Malik Riaz says Arsalan swindled Rs340m

ISLAMABAD: Malik Riaz statement submitted to the Supreme Court said that Rs 342,501,254 were spent on Dr Arsalan Iftikhar‘s three foreign tours, our sources reported.

The statement added that Dr Arsalan claimed that he could settle the cases fought in his father’s court in favour of Bahria Town but that not happened.

A two-member bench is hearing the Arsalan suo moto case.

Real estate tycoon, arrived at the SC building today to appear before the court for the first time since the matter flared up earlier this month. Continue reading

Malik Riaz met deposed CJ: Supreme Court Registrar

Responding to one of the queries of property tycoon Malik Riaz about the meetings of Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry with him, Supreme Court Registrar has said that the meetings took place when the Chief Justice was deposed. In a statement issued here shortly after Riaz’s press conference in which he levelled serious allegations against the Chief Justice, the Supreme Court Registrar Faqir Hussain said two to three such meetings took place between Mr Justice Iftikhar Muhamamd Chaudhry and Malik Riaz when he was deposed. Continue reading

Traffic diversion plan for MBRT construction

LAHORE – City Traffic Police Lahore (CTPL) has chalked out a traffic diversion plan during the construction of Metro Bus Rapid Transit System (MBRT) from Mozang Chungi to MAO College.

The CTPL spokesman said that according to the plan Old Hailey College Road (Christ Road) will remain completely closed till the completion of the project.

He said the commuters from Jain Mandar will use Lake Road for Chuburgi via Lower Mall to reach MAO College. Similarly, he said Lytton Road will remain closed from Jain Mandar to Mozang Chungi and commuters, who wanted to reach Jain Mandar from Mozang Chungi, will use Bahawalpur Road via Lake Road. Continue reading

LDA operation against illegal housing schemes


WAPDA House (Photo credit: Omer Wazir)

LAHORE – Lahore Development Authority Metropolitan Planning Wings staff launched an operation against illegal housing schemes on Monday

They demolished the entrance gates and sealed site offices of four housing schemes along Ferozepur Road, namely Gulberg Park Housing Scheme, Suai Aasal Road, Green Cap Housing Scheme, Kahna Nau, Roshan Town, Kahna and Vital Homes Housing Scheme adjacent to Pak Arab Housing Scheme. This action has been taken for the awareness of general public so that they will not purchase any plot in the illegal housing schemes.
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Notices served to 23 societies on Defence Road, Canal Bank Road and Multan Road

Aerial view of the Multan Cricket Stadium

Aerial view of the Multan Cricket Stadium (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

LAHORE – After a comprehensive survey of housing schemes in different parts of the city, the Environment Protection Department (EPD) has issued notices to 23 societies on Defence Road, Canal Bank Road and Multan Road for improper sewerage.

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Rawal Town Municipal Administration (RTMA) sealed 21 shops

RAWALPINDI, June 11: Rawal Town Municipal Administration (RTMA) on Monday sealed 21 shops constructed illegally at Railway Workshop Road and also imposed fines of Rs45,000 on 45 shopkeepers for encroachment.

An RTMA team under the supervision of Town Officer (regulation) Malik Tauseef after sealing the shops asked their owners to appear before the Rawal Town Administrator Saif Anwar Jappa within 15 days to clarify whether they had got permission from the civic body for constructing the commercial buildings.

Another team visited Raja Bazaar, Benazir Bhutto Road, Commercial Market, Muslim Town, Liaquat Road, Pirwadhai and Khyaban-i-Sir Syed and imposed fines on 45 shopkeepers for displaying their goods on the roads and footpaths.

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Rs 620m uplift projects approved

Islamabad- View from the Plane

Islamabad- View from the Plane (Photo credit: Don Donny)

ISLAMABAD, June 11: The Islamabad Development Working Party on Monday approved 16 projects worth over Rs620 million for the rural areas of Islamabad.

The projects related to upgradation of water supply schemes, construction of streets, roads, boundary wall for the model jail in Sector H-16 and fight against communicable diseases. The projects will be sent to the secretary planning and development division for final approval.

The IDWP at a meeting chaired by Chief Commissioner Islamabad Tariq Mahmood Pirzada also approved the construction of the Diplomatic Enclave boundary wall and residential flats for the police in G-8/4.

The meeting also gave approval to the establishment of courtrooms and provision of furniture and other allied facilities to the sessions division and civil district east subject to rationalisation of the estimated cost of Rs58.798 million. It was decided that the planning and development division would be requested to recommend to the finance division for approval of funds to complete the project. The meeting was informed that 14 courtrooms were about to complete by June 30 and 24 additional courtrooms shall also be established for the judicial officers.

The meeting approved video conferencing facilities for district and sessions division east and west, each costing Rs15.642 million. The construction of the boundary wall around the model jail in H-16 at an estimated cost of Rs23.834 million was also approved.

The other projects included construction of a road from Toheedabad to new Mangial and from Bhara Kahu to new Subban at a cost of Rs45.054 million; rehabilitation of Sara-i-Kharbuza road (Rs44.748 million), construction of farm road Tumair (Rs17.850 million), rehabilitation of Jori Rajgan and Sungrial Bhadana Kalan road (Rs34.574 million), upgradation of water supply scheme Khana (Rs33.235 million), construction of a road from the well to mosque Hamdani Town, street pavements in Alipur (Rs51.241 million), Seri Saral, Pind Sangrial and Mera Badia Rusmat Khan (Rs46.183 million) and revamping of Islamabad Sports Board (Rs50. 357 million). The meeting also approved establishment of seasonal pollen allergy camps (Rs58.483 million).The improvement of mother and child healthcare services in the three rural health centres and 14 BHUs with Saarc development fund was also discussed.