LHC CJ transfers two civil judges

LHC CJ transfers two civil judges

LAHORE – The Lahore High Court chief justice on Thursday issued transfers/postings orders of two civil judges-cum-judicial magistrates. They include Chaudhry Umar Hayat from Kharian to Narowal and Samina Ijaz Cheema from Narowal to Kharian.
The CJ also made postings/transfers among four deputy registrars of the high court. According to a notification in this regard, Pervez Khalid, deputy registrar (G&T) at principal seat was transferred to Multan bench as deputy registrar

NH&MP arrests five, seizes looted valuables

LAHORE – National Highways and Motorway Police (NH&MP) N-5 Central on Thursday arrested five criminals involved in different criminal activities and seized stolen vehicles, cash, mobiles, animals and other valuables from their possession.
NH&MP also recovered 7 bags of urea fertilizers, and helped three-year-old kidnapped girl Tayyaba to reunite with her family. NH&MP arrested Waheed, Afshan, Nasir Ali, Rafiq and Ghazanfer for their involvement in different crimes and took a

Three injured as union activists and guards clash at UoE

LAHORE – Three University of Education (UoE) students were injured on Thursday when union activists and security guards clashed with each other. UoE faculty and students condemned the student union activists for attacking the varsity campus while security guards said that they had already informed the varsity administration that student activists will attack the campus.
Guards said that a number of protesters were not varsity students and protesting for their vested interests

Jimmy Engineer displaying his works in Feb

LAHORE – Karachi-based artist Jimmy Engineer is to display his drawings in Lahore in February. This will be for the first time that Jimmy will be displaying his drawings in an exhibition at the Revivers Galleria.
Engineer has done about four dozen drawings with pencil on paper during the last couple of months. Out of these, only a few selected drawings are going to be displayed in the exhibition, details of which will be announced in next few days.
Jimmy, who is also

SPO’s awards distribution ceremony today

LAHORE – Strengthening Participatory Organization (SPO) has scheduled an awards distribution ceremony today, among students of different institutions, in order to motivate them. The event is to begin at 4 pm at the Hotel Ambassador.
The guests include Khawar Mumtaz from Shirkatgah, Punjab University Mass Communication Director Ehsan Akhtar Naz, Neelam Hussain from Simorgh, SPO Chief Executive Naseer Memon and SPO Regional Head Salman Abid.

Court orders police to register FIR against PML-N MPA

LAHORE – An additional district and sessions judge on Thursday directed the police to register a case against PMLN MPA Saif-u-Malook Khokhar on giving a bogus cheque for Rs 20.5 million. The court issued the order on an application filed by a woman, Salamat.
She said that she sold 94.18 kanals of land to Malook who delivered her a cheque for Rs 20.5 million in payment, which was dishonored. She requested the court to pass an order for registration of an FIR against the MPA.

AGP summoned in petitions seeking Musharraf’s extradition

LAHORE – The Lahore High Court on Thursday directed the Attorney General of Pakistan (AGP) to appear on February 8 over petitions seeking extradition of former president Pervez Musharraf and registration of a high treason case against him.
On Thursday, Deputy Attorney General Tanveer Hashimi sought more time to obtain instructions from the quarters concerned. However, the counsel for the petitioners opposed the official request terming it ‘delaying tactics) the proceedings in the

Lahore Tilak – How the city tastes…

LAHORE – “When you photograph people in colour you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their souls,” said Ted Grant. The exhibition in focus this time is that of photography, an art form that even in our locality is fast becoming a passion of both integrity and enjoyment.
Lahore Tilak, a digital photography exhibition by Rai Qasim Naeem, opened at Alhamra Art Gallery on the January 18. Curated by Tanya Suhail, the show

Policemen have their funeral, but clues still elude investigators

LAHORE – The funeral prayers of three policemen of Mujahid Force squad who lost their lives in the bomb explosion yesterday were offered at Police Line Qila Gujjar Singh on Wednesday.
CM Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif, Governor Punjab Latif Khosa and several high officials including the Police IG attended the funeral prayers of policemen Haji Nazir (Chuhng), Shahbaz (Iqbal Town) and Allah Ditta who lost their lives during the Lohari Gate suicide attack on Tuesday evening.

Railway employees protest downsizing, PR privatisation

LAHORE – Pakistan Railways (PR) employees on Wednesday brought out a rally from Railway Headquarter to Divisional Superintendent (DS) Lahore office to protest against the proposed downsizing and privatization of the department and blocked Allama Iqbal Road for some time by burning tyres.
The protesters chanted slogans against the railway administration and pledged that they will not let any body to privatize Pakistan Railways. They demanded of the government not to privatize the

Building Control Authority to regulate building issues

LAHORE – The Punjab government is about to constitute a Building Control Authority (BCA) to approve buildings’ maps, regulate construction of residential and commercial buildings, enforce building bylaws and check rampant building violations in 36 districts of the province.
The move came after the orders issued by a full bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan headed by Justice Khalil-ur-Rehman Ramday, which had summoned Punjab chief secretary, former district nazim Lahore and

PCS proposal claims Rs 80b per annum can be saved

LAHORE – It is possible to save Rs 80 billion per annum in the Punjab government by curtailing expenditures and introducing revenue reforms, a proposal formulated by the PCS Officers Association read on Wednesday.
According to the formula proposed by the provincial service officers, Rs 30 billion per annum can be saved per annum by curtailing expenditures. The PCS officers put forward that a lot of money could be saved by restricting the number of vehicles for officers and

‘Govt sympathetic to teachers reservations’

LAHORE – Senior Adviser to Chief Minister Sardar Zulfiqar Ali Khan Khosa has said that the teachers are main pillar of Education System. Keeping in view their importance in education system, the Government has great regards for them and ready to consider their demands sympathetically.
He said that their reservations regarding Boards of Governors (BOGs) of 26-colleges would be removed and their interests would be fully safeguarded. He expressed these views while meeting a

Rescue 1122 adamant against increasing accidents

LAHORE – Punjab Emergency Service Rescue 1122 Director General Dr Rizwan Naseer on Wednesday as said that the service was working to maintain internationally acknowledged standard of Rescue1122 in collaboration with the Strathclyde Fire and Rescue Service of United Kingdom, which was the second largest rescue service of Europe.
Naseer said both services were working closely for the development of Community Safety Law in the pursuit of building safer communities in Pakistan

Sheikh Zayed chairman praises nursing profession

LAHORE – Chairman and Dean of Shaikh Zayed Hospital Professor Dr Muhammad Saeed in his address to the nurses said that the medical profession is very noble and important and they should feel proud of it. They should put their heart and soul in their work. He said that in the religion medical profession was the most sacred profession.
Saeed after becoming the Chairman and Dean of the hospital has started meeting with all the employees of the different departments to get the first

Samaa denies sacking Meher Bukhari

LAHORE – Samaa Television authorities have denied sacking TV anchor Meher Bukhari. A Samaa TV official said Meher Bukhari has gone on leave. Meher Bukhari, known for her outspoken views, has not been hosting program “News Beat” for last three days, whereas Samaa TV employees have confirmed that Meher Bukhari is no longer attached with Samaa.

Anti Corruption Establishment puts its foot down on PTB

LAHORE – Punjab government’s Anti Corruption Establishment (ACE) has started an inquiry against Punjab Text Book Board (PTB) Curriculum Wing Director Chiragh Din Arif for committing corruption and financial irregularities and making millions through favouring private publishers.
Sources in ACE disclosed that Chirgah Din Arif misused his powers and favoured private publishers to amass million and ACE in this connection had received an application which revealed Curriculum Wing