Noorul Hassan, a taxi driver from Sadiqabad, who underwent treatment in Lahore for health complications caused by obesity, passed away on Monday. Reportedly, Hassan was left unattended due to commotion in the intensive care unit (ICU) of the hospital after relatives of a dead patient wrecked havoc at the facility by breaking windows and switching off ventilators.
Security scanners at the Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore and Karachi’s Jinnah International Terminal have been out of order for past one year, putting lives of many at risk. However, the Airport Security Force (ASF) carries out a manual search of the vehicles instead. Reportedly, the scanners have not been fixed due to unavailability of required machinery in Pakistan.
A Chinese environmental company is ready to invest $3 billion in the clean drinking water and sanitation system in Lahore, said PBIT Chairman Sardar Tanveer IIyas Khan. Although he did not disclose the name of the company saying negotiations were at early stages, he revealed that the same company had already completed a couple of hydro projects in Pakistan.
Umar Raza, a citizen of Lahore, who was going to a medical store, was reportedly shot and injured in the leg by Lahore’s ‘elite’ Dolphin force after he did not follow the Squad team’s signal to stop. Raza was then taken to a police station instead of hospital and forced to sign a statement that he was a robber.
As opposed to the Rs. 30 increment proposed by The Punjab Mass Transit Authority (PMTA), a Rs. 10 increase in the metro bus fares will now be implemented from July 1st, in accordance with the new provincial budget. As a result of the increased prices, the government subsidy to the service is due to fall by Rs. 800 million.