In Briefs

Land worth millions retrieved from illegal occupants


ISLAMABAD: The anti-encroachment teams have demolished illegal structures covering acres of land during a massive operation in village Sinyari situated in the foothills of Margalla Hills.

The action was taken on the directions of Mayor Islamabad and Chairman Capital Development Authority , Sheikh Anser Aziz. The large-scale operation against illegal constructions and encroachments was supervised by Member Estate, Khushal Khan and Executive Director General, Environment, Sanaullah Aman. Officers and officials of Environment Wing, Enforcement Directorate and Planning Wing executed the operation with heavy machinery of Machinery Pool Organization. Large contingents of Islamabad police and officers of the district administration were also present.

During the operation, a fence around 15 kanals of land, six newly-constructed structures, rooms and other illegal constructions were completely demolished. The illegal occupants of the area showed resistance and pelted stones at the officers and officials of CDA, during which Member Estate, Khushal Khan received minor injuries. The CDA authorities have decided to approach the police for registration of a case against the accused, according to the CDA officials.–TAHIR NIAZ


Training session on personality development held


Rawalpindi: Career Counselling Centre of Fatima Jinnah Women University organised training session on ‘Personality Development: Create your own identity’.

The aim of the session was to motivate students to identify and create their own personality, a press release said. This helps to improve and identify inner traits like attitude, confidence, personality, character and style, it added.

Spokesperson of the session was clinical psychologists Mehwish Kamran. She motivated the students to develop their personality and encouraged them to know their worth. She explained the difference between character and personality and factors affecting personality. She explained the identity and behaviour of personalities. Our behaviours directly affect our identity so for creating identity, first consider your behaviour, she added.

At the end of the session she advised the students to be more passionate, saying that the best way to get any work done was by being passionate about it. Let your passion drive your efforts and you’ll be able to achieve excellence in life, she said. Placement coordinator Humera Sadia appreciated the spokesperson for spending their valuable time and presented her the university souvenir.–PR


Road safety seminar held in Adiala jail


RAWALPINDI: A road safety seminar was organised by Road Safety Unit of National Highways and Motorway Police at Community Hall of Adiala jail here on Monday.

The seminar was attended by chaired by Senior Patrol Officer Sohail Ahmed, Station Manager/PRO Mehmood Ali Khokhar, Superintendent Adiala jail Saeed Ullah Gondal, Deputy Superintendent Farrukh Rashid, other staffers and prisoners.

While addressing the seminar, the motorway police officers spoke to the participants on the most common perils to the life and property of the drivers and commuters while driving. They also guided about the rules of driving on motorway, the sign boards, precautionary measures and the safety measures for avoiding any mishap while travelling.–Staff Report

Prizes and certificates were also distributed among the inmates who demonstrated excellent knowledge of motorway rules and regulations. The motorway police officers said they would hold such seminars in other prisons of Punjab to educate the inmates about road safety measures. 

Meanwhile, RPO Wisal Fakhar Sultan Raja has ordered transfer of a senior clerk, Umar Hayyat, on charges of corruption. RPO has transferred the senior clerk from Attock and posted him at Rawalpindi. 


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