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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lahore police lodge 4500 cases in three days over SOPs violations

LAHORE: Police have registered more than 4500 cases while 488 challans vehicles have been carried out in three days of Eid-ul-Fitr in Lahore over violation of COVID-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs), police said on Sunday. According to police data, 78

Maryam Nawaz to meet Javed Latif’s family in Sheikhupura today

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice president Maryam Nawaz is scheduled to visit Sheikhupura today (Sunday) to meet the family of MNA Javed Latif. According to sources, Maryam Nawaz will reach Sheikhupura at 2:00 pm and meet Javed Latif’s family

Coronavirus: Punjab govt extends lockdown till May 30

LAHORE: The Punjab government has decided to extend lockdown till May 30 to limit the spread of the coronavirus in the province. According to a notification issued by the Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department on Sunday,  the lockdown imposed throughout

Bilawal, Shehbaz talk on phone, boost hopes for alliance

LARKANA: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif have discussed matters regarding the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM). According to sources, efforts for forming an anti-government alliance started as, after a month

Conducting remaining PSL 6 matches not the right move: Miandad

LAHORE: Pakistan’s legendary former cricketer Javed Miandad has said that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had taken a wrong decision to conduct the remaining Pakistan Super League (PSL) season six matches in the UAE. The former cricketer further said it

CM Punjab orders probe into couple’s murder

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has taken notice of the alleged murder of a couple in Sabzazar area of Lahore. Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar sought a detailed inquiry report form Inspector General Punjab Police. He also ordered

NAB requests headquarters to place Shehbaz Sharif’s name on ECL

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore in a letter to NAB Headquarters recommended to place the name of PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif on the Exit Control List (ECL), in money laundering case including co-accused. The request was made to

Activist Sadaf Chughtai found dead under mysterious circumstances

LAHORE: Human Rights activist, Sadaf Chughtai, the wife of a missing Pakistani journalist Mudassar Naaru, has been found dead under mysterious circumstances at her residence in Lahore. Sadaf Chughtai was an artist and activist struggling for the last three years

Pakistan Railways to operate 66 more special trains for Eid-ul-Fitr

KARACHI: The Pakistan Railways has announced to run 66 more special trains to facilitate the citizens on eve of Eid-ul-Fitr amidst a complete ban on public transport across the country. According to the Pakistan Railways spokesperson, the railways will operate

Punjab govt decides to shut inter-district public transport

LAHORE: In wake of rising COVID-19 cases, the Punjab government has decided to ban inter-district public transport in the province after May 10. As per details, the ban on public transport would come into place from 6:00 pm on May

Govt has brazenly violated court order by stopping Shehbaz at airport: Maryam

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice president Maryam Nawaz has condemned the barring of Shehbaz Sharif by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) from traveling abroad on Saturday. On a social media website Twitter, Maryam Nawaz said, “it is highly condemnable