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Roads shrinking as encroachers rule the roost in Gujranwala

Roads shrinking as encroachers rule the roost in Gujranwala

GUJRANWALA – Encroachments have become the biggest problem of this thickly populated city of nearly two million people, but neither political nor administrative will is found to cope with this challenge. The interior city has been a no-go area for decades not because of its narrow streets or roads, but mainly due to the encroachments.
GT Road, the markets of planned localities of Model Town, Satellite Town, People’s Colony and other commercial areas are under strict control of

DCO approves construction of roads

PAKPATTAN – District development committee Pakpattan has approved construction of 7-km long roads in city area. Pakpattan DCO Syed Haider Iqbal, while presiding a meeting regarding city development package, stated that Rs 200 million would be spent on this project.
EDO Works Sajid Abbas Naqvi, District Officer Planning Muhammad Akram, DDO (T) Muhammad Iqbal and others attended the meeting. The DCO directed the EDO Works to start the project as soon as possible and complete it

Five houses robbed, citizens block roads

GUJRANWALA – Robbers took away valuables from five houses in the city in early hours on Sunday while hundreds of citizens blocked the bypass road for two hours, suspending the flow of traffic between Lahore and Islamabad.
Reportedly, six armed and masked robbers forced ann entry into the house of Muhammad Munir and took away 10 tolas of gold ornaments and other valuables. The robbers barged into his neighbourer’s house and looted cash and other valuables at gunpoint.

36 express coaster buses to be run on City roads from Jan 15

LAHORE: At least 36 new Express Coaster Service buses are to being operating from January 15, 2011, under the management of the new Lahore Transport Company Chairman Khawaja Ahmed Hassan. These buses are to start their routes from Defence, to the rest of the city, and are expected to be used as an alternate to cars. They are also expected to have an electronic ticketing system.
The survey for these buses has been completed keeping in consideration the Defence Housing Authority

Punjab govt compromises Bhogiwal Road’s merits to protect PML-N interests

LAHORE: The Punjab government, to protect the interests of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) local party leaders, has seriously compromised the merits of the under-construction Bhogiwal Road located in NA-123 constituency – considered as a bastion of the PML-N – by rejecting road expansion plans despite National Engineering Services Pakistan’s (NESPAK) recommendations.
A senior official of the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) told Pakistan Today that NESPAK’s designs to

All roads to prosperity lead to Reko Diq

KARACHI: Balochistan hides vast mineral reserves under its seemingly barren surface. It is hoped that when these mineral deposits are tapped, they will be a great windfall for the economy. However, Pakistan is moving at a very slow pace on this front and does not seem to have fully grasped its potential wealth.
Many countries blessed with rich natural resources, have pressed home the advantage through sound planning and made great economic progress. In Pakistan, copper and gold

Islamabad and Pindi’s roads congested, pollution on the rise

ISLAMABAD: Ill-planning by the Capital Development Authority (CDA) and an increased number of vehicles is leading to the congestion of road space in Islamabad and Rawalpindi, along with posing a threat to the environment, a report by Pakistan Today revealed.
“The authorities are not making the public transport system efficient and are busy making tall and empty claims,” an official at the environment ministry asking not to be named told Pakistan Today.
He criticized the

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

Corruption mars Lahore Ring Road’s completion

LAHORE: The future of the Lahore Ring Road (LRR) project, brainchild of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif, is again looking dark, as three major packages of its northern loop planned to be completed in the current fiscal year, have been shelved after alleged misappropriations and slow delivery of payments to the contractors, Pakistan Today has learnt.
Although other packages of the LRR project would continue according to the original roadmap, the scrapping

French truckers block roads as anti-reform protests escalate

PARIS: French high school students clashed with riot police Monday, truckers blocked roads and filling stations ran out of fuel as protests escalated against plans to raise the retirement age to 62.
Police fired tear gas at youths who set a car on fire, smashed bus stops and hurled rocks outside a school in a Paris suburb blocked by students protesting against a move that is central to President Nicolas Sarkozy’s reform agenda.
Youths threw petrol bombs at police outside a