BAHAWALPUR, Nov 21 :Punjab Emergency Rescue 1122 Emergency Control Room to be linked with landline, mobile services has chalked out plan to tackle foggy weather in the coming days. According to Divisional Emergency Officer Bahawalpur, Dr Asif Raheem Channar, fog lights have been installed at all the vehicles of Rescue 1122 in wake of fore-coming foggy season. He further said that Control Room Bahawalpur was being linked with all the tehsils. He informed that Pakistan Telecommunication Authority would link all the landline and mobile services with Control Room Bahawalpur where all the emergency calls would be received. He said this development will improve the functioning of Rescue 1122.
Taipei, Nov. 21 :Customs officers at Taiwan’s main airport confiscated more than 4,000 decorative jade items from a man who was returning from China on Monday, Taipei Customs said Tuesday.The Taiwanese man was carrying 4,218 undeclared jade items in his luggage, mostly bracelets, necklaces and other types of jewelry, when he arrived at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport from Beijing, the customs officers said.The Customs said it will get an appraisal of the items’ value to determine if the total exceeds NT$500,000 (US$17,000).Under Taiwan’s newly amended Money Laundering Control Act, passengers traveling to or from Taiwan are required to declare precious stones and jewelry valued at more than NT$500,000 or risk being fined.
ISLAMABAD, Nov 21 :Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) has arrested 2,585 drug traffickers during one year and nine months under its campaign, launched to curb this menace from the country. The year 2016 witnessed arrest of 1556 drug traffickers while 1029 were arrested during first nine months of current year. The statistics issued by Ministry of Narcotics Control on Tuesday showed ANF managed to register 2216 cases against drug traffickers during the period (January 2016 to September 30, 2017). Of the total, the year 2016 witnessed registration of 1305 cases while during first nine months of this year, the authorities concerned registered 911 cases against drugs traffickers. Moreover, during 2016, the authorities seized 240.1 MT of different kinds of narcotics while this year the quantity of narcotics seizure was 214.3 MT. Upon contact, official sources said Pakistan has been enjoying status of “Poppy Free State” since 2001. However, poppy is still grown in remote areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), Balochistan and Sindh by few locals. There is no known manufacturing laboratory of narcotics in the country.
BAHAWALPUR, Nov 21 :All the academic material of Allama Iqbal Open university is available online for the students. This was told by Regional Director Allama Iqbal Open University Khwaja Muhammad Sabir while addressing a workshop of tutors of Bahawalpur Region. He told that library of Bahawalpur campus has been linked with main library of the AIOU university from where audios, videos and books in form of PDF can be accessed. He told that more than 50000 students of Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar and Lodhran distrcits are seeking distance education from the university among which majority are female students who can continue higher education from home. He told that 20 Study Centers have been set up by the university in Bahawalpur Region at tehsil levels while 22 Examination Centers have also been established of which two are located at Central Jail Bahawalpur and Central Jail Bahawalnagar to give opportunities to jail inmates for getting education