PU spokesperson rebuffs allegations

PU spokesperson rebuffs allegations

LAHORE – A Punjab University (PU) spokesman on Thursday termed the PUASA’s press conference baseless and false, saying that senior teachers had distorted facts and that they were trying to bring a bad name to the institution.
The spokesman said that the university administration ensured objectivity and merit and usually the ‘one man one post policy’ is followed but due to some unavoidable circumstances, the varsity sometimes has to give additional charge to anyone according to


Ambulances, fire brigade vehicles will now get easy passage

LAHORE -Lahore Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) Captain (r) Syed Ahmed Mobin on Thursday directed traffic wardens to provide an easy passage to all ambulances and fire brigades. The CTO said that providing a safe passage to such vehicles would secure lives and properties of people. He directed all sector in-charges, inspectors and wardens to manage a smooth traffic flow around hospitals and launch operations against encroachments.

Cops punished for misconduct

LAHORE – Headquarters SP Rao Muneer Ahmad Zia punished 44 cops on charges of misconduct and corruption. According to a release issued on Thursday, Muneer dismissed 15 officials over long absence, stopped annual increments of three officials and awarded six-month forfeiture of service to an ASI.
LIQUOR FACTORY RAIDED: Sherakot police claimed to have arrested two drug dealers and recovered 2,400 bottles of liquor from a wine making factory on Thursday.
SHO Hussain Haider

Indian delegation arrives to honour Faiz Ahmed Faiz

LAHORE – A 17-member delegation including a renowned singer Ila Arun, arrived from India at the Wagah Border on Thursday, in connection with Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s birth anniversary’s festivities and seminars held in Lahore. They were received by Faiz’s daughters; Moneeza and Salima Hashmi.
While talking to the press, Arun said Faiz was a hard hitting poet, who was associated with some beautiful verses and was known all over the sub continent. “He is a renowned and well respected

SNGPL makes private contractor a scapegoat

LAHORE – Instead of finding actual culprits in meter theft case, Sui Northern Gas Pipelines (SNGPL) has registered a case against a private contractor in Hanjarwal. Some of the company’s officials are aware of the importance of case but they are overlooking actual culprits, the sources in SNGPL told Pakistan Today on Thursday.
The meter went missing from SNGPL Gulberg office about three weeks back.
A private contractor Muhammad Amir is being held responsible for installing

Jamia Naeemia students take out Eid Miladun Nabi procession

LAHORE – Dressed in immaculately white shalwar kamez and black waist coats, large number of students from Jamia Naeemia took out Eid Miladun Nabi procession on Thursday.
Celebrating Rabi-ul-Awwal, the month of the Prophet’s (PBUH) birthday, students waved green flags and chanted slogans like, ‘Nara-e-Takbeer, Allahu Akbar’ and ‘Nara-e-Risalat, Ya Rasulullah’.
Naat Khawani was an integral part of the procession which started from Jamia Naeemia and concluded at its starting

People are fed up of corrupt politicians: Imran

LAHORE – People are fed up of corrupt politicians who have only looted the national exchequer and pushed the country towards lawlessness and chaos, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said on Thursday while addressing a public gathering at Malikwal.
He said that politicians have succeeded in only increasing poverty, lawlessness, unemployment and corruption and now people are desperate for a change. Imran said that corrupt people will get “clean bold” on his one

Kidnapped; head chopped off; dumped

LAHORE – A head-less body of a 28-year-old man was found packed in a sack in Hanjerwal police precincts on Wednesday. Police suspects the man was kidnapped and later killed by unidentified men, who managed to escape after throwing his body. The police said some locals spotted the body lying in a local grave yard and informed the police, who shifted the body to the morgue for autopsy.
Police believe killers have thrown the deceased’s head somewhere else, and the deceased had been

Iftikhar appointed special judge

LAHORE – The government has appointed District and Sessions Judge Iftikhar Ahmad Khan as Customs, Taxations and Anti-Smuggling Lahore Special Judge after his services were placed at the disposal of the federal government by the Lahore High Court on request by the former. Iftikhar was previously serving as a special judge in Anti-Corruption Bahawalpur.

APWA celebrates Founder’s Day

LAHORE – The All Pakistan Women’s Association’s (APWA) Punjab chapter celebrated Founders’ Day in Lahore and held a seminar to recall 63 years of meritorious services rendered by Begum Rana Liaquat Ali Khan, Zeenat Fida Hassan and other veteran ladies for the uplift of women in society.
They said that despite some achievements there is still room to work for the betterment of women and it is the prime need to provide them with better opportunities of health, education and

HRCP urges govt to retrieve abducted activist

LAHORE – The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) called upon Balochistan government to secure the release of th HRCP activist Siddique Eido who was abducted in Gwadar by men wearing official uniforms on December 21 last year.
In a letter to the Balochistan chief minister, HRCP expressed concern that despite a lapse of 50 days no progress has been made in securing Eido’s release. The Commission said: “At the very least, statements of the four policemen of Pasni Police

Carnegie Mellon University official visits LUMS

LAHORE – Carnegie Mellon University John Heinz III College Senior Director for Strategic Initiatives Bryan J Tumburro visited the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) on Wednesday and met the VC, director marketing and career service officer.
The visit was arranged by the Australian Trade and High Commission. Participants of the meeting explored MoU opportunities and scholarships to establish high-quality candidate pipelines and discussed ongoing development of the

Red Crescent holds youth awareness programme

LAHORE – Pakistan Red Crescent Society Punjab Branch held a youth awareness programme in the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore on Thursday. The session covered various aspects of youth awareness including role of youth in the society, introduction of Red Crescent and its importance.
Youth Club was also formed in UET, from where 12 students were elected. Two students of Blood Donors’ Society Rehan and Usman arranged the aforesaid programme.

Mujahid Squad cracks down on kite sellers, gamblers

LAHORE – Mujahid Squad has launched a special drive against the kite sellers and the gamblers. The squad, on Thursday, arrested three people on charges of kite flying and making and recovered around 200 kites and dozens of kite flying twine spools.
Mujahid Police had also raided on different gambling dens and recovered Rs 15,000 from them that they had put on a gambling. Responding to the police emergency calls, the squad arrested around 121 criminals involved in the different

Telefilm ‘Eik Beti, Eik Kahani’ on air today

LAHORE – A telefilm titled ‘Eik Beti, Eik Kahani’ from the drama series “Faseel-e-Jaan Se Aagay”, will be aired today on PTV Home at 7:40 pm. The film is based on the real life story of a terrorism affected girl, Momi Gull.
The girl was kidnapped and molested by terrorists for two months in Mingora during early 2009. She was later forced to marry a 72 year old Commander. Momi put up with the ordeal till she was recovered by Pakistan Army during Operation Rah-e-Raast. It is fifth

LANDSCAPE EXHIBITION – Inspiring gardens

LAHORE – Shahid Jalal’s ongoing exhibition at the Ejaz Art Gallery is simple, attractive and vivid, drawing many art lovers to view it. This landscape display is centred around a couple of parks in Lahore, mainly Lawrence Gardens and a lesser known Linear Park on the outskirts of Model Town. His love for capturing nature is evident therefore when he paints lush green grass, the reflection of trees in water, and radiant red leaves signifying autumn.
Jalal says that the exhibition

PU guards, police ‘teach students a lesson’

LAHORE – Under the directions of Adviser to Punjab University (PU) Vice Chancellor Col (r) Ikram Ullah and PU Chief Security Officer (CSO) Major Arif, the varsity’s security guards with the help of the Punjab Police roughed up students, both male and female, on Wednesday.
FEMALES TORTURED: Female students were seen crying and invoking Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and Chief Justice Lahore High Court, demanding PU VC Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran and Ikram Ullah’s termination,