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Four LDA employees acquitted

AN Anti Corruption Court on Thursday acquitted four officials of the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) in high-rise building case.

The Anti Corruption Department had registered a case against LDA employees namely Rai Ashraf, Fiaz Zaheer, Zia Hussain and Akhter Abid.

All aforementioned accused were allegedly involved in corruption by allowing people for constructing extra storeys of the buildings after receiving heavy amounts as bribe.

They were also alleged for mushroom growth of illegal buildings.

On Thursday, the court, after hearing the final arguments of the counsel of accused Ali Imran Rao, acquitted all the accused.

Prosecution failed to prove charges levelled against the said employees.

PMA Lahore polls postponed: Additional District and Sessions Judge Tariq Masod Bhatti on Thursday postponed the elections of the Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) Lahore for indefinite period, seeking record from the Pakistan Medical Association authorities by April 2.

The Pakistan Medical Association Lahore polls were challenged by Dr. Khalid Mehmod who contented that receipts were not issued to the doctors who had submitted annual fees.

said that new members were not included in the voter lists.

He alleged that Pakistan Medical Association administration, violating the court orders, had announced an unopposed cabinet ten days before the date of elections.

The act had kept all the doctors wanting to participate in elections from the electoral process.

He implored the court to set aside election results and take an action against the authorities concerned.

On this, the court has summoned the authorities concerned with the relevant record by April 2.

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