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Fire engulfs electronic factory in Lahore

LAHORE: Fire that erupted at an electronic factory has been extinguished by the firefighters after a 14-hour long struggle. A fire broke out at a local electronic plant on Multan Road, destroying machinery and raw materials worth millions of rupees. Due

Heavy fog engulfs parts of country

ISLAMABAD: Fog is still prevailing in the plains of the country, visibility is less than 50 meters, while national highways and motorways have been closed for traffic at various places. According to details, fog is prevailing in different cities of

Ulema board decides to exclude extremism content from curriculum

LAHORE: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Religious Harmony Hafiz Muhammad Tahir Mahmood Ashrafi has announced that the Muttahida Ulema Board has unanimously decided to exclude extremism content from curriculum. Addressing a press conference following a meeting of the board

Who are the four women publicly stripped in Faisalabad?

FAISALABAD: MM News has officially obtained details regarding four women who were publically tortured and stripped naked by shopkeepers over alleged stealing.  Asiya Bibi, a plaintiff who registered the case, stated that she is a resident of Mohalla Rashidabad, chak

Pakistan desires to maintain ‘long-term’ relationship with US: COAS Bajwa

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has asserted that Pakistan desires to maintain the tradition of bilateral engagement and wish for long term and multi-domain enduring relationship with United States. The Army Chief made these remarks

Centre may increase petroleum levy to boost revenue: Tarin

ISLAMABAD: The federal government is expected to gradually increase petroleum levy on petrol and other petroleum products to improve revenue collection as targeted under the 2021-22 federal budget and IMF programme. “The International Monetary Fund [IMF] has also asked to

COVID-19 continues to lose steam in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Sunday recorded a massive decline in new COVID-19 cases as less than 500 daily infections were reported in the last 24 hours, data released by National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) showed. According to data, the national

Federal govt approves summary to lift ban on TLP

ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Saturday approved the summary to lift a ban on Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP), almost a week after the religious party reached an agreement with the authorities. The decision comes during a meeting of the federal cabinet

Several TLP leaders granted bail in multiple cases

LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Lahore on Saturday granted bail to several leaders of proscribed Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) in several cases registered against them. The hearings on the bail applications were conducted in courtrooms 1 and 3 of the

Proscribed TLP withdraws plea on Saad Rizvi’s release

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday disposed of a proscribed Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) petition which sought the release of its chief, Saad Hussain Rizvi, after the organization withdrew the application. A two-member bench headed by LHC Chief Justice

48% population partially vaccinated against COVID in Pakistan: Minister

ISLAMABAD: National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) head Asad Umar on Thursday asserted that 48% of the eligible population has been partially vaccinated against COVID-19 in Pakistan and appreciated the Punjab government for taking lead in the campaign. Taking to

73-year-old man delivers food in Islamabad to earn

ISLAMABAD: Fayyaz Akhtar Faizi, a 73-year-old resident of Sector I-11, has started working as a delivery boy in Food Panda due to domestic circumstances. Fayyaz Akhtar has served in the Ministry of Finance for 27 years. However, due to overburdening

Ban on shopping without coronavirus vaccine card in Lahore

LAHORE: People who have not been vaccinated against coronavirus will not be allowed to enter shopping malls after August 30. Commissioner Lahore has also issued instructions to put up banners banning entry into the markets. Those who do not get

Man allegedly throws acid at woman for refusing marriage

LAHORE: A masked man threw acid at a young woman at her residence in Lahore after she refused to marry him, police said on Monday. According to the first information report (FIR) of the incident, registered on the victim’s complaint,

Railways to pay Rs1.5m compensation for victims of Ghotki train accident  

LAHORE: Pakistan Railway has announced compensation for those who died or sustained injuries during the train accident in Ghotki on Monday. A spokesman for the Pakistan Railways announced that the Railways will pay Rs1.5 million to each victim of the

PSL-6: PCB announces match officials for remaining 20 matches

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced match officials for the remaining 20 matches of the sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). According to PCB, the remaining 20 matches of PSL -6 will be played at the

Woman ‘impersonating police official’ to run illicit affairs arrested

KHUSHAB: A woman impersonating a police officer in Khushab district’s Joharabad Town has been arrested along with her alleged complicit. According to Joharabad Police sources, the alleged police sub-inspector impersonator was wearing a police uniform at the time the raid

Petition seeking sedition charges against journalist Hamid Mir filed

LAHORE: A petition seeking sedition charges against senior journalist Hamid Mir was filed in the Lahore High Court (LHC) for his speech containing very serious derogatory remarks against the institution of Pakistan. The petition against Mir was filed by Advocate

Tawa ice cream is Rawalpindi’s latest trendy treat

RAWALPINDI: An unemployed and well-educated young man from Rawalpindi introduced a unique ice cream made on a cold metal surface “Tawa”. According to the details, the young man, Qazi Suleiman completed his education first, however, he failed to get a

Punjab govt announces reopening of schools from June 7

LAHORE: Education Minister Punjab Murad Raas has announced that all private and public schools in the province would reopen from June 7, in a staggered manner. According to a notification from the school education department, the following conditions will be

Pubjab registers over 45 dengue cases

LAHORE: Punjab government has registered more than 45 dengue cases, the provincial health department said Wednesday. The authorities said out of 44 dengue patients, 13 are from Lahore, three each from Gujarat and Vehari, two each from Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, and

Chairman PCB Ehsan Mani refutes news of his resignation

KARACHI: Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Ehsan Mani has refuted news regarding his resignation from the post. Ehsan Mani has refuted the news that he has submitted his resignation to the patron-in-chief, Prime Minister Imran Khan, saying that the claims

Covid-19 cases slowly coming down from plateau in Punjab, says Dr Yasmin

LAHORE: Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid has informed that the Covid-19 cases going down in the province due to smart lockdown in hotspot areas. Addressing a press conference in Lahore on Sunday, the health minister said that in the

PSL-6: Sarfaraz Ahmed unable to leave for UAE over clearance issues

LAHORE: Former national team captain and Quetta Gladiator’s captain Sarfaraz Ahmed could not receive clearance for traveling to the UAE for the remaining matches of the sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League, sources said on Sunday. According to sources,

PDM rejects electoral reforms, announces to restart anti-govt rallies

LAHORE: The Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) while rejecting the government’s “one-sided” electoral reforms, has announced to start a new round of anti-government rallies across the country. Addressing a press conference in Islamabad after an hours-long meeting — flanked by PML-N

17-year-old girl commits suicide after harassment video goes viral

JHANG: A 17-year-old  girl committed suicide after a video of her being harassed by some boys in the Jhang district of Punjab went viral on different social media platforms. According to the police sources, some young boys harassed the girl

Punjab govt decides to reopen schools from June 7

LAHORE: The Punjab government has decided to reopen educational intuitions from June 7 under strict COVID protocols. Punjab School Education Minister Murad Raas addressing a press conference after inaugurating the first dedicated ‘Vaccination Centre for Teachers’ at the Government Pilot

PM Imran launches Insaf Sehat Sahulat Card Scheme in Layyah

LAYYAH: Prime Minister Imran Khan has launched the Insaf Sehat Sahulat Card Scheme in Layyah on Wednesday, saying the step will help authorities provide free of charge medical services to the public. While addressing the distribution ceremony in the district

Chaudhry Nisar may become next Punjab CM if Buzdar is shown the door: Sources

LAHORE: Senior politician, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan may become the next Punjab Chief Minister if Usman Buzdar is shown the door as Prime Minister Imran Khan agreed to meet with the estranged PML-N leader, sources revealed on Wednesday. Chaudhry Nisar

Man impersonating DG NAB Sukkur arrested from Lahore

LAHORE: A man was arrested for impersonating as National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Sukkur’s DG from Lahore’s Johar Town. According to details, the Intelligence wing of NAB Lahore on Wednesday apprehended a suspect who used to impersonate DG NAB to blackmail