CDGL truck crushes boy in Kot Lakhpat

CDGL truck crushes boy in Kot Lakhpat

Lahore – A boy was crushed by a City District Government Lahore (CDGL) truck in the Kot Lakhpat Police Station precincts on Friday.
According to details, Naveed, 7, son of Abdul Qadir and a resident of the Ghulam Bhatti Colony was crossing the road when a speeding CDGL truck ran over him resulting in his instant death. The truck driver was arrested by police and an FIR lodged against him while the truck was also taken into custody.
Separately, a man was critically injured by

PAL publishes Faiz’s expatriate life story

Lahore – Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) has published a book “Faiz Ahmed Faiz in Beirut” by Tasleem Elahi Zulfi. The book brings new aspects of Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s life by focusing on his activities and routine in Beirut during his stay there as an expatriate.
This was announced by PAL Chairman Fakhar Zaman in a briefing on Wednesday. Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) organized a series of nationwide seminars on Faiz Ahmed Faiz to celebrate 100 years of his birth. The first

Lord Nazir visits Emergency Services Academy

Lahore – UK House of Commons Member Lord Nazir Ahmed visited the Emergency Services Academy on Friday and lauded the services of the Rescue 1122 particularly its response time of seven minutes and pledged support in capacity building of Rescue 1122 staff from the UK.
According to details, Nazir along with Councilor Jahangir Akhtar and Councilor Rotherhan Westward visited the Emergency Services Academy where he was briefed on various emergency training being imparted to rescuers.

NH&MP arrests 16 criminals

Lahore – The National Highways & Motorway Police (NHMP) N-5 Central on Friday claimed to have arrested 16 criminals involved in various crimes and recovered 270 stolen cotton bales worth more than Rs 18 million, large quantities of liquor, weapons, a Honda CD-70 motorcycle, cattle and other valuables from their possession.
According to details, NH&MP arrested Zulfiqar, Nadir, Ejaz, Zafar Iqbal, Shahid, Imran, Sikandar, Qammar Abbas, Kashif, Naseem, Shahzad Khan, Ghazanfer,

LCA reviews women’s role in national development

LAHORE – Pakistan has advanced in the field of medical sciences as compared to its status at the time of partition when there were only 121 female doctors, out of whom only 43 were MBBS, former Fatima Jinnah Medical College principal Dr Basharat Yousaf said on Friday during a meeting of Lahore College Associates (LCA). LCA held its annual meeting and reviewed the role of females in national development. Former LCWU vice chancellor and LCA President Prof Dr Bushra Mateen chaired the

IGP demotes two DSPs

LAHORE – Punjab Police Inspector General (IGP) Javed Iqbal on Friday punished two DSPs and demoted them to the rank of inspectors on charges of misconduct, corruption and inefficiency.
Faisalabad Iqbal Town Additional SP Inquiry Officer Aftab Ahmad Mahsud held Bhakkar Sadar SDPO Daud Husnain Abbas guilty of charges leveled against him in show-cause notice issued to the accused officer on charges of misconduct, corruption and inefficiency.
Accordingly, a final show-cause

Consumer banking – Citizens left in dark over disputes with banks

Lahore – People have little idea of where to go if they have any dispute regarding consumer banking with commercial banks, although there are a couple of institutions which can come in very handy in this regard
Commercial banks, despite orders by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) to prominently display information about these institutions, have ignored the instructions.
The institutions that are meant to settle disputes between banks and consumers are little known to the

PML-N should stop hatching conspiracies against me: Moonis

LAHORE – The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) should stop hatching conspiracies against me and remember that next time there will no room for them to flee the country, Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) Member of the Provincial Assembly (MPA) Chaudhry Moonis Elahi said on Thursday.
He was addressing party workers at the Allama Iqbal International Airport after returning to Lahore from abroad. Former Punjab CM Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi’s son was given a roaring welcome by party

Unification bloc sending notice to Zaheeruddin

LAHORE – The Unification Bloc, a group of 47 Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) dissident member of the provincial assembly (MPA), on Thursday said that they will issue a show cause notice to Punjab Opposition Leader Chaudhry Zaheeruddin in retaliation to his notice to their group members.
Talking to journalists after meeting Punjab Assembly (PA) Speaker Rana Iqbal, Unification Bloc leader Dr Tahir Ali Javed said that Zaheeruddin had no authority to issue a show cause notice to

Rename Qaddafi Stadium?

LAHORE – Col Gaddafi’s statement against Pakistan has started a debate over internet, blogs and social websites on changing the name of Gaddafi Stadium Lahore, which had hosted the ICC Cricket World Cup final in 1996.
Many people are voicing their opinion to change the name of the stadium as a result of the Libyan leader’s statement against Pakistan.
They say that an ‘iconic’ stadium, which had represented Pakistan on many occasions, should not be named after someone who

Pakistanis urged to take cue from China

LAHORE – A seminar on Pak-China relations was held at Government College Township on Thursday. The college’s principal Dr Ejaz Butt introduced the seminar’s theme, which was on the year 2011 that has been declared as ‘Pak-China friendship year’, and said Pakistan needed to further strengthen ties with China.
He greeted the speakers which included senior political analysts and diplomats including Dr Farooq Hasanat, Col (r) Sikander Sultan Ghuman, Imran Iqbal, Dr Imtiaz Bukhari,

JI hosts luncheon for newly-elected LPC team

LAHORE – Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Chief Syed Munawar Hasan urged the Pakistani media to unite for national honour and sovereignty. He was addressing the newly elected members of the Lahore Press Club (LPC) at a luncheon he hosted in honour of LPC President Sarmad Bashir and his team at Mansoora on Thursday.
JI Deputy Chief Chaudhry Aslam Saleemi, JI Secretary General Liaquat Baloch, JI Public Relations Wing Chief Safdar Ali Chaudhary and veteran journalist Bashsir A Qureshi were also

Protest held against threats to Davis’ victims’ families

LAHORE – The World Pasban-e-Khatam-e-Nabuwat staged a protest on Thursday against threats and attacks on families of victims of US national Raymond Davis outside the Lahore Press Club. The protesters chanted anti-US slogans and burnt US flags. Addressing the protest, Mumtaz Awan said that after Davis’ arrest, terrorist attacks have stopped in the country, as all US spies have gone underground. He accused the US, Israel and India of hatching conspiracies in the country.

Musical play thrills audience

Lahore – Verve Productions in collaboration with Orient staged a musical play titled ‘Innuendo’, at Alhamra Arts Complex on Thursday. Abdul Rehman Talat and Aimen Mufti directed the play, which will be staged today as well. The performance had the audience to the edge of their seats, and the audience appreciated the performance. Haroon Rasheed, the play’s writer, did a ‘good job’ in knitting the theme of the play around its characters.

Taiwanese aid for flood victims

LAHORE – A seven member Taiwanese relief team has arrived in Pakistan to visit the flood affected areas from February 25 to 27 in Muzaffargarh, Rajanpur and Dera Ghazi Khan districts.
CLAP Trust Pakistan Secretary General Ghulam Qadir Fayyaz announced the arrival news during a press conference at Lahore Press Club on Thursday. Al-Mustafa Welfare Society Head Mian Khalid Habib Elahi, Noordhoff Craniofacial Foundation Executive Director Debi Fan and Taiwanese relief team members

Fire erupts at Punjabi Complex

LAHORE – Fire erupted at Punjabi Complex at the Qaddafi Stadium late on Wednesday. Administration office of the complex engulfed in fire, which erupted owing to short circuiting in a generator installed there. Room furniture and five computers worth thousands of rupees were burnt. The security guard called the Rescue 1122 which later extinguished fire. Fire claimed no life neither an injury was reported. Punjabi Complex is a research center, an auditorium and an art gallery.

LHC issues notice on petition challenging plaza’s construction

Lahore – Lahore High Court (LHC) Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed on Thursday issued notices to the Punjab government, the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) and the Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) on a petition challenging establishment of the Park and Ride Shopping Plaza at the Liberty Market. The judge directed the respondents to file replies until March 2. Judicial Activism Panel Chairman Azhar Siddique and six Liberty Market shop owners filed the petition submitting that