The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Gujranwala has dismissed 200 employees over their poor performance in checking and marking of the papers of different examinations.

According to the BISE officials, the sacked officials committed a lot of mistakes in the checking and marking of the papers of hundreds f candidates during the annual examinations of matriculation and intermediate. They added the BISE has also fined them heavily, following the growing complaints submitted by the candidates for re-checking of their papers.

Delegations of leading buyers of textile and garments from China, Japan and other European countries will visit Pakistan and attend the Texpo Fair, scheduled to be held at Karachi under the auspices of Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) from April 7 to 10.

Chief Coordinator Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PRGMEA) Ejaz A Khokhar told newsmen at his Sialkot office that this mega event would help promote business to business contacts and meetings between the leading foreign buyers from China, Japan and other European countries. He said that PRGMEA will also arrange the important meetings of its members with the foreign buyers under the supervision of Chinese and Japanese chambers of commerce.

He said that these chambers of commerce are taking keen interest in Texpo Fair, which is being made annual feature under the supervision of TDAP. He said that next annual Texpo Fair will be held in Lahore in 2017.

He hoped that the Texpo Fair will meet with a great success in attracting the foreign buyers of textile and garments, enabling them to bring maximum business to Pakistan.

1,551 G’wala POs nabbed in March: Police claimed to have arrest 1,551 proclaimed offenders (POs) during a fresh campaign from Sialkot, Narowal, Gujrat, Mandi Bahauddin, Hafizabad and Gujranwala districts during March, 2016.

Additional IG/Regional Police Officer Gujranwala Region M Tahir disclosed this while presiding over a meeting of police officials. He said that most of the criminals were wanted in murder, dacoity, robbery, kidnapping for ransom and other henious crimes.

He said that the police have also arrested 11 accused involved in terrorism activities, 125 suspected killers, five accused for killing people during dacoity incidents, three kidnappers and 23 other notorious proclaimed offenders (POs) wanted in dacoity, robbery and murder during dacoity incidents.

He said that the police had tightened noose around the fugitives and jazzed up the campaign for their arrests and re-compiling of the fresh lists of POs. Under this anti-criminals policy, the police would conduct raids at houses and other residential places of the POs on daily basis to ensure their early arrests.

He said that the special tasks about the early arrests of the notorious proclaimed offenders (POs) have been given to the police officials while negligent police officials would be brought to task.

The regional police officer added that the police have started making fresh lists of the proclaimed offenders (POs) of A, B and C categories and their close relatives and friends. After this, police would conduct raids at the houses of the POs on daily basis besides forwarding their daily performance report to the senior police officials. He said that the police of one district would help the police of the other district in arresting the POs.

He revealed that 5,000 proclaimed offenders of different categories are at large in Gujranwala Division, saying that the early arrest of their accused has become a big challenge for the police.