Park opens at PU

Punjab University Vice Chancellor (VC) Prof Niaz Ahmed on Saturday inaugurated a park at New Campus and inaugurated tree plantation drive. Speaking on the occasion, the VC stressed the need for stepped up efforts to protect environment. He said trees were a source of healthy environment and healthy life. Registrar Dr Muhammad Khalid Khan, Resident Officer-II Malik Muhammad Zaheer, Director Students Affairs Chaudhry Iftikhat Ahmed and other officials were present on the occasion.–Staff Reporter

 Facebook ‘removes’ MML pages

 The Facebook removed numerous pages of Milli Muslim League (MML), claimed the party spokesperson on Saturday. Tabish Qayyum said the site, violating its own policy, also blocked accounts of MML’s different leaders and workers depriving them of freedom of expression.  “Facebook administration has guaranteed special protection to pages of the political parties and accounts of their candidates in election 2018. All political parties are using the social media to spread their message. Voters are being attracted by posters and video messages. Candidates are delivering advertisement material and party manifestos to the public,” said Tabish.  He condemned what he called Facebook’s attitude regarding MML, saying freedom of expression was the basic right of every human and political party. The step on the site on eve of elections was sheer injustice, he added.–Staff Reporter

 63 quackery outlets sealed

 The Punjab Healthcare Commission has closed down 63 quackery outlets during the last two days in different cities. According to details, the PHC teams had carried out anti-quackery actions in Lahore, Gujranwala, Sahiwal and Okara, while accompanied by officials of the district administration and police. As per the census, the teams had visited 213 treatment centres, and closed down63quacks’ businesses, while 86quacks had quit quackery to start other businesses. The maximum number of quacks’ businesses, 24, were sealed in Gujranwala, 18 in Sahiwal, 14 in Okara and seven in Lahore.–Staff Reporter

 Farewell to doctor

Speakers at a ceremony have praised Dr Junaid Mirza for giving priority to improving healthcare delivery and cordial relations with patients and colleagues.  Lahore General Hospital arranged ceremony on Saturday in honour of Dr Junaid Mirza who retired after serving the ailing humanity for 33 years. Most part of his service, 26 years, was at LGH. At the time of reaching age of superannuation, Dr Mirza was performing duties as Director Monitoring.  Speaking on the occasion, Principal Post Graduate Medical Institute Prof Agha Shabeer Ali said that Dr Mirza was role model for his successors. He said that retirement was just removal of tag of government services. He expressed hope that Dr Mirza would continue serving the ailing humanity. He presented bouquet to Dr Mirza. Faculty of PGMI, Medical Superintendent Dr Mahmud Salah-ud-Din, administrative doctors, Nursing Heads Razia Bano and Ruqia Begum were also present. –Staff Reporter