Shahbaz’s change of heart on Pervaiz’s project
GUJRANWALA, Nov 17: The Punjab government has decided to complete the Wazirabad Cardiology Centre by the end of this year and make it functional by January 2013.
Punjab Health Director General Dr Nisar Ahmad Cheema revealed to Dawn on Saturday.
Initially, the centre will be of 50 beds while 50 beds will be increased every year.
The centre was envisaged and started by the Pervaiz Elahi government. The successive government shelved it for four years, but now it has decided to release Rs600 million to complete civil work and buy equipments.
According to the original plan, the centre, to be functional by 2008, will have 200 beds.
REMAND: The Anti-Terrorism Court No 2 judge remanded two suspects for five days in the killing of seven army men case and handed them over to the Gujrat police.
Shafiq Ahmad and his son, Hafiz Abdul Rehman, have been linked to the killing of seven army officials in a camp along the River Chenab in Wazirabad a few months ago.
Also, the district and sessions court officials caught Tariq Husain red-handed when he was submitting fake surety bonds in a court and handed him over to the Civil Lines police.
Police seized five identity cards and registration of property of various peoples besides fake surety bonds from him.
SENSITIVE: Police have declared nine places sectarian-wise sensitive in the Gujranwala district and decided to deploy 5,000 police officials besides Rangers and Elite Force there to avert any untoward situation, City Police Officer Abdul Razaq Cheema told a press conference on Saturday.
He said up to 1,665 majalis would be held in the district from Muharram 1 to 10 and 504 processions be taken out. To ensure the prochessions’ security, sniffer dogs and walkthrough gates would be used.
Also, Shia activists staged a demonstration outside the offices of senior police officers to protest ban on the entry of religious leaders to the district.
Protesters, led by Zawar Hashmi, Syed Barey Shah, Syed Athar Husain Jafferi, Zahid Hashmi, Syed Sabtain Shah and Rehan, said the list contained so many people who had passed away 10 to 12 years ago. They demanded withdrawal of the ban for certain zakirs.