LWMC introduces Modern Sanitation Plan

LWMC introduces Modern Sanitation Plan

LAHORE – The Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) has unveiled Modern Sanitation Plan for commercial markets and has launched as a pilot project in Barkat Market and Garden Town.
The plan, according to LWMC Managing Director Waseem Ajmal, will improve the cleanliness and local environment by providing effective waste collection system. An official from the DCO office told Pakistan Today that LWMC, subsidiary of City District Government Lahore (CDGL), had launched the sanitation

PCS officers’ demands will be honoured: Khosa

Lahore – Senior advisor to chief minister Sardar Zulfiqar Khosa assured the office bearers of the Punjab PCS Officers Association on Tuesday that all their demands accepted by the government will be ‘honoured’, Pakistan Today has learnt.
The decision was taken after a meeting of a delegation of PCS Officers Association with the chief minister’s cabinet committee consisting of Zulfiqar Khosa, Law Minister Rana Sanaullah, Additional Chief Secretary Sami Saeed, Secretary Services

‘We will not allow action against clerics’

LAHORE – Shabab-e-Islami will resist any government action against Mufti Hanif Qureshi and the people favoring the late governor should keep in mind his beliefs as well, said Shabab-i-Islami’s leaders while speaking to demonstrators outside Lahore Press Club on Wednesday. Liaqat Attari, Hafiz Abdul Qadir Hazarvi, Allama Mujahid and Qari Mukhtar termed Pope Benedict’s statement as an effort to sow the seeds of hatred and a clash among civilizations. These leaders said that efforts to

I predict Ch Zaheer will switch camps in next election: Sanaullah

LAHORE – Rana Sana Ullah has said that Forward Bloc in Punjab Assembly has majority of members and the leader of Opposition should be from the group instead of Pakistan Muslim League (PML-Q).
Talking to the media outside Punjab Assembly here Wednesday, Punjab Law Minister predicted that present leader of PML-Q and Opposition leader in Punjab Assembly Ch Zaheer Ud Din would contest next elections on the ticket of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N). He resembled PML-Q with

LDA announces Park & Ride’s shops’ auction

LAHORE – The Lahore Development Authority (LDA) has fixed January 26 for the open auction of shops in the newly constructed Park & Ride Plaza, Liberty Market, LDA Additional Director General Ihsan Ul Haq informed while briefing an eight-member Turkish delegation of the state owned development company ISBAK, which visited the LDA head office on Wednesday.
Secretary Transport Punjab Captain (r) Muhammad Yousaf said that proceedings would be conducted in the presence of print and

On Ibn-e-Insha and Nazarul Islam’s death anniversaries

LAHORE – Ibn-e-Insha and Nazr-ul-Islam share a common date of death; January 11, although with an almost two-decade difference in their years of death. Their anniversaries were celebrated by their beloveds and followers across the globe.
OF INSHA … Urdu literature has rarely produced a writer and poet who had the skills that Ibn-e-Insha had. Known for his sense of humour which varied from wit, to satire, Insha was the writer of books, letters and poems, all of which gained fame

Education minister lauds CM’s education reforms

LAHORE – Punjab Education Minister Mian Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman has stated that the provincial government under the sagacious leadership of Chief Minister Mr. Shahbaz Sharif has for the first time in the country’s history introduced far-reaching reforms in education sector for improving quality of education and literacy rate to radically uplift socio-economic conditions of people.
He was addressing participants of one-day seminar on “Regional Economic Cooperation in South Asia”

Met office predicts light rain, dense fog

Lahore – Met Office predicted rain of light to moderate intensity at scattered places of upper parts of the county on Thursday/Friday, resulting some relief in the prevailing cold / foggy weather conditions. Minimum temperature in Lahore dropped to 1 Celsius, whereas maximum temperature remained at 19 Celsius in the Provincial metropolis.
Met Office informed that a westerly wave is likely to grip upper parts of the country on Thursday and likely to last for two days over there.

LCHWU wins Persian essay writing competition

LAHORE – Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) won the Persian Essay writing and stood second in verse reciting competition under the auspices of Iranian Cultural Centre, Lahore. Sixteen institutions including Punjab University, GC University, Kennard College etc. participated the competition.

Punjab Seed council okays 18 wheat varieties

LAHORE – Punjab Seed Council has approved for general cultivation eighteen new varieties of various crops including one wheat variety ARRI-10, one sugarcane variety CPF-246 and one paddy variety Basmati-515.
The approval of these varieties was accorded in 40th meeting of Punjab Seed Council held at Agriculture House chaired by Malik Ahmad Ali Aulakh, Minister for Agriculture, Punjab. Mr. Ameer Khatak Additional Secretary Agriculture Punjab, Muzafar Mahmood Managing Director

Harvard’s Pakistan Caucus visits LUMS

LAHORE – The Pakistan Caucus at the Harvard Kennedy School, a student body working to promote Pakistan’s image amongst the international students studying at Harvard University, visited Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS).
The delegation consisted of 10 students who were given the opportunity to engage in dialogue with the Provost of LUMS Dr. Zafar Iqbal Qureshi regarding Public Policy issues in Pakistan. The students from Harvard also interacted with the Deans,

YDA appeals to PM to restore medicine supply

Lahore – The supply of injection Heparine, injection Verapanil, tablet
Neomercazole and tablet Thyroxin is short in the market for the last one month and patients with heart diseases including patients of Myocardial Infarction, Cardiac Arrhythmias and patients of goiter are suffering with the Federal and Provincial governments yet to take notice of the matter, Young Doctors Association (YDA) Office Bearers Dr Rana Sohail, Dr Salman Kazmi, Dr Aslam Rao, Dr Usra Sadaqat, Dr Khuda


Lahore – With the number of shows it produced, Sabz, the recent play by Hazaar Dastan, was watched by many. Among those ‘many’, Abuzer, who works at a paper supplying company and claims to be an anarchist, and Sonia, a law student at LUMS and an ‘aspiring’ socialist, happen to be a little concerned about writing about this play.
A musical it is and an Urdu one and addresses youth issues and Sonia was invited by some of her communist friends and you can imagine what she must have

Load-shedding in name of repairs? – Six-hour outage for one-fifth of Lahore

LAHORE – Around 20 percent of Lahore will remain without electricity for six consecutive hours, as the Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO) would start repair works on different grid stations on Wednesday. Citizens are already facing eight to 10 hours of outages nowadays. A LESCO official said grid stations are being closed due to technical repairs from 9am to 2:30pm. Interestingly, in normal routine, these repairs are made during holidays especially on Sundays so that people are

Domestic gas shortage to intensify

LAHORE – Gas supplies to industries and CNG stations will be restored from today and domestic users will suffer a further gas shortage, Sui Northern Gas Pipelines (SNGPL) sources told Pakistan Today. Gas supply remained suspended in the city while gas pressure for domestic users in many areas remained very low on Tuesday.
SNGPL sources said the situation will worsen for domestic users, as industry and CNG stations will be facilitated. They said domestic users were already not

The chill takes 14 lives, bodies lay unattended

LAHORE – As many as fourteen people including a woman have died owing to cold weather during the first eleven days of January, hospital sources told Pakistan Today on Tuesday.
Police investigators have not been able to find the heirs of the deceased owing to which bodies are placed in the morgue, waiting for funerals. Homeless people are worst hit, as eleven of them were found dead from different main roads, parks and footpaths of the city.
According to morgue sources, these

PU hesitant to hold syndicate meeting before ASA elections

LAHORE – Punjab University (PU) administration is avoiding holding its 1686th syndicate meeting to decide the fate of those teachers that are facing corruptions charges, before the Academic Staff Association’s (ASA) general elections scheduled to be held on January 13, Pakistan Today learnt on Tuesday.
PU sources said that the entire teaching community awaits the syndicate meeting, which besides other agenda items, will decide the fate of some Pro Jamat-e-Islami and Pro Islami