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Heavy gunfire erupts in pro-Gbagbo district in Abidjan

ABIDJAN – Heavy gunfire erupted in a district of Abidjan Wednesday as Ivory Coast’s new government forces tried to dislodge militia loyal to deposed president Laurent Gbagbo, residents said. Die-hard pro-Gbagbo militia are still operating in sectors of Abidjan’s north-western Yopougon district, where residents said insecurity is high and were forced to flee to safer neighbourhoods.
“Since 4:00 am we have been hearing heavy firing and loud explosions. We were forced to flee the

No funds for district governments

LAHORE – The Punjab government has turned its back on district governments clamouring for funds to run their affairs on a daily basis, as the monthly grants of majority of districts and tehsils have been pending for months, Pakistan Today has learnt. The Finance Department issues monthly grants for 36 district governments including five city district governments, 20 cantonment boards, 144 tehsil municipal administrations (TMAs) and 3,464 union administrations.
The monthly grants

Taliban fighters seize Afghan district in remote east

ASADABAD – Taliban insurgents seized a district in Afghanistan’s remote northeast after a brief battle with police, provincial officials said on Tuesday, underscoring the difficulty Afghan and foreign forces face in securing the increasingly violent region.
Hundreds of Taliban fighters had captured the Waygal district centre in mountainous Nuristan province in the pre-dawn hours on Tuesday, said Mohammad Zarin, a spokesman for the provincial governor. Nimatullah Mazabyar, the

Taliban seize remote district in east Afghanistan

ASADABAD – Taliban insurgents seized a district in Afghanisan’s remote northeast after a brief battle with police, provincial officials said on Tuesday, underscoring the difficulty Afghan and foreign forces face in securing the increasingly violent region.
Hundreds of Taliban fighters had captured the Waygal district centre in mountainous Nuristan province in the pre-dawn hours on Tuesday, said Mohammad Zarin, a spokesman for the provincial governor.
Nimatullah Mazabyar,

Omani protesters set up camp in Muscat govt district

MUSCAT – About 100 Omani demonstrators set up tents on Tuesday in a district of the capital housing the main government ministries, demanding political reform. Protests against autocratic rulers sweeping the region have not spared conservative and usually tranquil Oman at the southeast end of the Arabian Peninsula whose Gulf Arab dynasty has long been backed by Washington. In power for 40 years, Sultan Qaboos this month began moves to cede some legislative powers to the partially

Cash-stripped district goverments clamour for funds

LAHORE – District governments across Punjab are clamoring for funds to run their affairs on a daily basis, as the monthly grants of a majority of districts and tehsils have been pending for months, Pakistan Today has learnt.
According to details, the Punjab Finances Department issues monthly grants for 36 district governments including five city district governments, 20 cantonment boards, 144 tehsil municipal administrations (TMA) and 3,464 union administrations. The monthly

Hafizabad district officer accused of embezzling Rs 2.4 million

HAFIZABAD – Educationist Professor (retd) Ejaz Butt has said that Hafizabad Colleges District Officer Ejaz Ahmad Bhaghat has embezzled more than Rs 2.4 million while misusing his powers. Addressing a press conference at the press club, he said Ejaz Bhaghat appointed lecturers in BPS-17 on contract basis in Government College Hafizabad three year ago.
He added that instead of several senior female assistant professors in the said college, Ejaz Bhagat gave the college’s powers to a

Complete strike in district courts

KARACHI – Taking notice of the two missing staffers of Malir district courts, Sindh High Court (SHC) Chief Justice Justice Mushir Alam on Friday ordered the law enforcement agencies to ensure their recovery by taking serious initiatives.
SHC Registrar Rasool Bux Memon told Pakistan Today that the chief justice had taken serious notice over the missing of clerk Agha Yasir and bailiff Shafqat Brohi of the Malir courts, adding that Alam has issued directives to the Malir district

Sports Complex to replace District Jail plan

LAHORE – In a dramatic development, the Punjab government has abolished the project of a new district jail and decided to revive the mega project of a sports city, renaming it as Lahore Stadium, which was dumped by Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif despite the fact that former chief minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi had inked a deal in 2004 with UAE sports icon Abdul Rehman Bukhatir, Pakistan Today has learnt.
The political rivalry cost derailment of the project worth around Rs

Oil district attack dents south Sudan party mood

JUBA – An attack on south Sudanese soldiers in a key oil-producing district left four people dead on Saturday overshadowing celebrations on the eve of a landmark vote on independence for the region.
It was not immediately clear how many of the dead were soldiers and how many attackers but the shooting revived fears of renewed violence around the week-long referendum, centre piece of the 2005 peace deal between north and south that ended Africa’s longest-running civil war. In the

District events get underway in CM Sports Cup

LAHORE – The district level competitions of the Chief Minister’s Cup Sports will roll into action from today at various venues of the province.
After the completion of the competitions at the Tehsil level the next competitions will start today.
The tehsil level events were held from December 20 to 25 and after the district level, events the competition will be played at division and provincial level till February 09, 2011.
The schedule is as under:
High School

District government imposes ban on pillion riding

HAFIZABAD – District government has imposed a ban on pillion riding, standing on the roofs of houses and shops on the routs of mourning processions under section 144 of Pakistan Penal Code in the Hafizabad on 10th of Muharram.
A notification has been issued here in this regard. Meanwhile, Hafizabad District Police Officer Tariq Chohan said the violators of section 144 PPC and creating hurdles in the law and order situation would be dealt with iron hand.
Talking to media men

Gunmen kidnap 18 Afghan deminers in southeast

GARDEZ: Unidentified gunmen kidnapped 18 Afghan deminers on Thursday in southeastern Khost province, the provincial police chief said, the second abduction of a mine clearing team this month.
The group from the Kabul-based Mine Detection Centre were travelling in Musa Khel district when they were stopped by a group of gunmen and then seized, said Abdul Hakim Ishaqzai. “They had gone to the area on the request of the elders to clear mines from their village,” Ishaqzai told

Militants seize district in volatile Afghan province

GHAZNI: A large number of insurgents attacked and seized a district in an Afghan province on Sunday night, officials said, the latest in a string of assaults on foreign and government targets.
Mohammad Yaseen, police commander for Khogyani district in Ghazni province, southwest of Kabul, told Reuters the militants had set fire to the district headquarters and police had suffered casualties defending the area.
Yaseen, who fled to the provincial capital, Ghazni city, did not

City district govt has non-functional website

LAHORE: City District Government Lahore (CDGL) official website is currently dysfunctional. The official web address of CDGL given on government flyers, news letters and on official letter heads is www.lahorecity.gov.pk.
However, even mega search engines such as Yahoo and Google do show the official website belonging to the CDGL in search results. CDGL sub-department websites and those of other cities like Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Hyderabad and Peshawar are currently

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