1,300 run for constable’s job

A total of 1,300 candidates, including 147 women participated in the running test for job of constable in Punjab Police Tuesday. The tests for the police recruitment were conducted at the Elite Police Training Center on Badian Road early Tuesday.  On this occasion, many candidates failed to pass the race test while some of them were provided first aid after their condition deteriorated during the run.  Meanwhile, a police spokesman said that the recruitment to police as traffic assistant will begin on November 2.  The candidates are directed to appear for the physical measurement at the Elite Police Training Centre on Badian Road at 7:00am on Thursday.  Punjab CM  Shehbaz Sharif approved some 9,000 police jobs by September. A total of 7,700 constables and lady constables will be recruited in a two-phase plan from all districts of the province except Narowal. The move is said to be part of the multi-billion dollar CPEC project.  –Staff Reporter

 Comedian discharged from hospital

Comedian Javed Koddoo was discharged from Lahore General Hospital on Tuesday. He remained there for two week and underwent surgery for stomach ulcer. LGH Medical Superintendent Dr Ghulam Sabir told the media that Javed was provided best health facilities while that Health Department also extended all-out help to his family.  He said his family thanked Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif for taking personal interest in the treatment. Minister for Specialised Healthcare and Medical Education Kh Salman Rafiq also visited the hospital to enquire after him.  The minister was briefed that emergency surgery was performed due to rupture of cancer. Kh Salman Rafiq said the government would bear all expanses of the treatment. –Staff Reporter

Peace moot from 11th

Minhaj University and Punjab Higher Education Commission are jointly organising a conference titled ‘Religious Populism and World Peace’ in Lahore. The two-day event will begin on November 11 at the university in Township. The conference will address the major world issues like what is the connection between religions and world peace, how can the religions contribute to world peace and can world religions help to reduce terrorism in the world.  Speakers include Dr Rohan Gunaratna from Singapore, Dr David James Bamber from United Kingdom, Dr Adrian Feldmann from Australia, Dr Athambawa Sarjoon from Sri Lanka, Dr Andre Wehrli-Allenbach from Switzerland, Dr Joseph Victor Edwin from India, Dr Paul Rohan from Sri Lanka, Dr Cedric Animal Edwin from United Kingdom and Dr Herman Roborgh from Australia.–Staff Reporter

LTC realigns B-28, B-33 routes

The Lahore Transport Company has realigned two urban high occupancy vehicle routes, B-28 and B-33, to facilitate maximum number of daily commuters. In accordance with changes in route alignment, B-28 will be from Green Town to Airport via Depot Chowk, Hamdard Stop, Pindi Stop, Honda Morr, Model Town, Kalma Chowk, Liberty Market, Firdous Market, RA Bazaar, Defence Morr, Ghazi Chowk, Defence Chowk and Bhatta Chowk.  The route of B-33 will be from Railway Station to Green Town via Shimla Hill, Davis Road, Chairing Cross, Ganga Ram, Mozang, Shadman Chowk, Shama, Muslim Town Morr, Maulana Shaukat Ali Road, Honda Morr, Pindi Stop and Depot Stop. –Staff Reporter

Punjab University turns 135

The Directorate of Students Affairs held a colourful ceremony to mark the 135th anniversary of Punjab University at Faisal Auditorium Tuesday.  VC Prof Dr Zafar Moeen Nasir. Students Affairs Director Shahid Gul, Deputy Director Zubair Akram, faculty and students attended the event. Students sang national songs and presented Sufiana Kalam. Speaking on the occasion, the vice chancellor reiterated his resolve to maintain merit and bring in reforms for better education. He also shed light on his plan.  Punjab University spokesman Khuram Shahzad has clarified a TV channel report Tuesday.  –Staff Reporter