Young docs on partial duty at Punjab Dental Hospital


LAHORE - Young doctors on Saturday announced to resume duties at Indoors of Punjab Dental Hospital after successful negotiations with the management.

The protesting doctors, however, vowed to continue strike at OPD till acceptance of all demands including repair of dysfunctional equipment.

The doctors started their strike at the hospital on May 20 to press for the demand of provision of autoclave at different departments, repair of 21 dental units and air conditioning system.

After remaining in deep slumber for last about one and half year, the management restored functioning of air conditioning system and all dental units on temporary basis, causing doctors to call off strike at Indoors. Dr Arshad Malik and Dr Altaf said that the strike at OPD would continue till acceptance of all demands.

PAT announces protest rallies against JIT


LAHORE - Pakistan Awami Tehreek has announced its countrywide protest rallies against the joint investigation team’s report on Model Town incident.

The PAT spokesperson said on Saturday the rallies would be held under the slogan of “Give Us Justice or Kill Us” from Sunday.

The rallies would be held outside the Press Clubs of Lahore, Sialkot, Faisalabad, Gujrat and Sahiwal. On June 14, rallies would be taken out in Islamabad, Peshawar, Karachi and Quetta, he added.

Like-minded parties, civil society and human rights groups have been invited to take part in the rallies while district level committees have also been formed in this regard.

Talking to the newsmen, the PAT president said the rallies would continue till June 14 and thereafter the future line of action would be announced by the party chairman Dr Tahirul Qadri. Dr Raheeq Abbasi will lead the rally in Lahore.

Book launch


LAHORE - A ceremony was held at Lahore Press Club to launch a book - “Punjab ka batwara: Aik Almiya Hazar Dastaanen” - written by Prof Dr Ishtiaq Ahmad and translated by Waseem Butt.

Noted scholars spoke on the occasion including Shahid Nadeem, Dr Parveen Malik, Col (r) Nadir Ali, IA Rehman and others.

They all lauded the effort of writer on the history of Punjab and its partition. They were of the view that it was a timely effort to dig out facts about past. The history on the subject was ambiguous and Dr Ishtiaq rightly tried to reflect facts by interviewing those who witnessed events during partition, they held. Speaking on the occasion, Dr Ishtiaq said he would also highlight other ambiguities in his new researches.