DCO restricts sale of oxygen

LAHORE (Staff Reporter):  DCO Capt (retd) Muhammad Usman has imposed section 144 on the unauthorised sale of oxygen gas to any person at public places except registered hospitals and clinics.

According to a handout released on Friday, the DCO has taken action on a number of complaints about the misuse of oxygen as addiction by some people in various localities of city. A number of persons were found involved in this dangerous business of new type of addiction.

This order would remain functional till further orders, the handout adds.

NPT to hold special sitting today

LAHORE (Staff Reporter): A special sitting with a topic "Punishments to the supporters of united Pakistan in Bangladesh and its effects” will be held under the aegis of Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust on Saturday (today).

The ceremony will be presided over by NPT chairman Rafique Tarrar while Jamaatud Dawa Chief Hafiz Saeed will be the chief guest. Speakers will include NPT vice-chairman Prof Dr Rafique Ahmad and Daily Khabrian Editor-in-Chief Zia Shahid.

Acting gov administers oath to acting CJ

LAHORE (Staff Reporter): Justice Manzoor Ahmad Malik took oath as Acting Chief Justice of Lahore High Court (LHC) at a solemn ceremony held at the Governor's House on Friday.

Acting Punjab Governor Rana Iqbal administered oath. Judges of Lahore High Court, senior lawyers, law officers and civil officers graced the ceremony.  Chief Justice of Lahore High Court Justice Khawaja Imtiaz Ahmad proceeded abroad on ex-Pakistan Leave to participate in an International Environmental Conference being held in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam and in his absence, Justice Manzoor Ahmad Malik will be acting chief justice.

Justice Manzoor Ahmad Malik was elevated to the Bench on September 15, 2009. His area of practice was mainly criminal law. In the year 2005, Justice Malik, founded Free Legal Aid Society for Helpless (FLASH) and remained its elected President till his elevation.

He remained Chairman Election Board, for conducting elections of Lahore High Court Bar Association, for consecutive five years (2005 to 2009).

Obituary

Muhammad Zahid of The Nation

Advertising department (production) died last day.

His Qul will be held today (Saturday) around 10am at his residence: House No 11, Street 30, Pak Nagar, Akram Road Misri Shah.