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Suspicious looking man held near US consulate

Suspicious looking man held near US consulate

LAHORE: US Consulate security guards on Friday captured a suspect and handed him over to Civil Lines Police. According to police sources, security guards saw a six-foot-tall man doing suspicious activities and nabbed him and also recovered few maps from his possession.
The suspect was in CIA Police custody and according to sources, he told CIA officials that his name was Safdar, son of Jaan Muhammad, and a resident of Waziristan. According to police sources, US Consulate

WAF slams cleric for threatening Aasia

LAHORE: Women Action Forum (WAF) strongly condemned the death threats issued by a radical cleric from Khyber-Pakhtunkhawah against Aasia Bibi. On the occasion of Human Rights Day, the WAF demanded action against the cleric concerned.
It also urged the government to take suitable measures for the protection of Aasiya Bibi from such malicious elements. The WAF said any public controversy over a law is justified in democracy, but no public debate should be aimed at risking any

Blind man accuses police of minting money in brother’s murder probe

LAHORE: Shafiqabad Investigation Police has taken bribe from a helpless family to draft the scene of murder of the family’s only bread winner, who was allegedly shot dead in public by his brother in law on September 26, Pakistan Today has learnt.
The family, which includes three blind brothers who are all hafiz-e-Quran, has been left stranded and unable to pursue the murder case of Sharifullah, 26, resident of Khokhar Town on Bund Road. The deceased was running a PCO shop to earn

DIG inspects security for Muharram

LAHORE: Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Rao Sardar Ali Khan visited processions and Majalis held in different areas of the provincial metropolis on Friday and checked the security arrangements. He visited a procession held in Islampura and Majalis held in Zaidi House Shah Jamal and Imambargah Qasre Abu Taalib, Shadman.
He directed the officials to remain alert during the month of Muharram to avert any untoward incident. He appealed to the participants of Majalis and processions

Shahbaz Sharif briefs Nawaz about Ashiyana Housing Scheme

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif gave a briefing to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif about the low-cost Ashiyana Housing Scheme on Friday. The CM said that the project for providing houses to low-income people had started in Lahore and would be extended throughout Punjab.
He said that 26 sites have been identified for the scheme in various districts of the province. Shahbaz informed Nawaz that the housing project was a welfare scheme of the

PPP will never tolerate injustice with students or teachers: Jahangir Badar

LAHORE: The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) would never tolerate injustice with students or teachers and the Punjab government would have to review its policies in this regard, PPP Secretary General Senator Jahangir Badar said on Friday while protesting against police torture of students and teachers outside the Punjab Assembly.
He made these remarks in a press conference at the Lahore Press Club. Badar said that using force could never achieve positive results and baton-charging

WB team discusses projects with Shahbaz

LAHORE: A World Bank delegation, led by Country Director Rachid Benmessaoud, called on Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif here on Friday and discussed with him implementation of various ongoing WB programmes as well as cooperation in several sectors.
Provincial Minister for Education Mian Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman, Chief Secretary Nasir Khosa, Planning & Development chairman and secretaries of housing, finance, agriculture, health, irrigation and communication and works

JI leader’s father passes away

LAHORE: Mehboob Ahmed Khan, father of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Punjab chief Dr Waseem Akhtar, died on Friday and was buried at the Islampura graveyard. He was 72. JI chief Syed Munawar Hassan, former JI chief Qazi Hussain Ahmed, Secretary General Liaqat Baloch and other party leaders expressed deep grief over Mehboob’s death and offered condolences with the bereaved family.

Man kills wife

LAHORE: A man killed his wife over some domestic issue on Friday in the jurisdiction of Ferozwallah Police Station. Reportedly, 43-year-old Sakeena, a resident of Ferozwallah, married Ramzan twelve years ago and owned four children. Police officials said that the couple used to quarrel over the matters related to money because Ramzan was unemployed for more than four months.
They added that Sakeena demanded money from his husband upon which he started beating her with the wooden

PMA rejects PMDC’s objections to new colleges

LAHORE: The statements issued by the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) against the opening of four new medical colleges by the Punjab government are based on ‘mala fied intentions’, office bearers of the Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) said in a statement on Friday.
The statement further read that the PMDC has raised objections to opening government medical colleges, which will provide cheap, quality education, however has ‘turned a blind eye’ to irregularities going

St Andrew’s Church celebrates 150 jubilee years

LAHORE: A large number of Christians celebrated the 150 years of service of the St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Nabha Road on Friday. The church was built in 1860 during the British era. Since that time, St Andrew’s has been a witness to the Church at large by demonstrating that devotion in action is evangelical and lived faith brings grace to those in need. Thousands of people have worshipped at this church, and remark on the sense of family unity in the congregation.

LHC dismisses MPs’ petitions against local commissions

LAHORE: A full bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC), headed by Chief Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry, dismissed on Friday scores of petitions filed by 12 parliamentarians, challenging the authority and legality of the local commissions appointed by LHC’s election tribunals to record statements of parties.
In its short order, the full bench held that the local commissions were constituted to assist the election tribunals and the Election Commission in the process of recording

SC summons NAB courts presiding officers on 11th

LAHORE: The Supreme Court (SC) monitoring judge on Friday called a meeting of all presiding officers of accountability courts of Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi and Peshawar at the SC Building, Islamabad on December 11. Progress of National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO)-related National Accountability Bureau (NAB) cases pending in accountability courts would be discussed in the meeting.
According to sources, attitude of judges having close relations with NRO beneficiaries would

Grey areas in door-to-door waste collection plan

LAHORE: Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC)’s door-to-door waste collection plan, scheduled to be launched by the end of December in municipal limit, is nothing more than a pipedream, Pakistan Today has learnt.
Plans regarding door-to-door waste collection in the city were activated in 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2009 spearheaded by City District Government Lahore (CDGL) but all of them fell flat. “This time LWMC, powered by CDGL on the direction of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz

Men’s beauty salons – mushroom in city

LAHORE: Men beauty salons are gaining popularity in the city tempting youngsters to spend thousands of rupees per month in the name of beautifying themselves, Pakistan Today has learnt. The salons are also founding customers amongst middle income families proving to be an additional financial burden on them.
According to information available with Pakistan Today, studying in co-education institutions was forcing males to go to salons in large numbers while copying the hairstyles

Fires rages in Hafeez Centre

LAHORE: A huge fire engulfed the Hafeez Centre, a major business plaza, on Thursday causing heavy damage and forcing shop owners to close their shops today (Friday).
The fire erupted due to short-circuiting at a computer shop located at the centre’s second floor and reduced valuables worth millions of rupees to ashes within no time, government and rescue officials said. Five men including Shahbaz, Muhammad and Asif and two rescuers including Shahid Waheed and Abdul Aleem

Ijaz Chaudhry takes oath as new LHC CJ

LAHORE: Justice Ijaz Chaudhry took oath as the chief justice of the Lahore High Court on Thursday and started working after taking charge of his office.
Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer administered the oath to the new chief justice at a ceremony held at the Governor’s House. Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Punjab Assembly Speaker Rana Muhammad Iqbal, Law Minister Rana Sanaullah, judges of the Lahore High Court and senior lawyers attended the ceremony.
Former LHC CJ Khwaja