Tag: City

City shuts for blasphemy laws

LAHORE - A shutter-down strike was observed on Friday at major business centres of Lahore on the call given by religious parties against proposed amendments in the blasphemy laws.
The traders' community also joined the religious parties and kept their shops closed throughout the day. The strike was observed on the Tehreek Tahafaz-e-Namoos-e-Risalat (TNR) call. The city's business and trade centres including the Shah Alam Market, Urdu Bazaar, Anarkali, Neela Gumbad, Mall Road,

Cold weather grips city after rains

Lahore - After the season's first rain citizens of the provincial metropolis witnessed a cold weather on the last day of 2010, whereas fog was also witnessed in the morning.
According to the meteorological department lowest temperature recorded on Friday was 5 C. A met office official said that cold and dry weather expected in next 24 hours whereas fog will prevail in the morning. He also said that as soon as sky gets clear, temperature will further decrease.
People of

City title talk just ‘kidology’, says Fletcher

LONDON - Manchester United's Darren Fletcher has insisted talk from title challengers Manchester City that the Premier League is the Red Devils to lose as nothing more than "kidology".
Appropriately enough, the comment was made by Manchester City assistant manager Brian Kidd, once deputy to United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, who as a striker made his name at Old Trafford before also playing for City.
United, chasing a record-breaking 19th English title, head into the New Year

Dzeko to give City the edge in title race, says Mancini

LONDON - Edin Dzeko's chances of joining Premier League title chasers Manchester City have been boosted with a ringing endorsement from City's manager Roberto Mancini. The 24-year-old Bosnia striker is one of the Bundesliga's most prolific scorers and City are reported to be in negotiations to sign him from VfL Wolfsburg once the transfer window opens on Saturday.
"We have the chance to win the league this year and the decisive factor could be Edin Dzeko," Italian Mancini told

Man City offer 35m euros for Dzeko

BERLIN - Manchester City have offered 35 million euros (29.8 million pounds, 45.9 million dollars) for Wolfsburg's Bosnian striker Edin Dzeko, Germany's Bild daily reported on Wednesday.
In what Bild said would be a record price for a Bundesliga player, the English club would pay the Germans 30 million euros for the 24-year-old plus five million euros more if City reach the Champions League.
The transfer could be finalised in time for City's crunch away clash at Arsenal on

United, City plan to maintain lead

LONDON - Manchester United and Manchester City will look to stay out in front at the top of the Premier League when they continue their push for the title on Tuesday.
Before then at least one, and possibly both, of the Manchester clubs' title rivals will have dropped points when third-placed Arsenal take on Chelsea in a London derby on Monday. United,
who top the table by two points from City, are away to Birmingham on Tuesday where Sir Alex Ferguson, having seen off a

Winter infections grip city residents

LAHORE - The number of patients with chest infections has multiplied across city hospitals, as intensity of winter grows and weather turns dry,
Pakistan Today has learnt. According to details, nearly 400 patients on average with respiratory tract infections visit emergency wards and outdoor patients department (OPD) of public hospitals across the city on a daily basis. Medical experts believe that the Respiratory Syncitial Virus (RSV) mostly causes the infections,

Dense fog envelops the city

LAHORE - Heavy fog and cold weather was witnessed in Lahore on Thursday, as the minimum temperature fell to 2.5 degree Celsius. The Met Office has forecast cold weather with heavy fog in the coming days.
According to details, around 22 cars collided with each other in the heavy fog owing to which two people died while several others were injured. The bad weather also delayed foreign and domestic flights by five to seven hours.
An Allama Iqbal International Airport official

36 express coaster buses to be run on City roads from...

LAHORE: At least 36 new Express Coaster Service buses are to being operating from January 15, 2011, under the management of the new Lahore Transport Company Chairman Khawaja Ahmed Hassan. These buses are to start their routes from Defence, to the rest of the city, and are expected to be used as an alternate to cars. They are also expected to have an electronic ticketing system.
The survey for these buses has been completed keeping in consideration the Defence Housing Authority

The law swaggers through the city

LAHORE: The Flag March of the Pakistan Rangers (Punjab) and the Police Mujahid Squad was held in the provincial metropolis on Tuesday to keep security on high alert and to send out a strong message to terrorists.
Several Lahore police and Punjab Rangers officers including Lieutenant Colonel Muhammad Nadeem, Major Junaid, Rangers Superintendent Naveed, Deputy Superintendent Javed Khattak and Superintendent of Police Mobile Squad Muntazir Mehdi participated in the Flag March. The

City govt cleans up the mess – Crackdown against quacks, butchers,...

FAISALABAD - The city district government has launched a crackdown against quacks, illegal medical practitioners, drug stores, pharmacies and butchers. District Coordination Officer (DCO) Nasim Sadiq instructed for this second phase of crackdown.
Earlier, the authorities undertook an operation for the eradication of drugs and beggary that brought satisfactory results. The authorities have collected Rs 3,611,000 as fines in the ongoing crackdown against quacks and drug stores

Men’s beauty salons – mushroom in city

LAHORE: Men beauty salons are gaining popularity in the city tempting youngsters to spend thousands of rupees per month in the name of beautifying themselves, Pakistan Today has learnt. The salons are also founding customers amongst middle income families proving to be an additional financial burden on them.
According to information available with Pakistan Today, studying in co-education institutions was forcing males to go to salons in large numbers while copying the hairstyles

Qaim empowered to extend Education City deadline

KARACHI: The Sindh Assembly on Monday authorised the Sindh chief minister to extend the deadline for the completion of the Karachi Education City project, after it dawned onto the provincial lawmakers that the private parties, which have acquired land for the project, cannot be held responsible for the delay.
The House granted an amendment in the Colonisation of Government Lands Bill, empowering the Sindh chief minister to allow an extension to the time limit set in the original

‘Boring’ City look to bounce back against Blues

LONDON: Manchester City assistant manager David Platt has urged his players to bounce back with victory over Birmingham after their goal-less Premier League stalemate in the Manchester derby.
City's tactics against arch-rivals Manchester United on Wednesday have been widely criticised as negative following 90 minutes of risk-free football where neither goalkeeper was seriously tested.
Yet Platt has shrugged off criticism of the performance, noting that City remain in

Men with guns call the shots in city of fear

KARACHI: US President Abraham Lincoln once said, "If I am killed, I can die but once; but to live in constant dread of it, is to die over and over again."
Lincoln's words adequately sum up the state of mind that most people living in Karachi share and the agony they have to suffer every day. They are hapless souls residing in a city that is gripped by fear and taken hostage by those who possess not only arms but also the callousness to kill without any pity or remorse.

WASA to submit itself to new Walled City authority

Lahore: The Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) shall soon be onboard the "Sustainable Development of the Walled City of Lahore" (SDWCL) project funded by the World Bank, Pakistan Today has learnt.
WASA is likely to sign a Memorandum of Partnership (MOP) with SDWC on November 15 with all WASA assets being transferred to the new municipal authority.
The SDWCL project was initiated in 2006 in partnership with Agha Khan Cultural Services with Rs 1.5 billion made available to

Adebayor treble fires City, Liverpool hold Napoli

Emmanuel Adebayor, making a rare start for moneybags Manchester City, scored his first goals of the season on Thursday to secure a 3-1 win over Lech Poznan and give his club an excellent chance of qualifying from Europa League Group A.
Spoilt for choice City boss Roberto Mancini brought in David Silva and Shaun Wright-Phillips and benched Carlos Tevez and James Milner with French veteran Patrick Vieira replacing Gareth Barry - but it was Adebayor who bagged the