Lifting of moratorium on death no answer to terrorism

LAHORE - Terming Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s lifting of moratorium on death penalty just a cosmetic value towards the rule of law in the country, law experts say.They say terrorism and other murders are the result of poor and hundreds of years old laws and negligence of rulers in making new ...

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  • Gloom

    , By Sajid Zia

    LAHORE - The city on Wednesday remained in the grip of doom and gloom over the Peshawar devastation that claimed more than 140 precious lives.All the day, the tragedy remained the talk of town. Government and non-governmental organisations staged special sittings to show solidarity with the ...

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  • Last goodbye

    , By LALA RUKH PARACHA

    LAHORE - So many questions and no answers, the incident in Peshawar yesterday has opened up our sores again. My eldest sister is the Regional Coordinator for Army Public schools in KPK, a proud mother and a proud educator. She has won many awards for her hard work and dedication to education. My ...

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  • Funeral in absentia for Peshawar pearls

    , By Our Staff Reporter

    LAHORE - Funeral prayers in absentia for the martyrs of Peshawar tragedy was offered at Badshahi Mosque on Wednesday. Badshahi Mosque Khateeb Maulana Abdul Khabeer Azad led the prayers. Acting Punjab Governor Rana Iqbal, Deputy Speaker Sher Ali Gorchani, Provincial Ministers Rana Mashhood Ahmed ...

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  • Unity can defeat terrorism: CM

    , By Our Staff Reporter

    LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that elimination of terrorism is essential if the country has to be purged of this menace once for all. Talking to media men on Wednesday, the chief minister said that now it should be decided forever that there should be no difference between ...

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  • Lawyers mourn Peshawar killings

    , By Our Staff Reporter

    LAHORE - The lawyers mourned the killings of innocent children in a terrorists’ attack on Army Public School, Peshawar and observed strike across the country on Wednesday. The lawyers’ bodies strongly condemned the militants. They also held condolence meeting and offered funeral prayer ...

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  • NPT deplores Peshawar attack

    , By Our Staff Reporter

    LAHORE  - The NPT has strongly condemned the brutal Peshawar attack that claimed more than 140 precious lives. The office bearers in a meeting said that the terrorists were enemy of the humanity and deserved severe punishment. NPT Chairman Rafique Tarar, Prof Rafique Ahmad, Secretary Shahid ...

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  • ‘Terrorists can’t shatter us’

    LAHORE: Terrorists can’t deter us from our journey to enlightenment. The massacre of innocent schoolchildren in Peshawar has united us as nation and opened new vistas of national integration, peace and prosperity.These views were expressed Government College University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr ...

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  • Call for action

    , By Our Staff Reporter

    LAHORE - Various religious parties on Wednesday observed the day of mourning and held funeral prayer, seminars, walk and rallies in the memory of Peshawar school martyrs.Jamaat-e-Islami joined the countrywide mourning  with a funeral prayer at Mansoora. Secretary General Liaqat Baloch led the ...

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  • Reshuffle

    LAHORE: Punjab Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mushtaq Ahmad Sukhera on Wednesday ordered the transfers and postings of following police officers. According to a police spokesperson, SSP Imtiaz Ahmad Malik, awaiting posting, was posted as Sahiwal SSP Regional Officer (CTD). Khalil Ahmad, awaiting ...

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  • Resolving the conflict by setting ground rules

    JAHANGIR KHAN - Setting ground rules during conflict process provide peaceful environment for productive negotiation. Any type of firm manufacturing/services has diverse groups of people who are involved in conducting business processes. So managers have to face different types of conflict; it can ...

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  • Call for unity

    , By Our Staff Reporter

    LAHORE - Calling the Peshawar tragedy the ‘worst in the history of the world’, Punjab Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has stressed the need for forging unity to combat with such a scourge.“This incident of terrorism is highly condemnable and the people of Pakistan are shocked and ...

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  • Know your Army

    LAHORE - A group of 100 students and 7 faculty members from National University of Modern Languages (Numl) spent a day out with the Army at the Lahore Garrison, a press release said on Tuesday.On the instructions of Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif, the programme titled ‘Know your ...

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  • Former CJP for regaining past glory

    , By Our Staff Reporter

    LAHORE - Former Chief Justice of Pakistan Tassadaq Hussain Jillani has stressed the need for setting priorities to regain past glory.Addressing the inaugural session of international symposium at the University of Health Sciences (UHS) on Tuesday, he said that though there had been considerable ...

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  • Denouncing devastation

    , By Our Staff Reporter

    LAHORE - The religio-political parities have strongly condemned the terrorist attack in an army school at Warsak Road Peshawar. The leaders of Jamaat-e-Islami, Pakistan Awami Tehreek, Sunni Ittehad Council, Majlis-e-Wahdatul Muslimeen, Jamiat Ulma-e-Islam-Faz), Jamiat Ulma-e-Islam-Sami, Jamiat ...

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  • Schools security stepped up

    , By Our Staff Reporter

    LAHORE - Following the deadliest terror attack at an army-run school in Peshawar, the security has been tightened at all the leading educational institutions across the provincial metropolis, official sources said on Tuesday. A police spokesperson said that the Lahore police are directed to tighten ...

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  • Showing solidarity

    , By Our Staff Reporter

    LAHORE - Strongly condemning militants’ attack at Army Public School in Peshawar wherein more than one hundred innocent children were killed and many others left badly injured, Pakistan Bar Council and Supreme Court Bar Association have announced strike across the country. In separate ...

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  • Rise against Fall of Dhaka

    , By Our Staff Reporter

    LAHORE - Chief Justice (r) Mian Allah Nawaz observed that the Dhaka Fall was a logical outcome of the neglect of the exhortations of the Father of the nation.Delivering his presidential address at a special sitting to observe the Fall of Dhaka day held at the Aiwan-i-Karkunan-i-Tehreek-i-Pakistan ...

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  • Environment moot begins at GCU

    , By Our Staff Reporter

    LAHORE - A two-day international conference on “environment and sustainable development” Tuesday began at the Government College University under the auspices of the university’s Sustainable Development Study Centre (SDSC) and Higher Education Commission (HEC). Vice Chancellor ...

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  • Dry weather to stay

    , By Our Staff Reporter

    LAHORE - Plains of the country including Lahore remained in the grip of cold on Tuesday with experts predicting the prevailing harsh weather conditions to persist during the next couple of days. Besides severe cold, fog disturbed routine life in plains as less visibility hampered vehicular movement ...

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  • PU VC deplores Peshawar attack

    , By Our Staff Reporter

    LAHORE: Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran has strongly condemned cowardly and brutal attack on the schoolchildren of Peshawar’s Army Public School. In his statement, he said that the attack on children was against the teachings of Islam and the terrorists were ...

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  • Gang smashed

    , By Our Staff Reporter

    LAHORE: CIA police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested four members of a dacoit gang involved in several armed robberies. A police spokesperson said that the Model Town CIA police also recovered mobile phones, cash, and illegal weapons from their possession. The arrested bandits were identified as ...

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  • Mentally handicapped found gang-raped

    , By Our Staff Reporter

    LAHORE - A 15-year-old mentally handicapped girl was gang-raped in Bhati Gate, police sources said on Tuesday. The resident of Jhang district, who was found abandoned alongside a road, was admitted to a local hospital in critical condition. Police investigators say they believe some motorcyclists ...

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  • Ayaz’s pleas dismissed

    , By Our Staff Reporter

    LAHORE - Justice Ijazul Ahsan of the Lahore High Court Tuesday dismissed both petitions of National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq challenging order of the election tribunal for recount of votes in NA-122 and seeking contempt proceedings against election tribunal judge Kazim Malik. Justice ...

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