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Rescue operations afoot for flood-hit victims in Dadu: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army with the coordinated efforts of provincial authorities were fully active and continuing operations to rescue the lives and properties of people in Sindh’s Dadu district after the recent monsoon rains breached the flood protection bund of the

Husband gunned down by wife in Lahore

LAHORE: A senior officer of Lahore’s water and sanitation agency was gunned down by his wife at his home in Johar Town of Lahore. According to sources, the deceased man, Shahid Hafeez, Deputy Director Revenue in Water and Sanitation Agency

Steps are being taken to promote sports in Punjab: Adnan Arshad

LAHORE: Director General Sports Punjab, Adnan Arshad Aulakh has said that all possible steps are being taken to promote sports in remote areas of Punjab as per the sports vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan. During a visit to Mianwali

Punjab Police installs software to keep annual budget under check

LAHORE: The finance wing of the Punjab Police has installed financial management software to prevent corruption and embezzlement in police accounts. The software is developed and installed with the assistance of the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB). Its deployment is

PM Imran inaugurates Ravi Urban Development Authority project

LAHORE: Prime Minister Imran Khan has inaugurated Ravi Urban Development Authority Project during his official day-long visit to the provincial capital on Friday. During his visit, PM Imran met Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar after he arrived in Lahore and

PCB announces 50 percent bonus for ground staff

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced financial rewards for those who worked tirelessly during the fifth edition of the HBL Pakistan Super League. According to a statement, PCB Chief Operating Officer Salman Naseer said, “The ground staff has

Strict action over religious hate content on social media ordered

LAHORE: Punjab Minister for Law, Parliamentary Affairs and Social Welfare, Raja Basharat has ordered to adopt a zero-tolerance policy on cybercrime and religious hate content on social media. While presiding over the Muharram security review meeting of the Cabinet Committee

Financial support package for unemployed women cricketers announced

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced a three-month financial support package for the unemployed national women cricketers. As per PCB, under this scheme, 25 women cricketers will benefit and will receive a monthly stipend of Rs.25,000 each from August

Punjab govt to launch Orange Line metro train on October 25

LAHORE: The Punjab government has extended the inauguration date of the Orange Line metro train to 25th October. The project will be handed over to the Mass Transit Authority on 15th September after construction is completed. According to the General

RCB officials involved in illegal water connections

RAWALPINDI: The employees and officials of the Rawalpindi Cantonment Board (RCB) are allegedly involved in illegal water connections in the city. According to sources, corruption in the cantonment board reached its peak in Rawalpindi as the officials and employees of

CDA to hire consultant for drainage projects

KARACHI: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has decided to seek the services of a consultant for two projects involving the construction and cleanliness of drains in the city. The decision was made during a meeting at CDA headquarters to set

Army chief, Egyptian ambassador discuss bilateral ties

RAWALPINDI: Egyptian Ambassador to Pakistan Dr Tarek Mohamed Dahroug called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), matters of mutual interest and cooperation in various fields were discussed during the

Strict campaign against artificial price-hike ordered in Punjab

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has ordered the authorities to initiate a strict campaign against artificial price-hike and hoarding by activating price control committees at the district level across the province. In a circular issued to the provincial

CM Punjab orders strict action against hoarders

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has ordered a strict action against hoarders to curb hoarding and artificial inflation in the province. CM Buzdar warned that he will not tolerate any negligence and said that people cannot be left

Price of roti, naan once again increase in Rawalpindi

RAWALPINDI:  The Nanbai Association on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha has increased the price of roti of Rs. 8 to Rs. 10 and naan from Rs. 12 to Rs. 15.  Following the hiked prices of the LPG, the Nanbai Association increased

Army chief lauds morale of troops at LoC

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has paid a visit to the Line of Control (LoC) and appreciated the morale of troops. According to the director-general of Inter-Services of Public Relations (ISPR), the Army chief passed

Govt will complete its five-year tenure: Sheikh Rasheed

RAWALPINDI: Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed has said that people were with the government and it would complete its constitutional term of five years. While talking to media in Rawalpindi today after Eid prayers, Sheikh Rasheed said that the opposition

Modi’s policies can increase more tensions in region: FM Qureshi

MULTAN: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said Modi’s policies for neighbouring countries could escalate more tensions in the region. Talking to media today in Multan after offering Eid prayers, Qureshi said that Pakistan has categorically explained and shattered the wily

PCB appoints Javed Murtaza as  new CFO

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced the appointment of Javed Murtaza as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). As per the PCB announcement, the appointment was approved by the Board of Governors through a circular resolution. With nearly

Sahiwal University defers Punjab govt’s order of closing institutes

ISLAMABAD: Sahiwal University has deferred the Punjab government’s order that directed to close all the educational institutes across the province. The Registrar of Sahiwal University slammed the SOPs measures being taken by the Punjab government. According to the notification issued

Three civilians injured in Indian firing along LoC: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Three civilians, including two women, were injured after Indian troops resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation in Rakhchikri Sector along the Line of Control on Wednesday.  On a social media website Twitter, Inter-Services Public Relations said, “Indian Army troops initiated

PCB invites former cricketers to play role in 2020-21 domestic seasons

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has invited former cricketers to return to the field by seriously considering various roles, including as match officials in the 2020-21 domestic season. According to a statement by PCB, the creation of these opportunities

Renowned stage actor Farrukh Shah passes away

LAHORE: Renowned Pakistani comedian Farrukh Shah on Wednesday passed away due to cardiac arrest in Lahore. The actor’s son confirmed his death today. He said that his father suffered a cardiac arrest early today and died on his way to

Four floor mills in Rawalpindi closed due to wheat reserves’ depletion

RAWALPINDI: Four flour mills have been shut down after the depletion of wheat stocks in the Rawalpindi district due to which wheat may not be available in the open market. There is a possibility that after Eid al-Azha, the chances

CM Buzdar orders best cleanliness, security measures on Eid

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar directed concerned officials to ensure foolproof security measures for protecting the life and property of the people. While chairing a meeting at his office on Tuesday to review Eid ul Azha related arrangements,

Punjab reports zero COVID-19 deaths

LAHORE: The Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department of Punjab said no coronavirus deaths were reported for the first time since May 26. According to the department, the province reported 172 new cases of the novel COVID-19 during the past 24

Smart lockdown: Punjab to shut down markets till August 5

LAHORE: Markets across Punjab will be closed from midnight tonight till August 5 in line with the government’s decision to impose a lockdown ahead of Eid-ul-Azha. Provincial information minister Fayyazul Hassan Chohan announced the announcement that all business and commercial

Illegal gateway exchange raided in Multan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) in its ongoing efforts to curb the menace of illegal grey trafficking, conducted a successful raid in coordination with the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in Multan. According to details, on a tip-off, the raid was

Four members of family crushed to death by truck in Lahore

LAHORE: Four members of a family, including two children, have lost their lives when a speeding trailer truck crushed a motorcycle in Lahore on Sunday morning. According to police sources, a fast-moving trailer truck crushed a motorcycle at the Sundar

Punjab govt to impose smart lockdown on Eid-ul-Azha

LAHORE: The Punjab government has decided to impose a smart lockdown in the COVID-19 hot spots in different cities of the province on the occasion of Eidul Azha. According to sources, the decision was taken in a meeting chaired by

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