Lahore: Beware — snakes at Jallo Park

By Shoaib Ahmed

LAHORE, July 26: Jallo Park, a recreational place along the city canal, has become a haunt of deadly snakes, but despite the death of a forest department driver caused by cobra bite no measures have been taken to warn the visitors of the danger or to treat a possible victim.

A number of snake-bite incidents have been reported in the park, and recently a driver lost his life when bitten by a cobra while peeing close to a bamboo cluster. The death has terrorised the park staff.

However, visitors are still unaware of the lurking threat.

Park’s wildlife Director Anwar Maan, confirming presence of deadly snakes there, said these reptiles often remained hidden in thick bushes, tree roots and under different natural covers.

Recently, he said, the park staff had found a pair of cobras under a heap of bricks being loaded on a trolley.

The director said snake-bite incidents had been reported in the park and animals were more exposed to such accidents. Some deer, including a chinkara and a hog deer, had fallen a prey to snake bite, he added.

A park official, on the condition of anonymity, told Dawn that the cobras who killed the driver had become aggressive and chase away those who accidentally tress passed their territory.

A snake charmer said snakes were abundant in the park. “Recently I caught three cobras and put them in the snake house of the park.”

He said he always carried with him a herbal medicine to cure snake bite. Mr Maan said the forest department had surveyed the bamboo cluster that had concentration of snakes and was planning to chop it off.

Sadly, in the entire park there was no signboard to caution the visitors against snakes.

When asked what measures the park management had taken to warn people of snakes, the director said it was the job of the forest department.

Source: Daily Dawn, 27/7/2008

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  1. Assalam o alikum
    Sir,
    hum aehlay eilaka khuch arsay say bohat tungg hain kayun kay khuch jhootay reporter joo apnay app ko janbaz akhbar ka reporter kaehtay hain lakin woh reporter nahin hain bulkay jhootay makar or police kay jhootay mukbar hain or media ka name ka glat istamal kar rahien aisa lagtah hai kay jaisay akhbar kay nam per punjab ki goverment nay in logon ko logon kay sath ziyatiyan karnay ka licence jari kar diya hai jin may faisal raza kazmi us ki biwi or un ka 1 or partner ubaid hai joo nawan kot police station lahore say mill kar khud bhi dhiyaddiyan lagatay hain or police ki bhi jeeboon ko garam kartay hain sir main app kay plate forum say in jhootoon or mukaroon ko baynikab karna chahatah hoon sir yah loog bohat say baygunahoon ko tung kartay hain or police say mil kar logoon ko tung kartay hain or black mail karnay ka bhi hunar inhay acchay say atta hai or yahan tuk kay in ko poochanay wala koi bhi nahi hai bulkay police kay khuch afsaran jo sub khuch jantay howay bhi in kay sath milay hovay hain kay sahi kiya hai or gulat kiya hai sir muggar police tooh in ka hukam aisay manntti hai jaisay beeta apnay bap ka hukam mantaa hai or baygunah logon kay sath ziatiyan yahan per saray amm hoo rahien hain or in jhootay mukbaroon kay hukam sadir karnay per jhotay parchay katna shaid in logon ka musgallah ban gaya hai shareef logoon ko tung kiya ja raha hai sir main nay bohat umeed rakh kar app ko email ki hai kay app apnay programme main is ko zarooor shamil karien or in kay khilaf sakhat action lain kauyn kay in ka jo akhbar hai janabaz woh yakeenan abc certified nahi ho ga or yah chotay motay akhbar kay nam per logon ko tung kartay hain or black mail kartay hain sir yah faisal raza kazmi ki begum khud bohat loose chracter woman hai or yah police kay baday baday afsaran ko khud bhi prostitude kay toor per paish karti hai or mukhtalif shareef ladkiyaun ko bhi galat rastoon per mayle karti hai or in ka partner ubaid inthaii ghatiya family say taluq rakhta hai main nay yah haqeeqat is liyay app ko batyi hai kay app hamesha such ka hi sath daitay hain or sir jub koi in ko koi yah kehta hai kay hum insaf manganay kay liyay khadim alla punjab Mian Shahbaz Shareef kay pass jayien gay tooh yah kehaty hai jayoo jiss kay pass jana hai jayoo hum kisi say nahi dartay or humara koi kiya begadd saktah hai kisi bhi khadim kay pass chalay jayoo or jann say marnay ki bhi dhamkiyan daitay hain sir in kay liyay tooh qanoon aisa hai jaisay qanoon in kay bap ki jageer hai sir please humay in lutaroon say nijat dilwaien in ka jiss per dil karta hai sharab ka case dal daitay hain jiss per dil karta hai charas ka case dall daitay hain jiss ladki per dil ajayay usko apni or police afsaran ki huvas ka shikar bana laitay hain please sir humari aehlay eilaka ki request per is andheer nagri ki laqanooniyat ko qanooni aman ka ghaiwara bana diaen hum sub aehlay ilaqa ki Mian shabaz shareef say or chief justice pakistan say pur zoor insaf ki apeeal hai kay humay in logoon say nijat dilwai jaiay or in kay akhbar ko cancel kar kay hamesha kay liyay bund kiya jaiyay
    thank you sir mujhay umeed hai kay app is sub ka uz khud notice laitay hovay in kay khilaf sukhat action laien gay or humay in logon say nijat dilwaien gay

    1. muhammad ahsan shabbir

      aoa.i am from agri university fsd. i am eligible for laptop but uni administration excluded me from laptop list.It is totaly unjustice sir.i comlained to uni that they should included me but he not take any serious actiom .is it punjab goernment justice and merit. i guranteed they included evening students in phase 1 distribution which is only our morning students right.plz take action and help in giving justice me and all other affected eligible students.i hear mr. shahbaz sharief will take action my reading complain.thanks.muhammad ahsan shabbir from uaf,fsd

  2. sir mera taluk sabza zar kay ilaqay say hai sir khuch dinoo say hum logg bohat pareshan hain kayun kay janbaz akhbar ka chief reporter jiss ka name Sayed Faisal Raza Kazmi or us ka sathi Ubaid nami ladkay nay is ilaqay main kisi bhi shareef admi ka rahena mohal kar diya hai is ka jiss kay khilaf dil karta hai jhoota case bana daieta hai or police ki rehnmai kay sath logon ko black mail kar laita hai or police bhi is ka hi sath daienay per majboor hai sir jub koi yah kaehtah hai kay hum insaf kay liyay Shahbaz shareef kay pass jayien gay tooh woh kehta hai kay main nay baday khadim alla punjab aisay diekhayien hain kai ayaye or kaie gayay sir ub too aisa lagtah hai kay yahn per insaf milna na mumkin hai sir hum log is black mailer ki damkhiyun say or is say bohat tung a gayay hain or sir hu nay bohat jaga per is kay baray main complain ki hain magar abhi tuk kisi nay bhi is kay khilaf action nahi liya or sir aisa lagtha hai kay is ko goverment nay akhbar kay nam per black male karnay ka licence jarikar diya hai lakin sir main nay bohat zaida umeed rakh kar app ko yah pegam pohnchaya hai sir yah khud logon ki shareef ladkiyun ko apni havas ka shikar banatya hain magar log in kay khilaf koi bhi kadam utthanay say dartay hain kayun kay yah har kisi ko jan say marnay ki dhamkiyan daitay hain or har shaks dar kay maray chup kar jatat hai sir please humay in black malaryoon say nijat dilwaiyen or humay insaf daien humay app ki ilawa ub kisi per bhi yakeen nahi kay koi is kay khilaf khuch kar sakay gaa

  3. assalam o alikum
    sir,
    mere Shabaz Shareef Sahab say Chief justic Sahab say or Yousaf raza gillani say or Asif ali zardari say request hai kay humay is black mailer Janbaz akhbar kay chief reporter Syed Faisal Raza Kazmi say or is ki jhooti team say bachaya jayay inhoon nay police kay sath mill kar humary ilaqay ka sakoon tabah kar diya hai or yah apni biwi ko batooray prostitude alla afsarnay bala ko paesh karta hai or shareef logon ki baetiyun say zayidityan karta hai or kehta hai kay main kisi say bhi nahi darta hoon main reporter hoon main joo chayoon kar saktah hoon please sir humay is black mailer say nijat dilwaien is ko or is ki poori jhooti team ko sakhat say sakht saza daien or is ka jo akhbar hai woh cancell kiya jayay kayun kay akhbar ka matlab hai jo log afsaran balla tuk nahi poonch saktay un ki awaz afsran balla tak akhbar kay zaryay tuk poohchana hai mugar akhbar kay nam per black mailing tooh 1 zangeen jurm hai or yah kaehna main joo chahyoon karoon jaisay pakistan main qanoon nam ki koi cheez nahi hai please sir is kay is ki biwi kay or in kay partner ubaid kay or in ki poori jhooti team kay khilaf action lain or humay pooray ilakay ko iss say nijat dilwaiyen

  4. asif butt

    sir,
    please is jhootay akhbar Janbaz ko check kiya jayay kay yah ABC certified hai or yah jiss ka hai aya woh is kabil hai us ki coallification hai kay woh akhbar ko chala sakay sir is ka Chief reporter Syed Faisal Raza Kazmi jooh itna coallified nahi hai or is ki poori team main say koi bhi itna coallified nahi hai bulkay bohat hi kum padhay likhay hain jin ko sahi tareekay say english bhi bolni toh door ki batt likhni padni nahi atti hai please sir is kay khilay sakht action lain or is ka yah andheer nagri ka jooh dhanda hai us ko bund karien akhir sir hum bhi is mulk kay shahri hain humay bhi jinay ka poora huq hai kiya humary liyay koi qanoon nahi hai kiya humaray liyay thoora sa insaf nahi hai please sir humay is akhbari jalzaz or jhootay makar or ayyar insan say nijat dilwayie jayay

  5. SYED AQDAS RAZA

    Respected chief minister Punjab

    Mein Jia Bagga District Lahore PP-160 & NA-129 ka rashi hoon Aur Shai family se talook rekhta hoon aur Qamyam-e-Pakistan se ley kr ab tk 10 Mahram ko Shabi-e-Zuljhana ki ziyarat nikaltay hain jo ke Lenience aur root manzoor shoda hai 65 years mein aj tk koi masla nhi lekin is saal aik Soni Molvi Mohammad Abid Jalli ne Villege Jia Bagga mein Shia fika ke khalaf pro-proghda kia howa hai aur apne khutab mein loog se Halaf leta hai ke 10 Mahram ko Shai jaloos ko nhi nikalne den ge aur Police intazamiya khamosh hai koi action nhi ley rhi hum ne application CCPO lahore aur DIG special Branch ko bhi di hai ke humari hafazat ke liye Jaloos ka control Pak Army ko diya jaye. Koun ke humara Police per yaqeen nhi hai is Molvi ne Police ki mujoodgi mein Shia ke khalaaf jalsa kia tha 22 October ko jis mein is ne shia farikey ko ghaliyan di aur bohat borey lizal laga aye aur ye jalsa bhi Shia Family ke gharoon ke pass kia gia police ki mujoodgi mein aur is jalse. sir hum PML(N) ke work hain aur aj tk kis dosri jamat ko vote nhi diya ap jis ki tasdeek ap kr sktay hain humari ap se request hai ke. Maharam ke majlis ko Pak Army ke control mein kia jaye ap ki bohat mehbani ho gi.

    Thanks & Best Regards

    Syed Aqdas Raza 0345-4545792

  6. Asifa

    Respected Sir,ap jo jo kam kar rahay hain allah pak ap ko us ka ajjar de ameen or sir ap se request hy ke merey dada abu nawaz shareef sb ke bohat close the or ham sb raiwind ke rahny waly hain hm ne bohat bar koshish ke k ap se rabita ho q k apna gar nai hy kae bar ap k office or gar tak gay per koi milney nai deta mehar bani kejiyah or ashiyana sechem me ek gar de den,or bhai ke job lagwa den

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  9. Nawaz

    What is wrong with you people. I came to this article wanting to read about snakes in Lahore, and associated comments. What I found was an article about snakes in a park – which is good, and performs a public service. However, the comments that follow have nothing to do with real snakes, but more about snakes in human form.

    Can you people please try and stick to the topic in the article. Any complaints that you have against the corrupt in Pakistani society, you should take up with the people concerned. That could include holding demonstrations outside their workplaces and their homes. If that doesn’t do the trick, advertise their corruption in local and national media, perhaps even on facebook and twitter.

    If none of the above works, then I suggest you try something that is currently sweeping through some of the Arab lands – a ‘Pakistani Spring’.

  10. IRFAN ANWAR

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    TO,
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    2:INSPECTOR GENERAL POLICE PUNJAB
    3:CHIEF JUSTICE OF PAKISTAN
    4:SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORK
    5:Regional Police Officer Faisalabad
    6:City Police officer Faisalabad

    FROM,
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    SUBJECT = GIVE ME JUSTICE (INSAF)
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  11. IRFAN ANWAR

    A SILENT MESSAGE
    TO,
    1:CHIEF MINISTER PUNJAB MIAN SHEHBAZ SHARIF
    2:INSPECTOR GENERAL POLICE PUNJAB
    3:CHIEF JUSTICE OF PAKISTAN
    4:SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORK
    5:Regional Police Officer Faisalabad
    6:City Police officer Faisalabad

    FROM,
    IRFAN ANWAR A FRACTURE PERSON IN BUILTS INJURY

    SUBJECT = GIVE ME JUSTICE (INSAF)
    I am residential of Chak # 77 J.B, Mulanpur Police Station Theikriwala District Faisalabad. On 6 july 2011 I was stand in frount of my house at Chak # 77 J.B, Mulanpur District Faisalabad that suddenly 1:muhammad Ashfaq 2: Muhammad Waqas 3:Muhammad Bilal 4:Abdul Razzaq and 2 unknown person came here and They hit Me on fire. My F.I.R # 506/11 U/C 324/148/149 registered against 4 nomited person and 2 unknown person at Police station theikriwala District Faisalabad. I faced 7 builts in my whole body i.e Left leg Right Leg Left Arm and abdomin injured for fire arm. But Police Station Theikriwala Investigation Officer Sub Inspector Ghulam Muhammad announced all nomited person in F.I.R without arrest. Sub Inspector Ghulam Muhammad Police Station Theikriwala (Present Duty) Police Station Lundianwala District Faisalabad is a currupt Police Officer. I request to all Senior,s That give me justice (INSAF). I request to all Senior,s that Dismisssed Sub Inspector Ghulam Muhammasd and arrest to all nominated person in F.I.R # 506/11 Police Station Theikriwala Disrrict Faisalabad. Please give me Justice because Police did not give me Justice. If now didnot give me Justice (INSAF) then I shall selfdied outside The Punjab Assembly. I repeted that give me Justice (INSAF). I shall be very Thankful to you for the Act of Kindness. I shall pray for Your live Long.
    your cooprate in this regard will be higly appriciated.
    Irfan Anwar S/O Muhammad Anwar Chak # 77 J.b, Mulanpur Police Station Theikriwala District Faisalabad
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  12. IRFAN ANWAR

    A SILENT MESSAGE
    TO,
    1:CHIEF MINISTER PUNJAB MIAN SHEHBAZ SHARIF
    2:INSPECTOR GENERAL POLICE PUNJAB
    3:CHIEF JUSTICE OF PAKISTAN
    4:SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORK
    5:Regional Police Officer Faisalabad
    6:City Police officer Faisalabad

    FROM,
    IRFAN ANWAR A FRACTURE PERSON IN BUILTS INJURY

    SUBJECT = GIVE ME JUSTICE (INSAF)
    I am residential of Chak # 77 J.B, Mulanpur Police Station Theikriwala District Faisalabad. On 6 july 2011 I was stand in frount of my house at Chak # 77 J.B, Mulanpur District Faisalabad that suddenly 1:muhammad Ashfaq 2: Muhammad Waqas 3:Muhammad Bilal 4:Abdul Razzaq and 2 unknown person came here and They hit Me on fire. My F.I.R # 506/11 U/C 324/148/149 registered against 4 nomited person and 2 unknown person at Police station theikriwala District Faisalabad. I faced 7 builts in my whole body i.e Left leg Right Leg Left Arm and abdomin injured for fire arm. But Police Station Theikriwala Investigation Officer Sub Inspector Ghulam Muhammad announced all nomited person in F.I.R without arrest. Sub Inspector Ghulam Muhammad Police Station Theikriwala (Present Duty) Police Station Lundianwala District Faisalabad is a currupt Police Officer. I request to all Senior,s That give me justice (INSAF). I request to all Senior,s that Dismisssed Sub Inspector Ghulam Muhammasd and arrest to all nominated person in F.I.R # 506/11 Police Station Theikriwala Disrrict Faisalabad. Please give me Justice because Police did not give me Justice. If now didnot give me Justice (INSAF) then I shall selfdied outside The Punjab Assembly. I repeted that give me Justice (INSAF). I shall be very Thankful to you for the Act of Kindness. I shall pray for Your live Long.
    your cooprate in this regard will be higly appriciated.
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  14. Shahzad saleem

    SUBJECT: CORRUPTION OF MR. MUHAMMAD ANIS, DEPUTY DIRECTOR (ON DEPUTATION)
    PUNJAB LIBRARY FOUNDATION, 4- SHAHRAH-E-AWAN-E-TIJARAT, LAHORE

    Respectfully submitted:
    1. That I, Mr. Shahzad Saleem S/o Muhammad Hanif am a special person (physically handicapped) and also a patient of hepatitis C.
    2. That I am working as librarian (BS. 17) on contract basis in Govt; Central Library, Bahawalpur for the last three and half year.
    3. That my contract has been extended from time to time in routine during the past until last year, when upon its expiry on 07-6-2012, my service contract case was not forwarded to the Secretary Higher Education, Punjab for further extension by Mr. Muhammad Anis Deputy Director Punjab Library Foundation (PLF), who was, at that time, holding the additional charge of the post of the Director public libraries, Punjab .
    4. That Mr. Muhammad Anis who is a lecture of political science in Govt; College, Lahore and presently working on deputation basis as Deputy Director Punjab Library Foundation (PLF), 4- shahrah-e-Ewan-Tijarat, Lahore was, at that time (2012), holding the additional charge of the post of Director Public Libraries Punjab demanded Rs.50000/ as a bribe on the pretext that my contract could not be forwarded as I had earned some average ACRs in the past one and half years. But, it is pertinent to mention that ACR for the year 2011 which was applicable for the extension of my service contract was good and I was quite eligible to earn further extension in contract in service under rules as per previous routine.
    5. That despite the fact that the ACR of the concerning /previous year(2011) was good and there was no hindrance in forwarding my case, even then Mr. Muhammad Anis blackmailed me and forced me to provide him a handsome amount of Rs. 50000/- as a bribe in lieu of forwarding my case.
    6. That I had no way to escape and was compelled by him to the extent that I handed over an amount of Rs. 50000/- (as per his demand) to Mr. Muhammad Anis at Bahawalpur on Wednesday dated 18-7-2012 at 11.00 A.M. during his visit of the Govt; Central Library, Bahawalpur in the presence of two witnesses.
    7. That I am a poor, physically handicapped person still fighting against the illness (hepatitis C) and has to bearing huge expenses on my medicines out of my salary. I am not able to sustain the financial loss caused to me by Mr. Muhammad Anis by way of taking a huge money as a bribe.
    It is, therefore, requested that Mr. Muhammad Anis who is presently working on deputation basis as Deputy Director Punjab Library Foundation (PLF), 4- shahrah-e-Ewan-Tijarat, Lahore may very kindly be called under law and be asked for returning the amount taken by him as bribe from me. It is further requested that he may be proceeded against under the relevant service rules as well as under anti-corruption law for his misconduct and criminal act of taking bribe and be awarded exemplary punishment so that he must avoid such bad practice like taking bribery from government functionaries and others in future for which he has always been found habitual and has ever earned bad repute to the departments where ever he worked on deputation basis . It would not be out of place to mention here that Mr. Muhammad Anis who is a lecturer in political Science in Govt; College Lahore never taught any class, however has always won lucrative posts by way of pleasing his entourage of high- ups on the basis of huge amounts boldly gathered by him as bribe for govt; functionaries and by embezzlement into Govt; funds of the departments where he served on deputation.(Fresh example of his embezzlement is irregularities in the preparation of directory of public libraries in Punjab ) .

    SHAHZAD SALEEM
    S/O MUHAMMAD HANIF
    LIBRARIAN-BS.17 (ON CONTRACT) GOVT; CENTRAL LIBRARY, BAHAWALPUR. Cell No.0300-7811262 , 0301-7811262

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