Blood screening camp opens in Shahdara

Minister for Primary and Secondary Healthcare Khawaja Imran Nazir inaugurated a two-day consolidated blood screening and counselling camp at Abdul Razzaq Stadium in Shahdara on Friday.  MNA Malik Riaz, MPA Ghazali Butt, Additional Secretary (Admin) Dr Farrukh Manzoor and CEO (Health) Dr Yadullah were also present.  Speaking on the occasion, Imran Nazir said that people were being screened against nine diseases at these camps. Moreover, gynaecologists are inspecting pregnant women at camps. He said that bifurcation of health department into two tiers has been helpful in giving particular attention to the preventive programme. –Staff Reporter


PDWP approves three development schemes

Punjab Provincial Development Working Party (PDWP) on Friday approved three development schemes of road sector with an estimated cost of Rs 1758.091 million. These schemes were approved in the 35th meeting of the PDWP of current fiscal year 2017-18 presided over Chairman P&D, Muhammad Jahanzeb Khan. All members of the Planning & Development Board, provincial secretaries concerned, Assistant Chief P&D Coordination-II Hafiz Muhammad Iqbal and other senior representatives of the relevant departments also attended the meeting. The approved development schemes included: rehabilitation of Nankana-Mangtanwala road length 17.00 km, Nankana Sahib (Revised) with a cost of Rs 496.563, dualization of road from motorway interchange Jang Bahtar to Wah, length 3.00 km, Taxila, Rawalpindi (Revised) with a cost of Rs 482.817 million and construction of overhead bridge at Depalpur Chowk, Okara (Revised) with a cost of Rs 778.711 million. –APP


OPC Punjab helps expatriate woman get her house back

Due to the efforts of Overseas Pakistanis Commission (OPC) Punjab, an expatriate Pakistani woman has got possession of her house worth Rs 10 million in a private housing society. Commissioner OPC Afzaal Bhatti said here Friday that Shahana Naveed, currently settled in Kansas, USA, had lodged a complaint that she had purchased a five-marla house in a private housing society of Lahore. However, the society administration cancelled her allotment without assigning any reason. On the intervension of the OPC, the society handed over the house to its owner.  –APP


Bootlegger arrested with 100 bottles

A bootlegger was arrested by police during a raid in Quaid-e-Millat Colony in the Kot Lakhpat police precincts on Friday. The police also seized 100 bottles of liquor from his possession.  The suspect was identified by police as Shama Masih. The police also registered a criminal case against the suspect and were investigating the incident.  –Staff Reporter


PU VC for following Iqbal’s philosophy

Punjab University VC Prof Dr Zafar Moeen Nasir has stressed the need for following Allama Iqbal’s philosophy to bring about change. He was addressing a seminar on Allama Iqbal on 147th foundation day of PU Oriental College at Sherani Hall, Old Campus on Friday.  Allama Iqbal’s grandson Muneeb Iqbal, PU Dean Faculty of Oriental Learning Prof Dr Saleem Mazhar, Imam Khumeni University Iran’s Pro- Vice Chancellor Hameed Tahiri, Istanbul University’s Dr Khalil Toqar, Principal Oriental College Prof Dr Fakhrul Haq Noori, heads of various departments and a large number of students were present on the occasion. Dr Zafar Nasir said youth was the real power of Pakistan who could bring the country forward. He said that it was our pride that Allama Iqbal joined PU Oriental College. Allama Iqbal’s grandson Muneeb Iqbal said that three most important contributions of Allama Iqbal for creation of Pakistan were that he motivated the Muslims of subcontinent through his poetry, presentation of concept of Two Nation Theory and bringing Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah back to fight for Muslims’ rights.  –Staff Reporter


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