PU VC says students should learn from the Afghans

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

Books: bonding India and Pakistan

Pakistani book stall in India successfully concludes
Books displayed by Pakistan Academy of Letter gain recognition
Conference on Faiz Ahmed Faiz to be organised in February 2011
A book stall set up by the Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) in New Delhi, for the Commonwealth Literary Meet and Book Fair 2010, successfully concluded, said the PAL members. PAL Chairman Fakhar Zaman said that such conferences and book fairs helped in smoothing the peace process

Former PCB & WAPDA chairman on the loose

Court declares Lt Gen (R) Zahid Ali Akbar as ‘absconder”
Zahid appropriated illegal properties and got them registered in name of his son and wife
National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday submitted the list of illegal properties appropriated by the former chairman Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Lt. Gen (R) Zahid Ali Akbar in the name of his close relatives (Benamidar Beneficiaries), for attachment in the

431 criminals arrested in 30 days

Mujahid squad police arrested 431 criminals including 29 proclaimed offenders, 33 court absconders and 189 drug pushers in various raids last month. 85 Illegal weapons, 15 kGs of illegal drugs, and 24 bottles of liquor were recovered in the raids.
According to a handout issued on Wednesday, Mujahid squad police has registered 322 cases against the 431 accused.
Mujahid Squad SP Muntazir Mehdi directed all patrolling officers to take stern action against the

LDA to launch computerized attendance system

Lahore Development Authority is all set for launching computerized attendance system for its employees of all ranks and cadres.
The computerised attendance software has been prepared for ensuring timely attendance of the LDA employees. The system will be launched soon as the identity cards with bar codes have been issued to more than 90 per cent of the LDA employees and the card detectors have also been installed in the LDA offices. LDA had established a one window

Judicial remand of Hamesh extended to October 22

The judicial remand of Bank of Punjab (BOP) former President Hamesh Khan was extended till October 22, by an accountability court on Thursday. The court directed the national accountability bureau (NAB) to file the fraud reference against the accused by the next date of hearing.
American nationality holder Hamesh Khan is the key figure of BOP fraud case in which 12 billion rupees have allegedly been embezzled. Hamesh is charged with the illegal issuance of loans

Pakistan and Germany, growing together

Pakistan should learn from Germany and realize the power of unity, says Honorary Consul Anees ur Rehman,
“Germany and Pakistan have gone through strife regarding the situations in our respective countries, but together we must learn to grow together, and together we must share our experiences and learn from them”
Dr Michael Koch, German Ambassador
The German ambassador, on Wednesday, highlighted the need for Germany and Pakistan to grow together, in a

Nine Accused of involvement in NICL scam put on exit control list

Three member committee of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) placed nine people including the former State Minister of Defense Habib Ullah Warraich, his son and former Chairman NICL Ayyaz Khan Nayyazi on the Exit Control List (ECL) on Thursday.
FIA Director Punjab has constituted a three member committee, comprising of FIA Additional Director Anti Corruption Circle Waseem Khan Sial, FIA Deputy Director Corporate Crimes Circle Syed Muhammad Javed Shah and FIA

GCU faculty flays VC for protecting registrar

Accuse Aftab of seeking Khurshid’s permanent posting as registrar
Higher education department forwards summary to S&GAD, which would put the ball in CM’s court
Faculty members of the Government College University (GCU) on Thursday condemned Vice Chancellor (VC) Dr Khalid Aftab for not summoning the meeting of the varsity’s syndicate to establish a search committee for advertising the post of the university’s register after incumbent Faisal Khurshid’s contract

FIA raids mini exchanges

FIA seizes 7 mini exchanges, 300 mobile phone sims and equipment worth Rs. 20 million
Mini exchanges caused 50 million monthly losses to the national exchequer
Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) officials in its crackdown against mini exchanges on Thursday have claimed to seize seven mini exchanges working in different areas of the provincial capital.
The FIA officials told that six teams of the FIA under the supervision of Deputy Director Cyber Crimes

PML-N MPAs behind DCO tumble

PML-N Members of Provincial Assembly (MPAs) are behind the fall of District Coordination Officer and Lahore Development Authority (LDA) Chairman Sajjad Ahmed Bhutta, once among the favourites of CM Punjab Shahbaz Sharif, who survived all bureaucratic shake-ups ever since PML-N formed government in Punjab.
The parliamentarians had prepared the charge sheet against DCO to be allegedly taking monthly commission from Land Mafia for delaying regularization of 37 Katchi

‘Under grade’ DCO appointed

PLG ordinance 2001 does not provides for DCO’s appointment under grade 21
Cheema was appointed secretary HED against rules as well, says an S&GAD official
There has to be a reason behind the appointment, says S&GAD Secretary
Punjab Local Government Ordinance 2001
In every district, the government shall appoint a District Coordination Officer who shall be a civil servant of the Federation or of the Province, as far as possible in Basic Scale 20: provided that in a

Panic over nothing…

Panic gripped The Mall when late on Thursday night some locals informed police about a blast heard near Chanba House on back side of a local five star hotel.
A heavy contingent of police along with Rescue and Edhi officials reached the scene. A search of the area revealed nothing.
Locals claim the blast was heard within a radius of one km with people coming out of their houses after hearing the sound.
Fear gripped mall road when heavy contingent of Police and rescue

‘Lakh War Sadke’: Introspecting into the human

Provoking array of works by 5 artists opens up questions on ‘what it is to be human’
Delicious, scrumptious, appetizing yet leaving you for more, one might think that this article is about some gourmet item but these are the only things one feels after viewing Lakh War Sadke at the Alhamra Art Gallery.
A group exhibit consisting of works by really talented and thought-provoking young artists, showcasing a total of 51 works by five artists – Sarah Ahmed, Amra Khan, Ahsan

PhD scholars irked at HEC for delaying their studies abroad

Shocked students have resigned from their jobs but can’t go abroad for their degree
HEC executive director says students will be sent abroad as soon as funds are received
Around 400 PhD scholars face an uncertain future, as the Higher Education Commission (HEC) has delayed their departure abroad for their PhD degree supposedly because of a shortage of funds, while it had already asked them to resign from their jobs to take the degree. According to the pupils,

Govt to convert public sector schools English medium by June

Question hour began yesterday with the Punjab Education Minister Mian Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman put at the answering pedestal. The day was embarrassing for the minister as he was forced to apologise over various lacks in information provided by the education department on questions raised by the house.
Government schools to be English medium:
All public sector schools in Punjab would be converted into English medium by the end of this fiscal year, said the Punjab Education