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1,996 persons checked during search operation LAHORE: The city police has checked 1,996 persons and taken action against 39 people during three-day search operation in provincial capital.On the directions of CCPO Lahore, the police checked 43 hotels, inns, factories and other places.Meanwhile, DIG Operations Dr. Haider Ashraf said that security was put on high alert in the city while checking system at all entry and exit points of the city has also been made further strengthened. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...

76 arrested for re-establishing encroachments PESHAWAR: District administration and traffic police in a joint operation arrested 76 persons for re-establishing encroachments from across district Peshawar. The Deputy Commissioner (D.C) Peshawar have received complaints regarding re-emergence of encroachments after the grand anti-encroachment drive in different parts of the district including G.T. Road, University Road, Charsadda Road and some areas inside the city. The Deputy Commissioner expressed anguish over the matter and directed A ssistant Commissioner (A.C), Peshawar, Mumtaz Ahmad, all Additional ...
CM takes notice of killing of a youth LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has taken notice of killing of a 17-year-old youth by burying him in a ditch by influential persons in Hinjra, Gujrat and sought a report from DPO Gujrat.The chief minister ordered investigation into the incident and directed that the accused should be immediately arrested and action be taken against them. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...
Fesco issues shutdown programme FAISALABAD: The Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) has issued shutdown programme for necessary repair, maintenance and expansion of electricity lines. According to the programme issued here on Thursday, power supply from SS-Road feeder emanating from 132-KV OTP grid station will remain suspended from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. while all feeders of 132-KV Pir Mehal grid station will observe shutdown from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Friday (March 27). Similarly, electricity supply from all ...
LCCI congratulates new PBIT chairman LAHORE: The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), while congratulating former LCCI Senior Vice President Abdul Basit for his appointment as Chairman Punjab Board of Investment & Trade (PBIT), has urged him to take immediate and urgent steps to improve investment scenario in the Punjab.In a letter of felicitation to new PBIT chairman Abdul Basit, the LCCI President Ijaz A Mumtaz expressed hope that PBIT new Chairman would evolve a comprehensive strategy with the ...
Police launch search operation around airport area RAWALPINDI: Police on Thursday carried out a search operation in the jurisdiction of Airport Police Station, but no suspects were arrested. The operation was carried out on the special directives of City Police Officer (CPO) Israr Ahmed Khan Abbasi to curb crime.During the operation police questioned 346 persons and checked 53 houses, hotels, motels and vehicles, the police spokesman said. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...
Seven agents arrested LAHORE: FIA Faisalabad claimed to have arrested seven touts/agents from passport offices of Sargodha and Faisalabad.According to FIA spokesman, on information, FIA team conducted raids at passport offices and arrested agents namely Muhammad Zubair, Rafi Ullah, Saleemullah Niazi, Amjad Ali, Liaquat Ali, Javed Ahnad and Atta Ur Rehman. Cases have been registered against them accordingly.Meanwhile, the team conducted a raid near HBL D-Ground Faisalabad and arrested an accused Noman. The team recovered five bills of ...


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