Tag: Officials

Rescue 1122 trainers fail first aid course, Edhi officials pass

LAHORE: More than 30 officials/trainers of Rescue 1122 failed to pass Emergency First Responder (EFR), basic first aid course, Pakistan Today learnt on Sunday. On other hand all staffers of Edhi Ambulance Service, who are considered as less trained and less educated, scored good marks and passed the course.
Rescue 1122 sources told Pakistan Today that about 50 rescue officers/trainers and four staffers of Edhi Ambulance Service took the course.
Sources said the course was

Federal Implementation Commission to meet Punjab officials

LAHORE: The Federal Implementation Commission members would meet Punjab government departments officials on Monday to sort out different "contentious" issues related to dissolution of federal ministries, Pakistan Today has learnt.
The federal government had announced transferring 10 federal ministries to provinces, while Federal Finance Minister Dr Hafeez Shaikh had announced that five federal ministries would be shifted to provinces under the 18th Amendment by end of 2010.

LHC summons university officials in fake degree cases

LAHORE: An election tribunal of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday summoned the Azad Jammu and Kashmir University registrar and controller examinations on November 30 along with the BA degree record of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Member of the National Assembly (MNA) Malik Riaz from NA-118.
The election tribunal consisting of Justice Azmat Saeed was hearing a petition filed by Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) Chairman and Pakistan People's Party (PPP) ticket

Punjab Police, ISI officials thrash and detain journalists

LAHORE: Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) sleuths and police constables thrashed and detained journalists over a minor issue in front of the office of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif in the Civil Lines Police precincts on Wednesday.
The journalists from print and electronic media staged a protest forcing the Civil Lines Police to register cases against the security personnel. The police later arrested four including Asim, Tanveer, Farooq, Baber of the Tipu Company after

Saudi Haj officials fine PIA 2.4m riyals

KARACHI: Saudi Arabia's Haj officials have fined the PIA 2.4 million riyals for not providing pilgrims with ED forms and also for the delay and cancellation of flights, Pakistan Today has learnt.
According to sources in the national carrier, PIA is now trying to settle the matter with the Saudi officials and has offered them gifts to have the fine waived off.
There was a shortage of ED forms provided by the Ministry of Religious Affairs to the pilgrims, who are supposed to

Afghan officials arrest three with ‘links’ to Pakistan

KABUL: Afghan security forces have detained three insurgents they blame for an attack on a UN compound last month and believe they have links to the Afghan Taliban leaders based in Pakistan, security officials said here on Saturday.
Four Taliban suicide bombers, dressed as police and women, attacked the United Nations compound in Herat city, a commercial hub in Afghanistan's west, on October 23. All four were killed and there were no casualties among the UN staff.
The attack

‘Saudi prince writes’ to CJP, complains about Pakistani officials

ISLAMABAD: The Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Wednesday received a letter purportedly written by Prince Bandar Bin Khalid Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud, alleging that substandard accommodation on exorbitant rates was provided to the haj pilgrims of Pakistan in Makkah by the Religious Affairs Ministry.
The letter said hired buildings were 3.5 kilometres away from the holy mosque (haram-e-Ka'aba) in Makkah, despite the fact that he (the prince) had offered

Irrigation officials make millions while Sindh drowns

KARACHI: The officials of the Sindh Irrigation Department have used the recent flashfloods as an excuse to shamelessly embezzle funds as the country struggles to get back on its feet, a report by Pakistan Today revealed.
Two years ago, the current Singh Irrigation and Power Minister Jam Saifullah Dharejo was replaced by Syed Murad Ali Shah by the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) government because of the charges of corruption against him.
Dharejo used his influence and was

FBR authorises officials to make direct recruitments

LAHORE: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Saturday issued a notification to announce that the secretary of its revenue division, member (administration), chief of the management, chief commissioners, director generals and heads of the departments will be authorised to recruit employees to the bureau
up to grade 17.
The FBR has apparently attempted to give a legal cover to the unlawful appointments made by senior officials in the Customs Department recently. In order to

ZTBL threatening audit officials for seeking financial records

ISLAMABAD: The Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited (ZTBL) has not provided the financial record of the last two years and has threatened to use political influence, audit officials informed the special committee of the Public Accounts Committee on Friday.
The PAC special committee met with Mian Riaz Hussain Pirzada in the chair to review audit reports of the Finance Ministry for the years 1994-95 and 1997-98. Taking serious notice of the ZTBL's defiance, the committee chairman warned

Govt cannot nab corrupt officials: Ahsan Iqbal

Grilling the government for its inability to nab the corrupt officials, PML-N Secretary Information Ahsan Iqbal, on Wednesday said that the government did not establish any accountability department to watch over corrupt politicians under the government's wings.
Addressing a press conference on the Transparency International report, Ahsan Iqbal said that due to the corrupt practices of the government, Pakistan had jumped eight steps in the most corrupt nations

SC summons NEPRA chief, WAPDA officials in RPPs case

The Supreme Court on Friday directed the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) chairman, former and incumbent officials of WAPDA and shareholders of Genco Power, involved in the contract deal for rental power plants (RPP), to appear in court on October 26.
The court allowed them to either appear in person or through their representatives, with the assurance that they would appear in court whenever it asked them to.
A three-member Supreme Court

Prices spiral up as monitoring officials take the weekend off

The fearless vendors in the Sunday bazaars, in the absence of price magistrates, officials from the City District Government Lahore (CDGL), livestock and food departments and the market committees, openly charged exorbitant prices for fruits and vegetables. Overall escalating trend in the prices of fruits and vegetables was registered this week as compared to the last week at the Sunday bazaars of the city.
Visitors were of the view that this hectic exercise of placing these