CCPO reply sought over cleric’s detention

The Lahore High Court Friday sought reply from the capital city police officer (CCPO) in a habeas corpus petition seeking recovery of Majlis-i-Wahdat-i-Muslimeen (MWM) deputy secretary general Nasir Abbas Sherazi from alleged custody of police.  Justice Sardar Ahmad Naeem passed the order on petition moved by Ali Abbasi, the brother of the detainee. The court adjourned hearing until Nov 6. The petitioner said that Sherazi was taken in custody few days ago from Wapda Town. He alleged that CM Shehbaz Sharif and Law Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan were behind his brother’s abduction. He argued that his brother had filed a petition in the court for disqualification of the law minister for uttering ‘derogatory’ remarks against a judge who conducted inquiry into the 2014 Model Town incident.–Staff Reporter

 Court moved against acting UAF VC

The Lahore High Court on Friday directed the Punjab government to submit reply to a petition challenging Prof Dr Zafar Iqbal’s acting charge as vice-chancellor of University of Agriculture   Faisalabad.   Chief Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah took up the matter and gave one week to the provincial government to submit reply to the petition filed by former VC Iqrar Ahmad Khan. The petitioner said pro-VC had been holding the office of the VC illegally and in violation of due process of the law. He said he was appointed as vice chancellor at the university after lawful process in 2013 till his four-year term expired on January 23.–Staff Reporter

 Journalist grieved

The mother of senior journalist Syed Mayed Ali passed away after a protracted illness at a local hospital on Friday morning.  She is survived by a son and two daughters. Her funeral prayers were attended by a large number of people. Her Qul will be held at Saroba Garden, 17km Ferozepur Road near Pak Arab Housing Society at 2pm on Sunday. Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has expressed a deep sense of sorrow and grief over the sad demise of Ali’s mother. In a condolence message, the chief minister prayed that may Allah Almighty rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage and strength to the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss with fortitude. ETPB Chairman Siddiqul Farooq and MPA Rao Kashif also expressed their grief and prayed for the departed soul. –Staff Reporter

 Police get hospital

A new and state-of-the-art hospital has been made operational to provide free medical treatment to policemen and their families in the capital.  A police spokesman Friday said that the hospital is welfare project where police officials and their families are being free of cost medical treatment. Lahore DIG (Operations) Dr Haider Ashraf floated the idea a couple of years ago. Some 35,000 police are serving in Lahore police and they had no hospital.  In a press statement, DIG Haider Ashraf said that it was a matter of immense pride for the team of Lahore Police that a best hospital has been established at the police headquarters.–Staff Reporter

 Psychological Trauma Centre set up

Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Zafar Moeen Nasir inaugurated Pakistan’s first-ever Psychological Trauma Centre at Centre for Clinical Psychology.  Faculty of Life Sciences Dean Prof Dr Naeem Khan, Centre for Clinical Psychology Director Prof Dr Rukhsana Kausar, faculty and students were present on the occasion. Addressing the ceremony, Dr Nasir urged the students of psychology to take serve the humanity with dedication. He said that PU would be No 1 University soon and the administration would support all such projects. Also, the Examinations Department has declared the results of MA Physical Education Part-II annual examination 2017 and BS (4 year programme) 5th semester examination 2017. Detailed result is also available at PU website www.pu.edu.pk. –Staff Reporter

 NPT moot on Data Sahib

The NPT will organize a seminar on Saturday in connection with the Urs of Hazrat Data Ganj Bakhsh Ali Hajveri. Minister for Auqaf Zaeem Hussain Qadri will be chief guest. The book launch ceremony of Dr Tahir Raza Bokhari will also be held there.–Staff Reporter