Archive for March, 2006

3rd Panj Pani Theatre Festival

I attended this wonderful Punjabi festival last year. Be sure to attend atleast two to three of the plays.

“The third Panj Pani Theatre Festival featuring 22 performances by Indian and Pakistani theatre groups will open at Alhamra Art Centre with Indian group Rang Manch’s play ‘Dulla Bhatti’ today (Friday), Ajoka Theatre’s Madeeha Gauhar said in a press conference.

She said the weeklong festival’s theme this year is ‘beyond borders’ and it will feature 139 artists from seven Indian theatre groups, who will arrive in Pakistan according to their performance schedule. Madeeha Gauhar said Ajoka would perform its new production ‘Surkh Gulaban Da Mausam’ during the festival, and Ajoka Children Theatre and India’s Springdale School would play ‘Border Border’.”

ILM’s new Campus

Institute of Leadership & Management is constructing this huge campus near Revenue Housing Society.


Waiting for the Rs 5 fare bus

The five-rupee fare bus is becoming popular among commuters all over the city, who’re ready to wait for longer than usual for the low-fare bus.

The DHA Shuttle Service charges a five rupee flat fare, while other franchised services charge Rs 6 to Rs 14 on all local routes, leaving people wondering how they manage.

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The billboard mess at Liberty square

A pure example of Advertising clutters.


anyone need free Rozee Job Fair ticket?

I have one free Rozee Job Fair ticket for 2nd April. As I’m not going, I can give it to someone interested which can save him/her 100 rupees to attend the fair. Email me at me@[nospam] and I’ll forward you the ticket, which you can print out to show at entrance. Btw, it bears my name on it.

Anyone interested?

Main ‘Macs’

Lahore/Pakistan’s first McDonald’s on Main Boulevard, Gulberg with Pakistan’s first women-only shopping plaza nearing completion.


3D view Cameras


A lot of these have recently been installed at various malls & fun-places. I myself tried at one; it was about natural scenes looking amazingly real.


Furniture Sale at Kalamkaar

Exhibition of classic & modern home/office furniture, interiors in different designs at Kalamkaar, 19-K.M. Ferozpur Road Lahore – 54760.

From 1st April to15th April 2006
Timings: 11:00am to 6:30pm

Pakistan’s first Compost plant opening today


The country’s first compost plant, which would convert organic waste into fertiliser, will be inaugurated today (Friday). The plant has been set up at Mahmood Booti near Band Road with the financial assistance of a multinational company on build, operate and transfer (BOT) basis for 25 years.

City District Government Lahore (CDGL) officials told that the plant, bought from Belgium, would transform around 20 percent of the city’s waste, around 1,000 tonnes of garbage, daily into 250 tonnes of organic fertiliser.


Lahore Compost (Private) Limited is a Saif Group company, operating in the field of environmental management. The company has set up its first composting plant at Mahmood Booti under an agreement with the City District Government Lahore (CDGL). The project has been setup on Build-Operate-Transfer basis, whereby the project will be transferred to CDGL after a period of 25 years. This is the first public-private project in Pakistan on such a large scale in the area of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) recycling.

The project will utilize organic content of MSW, mainly consisting of household kitchen waste, to convert it into compost (organic fertilizer) through a process of 70 to 90 days. Compost is a 100% naturally rich organic amendment used for improving the performance of all types of soils. It contains no synthetic chemicals; its natural occurring nutrients are derived slowly from the raw material used. Rich in valuable micro-organisms and humus content, it can be used for wide range of agricultural fertilizer.

Lahore Compost

Indo-Pak writers call for easing visa conditions

Writers and intellectuals from India and Pakistan have urged both the governments to ease visa conditions for reviving and strengthening people contacts between the two sides.

They were addressing the International Shah Hussain Conference organized by World Punjabi Congress (WPC) here on Thursday. Prominent among those who spoke on the occasion were WPC Chairman Fakhar Zaman, Dr Alia Imam, WPC Chief, India Seteha Paul, Saeed Ullah, Dr Sabir Afaqi, Afaq Azad, Abdul Tusif, Farkhanda Lodhi and Dr Samoon.

Fakhar Zaman said both the countries should bring drastic changes in the visa system to facilitate the visitors. He said that Pakistani and Indian writers had all the potentials to bring both the nations closer. Dr Alia Imam demanded to further improved relations between the peoples of both the countries. Dr Fatima Hussain called for collective efforts to end poverty faced by peoples of India and Pakistan.

Source: The News

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