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Construction of underpass begins despite objections
Ignoring all objections from civil society bodies, the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) has started the construction of a new underpass on Canal Bank Road at Jinnah Hospital crossing and a road linking Canal Bank Road to Wahdat Road.
The project is a part of the extension plan of Maulana Shaukat Ali Road to Multan Road through the Punjab University land. The new road is 3.4-km long with two underpasses, first at Lahore Canal Crossing and second at Wahdat Road Crossing. The estimated cost of this project is over Rs 1.7 billion, a senior LDA official said.
Imrana Tiwana, Secretary Lahore Conservation Society (LCS), while talking to The News, said the ongoing construction was a clear violation of the orders of Supreme Court of Pakistan and Canal Heritage Act, which prohibits construction on infrastructure, felling or damage of or to trees, pollution of water, hunting and use of firearms in the Canal Heritage Park.
Phone lines not fully operational in Lahore after PTCL fire
LAHORE: It has been three days since a fire erupted at the Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) exchange in Lahore but most of the city’s telephone lines, one link and the routers of a mobile company are yet to be restored.
City residents are facing problems as they can’t even contact the emergency numbers. A fire erupted in PTCL’s building on Egerton Road on Sunday.
A lot of difficulties and delays were faced while extinguishing the fire to the mentioned building but the restoration of the system seems more difficult as even to date the telephonic system has not been fully restored because of which the people of Lahore are experiencing problems with telephone connections and are unable to call even emergency numbers such as police, 1122 and other helplines.
On Sunday 45,000 telephone lines and 25000 internet connections had been disconnected because of the fire. PTCL is yet to issue a statement about the number of connections restored so far.
Stay safe: Dengue drive to continue during Eid holidays
LAHORE: Adviser to Chief Minister on Health Khwaja Salman Rafique on Tuesday ordered that anti-dengue activities be continued during Eidul Azha holidays.
He was chairing a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Dengue at Civil Secretariat.
Provincial Assembly Member Kiran Dar, Labor Department Secretary Farhan Ali Khwaja, Higher Education Secretary Abdullah Khan Sumbal, Health Services Director General Zahid Perviaz, District Coordination Officer (DCO) Muhammad Usman, Additional Health Secretary Salman Shahid, Health Services Additional Director General Islam Zafar and Institute of Public Health Dean Prof Muaz Ahmad attended the meeting.
The adviser ordered cleaning of graveyards and Eidgahs before the holidays. The campaign against dengue fever should particularly focus on areas where the virus had been detected, Rafique said.
8th IGATEX Pakistan begins from 21st at Lahore’s Expo Centre
The 8th International Garment, Textile & Leather Machinery and Accessories Exhibition and Conference – IGATEX Pakistan is scheduled from 21st to 24th October 2014 at Expo Centre, Lahore.
It is an international event recognized for its quality of exhibitors and visitors. IGATEX Pakistan 2014 introduces high level machinery, equipments and accessories which provide business opportunities and add value to our exports. It will increase the product worth that will positively effect on economic well being of Pakistan.
The event is known to not only introduce newest expertise, but also improvise trade benefits and increase foreign investments and spending through business visits by international delegates.