In brief

FJWU students to get squash court

RAWALPINDI: Ground breaking ceremony of 1st women squash court was held at Fatima Jinnah Women University on Tuesday.
Chairperson Punjab Steering Committee on Sports-sector Development and former member of the National Assembly Hanif Abbasi laid down the foundation stone of the project as chief guest.
Vice Chancellor Dr Samina Amin Qadir in her welcome address appreciated efforts of Punjab governments’ sports department. She said that the first women squash court was a grand gift from the Punjab government to the FJWU.
Hanif Abbasi said on the occasion that the 1st women squash court was to facilitate not only the students of the FJWU but also women from all over the country could join this court in summer camps.
He said that the squash court would be completed within two months. He also promised of constructing volley ball and basketball courts in the university in 2018. We always tried to build a favourable climate for sports, he added.–Staff report

Pistol, magazine recovered from air passenger

RAWALPINDI: The Airports Security Force arrested a passenger and recovered a pistol and magazine from his luggage at Benazir Bhutto International Airport, sources said on Tuesday.
The ASF handed over the passenger to Police Station Airport who registered a case against him. The accused was identified as Manzoor Hussain, hailing from Dhok Kashmirian, Rawalpindi.
According to the sources, the ASF officials were performing routine duty at the airport when they spotted a suspicious passenger trying to board on Islamabad-Saudi Arabia flight.
The ASF took the passenger into custody and conducted a search of his luggage. During the search, the ASF officials found a 30-bore pistol and a magazine hid in the luggage, they said.
The passenger was arrested on the spot by the ASF and later given into custody of Airport police.–Staff report

Advisory issued for tourists visiting Murree

RAWALPINDI: The Chief Traffic Officer Chaudhry Yusaf Ali Shahid issued an advisory for tourists who have thronged Murree after heavy snowfall on Tuesday.
According to the CTO, the traffic police have devised a traffic plan for Murree during snowfall and a good number of traffic police officers and wardens have been deputed to control the traffic rush and to facilitate the tourists during snowfall.
He advised the tourists not to park their vehicles in no-parking areas. He said that the tourists should also avoid double parking along the roads as it could create massive traffic jam.
The CTO said that the tourists should also not take selfies while parking their vehicles as it triggered traffic jam and posed hardships for other road users. He said that the vehicle owners should get examined their vehicles before visiting Murree.
“The vehicle owners should avoid visiting Murree in mechanically-unfit vehicles,” he said, adding that the drivers should have steel chains for wrapping on wheels to drive in snow. The CTO asked the tourists to cooperate with the traffic police in this regard.–Staff report

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