No ward in-charge – Services Hospital’s SICU being run by inexperienced doctors

No ward in-charge – Services Hospital’s SICU being run by inexperienced doctors

LAHORE – Lives of patients arriving at the Services Hospital’s Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) are in a complete jeopardy, as previous administrator of the SICU has retired and the ward is currently being run by young and inexperienced doctors, Pakistan Today has learnt.
The SCIU was running heedlessly, as more than four months has passed since SICU Incharge Dr Taifoor Gilani had retired. Presently, the ward was being managed by young and inexperienced doctors who were

MoU to empower women signed at PU

LAHORE – Punjab University’s Department of Gender Studies (DGS) and Women’s Empowerment Group (WEG) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the purpose of extending academic, research and technical cooperation on different women issues including economic empowerment, health, gender equity and equality.
DGS In-charge Prof Dr Samar Fatima and WEG Executive Director Omer Aftab signed the MoU. DGS faculty member Raana Malik said the WEG will facilitate the department for

Benazir’s martyrdom was a great loss to the nation: Zaman

LAHORE – Former PM and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairperson Benazir Bhutto’s martyrdom was a great loss to the nation whose repercussions could never be overlooked, Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) Chairman and PPP leader Fakhar Zaman said on Tuesday.
“Every moment after Benazir’s martyrdom has increased the nation’s agony and present history is being written with her blood,” Zaman said. The PPP leader paid rich tributes to services and sacrifices of the former PM and said

BRINGING BACK TO LIFE – MoU signed for rehabilitation of flood-affected students

LAHORE – Plan Pakistan and Punjab School Education Department have entered into an agreement for the provision of adequate financial, human resource and material support to rehabilitate 400 affected primary schools in riverine areas of Layyah,
Muzaffargarh and Rajanpur districts. School Education Department Punjab Secretary Aslam Kamboh and Plan Pakistan Country Director Haider W Yaqub signed the MOU at the Civil Secretariat on Tuesday.
The project shall be implemented

Not an urgent matter – Petition seeking Taseer’s removal returned with objections

LAHORE – The Lahore High Court (LHC) Office on Tuesday raised objections on a petition seeking Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer’s removal from office for traveling to Sri Lanka without informing the authorities concerned and returned it to the petitioner.
According to sources, the LHC Office termed the petition as non-maintainable and returned it to petitioner Noshab A Khan advocate. Noshab told Pakistan Today that the LHC deputy registrar (judicial) wrote on the petition-file

Moonis’ manager sent on physical remand until Jan 4

LAHORE – Judicial magistrate Irfan Basra on Tuesday handed over Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) Member of the Provincial Assembly (MPA) Chaudhry Moonis Elahi’s business manager Abdul Malik to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on physical remand until January 4.
Malik was arrested on Monday during a raid at the Al-Tahoor Private Limited’s office located in Garden Town.
He was arrested on charges of ties with a key accused of the National Insurance Company Limited

Police bust gang of car thieves

LAHORE – Lahore Iqbal Town Division anti-Vehicles Lifting Staff (AVLS) on Tuesday claimed arresting notorious ringleader of the Tariq Javeed Shah car thief gang and recovered 13 cars, a tractor and motorcycle worth Rs 7.4 million from their possession.
The criminal confessed stealing 12 cars, one tractor and motorcycle from Lahore, two cars from Mirpur, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and five cars from Rawalpindi during preliminary interrogation.
According to details, police

PMA General Body to meet today

Lahore – The General Body Meeting of the Pakistan Medical Association Lahore would be held on Wednesday (today) under the Chairmanship of Professor Dr Yasmin Rashid.
The report of activities during the two years of the Lahore chapter of the PMA would be presented and a strategy would be finalized to meet the demands of the special salary package and service structure reforms for doctors before the next budget.
In this context all other organizations of doctors are also

‘Zardari, not Gilani, opposes blasphemy laws’

Lahore – Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan (JUP) President Dr Sahibzada Abul Khair Mohammad Zubair has said that Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has nothing to do with the proposed changes in blasphemy law.
“It is President Zardari who is more interested in the changes, as if trying to fulfill his commitments, which he made with Pope Benedict in Vatican, last September,” he said in an exclusive interview with Pakistan Today.
Dr Zubair talked about different issues including the

Students find in difficult to study amidst outages

Lahore – Electricity and gas load-shedding has been disturbing the students especially who are due to appear in exams, Pakistan Today has learnt. Several private schools and universities are conducting exams but students are finding it difficult to prepare themselves for the assigned tasks. During last few days,
the unprecedented and unscheduled load-shedding has lead students to suffer, and the Sui gas load-shedding has only added to their woes. Some areas experience ten hours

‘Mobile banking service with a difference’

KARACHI – The launch of Benazir Mobile Banking will bring about a new era of development and ensure larger women empowerment, said Adviser to Chief Minister on Information and Archives Sharmila Farooqui.
In a statement issued on Monday, the adviser said that the system would promote e-banking in the country and women would get access to major banking systems for the first time in the history of Pakistan. “With the launch of this banking system, the president has fulfilled another

Invest in CNG? No chance

LAHORE – The more you invest, better the business runs, but this notion proved wrong in the CNG sector, as CNG stations having small compressors are working perfectly in the city while stations having big compressors face difficulty in serving customers, Pakistan Today has learnt.
Industry stakeholders said that due to very low gas pressure, a majority of CNG stations have stopped sales but stations having small compressors were still doing business.
Some of the CNG

Alleged robber gunned down in encounter

LAHORE – An alleged robber identified as Azam, 32, was shot dead by Islampura Police in an alleged encounter on Sunday night. Azam was wanted by Islampura and Lower Mall Police in nine different cases of dacoity, robbery and street crimes.
Police sources claim that Azam was killed in an encounter by police after being arrested. Contradicting this narrative, police claimed that, late on Sunday night, Azam, along with his accomplice Muhammad Riaz, snatched a motorcycle bearing

A life sacrifcied BENAZIR REMEMBERED

LAHORE – The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) observed former PM and PPP chairperson Benazir Bhutto’s 3rd death anniversary on Monday across the city with a pledge to continue PPP founder and former PM Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s (ZAB) and Benazir’s mission for parliament’s supremacy.
Like other parts of the country, PPP Lahore chapter office bearers and workers commemorated Benazir’s 3rd death anniversary by organising Quran khawani, candle-lit vigils, rallies and seminars.

Petition seeks Taseer’s removal

LAHORE – A petition was filed in the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday seeking Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer’s removal from office for illegally proceeding on a four-day visit abroad without informing the authorities concerned.
The petition was filed by Noshab A Khan advocate submitting that the governor’s mysterious absence from his office for four days was a violation of Article 104 of the constitution, as he could not go on a foreign visit without giving acting charge to the

Sunni Ittehad rejects change in blasphemy laws

LAHORE – The hard-line Sunni Ittehad Council leadership on Monday warned the federal government of civil disobedience if it opts for amendments in the blasphemy laws.
They issued this warning while addressing the Tahafaz-e-Namoos-e-Risalat Ulema-o-Mashaikh Convention at the Aiwan-e-Iqbal. The audience endorsed the decision of their leaders by chanting slogans and raising their hands in support.
Speakers said that they were ready to sacrifice hundreds of thousands

Constable arrested for aiding ‘fake passport’ holder

LAHORE – Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Punjab on Monday arrested a constable of Chowki Airport and a citizen, who was trying to fly to United Kingdom from Allama Iqbal International Airport on a fake passport with the help of the aforementioned constable.
FIA sources said that Tanveer Ahmed, resident of Sialkot, tried to fly for United Kingdom (UK) from Allama Iqbal International Airport a couple of weeks ago on a fake passport of Tariq Mehmood but FIA immigrations