Ex-gov’s nephew ‘involved’ in illegal organ transplant

 FIA claimed on Thursday that Dr Kashif Riaz, former Punjab governor Ch Sarwar’s nephew, was involved in illegal kidney transplant case of Toba Tek Singh. Deputy Director Ch Muhammad Sarfraz, Assistant Director Ch Ijaz Ahmed and Inspector Hassan Saeed told the media at heir officer that the investigation into the illegal organ transplant of Pir Mahal, Toba Tek Singh, showed the nephew of Ch Sarwar was involved in the crime. The media was told that the agency was grilling the doctors who were arrested from Pir Mahal a week ago. They said efforts were underway to arrest Dr Riaz.  It is also learnt that educational credentials of the accused are fake.–Staff Reporter

 Teachers need  attention

 A meeting of Punjab Professors and Lecturers Association was held here the other day at Government MAO College.  President Lahore Division Tauseef Sadiq chaired the meeting whileCentral Vice President Prof Zahid Awan was the special guest.  The meeting adopted a resolution calling upon authorities concerns to take steps for betterment of teachers. “In December 2016, the education minister’s promises proved to be a pack of lies,” the meeting rued.  Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif was urged to solve the problems plaguing the teacher on a priority basis. It was further resolved that college faculty should be upgraded.  Salary raise and end to unnecessary deduction were also demanded.–PR

 US envoy visits police centre

 US diplomat Elizabeth Kennedy Trudeau led a delegation to the Punjab Police Integrated Command and Communication Centre here on Thursday. Ann Mason and James were members of the delegation. The US team was briefed about working of the centre.  Senior officials Ali Aamir Malik and Akbar Nasir Khan gave a briefing to the delegates. The delegation praised the Punjab administration, especially Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif for digitalising various government departments.–Staff Reporter