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Inspiring engineers – Enthralling events at FAST IEEE week continue

Inspiring engineers – Enthralling events at FAST IEEE week continue

FAST chapter of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE) brought another enthralling and joyous event EE_HUNT by NUCES Circuit Society (NCS) in which teams from various schools and universities including Beacon house, Lahore Grammar, UET and FAST-LHR participated. All teams had to find a hidden treasure from a set of 6 hidden clues. An exciting commotion by the participants’ lust for the treasure hurled all the boredom out of the campus. UET’s team won.

JI protests against Davis’ expected release

The Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) observed a protest day on Friday against possible release of US national Raymond Davis on immense US pressure.
Rallies were held in the federal and provincial capitals, which were attended by JI leaders and other religious leaders. Addressing Friday prayer sermon at Mansoora, JI chief Munawar Hassan said that the rulers were US slaves and nothing good was expected from them. He made it clear that if rulers handed over Davis by compromising national honour

Another bike theft in PU

Punjab University (PU) administration has failed to control motorcycle theft from the varsity as on Friday one more student from PU Political Science Department lost his bike from the hostels’ area. PU students condemned the administration for being unable to control thefts and said they will protest in the coming days against the poor security arrangements in hostels. PU students gathered at the hostels, where Ahmad was found lamenting on the loss of his motorcycle. Ahmad said he was


Mismanagement of the Health Department and top hospital officials have not only put the fate of 60 postgraduate trainee medical officers (MOs) on line, but has left health establishments in districts without adequate doctors as well, Pakistan Today has learnt.
These trainees were appointed on a regular basis by the Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC), which conducted regular appointments after a lapse of nearly 15 years in July 2010. A total of 1,250 MOs were recruited and

UoE students demand reinstatement of sacked teachers

LAHORE – A number of University of Education (UoE) students held a demonstration on Thursday seeking the reinstatement of Dr Anwar Rehman Pasha and his wife Dr Shireen Pasha, who were sacked by the university’s vice chancellor Dr Farhat Cheema on corruption allegations a few days ago.
The students demanded that the Punjab governor and UoE Chancellor Latif Khosa terminate the VC, claiming that she had sacked the professors due to personal grudge. They claimed that 38 students

Swine flu makes its way to Lahore

LAHORE – Swine influenza seems on the loose again, as right after detecting a swine flu case in Karachi, 20 patients have appeared to be infected with influenza A in Lahore, Pakistan Today has learnt.
Sources at CMH revealed that the hospital has been sending two to three blood samples of Influenza A patients everyday to Mayo Hospital for a week. CMH doctors have confirmed that most of the patients are retired army personnel, and are said to be residing in Lahore or the city

SIC calls off Namoos-e-Risalat Movement

LAHORE – The Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC) on Thursday appreciated the PM’s move for approving the summary of not amending the blasphemy law and announced calling of its Namoos-e-Risalat Movement. In a joint declaration, SIC leaders Fazal Karim, Riaz Shah, Ijaz Qadri, Afzal Qadri, Mahfouz Mashadi, Nawaz Kharal and Ajmal Gilani said that they would celebrate today (Friday) as “thanksgiving day”.
The Namoos-e-Risalat Movement started after slain Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer visited

‘Narrow streets thwarted attempts to put out Shah Alam Market fire’

LAHORE – The City District Government Lahore (CDGL) on Thursday issued a report on reasons for eruption for the fire at the Shah Alam Market on Monday. According to the report, rescue teams reached the spot late, which enabled the fire to engulf nearby buildings.
The report revealed that congested streets of the Shah Alam Market helped spread the fire, which created hurdles for rescue teams in extinguishing it. Illegal chemicals were stored in plazas, the report said adding that

Fatima Jinnah College’s Annual Sports Day held

LAHORE – Fatima Jinnah College organised its Annual Sports Day on Thursday as part of its silver jubilee celebrations. Chief Guest Justice (r) Nasira Javed Iqbal inaugurated the sports day along with Fatima Jinnah College Principal Asia Begum and Sports Department Head Shazia Zainab.
Around 500 students participated in the event in which students from FA and BA classes participated in the march past and PT show. Asia welcomed the chief guest and appreciated her active

PUASA threatens to launch anti-VC campaign

LAHORE – The Punjab University Academic Staff Association (PUASA) on Thursday threatened to launch an anti-Vice Chancellor (VC) Campaign and warned the VC that if he did not stop favouritism and remove his advisor Colonel (r) Ikramullah, then no authority could save his chair. PUASA office bearers expressed concerns over the VC’s alleged nepotism, favouritism and victimisation and said that teachers’ body are united against favoritism and one-man show.
Addressing a press

PU spokesperson rebuffs allegations

LAHORE – A Punjab University (PU) spokesman on Thursday termed the PUASA’s press conference baseless and false, saying that senior teachers had distorted facts and that they were trying to bring a bad name to the institution.
The spokesman said that the university administration ensured objectivity and merit and usually the ‘one man one post policy’ is followed but due to some unavoidable circumstances, the varsity sometimes has to give additional charge to anyone according to


Ambulances, fire brigade vehicles will now get easy passage

LAHORE -Lahore Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) Captain (r) Syed Ahmed Mobin on Thursday directed traffic wardens to provide an easy passage to all ambulances and fire brigades. The CTO said that providing a safe passage to such vehicles would secure lives and properties of people. He directed all sector in-charges, inspectors and wardens to manage a smooth traffic flow around hospitals and launch operations against encroachments.

Cops punished for misconduct

LAHORE – Headquarters SP Rao Muneer Ahmad Zia punished 44 cops on charges of misconduct and corruption. According to a release issued on Thursday, Muneer dismissed 15 officials over long absence, stopped annual increments of three officials and awarded six-month forfeiture of service to an ASI.
LIQUOR FACTORY RAIDED: Sherakot police claimed to have arrested two drug dealers and recovered 2,400 bottles of liquor from a wine making factory on Thursday.
SHO Hussain Haider

Indian delegation arrives to honour Faiz Ahmed Faiz

LAHORE – A 17-member delegation including a renowned singer Ila Arun, arrived from India at the Wagah Border on Thursday, in connection with Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s birth anniversary’s festivities and seminars held in Lahore. They were received by Faiz’s daughters; Moneeza and Salima Hashmi.
While talking to the press, Arun said Faiz was a hard hitting poet, who was associated with some beautiful verses and was known all over the sub continent. “He is a renowned and well respected

SNGPL makes private contractor a scapegoat

LAHORE – Instead of finding actual culprits in meter theft case, Sui Northern Gas Pipelines (SNGPL) has registered a case against a private contractor in Hanjarwal. Some of the company’s officials are aware of the importance of case but they are overlooking actual culprits, the sources in SNGPL told Pakistan Today on Thursday.
The meter went missing from SNGPL Gulberg office about three weeks back.
A private contractor Muhammad Amir is being held responsible for installing

Jamia Naeemia students take out Eid Miladun Nabi procession

LAHORE – Dressed in immaculately white shalwar kamez and black waist coats, large number of students from Jamia Naeemia took out Eid Miladun Nabi procession on Thursday.
Celebrating Rabi-ul-Awwal, the month of the Prophet’s (PBUH) birthday, students waved green flags and chanted slogans like, ‘Nara-e-Takbeer, Allahu Akbar’ and ‘Nara-e-Risalat, Ya Rasulullah’.
Naat Khawani was an integral part of the procession which started from Jamia Naeemia and concluded at its starting

People are fed up of corrupt politicians: Imran

LAHORE – People are fed up of corrupt politicians who have only looted the national exchequer and pushed the country towards lawlessness and chaos, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said on Thursday while addressing a public gathering at Malikwal.
He said that politicians have succeeded in only increasing poverty, lawlessness, unemployment and corruption and now people are desperate for a change. Imran said that corrupt people will get “clean bold” on his one