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September 1, 2010



September 1, 2010

California varsity team visits UAF
From Our Correspondent
FAISALABAD: A two-member delegation comprising Dr Mark S Hoddle and Dr Cristina Hoddle from University of California Riverside arrived at UAF to discuss future prospects of cooperation between UAF and UC Davis.
During its stay, the delegation would participate in an inaugural session of a training workshop “Sustainable management of insect pests of fruits with special reference to citrus through modern protection and post harvest-losses-reduction techniques” here at New Senate Hall on September 1 (today). Besides participating in the workshop, they would visit Institute of Horticultural Sciences, National Institute of Food Science & Technology, Faculty of Science, Dept of Zoology and Fisheries, and will witness the citrus orchards at PARS and Sargodha. Briefing the delegation, VC Prof Dr Muhammad Ashfaq said UAF was the premier institution of the subcontinent with a mission to conduct quality research and produce skilled manpower in an academic environment, generate knowledge, build capacity and find solutions for strategic issues in agriculture and rural development.

Commissioner for foolproof security for Ramazan 21st
From Our Correspondent
FAISALABAD: Commissioner Tahir Hussain has directed the law enforcing agencies to ensure foolproof security arrangements for the processions and Majalis to be arranged on the martyrdom day of Hazrat Ali (AS) on Ramazan 21 (today).
Addressing a meeting of the Divisional Intelligence Committee in his office here on Tuesday, he also directed them to keep close liaison with organisers of the processions to avoid any untoward incident. The commissioner asked them to make a security plan for Jumatul Wida, Eid night and Eidul Fitr. He directed the police high-ups to monitor sensitive installations, public places, banks and markets. He also asked them to check the working of CCTV cameras and ensure their round the clock functioning.


shot dead in Faisalabad incidents
From Our Correspondent
FAISALABAD: Two people were shot dead in as many incidents here on Tuesday.
In the first incident, Sultan Ahmed of Thatha Bharwan was allegedly shot dead by Safdar Ali and five unidentified people over an old enmity. The Garh police have registered a case and started investigations.
In the second incident, Ahsanul Haq of Chak 69/JB, Thikriwala, allegedly shot his father-in-law Sadiq Ali dead. Ahsan wanted to contract second marriage with his younger daughter after divorcing his first wife but he refused. The police have registered a case.
ACCUSED ESCAPES FROM LOCKUP: A dacoity accused escaped from the city police lockup on Tuesday.
The Jhang Bazaar police station investigation officer had detained Sarwar Manzoor of Khurrianwala in the city police station lockup. The accused escaped after removing the lockup ventilator with the help of two inmates. Meanwhile, Naib Moharrar Abdul Khaliq, cops Riasat, Furqan, Muhammad Amin, Irfan and Javed and two captives, including Allah Ditta, were booked on the charge of negligence and lending help to the accused to flee from the lockup.
121 BOOKED: The Lundianwala police have registered a case against 121 villagers of Chak 144/GB on the charges of blocking a road and chanting slogans against the police.
Umer Daraz and other villagers had staged a demonstration and blocked the road to register their protest against a dacoity. They had also chanted slogans against the police for their failure to arrest the dacoits. Earlier, the dacoits had snatched a motorcycle, Rs 4,000 and a cellphone from Ashfaq Ahmad. They had also shot at and injured him on resistance.

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