
“I always found myself deeply involved when it comes to mystical dimension of Islam. To understand and illustrate Peer-e-Kamil

Reply sought from NAB DG in Double Shah case

LAHORE – The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday sought reply from the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) director general (DG) on a petition filed by Pir Syed Sibtul Hassan Gilani alias Double Shah seeking directions to NAB to decide his application for reduction of surety bonds from Rs 3 billion to 100 million to finalise his plea bargain. A division bench consisting of Justice Sheikh Ahmad Farooq and Justice Yawar Ali issued the order on a petition filed by Double Shah submitting

SAP, Oxfam hunt for peace

Lahore – The inauguration of National Campaign for Peace was held yesterday by two non-government organisations; South Asian Partnership Pakistan (SAP-PK) and Oxfam Novib, at Ali Institute of Education, Lahore. Federal Minister for Human Rights said international cooperation was required to achieve peace.
“The real power rests not with the elected representatives but with the civil and military bureaucracy. Peace is not bureaucracy’s priority, as it has never experienced the

LHC dismisses petition seeking Faisal Saleh’s disqualification

LAHORE – A Lahore High Court (LHC) election tribunal on Tuesday dismissed a petition filed by Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Syeda Abida Hussain seeking disqualification of Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) Member of the National Assembly (MNA) Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat. Abida had lost the 2008 general elections from NA-88 Jhang-III against Faisal. The tribunal consisting of Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed observed that the petitioner could not prove her case against the

But what about my shoe contract? – LHC summons Auqaf chief administrator

LAHORE – Lahore High Court Justice Farooq Shiekh on Tuesday called Auqaf chief administrator to appear on February 7 on a petition filed by a contractor at the Shrine of Hazrat Farid Ganj Shakar, Pakpattan.
The petition has been filed by Syed Sajid Hussain through Manzoor Ali Gillani submitting that the petitioner suffered a loss on account of closure of four of five main entry gates of the shrine. The petitioner says he was awarded shoes-safety (hifazate paposh) contract against

Commemorating Manto

Lahore – 55th death anniversary of a famous short story writer, Saadat Hassan Manto was commemorated yesterday.
Manto was also a film and radio scriptwriter, and a journalist. During his 42-year stay on earth, he was able to produce 22 collections of short stories, one novel, three collections of essays and two collections of personal sketches. ‘Bu’ (Odour), ‘Khol Do’ (Open It), ‘Thanda Gosht’ (Cold Meat), and Toba Tek Singh are among his popular short stories. Manto touched

Husband kills wife in Ghaziabad

LAHORE – A man killed his wife for allegedly having illicit relations in the Ghaziabad Police Station precincts on Tuesday. Police arrested the accused who confessed his crime and admitted that he had also killed his 17-years-old daughter after strangling her neck around five months ago. The deceased was identified as Allah Rakhi, 40, a resident of the Nizamabad Colony, Ghaziabad. According to details, accused Rehmat Ali often suspected her wife’s character and severally thrashed her

Punjab govt transfers various officers

LAHORE – The Punjab government on Tuesday transferred a number of officers. Fakharuz Zaman Ali Cheema, deputy secretary, Information, Culture & Youth Affairs Department has been transferred and posted as general manager finance & administration, Technical Education & Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA), on deputation basis against a vacant post. Gulzar Ahmad, district officer (Revenue), Nankana Sahib, has been transferred and posted as senior administration officer in office of the

UHS declares MBBS-II results

LAHORE – The University of Health Sciences (UHS) on Tuesday announced result of the First Professional MBBS Part-II Annual Examinations. Total 2,923 candidates from 20 affiliated medical colleges appeared in the exam out of which 2,241 passed and 653 failed. Result of 29 candidates was put on RL list. The pass percentage remained 77.44. Javaria Karamat, daughter of Karamat Mahmood, of the Central Park Medical College, Lahore got first position by securing 494 marks out of 550.