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No room for corrupt judges in Punjab: LHC CJ

No room for corrupt judges in Punjab: LHC CJ

LAHORE: There is no room for corrupt and dishonest judges and stern disciplinary action would be taken if any such allegation is proved, Lahore High Court (LHC) Chief Justice (CJ) Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry said on Friday. He made remarks while meeting Lahore High Court Bar Association (LHCBA) and Punjab Bar Council (PbBC) delegations at his chamber who called on him to congratulate him on becoming the LHC CJ. He asked the LHCBA, PbBC and other lawyers to point out corruption in the

Punjab Tennis Championship gets underway

LAHORE: The Punjab Tennis Championship sponsored by Service Industries rolled into action here at the Bagh-e-Jinnah’s courts on Thursday. Tournament Director Rashid Malik said that keeping in view the extensive interest in the championship, they have decided to hold the men’s singles event on the opening day and many seeded junior players have made it to the next round. The championship will be featuring players of the under-12, 14, 18 categories.
Men’s and women’s categories

Warraich saddles up against Punjab govt

LAHORE: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Punjab President Chaudhry Imtiaz Safdar Warraich has said that the political climate in the province has changed and PPP will launch a massive public contact campaign after Moharram.
He said the PPP public contact move would prove a final nail in the opponents’ coffin as the ‘shallow castle’ of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) was in ‘shambles’ and there was a need to just push the first wall. He said that they would not tolerate any more

Punjab Tennis C’ship rolls into action today

LAHORE: The Servis Punjab Tennis Championship will roll into action from today at the Bagh-i-Jinnah Tennis Courts, organizers announced on Wednesday.
The tournament is being jointly organized by the Punjab Lawn Tennis Association and Service Sales Corporation.
Addressing a press conference here at Lahore Press Club on Wednesday, former Davis Cupper and Pakistan’s non-playing captain Rashid Malik said that though it was a Punjab level competition but all the top junior

Idris slams Punjab sports officials

LAHORE: Punjab athletes are likely to finish rock bottom in the forthcoming National Games that commence at Peshawar on December 25, as their training camps have not yet started.
Punjab Olympics Association secretary Khwaja Idris Haider said that the training camps of Punjab teams have not yet been started by the Sports department due to their non-cooperative attitude. “It is surprising that the secretary (Punjab Sports department) has issued letters to the presidents and

Warraich accuses PML-N of putting Punjab on sale

LAHORE: State Minister for Communications and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Punjab President Imtiaz Safdar Warraich on Tuesday accused the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) of putting Punjab on sale and distributing public-sector educational institutions amongst party leaders and loyalists.
He made these remarks in a press conference at the Lahore Press Club along with PPP Punjab Secretary General Samiullah Khan, Information Secretary Dr Fakharuddin Chaudhry, Finance

Punjab Assembly assured ‘prices will be settled’

LAHORE: Punjab Minister for Food Chaudhry Abdul Ghafoor and Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah on Monday assured the House that the government was committed to resolving all issues relating to price hike and law and order.
The ministers said this in separate speeches while winding up the ‘General Discussions on Price Hike of Essential Commodities’ and ‘General Discussion on Law and Order’ pending from the last session ending in the last week of October.
Sanaullah said the

PPP starts restructuring Punjab chapter

LAHORE: The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), as part of its preparations for the upcoming local government (LG) elections, has started restructuring its Punjab chapter, Pakistan Today has learnt. State Minister of Communications and newly-appointed PPP Punjab President Chaudhry Imtiaz Safdar Warraich in order to organise party workers and stalwarts, has summoned the PPP Punjab Executive Council meeting on Friday at the party provincial secretariat at Faisal Town, Lahore.

Punjab government’s overdraft within SBP limits: Tanvir Kaira

LAHORE: The Punjab government’s overdraft was within the limits of the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), Punjab Finance Minister Tanvir Ashraf Kaira said on Monday. He made these remarks while meeting members of the provincial assembly (MPA) and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) workers at his office. He said that the Punjab government had accelerated the pace of development projects so that the public could get benefit from the welfare-oriented schemes as early as possible.

Punjab govt credibility at stake after WikiLeaks exposure

LAHORE: After Wikileaks’ revelation that Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif tipped off Jamaatud Dawa (JD), a banned militant outfit, about expected UN sanctions well before time which helped JD empty its bank accounts, a big question mark has been put on the credibility of the Punjab government.
The Punjab government is already in hot waters due to its soft corner for extremist organisations and disclosure by WikiLeaks has strengthened the growing belief that there are close

Punjab to probe, LDA corruption, nepotism

LAHORE: The Punjab government is planning to conduct a large-scale investigation into charges of corruption, nepotism, abuse of power and financial mismanagement in the Lahore Development Authority (LDA), Pakistan Today has learnt.
The LDA has come under fire after surfacing of tendering scandals, faulty commercialisation policy, manipulation in 100 plots for LDA employees, silence over action against illegal housing schemes, missing files regarding high-rising buildings,

Out in the Open – Land mafia occupies Punjab school land

LAHORE: A large portion of lands belonging to schools across Punjab have been illegally occupied by the land mafia while the Punjab government’s School Education Department is under pressure to vacate the occupied lands, Pakistan Today has learnt.
The lands have been occupied by influential people from decades in almost all districts of the province including Lahore, Sheikhupura, Gujranwala, Mianwali, Kasur, Rahim Yar Khan and Faisalabad and due to influential personalities and

Punjab holds Centre responsible for sugar crisis

LAHORE: The Punjab government informed the Lahore High Court on Tuesday that the federal government was responsible for the sugar crisis as it did not import sugar when its shortage started in 2009.
The Punjab government submitted a detailed report in the court of Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed, taking a plea that there was shortage of 1.1 million metric ton sugar in the country in 2009, out of which the Punjab required 0.75 million metric ton sugar.
The court was hearing a

Victorious hockey team honoured by Punjab CM

LAHORE: Pakistan hockey team, winner of Asian Games hockey event, was on Sunday awarded Rs10 million in a reception hosted by Punjab Chief Minister, Mian Shahbaz Sharif, at the CM House.
The Chief Minister presented cheques of Rs 500,000 each to all the members of the hockey team and also promised his full support to PHF President Qasim Zia in the team’s preparation for the 2012 Olympic Games.
Mian Shahbaz Sharif termed the hockey players as the shining stars of the

Federal Implementation Commission to meet Punjab officials

LAHORE: The Federal Implementation Commission members would meet Punjab government departments officials on Monday to sort out different “contentious” issues related to dissolution of federal ministries, Pakistan Today has learnt.
The federal government had announced transferring 10 federal ministries to provinces, while Federal Finance Minister Dr Hafeez Shaikh had announced that five federal ministries would be shifted to provinces under the 18th Amendment by end of 2010.

Punjab Muttahida Ulema Board chairman resigns

LAHORE: Member of National Assembly and Sunni Ittehad Council Chairman Haji Fazl-e-Karim tendered his resignation as the chairman of the Punjab Muttahida Ulema Board on Friday.
Fazal, who was chief of the Markazi Jamiat-e-Ulema Pakistan, was elected from Faisalabad on a Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz ticket in the February 2008 elections.
Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif appointed him as the Muttahida Ulema Board chairman and the government also allotted him an office at

Punjab bans Sunni Ittehad Council’s long march

LAHORE: The Punjab government has banned the long march organised by the Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC) for today.
According to details, SIC, an alliance of the Sunni school of thought, planned to embark on a long march from the Darbar Bari Imam in Islamabad to the Data Darbar in Lahore today at 10am. Before starting the long march, SIC also arranged the Khatm-e-Chehlum at the Bari Imam shrine for the martyred who lost their lives in the blast at the Baba Fareed Gung Shakir shrine