Imran Mudassar’s exhibition of paintings at Rohtas Art Gallery has been going on for the fourth day now

Traffic police fine 5,824 vehicles

The City Traffic Police, during its drive against bogus, unauthorised, applied-for-registration and improper number plates, fined 5,824 vehicles in first three weeks of April, read a press release issued on Thursday. As

Billboards and mobile towers still not shifted to solar power

LAHORE – The power source of around 700 billboards and 12,000 mobile towers across Punjab is still to be shifted from electric to solar. Ten months have passed since the Punjab government and the Ministry of Environment National Energy Conversation Center issued warnings to the installations’ owners. Converting billboards and cell phone towers from electric power supply to solar energy could save around 50 to 60 Megawatts of electricity but neither the Punjab government nor the

VOTING FOR PU’S FATE – JI aims for the VC’s seat

LAHORE – The result of the syndicate’s elections, which will be held today at the Punjab University (PU), will decide if the pro-Jamat-i-Islami (JI) elements in the varsity are going to succeed in grabbing the post of the PU Vice Chancellor (VC) in the coming year 2012 or not. Pro-JI teachers are pinning their hopes on Prof Dr Haris Rashid who is fighting the elections against the panel supported by the incumbent VC.A PU professor, seeking anonymity, said that Dr Haris could be the

Half the city goes dark

LAHORE – Half of the city went in the dark due to a massive shortfall in electricity as the National Control Centre (NCC) closed 60% of the city’s grid stations for an hour on Wednesday. Only after 10 hours of a briefing by Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO) Director General (DG) Muhammad Khalid in which he claimed that no unscheduled outages were occurring in the country, power outages between 11 to 16 hours were seen all over the country. For the first time this season, the

For taking down banners – SIC plans to sue DCO for blasphemy

LAHORE – The Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC) will sue Lahore DCO Ahad Cheema for blasphemy, Pakistan Today learnt on Wednesday. The decision was taken in a meeting of the SIC hierarchy in Lahore. A complaint in this regard will be submitted at a proper forum within two to three days. Blasphemy laws will be invoked for the purported desecration of the Holy Prophet’s (PBUH) name inscribed on hoardings, billboards and banners of the organisation which were removed on the orders of the DCO