This Report was published on the Express Tribune
LAHORE: The Women on Wheels (WoW) project was launched on Sunday with a motorcycle rally for women on The Mall.
A total of 150 women motorcyclists, who completed training from the Special Monitoring Unit on Law and Order and City Traffic Police, took part in the rally.
Austrian Ambassador Brigitta Balaha and former Supreme Court Bar Association president Asma Jehangir also participated in the rally. Minister for Population Welfare Zakia Shahnawaz, Minister for Women Development Hameeda Waheedud Din, Special Monitoring Unit Senior Member Salman Sufi, Danish Ambassador Helen Neilson, American Consul General Zackary Harkenrider, UN Women Country Representative Jamshed Qazi and a prominent motorcyclist from Singapore, Juvena Huan, were present on the occasion. Continue reading
Posted in Lahore, Pakistan, photos, Punjab, Women
Tagged asma jahangir, motorcycle rally, the Mall, woman, Women, women on wheels, women rally
Please join us at the one-day launching activity of the launching of Alaap Lahore Festival of Arts (ALFA: The Beginning) on Saturday, June 14, 2008 at Lahore Arts Council, The Mall, Lahore. The symbolic activity shall give two memorable sessions including classical, folk, ghazzal and popular singing while Ustad Tafu (The legend Tabla Player) shall display his unbelievable command on the most difficult musical instrument. Concluding the activity, the families, artists and peace activists shall organize a Peace Rally/Candle Vigil titling “Light a Candle for Peace in Pakistan”.
Join us with your flames.
The Alaap Lahore Festival of Arts (ALFA: The Beginning) has been postponed until November-2008. It was scheduled on June 9-14, 2008 at Lahore Arts Council, The Mall, Lahore. As the first-ever City-Festival of Pakistan, the festival was cut short to 3-day after Danish Embassy bomb blasts and ensuing “excuse” from our two mature donors related to the embassies that decided to close their missions in Pakistan. The 3-day festival, however, could not be organize due to the immense blockage of roads of Lahore especially Mall Road on 11-12th of June. Continue reading
I remember that the former Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif was concerned about the state of traffic congestion and inadequate parking. Well, this report from the Daily Times should be enough to provide the incoming government, most likely to be a PML-N coalition, to put this in the urgent priority list for improving the glorious Lahore… (RR)
By Muzaffar Ali
LAHORE: Despite tall claims, the city government and the Punjab government have failed to construct a single parking lot in the city to reduce the growing traffic problems, said All Pakistan Anjuman-e-Tajran (APAT) General Secretary Abdur Razzaq on Wednesday.
The officials in the city government blamed the Punjab government for not releasing funds for the purpose. After this, both governments have been asking traders to build parking lots. The APAT asked the Punjab government in 2007 to lease out 14 places for 100 years and said the organisation itself would build parking lots. The APAT general secretary said the Punjab government, however, failed to provide places in this regard. Continue reading
Posted in Civic, traffic, Urban
Tagged congestion, district, government, nazim, Nila Gumbad, officials, parking, planning, plazas, Punjab, the Mall, traffic, Urban, vehicles