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Citizens irked by poor transport facilities on Eid

Citizens irked by poor transport facilities on Eid

LAHORE: The situation of the transport sector of Lahore worsens when Eid is approaching. On the main arteries of the city, there is bumper to bumper traffic.
Rickshaws and cars cause traffic issues opposite bus stations. During the past couple of days, especially the weekend, roads in Lahore, mostly those that lead to the exit points, show Daewoo buses, filled with laughing people excited to return to their villages for Eid.
But things are not going well despite the

Prices of cattle expected to fall just before Eid

LAHORE: The prices of sacrificial animals in the city’s nine cattle markets are expected to fall before Eid night, Pakistan Today has learnt.
The high prices and refusal of vendors to change price has kept cattle buyers way.
The result of this pattern has been that cattle sellers are increasingly desperate to sell off their cattle. The buyer abstention this year appears to have come as a surprise.
With sellers from outside Lahore want to go back to their homes before

Private employees forced to work on Eid without bonuses

LAHORE: Thousands of workers of private companies sacrifice their joy of celebrating Eidul Azha for the sake of their jobs without getting any bonus and compensation in return, Pakistan Today has learnt.
People working at bakeries, hotels, restaurants, petrol pumps and playlands have expressed their concerns over the inhuman attitude of their employees who forced them to work on festive occasions by openly violating labour laws.
Most of these workers belong to areas

Rescue 1122 to provide round-the-clock services during Eid

LAHORE: Punjab Emergency Service Rescue 1122 Director General Dr Rizwan Naseer held an emergency preparedness meeting on Monday to review the arrangements made on the occasion of Eidul Azha in all cities of Punjab including Lahore, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi, Multan, Gujranwala, Sargodha, Bahawalpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Sahiwal, Sialkot, Rahim Yar Khan, Jhang, Toba Tek Singh, Muzzaffargarh, Rajanpur, Mianwali, Pakpattan, Kasur, Gujrat, Bahawalnagar, Jehlum, Attock, Khanewal, Vehari, Chakwal,

NO homecoming – Out-of-town students to stay for Eid

LAHORE: Despite the fact that all educational institutions in Lahore would be closing from today (Monday) for Eid holidays, a large number of foreign students residing at hostels and students from Gilgit Baltistan and other areas of the country would not be going to their hometowns for celebrating the event, Pakistan Today has learnt.
Long traveling distances, short holidays and examinations right after Eid were the main reasons, which had forced these students to celebrate the

Police pull up socks ahead of Eid

LAHORE: Lahore Police has decided to continue with the strategy of deploying extra security personnel at sensitive places instead of adopting any scientific method to prevent terrorist attacks on Eidul Azha, Pakistan Today has learnt.
Around 10,000 policemen including Elite Force commandoes would be deployed to protect sensitive places including mosques, imambargahs, parks and bazaars. In order to chalk out a comprehensive security strategy for Eid, Lahore Police officials held a

JCP to nominate 2 SC, 40 high court judges after Eid

ISLAMABAD: The third meeting of the Judicial Commission of Pakistan (JCP) is expected to be held just after Eidul Azha holidays to nominate two Supreme Court judges and 40 high courts, including the Islamabad High Court chief justice.
According to sources in the JCP, the meeting would discuss nominations for two SC judges to replace Justice Rahmat Hussain Jafferi, who will be attaining the age of superannuation on November 20 and Justice Chaudhry Ijaz Ahmed, who retired on May 5

Zilhaj moon sighted, Eid on 17th

ISLAMABAD: The moon of Zilhaj has been sighted and Eidul Azha will be celebrated in Pakistan on November on November 17, Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Chairman Mufti Munibur Rehman announced on Sunday.
The meeting of the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee was held in the Committee Room of the Ministry of Religious Affairs. Zonal committee meetings were also held across the country and information about the position of moon was conveyed to the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee chairman.

No Eid at home for many as roads still under water

KARACHI: The Sindh government has so far failed to restore several road links that connect villages and towns to major cities of the province in the aftermath of the floods, which means that many people will be unable to reach their native areas to celebrate the forthcoming Eidul Azha.
On the right of the Indus River, from Kashmore to Thatta, dozens of major towns like Khairpur Nathan Shah, Shahdadkot, Qubo Saeed Khan, Mehar, Johi, Sujawal and Sehwan as well as the suburbs of