Dr Ernest Lall(late)

Dr Ernest Lall and his ophthalmologist wife from Nagpur, Dr. Pramila Lall worked at Christian Hospital, Taxila for over five decades extending low cost high quality medical care to millions of Pakistanis. They were instrumental in reviving it from the verge of closing down and transforming it into a large and stable general hospital. They both graduated from the Christian Medical College in Vellore, India in 1957. Ernest doing his residency in Surgery and Pramila in Ophthalmology. After getting married in March the same year, they moved to the tiny but historic city of Taxila, Pakistan where they joined a small Eye Hospital being run by missionaries from the Presbyterian Church of USA. Dr. Ernest Lall started his career as a surgeon and in 1965 was appointed the first Pakistani Medical Superintendent of the now world famous Christian Eye Hospital, Taxila. Over the years he has added a total of 76 buildings to the hospital Dr. Lall was the first Executive Secretary of the autonomous Presbyterian Church of Pakistan. He was instrumental in the creation of the Christian Hospital Association of Pakistan, the first cooperative body of Protestant and Catholic churches. He was a founder member of the Presbyterian Medical Board, founder member of Dar-ul-Hikmat, founder member of the Society for Cooperative Development and a Board Member of Gordon College Rawalpindi , Christian Hospital Quetta and Christian Hospital, Tank.



Fayaz Chohan removed as minister after derogatory remarks against Hindus

ISLAMABAD: Fayaz-ul-Hasan Chohan has been removed as Punjab Information Minister following his remarks against Hindus, sources said Monday.

The spokesperson for CM Punjab said that Fayaz Chohan decided to tender he resign in meeting with CM Punjab Usman Buzdar.

Sources Prime Minister Imran Khan took notice of the derogatory remarks of Fayaz Chohan and asked Chief Minister Usman Buzdar to take action against the minister by today.

Sources said Chohan was asked to resign and his resignation has been accepted by CM Punjab Usman Buzdar.

Syed Samsam Bukhari would succeed Chohan, sources said.

Taking notice of Chohan’s remarks, PM Imran Khan said, “There is no place for such derogatory remarks against minorities in Islam.”

President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi for exploring Ziyarah tourism potential of Uzbekistan

ISLAMABAD: President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi said relations between Pakistan and Uzbekistan are exemplary adding these relations would get a further boost in the coming days.

The President also underlined the importance of Uzbekistan in Ziyarah tourism and said both countries have great potential to strengthen bilateral cooperation in this particular field.

The President expressed these views during his meeting with Ambassador of Uzbekistan Furqat Sidikov who called on him at the

The President said this potential can be exploited by giving visa facilitation to citizens of the two countries, he added.

The President pointed out that Pakistan in the next five years would focus on greater rail and road connectivity, building oil and gas pipelines and electricity transmission networks with its regional neighbors, including Uzbekistan.

He highlighted that Gwadar Seaport with our national road and railway networks would offer the shortest route available to Uzbekistan in the region to a seaport. He appreciated Uzbekistan’s proposal of a railway link between Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Uzbekistan and welcomed its lead to host the 1st Expert meeting in December 2018.

The President also welcomed Uzbek initiatives for regional peace and security, especially for the reconciliation efforts in Afghanistan.

 He further said that Pakistan fully supports and encourages the peace talks between all stakeholders for a durable peace in Afghanistan. Enduring peace and stability in Afghanistan are in Pakistan`s interest, he added. He also appreciated Uzbekistan’s support for Pakistan’s successful election to the UN Human Rights Council.