THARPARKAR:Deadly Newcastle disease continue to claim lives of precious peacocks in Tharparkar as 10 more die of the disease on Wednesday.
According to Wildlife Department as the mercury arises, deadly birds disease "Newcastle" has gripped various areas of the district. On Wednesday 10 peacocks died of the disease after which the toll during last 10 days has reached 70.
The people of Tharparkar have expressed grave concerns over the spread of the disease which left hundreds of precious birds dead during last few years.
They demanded the authorities concerned for taking instant and solid steps to overcome the disease to save the precious birds.–inp


Plea against barricades outside CM house disposed of
LAHORE: Expressing satisfaction on government’s action, the court disposed of a petition on Wednesday filed by Advocate Khurram Latif Khosa of PPP against barricades outside the house of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif.
As proceeding started, a law officer on behalf of the Punjab government told the Lahore High Court that special stickers had been issued to residents of Model Town Society to end their inconvenience being caused to due to closure of a public thoroughfare outside the house of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif.
The law officer said that the purpose of the road’s closure was to improve security of the area and not to bother the residents.
He said besides issuance of the stickers for vehicles of the society’s residents, establishment of a local telephone exchange for communication with residents was also on the cards.
Khosa had argued that police erected barricades on a road leading to CM house in the name of security, causing severe problem to the residents of Model Town H Block specially.
He said the road was a public thoroughfare and could not be closed in the name of security.
After hearing both parties, the court disposed of the petition.–Staff Reporter



Release of docs demanded

LAHORE: Demanding release of eight doctors arrested on the allegation of corruption in purchase of equipment for DHQ Hospital Lodhran, Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) Lahore chapter and Specialist Doctors Association (SDA) have urged the government to take action against the concerned firm.
Addressing a press conference at PMA House on Wednesday, office bearers of PMA and SDA also warned the government of strong protest if third party evaluation was not made mandatory for every purchase of equipment by health department.
Dr Tanvir Anwar, Dr Izhar Ch, Dr Ibrar Ashraf Ali, Dr Nazar Murshad, Dr Nadeem Elahi and others said that the firm supplied substandard equipment after pasting fake stickers but the government started proceedings against innocent doctors.
As the issue raised, they said, the firm supplied quality equipment which showed that the doctors were not at fault.
They demanded withdrawal of case against doctors, thorough probe into the incident and action against firm.–Staff Reporter



PPP worker Sheikh Abdul Hameed died. His funeral prayers would be held today after Asar prayer at D K- 32 A satellite Town Data Ganj Baksh Road Rawalpindi. Believed family includes Mr & Mrs Ansar Nadeem, Mr & Mrs Dr Mahmood Ullah Mr & Mrs Fakhar Hameed, for contact. Condolence contact 051 4424277.