LAHORE: The Ravi Road police Wednesday claimed to have arrested a man in connection with the killing of National Bank Manager Rauf Mir and his brother Shahid Mir. According to a press release, the bank manager and his brother were killed after Rauf Mir asked accused Muhammad Shahbaz to pay rent for a shop. The weapon used in the crime was also found Following a protest by the family of deceased, the CCPO directed the Investigation SP to look into the matter. An investigation team under Ravi Road Inspector Muhammad Rafiq traced out the accused from Faisalabad with the help of mobile phone data, the press release added..–Staff Reporter
‘Fellowship degrees issued to docs sans exams’ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PM&DC) has declared that College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan issued fellowship degrees to nearly 2,000 postgraduates without examination.In a statement issued here on Wednesday, Registrar PM&DC Raja Amjad clarified that there is a big difference between an honorary degree and degree awarded to respective blue-eyed specialists/ professors without examination by the College of Physician and Surgeons.–Staff ReporterHe said CPSP for the last few years has been awarding FCPS degrees to blue-eyed specialists from all over Pakistan. These degree holders had never undergone these FCPS trainings and had never appeared in the prerequisite examination.Mostly those doctors are awarded with FCPS degrees without examination who are running medical units or are in-charges of hospitals. He said this act has been done with the objective of enhancing CPSP'S vote bank (to get votes from their junior follows) for elections of their executive body.He further revealed that approximately 2,000 fellow degrees without examination had been issued to different doctors of which CPSP is not providing details and these FCPS degrees were awarded without examination despite several reminders written by PM&DC time to time.The registrar added that keeping in mind all these facts PM&DC has decided to collect result cards of all the FCPS degree holders in order to register them with PM&DC. This step is taken recently by the PM&DC to segregate actual fellows from those who do not have training or examination record.
Halqa-e-Ahbab reps meetLAHORE: Halqa-e-Ahbab reps meet at Aurangzeb Block of New Garden Town in Lahore, says a press release. The sitting was chaired by Khalifa Abdul Qayyum. The meeting was attended by the office bearers, members of executive committee and the residential members. They demanded of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif that the commercial activities should be stopped in the residential area. They also concerned over the increasing crime rate in the area. Halqa-e-Ahbab had forwarded an application to the chief minister and he directed the Commissioner and CCPO to proceed in this regard but to no avail.–Staff Reporter
Published in The Nation newspaper on 17-Jul-2014