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PCB appoints former SC Judge to hear Umar Akmal’s appeal against ban

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has appointed former Supreme Court judge Justice Faqir Muhammad Khokhar as an independent adjudicator to hear Umar Akmal’s appeal against the three-year ban imposed by the Pakistan Cricket Boards Anti-Corruption Code. PCB said in a

Citizen deprived of Rs 95 lakh, appeal for help

RAWALPINDI: Muhammad Rehman Khan Malik Adeel, a resident of Millatabad Dhok Banaras area of ​​Rawalpindi, has appealed authorities help to recover Rs 9523,677 from a man Malik Adeel Shahbaz Steel Mill owner. Mohammad Rehman Khan was working as a scrap

Six killed, several injured in Khanewal road mishap

KHANEWAL: At least six people were killed and 32 others injured as a speeding passenger bus overturned near Pull Rangu in Khanewal on Sunday. According to police sources, the bus going from Shakargarh to Bahawalpur had suddenly overturned while saving

Punjab to introduce new wheat procurement policy

LAHORE: Punjab Food Minister Abdul Aleem Khan has said the new wheat procurement policy is the need of the hour to provide maximum relief to farmers and the poor in the country. Abdul Aleem Khan expressed these views while presiding

Eight doctors recover from COVID-19 in Punjab

LAHORE: Punjab Institute of Neurosciences’ (PINS) Executive Director, Professor Khalid Mehmood has confirmed that eight doctors of PINS have made a recovery from the COVID-19 on Saturday. The Executive Director PINS said that the doctors have now tested negative twice

Court issues arrest warrants for actress Uzma Khan’s attackers

LAHORE: A judicial magistrate in Lahore has issued arrest warrants for three women who allegedly tortured actress Uzma and her sister at their residence in Lahore. On Wednesday a first information report (FIR) of the incident was registered on Uzma’s

Actress Uzma Khan appeals for justice as police fails to arrest key accused

LAHORE: Actress Uzma Khan has sought help from Prime Minister Imran Khan IGP Punjab as police have failed to arrest the key accused involved in the incident despite registration of FIR. In a new video message posted on her Twitter

Rise in COVID-19 cases due to absence of strategy: Shehbaz Sharif

LAHORE: Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly and PML-N chief Shehbaz Sharif has blamed that the Centre does not have a strategy in place to deal with the pandemic. In a statement Shehbaz Sharif said that Punjab would

Lahore contract killer murders man for Rs 10,000

LAHORE: Police in Lahore apprehended a suspected contract killer for murdering a man in the city after receiving Rs 10, 000 from an individual. According to the police, the accused had taken a contract to kill a man after receiving

Locust attacks destroy crops on large scale in Sindh, Punjab

SINDH, PUNJAB: Locusts attacked and harshly damaged cotton, mango and other crops in different cities of Sindh and southern Punjab, sparking fears of a looming food shortage in case the government fails to tackle the situation. The farmers have blamed

Four die as train rams into car in Pattoki

PATTOKI: At least four people were killed when their car was hit by a passenger train in a railway track near Pattoki on Tuesday. According to sources, the car was crossing Landa railway track in Pattoki when a fast-moving passenger train,

Renowned singer Ejaz Qaiser passes away

FAISALABAD: Renowned Pakistani singer Ejaz Qaiser passed away in Faisalabad on Tuesday at the age of 68. He was suffering from multiple diseases. As per details, the singer was shifted to a hospital last night after his health deteriorated after

Policeman murders teenager following failed rape attempt in Kasur

KASUR: Punjab Police claimed to have arrested a cop over the murder of a teenage boy following failed rape attempt in Kasur district on Monday. According to Qari Khail-ur-Rehman, the father of victim Sami-ur-Rehman, the accused Masoom Ali intercepted his

2,000 sanitary workers in Islamabad denied Eid holidays

ISLAMABAD: While the nation is observing Eid, more than 2,000 sanitary workers in the federal capital did not get a chance to celebrate the festive occasion this year. The district administration has cancelled all three holidays of the workers to

Cricketer Taufeeq Umar tests positive for COVID-19

LAHORE: Former Pakistani Test opener Taufeeq Umar has tested positive for COVID-19. According to a report, the former cricketer had a COVID-19 Test after suffering through mild symptoms and the Test came out as positive on Sunday. He said “I

Pakistan wants peace, FM Qureshi tells India

MULTAN: Foreign Minister, Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that Pakistan is a peace-loving country and desires peace in the region. Talking to the media after offering Eidul Fitr prayers in Multan, FM Qureshi said Indian aggression and hegemonic designs are

LESCO detects 39 tampered meters

LAHORE: The Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO) claimed to have detect tampering in 39 electricity meters out of a total of 2008 inspected in the Northern circle under the power-theft campaign of the Company in the province. According to a

Another polio case emerges in Punjab

LAHORE: The polio emergency operation center Pakistan has reported one more polio case from Punjab on Saturday, taking the nationwide figure for this year to 49. According to Punjab health officials, the latest victim of the virus is a three-year-old

Parents demand FIR against accused involved in girl’s kidnapping

RAWALPINDI: A 12-year-old girl Fatima Anwar Masih’s parents have demanded the registration of an FIR against the accused who allegedly abducted the girl on May 6 from Gulraiz Colony of Rawalpindi. According to sources, the girl Fatima Anwar Masih was

Punjab energy minister tests positive for COVID-19

LAHORE: Punjab Health Department has confirmed that the provincial Minister for Energy Dr. Akhtar Malik has tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday. A spokesperson of Punjab health department said in a statement Dr Akhtar Malik has self-isolated himself after tested

Punjab reports 275 new COVID-19 cases, 14 more deaths

LAHORE: Punjab health authorities have reported 275 new COVID-19 cases, taking the provincial tally to 18,730. According to a report released by the province’s Directorate of General Health, the province has also reported 14 more deaths, taking the total fatalities

17 police officers test positive for COVID-19 in Punjab

PUNJAB: As many as 17 police officers have so far tested positive for the novel COVID-19 in Gujrat area of Punjab on Friday. According to sources, the policemen affected by coronavirus include eleven official of the elite force along with

FIA arrests man for ATM skimming, credit card fraud

LAHORE: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Cybercrime Wing (CCW) has arrested a man from Rawalpindi for fraud and recovered blank cards, a magnetic stripe reader and other devices from his possession. A team constituted by Deputy Director of CCW, Farooq

Female inmates allegedly raped in district jail Lahore

LAHORE: A female prisoner in district jail Lahore has claimed that the administration of the jail, including DIG Prisons, allegedly involved in sexually harassing female inmates. The alleged rape victim disclosed in a video statement that DIG Jail, Malik Mubashir was

COVID-19: Partial train service resumes across country

LAHORE: Train services on Wednesday resumed partially in the country after being suspended for two months amid COVID-19 pandemic. The resumption of train operations was announced by Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmad on Monday. He said PM Imran

PTI MPA Shaheen Raza passes away after contracting COVID-19

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) member of the Punjab Assembly (MPA) from Gujranwala, Shaheen Raza, passed away on Wednesday after having tested positive for the novel COVID-19. As per details, Shaheen Raza was shifted to the isolation ward at Lahore’s Mayo

Man arrested for allegedly raping boy in Layyah

RAWALPINDI: A man was arrested on charges of sexually assaulting a teenage boy in the Chaubara area of Layyah District in Rawalpindi. According to sources, on May 15, at 11:30 pm, Zulfiqar Ali was drugged by accused Shakir in a

Religious scholars denounce attempts to use coronavirus to boost sectarian tensions

LAHORE: Prominent religious scholars have asked state institutions and the government to pay attention to elements, who were trying to create a sectarian divide in the country by using the COVID-19 issue as an excuse. The Wafaq-ul-Madaris Al-Arabia Pakistan on

Cricketer Umar Akmal appeals against three-year ban

LAHORE: Pakistani cricketer Umar Akmal has filed an appeal against the three-year-ban slapped on him by the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) Disciplinary Panel for not reporting approaches by corrupt elements, a source within the PCB has confirmed. Akmal has hired

Man tries to molest boy in Sarai Alamgir

GUJRAT: A man allegedly attempted to rape a 15-year-old boy in a mosque in Gujrat Tehsil Sarai Alamgir area of Rawalpindi on Sunday. According to sources, a 15-year-old boy, Adil Hussain was sleeping in a mosque during ‘Aitekaf’. At around