LAHORE: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will set up 3,887 polling stations in Lahore where 38,543 staffers would perform election duty.
Provincial ECP sources told APP on Wednesday that total 47,473 polling stations will be set up across the province. The Punjab Home department sources told that strict security arrangements had been finalized to ensure peaceful elections including the security of political figures, public gatherings, and rallies.
Sources further said that mechanism with Pakistan Army, Rangers, and other security agencies had also been finalized for maintaining law and order situation. “The Punjab government has imposed Section 144 across the province to implement ECP’s Code of Conduct,” they said.
KARACHI: Removal of encroachments
KARACHI: The Anti-Encroachment Department of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) demolished more than 35 shops and other constructions in front of shops and footpaths with the help of heavy machinery in district West and Korangi on Tuesday.
Metropolitan Commissioner Dr. Syed Saif-ur-Rehman who is monitoring anti-encroachments drive in the city, said that footpaths are for pedestrians and no one can be allowed to block the footpaths by extending shops or putting stuff to create problems for citizens, said a statement. He said that the anti-encroachment drive was meant to bring improvement to the city and make it clean and beautiful.
Traders community have so far cooperated with the KMC in its action against encroachments and removed their stuff and an additional portion of their shops.
He said that the city roads, streets, and footpaths are widened after the removal of encroachments. Meanwhile, senior director anti-encroachments Bashir Siddiqui with his team took action in districts West and Korangi.
They removed the encroachments from different areas including Pak Colony in district West and Malir Saudabad in district Korangi where walls, shops, and other structures were demolished.
1,54,458 FIRs computerized in province
PESHAWAR: The digitization FIRs is in full swing and so far 1,54,458 FIRs have been computerized throughout the province during the current year.
The spokesperson today said that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police has prepared a central database for the record of all police stations FIRs.
Direct access to the FIR is via data of a concerned person i.e CNIC mobile phone and house address. According to detail Peshawar district police showed excellence performance during the current year by digitizing 28,520 FIRs followed by Mardan of 18,185 FIRs, Charsadda 7,525, Nowshera 4,484, Swabi 6,699, Swat 14,608 Buner 9,324, Shangla 3,638, Dir Lower 6,808, Dir Upper 2,760, Chitral 3,073, Abbottabad 7,478, Haripur 4,731, Mansehra 4,581, Battagram 582, Kohistan Lower 432, Kohistan Upper 503, Torghar 156, Kohat 6,882, Hangu 2,687, Karak 3,102, Bannu 70,23, Lakki Marwat 2,940, DIKhan 6,358 and Tank 1,379.
All records of the criminal have been centralized with the online computer record and access to all policed stations of the province effective and result oriented action is being taken against the outlaws instantly.
Now the accused cannot evade from the police action. Complete file record against the accused is available in this computerized system. All police action and court proceeding in the case are being registered in the online system.
After registration of FIR in any police station, one copy is sent to the computer cell for digitization.
PFUJ President G M Jamali condemns murder of journalist in Peshawar
KARACHI: PFUJ President G M Jamali, while strongly condemning the targeted killing of Nowshera-based Pvt. TV Channel reporter Noor-ul-Hasan said that government had utterly failed to provide protection to Media workers for whom working condition is getting increasingly hazardous day by day.
Demanding immediate arrest of culprits, G. M. Jamali urged the government to take urgent measures to ensure the protection of Media workers in Pakistan.
It is pertinent to mention here that Noor-ul-Hasan was shot dead at Peshawar’s Ring Road area by unidentified gunmen.
He was accompanied by his cameraman Sabir who too was wounded by the assailants. Both were taken to the nearest medical facility where reporter Noor-ul-Hasan was declared dead. According to sources privy to NPV the condition of cameraman Sabir is not stable.
According to sources, the wounds were caused by 9mm weapon. Brother of the killed reporter has said that they had no enemy and the attack was due to Noor-ul-Hasan’s professional engagements.
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