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Encroachments, mistaken parking trigger visitors jams on roads: CTO



RAWALPINDI: Encroachments and mistaken parking in varied areas resulting in frequent visitors jams on metropolis roads had created numerous issues for the residents, mentioned Chief Site visitors Officer (CTO) Rawalpindi Naveed Irshad.

Speaking to APP, the CTO knowledgeable that town had turn out to be so congested that folks needed to search for parking house and have been caught in lengthy visitors jams.

At a number of locations, drivers had created their very own unauthorised parking which was resulting in extra visitors congestion within the metropolis. Aside from the shopkeepers having encroached the world outdoors their outlets, fruit and vegetable distributors stands have been erected illegally at anywhere available in the market resulting from which little or no house was left for commuters to move by.

He additional mentioned that though the Metropolis Site visitors Police (CTP) tried to take away encroachments however, the departments involved ought to play an efficient function to resolve the problem on everlasting foundation.

Flawed parking was creating hurdles in easy circulation of visitors, he mentioned, including that visitors wardens and area officers had been directed to take strict motion in opposition to irresponsible street customers.

Enhanced numbers of visitors wardens had been deployed at busy roads to clear mistaken parking whereas lifters have been additionally accessible to carry autos and bikes parked wrongly, he added.

The CTO mentioned all-out efforts have been being made to control metropolis visitors, and urged the residents to cooperate with visitors police in order that visitors issues could possibly be resolved and folks could possibly be facilitated by easy circulation of visitors on metropolis roads.

He knowledgeable that the CTP of their efforts to control visitors on metropolis roads imposed fines amounting to over Rs 16.3 million throughout final six months for varied visitors guidelines violations.

The CTP issued 288,786 challan tickets through the interval, he added. He mentioned that the CTP had been monitoring over-speeding on varied roads of the district and taking motion in accordance with the legislation in opposition to

Furthermore, the CTP Training Wing was additionally making efforts to create consciousness amongst street customers about visitors guidelines, he mentioned and suggested the street customers to look at visitors guidelines and cooperate with visitors wardens to be able to attain their locations secure and sound.

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Imran Khan was misled by some PTI leaders: Pervaiz Elahi



LAHORE: Former Punjab Chief Minister (CM) and Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) chief Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi has asserted that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan was misled by a few of his occasion leaders.

Speaking to journalists in Lahore, Pervaiz Elahi mentioned that his authorities had performed a outstanding job inside a five-month interval, suggesting that the assemblies ought to have accomplished their phrases.

“Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) additionally wished the assemblies to finish their time period,” he mentioned, regretting that Imran Khan was misguided by the individuals sitting left and proper of him.

The previous Punjab CM mentioned that three or 4 PTI leaders have significantly broken Imran Khan-led occasion by misguiding the previous premier. With out naming anybody, Elahi mentioned that if he had been caught earlier, the entire conditions would have come beneath management.

Thanking Imran Khan giving him the possibility to turn into chief minister, Elahi mentioned that PML-Q will contest the following normal elections together with PTI Chairman.

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IHC points notices in journalists’ laws case



ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Excessive Court docket (IHC) on Thursday issued notices to respondents in a case concerning laws for the safety of journalists’ rights.

Chief Justice Aamer Farooq heard the instances filed by the Worldwide Federation of Journalists (IFJ), Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), and Islamabad Excessive Court docket Journalists Affiliation (IHCJA).

On the outset of the listening to, the chief justice requested whether or not there was any progress concerning laws for the safety of journalists’ rights because the Implementation Tribunal for Newspaper Workers (ITNE) chairman had been making efforts in that regard.

Umar Ijaz Gilani Advocate knowledgeable the courtroom that the draft invoice had been despatched to the Info Ministry.

On this, the chief justice remarked that the ITNE was working for the rights of newspapers’ staff and even its chairman had additionally ready a draft invoice in that regard.

He noticed that he couldn’t perceive the legal guidelines associated to newspapers. The lawyer mentioned the ITNE comprised solely a md and now the idea of members and benches was additionally being launched.

CJ Aamer Farooq mentioned the federal government ought to notice the issues and even it was higher if the Parliament handed the laws in that regard.

To a courtroom’s question, anchorperson Hamid Mir mentioned he was in favour of the laws for the journalists of digital media. Former IHC chief justice Athar Minallah had given him an task concerning the “cross-media”, and he had submitted written strategies in that regard.

The chief justice remarked that there was additionally a difficulty of non-payment of journalists’ salaries. The journalists needed to make a number of visits to tribunals for even small quantities (owed by their employers), he famous.

Hamid Mir mentioned many journalists even didn’t have written job proofs. The Pakistan Digital Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) had been licensed within the legislation to guard the rights of journalists, he added.

The chief justice mentioned whether or not there may very well be any resistance on the matter. Hamid Mir replied that it was attainable that the affiliation of media homeowners would possibly create hurdles in it.

The courtroom requested whether or not the incumbent authorities wished to introduce such laws. No authorities ought to have any objection because it was not a political matter, he added.

The courtroom then issued notices to respondents and adjourned of the case until February 6.

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Court docket refuses to difficulty Khan’s arrest warrants



ISLAMABAD: A neighborhood court docket in Islamabad has rejected a request from prosecutor to difficulty arrest warrants of Imran Khan Chairman Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) in a case regarding hurling risk at feminine choose.

Prosecutor Rizwan Abbasi requested the court docket to difficulty the arrest warrants which the court docket declined.

Sources learnt that saying the reserved verdict on Thursday over Imran Khan’s plea searching for exemption from look, Decide Rana Mujahid Raheem granted exemption from look for sooner or later.

The choose then adjourned the listening to of the case till February 13.

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