"It happened when I visited my beloved aunt last weekend upon the pressing request of my kids as they want to hang around with the most mischievous children of the world (their cousins). After thinking about a thousand times, I agree to give way to their request only to hear a deafening Hurrah shout but with the promise to behave like the well mannered kids. Upon reaching there, I and my aunt was overwhelmed by the emotions as we haven’t met for last few months. As we lie down comfortably on the couch after greetings, the kids ran to play outside. We get very much involved in the chit chat that almost forgotten the kids as I will sure enough they will keep the promise.
What! If the promise is not kept After an hour of no hear and seen from the kids, my sixth sense start pulsating. Upon my request, we began searching for the kids every nook and corner of the house under the beds, behind the curtains, in the store room but all the efforts end in vain. Our anxiety start reaching the pinnacle after this nothing found search. We also open the front door to look as if the kids were outside. Now the fear factor starts pouring in and the halo of unending frightening thoughts begins surrounding us. I am about to burst into tears then I clicked to peep into the Kitchen also. Upon stepping into the kitchen ,we instantly got struck by a great show. O My God!!!!!! What the mess is this? The kids were busy dusting Flour at each other. They have become unidentifiable…all in all in Flour from Head to Toe. Hairs turned Grey, Dark blue shoes turned White…….The kids were also remained awestruck as they were caught red handed. But before I start saying anything, they turned towards us somewhat ashamed saying S O R R Y. I instantly got hold of them, bade farewell to my aunt, rush towards the home with my FLOUR DUSTED CUTE kids.
Next time I restrict myself taking them to my aunt but deep down I enjoyed the instant caught scene so do they.”
Unpaid bills: Gas supply to PM House, Parliament disconnected
LAHORE: Only a few days after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ordered serious action against electricity and gas bill defaulters, the gas supply to his own official residence was cut off over unpaid bills worth Rs4.7 million.
Roznama Express correspondent Zia Tanoli reported on Monday that Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) has disconnected gas supply to the Prime Minister House Islamabad, Parliament lodges, Convention Centre and Federal Shariat Court among other government offices.
According to the SNGPL spokesperson, Parliament House has dues worth Rs1.3 million, Parliament Lodges Rs770,000, Federal Shariat Court Rs224,000 and Governor House Rs8.8 million.
All the defaulters had been sent notices several times but no response was received, the spokesperson said.
Interestingly, PM Nawaz had chaired a high-level meeting on April 23 regarding the overall electricity and gas distribution system where he had ordered strict action to be taken against electricity pilferers and bill defaulters.
He had directed the authorities to not even spare government installations and offices.
LAHORE: A nine-month-old child was booked by Lahore police for the alleged attempted murder of a police officer and was even presented before a session judge’s court on Thursday.
The ‘accused’ was granted an interim bail after he appeared in Judge Rafaqat Ali’s court with his grandfather, Muhammad Yaseen. However, the infant started crying in the court when his grandfather held his thumb to dip it in ink and put its print on the bail bonds – since the tot could not sign it himself.
According to the FIR, the baby, along with his uncles and grandfather, attacked the police officers, bailiff team and some Sui gas employees with wooden rods and pelted them with stones. While the infant was being formally charged during Thursday’s hearing, he was busy suckling on his pacifier.
A police team along with a bailiff and some Sui gas employees raided Muhalla Thanedaran to sever gas connections of houses that had not paid their dues, the FIR reads.
Muhammad Yaseen, his sons Irfan and Imran as well as Imran’s son, first pelted stones at them and then attacked them with wooden clubs, causing the police team and Sui gas employees to run for their lives.
ASI Kashif, the complainant, said the accused caught him and beat him up, giving him a head injury. They also threatened to kill him, he claimed in the FIR.
Police lodged the FIR against all of Muhammad Yaseen’s family members, which unilaterally also included Imran’s son. But they did not bother to find out that Imran only has one child, his nine-month-old son, whom Yaseen then brought to court for the hearing. “He was nominated in the FIR so I took the child to court,” he told The Express Tribune.
Police were quick enough to shift the blame on the plaintiff of the FIR, ASI Kashif, saying they did not know that one of the accused was a child.
Taking action, DIG Operations Rana Abdul Jabbar has ordered the suspension of ASI Kashif for lodging an FIR against an infant, but the move was taken only after the nine-month-old ‘suspect’ got bail from the judge.
The DIG also sought a report on the incident from Iqbal Town SP Tauseef Haider and appointed Headquarter SP Maroof Safdar Wahla as inquiry officer.
DIG Jabbar said, “A nine month old can never commit such a crime. This incident took place due to sheer misunderstanding on the police’s part and was not done on purpose.”
Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and Minister for Human Rights and Minorities Affairs Khalil Tahir Sindhu also took notice of the incident and have sought a report.
In 1947, a few weeks after Pakistan’s independence, a group of politicians, army generals, journalists, intellectuals and milkmen (highly revered as fortune tellers in the local culture) met for a long series of meetings on what to do with this newly born country.
Seeing that Pakistan had dozens of ethnicities, who spoke scores of languages, each of which had hundreds of dialects and thousands of curses, it was decided that the country should celebrate its “diversity” from there on in. Unfortunately email facilities in the 1940s weren’t quite what they are now, and so somewhere between a garbled accent and a missed keystroke, the press release for this conference announced that Pakistan had decided to revel in its “adversity”.