Pakistan Observer


Suspect arrested for molesting 14-year-old girl

Lahore—Police officers on Monday have nabbed a suspect for raping a 14-year-old girl in Chohang here on Monday. The suspect Shahid called on the victim at his place where he molested the minor and fled the scene whereas the girl was shifted to the hospital for medical aid. ... Tuesday, April 28, 2015 Details

Firing between two groups in Lahore injures passerby

Lahore—Clash between two groups injured one passerby in Green Town, area of Lahore on Monday. As per details, an old rivalry forced the groups to hold guns over one another that resulted in an exchange of firing while injuring a bystander. ... Tuesday, April 28, 2015 Details

Investigative reporting on the decline: Speakers

Lahore—Investigative reporting in general and crime investigative reporting in particular is on the decline and only a handful of organizations have recruited special correspondents for this purpose, said speakers of a seminar titled “Crime Investigative Reporting: A Tribute to Asad Sahi” at Punjab University (PU) Institute of Communication Studies (ICS) here on Monday. ... Tuesday, April 28, 2015 Details

PEF completes mammoth books distribution drive in Punjab

Lahore—The Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has completed mammoth books distribution drive in Punjab Monday with distribution of more than eight lakh books in 506 school partners belonging to Lahore, Faisalabad, Hafizabad, Kasur, Nankana sahib and Sheikhupura in the last phase of the distribution drive. ... Tuesday, April 28, 2015 Details

Mother, child health week will support creating awareness among women

Lahore—Advisor to Chief Minister on Health Khawaja Salman Rafiq has said that improving mother and child health is the basic requirement for creating a healthy society. He said that prevention of diseases is possible through dissemination of awareness among the masses regarding principles of hygiene. He said that government is focusing on mother and child health programme for the achievement of millennium development goals. ... Tuesday, April 28, 2015 Details

Two arrested for kite-flying

Lahore—Data Darbar Police on Sunday claimed to have arrested two accused for kite-flying during a campaign. Police also recovered 18 kites and three twines from the accused namely Khalid Mehmood and Majid Mehmood. ... Monday, April 27, 2015 Details

PHP arrest 44 culprits

Lahore—Punjab Highway Patrol arrested 44 criminals and recovered 18 sacks of tea, wood, 1,768g chars, 90 litter liquor, two riffles, two guns, six pistols and 372 rounds. ... Monday, April 27, 2015 Details

PEF distributes school bags

Lahore—The Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has distributed school bags in selected partner schools from the southern region of the province. Similarly, different sort of stationery items have also been given to school partners for distribution in their students. In this regard, a function was held at PEF regional office in Multan on Sunday with regional director Shafiq Ahmad in the chair. He distributed bags and stationery items in school heads and hoped that these little gifts will rejuvenate the students’ passion to study with more zeal and energy. He said that these gifts are given by different corporate entities under their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) principles. ... Monday, April 27, 2015 Details

Shahbaz orders arrest of ‘rapist’ within 48 hours

Lahore—Parents and relatives of a 12-year-old girl victim of rape in Lower Mall area called on Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif here on Saturday. The chief minister promised to provide immediate justice to the aggrieved family at all cost and ordered police officials to arrest the accused involved in this incident within 48 hours. He said that immediate action should be taken against the inspector creating hurdles in provision of justice to the aggrieved family which visited police station for help. Expressing deep shock over incident, the chief minister said that he would personally review the progress of the case regularly. ... Monday, April 27, 2015 Details

Farmer’s rights is to be protected

Lahore—Provincial Minister for Agriculture, Dr. Farrukh Javed has said that Punjab government will ensure the protection of farmer’s rights in wheat harvesting and procurement campaign. He said that wheat will be procured from small farmers first and they will get due return of their hard work. He instructed the officers and staff of Agriculture Department to personally visit wheat procurement centres and help in providing relief to the farmers. He said that no negligence in this regard will be tolerated. ... Monday, April 27, 2015 Details

Rescue 1122 ready for relief operation in Nepal

Lahore—Search & Rescue Teams of Rescue 1122 and Emergency Services Academy are on standby since the Nepal Earthquake on Saturday and can be mobilized within one hour in case of any humanitarian call from the Government of Pakistan to Nepal in this hour of need. The Director General, Punjab Emergency Services (Rescue 1122) & Emergency Services Academy Dr. Rizwan Naseer, while addressing the specialized Search & Rescue Team of Rescue 1122 and Emergency Services Academy, said that team has been on standby since the Nepal Earthquake. ... Monday, April 27, 2015 Details

UET organizes eight days IOT in collaboration with HEC

Lahore—University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Lahore in collaboration with Higher Education Commission (HEC) organized eight days ‘Indigenous On-Campus Training (IOT) for the University’s Non-Teaching Staff in pursuit of excellence and further development. Speaking on the concluding ceremony the Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Fazal Ahmad Khalid said that this training will enhance the performance of our employees in their daily routine tasks. He said that skilled manpower was prerequisite to compete with the rest of the world. He also stressed the need of ICT for resolving our daily routine issues. ... Friday, April 24, 2015 Details

World Veterinary Day observed at UVAS

Lahore—The Vets Care Club and The Special Animals and Veterinary Emergency Relief Society (SAVERS) of The University of Veterinary and Animals Sciences observed World Veterinary Day in collaboration with Shalimar Medical and Dental Collage and King Edward and Medical University here on Thursday with the theme “Vector Born Diseases with a Zoonotic Potential”. ... Friday, April 24, 2015 Details