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Matriculation WOES – Travel time tests students

Matriculation WOES – Travel time tests students

LAHORE – Students appearing in annual matriculation examinations 2011 faced problems in commuting to their examination centres, which have been set up far away from the city’s centre. Students are suffering longer commuting time and transport unavailability, as Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) has set up centres in private schools located far away from the candidates’ residences instead of the nearby schools. A large number of students complained that BISE did not

LHC dismisses petition challenging NOC for foreign travel

LAHORE – The Lahore High Court Chief Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry on Wednesday while strongly admonishing the lawyer dismissed a petition challenging condition of getting NOC for citizens to go abroad. The CJ while reprimanding Advocate Noshab A Khan, petitioner, said that by filing such useless petition they wasted important time of the court. The CJ said only to get projection in media they file such petition even without studying the relevant law. The CJ was holding proceeding of

Egypt bans Mubarak travel, freezes assets

CAIRO – Egypt on Monday slapped a ban on ousted president Hosni Mubarak and his family travelling abroad, and also imposed a freeze on their assets, judicial officials said. Besides Mubarak, who resigned on February 11 following weeks of protests, the decision also applied for his wife Suzanne, his two sons Ala and Gamal, and their wives, according to the same source.
Mubarak stepped down after three decades of iron-fisted rule, handing control over to the army and heading to

NoC from govt – Artists assail curbs on travel to India

Lahore – Artists from various sections strongly condemned Rehman Malik’s statement in a discussion at Press Club on Friday. They said that the notification that no artist or journalist can travel abroad without the government’s No Objection Certificate (NOC) was ridiculous and against human rights and democracy.
“The journalists should be with us on this,” said Madeeha Gauhar from Ajoka Theatre. She was backed by Usman Peerzada, Samina Peerzada, Faizan Peerzada, Samina Ahmed, Ali

Artists and others now need NOCs to travel to India

ISLAMABAD – The government on Thursday decided that Pakistani artists and other visitors travelling to India would have to obtain a no-objection certificate (NOC) from the Interior Ministry prior to their visit. An inter-ministerial meeting chaired by Interior Minister Rehman Malik decided to regulate foreign visits of public servants, artists and journalists, in the interest of Pakistan’s security and to safeguard country’s prestige, an official statement said, adding that the

US shakes off blizzard, but not travel misery

NEW YORK – The US northeast began Tuesday to shake off the icy grip of one of the biggest blizzards in years, but beleaguered travelers faced at least another day of headaches in New York airports.
After one last night of ferocious winds, the storm had moved fully out of New York by early Tuesday. The system, packing enormous snowfalls and gale force winds, churned up through Maine and into Canada, leaving a cold tail as far south down the US east coast as the Carolinas.

EU imposes travel ban on Gbagbo, associates

BRUSSELS: European Union travel bans on defiant Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo and his powerful wife Simone entered force Wednesday, alongside another 17 influential figures.
A diplomatic source told AFP that ambassadors of the 27 EU nations completed legal procedures allowing the visa ban to take effect. Member states are looking at “lengthening the list” as well as extending sanctions to include asset freezes.
The action came as Ivory Coast’s deadly political

Fresh snow adds to Europe travel chaos

LONDON – Thousands of angry travellers forced to sleep in airports and train stations across Europe faced more misery on Tuesday as fresh snowfalls paralysed transport systems just days before Christmas.
London Heathrow, Europe’s busiest airport, was only operating about a third of its normal schedule during a fourth day of disruption, while Frankfurt halted all flights after a new blanketing of snow.
For a third day, queues stretched for hours outside the London terminal

LHC seeks report on travel subsidy for handicapped

LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday, demanded a report from Pakistan international airlines (PIA) managing director, ministry of defense and federal secretary transport regarding the subsidizing of travel facilities to the handicapped. President Asif Ali Zardari had announced a 50 percent discount in fare for the handicapped in 2009.
The court passed the order on the petition of Afzal Humayyun, which stated that on 30 December 2009 the president of Pakistan speaking on the