POWER MISUSE, LAX ATTITUDE – CM cracks down on ‘corrupt’ education EDO

POWER MISUSE, LAX ATTITUDE – CM cracks down on ‘corrupt’ education EDO

LAHORE – Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif on Sunday suspended Education Executive District Officer (EDO) Lahore Dr Muhammad Arshad for negligence in his duty and alleged corruptions in the Education Department, Pakistan Today learnt on Sunday.
CM took this action when he was visiting a government school in Chacho Wali Baidian Road and found that school was working without proper facilities, infrastructure, non availability of proper furniture and EDO was not providing

yet another day without gas – CNG stations sacrificed in vain, outages to continue

LAHORE – Gas load-shedding continued in the city on Saturday despite that Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Limited (SNGPL) has closed down many CNG stations in different parts of Punjab. Moreover, citizens should get ready to face long hours of load shedding today, as Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO) will repair grid stations and there will be no electricity from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm in the city suburbs including WAPDA Town, Johar Town, Iqbal Town, Sabzazar, Mughalpura, Tajpura,

Punjab to get fifty percent of railway land auctions

LAHORE – Punjab will get a fifty percent share from the amount earned by Pakistan Railways property sale in the province. This was decided in the meeting of a special committee of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Pakistan railways (PR) held on Saturday at PR headquarters.
The committee directed all the provinces to clear off railways outstanding payments within 30 days. Railway authorities were directed to get the railway land vacated from illegal possession. The committee

Sunni Tehreek to take part in next elections

Lahore – Sunni Tehreek (ST), Punjab’s Convener, Muhammad Shadab Raza announced that ST would take part in the next elections and launch a movement against inflation and unemployment.
He further said that an amendment in the blasphemy law would never be accepted, and asked the government to officially condemn the act of a priest who has announced to desecrate the Quran He was addressing to press conference in ST’s provincial office.
He asked the government to dissolve the

British couple kidnapped from Gulberg

LAHORE – 24-years old British girl and Pakistan born British national husband have been kidnapped for ransom from Main Boulevard Gulberg in the police precincts of the Gulberg here on Saturday night. According to the Police, abductors have demanded Rs 6 million for their release.
According to the details, the abducted British citizen namely Jaima Lewis William and her husband identified as Syed Awais went for shopping. Sources said that Jaima had been living in Lahore for last

Governor Khosa to improve PPP-PML-N ties in Punjab

LAHORE – Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leaders have declared the Punjab governor Sardar Latif Khosa’s announcement of meeting with Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) Nawaz Sharif, a beginning of new era of political reconciliation in Punjab.
They said that PPP wanted to avoid politics of confrontation so that government could concentrate on the resolution of masses problems. Former Minister for Information and Central leaders of PPP Khalid Ahmed Khan Kharal has said the PPP

Fire erupts at a shoe factory in Badami Bagh

LAHORE – Fire erupted in a plastic shoe making factory in the Badami Bagh police precincts on Saturday. The factory owned by Muhammad Butta caught fire because of short circuiting. Fire instantly engulfed the entire factory as raw plastic beans served as fuel. Butta claimed that machinery and raw material worth Rs 0.5 million were burnt.
ACCIDENT: A man died while another was injured when their rickshaw collided with a donkey cart in Batapur police precincts on Saturday. The

Petition seeks judicial inquiry into murder of Justice Javed Iqbal’s parents

LAHORE – A constitutional petition has been moved before the Lahore High Court to seek judicial inquiry through a Supreme Court judge, into the murder of the parents of Justice Javed Iqbal of the Apex Court which took place at their Cavalry Ground residence on January 11.
The petitioner, advocate Muhammad Azhar Siddique has moved the petition in the public interest enlisting interior ministry of federal and the provincial government, Federal Investigating Agency, and the Police

PTI seeks govt resignation

LAHORE – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has emphasized that current government should resign as it has lost its writ every where in the country and it is only because of the corrupt policies of these corrupt politicians who instead of winning the hearts of the masses by implementing pro people policies, established different cartels and mafias to insure their rule, propounded in a meeting held here at Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Punjab Secretariat saturday.
Dr Shahid Siddique,

LBA elections held

Lahore – The day-long polling in the Lahore Bar Association election was held at the Zila Kachehry where the lawyers continued canvassing for their candidates in a festive mood. The Lahore High Court’s former judge Ahsan Bhoon, Supreme Court Bar Association President Asma Jehangir, Deputy Attorney General Naveed Inayat Malik also cast their votes.
A large number of lawyers were present on the way to every polling booth at the Zila Kachehry and were convincing their colleagues to

SCBA president speaks on Minhaj Barna’s death

LAHORE – Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Asma Jahangir has expressed grief on the death of senior journalist Minhaj Barna, founder president of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists.
In a condolence message for Minhaj, who died in Rawalpindi on Friday, the SCBA president said Minhaj’s life was unending struggle, as he believed in journalistic principles and worked without compromising voice of the conscience and professional integrity.
Asma said Minhaj never

LHC constitutes division and single benches

Lahore – The Lahore High Court has constituted 10 division benches (DBs) and 20 single-benches (SBs) to hear cases at the principal seat in the week commencing from January 17. The division benches shall function from Monday to Thursday while special benches will meet on Friday and any other day as and when needed.
According to a notification issued by the office of LHC Additional Registrar (Judicial), the DBs are, DB-I; Chief Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry and Justice Mansoor

QATIL KAUN? – A REVIEW – Do you know who the killer is?

LAHORE – The book ‘Qatil Kaun?’ is a compilation of important information, photos, interviews and comments of important personnel on the assassination of Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto, which would leave readers astonished.
This book and the idea is the property of a renowned journalist, political analyst and a writer, Sohail Warraich. The book takes the reader into the minutest detail that answers all the queries an individual has in his mind about the incident the took place in Liaqat

Clerics to ‘show strength’ for blasphemy laws

LAHORE – The clerics will stage a ‘show of strength’ in support of the blasphemy laws in the city on January 30, while Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) will host an All Parties Conference on January 29 at the Mansoora, JI Chief Syed Munawar Hasan said on Saturday, while addressing the opening session of the JI Shoora meeting.
Munawar said it was tragic that many people were falling victims to the target killings in Karachi, where the government’s writ was no where to be seen, while instead

Health Department gears up against measles

LAHORE – On the directions of Punjab Health Secretary Fawad Hassan Fawad, the Health Department is launching a 12-day preventive campaign from January 17 against measles, during which medical teams will administer injections to children between 6 months to 6 years of age.
Lahore Health Executive District Officer Dr Umer Farooq Baloch informed that the department has constituted 500 medical teams for this campaign, who will not only visit door-to-door but also visit government as

CCPO in search for a drug free Lahore

LAHORE – On the directions of the Punjab chief minister, Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Muhammad Aslam Tareen has launched the Lahore Drug Free City Project in his capacity as its chairman, and has ordered immediate crackdown on all drug peddlers throughout the city.
CCPO said drug peddlers and dealers not only affected the targeted individuals but their families as well. CCPO ordered the Lahore Police to take stern action against such drug peddlers so Lahore could be made a

SICAS Model United Nations reaches its peak

Lahore – SICAS Model United Nations (SMUN) started in the SICAS School Gulberg from Friday, with the association of Pepsi and Pakistan Today. Various educational institutes including Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore School of Economics (LSE), Lahore Grammar School (LGS), Aitchison College, Beaconhouse School System, University College Lahore, City School, ICAS Girls and Salamat Girls campuses.
According to the participants nail biting contests are expected