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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

Four men clad in police uniforms gang-rape bride in Multan

MULTAN: Four armed men clad in police uniforms allegedly ganged-raped a bride and made off with five tolas of gold and Rs125, 000 in cash in the Shujaabad area of Multan, sources said on Wednesday. According to sources, four-armed criminals

Army top brass asks Afghan govt to take effective border control measures

RAWALPINDI: The Pakistan Army’s top brass has taken serious notice of the recent cross-border firing incidents, asking the Afghan government to take effective border control steps to thwart the regrouping of terrorist leadership and outfits. As per details, the concern

Chaudhry Nisar allowed for taking oath as MPA

LAHORE: The Punjab Assembly Secretariat has informed former Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar that he has been allowed to take oath as a member of the Provincial Assembly. A statement issued by the Assembly Secretariat on Tuesday said that it has

Shahid Afridi drops out of PSL-6 due to back injury

LAHORE: Multan Sultans all-rounder Shahid Afridi has been ruled out of the Abu Dhabi leg of the Pakistan Super League 6 due to a back injury. Shahid Afridi was training in Karachi for the upcoming PSL 6 matches when he experienced

Will approach court for not being allowed to take oath: Chaudhry Nisar

LAHORE: Former interior minister and estranged PML-N leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has announced that he could not take oath as a member of the Punjab Assembly due to the absence of the speaker and the deputy speaker. While addressing

FIA arrests former PIA official in mega corruption case

KARACHI: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has arrested a former officer of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) for his involvement in the mega corruption case. According to a spokesman for the Agency, the Corporate Crime Circle Karachi apprehended former Director Engineering PIA

Rice exporters term govt’s plan to reduce Basmati production irrational

ISLAMABAD: Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan (REAP) exporters have expressed serious concerns over the government’s plan to reduce Basmati production and termed the government decision completely irrational. Following the government’s request to farmers for limiting the production of Basmati rice,

Soldier martyred in terrorist fire from across Pak-Afghan border

RAWALPINDI: A soldier was martyred after terrorists opened fire from across the Pakistan-Afghanistan border near North Waziristan, the military’s media affairs wing said in a statement on Saturday. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the Pakistani troops responded to

Shehbaz withdraws plea for removal of name from blacklist

LAHORE: Opposition Leader in National Assembly and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif has withdrawn his petition filed in Lahore High Court to get its order implemented regarding the permission to go abroad for medical treatment. The PML-N president

PSL-6 likely to be postponed again amid COVID, operational challenges

LAHORE: The remaining matches of the HBL Pakistan Super League season six are most likely to be postponed amid COVID-19 and operational challenges. These operational issues have forced Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to reconsider its decision to hold the remaining

Dr Yasmin Rashid directs to enhance dengue surveillance testing

LAHORE: Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid ordered authorities concerned to enhance dengue surveillance testing in the provincial hospitals and laboratories. Addressing a meeting of the cabinet committee at the Civil Secretariat on Wednesday, the minister said that dengue should

Punjab govt suspends 18 health officials involved in charging for COVID vaccine

LAHORE: The Punjab government has suspended 18 officials who were charging citizens for COVID vaccination in the province. As per details, after receiving complaints the Punjab Primary and Secondary Health Department conducted an inquiry that revealed the staff was saving

Govt includes Shehbaz Sharif’s name on ECL after completion of legal formalities

LAHORE: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry has said that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif’s name had been added to the Exit Control List (ECL) with the approval from the federal cabinet and completion of legal regulations. Prime Minister Imran