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- Thursday, February 21, 2013 - From Print Edition




PUNJAB Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that the tragic incident of murder of Eye Surgeon Prof Dr Ali Haider and his son is a test case for police.


He said that no effort should be spared for the arrest of the elements involved in this heinous crime and all possible steps should be taken to ensure early arrest of the criminals. The chief minister directed the joint team set up for the investigation of the case to work expeditiously and consider all aspects of the case and inform him about the progress on daily basis. He said that protection of life and property of the citizens is the responsibility of the police and it should perform its duties with commitment.


Meanwhile, the chief minister has directed Secretary Home to ensure implementation of ban on the use of mobile phone in jails and stern action should be taken against those displaying negligence in this regard.


LGH staff rally: A rally against the brutal murder of Post Graduate Medical Institute/Lahore General Hospital Dr Ali Haider and his son Murtaza Haider will be held in the hospital today.


According to a press release here on Wednesday, the doctors, nurses and paramedical staff of PGMI and LGH would participate in the rally. Earlier, a condolence reference will be held at Neuro Auditorium of LGH to pay tribute to the tremendous services of Dr Ali Haider. PGMI Principal Prof Anjam Habib Vohra will preside over the reference while faculty members, Medical Teachers Association office-bearers, doctors and paramedical staff will also participant in the event.


CCP: The Concerned Citizens of Pakistan (CCP) condemn the ongoing genocide of Hazaras in Quetta, and the recent target killing of Doctor Ali Haider and his son Murtaza in Lahore. In a statement issued on Wednesday, the CCP said that not only the federal and provincial governments but all intelligence and law enforcement agencies were responsible for this unacceptable lawlessness which was playing havoc with the lives of citizens. The CCP demands that decisive action be taken against all banned terrorist and sectarian groups, who blatantly identify themselves after each attack.