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Shalimar Express passengers delayed the train for hours after meeting on Sunday morning on the Lahore Railway Station tracks. During their travel, they demanded better facilities. The travelers of the economy class bogey numbers 2, 4, 7 and 9 said that inside their compartments there are no proper seats, lights or fans. “We won't leave until they boost the bogies ' condition, "said a protesting passenger. The Shalimar Express, which operates from Lahore to Karachi, is scheduled to leave at 6 am. A Railway department team has reached the site and is holding talks with the protesters.
Under the leadership of Chief Minister Usman Buzdar, the Punjab government has decided to change the names of Punjab income officers from' Patwaris' to village officers.
CM Buzdar authorized the establishment of more than 115 land record centers in far-off areas of the province by next month during a meeting here on Sunday.
It has been agreed to name village officers on scale 14 through the recruitment process of the Punjab Public Service Commission.
The meeting often managed to convert a Lahore tehsil in terms of revenue issues as a' Model Tehsil.'
The Punjab chief minister, speaking to reporters, appealed via parliament to all opposition parties to address political differences.
He encouraged opposition parties to get involved in the JUI-F to show political maturity by leading Azadi March in Islamabad and said undemocratic actions would tarnish Pakistan's reputation around the world.
People throughout the provincial capital cleared thick smog to some extent on Sunday after the light showers across the city.
A meteorological office representative told APP that if heavy showers are not received by the region, pollutants that return to Pakistan in two to three days, but in less quantity.
He stated that the contaminants spread over vast areas in India and Pakistan or have settled over the past three days. Also the contaminants were absorbed by the upper air as they were pushed to India.
Nevertheless, according to the experts, the main cause for smog is the use of low-quality fuel–Euro 2.
Usman Buzdar, Punjab's chief minister, chaired a high-level meeting on Friday to review the province's law and order situation.
he was briefed on the authorities ' acts to curb criminal activity.
chief minister, buzdar called for indiscriminate action throughout the province against law-breaking elements.
Previously on 19 October, Chief Minister, Buzdar headed up a meeting also attended by Interior Minister Brigadier (r) Ijaz Shah, where provincial and federal authorities agreed to establish integrated coordination ahead of the Azadi March of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F).
CM Buzdar said during the meeting that the government will take every step to protect its citizens and that swift action will be taken against the elements that violate the law.
He gave orders to the authorities concerned to ensure law enforcement and directed the continuation of illegal operations in Punjab.
On Friday, a Lahore accountability court extended the judicial remand of three accused persons for 14 days in the Chinot mining contract case Accountability court judge Ameer Muhammad Khan presided over the hearing in which the lawyer of the former Punjab minister for forestry, wildlife and fisheries submitted his petition for exemption from personal appearance, which was approved by the court.
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) lawyer said during the hearing that the accused persons caused major losses to the national exchequer as they won their favored company a Chiniot iron tender despite a contract worth billions for mineral resource extraction.
NAB decided to seek an extension of the accused persons in remand which the accountability court later accepted. Judge Ameer Muhammad Khan allowed a 14-day extension of the case. The trial was adjourned until 15 November.
It is appropriate to mention here that on September 28, after furnishing bail bonds, Sibtain Khan was released in the sum of Rs5 million with two guarantees over the LHC orders.
Sibtain Khan has been released by an accounting court in Lahore following the approval of his post-arrest bail plea in LHC under Article 199 after the issuance of' robkar[ mandamus].'
After being arrested on Friday by NAB on charges of corruption against him, Sibtain Khan had resigned from his ministry.
The president of the PTI was confirmed to have been involved in his ministry's distribution of illegal tenders.
LAHORE: Shah Mehmood Qureshi, the Foreign Minister said that the Azadi march by Maulana Fazlur Rehman has turned people's attention away from the Kashmir issue.
"We took a principled position on the issue of Kashmir. India thought Pakistan was busy with internal conflicts so India was planning and executing its Kashmir plot.
After meeting Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar at the Governor House on Thursday, Qureshi made these remarks while speaking to the media. Both leaders debated issues of common interest as well as the issue of Kashmir. We strongly condemned Indian repression in Kashmir and requested an immediate lifting of curfew in the occupied valley by the Indian government.
For victims of the Liaqatpur Train accident, they also offered prayers and condolences.
The horrific train crash near Rahim Yar Khan, which killed 74 people, is the 78th in the career of Sheik Rasheed Ahmed, former Railway Minister. Train travel is often seen as the cheapest and safest form of travel, but the figures tell a different story during the spell of the current government.
Officials did not provide accurate figures, but the Standing Committee on Railways of the National Assembly was told that as many as 78 rail accidents were registered during the tenure of the incumbent minister.
Many derailments of goods and passenger coaches have occurred since July, primarily due to the dilapidated track condition.
Thursday morning's accident was horrific in terms of the casualties and the way it happened. Observers have been quick to point out that management has always tried to pin the responsibility on travelers for such incidents. This is consistent with eyewitness accounts which dissipated the idea that the trigger was a cylinder explosion.
On Friday, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's three-time health showed further improvement as his platelet count, which had been reduced earlier due to a blood disorder, reached 55,000.
For the past 11 days, Nawaz has been admitted to the Lahore Services Hospital. Nawaz Sharif was diagnosed with acute idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) and underwent five-day IVIg treatment.
During his hospitalization, the former prime minister also suffered an angina attack.
Nonetheless, Dr. Mahmood Ayaz, the head of the government's medical board, advised against discharge.
Further experiments were scheduled for the team. Sources told that Nawaz's heart and kidneys are affected by the ITP drug as the former prime minister has several diseases.
LAHORE: The Punjab govt has issued an NOC to the contrary for officials from the Chief Minister's Secretariat and several other agencies, disregarding the ban on foreign travel by civil and police officers.
At first, in the light of orders issued by Punjab CM Sardar Usman Buzdar, after approval by Chief Secretary Yousuf Naseem Khokhar, the Services and General Administration Department (S&GAD) issued a formal notice under which the remaining ex-Pakistan leaves were prohibited.
To be the exception to this ban involves leaves from Hajj and Umrah, visits to religious sites and medical trips. In addition, the CM Dr. Muhammad Shoaib Akbar was given an ex-Pakistan leave from November 6 to November 15 to visit the United States.
LAHORE: On Wednesday, Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar said it was Azadi march leaders ' duty to abide by the agreement and stern action would be taken against those who violate the law.
Throughout the meeting with Punjab Housing Minister Mian Mehmoodur Rasheed, the governor said the people stood with the government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the agenda of the opposition to create unrest and instability would be foiled as it was already exposed to the people.
"The PTI govt will complete its constitutional term under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan," he stated. Speaking to various delegations, along with 30-member diplomatic delegation from China and Afghanistan, the governor said that a lasting peace in the region could not be restored until the Kashmir issue was resolved.