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Traffic wardens beat up citizens at Bhatti Chowk

Traffic wardens beat up citizens at Bhatti Chowk

LAHORE – Three citizens Rizwan, Usman and Zeeshan were beaten up by traffic wardens at Bhati Gate Chowk on Sunday. Subsequently, the wardens registered an FIR against them in the Bhati Gate police station.
The wardens alleged that Rizwan got into a physical quarrel with traffic warden, Sanaullah, after violating one-way regulations and hitting the warden with his car in the Bhati Chowk area. Sources, however, contended that Rizwan was beaten up by wardens and was injured badly

Daanish School – Dreaming new dreams

LAHORE – “I was four when my father died. My family was left with no source of income. I had a dream of becoming a doctor. It looked impossible. I am thankful to Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Mian Shahbaz Sharif for providing me an opportunity to study by opening a Daanish school in my locality,” 11 year-old Amna Mahmood from Hasilpur told Pakistan Today.
Sixth-grader Umer Farooq and his mother, Nasreen, narrate their story of struggle. They both worked in fields to make a living.

Minhajul Quran organises Milad March

LAHORE – The Minhajul Quran International (MQI) organised a Milad March on Sunday to celebrate the advent of Rabiul Awal. The rally, held to celebrate birth anniversary of the Holy Prophet (PBUH), made its way from the Punjab Assembly to the Data Darbar. Participants were seen carrying placards depicting their love for the Holy Prophet (PBUH).
People urged other Muslims to celebrate the occasion of Rabiul Awal with full fervour. MQI Secretary General Raheeq Abbasi and MQI Lahore

Businessman shoots partner over a loss

LAHORE – A man was gunned down over a monetary dispute in Ghaziabad on Sunday.
The deceased, Khalil Ahmad (30), was a Ghaziabad resident and had some monetary dispute with his business partner, who had born a business loss. Khalil’s partner Akram was demanding his invested money back despite a loss.
Yesterday, Khalil was standing outside his home when Akram approached him and demanded money upon which a scuffle started, which ended with Akram shooting Khalil, who was rushed

Prices remain stable at Sunday bazaars

LAHORE – Vegetable and fruit prices remained stable at Sunday bazaars owing to increased supply but customers were seen complaining about quality of products. People complained that they were forced to buy low quality vegetables and fruits at higher prices.
“The quality of vegetables always remains a problem at Sunday bazaars but every time the administration is least bothered about it,” said customer Javed Ahmed. Another customer Mehmood Ali said that although prices were stable

All flights to operate according to schedule: PIA spokesman

LAHORE – All Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) domestic and international flights will operate according to schedule and there will not be any disruption, said a PIA spokesman on Sunday. He said that all rumours regarding any strike call are baseless and no agreement or MOU has been signed with the Turkish Airlines as being falsely projected by the PALPA president.
The spokesman said that the Proposed Code Share Joint Venture Commercial Agreement is subject to approval of the

US visa applicants skeptical

LAHORE – People who applied for the United States’ visa are skeptical about the fate of their cases in the backdrop of Raymond Davis issue. However, the US Consulate General Spokesman said Davis case would not impact the visa process and it is going on as usual. The applicants who qualified for the visas are waiting for their passports and are worried that Davis case will delay their cases.
In normal cases, the US embassy takes around two weeks in processing visas of successful

DHA Residents Association officials take oaths

LAHORE – Newly-elected president of the Defence Housing Society (DHA) Residents Association Rohail Akram on Sunday expressed his will to improve relations with other authorities. Akram made these remarks after the oath-taking ceremony of DHA Residents Association. He said that regular meetings would be called at every sector to develop an effective relationship with residents.
He urged executive members to find out problems of residents by visiting their respective sectors and

Annual Sports Day at Salamat School

LAHORE – Students at Salamat Elemetry School, Gulberg enjoyed pleasant weather this Sunday laced with a flavour of victory. 220 students and their parents participated in the Annual Sports Day event of the pre-school held at Ali Institute of Education. Dr Nayyar, renowned peace activist, visiting prof of physics at LUMS and a visiting scientist at Princeton University America, was chief guest at the occasion.
Children, aged between 3 to 6 years, had a memorable Sunday making a

Visual Adrenaline

LAHORE – Ejaz Art Gallery on February 3 opened to ‘Silsila’, a show of Studio RM Alumni. The exhibition showcased some of the biggest names in the present art scene who also are art educationists in one way or the other. A staggering number of twenty-seven works were exhibited, created by twenty artists; from the mentors to the most recent ones to enter the humble abodes of their predecessors.
Mudassar Manzoor is a miniature painter whose medium is gouache on wasli, with gold and

Pakistan’s Kashmir policy remains unchanged

LAHORE – No federal government ever changed Pakistan’s stance on the Kashmir issue, former foreign secretary Shamshad Ahmed Khan said on Saturday. He was addressing a seminar at the Aiwan-e-Iqbal Complex to highlight the Kashmir issue and express solidarity with the Kashmiris.
Aiwan-e-Iqbal Complex Chairman and Pakistan Today Editor Arif Nizami, former member of the National Assembly (MNA) Onaza Ehsan Butt, Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Secretary General Liaqat Baloch, Allama Shafi Josh

Mr and Mrs Pasha are playing with our futures: UoE students

LAHORE – In the wake of the developments over the past couple of weeks, an overwhelming majority of the students are condemning the ‘heinous’ acts of a group of hooligans, helped by outsiders, who have stooped low enough to manhandle female students and senior faculty members, as aired on some television channels.
A controversy started after the University of Education Vice Chancellor Professor Farhat Saleem sacked Director of Science and Technology Dr Anwaar Pasha and his wife

Religious parties organise rallies on Kashmir Day

LAHORE – Religious parties including the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) and the outlawed Jamaatud Dawa organised two different rallies on Saturday in connection with the Kashmir Day. The JI’s rally started from the Nasir Bagh and culminated at the Punjab Assembly. Various leaders addressed the rally and reiterated their solidarity with the Kashmiris.
Speakers asked the Punjab Police to use an iron hand while dealing with Raymond Davis saying that if police investigate freely, they could

Kashmir Day rallies disrupt traffic

LAHORE – Traffic remained congested in the city owing to rallies organised by Jamat-ud-Dawa, a banned religious outfit, and Jamat-e-Islami on Saturday. The Mall and its adjoining roads were closed for the general public before the rallies’ commencement. Jamat-ud-Dawa workers took hold of The Mall on the preceding night to hang their banners and flags.
Rallies started from the Nasir Bagh and headed to the Faisal Square, where both rallies turned into a congregation. Roads

1,000 police protect JI, JuD rallies

LAHORE – Security forces remained on high alert during rallies organized by different political and religious parties on Kashmir day with the day passing by smoothly. Elite force personnel patrolled the rally’s main routes with security beefed across the city to monitor suspicious movement.
The seven entry and exit pints of the city were closely monitored. Around 1000 security personnel were deputed on the main routes of the rallies arranged by the Jamat e Islami and banned

Basant: handle with care

LAHORE – Basant has always been a prominent festival of the provincial capital of Punjab. Since the past few years Basant has not been celebrated up to the usual mark as a lot of people had lost their lives and the government had put a stop to this festival which had proved fatal to many.
This year when Basant is right round the corner, the public seems to be waiting impatiently for the government to give its decision on the issue of Basant, whether it should be celebrated or

Cabinet dissolution draws mixed response from politicians

LAHORE – Politicians belonging to various political parties gave a mixed response over President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani’s decision to dissolve the federal cabinet. President Zardari’s Punjab Coordinator Naveed Chaudhry welcomed the decision saying that it was a positive move.
He predicted that the decision would increase the party’s efficiency and said that the change would be brought according to the 18th Constitutional Amendment. The PPP