Free shuttle service for Horse & Cattle Show

LAHORE: Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) Tayyab Hafeez Cheema has said that a free shuttle service would be provided to the citizens for the “Horse and Cattle Show” being held at Fortress Stadium from Marcy 5 to 8.

According to a police spokesperson, the bus service would be available at 11 different points including Kalma Chowk, Azadi Chowk, and Thokar Niaz Baig to provide pick and drop facility to the citizens. A large number of people are expected to attend the annual show. Therefore, it was decided to provide free bus service to the participants.–Staff Reporter

Nation united to win war against terrorism

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that the whole nation is determined to rid the country of terrorism and a decisive war is being fought against terrorists and their facilitators.

Talking to members of national and provincial assemblies here on Tuesday, the chief minister said that the unanimous strategy against terrorism was yielding positive results. He added that effective measures were being taken speedily in the province under National Action Plan.

“The war for survival and stability of Pakistan will be won at any cost and peace will be restored in the country after eradicating terrorism,” he stated.

MNAs Rao Muhammad Ajmal Khan, Rajab Ali Khan Baloch, MPAs Haji Malik Muhammad Waheed, Ahmed Khan Baloch and Javed Alauddin Sajid were present in the meeting.–Staff Reporter

Transformers of PM’s fish farm stolen

LAHORE: At a time when efforts are being made to ensure that votes of one party are not stolen by another in the March 5 senate elections, unknown thieves took away an electric transformer installed at the fish farm of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Raiwind. According to police sources, two transformers installed at the fish farm of prime minister and at the flourmill of his son-in-law, Capt (r) Safdar were stolen by unidentified thieves. The Sundar police have registered a case against unidentified thieves and are investigating with no arrest made yet.–Staff Reporter

Message on World Hearing Day

LAHORE: Listening to music using earphones, using mobile phones for hours, use of pressure horns in cars and loud noises in factories cause major damage to hearing ability.

These views were expressed by Sir Ganga Ram Hospital ENT department head and a WHO expert Prof Dr Manzoor Ahmad on the occasion of World Hearing Day. He said self-cleaning of ears or getting ears cleans by quacks could cause damage to ears. He advised parents to get their children vaccinate in order to prevent ear infection and other diseases.

Dr Manzoor said people should take utmost care of their ears, because once someone gets affected by hearing loss, it is almost impossible to get hearing ability back. Families affected by hearing problems should avoid inter-family marriages, he added.–PR

Court moved over torture on maid

LAHORE: A Sessions judge summoned Station House Officer of North Cant Police Station on Tuesday in an application seeking registration of FIR against a man allegedly involved in torturing a maid.

The judge passed this order on the application moved by Shakeela Rani, a resident of North Cantt in Lahore. The petitioner told the judge that she was working as maid with a family in the area for last 8 years. She said that Safdar, the family head who is a contractor by profession, had kept her detained for last two months and had also been torturing her.–Staff Reporter

Public school for police

LAHORE: Lahore DIG (Operations) Dr Haider Ashraf on Tuesday announced that a police public school would be built at District Police Lines Qila Gujjar Singh for the children of policemen.

He further said that the initiative is being taken on the orders of Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Muhammad Amin Wains to provide free education to the children of policemen. Haider Ashraf also said that there are more than 26,000 cops serving in Lahore police but not a single police public school is available for their children.–Staff Reporter

The police welfare funds would be utilized for the constriction of the school building. The children of policemen would be provided best education and other facilities at the police public school, he added.