LAHORE: Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal (MMA) Lahore has announced the final names of National and Provincial assemblies candidates from Lahore.
According to Lahore President MMA/Amir Jamaat-e-Islami Zikarullah Mujahid, these candidates have already submitted the nomination papers with the returning officers. According to the final list of MMA, Hafiz Amjad Ali (JUI-F) has been nominated from NA-123, Muhammad Afzal Khan (JUI-F) from NA-124, Hafiz Suleman Butt (JI) from NA-125, Farid Ahmad Piracha (JI) from NA-126, Muhammad Arshad Balakoti (JUI-F) from NA-127, Ch Manzoor Hussain Gujjar (JI) from NA-128, Liaquat Baloch (JI) from NA-130, Waqar Nadeem Waraich (JI) from NA-131, Hafiz Haider Ali (JUI-F) or Ch. Muhammad Ijaz (JI) from NA-132, Pir Ijaz Ahmad Hashmi (JUP) from NA-133, Mohtarma Aneela Mehmood Ch (JI) from NA-134, Ameerul Azeem (JI) from NA-135, Ch Nizamuddin Meo (JUI-F) from NA-136 while JI Lahore nominated two women namely Afshan Farheen and Uzma Naveed on reserved seats. The candidates who have been nominated for Punjab Assembly seats are Hafiz Babar Farooq Raheemi (Jamiat Ahl-e-Hadith) from PP-145, Bilal Ahmad Mir (JUI-F) from PP-146, Ch. Muhammad Shaukat (JI) from PP-147, Hafiz Nadeem Ch (JUI-F) from PP-148, Hashim Tehami addocate (JUI-F) from PP-149, Jabran bin Salman Butt (JI) from PP-150, Shahid Naveed Malik (JI) from PP-151, Prof Abubakar Ch (JUI-F) from PP-152, Zahid Shabab Butt (JI) from PP-153, Dr Amer Siddiqi (JI) from PP-154, Syed Mehfooz Hussain Gillani (JUP) from PP-155, Syed Arshad Hussain Gardezi (JUP) from PP-156, Atiqur Rehman addocate (Central Jamiat Ahl-e-Hadith) from PP-158, Maulana Fasihuddin (JUF-F) from PP-159, Hafiz Ghazanfar Aziz or Bilal Ahmad Mir (JUI-F) from PP-160, Ameerul Azeem (JI) from PP-161, Imran Butt (JUI-F) or Mian Zohaib Nazir (JI) from PP-162, Hafiz Haider Ali (JUI-F) From PP-163, Haji Nazir Ahmad addocate or Akram Sindhu (JUI-F) from PP-164, Hajji Shahid Mehmood Zargar (JUP) from PP-165, Hafiz Khalid Meo (JUI-F) from PP-166, Syed Ehsan Ullah Waqas (JI) from PP-167, Afshan Farheen (JI) from PP-168, Ch Mehmoodul Ahad (JI) from PP-170, Ghulam Hussain Baloch (JI) from PP-171, Dr Rehmat Ali Sheikh (JI) from PP-172, Dr Zikarullah Mujahid (JI) from PP-173. Dr Shamshad Manzoor Khan and Shahid Gulzar will take part in provincial minority seats and JI Aneela Mehmood and Kulsoom Ranjha will be candidate on reserve seats.
Cultivate Baharia sunflower from Jan.
FAISALABAD: Agriculture experts have advised the farmers to start Baharia sunflower cultivation from January and complete it by mid of February to get a bumper crop.
Talking to APP, spokesman of the agriculture department said here on Monday the time from 1st January to 15th February was the most suitable for Baharia cultivation of sunflower. Therefore, growers should start sunflower cultivation from the start of January and complete it by mid of February as late sowing can not only damage the quality of grain but also causes a loss to the yield. He said that growers of Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Khanewal, Multan, Vehari and Bahawal Nagar districts should start sunflower cultivation from 1st January and complete it by 31st January, whereas the most suitable time for sunflower cultivation in Muzaffargarh, Dera Ghazi Khan, Layyah, Lodhran,
Rajan Pur and Bhakkar are from 10th January to 10th February. Similarly, farmers of Faisalabad, Mianwali, Sargodha, Khushab, Jhang, Sahiwal, Okara, Sialkot, Gujranwala, Lahore, Mandi Bahauddin, Kasur, Sheikhupura, Nankana Sahib, Narowal, Attock, Rawalpindi, Gujrat, and Chakwal district should cultivate sunflower crops from 25th January to 15th February. The spokesman further said that growers should cultivate approved sunflower varieties like Hi-sun-33, Hi-sun-39, Agora-4, NK-278, FH-331, DK-4040, G-101 and 64-A-93 because these varieties are not only disease resistant but also give bumper yield.
Crackdown against land grabbers
MULTAN: Commissioner Multan Division Imran Sikandar Baloch today directed Auqaf department to launch a crackdown against land grabbers to retrieve state land without any discrimination.
Presiding over a meeting here, Imran Sikandar Baloch directed officers of Auqaf department to prepare lists of land grabbers. He also directed to recover pending dues from the persons using Auqaf land on rent.
He said that Blue Pottery was the identity of the Multan city and asked the officers concerned to make arrangements for introducing it at national and international level. He asked them to prepare a directory of the blue pottery items.
The Commissioner asked the officers to make sure easy access of common man in Showroom of Institute of Blue Pottery.
He directed the Cooperative department and Multan Development Authority (MDA) to make a proper guideline for residential colonies. He sought suggestions to promote tourism in the city.
Govt resolving sugarcane growers’ issues
LAHORE: The Punjab Assembly was told on Wednesday the provincial government was introducing ultra modern techniques to get double agricultural yield.
Opening the ‘open debate’ on issues pertaining to the agriculture sector, provincial Irrigation Minister Awais Leghari said, since its inception, the PTI government was focusing on addressing issues of sugarcane growers on a priority basis. He said the previous government did nothing but to exploit the farming community, adding that billions of rupees were announced but no improvement was seen in this vital sector of the economy.
Lawmakers, who discussed the grievances of farmers especially the sugarcane growers, were Makhdoom Usman, Mian Shafi, Malik Muhammad Ahmed Khan, Choudhry Zaheerud Din, Manazir Ali Ranjha, Faisal Hayyat Jabwana, Zakia Shahnawaz, and Shazia Abid. They gave useful proposals for the improvement of agriculture as well as the irrigation sector. They also suggested the elimination of sugar permits. They asked for the lining of canals to save irrigation water.
During the Question-Hour session, Ministers of Agriculture, Higher Education, Schools Education, and Special Education responded to questions regarding their miniseries. Agriculture Minister Punjab, Malik Nauman Ahmad Langrial who was present in the House, would wind up the two-day discussion on Thursday. Earlier, the third sitting of the fifth session of the current assembly started an hour and 43 minutes behind its scheduled time with Deputy Speaker Sardar Dost Muhammad Mazari in the chair. As many as 115 lawmakers were present at the outset of the sitting.
Soon after recitation from the holy verses, Provincial Minister for School Education Murad Raas, during Question-Hour session, told the House that revolutionary reforms in the education system would be introduced till March 2020 and a committee in this regard had already been constituted.
Answering a query, he said, a sum of Rs 223 million had been allocated for the construction of boundaries around schools including 37 in Toba Tek Singh. He said, currently 14 Daanish Schools were functioning in the province, adding school fee system was being monitored under the 1984 ordinance.
Provincial Minister for Special Education Choudhry Muhammad Akhlaq told the House that 14 special education schools were running in four tehsils of Gujranwala. Later, the chair adjourned the House to meet again today at (Thursday 6th December) 11:30am.