Bank loan fraud accused sent on remand

Bank loan fraud accused sent on remand

LAHORE – An accountability court on Wednesday handed over Javed Iqbal, partner of M/s Khalid Oil Mill, Vehari to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on physical remand until April 13.
The accused has been arrested on charges of bank loan fraud of Rs 4.691 million. Javed, along with Muhammad Shafi, took a loan worth Rs 5.5 million from MCB Bank, Vehari against pledged stock. Both of them misappropriated the pledged stock illegally without paying back the loan.

Young doctors outside PA – No emergency treatment

LAHORE – The Young Doctors Association (YDA) has decided not to attend to emergency patients in public sector hospitals and has announced penalising the doctors who dare disobey the announcement.
“The doctors will not even attend to government servants, police officials or secretariat employees. No young doctor will offer his services in emergency and if any doctor violated the order, he will be punished by YDA office bearers,” said YDA President Dr Hamid Butt.
YDA has

Shahbaz has been brutal: Elahi

LAHORE – Former Punjab chief minister and senior Pakistan Muslim League-Q leader MNA Chaudhry Parvez Elahi condemned the ‘brutal and inhuman’ treatment currently being meted out to doctors in Punjab at the hands of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif.
He flayed the Punjab CM for arresting innocent doctors instead of giving them a patient hearing. He said the rulers got their medical treatment from the UK and the US and therefore had no qualms in disrupting the health

Monitor Gilani for clues to match result: bookie

LAHORE – The Pakistan cricket team will win the battle if Prime Minister (PM) Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani ‘stays’ at Mohali Cricket Stadium to see the match, predicted a bookie while talking to Pakistan Today on Tuesday. “It is a zero-sum game and multiple factors including politics, gambling and sponsoring companies will manoeuvre the game result,” he added.
As per details until filing of this report, bookies of Lahore have already declared the Indian cricket team favourite winners

Praying hard – Cricket has no religion

LAHORE – Local Christian community resort to religion as the excitement of the mighty semi-final reaches its climax at Mohali today. Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Shareef offered special Nafl for the team and praying for victory, the Christian community tends to stand side by side praying for the same cause.
Cricket is in the air, everyone is trying to support their home team in their own little way. While the Muslims community are offering special prays after Jumma, the

DHA hosts Annual Spring Flower Exhibition

LAHORE – The DHA Lahore organized its Fifth Annual Spring Flower Competition at Sheba Park Sector Y Phase – III. Brig Muhammad Aslam Rana Administrator DHA Lahore was the guest of honour on the occasion.
On the address of this occasion Brig Muhammad Aslam Rana said “that the spring season is one of the favourite seasons for most of the people and it is certainly easy to understand why it is so. The spring season is when earth comes back to life after a long cold winter and it is

LHC seeks Defence Ministry’s reply to Hafiz Saeed petition

LAHORE – Justice Umar Ata Bandial of the Lahore High Court on Tuesday sought reply from defense ministry on a petition of Jamatud Dawa Chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed seeking directions for the government to defend him being a citizen of Pakistan before an US Court which issued summons to him, ISI incumbent chief and other officials on a law suit filed by relatives of US nationals killed in Mumbai attacks.
As proceedings started on Tuesday, a deputy attorney general submitted a

LHC adjourns hearing of Musharraf trial

LAHORE – The Lahore High Court on Tuesday adjourned the hearing of writ petition by April 7 seeking trial of former dictator General (retd) Pervez Musharraf on charges of high treason under article 6 of the constitution as lawyers did not turn up.
Interestingly, Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed on Friday had rejected adjournment plea of federal government to adjourn case and observed that at least 16 adjournments had already been granted to the government but it failed to come up with

Encroachments re-emerge

LAHORE – After 19 days of cut-throat anti-encroachment drive, all sorts of encroachments, recently demolished on 35 localities, are back with all their might, Pakistan Today has learnt.
Making mockery of Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif’s rhetoric that encroachments will never remerge, squatters have started reoccupying the places retrieved by City District Government Lahore (CDGL) squads under the supervision of Lahore District Coordination Officer (DCO) Ahad Cheema.
Rearing their

Indian invitation for match – a good omen

LAHORE – Punjab legislators, terming the Indian invitation to Pakistani leadership to watch the Pak-India cricket semi-final at Mohali a good omen, expressed the hope that it will restore confidence between the two countries.
Speaking at the ceremony “Message of Peace” held outside the Punjab Assembly on Tuesday, PML-N backed MPA Farah Deba said that confidence building will pave the way to solutions to Kashmir and other disputes between the two countries.
She hoped

PCS officers offered an olive branch

LAHORE – The Punjab government has finally offered an olive branch to the disgruntled provincial service officers, after they protested for their demands in front of the Punjab Assembly on Tuesday, sources told Pakistan Today.
A large number of provincial service officers under the banner of PCS Officers’ Association gathered on the Mall Road and protested for their demands. Officers of all grades participated in the protest. They were holding banners and placards inscribed with

Experience, not theory, is the future of psychology

LAHORE – The first international conference on Emerging Trends in Psychology kicked-off at the Government College University (GCU) Lahore on Tuesday with an objective to introduce and encourage new paradigms of theory and research in psychology, which better address the social and cultural issues of Pakistan.
GCU Vice-Chancellor Dr Ikramul Haq was the chief guest at the opening ceremony of the three-day conference, which was attended by psychiatrists and psychologists form all

On the chef’s menu: cricket!

LAHORE – Lahore is all set to give a deserted look today (Wednesday), as the entire nation will be glued to their TVs for witnessing the World Cup semifinal between arch-rivals India and Pakistan. Cricket mania has reached its peak, as citizens have finalised their plans to witness the clash of the titans.
Half-day holidays have been announced in various private-sector offices of the city. Along with the battle on the ground of Mohali, media hype could also be witnessed on both

LDA reschedules Park and Ride auction

LAHORE – LDA has rescheduled the auction of as many as 26 shops at the lower ground floor, besides the space for a restaurant at the first floor of the Park and Ride Plaza on Gulberg`s Main Boulevard.
The LDA had planned to sell the shops through an open auction on March 31, but later deferred it to April 6 due to reason best known to LDA officials. Some 13 ground-floor shops of the plaza have already been sold for Rs211.45 million against the reserve price of Rs185.3 million in

Al-Mashal school students visit McDonalds

LAHORE – Students of Al-Mashal School recently visited McDonalds Fortress Stadium, Lahore and enjoyed free McDonalds’ meals. The school administration brought the students to McDonalds to give them a refreshing break from their monotonous routine. The children enjoyed their favorite McDonalds Happy Meal and played in the play area of the restaurant.

LCWU organises media seminar

LAHORE – A seminar titled, “Role of Media to Protect Culture” was organised at the Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) on Tuesday in collaboration with non-governmental organisation (NGO) Pakistan Cultural Heritage.
South Asia Free Media Association (SAFMA) Secretary General Imtiaz Alam, LCWU Economics Department Chairperson Riffat Saqlain and others attended the seminar. The speakers said that living nations were always sensitive about their culture.
A debating

Punjab govt transfers various officers

LAHORE – The Punjab government on Tuesday transferred various officers.
Captain (r) Saqib Zafar, officer on special duty (OSD), Services & General Administration Department has been posted as district coordination officer, Rawalpindi, against a vacant post, relieving Muhammad Zubair, executive district officer (Revenue), Rawalpindi, of additional charge of the post.
Ayesha Mumtaz, district monitoring officer, PESRP, Lahore, has been transferred and posted as deputy district