The News – Grieving mother urges govt to bring home jailed son from India

Karachi – Sindh – Pakistan, 12 January 2019. A mother has put forth an appeal before the government of Pakistan to bring back her son who has been behind bars in India since over a decade over fake cases.

Inhabitant of the North Nazimabad area of the metropolis, Zubaida Khanum revealed to Geo News that her son Muhammad Fahad was held by authorities across the border over fake cases upon his visit in 2006 to meet his grandmother.

Moreover, Khanum protested that authorities in Pakistan had put no serious determinations in bringing her son back home in spite of several charges on Fahad getting dropped over the lack of evidence.

It was further revealed that Fahad is presently tangled in one case only, however due to the police officer who filed the case, failing to appear before the court, the unlawful sentence is being elongated.

“I want the government of Pakistan to launch efforts to free Fahad. It will be 13 years since he was given jail sentence. It has been long, I want to see him now,” she had stated.

https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/417931-grieving-mother-urges-govt-to-bring-home-jailed-son-from-india

The Tribune – Writer concerned over ‘trend’ against Panjabi

Patiala – Panjab – India, 10 January 2019. Dr Dalip Kaur Tiwana, eminent Punjabi novelist and short story writer, today raised concern over the “trend” against Panjabi among people. She said it was unfortunate that political powers rose over institutions of intellect.

She presided over a function devoted to sharing of literary and life experiences by litterateurs living in foreign countries during the World Panjabi Literary Conference in Punjabi University today.

The former Dean, Languages, at the university said the new generation of Panjabis living abroad were not learning Panjabi. “They do not read Panjabi in schools abroad. Only those who have emigrated from India take interest in it.

Moreover, a negative trend has started towards the language in Panjab as well. People think those who speak English and eat and wear according to the western lifestyle are superior.”

Dr Dalip Kaur had returned her Padma Shri award over growing attacks on freedom of speech in the country, said political interference in matters of literature and literary institutions was unfortunate.

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https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/punjab/writer-concerned-over-trend-against-punjabi/711626.html

Gravenstraat – Prinsengracht – Delftselaan

Gravenstraat
25 December 2018


Tram 16 to Statenkwartier


The Sting
On the left tracks from Torenstraat
On the right tracks to Torenstraat

Grote Markt
Prinsengracht
25 December 2018


Grote Markt – Trams from underground tram-station


Grote Markt – Bus 25 to Vrederust


Prinsengracht – RandstadRail Tram 3 to Zoetermeer Centrum

Delftselaan
25 December 2018


Tram 11 to Scheveningen Harbour

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Pakistan Today – Sardar Pawan Singh Arora appointed as first Sikh PRO to Punjab Governor

Lahore – Panjab – Pakistan, 11 January 2019. The provincial government on Friday appointed Sardar Pawan Singh Arora as the Public Relations Officer to Punjab Governor, according to a notification.

Born on April 12, 1989, Singh was previously Information Officer at Directorate General Public Relations Punjab.

In the past, the 29-year-old has also worked as a content writer at a leading advertising agency Message Communications and as a professional actor at Ajoka Theatre.

He has also been a radio broadcaster at Daily Nai Baat, Apna FM Network and Mast FM 103.

https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2019/01/11/sardar-pawan-singh-arora-appointed-as-first-sikh-pro-to-punjab-governor/

Dawn – Woman public prosecutor shot dead in Hafizabad

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Hafizabad – Panjab – Pakistan, 12 January 2019. Assailants shot dead a public prosecutor of Hafizabad in front of her house on Friday morning.

Police said Assistant District Public Prosecutor Naila Amjad would routinely go to a gym along with her husband Muhammad Zaman, a teacher at a private school. On Friday, they said, the couple left the house and the husband went in an adjacent street to bring his car when two motorcyclists shot at her and escaped.

Critically injured Naila Amjad breathed her last while being shifted to the District Headquarters Hospital of Hafizabad where doctors later conducted autopsy of the body.

Police registered a case against two unidentified suspects under sections 302 and 34 of Pakistan Penal Code on the report of Sajid Ali Awan, the brother of the deceased.

https://www.dawn.com/news/1457065/woman-public-prosecutor-shot-dead-in-hafizabad