One dies, 10 injured as van overturns

LAHORE: A 35-year-old man was killed and 10 others wounded when a Lahore-bound van turned turtle on the Ferozpur Road in Kahna.

Police sources said the accident took place because of over-speeding early yesterday. The investigators identified the deceased as Muhammad Asghar. The passenger van was coming to Lahore from Kasur when the driver lost his control because it was in high-speed.

Rescue workers said that another 10 people sustained injuries and they were shifted to a nearby hospital, where condition of three of the wounded was said to be critical.–Staff Reporter

Healthcare secy for expediting Pindi project

LAHORE: Specialised Healthcare and Medical Education Secretary Najam Ahmed Shah has directed expediting work for timely completion of Rawalpindi Institute of Urology and Kidney Transplant.

Chairing a meeting at Civil Secretariat yesterday, he directed preparing timeline and schedule of civil works up to June. Additional Secretary Health (Development) Malik Zaheer Abbas, Chief Planning Officer Abdul Haq Bhatti and officers of P&D attended the meeting.

Ex-MNA Hanif Abbasi, DCO Rawalpindi Sajid Zafar Dal, Principal Rawalpindi Medical College Prof Muhammad Umar, Project Director RIU Prof Mamtaz Ahmed and officers of Building Department participated through video link.

Najam Ahmed Shah assured timely provision of required funds. Project Director gave briefings about requirements and steps for completion of the project. They told that Rs150 million would be spent till June. Prof Muhammad Umar said that the list of medical equipments has been prepared.–Staff Reporter

Seminar on aviation

LAHORE: A career counseling seminar was held at Airborne Aviation at Walton Aerodrome yesterday.

The main purpose of the seminar was to help young graduates select flying as a career. This seminar being a series of seminars held at Airborne Aviation earlier was in light of the national aviation policy which encourages aviation as a career.

The seminar, entitled as “Aviation as a Career” was an informative presentation aimed at showing future opportunities one can have in the field of Aviation. In context of the seminar, Director Operations Air Commodore (Retired) Muhammad Zia Khan presented Airborne Aviation history and services being provided.

Students from different institutes were present at the Seminar, they were given the best advice that would help them construct their mind and select aviation as a career. The seminar was attended by various segments of media and number of CAA representatives. The seminar was concluded with a memorable and exciting air show arranged by the experienced flying team of Airborne Aviation.–Staff Reporter