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Sunday, April 02, 2006

Cherie Blair is coming to town

By Anjum Herald Gill

LAHORE: British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s wife Cherie Blair will watch a play called ‘The Cultural Aspect of Breast Cancer Stigma in Pakistan’ at Alhamra Arts Council on April 11.

Cherie is coming to Lahore to help raise funds for breast cancer patients in Pakistan on the invitation of Women’s Empowerment Group and international NGO Pink Ribbon.

She will arrive on April 10 and will participate in a fund raising dinner at Governor’s House. She will meet women oncologists and surgeons.

Punjab government sources said Cherie will visit Lahore Fort during her stay in the city and the fort will be decorated with traditional ornaments and musical instruments. They said special illumination arrangements had been made and security guards will wear Mogul costumes. Sources said a dance performance by leading artists was also on the cards.

Prominent event managers including Sehar Sehgal, Huma Baig, Musarrat Misbah and Jalal Yousaf are trying to get the contract to decorate the Lahore Fort.

Cherie Blair will also visit a rural education programme for girls.

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City nazim launches development schemes in Johar Town

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LAHORE: Lahore Nazim Mian Aamir Mehmood inaugurated various development schemes in the Lahore Development Authority’s (LDA) Johar Town Colony on Saturday.

He inaugurated a community centre and a mosque in the LDA Avenue-I housing scheme, and laid the foundation stone of the LDA Complex and a co-education school in Johar Town.

The LDA Complex will be constructed over 10 kanals and will house all Lahore offices of the authority. It will consist of three blocks, the first of which will be completed at a cost of Rs 30 million in a year. The remaining two blocks will be constructed in the second phase.

The community centre, to be constructed on 16 kanals, will cost Rs 10 million. The construction of the school, spread over 11 kanals, will cost Rs 24 million.

Addressing the gathering, the district nazim said that the City District Government Lahore was committed to upgrade facilities at its developed colonies. He said that introducing more development schemes would benefit Johar Town residents.

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Monday, April 03, 2006

BBC team records documentary on Rudyard Kipling

By Anjum Herald Gill

LAHORE: A BBC team was recently in Lahore to film part of a documentary on the life of the famous poet, novelist and journalist Rudyard Kipling.

Kipling spent five years in Lahore as assistant editor of the Civil and Military Gazette.

The BBC One team recorded scenes at Masjid Wazir Khan, Heera Mandi, Landa Bazaar, the Freemason Lodge near Lady McLagan School, Kim’s Gun, named after his famous novel, the Civil and Military Gazette office on The Mall, the Sheikhupura Bazaar, the National College of Arts and the Punjab Club building, which was then the Army Staff College.

The team had earlier visited Mumbai, where Kipling was born in December 1865. His Father, John Lockwood Kipling, was serving at a local school of arts. The team also visited Allahabad, where Kipling stayed as a correspondent for the Pioneer. The team is also filming an adaptation of Kipling’s 1894 classic ‘The Jungle Book’.

During its visit, the team interviewed several people on the works of Kipling, including Oria Maqbool Jan, the Archaeology Department director general of the Punjab government and himself a writer and journalist. BBC asked Jan if Kipling was considered a racist in Pakistan for his glorification of the British Empire and racial prejudices in his 1899 poem ‘The White Man’s Burden’. Jan dismissed the notion, saying that Kipling openly mingled with the locals and observed them for his work. In fact, Kipling was the first British writer to narrate tales of “pure Indian characters” as compared to other contemporary writers, who wrote volumes on “the magic of India” but nothing of Indian characters, he said. Kipling became the first Englishman to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907.

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Punjab govt aiming for 100% literacy rate, CM tells Sri Lankan president

LAHORE: The government wants to achieve 100 percent literacy rate in Punjab through the education reforms programme, said Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi at a reception hosted in Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse’s honour at Chief Minister’s Secretariat, on Sunday. Elahi said the government was implementing a programme to pay female students monthly stipends and offer free education and books up to matriculation. He said attention was being paid to improve the standard of education and the literacy rate, therefore teachers with qualification less than BA would not be appointed to teach at any level in the province. The chief minister briefed the Sri Lankan president on the steps being taken for teachers’ training, and said the literacy rate could not be improved without training teachers. Elahi said several international institutes had praised the Punjab government for its education programme. He invited the Sri Lankan Education minister to review the programme, and said the Punjab government wanted to benefit from the Sri Lankan education system. The Sri Lankan president praised the Punjab government for its development strategy. staff report

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Monday, April 03, 2006

Punjab’s education plan will be applied to other provinces: PM

LAHORE: Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz has praised the Punjab government’s education programme, saying that similar programmes would be implemented in other provinces too. He said this while addressing a public meeting at Chunian on Sunday. Aziz said that the successful implementation of the Punjab government’s education programme had produced positive results. The prime minister said that the recent PML convention on Pakistan Day had promoted the ideas of the Quaid-e-Azam and Allama Iqbal. The PML was engaged in strengthening the country “with renewed enthusiasm”, he said. staff report

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Monday, April 03, 2006

64,000 schools in Punjab being upgraded, says CM

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LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi has said that around 64,000 schools were being upgraded through the provision of adequate facilities under the Education Sector Reforms Programme.

Addressing large public meetings at Chunian and Kot Radha Kishan on Sunday, the chief minister said that education up to matriculation had been made free in Punjab, and textbooks were being provided to students free of cost.

Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz was the chief guest on the occasion. Elahi said that female students were also being granted stipends to continue their studies. The government now had more resources at its disposal because of the “revolutionary vision of President Pervez Musharraf” and “splendid economic policies” of Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz, he said. He said that a comprehensive monitoring system had been established for the effective implementation of reforms in various development sectors. Solid measures had been taken for the development of agriculture in the country, such as the exemption of tax on 12.5-acre land and the flat rate of ‘abiana’, “which has rid farmers of the patwari culture”, he said.

Elahi said that the work on the Ganda Singh–Kasur Road had started, and was expected to cost Rs 2.6 billion. The Changa Manga Railway crossing project, which would cost Rs 150 million, would also be started soon, he said. A seven-kilometre long stretch of road would be built to connect Multan Road with Phool Nagar as well, he said.

He also announced a new degree college for Kanganpur, along with one girls’ school each in Chunian and Pattoki.

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Zafar Ali Road — The Mall traffic junction: Environment Act violation may delay project

*District government didn’t get Environment Impact Assessment

By Khawaja Naseer

LAHORE: The City District Government Lahore’s (CDGL) project to widen The Mall by constructing a traffic junction at the Zafar Ali Road-Mall intersection (opposite the former Services International Hotel) could be delayed because the project could be violating the Pakistan Environment Protection Act (PEPA) 1997, district government sources told Daily Times on Sunday.

They said the Traffic and Engineering Planning Agency (TEPA) had executed the project costing about Rs 100 million, but district government authorities concerned did not get an Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) through Section 12 of PEPA. Violating the section was a criminal offence and punishable under Section 17 of PEPA, sources said, adding that under Sections 18 and 19 of PEPA corporate bodies/government agencies/local authorities and local councils were liable to be prosecuted if the act was violated.

They said that following the violation Asad Alam (a resident of Upper Mall) filed a complaint with the Environment Protection Tribunal (EPT). Looking over the facts highlighted in the complaint, EPT on April 1 served notice to the Punjab government through the provincial Environment Protection Department secretary, to the Pakistan Environment Protection Agency through its director general, to the Punjab Environment Protection Department through its secretary, to CDGL through the district coordination officer and to the Gulberg Town Municipal Administration officer of infrastructure and services and TEPA through the Lahore Development Agency’s director general, sources added.

EPT asked the above-mentioned departments and agencies to explain their positions regarding the violation of environment laws, sources said. Asad Alam said he lived in the immediate vicinity of the construction area and made the complaint because he was aggrieved at the negative effect the construction would have on the environment as well as in the public’s interest to protect The Mall’s ecological importance.

He also said the construction purported to be part of a project envisioning the construction of a traffic junction at the Zafar Ali Road-Mall intersection, the addition of a service lane on the northern portion of The Mall between the former Services International Hotel and Mian Mir Bridge and the shutting down of the U-turn in front of the former Services International Hotel and Lahore Gymkhana.

He said the project, which consisted of construction on the green belt on the northern side and felling of trees on both sides of Upper Mall between Zafar Ali Road and Mian Mir Bridge, was a project in terms of Section 2(b) of PEPA and constituted an “adverse environment effect” in terms of Section 2(i) of PEPA.

Asad Alam also said PEPA and rules of the Pakistan Environment Protection Agency made it mandatory for the proponent of any project, which was likely to cause an adverse environment effect, to submit an EIA report to PEPA and the Punjab Environment Protection Department for obtaining the necessary approval before starting such a project.

Sources said the project was made to help the citizens of Lahore with traffic congestion. TEPA officials said the project would help traffic from The Mall and from Fortress Stadium.

Separately, CDGL’s environment officer and Environment Protection Agency’s (EPA) provincial metropolis officer have verified the objections raised by Asad Alam. Besides responding to the environment tribunal, both officers have also expressed their objections with their authorities.

The district officer for environment, through a letter dated 20/02/06 to the TEPA chief engineer, said no project could be started without an EIA. He said it had come to notice through a complaint filed under Section 21 (3)(b) of PEPA followed by a survey of the construction site that TEPA authorities had launched the project without an environment approval, which was a violation of PEPA.

EPA’s Lahore officer, through a letter dated 30/03/2006, also said the provision of Section 12 of PEPA had been violated by the agency that was executing the project.

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From India: world’s largest love letter

LAHORE: Approximately 10,000 schoolchildren from Lahore will be filing into Gaddafi Cricket Stadium on Tuesday to receive a gift from the children of India so big that it will just barely fit.

"The World’s Largest Love Letter," measuring 360 ft x 240 ft, never before assembled in its entirety, is an enormous gesture of friendship created and signed by thousands of kids throughout India.

The letter has received huge publicity in India, having been hosted in major stadium events in Bangalore, Mumbai, and walked through the streets of Ahmedabad. This gigantic "love letter" is part of an even bigger Indo-Pak friendship initiative, organized by FriendsWithoutBorders.org.

Tens of thousands of children have been penning heartfelt letters to their new Pakistani friends. Most of the major TV networks in India have been airing a public service announcement which asks Indian schools to send in their letters which are now pouring in.

Says volunteer Yoo-Mi Lee, "This is just the beginning." Designs are already in place to grow this effort bigger. This children’s movement is growing so fast, in fact, that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, himself, was forced to take notice:

The Prime Minister of India said, "This is a beautiful event, being led by the children of both countries. It has very positive ramifications for the future of both nations, once this generation of children grows up and takes on the reins of leadership."

April 4th is a significant day because the children of Pakistan will have their first chance to respond. Aamir Rafique, Director of Goethe-Zentrum Lahore and local representative of FriendsWithoutBorders is spearheading the campaign in Lahore.

Schools in Pakistan are invited to mail the letters written by their students to: FriendsWithoutBorders.org, 58-Commercial Area, 3rd Floor, Cavalry Ground, Lahore-54810.

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Without auction: Saudi investor set to get The Mall plot

By Mayed Ali

LAHORE: The Punjab cabinet will meet tomorrow (Tuesday) to formally approve the sale of 48 kanal prime land at The Mall, without auction, to a Saudi investor for construction of a luxury hotel.

The piece of land, which is part of GOR-I, is next to College Road and Upper Mall on city canal, near the Naval War College. Punjab government, according to sources, has decided and is all set to sell the land at Rs 25 million per kanal. The deal will fetch Rs 1.2 billion.

It is learnt that the government is satisfied over the deal as a maximum Rs 15 million per kanal price had earlier been assessed for the site. Waleed bin Talal, one of the biggest investors of Saudi Arabia, will establish a sprawling hotel at the proposed site with the collaboration of a German firm. At present, a representative of a leading Pakistani business group is negotiating the deal with the Punjab government on behalf of the Saudi investor.

Sources said that higher price of land was offered to Punjab government with the condition to skip auction which is imperative under the rules. However, according to some circles, this land should be sold much higher than the agreed price of Rs 25 million per kanal as the prime site would be used for commercial purpose.

Punjab government has set up a committee under Law Minister Raja Basharat to supervise the whole affair while a representative of the Pakistani partner Provincial Finance Minister and Secretary Finance are members of the committee. Punjab Chief Minister himself has showed keen interest in striking the deal and subsequently a special cabinet meeting has been convened to approve it.

Punjab government owns land of GoR. The proposed piece of land is currently housing top provincial high-ups including the Deputy Speaker of the Punjab Assembly. Several business groups are planning constructing luxury hotels in the city with the gradual progress in the Indo-Pak peace process. Lahore, a border city, is being conceived as a major transit town in the wake of projected free trade links with neighbouring countries and the Central Asian States.



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Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Ham-fisted raid by LDA

* Construction material worth Rs 1.5m damaged
* LDA DG says he will take action against staff if notice not issued

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LAHORE: The Lahore Development Authority’s (LDA) encroachment wing on Monday raided a construction site in H-Block Gulberg and damaged construction material worth Rs 1.5 million despite the fact that the management of PACE had obtained a month’s permission from the Gulberg Town nazim to use a side road along the construction site.

According to the special permission issued by Ali Abbas Bukhari, Gulberg Town tehsil municipal officer (TMO), on March 29, 2006, the PACE management had agreed to pay debris charges to the city district government to use the side road.

Moeed Rehman, chief operating officer of PACE Pakistan, said that no LDA official had informed his people about residents complaining nor had they issued any notice about problems being faced by residents. He said, “LDA should not take such action without issuing a show cause notice or any other notice.” He said the usage of the side road had not disturbed anybody because there was another road a few yards away from the side road being used by PACE, which could be used by residents and nobody had complained to the management about the issue.

He said Gulberg Town Nazim Faraz Chaudhry had visited the construction site and allowed the PACE management to use the side road, as it did not cause inconvenience the residents. He alleged that Gulberg Union Council (UC) Nazim Chaudhry Abdul Ghafoor was behind the action because he had threatened the PACE management on several occasions.

He said Mr Ghafoor owned a 2.5 kanal godown, which he wanted to rent out to PACE for Rs 200,000 a month, but the PACE management was not interested because it rented out a 5 kanal godown for Rs 150,000.He said Mr Ghafoor started threatening the PACE management by saying he was under immense pressure from nearby residents to have the construction stopped. He said Mr Ghafoor also threatened the PACE management, saying he could get together hundreds of people to stop construction work. After Mr Ghafoor’s threats, the PACE management sought special permission from the Gulberg Town nazim after he visited the site, Mr Rehman said, adding, “The nazim permitted PACE to go ahead with the construction after checking whether residents were being affected by the work.”

When contacted, LDA Director General Raja Abbas expressed ignorance over the action taken by LDA’s encroachment wing. Mr Abbas said he had received several complaints from residents about the usage of the side road. However, if LDA staff had taken action without intimating the PACE management, he would take strict administrative action against those involved in the disturbance, he added. Mr Ghafoor was unavailable for comment.

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Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Lahore playing vital role in Pakistan’s development: Crocker

LAHORE: US Ambassador to Pakistan Ryan C Crocker called Lahore an important city of Pakistan playing a pivotal role in the overall economic development of the country. He said this while calling on Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat on Monday. US Consul General Brian Heath was also present on the occasion, according to a government statement. Crocker said that joint efforts by the United States and Pakistan for international peace were commendable. The Punjab chief minister told the US ambassador that his country had played “a commendable role” in the relief and rehabilitation of earthquake victims. He said that effective implementation of reform programmes in Punjab had strengthened the education sector, and education would help alleviate poverty and promote tolerance and moderation in society, he said. The chief minister said that the promotion of peace, justice and human values was “in accordance with the real spirit of Islam”. He said that police patrol posts had been introduced in Lahore to eliminate crime and provide a sense of security to the people. staff report

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Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Rs 7b to be spent on IT

LAHORE: Punjab Minister of Information Technology Abdul Aleem Khan said the Punjab government would spend Rs 7 billion in the coming three years on Information Technology, which would boost the IT industry and would create 20,000 jobs. Aleem said this in a meeting with IT experts from the private sector on Tuesday. He said that plans had been made for a Management Information System Department. The IT Department was working on organisational operations in this regard, he added. staff report

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From Pakistan with love

* LGS, Convent, Aitchison, Beaconhouse and SOS students sign the ‘golden strip’ to be sent back to India
* World’s largest love letter displayed at Gaddafi Stadium

By Maria Amir

LAHORE: “It seems that the only logical conclusion for peace is to look for it in children, the message is so simple that it just might ring true,” said Maria Durana, a partner with ‘friends without borders’, the leading organisation behind the “World’s largest love letter.”

The letter, which has travelled throughout India, collecting the sentiments and hopes of Indian children from various schools, districts and even remote villages has finally reached its recipients and the gesture is now being returned with equal enthusiasm. Hundreds of children from schools all over Lahore have signed the ‘golden strip’ in the letter, which is now being referred to as ‘the golden bridge for peace’. The 86,400 square foot letter (360 feet by 249 feet) was first unveiled in Bangalore on January 16 and has since travelled throughout India, growing in both size and sentiment.

Individual pieces of the letter were separated into banners and marched down the streets of Ahmedabad by children from different faiths including children from mosques, synagogues, churches and temples throughout the city.

The letter-head message reads, “Dear children of Pakistan, let’s join our hearts in friendship. Together we can make a better world.”

Students from Lahore Grammar School, the Convent of Jesus and Mary, Aitchison College for Boys, Beaconhouse and SOS village were among the hundreds of children who gathered at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore today to sign the golden strip, which would be returned to India. Children painted posters and chanted slogans of peace for hours, also joining in a song composed for the occasion, linking both countries in a united quest for friendship. “We hope for a lasting friendship with our Indian brothers and sisters and we hope that this letter would help us make friends,” said Ali Raza from SOS village.

“I think this is the best gift from India and hope that we can get more and more signatures and letters to show how much love we have for our Indian brothers and sisters,” said Aaliya Durrani, a student from Lahore Grammar School.

“This letter shows how much love there can be between the two countries if we could only learn to choose friendship over enmity and peace over war. We should tell people in India that we are willing to do so,” said Nosheen Sadiq, another Grammar School student.

Messages such as, “East or west, cant we both be the best?” by Priya from Chandigarh and, “To my brothers and sisters in Pakistan - all we need is ‘real’ friendship, if it is ‘real’ it will last through anything” by K Sathya Murti from St Joseph’s Indian Middle School in Bangalore showed honest emotions are all it really takes to break boundaries.

“The aim of this exercise is to promote person-to-person contact through schools and Friends Without Borders. We have received 11,000 letters from Indian children so far and hope Pakistani children will reciprocate their gesture,” said Maria Durana.

“It is impossible to not be moved by this unprecedented gesture of peace, which is proving to be more powerful than most others in the past,” said Saad Anwar, a visitor. “The millions of scribbled and scrawled emotions that this letter carries leads one to believe that the apathy that exists between both countries may actually be resolved and that children may be ‘just’ the ones to do it.”

“We aim to take the golden strip of the letter back to India as the response from Pakistan, and the rest of the letter which is made from canvas and is durable, will be sent as tent material to the October 8 earthquake victims. The 196 pieces of the border to the letter will be sent to different schools in Pakistan as souvenirs to encourage contact between students of both countries,” said Raza Shahid, a volunteer.

The letter, which may be listed as the largest card in the Guinness Book of World Records, has fast assumed the proportions of a massive campaign. With a documentary film by award winning filmmaker Gopi Desai underway, a book-deal with Mapin Publishing and an army of volunteers, the organisation hopes to launch a movement for peace among children of both countries.


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Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Cabinet decides to construct Lahore Sialkot motorway

* Agrees on modern sports city in Lahore, take action against fake medicines, breathe life into price control committees

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LAHORE: The Punjab cabinet met on Tuesday and decided to construct a motorway between Lahore and Sialkot and a modern sports city in Lahore, take action against fake medicine and breathe life into the provincial and district price control committees. Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi chaired the meeting.

Elahi said a six-lane motorway between Lahore and Sialkot (two important industrial centres of the Punjab) would give impetus to economic activity in the province. He said the proposed motorway would pass through Gujranwala and would be linked to Gujrat, Wazirabad, Muridke and other industrial centres.

Elahi also said the motorway would be called Shahrah-e-Sanat and would reduce the distance between Lahore and Sialkot to 45 minutes. He said similar projects would be initiated after the motorway’s completion, which would be in 2007. He said the project would facilitate the export of products manufactured or harvested in the province and would have a positive impact on Pakistan’s economy.

Referring to the manufacture and sale of fake medicine, the chief minister asked authorities concerned to punish people involved in the illegal act. He also ordered raids against locations where fake medicine was manufactured and sold.

He said drug stores and pharmacies selling fake medicine were equally guilty. He also asked officials concerned to implement laws regulating the sale of medicine and to cancel the licenses of stores operating under the name of only one qualified dispenser. He also said government hospitals should buy medicines from firms that guaranteed the authenticity of medicine.

He asked for the reactivation of price control committees to stabilise the prices of essential commodities. He said such committees headed by district nazims were being reconstituted and would meet daily. Elahi also said he would personally look over the committees’ reports and monitor their performance.

About the provision of health facilities to the public, the chief minister said the Punjab government was spending Rs 6 billion for the purpose and a major share of the money would be spent in the rural areas. He said that because of better facilities being provided to doctors in the rural areas the number of people willing to work there had increased. He also said 25 additional marks would be given to doctors appearing in the Public Service Commission interviews who had served in villages for two years. The meeting also decided to medically check all school-going children twice a year so that diseases could be diagnosis early.

The cabinet also approved setting up a sports city spread over 3,000 acres in Lahore and decided to spend about Rs 30 billion on the project, which would be undertaken through foreign investment under public-private partnership. The meeting was also told that people with experience in constructing sports centres in Dubai and other locations abroad would be hired for the project. Elahi said that with the sports centre Pakistan would be able to hold Asian games and other international competitions.

The meeting also decided to award proprietary rights to the residents of Harbanspura village. Land would be allotted at Rs 600,000 per kanal to those living on 10-marlas of land. The chief minister would give away the proprietary rights papers to the residents at a public function soon. The meeting also prayed for deceased MPA Haji Muhammad Tahir.

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Thursday, April 06, 2006

American film festival begins at NCA

LAHORE: The American Film Festival organised by the US Consulate in Lahore and NCA started at NCA with the screening of Charlie Chaplin’s ‘The Gold rush’ on Wednesday. US Consulate Principal Officer Brian Heath said at the festival’s inaugural ceremony, “It was a pleasure to organise the film festival at the National College of Arts, an institution with a history in promoting visual and performing arts in Pakistan. The festival was one of the programmes the US Consulate and NCA had co-sponsored over the decades.” staff report

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LDA pays landowner after 27 years

LAHORE: A landowner has been paid around Rs 200,000 in compensation for his fruit-bearing trees on the orders of the Punjab ombudsman, 27 years after his land was taken over by the LDA. According to details, Ishaq Lodhi filed a complaint that the Health Department had obtained in 1979 three-and-a-half acres of land in Bhobatian village that belonged to him, for the construction of a psychiatric institute. He had been given government land in the same village in exchange, he said. Meanwhile, the land occupied by the department was later transferred to the LDA. Lodhi said that he was not compensated for the loss of the fruit-bearing trees on his land, which were estimated at Rs 218,975 by the Horticultural Department. The value of the fruit-bearing trees was assessed on August 12, 1979, on the orders of the Agriculture Department. In response, the Punjab Institute of Mental Health executive director confirmed the exchange of land with Lodhi, and its subsequent transfer to the LDA during 1980-81. He said that it had been decided in a meeting in April 1979 under the then health adviser to the marital law administrator, that Lodhi would be compensated by the LDA for the fruit trees. staff report

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Old April 6th, 2006, 11:35 PM   #397
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Well, I guess the wheels of justice grind slowly (or even grind at all in Pakistan at the best of times!).
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Old April 7th, 2006, 08:04 AM   #398
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Friday, April 07, 2006

Lahoris get ready for summer

By Aayan Ali

LAHORE: Sales of air conditioners, water coolers and ice cream have picked up as summer sets in and the Meteorological office has said that although the temperature is below average, it will get hotter in the coming months.

“It’s hard to travel on a motorcycle in the day, because of heat and pollution” said Zulfiqar Ali from Allama Iqbal Town. “Wearing a helmet makes me sweat and I have to keep a tissue roll with me. I hope the temperature stays low this summer.”

“I hope it rains and the temperature drops,” said an MAO college student, “because it’s getting hard to travel in packed buses.” He said traveling in crowded buses with sweaty passengers results in hot tempers. Daily Times learnt that although citizens were complaining about the increase in temperature, the weather has been cooler than it was in the previous years, so far. April temperature rose to 46C in 1941. Met Department Director Ali Zahid Zaidi and Deputy Director Salman Lateef said that because of a change in lifestyle and dependence on air conditioners, each year seems to be hotter than the previous one.

They said global warming was a different issue, which had nothing to do with this weather, and tropical weather was never stable.

According to the Met office record, the highest temperature in May was 48C in 1944 and the lowest was 22.2C in 1973 and the highest temperature in June was 48.2C in 1929 and the lowest was 27C in 1977. Lahore’s temperature rose to 48.4C in July 1901.

The temperature will decline with rains in August, the Met office director said, but since rains are expected to be less than average, Lahoris should expect a long summer.

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Classic Hollywood comes to town

By Mariam Mushtaq

LAHORE: If music is the food of life, then film is its oxygen. And a constant diet of big budget Hollywood blockbusters and frivolous Bollywood fare can leave it gasping for air. If you feel you are in need of resuscitation, then give that DVD player at home a rest and head out to the National College of Arts, Lahore where the on-going American Film Festival, showing unforgettable cinematic achievements of classic America cinema, is sure to breathe life back into you.

A collaborative effort by the US Consulate and NCA, the festival represents the development of American cinema from silent, black-and-white movies to colour-tinted and sound versions. Film buffs have an eclectic mix of masterpieces to choose from: works by comedic genius Charlie Chaplin and master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock, the first Hollywood epic by D.W. Griffith The Birth of A Nation and the multiple-award-winning Ben Hur. The 6-day festival opened on Wednesday with Charlie Chaplin’s The Gold Rush, a personal favourite of Chaplin himself that casts him in the role of a gold prospector at the turn of the 19th century. Lahore enjoyed Chaplin in the role of the classic tramp and his trademark slapstick routine as much as America did when the film was first released over seven decades ago.

Day two, Thursday, featured the black-and-white Blackmail, part of Alfred Hitchcock’s repertoire of films he directed in his native Britain before moving to Hollywood towards the end of the 1930s. Released in 1929, Blackmail is a landmark in cinematic history for being the first British movie with sound. It tells the story of naïve young Alice who, in a bid to make her rather stodgy boyfriend Frank jealous, befriends a handsome stranger. Before the night is over, she has murdered him in self-defense to escape his unwanted advances, leaving the two caught in a web of deceit and lies. Used as we have become to slick filmmaking techniques and mind-numbing special effects, Hitchcock’s simple, at times even comic, use of facial expressions and gestures to convey suspense is effective to this day. Add to that the fact the Blackmail features what is probably one the oldest car chase sequences in the history of cinema and a climatic fight atop the British Museum in true Hollywood fashion and we have a winner. NCA Principal Sajida Haider Vandal said Blackmail, as well as the rest of the films featured in the festival, had stood the test of time and broken new grounds in the history of cinema.

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WB offers Punjab $100m for irrigation

LAHORE: The World Bank (WB) has offered $100 million to the Punjab government to improve the irrigation system of the province. The offer was made by a delegation of the bank in its meeting with Punjab Irrigation Minister Amir Sultan Cheema at his office on Thursday.

The bank’s members said that the organisation would launch initiatives to improve Punjab’s canal system, which was the biggest in the world. The money would be spent on improving the efficiency of the irrigation system, projects to save water wastage, national drainage schemes, the regulation of underground water and tube wells, and upgrading irrigation technology, they said. The minister praised the World Bank’s financial and technical support for irrigation projects, saying that the Punjab government had allocated record funds for irrigation.

He said that farmers were being included in Punjab Irrigation Water Regulation Advisory Board. APP

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