LAHORE: Chief Traffic Officer Sohail Chaurdhry has said that city traffic police would impart motorcycle riding training to the women from Monday at CTP training Center Thokar Niaz Baig.

The CTO said that CTP has launched the training programme with the cooperation of Honda Atlus, owing to the increasing motorcycle riding trend among the women.

He said expert female officers of CTP would impart training to the women at the training center and the training would be imparted in 15 days. Sohail Chaudhry said that Honda Atlus has given three motorcycles to the city traffic police for the motorcycle riding training to women, adding that it would help in making the programme successful.

The CTO directed the training center administration and officials concerned to finalize all the arrangements in this regard. Honda Atlas Manager Tasleem Shujah lauded the efforts of city traffic police for making comprehensive arrangements to facilitate the people and ensure smooth flow of traffic on roads.–Staff Reporter

Pindi Uni, UN join hands for waste management

RAWALPINDI: Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) and UN-Habitat would work together for the development of composting facility with an aim to reuse waste materials and minimise waste production.

This was decided in a meeting between PMAS-AAUR Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Rai Niaz Ahmad and UN-Habitat Country Programme Manager Bella Evidente, informed varsity spokesman here Wednesday.  In the meeting, the participants discussed the technical and practical aspects of composting waste using simple technologies.

They agreed to provide technical support to the farmers for setting up of compost heaps using their farm waster to reduce the overuse of chemical fertilizers. They also agreed to conduct compost production courses to create awareness of organic fertilizer to the people and farmers of the region.–Staff Reporter

Abbasi for smooth flow of traffic on BBR

RAWALPINDI: Former MNA Muhammad Hanif Abbasi has directed the authorities concerned to remove debris along both sides of Benazir Bhutto Road (BBR) in order to ensure smooth flow of traffic during construction work of Metro Bus Service (MBS) project.–Staff Reporter

He said that the government and traffic police have been doing their level best to provide maximum facilities to the commuters during the construction work. He issued these directions while visiting BBR and viewing different sites of under-construction work of the MBS project. Abbasi said that it was vision of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to upgrade the road network in accordance with international standard.

Muhammad Saleem Bhatti, project manager Package-III of MBS project, on this occasion briefed Abbasi about the progress of the project. He said that work was progressing in full swing and efforts would be made to complete the project according to time lines fixed for the purpose.

Two houses looted

RAWALPINDI: Four armed robbers barged into the house of a doctor in F-Block of New Town area and took away cash, gold ornaments and other valuables at gunpoint in broad daylight on Wednesday.

Separately, five robbers stormed into the house of a bank manager at Scheme Number 2 of Gujar Khan and made off with cash and gold worth millions of rupees.

According to details, Dr Arshad Rana told police that four robbers having guns in their hands entered his house at 4:30pm, held all family members hostage at gunpoint and started looting valuables. Station House Officer (SHO) Syed Ijaz Hussain Shah confirmed the incident and said that police have started hunt to arrest the robbers.

In the second incident, a gang of five robbers entered the house of Shohaib Sethi, manager of a private bank, at 06:00pm and made the entire family members hostage at gunpoint. Police launched investigation into the house robbery with no arrest or recovery so far.

On the other hand, police raided a guest house-cum-brothel in Gulzar-e-Quaid area and arrested 7 people, including three women.

The raid was conducted following a tip-off from a police informer. Police said that residents of the area have already lodged complaints with the police about the illegal activities in the guesthouse.–Staff Reporter