Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Farah Manzoor joins PML-Q

LAHORE: Prominent political leader from South Punjab and former Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) MPA from Vehari Farah Manzoor Baloch Rind has joined Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid PML-Q after a meeting with Speaker Punjab Assembly Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi and Federal Minister Tariq

Custom foils smuggling bid at Lahore airport

LAHORE: Custom officials have foiled a bid to smuggle expensive shawls and arrested a foreign woman at the Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore on Saturday. According to sources, the Customs officials recovered 240 expensive shawls from the baggage of a

PPA raise concerns over rapid increase in raw material prices

LAHORE: Pakistan Poultry Association (PPA) North Region Vice Chairman (VC) Raja Attique-ur-Rehman has raised concerns over the rapid increase in raw material prices which may lead to reduced production and high priced poultry products in the long run. Raja Attique-ur-Rehman

No objection in marrying Bilawal: Mehwish Hayat

LAHORE: Stunning actress and Tamgha-e-Imtiaz recipient, Mehwish Hayat asserted that she has no objection to marrying Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.  In an interview, the Lollywood star opened up about her preferences regarding men, the reason why

Will avoid closing down factories despite second COVID-19 wave: PM Imran

LAHORE: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that Pakistan will avoid closing down factories and businesses so the economy continues to recover despite the second COVID-19 wave. While addressing to media during his visit to Lahore today, PM Imran said,

COVID-19: Public, private offices to function with maximum 50% staff in Punjab

LAHORE: The Punjab government has directed public and private offices to ensure that 50% of the staff works from home, as a measure to limit the spread of the COVID-19. According to a notification issued by the Primary and Secondary

SOPs violations: Punjab govt to reduce business hours

LAHORE: Amid the resurge of coronavirus cases across the country, the Punjab government has decided to reduce business hours in the province. The decision was made after frequent violations of the government-defined SOPs by businesses. the authorities decide that shops

Nawaz Sharif’s mother passes away in London

LONDON: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s mother Shamim Akhtar has passed away in London on Sunday. Senior PML-N leader Ataullah Tarar announced the tragic news on Twitter. “Mian Nawaz Sharif and Mian Shahbaz Sharif’s respected mother has passed away,” he

New Zealand tour: Pakistan cricket team tests negative for coronavirus

LAHORE: The national cricket team players have tested negative for COVID-19 ahead of the New Zealand tour as the green shirts take on the Kiwis from 18 December 2020. According to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), the COVID-19 tests of

CM Buzdar introduces ‘Insaaf Medicine Card’ to facilitate poor patients 

LAHORE: Chief Minister of Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar has introduced the ‘Insaaf Medicine Card’ under the Punjab Sehat Sahulat program to facilitate poor patients across the province. On the occasion, the CM said that ensuring free health-related facilities to the

Babar Azam confident in Pakistan squad’s ability to challenge New Zealand cricket team

LAHORE: Pakistan’s cricket captain Babar Azam has expressed confidence in the team’s ability to challenge Kiwis saying that the Pakistani team was fully prepared to face New Zealand on its upcoming tour. Addressing a press conference in Lahore today he

Ban on celebrations in wedding halls across Punjab

LAHORE: The Punjab government has banned celebrations inside wedding halls across the province due to the spread of coronavirus. Secretary Primary and Secondary Health Care Captain (Retd) Muhammad Usman also issued a notification in this regard. He said that 300

Court dismisses plea challenging ban on indoor events

LAHORE: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has dismissed an appeal by the Wedding Hall Association against the National Command and Control Centre’s (NCOC) order of imposing restrictions on holding indoor events. In the latest NCOC meeting, it was recommended to

Former PCB head curator Bashir Ahmed dies at age 50

LAHORE: Former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) head curator Haji Bashir Ahmed has passed away due to a heart attack on Wednesday. As per details, Haji Bashir prepared the pitches of most of the Test centers across the country. He served

Nawaz Sharif unable address PDM rally due to kidney pain: Maryam

LAHORE: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who has been in London for medical treatment, is suffering from severe kidney pain, her daughter Maryam Nawaz informed on Tuesday. On a social media website Twitter, Maryam said Nawaz could not attend today’s

Nikah ceremony: Tariq Jameel rejects allegations of receiving money

LAHORE: Renowned religious scholar Tariq Jameel has rejected allegations levelled against him after conducted a Nikah ceremony for the daughter of a prominent businessman, Muhammad Iqbal in Lahore last week. As per details, Pakistan recently witnessed one of the most

Educational institutions to remain open in Punjab: Murad Raas

LAHORE: Punjab Education Minister Murad Raas has said that Educational institutions will remain open in the province as they are following COVID-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) strictly. While talking to a private news channel, the education minister said, “Punjab is

Pakistani student scores highest marks in ACCA globally

LAHORE: A Pakistani boy has been declared the global winner by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) for scoring the highest marks among students from all over the world. Hailing from Lahore, a student named Muhammad Abdullah appeared in

PCB appoints Babar Azam as Pakistan’s Test captain

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has appointed Babar Azam as Pakistan cricket team’s Test captain after Azhar Ali stepped down from the role on Tuesday. According to a press statement issued by PCB today, “Babar Azam’s first assignment will be to captain

Punjab govt to deploy police, guards after clash in Orange Line Train

LAHORE: The Punjab Mass Transit Authority (PMTA) took notice of a clash between two groups in Lahore’s Orange Line Metro Train and has decided to deploy police and guards for security.  According to sources, the PMTA has decided to deploy

PCB asks former Test captain Younis to head HPC at Karachi

KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has offered former Test captain Younis Khan the opportunity to head its High-Performance Centre in Karachi as batting consultant with the national team. According to the source, Younis has been offered a full-time job

No one will be allowed to ridicule state institutions: CM Buzdar

LAHORE: Chief Minister of Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar has said that opposition parties under the PDM banner are insulting the mandate given by the people. On a social media website Twitter today, CM Buzdar said that no one will be

Efficient logistics will boost operational readiness against enemy: Army Chief

LAHORE: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has visited logistic installations of Lahore Corps, said a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) today. General Qamar, during his visit, said efficient and smooth logistics will enhance

CNG price raised by Rs 2 per kg in Punjab

LAHORE: The price of compressed natural gas (CNG) has also been increased by Rs 2 per kg in Punjab after the surge in Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) price. According to sources, “CNG is now available for Rs79.20 across Punjab”. Earlier,

NAB office clash case: PML-N’s Imran Nazir arrested  

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) MPA Khawaja Imran Nazir was arrested by police in a case regarding a clash outside the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) office during the hearing of Maryam Nawaz. According to sources, police stopped the vehicle of

Facilitating SMEs, women entrepreneurs top priorities: Reza Baqir

LAHORE: State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Governor Dr Reza Baqir has said facilitating those sectors that remained ignored in the past, including SMEs and women entrepreneurs were among the foremost priorities of the Central Bank. During his visit to the

Uzma Bukhari calls Indian soldiers killed in Pulwama attack ‘martyrs’

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Uzma Bukhari has termed Indian soldiers killed in Pulwama attack as “martyrs.” A video clip of the PML-N leader is circulating on social media in which she was lashing out at the government for

Fayyaz Chohan removed as Punjab’s info minister

LAHORE: PTI lawmaker Fayyazul Hasan Chohan has been removed as Punjab’s information minister. Firdous Ashiq Awan, who previously served as the prime minister’s special assistant on information, has been appointed as the special assistant to Chief Minister Usman Buzdar.  According

South Africa’s Faf Plessis to make PSL debut in playoffs

LAHORE: South Africa’s Faf du Plessis will make his HBL Pakistan Super League debut as he was one of the 21 foreign players to confirm his participation in the remaining four matches of the event. Earlier, The Pakistan Cricket Board

Punjab reports four dengue cases in 24 hours

LAHORE: Provincial health authorities have reported four more cases of dengue fever in Punjab on Sunday. A spokesperson of the Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department Punjab said three new cases of dengue fever were reported in Lahore and one in