SIALKOT-The Lahore High Court (LHC) has allowed the PPP to hold Benazir Bhutto Literary Festival in Daska, asking the administration to extend cooperation to the party’s local leadership, besides ensuring foolproof security for the event.

Advocate Raheel Kamran Cheema, a Daska leader of the PPP, had move to the Lahore High Court (LHC) against Daska administration officials over refusal to allow the PPP hold the Benazir Bhutto Literary Festival in Daska on April 4, 2016 due to some security concerns.

LHC Justice Mr Justice Shahid Karim declared verdict on the writ petition, allowing the PPP to hold this event at Daska. The court ordered the Daska TMA administration to cooperate with the party in holding of this healthy activity and ensure foolproof security for the festival.



Electioneering for the annual elections of Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) is in full swing as both the groups - the ruling Ittehad Founders’ and Democratic Founders are busying mustering maximum support for winning the polls.

All arrangements have been finalised for holding the elections in free, fair and peaceful atmosphere at SCCI here.

The annual SCCI elections of Corporate Class will be held on September 21, while the elections of Associate Class will be held at SCCI building on September 22, 2016.

The Sialkot exporters are showing keen interest in the polls by going door-to-door and factory-to-factory for seeking votes of the registered and active members of the chamber.

Elections will be held for five seats of SCCI Executive Committee of Corporate Class on Sep 21, as the ruling Ittehad Founders’ Group has fielded Abid Ahmed Khawaja, Rana Naseer Ahmed, Muhammad Ibrahim, Abdul Waheed and Ibrar Yaqub Sheikh as its candidates against rival Democratic Founders Group’s candidates Syed Muntazir Abbas, Ashfaq Ahmed, Faisal Jamshaid Malik, Asad Siddique and Sohail Akbar Awan.

Election for the five seats of SCCI Executive Committee of Associate Class will be held on Sep 22. The Democratic Founders’ Group has fielded seven candidates: Mirza Ayaz Baig, Muhammad Tahir Siddique, Sabir Hussain, Ch Salman Iqbal, Khawaja Ziaullah Rehan Bin Tahir Mughal and Muhammad Iqbal Asad against ruling Ittehad Founders Group’s five candidates: Zahid Latif Malik, Danish Abid, Muhammad Ejaz Ghauri, Muhammad Akhtar and Zaeem Raza.