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Elevated Expressway: LHC strikes down land acquisition notification LAHORE: A full bench of the Lahore High Court on Thursday struck down a notification for land acquisition of "Elevated Expressway project" here on emergency basis and halted the project.However, the bench allowed the respondents including the Punjab government, land collector Lahore and others to acquire land for the project through routine process.The bench headed by Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah passed the orders while allowing petitions filed by Dr Naseem Zaman and others challenging the process for acquisition of land for Elevated Expressway project, Gulberg/Jail Road Boulevardto Motorway M-2.During the course of hearing, the petitioners' counsel Shahzad Elahi arguing before the court submitted that land acquisition on emergency basis under section 17(4) of Land Acquisition Act could only be done in critical conditions. However, the respondents had issued section 17(4) notification to acquire 886 Kanal land for the project despite the fact that the project did not involve any ...

Some 6,000 polio vaccine refusal cases recorded KHAIRPUR: At least 6,000 cases of polio vaccination refusal by parents have been recorded in Khairpur.This was pointed out by Technical Officer of District Polio Eradication Committee and representative of FELT-NSTOP Dr Akbar Ali Ghanghro during an orientation meeting on Polio Eradication and Expanded Programme of Immunisation.The meeting was presided over by Deputy Commissioner, Khairpur, Munawar Ali Mithani, a statement said Thursday.It has mentioned that the people of U.Cs Karoondi, Pacca Chang, Faiz Gunj, and ...
Ambassador Jilani highlights Pakistan's growth, investment prospects WASHINGTON: Highlighting Pakistan's tremendous economic prospects, Ambassador to the United States Jalil Abbas Jilani has said the country is on way to registering a heartwarming five plus economic growth rate this year.The ambassador was addressing a gathering of business and political leaders in Delaware, where he also spoke to around 600 students from various institutions, articulating Pakistan's policies, its economic outlook and the vital role the country plays for peace and stability in the region.He ...
IHC arranges reference to pay tributes to late Rana Bhagwandas ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) has arranged a condolence reference to pay tributes to former Judge of Supreme Court and former Chairman of Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC), Rana Bhagwandas, who passed away in Karachi the other day.At the reference, Chief Justice IHC and Judges considered death of late Judge as a great loss to judicial fraternity.They expressed sorrow and offered condolence to the bereaved family.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...
Rs8bn allocated for development projects in Attock ATTOCK: State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Sheikh Aftab Ahmad has said that Punjab government has allocated more than eight billion rupees for different development projects in district.He said this during his visit to under construction 2.6 km long road from Session Chowk to Polytechnic College Attock.The development funds would be utilized for repair, dualisation and construction of new roads across the district, he added.During the visit he said that 34 percent construction work of the ...
KU sends admit cards of B.Com exam candidates on postal addresses KARACHI: The Karachi University has announced that admit cards have been dispatched on the postal addresses of all the candidates who will be participating in the B.Com private annual examination 2015, commencing from February 28.According to a statement issued here on Wednesday, those who do not receive their admit cards till February 26, can obtain the same and the examination schedule from Department of External Examination Unit, room No. 1, situated at the University's Silver ...
2014 Devastating Year for Human Rights: Amnesty ISLAMABAD: The past year was a "devastating" one for those caught up in war zones across the world, Amnesty International said, in its annual report published Wednesday.Moreover, the human rights group added, with widespread violence triggering an "enormous refugee crisis," the outlook for 2015 remains bleak, International Business Times reports."Time and again, civilians bore the brunt in conflict," Salil Shetty, the organization's secretary general, said, in a statement.In its report, Amnesty also accused the United ...


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