Home minister gives formal approval to reforms in policing system

Home minister gives formal approval to reforms in policing system

KARACHI – Sindh Home Minister Dr Zulfiqar Ali Mirza has given formal approval for bringing reforms in the policing system through a public-private partnership. An official statement on Monday said that Mirza has asked Home Affairs Consultant Sharfuddin Memon to convene a joint meeting with the Karachi Capital City Police officer (CCPO) and a non-governmental organisation (NGO) at the earliest. Mirza observed that the public-private venture is very much in line with the concept of

AJP condemns police shelling on peasants’ long march

KARACHI – Awami Jamhoori Party (AJP) President Abrar Kazi and other office-bearers including Hussain Bux Narejo and Wishno Mal have condemned the “brutal” police shelling on peasants who were staging a march for ownership of lands in Punjab. In a statement issued on Monday, the AJP leaders said that the PML-N government in Punjab is turning a civilian set up into

Father of PIA IT director laid to rest

KARACHI – Abdul Ghani, father of PIA’s IT Director Irshad Ghani, was laid to rest at Defence graveyard on Monday. The funeral was attended by PIA Managing Director Nadeem Khan Yousufzai, directors, general managers and other officials and staff of the airline. The soyem will be held at B-26 Darakhshan Villas, Street No. 38 (near The City School) Phase VI, DHA, Karachi on March 29, 2011 after Asr prayers.

Pakistan-India cricket match – on big screen and going live

LAHORE – Lahoris are all set to witness the battle between the traditional rivals in cricket, Pakistan and India, as various communities have arranged for the big screens for match viewing.
The trend of watching the match on the big screens have been attracting people from all walks of life and classes, as the match screening is being organised in the posh areas of city and relatively lesser posh areas alike. Citizens are excited, to say the least to view tomorrow’s match, and

Tomorrow’s cricket match is booked?

LAHORE – A news which has been continuously striking the Indian media is, “Semi-final between India and Pakistan on Mohali is fixed. According to a report from Gupta, an income tax officer, bets of billions of rupees have been placed on the Indian team so India must lose.” Some Indian news channels comment that this news could not be wrong because the Indian income tax commissioner was claiming that the match was fixed. They report that since millions of dollars have been betted, so

LHC seeks reply from LDA on liberty plaza

LAHORE – Lahore High Court Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed on Monday directed the Lahore Development Authroity (LDA) to file a reply by April 15, on an application requesting to stay the auction of 26 shops and restaurant at the first floor of Liberty Park and Ride Plaza. The application was filed by owners of shops near the plaza. They are Mohammad Saleem Hafeez, Mian Mohammad Haroon of Hotel MelRose Inn, Arshad Kareem Qureshi of Toy Land, M Zakariya Basheer Malik and Arif Mehmood of

FIA has made full recovery: Ch Zaheer

LAHORE – PML-Q Punjab secretary general Chaudhry Zaheer-ud-Din on Monday claimed party leader Moonis Elahi was framed in a case in which the investigating agency had already a made hundred percent recovery. He made the claim talking to media at district courts before the appearance of Moonis Elahi in the court. Chaudhary Zaheer also claimed that FIA could not extract a single paisa from Moonis in NICL scam during the 10-day physical remand. He maintained that Moonis belong to a

GCU celebrates Pak-China friendship

LAHORE – The strong and time-tested friendship between Chinese and Pakistan governments need to be applied at the people-to-people level, said the Chinese Ambassador His Excellency Mr. Liu Jian while addressing the celebrations of 60-years Pak-China Friendship at the Government College University Lahore. Punjab Minister Ch Ghafoor, GCU Vice Chancellor Prof Ikramul Haq (S.I), Pak-China Bureau Chief Executive Officer Zaffurdin Mahmood and a large member of government dignitaries,

-auction set for March 31

LAHORE – As many as 26 shops at the lower ground floor, besides the space for a restaurant at the first floor of the Park and Ride Plaza on Gulberg`s Main Boulevard will be sold through an open auction on March 31. Some 13 ground floor shops of the plaza had already been sold for Rs 211.45 million against the reserve price of Rs185.3 million in an open auction on Jan 26, said a spokesman on Sunday.
People interested in taking part in the auction will have to deposit reserve

The land record is with the old consolidation officer…

LAHORE – The District Officer Revenue has issued a notice to the former Consolidation Officer (Niaz Baig) Jamil Mughal who has been involved in violating the Land Record Manual as he had not consigned any of the ownership right documents to the government since he had been assigned to his post. The District Officer Revenue Zulfiqar Ghuman has issued a notice demanding explanation from the former Consolidation Officer (Niaz Baig) Jamil Mughal who has not dispatched the any of the

Our Inter registration has not been sent

LAHORE – Students of Intermediate from Forman Christian College University (FCCU) protested on Monday against the FCCU administration for withholding their admissions for the intermediate examination 2011.
The demonstration was organized near the Canal Road in which the students strongly protested against the decision and demanded that authorities concerned take notice of the matter. Students claimed that it was only students who bribed officials that shall be able to sit in the

US urged to register cases against Terry Jones

LAHORE – Speakers at an interfaith relations dialogue seminar demanded that the United States (US) administration and international powers should register cases against Terry Jones and his disciple Wayne Sapp under terror clauses for violating the UN charter and basic human rights to stop extremists in the future. They also demanded that the United Nations Organisation (UNO), US, human rights organizations and other international powers take immediate measures for necessary law making

NAB extends AG office fraud accused’s remand

LAHORE – An accountability court on Monday extended the physical remand of seven people nominated in a case of fraudulent withdrawal of money from Punjab accountant general office until April 11. The seven people are Shaukat Ali, Muhammad Ali, Shoaib Sardar, Kashif Iqbal, Imran Shah, Sajawal Ashraf and Gulfam Rasool Khan. Among the accused, Muhammad Ahmad, Ghulam Rasool Khan, Muhammad Shakeel and Muhammad Waseem were illegally shown as sub-inspector, assistant sub-inspector and

MQM seeks foolproof security

LAHORE – Mutahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leaders while thanking the Punjab government for facilitating them to hold party’s public moot on April 10 at the new venue, Qaddafi Stadium road, expressed the hope that provincial government would make foolproof security arrangements on the day of the event. MQM coordination committee member Iftikahar Randhawa expressed these views while addressing a press conference at the newly inaugurated party’s office along with coordination committee

Painting walls of hope

LAHORE – Drive by the wall opposite the centre point, you see monuments painted next to calls for peace, depictions of culture and a call for togetherness. Amidst these paintings of hope, is a painting of an old woman in despondency, a theme the the City District Government Lahore (CDGL), a partner to the project, does not allow. The painting somehow slipped through their gaze. However, Yasir, a chartered accountant, paints what he calls is the true reflection of the society around

Accountability, merit, discipline, training – the key to curbing crime

LAHORE – Curbing crime from the society, increasing inspection and internal accountability, watching merit, discipline and training would alternatively lead to combat the terrorism, said Inspector General of Police (IGP) Punjab Javed Iqbal on Monday. All ASPs should follow these priorities while entering into professional life, he added while addressing to 37 trainees of ASPs of 37th Common Batch including 3 female at CPO, today. On this occasion, Punjab Additional IGP Chaudhry

Warid celebrates Earth Hour

LAHORE – Warid Telecom celebrated Earth Hour on Saturday. These celebrations were a part of Warid’s going ‘green drive’. The global community, transcending race, culture and age, embraced Earth Hour in the pursuit of a cleaner and safer planet. While commenting on Warid’s participation in the event, Warid Telecom Chief Executive Officer Muneer Farooqui said, “Our participation in the Earth Hour this year shows our commitment towards the health of living resources on which we all