Lahore News

Cheques for Rs 4.5 crore for IDPs presented to CM

Observer Report

Lahore—Affluent persons, industrialists, traders and assembly members met Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif here Thursday and presented cheques worth four crore and 35 lakh rupees for the Chief Minister Relief Fund for IDPs. On behalf of industrialists, traders and well-to-do persons of Multan, District Coordination Officer Multan, Zahid Saleem Gondal presented cheques for more than three crore rupees. Chief Executive Officer Allied Bank Tariq Mahmood presented a cheque for one crore rupees, Member Provincial Assembly Ch. Ashfaq Ahmed for Rs. 10 lakh, President Pakistan Muslim League-N Sar-godha Shahnawaz Ranjha for Rs. five lakh and Ayub Izhar of Izhar Munnoo Developers Group gave a cheque for Rs. 20 lakh towards CM Relief Fund.

Yellow cab scheme to be started from Oct this year

Observer Report

Lahore—Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that government is implementing various programmes for the empowerment and provision of employment opportunities to the youth. He said that Yellow Cab Scheme is being started from October this year under which 50 thousand vehicles will be given to the unemployed youth on soft terms.

All DCOs to set target for elimination of dengue, polio

Lahore—Chief Secretary Punjab Naveed Akram Cheema has directed all District Coordination Officers that elimination of dengue and polio should be made target after the conclusion of Ramazan bazaars. He said that steps against dengue and polio should be ensured with the same spirit and dedication as they have provided relief to the people through Ramazan bazaars. The Chief Secretary said that elimination of polio is priority of the government for which coordinated efforts are needed. He said this while addressing DCOs conference at Civil Secretariat.

Metro Bus Authority’s budget for 2014-15 approved

Observer Report

Lahore—Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif presided over a meeting of Punjab Metro Bus Authority here Thursday which approved its budget for the year 2014-15. The meeting also gave approval to the purchase of 68 buses for Rawalpindi Islamabad metro bus project besides necessary measures with regard to orange line metro train project. Chairman Lahore Transport Company Kh. Ahmed Hassaan, Assembly Members Waheed Alam Khan, Malik Ibrar Ahmed, Kh. Imran Nazir, Ramzan Siddique Bhatti, Hanif Abbasi, Hafiz Mian Nauman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Chairman Planning & Development and concerned officers were present. Addressing the meeting, the Chief Minister said that Punjab government is implementing a revolutionary programme for the provision of safe, comfortable and economical travelling facilities to the masses.

Punjab has great potential for economic growth

Muzaffar Ali

Lahore—Newly appointed Country Head of the World Health Organization (WHO) for Pakistan, Dr Michel Thieren, has said that the Punjab, with its huge population exceeding 95 million, has tremendous potential in terms of human resources, economic growth and improving health indicators.

Paracetamol no better than placebo for low back pain

PARACETAMOL, a painkiller universally recommended to treat people with acute low back pain, does not speed recovery or reduce pain from the condition, according to the results of a large trial published on Thursday. A study published in The Lancet medical journal found that the popular pain medicine was no better than placebo, or dummy, pills for hastening recovery from acute bouts of low back pain or easing pain levels, function, sleep or quality of life.

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