Model Town massacre Inquiry judge becomes PM Nawaz Sharif’s victim

M Nawaz Sharif has decided to penalize Justice Ali Baqir Najfi for his incriminating report against the Punjab government on the Model Town massacre. According to sources, PMLN govt has prepared a reference that will be lodged against Justice Najfi. PMLN has taken cue from a banned terrorist outfit’s propaganda against Justice Najfi.

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LHC forms commission to probe into Rawalpindi violence

The Lahore High Court (LHC) has constituted a judicial commission to probe Friday’s violence in Rawalpindi, Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan said on Sunday.

Talking to The Express Tribune, the minister said the commission, which will be headed by Justice Mamoon Rashid Sheikh, was formed on the request of the Punjab . . . → Read More: LHC forms commission to probe into Rawalpindi violence

CM Punjab waives fees for blind students

LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said special persons should be given all those rights which are available to other members of society.

The chief minister was talking to a representative delegation of the Blind Association at the camp office here on Thursday.

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Health dept purchases substandard insecticide for dengue control

LAHORE: Health authorities have again bought a ‘low quality’ insecticide to eliminate vector mosquitoes, it is learnt.

Last year, officials bought 3,500 litres of Permetherine 2.5 EC worth Rs1.575 million even after a drug testing laboratory declared it substandard. An inquiry was ordered into the case that has yet to conclude.

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Student concession card scheme to come up under the Punjab transport system

Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif says the provincial government is introducing a modern public transport system in the province for providing quality and comfortable travelling facilities to the masses.

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Punjab government promoting sports activities

The Punjab government is pursuing a comprehensive programme to promote sports and playgrounds are being constructed throughout the province, says Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif.

According to a handout, the chief minister was talking to reporters after inaugurating a hockey ground and a gymnasium in Model Town here on Sunday.

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What it means to be powerful in Pakistan

The people of Pakistan are caught between a self-centred ruling elite and an arrogant superpower. The ruling elite — the politicians and the military — treat power as a privilege rather than as a sacred public trust.

The Pakistani ruling elite uses parliament to tell the sovereign — the people who voted these elites into power — . . . → Read More: What it means to be powerful in Pakistan

Srilankan team not satisfied with dengue effort

Visiting Sri Lankan doctors told the Punjab government on Thursdat that it needed to review its existing strategy regarding platelets and spray for curbing dengue virus.

“Sri Lanka had confronted a devastating a situation in 2009 like the one in Pakistan today. No country can claim to have completely eradicated the virus, but through . . . → Read More: Srilankan team not satisfied with dengue effort

Only tea and biscuits at government functions

The Punjab government has issued a new “austerity policy” for this financial year banning tours abroad by parliamentarians at government expense and the purchase of cars and other goods.

Exceptions to the policy can be authorised by Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, or in the case of small purchases, an austerity committee headed by the . . . → Read More: Only tea and biscuits at government functions

Punjab officials refuse to brief Governor about floods

Senior officials of the Punjab government refused to brief Governor Latif Khosa about floods situation, Geo News reported.

The Governor said that Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif should enjoy the cool winds of London but he should not forget his constitutional responsibilities and lodge cases against those officials who have been held responsible in the flood . . . → Read More: Punjab officials refuse to brief Governor about floods