Arsalan Iftikhar Case: SC vows action over defaming judiciary

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday warned of stern action against anyone who tries to defame the judiciary, as it summoned business tycoon Malik Riaz, his son Ahmed Ali Riaz, the chief executive of Bahria Town, today (Thursday) along with complete record of allegations they have levelled against Arsalan Iftikhar, son of the chief justice of Pakistan.

The court also directed Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) chairman to produce all the record of Bahria Town so that it may issue an appropriate order to its board of directors. The SC Registrar’s office was asked to place before the court copies of the transcripts of the programmes by private TV channels’ hosts Hamid Mir and Kamran Khan and Shaheen Sehbai‘s interview. The chief executive officer of the private TV channel on which the programmes were run was ordered to appear before the court in person along with Sehbai’s interview. Kamran Khan was told to produce the material regarding his programme. Continue reading

Saddar Parking Plaza to be made profitable0

KARACHI- An strategy is being evolved to make the Saddar Car Parking Plaza a profitable venture.

This was stated by the Municipal Commissioner of KMC, Matanat Ali Khan. He was chairing a meeting of the officers of the auction committee of the Parking Plaza on Wednesday. Municipal Commissioner said that the Parking Plaza has been constructed in the busy commercial area in the interest of the people.

Meanwhile, in view of increasing traffic flow, frequent traffic jams and related problems, it is necessary to shift all inter-city bus terminals out of the city. Commissioner Roshan Ali Shaikh, apprised the delegation of the problems of inter-city bus terminal including those at Cantonment Railway Station, Taj Medical Complex Saddar.The delegation members were of the view that the land allocated for inter-city terminal was quite away from the city and that a place nearer be made available. Continue reading

LDA’s One-Window Cell under scrutiny

LAHORE – For ensuring earliest redress of people’s complaints and prompt action on applications filed by them at LDA’s One-Window Cell, Director General Lahore Development Authority Ahad Khan Cheema has ordered all the directorates to clear the pending requests on daily basis and henceforth work till 6:00 p.m. daily for this purpose.

The Lahore Ring Road, currently under construc...

The Lahore Ring Road, currently under construction, 2009 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

No provisional or unsatisfactory answer will be given to the applicants through One Window Cell and every possible action must be taken by the staff to solve their problems, he directed.

The DG said he would organise a weekly review meeting to monitor the progress of the cell. Continue reading

Notices to 70 housing schemes


Lahore Fort

Lahore Fort (Photo credit: olaf.kellerhoff)

Environment is the most conveniently expendable commodity in Lahore especially for the apparently lavish housing societies spread across the metropolis against environmental laws.

These housing societies vow of being the posh dream destinations for anyone seeking to build their homes, yet they have chosen to ignore the basic right of every individual – clean environment.

As much as 70 housing societies are in blatant violation of the National Environmental Quality Standards (NEQs). These societies are bagging major profits at the cost of long and short term environmental damage to the rapidly expanding provincial metropolis.

The Environment Protection department Punjab has issued notices to all these colonies over the violations committed and has asked them to explain the reasons for nonconformity with environmental laws. Continue reading