Rain likely today: Met
Rain with thunderstorm is expected today (Sunday), Met office informed ‘The News’ here on Saturday. Dry spell related diseases including throat infection would end with the rain. According to Met office, rain with thunderstorm is likely in Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Hazara Division, Peshawar, Murree and Muzafarabad on Sunday. Chief Metrology Muhammad Hanif told ‘The News’ that dryness and daytime temperature to decrease with the rain. People would feel coolness even in daytime, he said. He said that winter would start after October 15 and mid-winter rains would start in November. “People should not use fast air or fans to avoid fever,” he said. Deputy Medical Superintendent (DMS) of District Headquarter Hospital (DHQ), Dr Zafar Mehmood, said that there is worst need of rain to kill dryness related diseases. Hundreds of people particularly children are suffering from fever, throat infections and other diseases because of dryness. People should cover their faces and nose in winter to avoid diseases, he suggested.
Allotment of plot to food outlet in F-9
Charge sheet issued to three CDA officers
Rana Ghulam Qadir
Capital Development Authority (CDA) chairman Imtiaz Inayat Elahi has ordered a formal inquiry into the allotment of 6,000 square feet plot to an outlet of McDonald’s in Fatima Jinnah Park (F-9), Islamabad. Under this inquiry a legal action could be taken against the accused CDA officers. The Supreme Court had declared the allotment of the plot illegal. Four DMG officers are being questioned by the Establishment Division to this effect. However, the Establishment Division had asked the CDA to itself hold an inquiry from its officers. Sources said charge sheet had been issued to CDA (environment) member Mazhar Hussain, Environment deputy DG Malik Aulyia Khan and DFA-2 Ziaur Rehman. Reply has been sought from them in one week.
Security beefed up in Pindi
City Police Officer (Rawalpindi) Muhammad Waisal Fakhar Sultan Raja has directed to enhance the security of religious places including mosques, churches and imambarghs to avert any untoward incident. He gave these instructions to the superintendent police (SP) deputy superintendent police (DSP) and station house officers (SHO) to remain alert and foil the nefarious designs of the extremists and terrorists. CPO said that action will be taken against the officials who were found negligent in security matters.
Encroachments demolished in Rawalpindi
The anti-encroachment cell Rawal Town sealed a marriage hall and demolished five illegally constructed shops in an operation. Sources said that under the instructions of Rawal Town Administrator Talat Mehmood Gondal, the town officer (Regulations) while taking action against encroachers from Saidpur Road and Banni Police Station area sealed an under construction marriage hall and demolished 4-shops, on Kurri Road. Besides that during crack down against encroachers 6 trucks load of daily use commodities, 10 carts and
7-push carts were confiscated.
Prize distribution ceremony held
Bata Pakistan on Saturday held a prize distribution ceremony for the B-first sales contest 2010, its brand of school footwear to reward its best performing dealers, says a press release. The event was held in PC Bhurban and chaired by M Imran Malik, managing director of Bata Pakistan. The biggest winner M/s. Salman Boot House was awarded with two Suzuki Alto 1000CC cars and M/s. Iqbal Shoe and M/s. Sabir Boot House won a Suzuki Alto 1000CC car for themselves. The second inline prize a Suzuki Mehran 800CC car was awarded to M/s. Shoe Centre and M/s. Salman Boot House respectively.