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M.A. Jinnah Road traders awaiting a new home minister and sitting duck

M.A. Jinnah Road traders awaiting a new home minister and sitting duck

KARACHI – Till four days ago, traders on M.A. Jinnah Road were livid with the government over its failure to curb extortions and looting. The resignation of Dr Zulfiqar Mirza from the post of home minister, however, has changed the mood of the markets: despite very few arrangements to provide extra security or create police pickets in and around markets, many are now willing to allow time to the government to emerge from the political crises it finds itself in.
In a survey

Crippled by the bhatta mafia, M.A. Jinnah traders say no more

KARACHI – Business and commercial activities on M. A. Jinnah Road remained suspended during the first half of Thursday as traders took to the roads after one of their colleagues was shot at allegedly by extortionists over resistance to comply with their demands.
The protesting traders argued that incidents of street crime and extortion continued unabated and law enforcers had failed to provide them with any protection. “Traders of the Auto Market and Tyres Market took to the

Punjab Assembly IN SESSION – PA members ordered to respect Jinnah

LAHORE – Punjab Assembly (PA) Deputy Speaker Rana Mashhood has barred all the legislators in the house from passing controversial remarks against Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. On a point of order, PML-Q backed MPA Abdullah Yousaf Warraich drew the attention of the house over the remarks of Sheikh Alla-ud-Din against Quaid-e-Azam. He said that Law Minister Rana Sanaullah also remained silent on the issue. Rana Mashhood, who was chairing the assembly’s session on Monday thus passed

Jinnah was also a defector: Unification Bloc MPA

LAHORE – The Punjab Assembly (PA) on Friday again echoed with slogans of lota, lota when Unification Bloc Member Sheikh Allauddin, in order to justify the defections of his fellow colleagues, said that Muhammad Ali Jinnah also remained a member of both the Congress and the Muslim League for eight years. Allauddin said that if his claim was found wrong, he will resign along with 46 other members of the bloc. Not only the opposition but treasury MPAs also condemned Allauddin’s remarks

Jinnah Hospital workshops begin tomorrow

KARACHI – The pre-symposium workshops of the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC)’s 48th annual medical moot would begin on Saturday (tomorrow). Over 20 workshops on wide-ranging subjects would include sessions on ‘Improving Medical Response to Bomb Blasts’, ‘Effective Communication for Health Professionals’, ‘Primary Trauma Care’, and ‘Is Poison a Weapon of Mass Destruction.’
The symposium with the theme ‘Health Profession and Community Understandings and Misunderstandings’

Fatima Jinnah College hosts annual art exhibition

LAHORE – Government Fatima Jinnah College, Chuna Mandi, held an annual art exhibition under Principal Asia Begum’s supervision on Sunday. Twenty colleges of Lahore sent their representatives to the exhibition. Chief guest Saleema Hashmi inaugurated the exhibition while the judges comprised Saima Zahid and Anila Zulfiqar from University of The Punjab.
Rubina Shaheen and Fozia were the main organizers of the event that also included inter-collegiate competitions of fresh and dry

Durrani stresses accelerated work on Jinnah Hydro Project

LAHORE – WAPDA Chairman Shakil Durrani has directed the Chinese contractor Messers Dongfang Electric Corporation to accelerate work on Jinnah Hydropower Project, so that it could start electricity generation by August this year. He expressed these views during his visit to Jinnah Hydropower Project.
The project is a part of the least-cost energy generation plan, being executed by WAPDA, to harness the indigenous hydropower resources of the country. Speaking on the occasion, the

Ever heard of a paani ki dukaan? You can find it in Shirin Jinnah Colony

KARACHI – Inhabitants of most slums scattered across Karachi are afflicted with viral diarrhoea due to consumption of highly contaminated water, Pakistan Today has learnt. The worst-hit are children below the age of 14 and women. The diarrhoeal epidemic is so severe that one in three children in every house of Shirin Jinnah Colony No 3 is suffering from it.
Parents of these suffering children are already poor, but they have been tightening their belt as treatment of their

Fatima Jinnah College’s Annual Sports Day held

LAHORE – Fatima Jinnah College organised its Annual Sports Day on Thursday as part of its silver jubilee celebrations. Chief Guest Justice (r) Nasira Javed Iqbal inaugurated the sports day along with Fatima Jinnah College Principal Asia Begum and Sports Department Head Shazia Zainab.
Around 500 students participated in the event in which students from FA and BA classes participated in the march past and PT show. Asia welcomed the chief guest and appreciated her active

Muslims will remain indebted to Jinnah, says Fauzia

LAHORE – Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah was a great benefactor for the subcontinents’ Muslims and Pakistan could never have been created without his exemplary leadership,
Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Information Secretary Fauzia Wahab said on Monday. She was speaking at a function organised at the Moon Light School, Nisbat Road to pay tributes to the Quaid-e-Azam.
All Pakistan Private Schools Association President Adeeb Javadani said that if the nation had followed the

Sewage outside Jinnah Emergency accumulates

LAHORE: Sewage accumulated outside the emergency ward of the Jinnah Hospital has become a permanent threat and source of diseases for patients coming from far flung areas, Pakistan Today has learnt.
Nearly 2,500 patients on average visit the emergency ward of the hospital everyday. Arriving at the emergency entrance of the hospital, they are welcomed by a gutter stink and malaria threat as an overflowing gutter marks its space near the entrance gate of the hospital.