LAHORE: Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Friday directed the relevant departments to stabilize the price of wheat and flour in the province and explained that any unjustified increase would not be tolerated.
He directed the food department as well as the administration officer to ensure routine monitoring and asked the price control judge to take action against those involved in the unjustified increase in flour prices, leaflets said.
Likewise, administrative machinery must ensure the availability of wheat and flour at a fixed price. The CM said that he would monitor the price of wheat and flour and would check the rates by conducting raids when needed.
Medication: Usman Buzdar says that complete treatment is the only prevention of Covid-19 infection. In a statement issued here on Friday, he said it was important to use face masks and observe social distance because looseness in this case could affect others. He asked shop owners not to entertain customers without masks.
He said the Punjab government ensured the availability of medicines and that strict action would be taken to hoard oxygen, medical equipment and drugs needed for the treatment of the corona virus.
The government is trying to limit the corona virus by sealing different areas. He appealed to residents in sealed areas to work closely with the administration and police for their own safety. He stated that self-medication for the treatment of viruses can be dangerous to health.
Meanwhile, the negative effects of steroids and anti-viral drugs can increase the intensity of the disease and it is better to consult with a certified medical practitioner if there is an increase in corona disease, he suggested.
Members of Parliament: Members of the Provincial Assembly from various districts in the province asked Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar and expressed their full confidence in his leadership.
The MPA ensures their full support to the prime minister. KKL, including Ghazanfar Abbas Cheema, Sardar Shahabuddin Khan, Sardar Muhammad Mohayyudin Khan Khosa, Ejaz Khan, Muhammad Ejaz Hussain, Muhammad Amir Anayat Shahani, Ghulam Ali Asghar Khan, Colonel (R) Ghazanfar Abbas Shah, Taimoor Ali Lali, Bilal Asghar Muhammad Ahsan Jehangir and Gulraiz Afzal Gondal met with the chief minister and told the chief minister about matters relating to their constituencies.
condolences: Usman Buzdar also mourned MPA Nishat Ahmed Khan Daha for the death of his brother.
In a telephone conversation with the MPA, CM prayed to Allah SWT to rest the souls of the deceased in eternal peace and give courage to the heirs to bear the loss with equanimity. He cursed the explosion near Ghotki Train Station. He also expressed deep sorrow over the death of Chaudhry Nazir Ahmed, President of Akhbar Farosh Union, Lahore.
LAHORE: Former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi accused the government of blackmailing the head of the NAB and he took the decision on the direction of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
He expressed this view outside the Lahore High Court during President Shahbaz Sharif’s PML-N appearance for Wednesday’s pre-arrest bail. Abbasi said, “The bad intentions of the government and NAB have been revealed today. Shahbaz Sharif has answered all their questions for 20 months now. He appeared before the investigation committee 10 to 15 times and was returned to NAB detention for 70 days and then in court custody. “Despite all kinds of pressure tactics, NAB and the government cannot prove even one accusation against Shahbaz Sharif,” Abbasi stressed, raising questions about investigations carried out by anti-corruption bodies, the former prime minister said when the NAB failed to find evidence in this case, he uses three tactics as a last resort: off-asset assets, money laundering and benami accounts.
“NAB cannot even prove the embezzlement of government funds against Shahbaz,” he said. Insisting that Shahbaz was ready to work with the Bureau, the former prime minister demanded that an investigation be carried out in front of the camera so that everyone could see the real picture. “If the aim is to blame and defame someone, the NAB has been doing this for 20 years now,” he complained, regretting that when national institutions plummeted to this level, the roots of the state became hollow.
Although Shahbaz was summoned by the Bureau on June 2, his arrest warrant was issued on May 28 by the NAB chairman, Abbasi said, adding “isn’t that dishonest?” Giving address of residence in the Lahore Period Park, the PML-N leader asked the head of the NAB to send a team there and investigate who the owner was, whether he had the means to buy property, whether he had stated it in the form of a tax return and what traces of the money were. “I gave you evidence in Bus Rapid Transport (BRT), wheat sugar, and drug scandals. Why has no paper been submitted in the case of foreign funding? “
He further said that Pakistanis have the right to know who raised the policy rate to 13.25% and what is happening in the finance ministry. When the country grapples with deadly diseases such as Covid-19 which has wreaked havoc in the country, he said, cabinet meetings were busy discussing Nawaz Sharif and how to slander leaders on false accusations.
“If the country’s problems are solved by putting us in prison, we are ready,” he said. PML-N leader Ahsan Iqbal also spoke on the occasion and said this was an attempt by the government to prevent opposition leaders from attending the budget meeting. “This virus has taken the form of an emergency in this country and the government is only determined to make a false case against the Opposition,” he added.
In addition, PML-N vehicles led by Rana Sanaullah were stopped at Regal Chowk. Police officers insisted on inspecting the vehicle but Rana refused. He said he would allow checks before the media. He was afraid the police would put drugs in his vehicle like they did before.
Meanwhile, Kh Saad Rafique who spoke with reporters said the NAB should not have been issued an arrest warrant when Shahbaz had applied for a pre-arrest guarantee. He added the NAB attack on the Model Town residence was illegal.
He also said the police did not allow them to enter the courtroom even though the court was open. He said the head of the court had ordered all routes open but the police stopped them from entering the court.
PML-N Information Secretary Marriyum Aurangzeb said Prime Minister Imran Khan used NAB to divert attention from his corruption, incompetence and failure through the most ferocious political victimization campaign for the past two and a half years.
He said despite having all the powers, records, misusing government machinery, violating the Constitution; Imran has failed to prove a cent of corruption, misappropriation or embezzlement of public money to PML-N leaders.
That is why this whole ‘circus’ has been staged repeatedly because it is not based on fictitious claims and has no truth in court.
He said the unholy NAB-Niazi alliance could only illegally capture and kidnap political rivals but could never submit a single reference against them. The government ‘bullies who don’t know anything’ and amateurs can only put political opponents behind bars to feed their little revenge.
This new wave of witch hunts against Shahbaz Sharif is another diversionary tactic by a corrupt, incompetent, and unqualified government.
On the other hand, he said large numbers of people were dying because of the surging corona virus and Prime Minister Imran Khan had failed to design and implement any strategy to combat the pandemic.
With all this happening, the government has all its resources focused on Shahbaz, not coronavirus. Marriyum said, “The government has failed to provide assistance to the poor, day laborers, and the underprivileged and to hide this they are trying to capture Shahbaz; The government has no answer to corruption and sugar theft which is the reason why they are trying to capture the president of PML-N.
LAHORE: Chairperson of the Lahore High Court, Muhammad Qasim Khan has ordered the Punjab subordinate court to decide on all requests and revisions within six weeks that were filed in the family and guardian court until January 2020.
The court chairman spoke to bailiffs at the Punjab Judicial Academy at a one-day online training opportunity. He said the court was facing two challenges at this time because on one side cases were piled up quickly while on the other side were facing the corona virus.
He emphasized judges, lawyers and litigants to strictly follow the SOP to deal with Covid-19. He said bailiffs had to continue the learning process because their small mistakes caused a big impact on the outcome of the case. They must oversee all cases, from filing a challan to recording evidence, he added. In the end, the president of the court handed over the car keys to the eight district judges & the newly appointed additional session. Chief Justice Syed Shahbaz Ali Rizvi, Director General of the Punjab Judicial Academy Habibullah Amir and other officials were also present on the occasion.
LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Tuesday allowed a petition by Ramzan Sugar Mills from the Sharif family to oppose the enhanced registration by the Pakistan Security Exchange Commission (SECP). Judge Ayesha A. Malik had ordered her decision on the petition last week which she announced Tuesday. The factory administrator through his advisor Salman Aslam Butt filed in court that all his assets had been frozen after the reference was made by NAB. He said he asked SECP to register the cost increase as required in the Companies Act 2013. However, legal counsel said the Commission refused to register shares due to NAB references while waiting for the sugar factory. He said SECP asked the factory to provide NOC by NAB. Counselors argued that NAB had previously sent a letter to SECP about a “caution sign” on the sale and purchase of factory shares only. He said no NOC from the Bureau was needed for the purpose because this problem was not related to the sale / purchase of shares.
He asked the court to order the SECP to register the factory’s allegations so that it could get its assets pledged for a bank loan. Opposing the petition, NAB prosecutor Asim Mumtaz said the pending investigation was not related to the company (factory) but its shareholders. However, he opposed the petition and said that the sugar factory could not utilize the facility during the case design. The judge allowed the petition and directed the SECP to register the petitioner’s / factory’s allegations.
The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday directed the Sindh Health Care Commission (SHCC) to ensure that Karachi’s public and private hospitals open their outpatient department (OPD), and provide first aid, emergency services and other medical care to patients when approached .
The order came to the petition seeking direction from the hospital to give each patient first aid at an early stage without asking them to first produce their COVID-19 test results.
The bench of the SHC division led by Judge Mohammad Ali Mazhar ordered that public and private hospitals in the city would keep their OPD open, and before all, provide first aid and emergency services to patients when approached.
The court observed that if the hospital wanted their patients to be screened for COVID-19 based on symptoms, they could ask them to be tested.
The bench was directed to act as SHCC’s chief executive officer (CEO) to issue press releases and write to hospitals, and to appear in court at the next hearing with reports of compliance inspections of other public and private hospitals in Sindh. Acting CEO of SHCC, Dr. Farhana Memon said the commission had a team for routine inspections to see if all hospitals performed their duties according to their standard operating procedures (SOP).
He said the commission had examined public and private hospitals in Karachi, including the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC), Civil Hospital Dr. KM KM Karachi Pfau (CHK), Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH), Liaquat National Hospital, Korea South. City Hospital and National Medical Center.
He also said that the inspection team found that hospitals performed their duties and functions in accordance with the SOP issued by the SHCC. He added that only Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) was found to have an OPD closed.
He gave a clear statement that they issued public notices to ensure the protection of health care providers. Regarding the screening of COVID-19 patients in private and public hospitals, he said SHCC deployed staff when they received requests for that purpose.
Dr Farhana said SHCC had tested paramedic staff from 12 private hospitals and six public hospitals. Representatives from public and private hospitals also submitted their replies to the petition, saying that they had not yet closed their OPD or stopped providing first aid and emergency services.
The court noticed the absence of the ASH medical supervisor and issued a notice to MS through the relevant police station to ensure his appearance in court.
JPMC Executive Director Dr. Seemin Jamali and CEO of the Southern City Hospital, Dr. Sadia Rasul Virk said they had examined all their employees and paramedic staff, adding that several staff members had tested positive for COVID-19 and had been quarantined. They say that in addition to the new standard coronavirus test, a CT scan of the chest is another way to better ascertain whether a person has COVID-19.
CHK deputy MS Dr Abdul Saeed said the Sindh government had provided 5,000 personal protective equipment for the safety of their paramedic staff and other employees.
The court adjourned the trial until June 2 because the legal counsel wanted to examine the answers submitted by the respondent’s advisers, including the assignment by AKUH. Lawyers Asim Iqbal and Nadeem Sheikh have filed a petition at the SHC which says that all public and private hospitals are tasked with providing basic emergency medical care, and that the injured and other patients have the right to receive such care too.
Advocates say that it has been noted that during the COVID-19 crisis, every time a patient approached a doctor or hospital in an emergency situation, even if it was not associated with a new coronavirus, medical professionals available at clinics or other health facilities avoided giving them help. first.
The petitioners said that the hospital administration asked patients for their coronavirus test results instead of giving them first aid, which not only delayed their medical care but also resulted in the death of several patients. Advocates say that public and private hospitals have closed their OPD for patients suffering from different diseases and not treating other diseases, which have caused problems for these patients.
Petitioners say that first aid is the provision of initial, immediate and on-site care for victims of sudden accidents or illness that is usually carried out by unskilled people until professionals take over. Advocates say that certain illnesses that heal themselves or minor injuries may not require further medical treatment beyond first aid interventions, and that because of the increasing number of unintentional emergencies, there is a need for first aid management and prevention services.
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday detained the Peshawar High Court (PHC) from issuing a temporary order relating to the release of bailed 290 militants convicted by military courts for their involvement in various terrorist activities in the country.
The bench consisted of two people from the top court consisting of Judge Mushir Alam and Judge Qazi Muhammad Amin Ahmed hearing the Ministry of Defense’s request to pray to hold the Peshawar High Court from issuing an interim order relating to release with the guarantee of 290 militants convicted by military court.
Attorney General Khalid Javed was brought to trial if the PHC provided guarantees, there would be irreparable losses. The court directed the PHC to proceed according to ability when conducting trials into instant matters on June 16 but until then it should not have issued a temporary order relating to the release of 290 militants and postponed the trial until next Monday.
Head of the Puskesmas Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth is currently listening to an appeal filed by 290 suspected militants and their facilitators convicted by military court.
Previously, the Department of Defense had asked PHC to form a bigger bench because of conflicting views from different benches on this issue. However, PHC has rejected the request.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Defense approached the Supreme Court, challenged the PHC order and prayed to hold the high court so as not to issue a temporary order to release convicted militants.
On Wednesday, the court also knocked another appeal from the Department of Defense to the PHC ruling that acquitted around 73 people, who were convicted by a military court.
The three-person bench at the top court was led by Judge Mushir Alam and consisted of Judge Mazhar Alam Khan Miankhel and Judge Yahya Afridi a few days ago taking material. During the trial, Judge Afridi said that he and Judge Alam had been part of the PHC when issuing orders against sentences by the military court so that they could not hear the appeal immediately.
Attorney General Khlaid Javed, however, stated that this issue was more important than a request to seek the formation of a larger bench because the high-educated court also heard requests for convict guarantees and a new crisis could emerge.
He asked the court to refer the matter to the Chief Justice of Pakistan’s Supreme Court to form another bench. At this time, the court has referred the matter to the CJP and on Wednesday two new members consisting of Judge Mushir Alam and Judge Qazi Muhammad Amin Ahmed heard the matter.
The court held the PHC from issuing an interim order relating to the release of 290 militants convicted by a military court for their involvement in various terrorist activities in the country and adjourned further hearings until Monday.
More than 80,000 people in Massachusetts have now been infected with a new corona virus, health officials said Wednesday, reporting 174 other deaths.
The total number of confirmed cases now reaches 80,497, after rising 1,165 on Wednesday, and the number of deaths is 5,315, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
It came a day after the department reported only 33 deaths from the corona virus in Massachusetts, the lowest number since the spike, although that was partly due to the late reporting on Monday which included some of the deaths that should have been reported on Tuesday. However, Monday and Tuesday together only an average of 81 deaths per day, about half of the number seen during the surge in mid-April.
However, health leaders and officials have encouraged the public not to draw long-term conclusions from data for one or two days, and the increase in deaths on Wednesday is returning to levels reported during the spike.
Officials have warned that recovery will take place long after the virus stops spreading very quickly. Among them was Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, who announced Wednesday that his city has reported no deaths from the new corona virus the day before.
“A day without death to report is certainly a good day but we still have work to do if we want to see it every day,” Walsh said.
Mayor Marty Walsh said that the city still has a lot of work to do before life returns to normal.
When the daily counts decline, indicating that the worst pandemic may be over for now, speculation has changed to when and how Massachusetts can be safely reopened. But Governor Charlie Baker remained silent Wednesday about what businesses will be able to return to work on May 18, when phase 1 the plan will begin.
Massachusetts for weeks became one of the COVID-19 epicenter in the U.S., with the fourth most cases – surpassed this week by Illinois, which now has a surge – and death among all countries.
Baker and other health officials said Massachusetts’ high count was likely due to state testing among the country’s most per capita population – more than 400,000 tests were conducted on Tuesday, according to the Department of Public Health.
LAHORE: Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has directed the relevant departments to ensure the implementation of strict SOPs related to locking loosening.
The chief minister directed the administration departments to closely monitor the locking SOPs and warned that taking any improper advantage due to ease of locking would not be permitted.
Usman Buzdar underlined that the PTI government allowed ease in locking by taking into account the difficulties of the ordinary human economy. He stressed that the danger of the corona still continues and that everyone must show responsibility and care. Usman Buzdar said that the Punjab government had taken a new step after holding detailed consultations. He expressed his hope that the merchant community and the masses would strictly implement SOPs to save themselves from the corona virus. He warned that strict action would be taken against these business organizations and industrial units because it did not ensure the full implementation of SOPs and permits from institutions that violated SOPs would be canceled. He revealed that the government was fully committed to taking important steps to provide assistance to the masses along with their care.
The chief minister stressed that a crackdown was taken to eradicate coronavirus throughout the province. The decision is being taken under the direction of the federal government together with consulting with all stakeholders, concludes Usman Buzdar.
TWINE KITE: The chief minister expressed deep sadness over the death of a young man because he was intertwined by a rope in Band Road.
He expressed his sincere sadness and sympathy to the victims’ family members. Usman Buzdar prayed to give courage to the bereaved family members and expressed his great anger over the kite flying incident. He also sought reports from the Lahore CCPO and was directed to take decisive action against those found to be involved in negligence and further warned that the kite incident was very intolerable.
The CM directs that an effective crackdown must be carried out against those involved in kite flying and kite sales. He stressed that 100 percent control on kite flying must be ensured and warned that in the case of uncovering the kite flying incident the officer in question would not be spared from decisive action.
STOLEN: The chief minister has expressed his deep sadness over the loss of valuable human lives due to falling from a vehicle on the Mailsi Link Canal. Usman Buzdar expressed his sincere sympathy and condolences to the grieving family members and regretted that the incident was very tragic and he was also very sad to know that.
CONDOLENCE: The chief minister has expressed his deep sadness over the death of the famous comedian and playwright Athar Shah Khan Jeddi. Usman Buzdar praised that Athar Shah Jeddi was a golden part of TV and radio and got happiness from the audience because of his exemplary acting and talent.
Good morning! This is James Keller in Calgary.
The name evokes scenes from a horror film: Murder Hornets have made another appearance in North America.
Officially called the Asian giant bee, the insect was first discovered on Vancouver Island last year, where local beekeepers killed nests buried in the forest. There are also bees seen in mainland BC and in Washington State.
Now, their reappearance in Washington has sparked fears that they can gain a foothold in the region, which could potentially harm people with their sting and – more importantly – destroy honey bees.
Experts say the possibility of it happening is low. But invasive species experts in BC and Alberta are currently assessing risks and finding out what they need to do if bees are seen.
Michelle Allen talk to beekeepers in Nanaimo, BC, which was the “trigger” on the mission to find the nest in September and destroy it. He remembered how he added Kevlar vests and other equipment to his usual clothes, and even then he was still stung seven times.
He also spoke to beekeepers in BC and to Prairies, who said they were not too worried about the possibility that bees could become long-term equipment in the region, although even a small risk is not what the industry and species currently need. Honeybees already face risks that can harm the species and ecosystems they support.
No one knows how the bee arrived on Vancouver Island, and Michael Paradis of Paradis Honey in Girouxville, Alta., Said that the facts were in his mind, comparing them with other pests.
“Raccoons are starting to become a problem in Western Canada,” Paradis said. “They have never been here before, but they managed to ride in a truck. … [Asian giant hornets] don’t cross the Pacific by flying. They spread with the help of humans. “
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MOVE NUMBER: B.C. The government announced on April 25 that they would do it move hundreds of homeless people from three camps in Vancouver and Victoria indoors during the COVID-19 pandemic. One day earlier, Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth issued an order under the Emergency Program Law which cited the camp’s risks to health and safety, and the fact that there was less support and services available there because of a pandemic. The order said people had to move from three locations at noon on May 9, but the province extended the deadline for Victoria from Friday to May 20. There is help given and anger that requires a pandemic to get the government to move people into the room.
OUTBREAK SASKATCHEWAN: More than 150 cases of COVID-19 have occurred identified at the northern tip of Saskatchewan, including in vulnerable indigenous communities. The case reached an area that stretched north over the vast geographical area of the city of La Ronge. That includes cases in La Loche related to a trip from the Lake Kearl oil sand work camp north of Fort McMurray, Alta. Georgina Jolibois, former mayor of La Loche and former member of the NDP parliament, said housing and population density were the main concerns.
LONG TERM TREATMENT TRANSFER: Long-term care home in BC that does not yet have an outbreak of COVID-19 continue to receive new residents, giving priority to people coming from the hospital. The emphasis on hospital admission more than people who may be waiting at home for long-term care is part of the overall pandemic response to BC, because it makes more hospital beds available for potential surges in patients with COVID-19. However, the policy has raised questions about whether long-term care facilities, which have proven vulnerable to deadly virus outbreaks, are able to manage the protocols needed to keep staff and patients – both those present and those already there – safe.
DEATH DUE TO COVID19: The father of a worker at the High River abattoir in Cargill was the last to die in a plague at the facility. More than 900 workers have been infected in the largest single outbreak in Canada. Armando Sallegue, who lives with his son, died last week after falling ill. Carrie Tait talk to his family, which depicts a man who is very religious.
THEAT OPENING THEATER: BC announced on Wednesday that museums and galleries could reopen soon after mid-May. The cinema and symphony, he said, could potentially start again in June – but not at a meeting of more than 50 people. Professional sports and large concerts must wait for vaccines, treatment or community immunity. The theater company was not specifically mentioned in Wednesday’s announcement, but hearings at the largest Western Canadian theater company, Arts Club, generally exceeded 50 people in all three venues. “There is something between the 49th meeting and GM Place that is full,” said Ashlie Corcoran, artistic director of the Arts Club. “We want to do whatever is safe, we are happy to do our part. We only hope that the government will realize how important art and culture are to the fabric of our society. “
EDUCATION: Alberta is push forward with a plan to use performance-based funding for post-secondary education, even when Ontario withdrew from the same plan due to destabilization caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
DEADPOOL 2 DEATH: A Vancouver company involved in producing film Deadpool 2 has been fined $ 289,562.63 by WorkSafeBC for the death of an acrobat in a motorcycle accident while working in a scene for a film. B.C. Workplace safety agents, who previously discovered various failures in the planning and implementation of the action while the film was taken in 2017, are subject to administrative penalties against TCF Vancouver Productions Ltd. for the fatal incident.
STARTUP CALGARY: A Calgary startup that combines artificial intelligence, behavioral science and affection to help large collectors collect from rogue customers raised one of the largest venture capital financing in the city. Symend Inc. raised US $ 52 million from investors and plans to double more than 90 of its staff by the end of the year.
COVID-19 DISPUTES AGREEMENT: An Alberta judge said a full court was needed to decide whether the COVID-19 pandemic was a material change that could justify terminating the agreement to buy the company. This case has been closely monitored by the legal and business community because there is little Canadian law on the topic.
Gary Mason in senior care: “It’s clear that many of our seniors have been treated very badly. Pets are treated better. We don’t allow many people to enjoy the type of dignity they deserve in their last years. What happened, in many cases, really shameful. “
Jeffrey Jones in cutting oil production: “Even with increased business activity, oil storage will not begin to disappear until gasoline and jet fuel supplies are drained and refineries return to normal production levels. This can take months. However, the industry has proven its ability to adapt when forced to do so. “
Adrienne Tanner about the Vancouver tax increase: “I am among those who consider this year’s budget too rich to start. Now, as we head into a recession and most people are looking for ways to cut costs, the optics are even worse. But so far, no one on the council has proposed a budget review and looks set to pass next week with a fixed 7 percent increase. “