NAB trying to arrest Shehbaz Sharif ahead of GB election: Ahsan Iqbal

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Secretary-General and former interior minister Ahsan Iqbal said the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) was trying to arrest party president Shehbaz Sharif ahead of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) elections for Legislative Assembly. Addressing a press conference on Saturday,

NCOC closed various educational institutions over flouting SOPs: Minister

LAHORE: Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mehmood on Saturday said the National Command Operation Center’s (NCOC) had closed various educational institutions over flouting health guidelines and the standard operating procedures (SOPs). While addressing the media in Lahore today, the federal

Overseas Pakistanis Commission for South Punjab approved

ISLAMABAD: Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has approved in principle the establishment of the Overseas Pakistanis Commission (OPC) for South Punjab on Saturday. CM Buzdar approved amendments in OPC Act 2014 while chairing a session of the commission to review

Price hike of life-saving drugs challenged in LHC

LAHORE: A petition was filed in the Lahore High Court (LHC) against the recent decision by the federal government to permit pharmaceutical companies to increase the prices of 94 lifesaving drugs. As per details, the petition was filed by Advocate Nadeem

Opposition would neither stage a sit-in nor resign from assemblies: Minister

LAHORE: Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid has claimed that the opposition would neither stage a sit-in nor resign from the assemblies and they will not even move a vote of no confidence in the parliament. While talking to the

PCB reveals upcoming assignments for Pakistan team

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chief Executive Wasim Khan has announced the upcoming series for the national side against New Zealand and South Africa. While addressing a press conference in Lahore today, Wasim said that the PCB will also

Punjab reports another polio case

LAHORE: The polio emergency operation center Pakistan has reported one more polio case from Punjab on Friday, taking the provincial tally figure for this year to 10.  A four-year-old child tested positive for poliovirus in Punjab’s Ahmedpur East tehsil of Bahawalpur,

Over 80 students test positive for COVID-19 in Punjab

LAHORE: Punjab Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department (P&SHD) has said 81 students have tested positive for the novel COVID-19 in various schools in Punjab. As per details, the COVID-19 has been detected in 81 students in the province after conducting

Zimbabwe team agrees to visit Pakistan for cricket series in October: PCB

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has said that a three-match One Day International (ODI) series between Pakistan and Zimbabwe will take place in Pakistan in October, followed by a T20 series in November. According to PCB, Pakistan will start

Punjab CM, Asim Saleem Bajwa discuss CPEC projects progress

LAHORE: China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority Chairman Asim Saleem Bajwa Wednesday called on Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar and discussed CPEC projects progress in the province. During the meeting, Special Economic Zones (SEZs) and agriculture transformation models for Punjab

PCB announces prize money for National T20 Cup players

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced hefty prize money with nearly Rs.9 million to the country’s elite white ball cricketers for the upcoming National T20 Cup First XI tournament, which begins on 30 September in Multan. With Rs.5 million

Stage actress Afreen beaten by husband, demands justice

LAHORE: Famous stage actress Afreen Khan was beaten black and blue by husband on Monday. Afreen Khan, in a video message, alleged that her husband tortured her several time. She further said that her husband Adeel also tortured her family.

Punjab CM orders to take action against counterfeit cosmetic products

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has ordered to take strict action against sub-standard cosmetic manufacturers and sellers of the province. According to sources, Usman Buzdar has approved Drug Amendment Bill 2020. He said that in the past, concerned

T20 Cup: Players, staff test negative for COVID-19

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has said all players and staff of the six Cricket Association First XI sides, who were invited to their respective central stations, have tested negative in their second COVID-19 tests on Saturday. According to PCB,

People surprised as Maryam’s queues up to order KFC

LAHORE: Citizens were surprised after seeing  Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice-president Maryam Nawaz standing in the queue up to get food items for her staff at a famous fast-food outlet located on the Bhera service area of Islamabad-Lahore Motorway. PML-N

Tariq Jameel’s comments on motorway gang-rape incident create controversy

LAHORE: Renowned religious scholar Maulana Tariq Jameel’s recent ‘condemnation’ comments on the motorway gang-rape incident have once again created controversy. Maulana Tariq Jameel in his ‘condemnation’ video called the motorway incident as the result of obscenely “behayai” and blames co-education

Punjab police seeks other provinces’ help to arrest motorway rape accused

LAHORE: Punjab police department has shared the details of the prime suspect involved in the motorway gang-rape case, with other provinces’ law enforcers to help arrest him. Punjab police shared all relevant details of the absconding suspect with the police

Shehbaz apologises for his remarks on motorway gang rape case

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif has apologized for his ‘insensitive’ remarks on the Lahore motorway gang-rape incident. “Since this incident took place at the Sialkot motorway, I think it won’t be inappropriate to say that this motorway

Court gives last chance to actor Mohsin Abbas in child custody case

LAHORE: A  local court in Lahore has given Mohsin Abbas Haider the last chance to submit his argument regarding his child custody case with ex-wife Fatima Sohail. The court has directed the actor to submit his reply at the next

Court awards six death sentences to child rapist in Lahore

LAHORE: An Anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Lahore awarded six death penalties on three counts to a convict for raping, murdering four minor boys in Chunian. As per details, ATC Judge Muhammad Iqbal handed life imprisonment twice and six death penalties

Motorway gang rape case: Alleged suspect surrenders to police

LAHORE: A suspect in the motorway gang rape case surrendered before the Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) Police Station in Model Town Lahore and claimed that he was not involved in the incident. Waqar-ul-Hassan, an alleged co-accused of the prime suspect

Hamza Shahbaz tests positive for COVID-19

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb said Leader of Opposition in the Punjab Assembly Hamza Shahbaz has tested positive for novel COVID-19. On a social media website Twitter, Marriyum Aurangzeb said Hamza Shahbaz tested positive for novel COVID-19.

Lahore police officer commits suicide

LAHORE: A police official committed suicide by shooting himself in the temple near Garden Town police station in Lahore. According to police sources, a father of six, Abdul Majeed, was an assistant sub-inspector in the investigation wing since 2019. Lahore

Waqar Younis’s father passes away

KARACHI: Mohammad Younis, father of national cricket team bowling Coach Waqar Younis has passed away. According to Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Waqar Younis has left Sydney after he received the news. Pakistan Cricket Board also expressed their grief and sent

Punjab govt allocates Rs 200 million for welfare of acid attack victims

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has announced the allocation of Rs 200 million for a program ‘Nai Zindagi’ lunched to the welfare of acid attack victims. While addressing an event of the ‘Nai Zindagi’ initiative for medical and

Pakistan Railway reduces ticket prices by 5, 10 percent

KARACHI: Pakistan Railways has announced to reduce ticket charges by 10 percent for all AC Business and 5 percent across all AC Standard classes. The concession in tickets for both the AC Standard class and AC Business class shall effect

Punjab IGP directs deployment of more security personnel on motorway

LAHORE: Days after a gang-raped incident, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Punjab has directed the deployment of highway patrol and special protection personnel on the Lahore-Sialkot Motorway. The orders come after the incident that has caused countrywide outrage and exposed

Woman gang-raped during robbery bid on Lahore motorway

LAHORE: A mother of two children was gang-raped at gunpoint after being looted in Lahore’s area of Gujjar Pura on Wednesday. According to sources, the woman was targeted by unknown men after their car ran out of fuel in the

Pakistan Railway’s annual deficit reduced by Rs4 billion

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Railways has generated around Rs 10 billion revenue through special initiatives and projects initiated by the government which helped in reducing its annual deficit by Rs 4 billion. The Ministry of Railways in its report said the additional

Over 87 held for posting hate material on social media in Punjab

LAHORE: Punjab police have started a crackdown against those spreading hate materials on social media and arrested more than 87 people under the charge. According to police, this crackdown was launched as part of an effort to check sectarian posts