Lahore’s population witnesses 20 lakh increase in last five years

Lahore’s population has crossed 13 million with an increase at the rate of three percent per annum. According to the data shared by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), the population of Lahore has increased by 20 lakh 8 thousand

Shalimar Express between Karachi and Lahore restored

LAHORE: The Pakistan Railways (PR) has decided to restore Shalimar Express Train between Lahore and Karachi from May 1, 2023. The Shalimar Express (up and down) will depart from Karachi and Lahore simultaneously at 6 in the morning. In this

Students can travel without fare in buses, train, announces Punjab Govt

Lahore: In a bid to support students’ education and make commuting easier, Lahore’s metro and orange line train will now offer free rides to all students who wear uniforms. Lahore students in uniforms—travelling on Orange Line Metro Train (OLMT), Metro

Facebook introduces new tool to remove objectionable content

CALIFORNIA: The world’s largest social website Facebook has introduced a tool to remove objectionable images. According to a foreign news agency, Facebook has introduced a new online tool to automatically remove objectionable and obscene images of minors and which can

Lioness gives birth to three cubs in Lahore Safari Zoo

A lioness at the Lahore Safari Zoo on Saturday gave birth to three cubs. As a result, the total population of lions at the zoo rose to 32. In August, the zoo had some 29 lions and planned to auction

Three children dead as swimming pool wall collapses in Lahore

LAHORE: Three children were dead and three others sustained injuries when a wall of a swimming pool collapsed in Lahore on Sunday. The incident occurred when the victims were enjoying themselves in a swimming pool located in the Badami Bagh

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

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

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