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4,000 commandos on Christmas duty

4,000 commandos on Christmas duty

LAHORE – Around 4,000 commandos and 2,000 policemen will be on duty at and around churches in various areas of Lahore on Christmas Eve, Lahore Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Aslam Tareen said on Thursday.
He was talking to a 15-member Christian delegation led by Reverend Dr Majeed Able. The CCPO said that Lahore Police has been put on high alert on Christmas Eve and police commandos had been deployed at all churches in the city and more than 4,000 policemen would be on duty

The feast of joy – Christmas preparations reach fever pitch

LAHORE – Cecil Jawed is busy shopping around Liberty Market for December 25. She prances around from shop to shop trying to see which dress she would like to wear, or haggle around with shopkeepers who she thinks are charging too much.
Certainly December is a busy and chaotic month for markets. With the wedding season going on, new years approaching and now Christmas just a day away, the market is filled with people. A small hidden stall where export quality clothes hang on racks

Australia swaps summer for Christmas snow

SYDNEY: Snow fell in Australia on Monday, as the usual hot and summery December weather was replaced in parts by icy gusts sweeping up from the Southern Ocean, giving the country a taste of a white Christmas. Snow has fallen in parts of east coast states New South Wales and Victoria, leaving ski resorts – some of which are usually snow-free at this time of year – with dumps of up to 10 centimetres (four inches). “It’s white, everything is white,” Michelle Lovius, the general manager