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Founder of famous catering service passes away

Founder of famous catering service passes away

KARACHI – Khurshid Ahmed, founder and managing director of La Rosh Caterers, died on Monday after protracted illness. He was 73. He left behind two sons and as many daughters to mourn his death.
Khurshid Ahmed achieved a degree in textiles from Germany in the 60s but launched his catering company in early 80. He provided catering services for the cricket teams during international and domestic cricket matches. He was buried at Sakhi Hassan Graveyard.
The Soyem for the

Govt fixes export volume for VIP protocol passes at $20 million

KARACHI – Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Commerce have decided to fix the export value of $20 million for issuance of VIP protocol passes at airports to avoid the rush and security risks.
Though almost 200 exporters having the export value of around $10 million have applied for the facility, the two ministries responsible to issue the passes have set a new condition of $20 million export value to enjoy the passes, sources disclosed.
Under the new condition the small

NA unanimously passes 2 bills

ISLAMABAD – The National Assembly on Thursday unanimously passed two bills including the Banking Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2010, to provide matching tools to the bank regulators for cooperative measures with a view to maintain financial stability.
PPP MNA Yasmin Rehman, in absence of NA speaker and her deputy, was officiating as the chairperson. Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar, introduced the bill on behalf of the finance minister that was unanimously

Jahandad Khan passes away

ISLAMABAD – Former Sindh governor and Al-Shifa Trust (AST) President Lt Gen (Retd) Jahandad Khan passed away at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Rawalpindi here on Sunday. He was 83 and was survived by one daughter and one son.
He was the founder of the Al-Shifa Trust eye hospitals at Rawalpindi, Kohat, Sukkur, Quetta and Muzaffarabad. The funeral for Jahandad Khan was held at the Shifa Eye Hospital Rawalpindi.

Khayyam Sarhadi passes away

LAHORE – Renowned television and film actor Khayyam Sarhadi died due to cardiac arrest in Lahore on Thursday, a private news channel reported. His funeral will be held today after Friday prayers.

Maulana Abdur Rehman Ashrafi passes away

LAHORE – Prominent religious scholar Maulana Abdur Rehman Ashrafi passed away on Friday at the age of 76. Maulana was suffering from kidney problems and other diseases for the past few months.
He was the son of the founder of Jamia Ashrafia Lahore Mufti Hassan. He taught Bukhari Sharif in Jamia Ashrafia for more than fifty years. Maulana Maudodi often offered juma prayer after him. Sheikh ul Hadith Hafiz Abdul Rehman was highly respected by all schools of thoughts.
He was

Swine flu patient passes away

ISLAMABAD – A 26-year old young man, infected with the swine flu virus, died in Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) on Wednesday marking the country’s first swine flu-related death this season.
Mansoor, who got admitted in PIMS a week ago in critical condition, was from Attock. He was kept in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for one week but could not survive. Three swine flu infected patients were admitted of which two survived.
“We tried very hard to save him but when

PA passes resolution against torture of women

LAHORE – The Punjab Assembly on Tuesday passed a resolution to ensure women rights as provided by Islam to lessen violence. Opposition member Humaira Awais Shahid moved the resolution, in which she stated that incidents of violence against women were on the rise and one of the reasons for such violence was denial to women rights as provided by Islam. Some treasury members opposed the motion, which though was passed through voice voting.
The second resolution moved by Mehr

Minhaj Barna passes away

ISLAMABAD – Renowned journalist and trade union leader Minhaj Barna breathed his last here at a local hospital Friday morning. He was 86.
Fighting all his life to win rights for working journalists, the legendary crusader lost his last battle against fatal hepatitis C for which he was operated upon a week ago.
Belonging to a brave Pathan family, Minaj Barna was born in 1925 in village Qaimpur of the Indian UP province where he received his early education and later pursued

Naseerullah Babar passes away

PESHAWAR – Former interior minister and founding member of the Pakistan People’s Party, Maj Gen (r) Naseerullah Khan Babar died on Monday after two-and-a-half years of protracted illness.
He was laid to rest at his native graveyard in Pirpai, Nowshera.
Political leaders of various parties including Jamaat-e-Islami former chief Qazi Hussain Ahmad, JUI-S chief Samiul Haq, ANP central leader and Railways Minister Ghulam Ahmad Bilour and PPP senior provincial minister Rahim Dad

Bhogiwal Road Project – Cash-stripped Punjab govt passes financial brunt to FWO

LAHORE – The cash-stripped Punjab government, already facing an overdraft of more than Rs 22 billion, is passing on its financial brunt to contractors, even the Frontier Works Organisation (FWO), engaged in the Lahore Road Rehabilitation Programme (LRRP) Phase II since 2008, Pakistan Today has learnt. CM’s Secretariat sources told Pakistan Today that with advent of 2011, the Punjab government assured all contractors including the FWO to improve their payments system for development

Airport entry passes validity extended

Lahore – The validity of all categories of airport entry passes and vehicle entry stickers for 2010, issued by the HQs ASF and various airports, has been extended up to February 15, 2011, according to Lahore Airport ASF AD Mohammad Abbas Khan.

AJK Council passes budget

ISLAMABAD – The Azad Jammu Kashmir Council passed its budget of Rs 9.007 billion for 2010-2011 and revised estimates for 2009-2010 worth Rs 6.251 billion on Thursday.
Minister in charge of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Council Secretariat, Mian Manzoor Ahmad Wattoo, while presenting the budget, said the share of AJK government was 66per cent of the total budget which is 50per cent higher than that of the last year.
He further mentioned that against the target of Rs 3.85 billion

Holbrooke passes away

WASHINGTON: Richard Holbrooke, the veteran US diplomat who was tasked with bringing peace to Afghanistan, has died in Washington after suffering a torn aorta. He was 69.
President Barack Obama led the tributes to his special envoy, calling him “a true giant of American foreign policy”. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meanwhile described him as one of the country’s “most dedicated public servants”. In his latest role as special US envoy, Holbrooke was tasked with pushing

MA Zuberi passes away

KARACHI: After a prolonged illness, eminent journalist MA Zuberi breathed his last on Sunday. He will be buried in the compound of Abdullah Shah Ghazi Mazar in Karachi today (Monday). The funeral prayers will be offered at Masjid Noorul Islam in Zamzama Park after Zoher prayers.
He is survived by three sons, two daughters.Born in Merehra in India on July 2, 1920, Zuberi was considered the pioneer of economic and financial journalism in Pakistan.
He entered the field in

JI leader’s father passes away

LAHORE: Mehboob Ahmed Khan, father of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Punjab chief Dr Waseem Akhtar, died on Friday and was buried at the Islampura graveyard. He was 72. JI chief Syed Munawar Hassan, former JI chief Qazi Hussain Ahmed, Secretary General Liaqat Baloch and other party leaders expressed deep grief over Mehboob’s death and offered condolences with the bereaved family.

Senate passes Sacked Employees (Reinstatement) Bill 2010

ISLAMABAD: The Upper House on Wednesday passed the long-awaited ‘The Sacked Employees (Reinstatement) Bill 2010’, to provide relief to those employees who were appointed in corporation service or autonomous or semi-autonomous bodies or in government service during the period from November 1, 1993 to November 30, 1996 and were dismissed, removed, terminated from service or forcibly offered golden shake hand during the period from November 1, 1996 to October 12, 1999 amidst opposition