Einstein’s work basis for new discoveries: PU VC

LAHORE: Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran has said that the research work and theories of Einstein paved way for new discoveries and inventions for understanding the universe.

He was addressing an international conference on “Relativistic Astrophysics” to celebrate 100 years of Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity organized by Department of Mathematics in collaboration with Pakistan Academy of Sciences, Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, International Mathematical Union and Pak Land Bulders. Chairman Department of Mathematics Prof Dr Muhammad Sharif, Founder of Relativity Group in Pakistan Prof Dr Asghar Qadir and researchers from various parts of the world and country were present on the occasion.

Addressing the ceremony, Dr Kamran said that Einstein had a fascinating personality and his services in the field of science would be remembered forever. He said that PU students would benefit from international researchers and the participants would share their experiences with each other.–Staff Reporter

 Dr Muhammad Sharif said the conference was devoted to celebrate centenary of Einstein’s theory of general relativity which he developed in November 1915 and was considered as a great scientific development in fundamental understanding of space, time and matter.

He said that Einstein’s view on Quran was that Quran is not a book of algebra or geometry but it is a collection of rules which guides human beings to the right way, the way which greatest philosophers are unable to decline it. He said that within Pakistani community, talent had not been a problem but the key issue had been nurturing and projecting the same so that the talent develops and flourishes to make an international impact.

He said that the conference was intended to be broad, covering the wide range of research areas in general relativity and gravitation, alternative theories of gravity, relativistic astrophysics and cosmology. He also gave a detailed briefing on the academic activities and achievements of the department.

Six gateway exchanges seized

LAHORE: On the complaint of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), FIA Cyber Crime Circle conducted a raid against VOIP at Gujrat district and recovered six illegal gateway exchanges from accused.  Spokesman for FIA said that raid was conducted at village Bhagowal, Jalalpur Jattan and arrested an accused Zohaib Hussain allegedly involved in running illegal business of gateway exchanges.

Two gateway exchanges of 32 ports, one of 16 ports and four gateways of 8 ports and related digital media were recovered from his possession. A case has been registered against accused.–Staff Reporter

In another raid FIA seized government stolen drugs were recovered from Sultani Mohalla Urdu Bazar. The drugs were supposed to be used in public hospitals. One accused namely Hafiz Qaiser has been arrested.–Staff Reporter

Over 1,830 booked for misusing loudspeaker

LAHORE: Lahore police arrested more than 1830 persons including clerics for misuse of loudspeakers, hate speeches, and violation of tenant laws during recent crackdown launched as part of the National Action Plan (NAP).

During a meeting to review progress on NAP, Lahore DIG (Operations) Dr Haider Ashraf was informed that the police registered at least 1444 cases against the violators of loudspeakers act during the last one month and the police also seized 167 equipments including amplifiers and prohibited material in the form of books and computer CDs.  On this occasion, the DIG said that the police are conducting security audit of all important buildings. While reviewing deployment of Quick Response Force (QRF), Haider Ashraf said that a robust communication system is being put in place at all the educational institutions in the provincial metropolis to enable QRF to meet any emergent situation in a shortest possible time.–Staff Reporter

  Lahore operation police chief also directed the field officers to step up clampdown on the illegal immigrants particularly Afghan refugees. The police are ordered to continue search operations against suspected elements in Lahore on daily basis.–Staff Reporter

Cops catch kite factory

LAHORE: Police raided a kite-manufacturing factory located in Data Darbar police precincts on early Tuesday and seized more than 2000 kites and 10,000 sticks. Police also arrested Asghar Ali and Shahid. A case was also registered against the accused persons.

A police spokesperson said that on the directions of DIG (Operations) Dr Haider Ashraf police crackdown is underway against the manufacturers and sellers of kites and strings.  The DIG also warned that strict departmental action would be taken against the DSP and SHO of the area in case of violation of kite-flying ban.–Staff Reporter  

FIA detects power theft

LAHORE: FIA raided a multinational cellular company tower and detected electricity theft with the connivance of Lesco officer at Band Road on Tuesday.

A case has been registered against management of Zong and Line Superintendent, Muhammad Yasin and other staff of Lesco Dholanwal Sub Division. FIA spokesman said that huge loss was being caused to national exchequer with direct supply of electricity.–Staff Reporter