PTI ‘did not pay for tents’
According to Nawa-e-Waqt (April 11, 2016) when Imran Khan was about to address the nation at his house in Bani Gala, a group of traders who provided tent service to the PTI during its sit-in in Islamabad blocked the road and stopped reporters and cameramen. They said Khan should pay their Rs 4.6 million before he speaks about justice in the rest of Pakistan. They dispersed after famous party leader Naeemul Haq gave them assurances.
Woman beats up husband to stop second wedding
Jang reports (April 11, 2016) just when a man in Sahiwal was about to marry, his existing wife appeared on the scene and beat up (pitai) the groom and his relatives, who ran away (rafu chakkar). When the bride’s family found out he was already married, they also beat up the groom and a fake Pir who had come along (durgat banai). The man apologized to his first wife, who said she did not want a divorce and wanted to live with him (ghar basana).
How to detonate a hand grenade
Reported in Dunya (April 12, 2016) when a judge at an antiterrorism court in Karachi asked a policeman how a hand grenade is detonated, the cop took out the pin from the grenade to demonstrate. The grenade went off, injuring five people including the policeman and the judge.
Chinese citizens’ guard turns out fake
Reported in Express (April 12, 2016) the guard in charge of a contingent protecting Chinese citizens in Lahore’s Nishtar Colony turned out to be fake. When police questioned him, the civilian said the original guard had left to take care of some business, and told him to stand in for him. A report has been sent to Punjab Constabulary.
One arrested in boarding card swap fraud
Nawa-e-Waqt reports (April 13, 2016) a man was arrested from Lahore airport when he tried to go to Italy without a visa by swapping his boarding card with a Dubai-bound accomplice. Immigration officials have been asked to ensure the return of the accomplice from Dubai.
Traffic warden breaks motorist’s nose
According to Dunya (April 14, 2016) a traffic warden became so angry with a motorist that he beat the man up, breaking his nose. The victim’s family has filed a complaint with the police.
Shahbaz Sharif corrects Chinese translator
Jang says (April 15, 2016) Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif surprised everyone during a seminar with the vice governor of a Chinese province when he corrected a mistake made by the translator. The chief minister is fluent in Chinese language. Earlier, he complained that the translations were much longer than the original comments.
Fire at Lahore airport shows extinguishers don’t work
Dunya reports (April 16, 2016) a forklift that removes vehicles from the no-parking area at Lahore Airport burst into flames. The emergency fire extinguishers at the airport did not work. The Fire Brigade had to be called. The driver of the forklift burnt his hand, and was taken to a hospital.
Transformer thief was Wapda official
Reported in Dunya (April 17, 2016) a thief who stole live electricity transformers from various localities in Lahore turned out to be a Wapda line superintendent. His accomplice, a private workshop owner, was also arrested after police seized the stolen transformers from his workshop.
Swat University fires proctor over gender segregation rule
The chief proctor of Swat University was suspended after he issued a notification saying girls and boys seen sitting or walking together would be fined up to Rs 5,000 and their parents would be summoned to the university, reports Nawa-e-Waqt (April 17, 2016). The vice chancellor said the university had placed no such restrictions and the notification was issued without his approval.