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Abida Parveen undergoes angioplasty

Abida Parveen undergoes angioplasty

LAHORE: Renowned sufi singer Abida Parveen underwent an angioplasty at the Doctor’s Hospital on Sunday after suffering a heart attack on Saturday. After the operation, she was shifted to a private room. Parveen’s condition was critical after the heart attack but the angioplasty was performed and a stent was inserted.
According to doctors, her condition is stable now and she will be discharged within four to five days. Parveen would be able to sing in 45 days, the doctors said.

3 electrocuted installing tent

LAHORE: Three labourers were electrocuted while installing a wedding tent in Kahna Police Station precincts on Sunday. The families of the deceased stopped police from taking any action and took the bodies to their hometowns for burial.
The victims were identified as Arshad Amanat, Asghar Abdul Haq and Waris Nazeer, residents of Khudian, Kasur, Burewala and Ludhar village respectively. According to details, the victims were working at Square Caterers and on Sunday, the deceased

GCU scandals mar ORU elections

LAHORE: Surfacing of one scandal after the other at the Government College University (GCU) forced old ravians to stay away from the annual elections of the Old Ravians Union (ORU), as a very low voter turnout was witnessed during the polling on Sunday with only 584 out of the total 6,500 members casting their vote, Pakistan Today has learnt.
ORU member said that poor policies of GCU Vice Chancellor (VC) Dr Khalid Aftab, the recent issue of Registrar Faisal Khurshid, faculty

Dr Samar replaces Lashari as Old Ravian Union’s president

LAHORE: Government College University Lahore alumni on Sunday elected the new Executive Committee of the Old Ravians Union for session 2010-2012. The union’s election festivity brought a large number of Old Ravians from all over the country to their alma mater where polling was held from 11am to 5pm. Nuclear scientist Dr Samar Mubarakmand has been already elected as the new president of the union unopposed, while Mansoor Feroze Khan and Amanat Ali Ghalib contested hard for the vice

Airborne Warriors

LAHORE: It all started when the great grandfather of the Butt family fell in love with a stout bodied, short necked, fluffy bird, from the family of Columbidae, most commonly known as pigeon. Pigeons who, in their natural habitat, live in flimsy nests made of sticks and other debris, found their rather sturdy home at Butt’s place where he furnishes their living with hale and hearty diet and importantly love, for healthy parents pave way for healthy squabs, who grow up to be warriors

Great expectations from Livestock Board

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif lauded the establishment of Livestock and Dairy Development Board and Lahore Meat Company and called it an innovative step towards the development of livestock sector in the province.
CM was addressing the first meeting of Livestock and Dairy Development Board at Chief Minister’s Secretariat on Sunday. Chairman Planning & Development, vice chairman Punjab Investment Board and personnel from different departments including the

Article 295-C is a man-made law and has been misused, says Salman Taseer

LAHORE: Nobody endorses blasphemy but Article 295-C is a man-made law and has been misused, Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer said on Saturday. He made these remarks while addressing the 146th Convocation of the Forman Christian College (FCC).
Taseer informed the audience that several people had warned him not to go to blasphemy accused Aasia Bibi’s city but he received great support from the people and now everybody had the courage to talk about the issue. The governor urged

Federal govt has nothing to do with Article 295-C: Badar

LAHORE: The federal government has nothing to do with Article 295-C of the constitution but parliament has the authority to take any decision on the law, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Secretary General Senator Jahangir Badar said on Saturday.
He made these remarks in a press conference at the Lahore Press Club. Badar said that the PPP respected the decisions of parliamentary standing committees and always honoured them but Article 295-C’s fate would be decided in the

Petition filed against Taseer for asking for Aasia’s pardon

LAHORE: A petition is filed before the Lahore High Court challenging the alleged move of Punjab governor to get blasphemy convict Aasia Bibi pardoned.
The petition filed by Chuadhry Shahid Iqbal Advocate asks the court to declare proceedings carried out by government of Punjab, the Governor of Punjab and the Federal Law Ministry to Aasia Bibi acquitted of the blasphemy charge be declared illegal and unlawful.
The petitioner represented by a seven member panel of lawyers said

Judge lets Baloch go

LAHORE: Additional District and Session Judge Muhammad Mohsin Raza on Saturday disposed the case against College of Earth and Environmental Sciences Principal Prof Dr Iftikhar Hussain Baloch.
Baloch’s counsel Chaudhary Tanveer Akhtar argued Baloch was out of Lahore on leave at the reported time of the harassment. He produced documentary evidence in the court in this regard. Police had already declared the accused innocent on the basis of his absence from Lahore.
The court

Federal Implementation Commission to meet Punjab officials

LAHORE: The Federal Implementation Commission members would meet Punjab government departments officials on Monday to sort out different “contentious” issues related to dissolution of federal ministries, Pakistan Today has learnt.
The federal government had announced transferring 10 federal ministries to provinces, while Federal Finance Minister Dr Hafeez Shaikh had announced that five federal ministries would be shifted to provinces under the 18th Amendment by end of 2010.

INDECISION – Bhatta Chowk to be remodelled again

LAHORE: The Punjab government has changed the remodelling plan of Bhatta Chowk for the third time and has ordered to widen the chowk instead of making a flyover or an underpass to ease the traffic flow, Pakistan Today has learnt.
The repeated alternations have made the Bhatta Chowk project a non-starter, dashing residents’ hopes that Bhatta Chowk, a traffic gridlock, would turn commuter friendly soon. The chowk is an important interconnection at the Defence Housing Authority

INDECISION – Bhatta Chowk to be remodelled again

LAHORE: The Punjab government has changed the remodelling plan of Bhatta Chowk for the third time and has ordered to widen the chowk instead of making a flyover or an underpass to ease the traffic flow, Pakistan Today has learnt.
The repeated alternations have made the Bhatta Chowk project a non-starter, dashing residents’ hopes that Bhatta Chowk, a traffic gridlock, would turn commuter friendly soon. The chowk is an important interconnection at the Defence Housing Authority

Imran Khan threatens civil disobedience if RGST imposed

LAHORE: A ‘civil disobedience movement’ would be launched if the Reformed General Sales Tax (RGST) was imposed,.Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan warned on Friday.
PTI chief expressed these views while addressing a big rally taken out under the auspices of party Punjab chapter leadership against RGST, price hike, unemployment and increase of fuel prices. A good number of people and workers of PTI attended the rally. The participants of the rally were also holding

Tehreek-e-Insaaf’s GST protest annoys public

LAHORE: As a repercussion of the approval of the General Sales Tax by the Senate on Friday, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) took to the streets, resulting in one of the worst traffic jams.
The traffic, bumper to bumper, took at least half an hour to make its way from the Al-Hamra turning at Mall Road, through Egerton Road to cross over to the other side of the protest rally, that encroached itself in the middle of the city’s most important artery.
Irate commuters were

Township police yet to apprehend triple murder accused

LAHORE: Despite serious instructions of Lahore High Court (LHC), Township Police have been able to arrest those involved in the killing of three young men during a marriage ceremony on Oct 24, Pakistan Today learnt on Friday.
Investigation Police Township have only managed to arrest on of the nominated accused, whom was not a direct party to the incident. Eyewitnesses claim that on Oct 24, at the mehndi ceremony of Yousaf, Yousaf’s close friend Malik Azam Khokher, brother of

Bullied by the police – Eunuchs continue to protest against harassment

LAHORE: With the celebration of Aamir’s birthday tragically ending with his burial, members of the hijra community stood united in front of the Lahore Press Club in protest claiming the case was one of police harassment and abuse.
Members of Saathi Foundation, and All Pakistan Eunuch Association, thronged outside the press club demanding that they be heard and addressing government authorities and the Chief Justice to provide them security and protection.
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