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Cold weather grips city after rains

Cold weather grips city after rains

Lahore – After the season’s first rain citizens of the provincial metropolis witnessed a cold weather on the last day of 2010, whereas fog was also witnessed in the morning.
According to the meteorological department lowest temperature recorded on Friday was 5 C. A met office official said that cold and dry weather expected in next 24 hours whereas fog will prevail in the morning. He also said that as soon as sky gets clear, temperature will further decrease.
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How public prosecutors performed

LAHORE – During the year 2010, all anti-terrorism and district courts of Punjab convicted 34 terrorists, nominated in 20 different cases.
Anti-terrorism courts also heard eight cases related to throwing acid on women. An anti terrorism court convicted an accused nominated in such a case for 77-year imprisonment and a fine of Rs 1.2 million.
According to the details issued by Punjab Prosecutor General Dr Muhammad Anwar Khan Gondal, during the last eleven months,

BEGINNING OF A NEW END – A new start on old habits

Lahore – Citizens are bracing the New Year with a mixed feeling of enthusiasm and pessimism. While some are hoping for the fulfillment of many social and personal desires, other express a more practical approach towards the New Year and argue that all that is desirable may not exactly be attainable.
Citizens quarreled that 2010 was not the best of the years for them as they had to cope with multiple problems during the year. They said that the preceding year was not able to

[email protected] calls for HR development for IT industry

Pakistan Software House Association ([email protected]) President Jahan Ara has said that there is a dire need of human resource development for the growth of software and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry. Speaking at the Samsung Galaxy Tab launch meet-up at a local restaurant here on Friday, she said that there were ample opportunities for Pakistani IT professionals in the country and around the globe. She pointed out that a number of software companies in Pakistan were

Misbah conquers Lahore Gymkhana Club again

LAHORE – The incumbent Lahore Gymkhana Club Chairman Mian Misbahur Rehman was re-elected as chairman on Thursday after one of the toughest competitions in recent years.
According to details, the panel led by renowned businessman Mian Misbahur Rehman won only six seats, just one more than the other panel led by retired bureaucrat Ziaur Rehman. Besides members belonging to the two panels, an independent candidate Qamar Khan won a seat to the 12-member management committee.

Traders going on shutter-down strike today

LAHORE – The markets and business centres of the city will remain closed today and two rallies will be taken out against a possible change in blasphemy laws.
The decision was made during a meeting of traders of different markets of the city, including Liberty Market President Zahid Javed and Hafeez Centre President Malik Kaleem. The traders said all city markets will be closed completely, including fruit and vegetable markets.
It was decided that Shah Alam Market, Azam

1,610 wardens will man traffic on New Year eve

LAHORE – Lahore City Traffic Officer (CTO) Captain (r) Ahmad Mubeen said on Thursday that additional wardens would be deployed to control traffic flow on New Year Eve and traffic rules violators would be punished.
Giving details, he said that 12 DSPs, 76 inspectors, 1,610 wardens and around 11 emergency squads have been formed under provision of divisional officers, which would be deployed at the Mall Road, Jail Road, Ferozepur Road, Main Boulevard, Defence and on other

First Winter thrills lahoris to bit

LAHORE – Winter’s first rain hit Lahore on Thursday blushing up roads, buildings and trees. Lahoris seemed jubilant, as the downpour reduced the temperature substantially. A proper rainfall was seen after three months in the city and people were seen enjoying the weather, as the rain splashed out dust and dryness from the air and trees.
Although dim light was observed since morning, the city remained covered with fog and people expressed their happiness on the change in weather.

PA meeting amid tight security today

LAHORE – The Punjab Assembly’s (PA) 22nd session will begin today (Friday) amid tight security arrangements with Deputy Speaker Rana Mashood in the chair. The speaker had directed strict security arrangements in light of intelligence reports warning that holding evening sessions could create security issues, Pakistan Today has learnt.
Special lights would also be displayed all around the building for countering security threats. The session’s first day would start at 3pm and

‘PML-N won’t support in-house change’

LAHORE – Contradicting Opposition Leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali’s statement, Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah said on Thursday that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) would not support any in-house change in the National Assembly to oust the federal government. He was speaking at a press briefing at the Punjab Assembly Committee Room.
The minister said that the PML-N would not support any move to dislodge the Gilani government, as it was not in the national interest to oust

‘Only 47 pneumonia cases have shown up’

LAHORE – A Punjab Health Department spokesman, while clarifying a news item appearing in a section of press in which it was claimed that pneumonia has converted into an epidemic in Vehari has termed it against the facts. He clarified that during December, 2010, 646 children suffering from different diseases had been brought to the hospital, out of which only 37 were affected from pneumonia.
He further said only two children died due to pneumonia, which is not unusual. He said

Failed PU students protest against examination system

LAHORE – A handful of failed PU Law College students held a protest on Thursday demanding that aggregate passing marks be decreased from existing 45 percent to 40 percent in addition to introduction of carry-on system in the LLB examinations.
PU Law College Incharge Samee Uzair Khan said that protester’s demands fall within ambit of the Board of Studies in Law and the board had rejected both demands in its previous meeting terming them detrimental to standards of legal

WHITE POISON – Inter-court appeal filed against the sale of adulterated milk

LAHORE – An inter-court appeal (ICA) has been filed in the Lahore High Court against the dismissal of a petition earlier filed against sale of adulterated milk by tetra pack companies and in loose form by the local milkmen.
The ICA came after a judgment by a single bench of the Lahore High Court on December 22 that dismissed a petition filed by Watan Party through Barrister Zafarullah Khan who had asserted that melamine and other chemicals, injurious to human health, were being

EDUCATION MINISTRY’S DEVOLUTION – Centre hesitant to relinquish authority, say educationists

Lahore – According to some notable educationists, the education ministry’s devolution plan may fall flat on its face because some people in the federal government do not want to give up their authority, Pakistan Today has learnt.
The federal government was supposed to transfer the education ministry’s powers to the provinces, as mentioned in the 18th amendment. The stakeholders in the federal capital seem united, not to surrender their powers; including curricula and national

PWD officials caught red-handed taking bribe

LAHORE – The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has arrested two senior officers of Pakistan Public Works Department (PWD), red handed, while taking bribe from a contractor on Thursday. FIA sources said Karamat Sheikh, a government contractor, submitted an application to the FIA Multan Circle Additional Director Rana Irfan and alleged that the two PWD officers; Executive Engineer Khizar Hayat and Sub Divisional Officer (SDO) of Bahawalpur office Javed Majoka, were demanding Rs 0.15

‘PML-N has failed to fulfill people’s needs’

LAHORE – Former Punjab chief minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi has said that Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz’s (PML-N) government in Punjab has failed to cater for the needs of masses, however, he added that Pakistan Muslim League Quaid (PML-Q) would complete all the development projects after regaining power in the province.
Addressing a public meeting in Nankana Sahib on Thursday, he said that PML-N was not performing its duties as a major opposition party and the Punjab government

Aman Ittehad to hold rallies against violence

LAHORE – Aman Ittehad, a group of leading non-governmental organisations (NGO), on Thursday announced that several rallies will be held on January 1 at 1am nationwide to condemn violence in all forms.
This announcement was made in a press conference held at the Lahore Press Club, which was attended by South Asia Partnership Pakistan (SAPP) Executive Director Muhammad Tehseen, Aurat Foundation Coordinator Mumtaz Mughal and others.
The rallies would be held to condemn