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Chigumbura rues Gayle let off

CANBERRA: Zimbabwe skipper Elton Chigumbura said his side had been unfortunate with the lbw review when Gayle was on nought. Replays showed the ball hitting Gayle’s pads and he was initially given not out by umpire Steve Davis, only for Zimbabwe to seek a referral. The TV umpire ruled umpire’s call, adjudicating the ball was going to clip the top of ...

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Embezzlement: Rs2.3m recovered from C&W dept official

SHABQADAR: The anti-corruption department in Charsadda has recovered Rs2.3 million from a Communication and Works department contractor while an enquiry has been initiated into alleged corruption in the department, Tehsil Headquarters Hospital Shabqadar and the municipal committee. Published in The Express Tribune, February 25th, 2015.

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Model town violence : Court dismisses cops’ bail pleas

LAHORE: A division bench of Lahore High Court (LHC) dismissed the bail applications of two policemen accused of being involved in the June 17 Model Town violence on Tuesday.  Constables Khurram and Naveed told the court that they were not involved in the violence. They said they were being made scapegoats. A deputy prosecutor general told the court that they had ...

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Public order: CM says securing citizens’ lives is state’s responsibility

LAHORE:  Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said on Tuesday that securing citizens’ lives and properties was the responsibility of the state. He was speaking at a meeting convened to review the law and order situation in the province. Sharif directed the police to efficiently discharge its duty to maintain order. He said emergency measures had been taken in the wake of ...

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LHCBA election: Professionals, Ahsan Bhoon Group face off

LAHORE: Canvassing for the Lahore High Court Bar Association (LHCBA) election scheduled for February 28 is in full swing with polling a mere three days away. Contestants themselves are soliciting votes at the Lahore High Court entrance and at various lawyers’ chambers. Shahid Maqbool Sheikh and Mian Asghar Ali are Professional Group’s candidates for the offices of president and secretary. Ahsan ...

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Increased surveillance: Polyclinic to beef up security

ISLAMABAD: In a bid to avoid any untoward incident, the Polyclinic administration has requested that the police and Rangers increase surveillance around the facility as the hospital faces a shortage of security guards, said Dr Tanveer Malik, a member of the hospital’s media committee. Talking to The Express Tribune, he said a meeting was held with Islamabad Police Special Branch Assistant ...

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Sit-in for Karak district’s rights continues

KARAK:  Khattak Ittehad continued its protest for the eighth consecutive day on Tuesday against prolonged power outages and gas supply problems in Karak as well as delays in the construction of Khushal Khan Khattak University. Joined by other social and political organisations, Khattak Ittehad started the sit-in over a week ago in front of the district headquarters office at Sherdad ...

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Corporate results: Byco’s loss reduces, clocks in at Rs1.4 billion 2QFY15

KARACHI:  Better management of cash flows and quick crude-to-petrol conversion seems to be working for Byco Petroleum, which reported on Tuesday improvement in consolidated financial results for October-December 2014 quarter. Even though the integrated downstream company booked a loss of Rs1.4 billion, that was a 34% reduction in what it incurred in the same period a year ago. Result could ...

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Energy companies: ICCI demands fast-track privatization

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) has called on the government to go for fast-track privatisation of energy companies in order to get rid of the crisis which has badly crippled manufacturing activities and remained one of the major factors for slow growth of the economy. ICCI President Muzzamil Hussain Sabri said that centralisation of energy policymaking and ...

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