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wednesday, 21 december, 2011
Peace Committee, CCPo appreciate police efforts in Muharram LAHORE: Maintenance of law and order is the prerequisite for social and economic progress, said Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Ahmad Raza Tahir on Monday. He was talking to a 10-member District Peace Committee delegation headed by media advisor Qasim Ali. The CCPO said better coordination between police and members of the peace committee could solve multiple security related problems. He said Peace Committees had been established in every area of the city to make foolproof arrangements for protection of all shrines and Imam Barghas in Lahore. He said the committee had ensured that surveillance cameras were installed in all religious places, proper arrangement for late-night lighting had been made, while the parkingstands had been set-up well
away from the Imam Bargahs and mazars. He added that police officers were included in the peace committees to ensure proper screening of those visiting the shrines. The CCPO appealed to Ulema to restrict the use of loudspeakers to the worship places only, and to ensure their speeches emphasised on peace, unity and solidarity among the people. He said every citizen has to play its effective role in elimination of terrorism and maintenance of law and order in the provincial capital. Members of the delegation appreciated the performance of Lahore Police during Muharam and Yaum-e-Asure. District Peace Committee members also distributed Commendatory Shields to the security SP, Civil Lines SP, city SP and Islampura Deputy SP. STAFF REPORT
JUI-F to touch base with the masses LAHORE
HE Jamiat Ulema-eIslam Fazal (JUI-F) has decided to launch a mass contact campaign across the country to prepare the party for the coming general elections by holding public meetings, seminars and rallies. JUI-F ameer Maulana Fazl-urRehmad was speaking at a press conference after the conclusion of the Sheikh-ul Hind seminar at the Alhamra Art Council. He said that the campaign would also demand the government leave the US-led war on terror, disclose all secret deals with Washington and Delhi, and hold accountability of the people who had made deals against the national interest. He said that the decision had
been made in a 3-day general council meeting of the JUI-F that concluded on Monday night. He expressed confidence that the government would complete its tenure. He said that the JUI-F sup-
CM thanked for supporting separation of Bahawalpur LAHORE STAFF REPORT
CTO Ahmed Mubeen receiving a shield from LCCI president. STAFF PHoTo
Members of the core committee on the Movement for Restoration of Bahawalpur Province led by Syed Ahmad Mahmood met Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Tuesday at Jamal Din Wali, Rahim Yar Khan. They informed the CM that the revival of Bahawalpur province will safeguard all their interests. The delegation thanked him and said Bahawalpur province was a historical reality and the people of the area would always remember him for accepting the unanimous and long-standing demand. The CM said the case of the Ba-
hawalpur province was unique from the point of view of history and political background and was an established fact. He said the party leaders will be consulted in this respect and later an action plan will be evolved. Those who met the CM included former parliamentarians Syed Tabish Alwari, Dr Waseem Akhtar, former federal minister Tasneem Nawaz Gardazi, Sahibzada Usman Dawood Abbasi, Abdul Jalil Hashmi, Zafar Iqbal Tareen and Hafiz Hussain Ahmad. A delegation of district office-bearers of Functional Muslim League Rahim Yar Khan also called on the CM.
Pakistanis in South Africa protest against NATo attack LAHORE STAFF REPORT
The Pakistani community residing in South Africa on Tuesday lodged a peaceful protest outside the United States Embassy located in Pretoria against the invasion of NATO Forcesâ€™ Salala Check Post killings. A press release issued by the South African Pakistani Communityâ€™s Chairman Muhammad Shabbir stated that dozens of men, women and children participated in the protest. Protesters carried banners and posters inscribed with various slogans against the NATO air-strikes. They demanded that western powers respect the sovereignty of Pakistan under all circumstances. Protesters also submitted a memorandum to the officials of the US Embassy in order to remind them that Pakistan was an independent country.
ported the creation of new provinces, including the Saraiki and Bahawalpur provinces and would also continue its struggle for the restoration of the Muttahida Majlise-Amal (MMA).
PU sanitation wing celebrates Christmas LAHORE STAFF REPORT
The Punjab University Campus Corporation Sanitation Wing, under Sanitary Supervisor Mushtaq Masih, organised a ceremony in connection with the Christmas Day in the Al-Razi Hall for Undergraduate Studies on Tuesday. PU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran presided over the ceremony while Provincial Minister for Minorities Kamran Michael was the chief guest. Addressing the ceremony, Kamran Michael said that religious harmony was the dire need of time. Pakistan needs the people who promote peace, love and brotherhood and believe in religious harmony, he said. On the occasion, the PU VC announced Rs 500 each for the Christian employees as gift on Christmas. He also announced Monday as a holiday for the Christian staff.