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Motorcyclists given week time for helmets!

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KARACHI: Additional Inspector General of Police (AIGP) Karachi, Dr. Ameer Ahmed Sheikh today announced respite of one week for the motorcyclists to buy helmets while one month period for obtaining licenses for all motorists.
The City Police Chief said that minor drivers would not be arrested, however, their vehicles would be confiscated. He informed that more than 100 motorists had been arrested in the last two days for wrong-way driving.
He denied the allegations of owning any helmet shop or import of helmet container. He said that the Police intended to make a separate lane for motorbikes on all important roads of the city including Shraea Faisal.

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‘Teacher’ who asked pupil to wash his car, suspended!

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FAISALABAD: AC Tandlianwala today suspended a schoolteacher on the charge of forcing a pupil to wash his car.
Spokesman of the education department said that the AC  paid a surprise visit to Govt High School for Boys Chak No.455 and found Ali Hasnain, a student of second grade cleaning a car and washing its tyres. After interrogation, it transpired that schoolteacher Rizwan had asked the minor student to wash his car.
Taking serious notice, the AC Tandlianwala immediately suspended the schoolteacher Rizwan and censured the headmaster Muhammad Iqbal Khan. Further departmental action was underway.

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FIA confiscates record of private schools

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HYDERABAD: A team of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) led by Director FIA Syed Wasee Haider seized computers and records from several private schools in compliance with the Supreme Court’s order.
An official of the FIA told that the record of last 7 years had been seized from over half a dozens of branches of a school system.
He informed that the court had ordered the FIA to seize all the records including electronic and manual from the schools for not complying with the order over exorbitant school fees. The official said the confiscated record would undergo a forensic audit.

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APS tragedy commemorated at PA

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LAHORE: The Punjab Assembly, through a unanimously adopted resolution today, paid homage to the martyrs of the Army Public School (APS), Peshawar, on the fourth anniversary of the tragedy.
The House condemned the terrorist attack in which 132 students and 10 staff members of the school were martyred.
The joint resolution, moved by PML-N lawmaker Hina Pervaiz Butt and a PTI member, condemned the incident and reiterated nation’s resolve to continue to fight against terrorism. It demanded the federal government to declare December 16 as a national day against extremism and terrorism. The House also adopted a resolution felicitating the federal government on its effective response to the United States over blacklisting of Pakistan for religious freedom violations.
Opposition lawmakers Azma Bokhari and Waris Kallu, speaking in the House, criticized the Donald Trump administration for maligning Pakistan with regard to minorities in Pakistan. “Putting Pakistan on the Human Rights Watch List is a great injustice,” they added. They said that minorities in Pakistan were enjoying more freedom than in India and it was beyond comprehension why Pakistan was included in the Human Rights Watch List and India was spared.
Earlier, the tenth and last sitting of the fifth session of the current assembly started an hour and 33 minutes behind schedule with Deputy Speaker Sardar Dost Muhammad Mazari in the chair. As many as 69 MPAs were present at the outset of the sitting. It is pertinent to mention here that leader of the opposition, Hamza Shehbaz, was not attending the sessions for the last nine days.
Meanwhile, Speaker Punjab Assembly Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi formed a committee for settling the issue of the Production Order of lawmakers in the House. Provincial Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Muhammad Basharat Raja would head the committee (Production Order Committee), which would make recommendations for introducing amendments to the rules of procedure of the provincial assembly of Punjab regarding a production order of any of the lawmaker.
It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) led opposition had asked for production order of their fellow lawmaker Khawaja Salman Rafique, who is currently in custody of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). The House held a discussion on the annual report on the status of women 2016. Later, the chair adjourned the session sine die.

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