Archive for October, 2006

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Amazing moments captured by Awais Yaqub at Rawal Lake

Rawal Lake

Good Cop Catches Bad Cop

Oh today in the morning such an interesting news I read … sharing here … so enjoy …

City police caught a rare robber on Sunday night – the driver of the police escort van of Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed. It was both a case of “a cop turning a robber” and “good cops catching a bad cop“.

As told by police, driver Shakeel Ahmed was returning to Rawalpindi after escorting Sheikh Rashid to his residence in Islamabad when the devil took hold of him – or was it his cousin Naeem Akhtar who was with him?

Shakeel eyed two men waiting at the CDA bus stop and stopped his van, its red and blue lights flashing.

The late hour was reason enough to question them and, in the process, rob them of their cell phones and a total sum of Rs1,050. Job done, the van took off in the direction of Pirwadhai.

One of their victims however picked up the courage to report the robber cop to the nearby police picket.

That set the Islamabad police on a chase. SHO Sabzi Mandi finally caught up with them, busy robbing another citizen at Pirwadhai More. One of their earlier victims who had accompanied the SHO identified them as the culprits.

“We caught them red-handed. They had snatched the cell phone of their third victim. We recovered the phone and took them into custody,” SHO Khurshid Khan said.



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Hot Naan becomes Cold …

“Hot Naan” has become dearer in the city. It is now being sold by Tandoorwalas for Rs3.50, or 50 paisas more than the officially fixed rate of Rs3. Some restaurants are charging even Rs4.

The sudden increase in the price of Naan would particularly pinch the low-income families hardest.

The Rs3 price of Naan fixed two years ago was raised to Rs3.50 just before Eidul Fitr.


Kid’s Play

A vendor has put up toys on display to attract customers at the Rose and Jasmine Garden …!

via Dawn

Naan Tale

Uff yah Naan

Naanbai at work in Sitara Market as the price of Naan has been increased arbitrarily by Tandoorwalas here …!

And not to mention the size and quality has largely suffered … for teh same price in Lahore you can get a very well-made … well-sized Naan … even with a heavy amount of Tills (Sesame Seeds) on them … but here … don’t ask :/

Charles and Camilla Arrives

Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, arrived late Sunday night on their first visit to Pakistan amid tight security.

Charles and CamillaOn arrival at the Chaklala Airbase the royal couple was received by various officials from Govt.

From the airport the royal couple was driven off straight to the Punjab House where they will be lodging during their stay in the capital. Later, they will also be going to Peshawar, Lahore and visit an earthquake affected area.

Boating ~ Rawal Lake

Boating Fun

Families enjoy boat ride in Rawal lake, as the week-long Eid holidays came to an end … !

Via Dawn


Private Security Companies have been operating in the country under an administrative order issued by the Ministry of Interior in 1988. The Private Security Companies Ordinance of ICT has been issued by the Federal Government. Necessary rules for the Companies functioning in Islamabad Capital Territory are also being framed by the Federal Government. The Private Security Companies are suppose to function in the Provinces under Provincial Ordinance / rules being framed in the light of the Ordinance issued by the Federal Government. Private Security Companies are required to register themselves with the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) under the Companies Ordinance, 1984. Individuals / group of individuals who intend to establish a private security company may approach the Security and Exchange. Commission of Pakistan at Islamabad / Provincial Capitals. The SECP will register the company after meeting the formalities. Seven complete sets of documents are sent by the SECP to Ministry of Interior for NOC. The process of issuance of NOC by Ministry of Interior normally takes three to four months. A fee of Rs. 10,000 is required to be paid in the bank in the Head of Account Major Head-1300000-Miscellaneous Receipts, Minor Head-1390000-Other Receipts (NES). Detailed Head-1391200-Other Receipts-Fees Fines & forfeitures. Sub-Detailed Head (New)-1391213-other Receipt-Registration fees for Private Security Companies. For operation in the Provinces / Islamabad Capital Territory the Company is required to approach the concerned Home Secretary / Chief Commissioner, Islamabad for grant of license for operation in the respective jurisdiction. Provincial Governments / ICT will charge Rs. 25,000/- for the issuance of license for operation in the Province / ICT and renewal fee of Rs. 5000/- per annum. The affairs of the Private Security Companies will be regulated as per Ordinance and rules framed by the Provinces / ICT. Federal Government is prescribing a standard uniform for the guards of Private Security Companies which may not resemble with the uniforms of Pakistan Armed Forces and other Law enforcement agencies. The guards of Private Security Companies are required to be properly trained and equipped. Weapons cannot be displayed by these guards outside the premises being guarded by them. The practice is being violated in Islamabad in particular beside in the country by many companies as one is common run by a retired Major Tariq Qasmi in Islamabad in name of “Integrative Security Companies” at Flat no 6, G – 10 /1, I &T Centre, Islamabad. He is supported by serving Generals, so any complaint lodged against him is useless. A policy drafted and not implemented is the weakness of our system. Who will correct it ? Ministry of Interior ? / NAB ? / Federal Police ? / TV Channels ? / Newspapers ? / FIA ? / Army ? / ISI ?

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