LHC issues stay on termination of 62 law officers

LHC issues stay on termination of 62 law officers

The Lahore High Court on Wednesday stayed the termination of at least 62 district law officers including prosecutors and deputy prosecutors and issued notice to the Punjab government for Oct 19.
Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed restrained the government from withdrawing the perks and privileges of the law officers while hearing their petitions.
The officers challenged their removal pleading that the government had not adopted any legal course when terminating their

PMS wants action against MD minerals

The Provincial Management Services (PMS) officers’ association threatened to start a protest movement if the government did not initiate action against Mines and Minerals MD Shafqat Ranjha for beating one of their senior colleagues.
Talking to reporters, PMS officers’ association information secretary Asifa murtaza alleged that Ranjha abused and severely thrashed a Grade 19 PMS officer Ataullah Sidiqui, who is the Punjab mineral development corporation secretary, in

PHA funds embezzlement, accused to be made accountable

Anti-corruption department finds sufficient evidence against PHA officials
Audit report discovers financial irregularities amounting to Rs 52 million
The countdown starts as the anti-corruption department has decided to furnish maximum evidences against six high-ranking officials of Pakistan Horticulture Authority (PHA), involved in embezzlement of Rs. 52 million, on the next court hearing on October 20.
The six PHA officials allegedly issued advance payment

LHC turns down reporter’s exemption request

Lahore High Court (LHC) Justice Chaudhry Iftikhar Hussain on Wednesday turned down the request of Abdul Manan, reporter of an English daily newspaper, for exemption from personal appearance on a petition seeking recovery of a missing doctor of the Jinnah Hospital. Manan had filed a story about the abduction of Dr Ali Abdullah by secret agencies personnel for his alleged involvement in terrorist activities. The court had asked the reporter to tell the story’s source but he

IA Rehman critiques journalism for commentary, not facts

The Centre for Public Policy and Governance (CPPG), Forman Christian College (A Chartered University) organized a seminar on “Reflections: On the Changing Role and Dynamics of Media in Pakistan” where the renowned journalist Mr I A Rehman, who also serves as the secretary general of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) broached a number of issues the media, print and electronic, was facing today.
He opened his address by locating the print media in its

Iran provides goods for flood relief

Provincial Minister for Food and Industries Chaudhary Abdul Ghafoor received 10 containers comprising 200 tons of food, cloths, blankets, food cartons, tents and mineral water bottles through Iranian Consul General Nikan Qami. The Iranian Council General personally handed over the keys of containers to Provincial Minister.
The Iranian council general said that the Iranian government will provide all possible support to Pakistan in its hour of need. Ghafoor thanked the

Unfazed by protests, UET VC gets fourth extension

Varsity faculty members, FAPUASA were demanding Akram’s removal
Punjab CM, who had earlier appointed him, approved his fourth extension
Despite the protests of Federation of All Pakistan University’s Academic Staff Association (FAPUASA) seeking removal of University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Lieutenant General (r) Muhammad Akram, Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer, in his capacity as the varsity’s chancellor, extended his contract for the fourth time under

Petition against internet defamation of Moonis Elahi withdrawn

The Lahore High Court Chief Justice Khawaja Muhammad Sharif on Wednesday dismissed as withdrawn a writ petition of PMLQ supporters seeking a ban on the access of “Google Blogger” as it contained an allegedly defamatory material against their leader Moonis Elahi.
Dismissing the petition the chief justice observed that the petitioners being activists of PNl-Q had no locus standi to agitate against the matter before the court because they were not a directly aggrieved

Case registered against factory owner for selling animal food for humans

Police informed the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday that a case has been registered against the owner of Whiskas juice factory for selling animal food for human consumption after repacking it as mango juice.
The Shera Kot Police Station SHO submitted a report in the court of Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed stating that accused Amjad Javed, owner of Whiskas juice factory in Lahore, was arrested and sent to jail after registering an FIR against him. But a local court

Two crushed, two found dead

In separate incidents, two were crushed by trucks on the Ferozpur Road while attempting to cross the road on Wednesday. Two were also found dead, as a drug overdose case, from Qila Gujjar Singh and Shahdara Police precincts.
Accidents: (2)
A truck in Nishter Colony Police precincts crushed a woman namely Khursheed Bibi, a resident of kotlakhpat area, as she was trying to cross the Ferozepure Road.The woman sustained critical injuries while the truck driver

Two people, including UET student, commit suicide

Two people, including a University of Engineering and Technology (UET) student, committed suicide over domestic issues in two different areas of the city on Wednesday.
According to details, UET student Sibghat, 24, hanged himself in his hostel room on Tuesday. After reaching the spot, police and university officials recovered his body and handed it over to his family. His funeral was held at the Jamaetul Muntazir, which was attended by family members, university

Beaconhouse announces ‘School of Tomorrow’ conference

Event to mark group’s 35 years in education sector
Kasuri flays successive governments for ignoring education’s development
The Beaconhouse School System (BSS) on Thursday arranged a press conference to announce that the institution would hold an event titled, “School of Tomorrow: Freedom to Learn Conference” at a local hotel, on November 3, to mark its 35th anniversary. Beaconhouse Group Chairperson Nasreen M Kasuri, addressing the press conference, said that 35

Rescue 1122 celebrates its 6th Anniversary

The Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue1122) held a ceremony at PCSIR auditorium in celebration of its 6th anniversary.
The ceremony was attended by Minister for Law & Parliamentary Affairs Rana Sanaullah Khan, Director General Civil Defense Azad Jammu and Kashmir Sarwar Khan Afridi, Chief ICRC Lars Oberhaus and Provincial Monitoring Officer Rescue 1122 Dr. Yahya Butt.
The Punjab Emergency Service was created to serve as an emergency ambulance service in 2004. The

Students protest against preference given to medical entry tests

Flay Punjab govt, UHS for changing admission criteria at eleventh hour
Varsity spokesman says entry test weight age given according to LHC judgment
“It’s quite annoying that this year, the entry test was taken just 20 days before the announcement of result, unlike last year, when entry test was conducted after three months.
Asma Jamil
997 marks out of 1100 in the intermediate exams
“According to students, only 3,162 students out of the total 8,000

LUMS VC appoints second provost

The Vice Chancellor of Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) appointed Dr. Zafar Iqbal Qureshi as the second provost of LUMS for a three-year term, on Wednesday.
His appointment is effective as Chief Academic Officer of the university. Dr. Qureshi will be responsible to monitor academic activities, office of students’ affairs, the registrar and the library in coordination with the office of the vice chancellor. The provost works closely with the deans of the

PU VC says students should learn from the Afghans

Punjab University (PU) Vice-Chancellor Dr Mujahid Kamran advised students to learn from the Afghans. The statement of the vice chancellor surprised students as it was interpreted as supportive of the Taliban. PU Director Public Relation Khawaja Tahir stated that the VC’s statement only meant to advise hard work.
Addressing a grand reception hosted in honor of over 2000 newly- admitted students, the vice-chancellor stated that apart from textbooks, students should

‘T20 cricketers’ security compromised’

Board’s security advisor Colonel (r) Waseem not cooperating with police to improve security arrangements
Had exchanged hot words with police when terrorists attacked worship place of Ahmedis at Model Town
Personal differences between the Model Town Police and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Security Advisor Colonel (r) Waseem have left a question mark on the security being provided to the Faysal Bank T20 tournament, Pakistan Today learnt on Thursday. According