TOBA TEK SINGH: The police have arrested two people from Mansehra, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, in the blind murder of Sonia Bibi, who was killed on Oct 4 in Toba Tek Singh`s Raja Park locality.
District Police Officer Syed Karar Hussain told a press conference on Thursday that Sonia Bibi worked as a receptionist in a real estate office. She was shot dead while walking home with her father by two unidentified motorcyclists. The investigation revealed that Sonia had formed a friendship with Abdul Razaaq Shah of Mansehra through social media. Despite herpromise to marry Razaag, her parents rejected the proposal, resulting in Razaag and his friend Junaid syed carrying out a drive-by shooting.
Junaid drove the bike, while Razaaq fired the fatal shots.
INJURED: A student was shot and injured by a fellow student following a dispute at the G o y e r n m e n t Postgraduate College in Gojra on Thursday.
Arsalan and Nabeel, who had exchanged harsh words on Wednesday, saw tensions escalate as Nabeel attacked and injured Arsalan. He was shifted to the Gojra Tehsil Headquarters Hospital for medical attention.
FAIZ AHMED FAIZ: A seminar titled `A Talk with Mooneza Hashmi` was organised on Thursday at theUniversity of Agriculture Faisalabad, where speakers discussed the promotion of Faiz Ahmad Faiz`s ideas.
Mooneza Hashmi, Faiz`s daughter of the poet, and the guest of honour, shared insights into Faiz`s life and thoughts, as revealed through letters written to her father.
She highlighted ongoing efforts by the Faiz Foundation to digitize Faiz`s memories for public access, enriching lives with his timeless wisdom.
Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan presided over the seminar. He said the establishment of the Faculty of Art and Humanities in the university, which also featured a dedicated FaizBlock, was a remarkable step.
Dr Riaz Majeed advocated for the creation ofthe Faiz Ahmed Faiz Chair to preserve and research Faiz`s life and work.
Mooneza Hashmi and Dr Iqrar inaugurated the Kapas Mela at D Ground, showcasing new varieties, products, and models that captivated the campus community and visitors alike.
NEW BLOCK: In the Government College University of Faisalabad (GCUF), a new academic block and health center were inaugurated on Thursday.
The modern facilities include health and physiotherapy amenities, security offices, classrooms accommodating 1000 students, and faculty offices.VC Prof Dr Nasir Amin led the inauguration ceremony, marking a significant expansion in the university`s infrastructure.
FCCI: Economic sovereignty is imperative to achieve the objective of sustained growth, and for this purpose, we must get rid of aid and debts, said Dr Khurram Tariq, Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FCCI) president, at a seminar on `Breaking the Aid and Debt Chains`, by the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE) and the Pakistan Society of Development Economists (PSDE) on Thursday.
H said that financial mismanagement, coupledwith policy-related structural issues, has plunged Pakistan into a deep economic crisis.
Dr Tariq explained in detail the management of debt, financial market dynamics, issues related to foreign aid, power, and politics, highlighting that the record increase in the PSX indicates a bright future for Pakistan.
However, he said there is need to strengthen our institutions by observing financial discipline, coupled with transparency and judicious spending.
He said that the economic decline has been halted, and now we anticipate growth, particularly in the SME sector during the second half of 2024.