PhD scholars’ cases reviewed

PhD scholars’ cases reviewed

LAHORE – A meeting of the Punjab University Advanced Studies and Research Board (AS&RB) was held under the chairmanship of Vice Chancellor (VC) Dr Mujahid Kamran in his office on Friday. The meeting
reviewed PhD scholars’ cases presented to the board by PU departments, institutes, colleges and schools.
In the meeting, 9 PhD synopses, 12 reports on PhD theses and 15 panels of examiners for PhD theses review were approved, 6 cases were given extension while 6 miscellaneous

KC Annual Sports Bonanza

LAHORE: Kinnaird College’s (KC) Annual Sports Day was held on Friday in the main ground of the college wherein a large number of sportswomen participated while faculty and guests cheered the students. KC Principal Dr Rukhsana David, Vice Principal Dr Nikhat Khan and KC Political Science department Head Saira Malik was also present on the occasion; members of various students’ societies also enjoyed the event.
Olympics Association of Pakistan President and the Chief Guest Lt. Gen

CDGL truck crushes boy in Kot Lakhpat

Lahore – A boy was crushed by a City District Government Lahore (CDGL) truck in the Kot Lakhpat Police Station precincts on Friday.
According to details, Naveed, 7, son of Abdul Qadir and a resident of the Ghulam Bhatti Colony was crossing the road when a speeding CDGL truck ran over him resulting in his instant death. The truck driver was arrested by police and an FIR lodged against him while the truck was also taken into custody.
Separately, a man was critically injured by

PAL publishes Faiz’s expatriate life story

Lahore – Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) has published a book “Faiz Ahmed Faiz in Beirut” by Tasleem Elahi Zulfi. The book brings new aspects of Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s life by focusing on his activities and routine in Beirut during his stay there as an expatriate.
This was announced by PAL Chairman Fakhar Zaman in a briefing on Wednesday. Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) organized a series of nationwide seminars on Faiz Ahmed Faiz to celebrate 100 years of his birth. The first

Lord Nazir visits Emergency Services Academy

Lahore – UK House of Commons Member Lord Nazir Ahmed visited the Emergency Services Academy on Friday and lauded the services of the Rescue 1122 particularly its response time of seven minutes and pledged support in capacity building of Rescue 1122 staff from the UK.
According to details, Nazir along with Councilor Jahangir Akhtar and Councilor Rotherhan Westward visited the Emergency Services Academy where he was briefed on various emergency training being imparted to rescuers.

NH&MP arrests 16 criminals

Lahore – The National Highways & Motorway Police (NHMP) N-5 Central on Friday claimed to have arrested 16 criminals involved in various crimes and recovered 270 stolen cotton bales worth more than Rs 18 million, large quantities of liquor, weapons, a Honda CD-70 motorcycle, cattle and other valuables from their possession.
According to details, NH&MP arrested Zulfiqar, Nadir, Ejaz, Zafar Iqbal, Shahid, Imran, Sikandar, Qammar Abbas, Kashif, Naseem, Shahzad Khan, Ghazanfer,

LCA reviews women’s role in national development

LAHORE – Pakistan has advanced in the field of medical sciences as compared to its status at the time of partition when there were only 121 female doctors, out of whom only 43 were MBBS, former Fatima Jinnah Medical College principal Dr Basharat Yousaf said on Friday during a meeting of Lahore College Associates (LCA). LCA held its annual meeting and reviewed the role of females in national development. Former LCWU vice chancellor and LCA President Prof Dr Bushra Mateen chaired the

IGP demotes two DSPs

LAHORE – Punjab Police Inspector General (IGP) Javed Iqbal on Friday punished two DSPs and demoted them to the rank of inspectors on charges of misconduct, corruption and inefficiency.
Faisalabad Iqbal Town Additional SP Inquiry Officer Aftab Ahmad Mahsud held Bhakkar Sadar SDPO Daud Husnain Abbas guilty of charges leveled against him in show-cause notice issued to the accused officer on charges of misconduct, corruption and inefficiency.
Accordingly, a final show-cause

Consumer banking – Citizens left in dark over disputes with banks

Lahore – People have little idea of where to go if they have any dispute regarding consumer banking with commercial banks, although there are a couple of institutions which can come in very handy in this regard
Commercial banks, despite orders by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) to prominently display information about these institutions, have ignored the instructions.
The institutions that are meant to settle disputes between banks and consumers are little known to the

Sindh wants Centre to ensure its slice in federal services

KARACHI – The Sindh Assembly on Thursday passed a unanimous resolution demanding the federal government to ensure the share of the province in federal services, including autonomous bodies and corporations.
Pakistan People’s Party (PPP)’s senior member Dr Sikander Mandhro moved the resolution, and all parliamentary parties, including the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F) and Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid, supported it.
The PPP ministers

PPP offers to call in Army for protection of Karachi businessmen

KARACHI – The Sindh government can summon the Army to provide factory owners with security in industrial areas, claimed Sindh Law Minister Ayaz Soomro on Thursday at the Sindh Assembly session in response to a point of order raised by MQM leader and Industries Minister Rauf Siddiqui.
Siddiqui had argued that the lives of industrialists in the SITE area were unsafe, with a businessman named Waqas also being murdered three days ago and many others receiving life threats.

Office-bearers deny Amn Committee being ‘disbanded’

KARACHI – The People’s Amn Committee (PAC) is not being disbanded, nor has there been any official or unofficial discussion in this regard, PAC second-in-command Shakeeb Baloch told Pakistan Today on Thursday.
After a meeting on Sunday with the PAC in Lyari, Sindh Home Minister Dr Zulfiqar Mirza had said that as per the Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) long-standing demand, the PAC would be ‘disbanded’ and merged with the Pakistan People’s Party’s (PPP) ‘youth groups’.

Sacked by PML-N, Khairpur’s teachers want Qaim to act

KARACHI – The primary teachers removed from their service in 1995-96 by then PML-N government on Thursday warned of self-immolation if they are not reinstated to their jobs.
The protesting teachers – hailing from the Sindh chief minister’s native town Khairpur – were carrying banners and placards inscribed with slogans and chanted slogans against the government’s authorities.
Talking to newsmen, the teachers said that they were appointed as primary teachers in 1995-96 but

A genius who taught for 16 years but got his degrees in the same year

KARACHI – Some professors in Pakistan are seemingly as crooked as parliamentarians of the country: there are massive inconsistencies in the academic qualifications of an associate professor associated with the University of Karachi (KU) since the past 16 years – the least of which is the issuance of his matriculation and masters degrees in the same year, Pakistan Today has learnt.
Dr Naseer Akhtar, currently employed as an associate professor in KU’s Department of Islamic

SHC issues notices to respondents in Airblue plane crash case

KARACHI – The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday issued notices to federal Law secretary, Defence secretary, chief air controllers of Karachi and Islamabad, Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) chief and other respondents to submit comments in the Airblue plane crash case on the next date of hearing to be fixed later.
An SHC divisional bench, comprising Chief Justice Mushir Alam and Justice Hassan Rizvi, was hearing a constitutional petition filed by the Human Rights and Civil

Stay order against ‘political appointments’ in police maintained until March 8

KARACHI – The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday maintained the stay order against alleged political appointments in the Karachi police until March 8.
An SHC division bench, comprising Justices Maqbool Baqir and Shahid Anwer Bajwa, also directed Sindh Advocate General Fatah Malak to produce the complete record of the written and verbal tests.
On February 1, the SHC had restricted the Sindh government from appointing constables in the Karachi police who were allegedly

Transport minister’s aide gets the boot as CM-connection rules the roost

KARACHI – A former employee of the Karachi Public Transport Society (KPTS) has landed the post of the society’s administrator, replacing the provincial transport minister’s close aide, on recommendation of the Sindh chief minister, it has been reliably learnt.
Earlier, ignoring the Sindh High Court (SHC) order, Sindh Transport Minister Akhtar Jadoon had appointed his close friend Sarwar Khan as the KPTS administrator by replacing the senior-most KPTS employee Shamsuddin Abro.