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Who is Ayesha Akram and what happened at Minar-e-Pakistan?

Not a single Pakistani expected to wake up to another sad news of a woman being subjected to brutal harassment by a mob of men that also in the month we celebrate independence but that is exactly what Pakistanis witnessed.  

Change of guard ceremony held at mausoleum of Jinnah, Iqbal

KARACHI: A change of guard ceremony was held at the mausoleum of Founder of Pakistan Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah in Karachi today on Saturday on the occasion of Independence Day. A smartly turned out contingent of the cadets from the

PM to inaugurate world’s biggest Miyawaki forest in Lahore today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will on Monday (today) inaugurate the world’s biggest Miyawaki urban forest in Lahore as part of monsoon drive under the 10 Billion Tree Tsunami project. The Miyawaki forest has been developed over 100 kanals with

Plane makes emergency landing in Lahore after bird strike

LAHORE: A Karachi-bound passenger plane made an emergency landing on Monday after facing a bird strike soon after taking off from Lahore. The flight PA-401 was on its way from Lahore to Karachi when the incident occurred.  The plane suffered

Indian terror financing

India’s nefarious designs have once again have exposed after its links have been proven in the Johar Town explosion in Lahore last week. The Indian media rejoiced at Pakistan being retained in the FATF’s grey list but it is now

Another suspect arrested in Lahore’s Johar Town blast

LAHORE: Another suspect has been arrested on Monday in connection with the blast investigation in Johar Town area which killed three people and injured several others. Law enforcement agencies have reportedly arrested the suspect who had parked the explosive-laden car

Who is Lahore’s blast suspect Peter Paul?

In a breakthrough in the investigation into Wednesday’s Lahore bomb blast case, law enforcement agencies (LEAs) arrested a suspect said to be a foreign national from the Lahore airport. Identified as Peter Paul David, the suspect was offloaded from a

Lahore blast

After several months of calm, the news of a blast in Johar Town area of Lahore spread chaos in the city and raised fear that terror incidents had returned. At least four people including a six-year-old child lost their lives

Punjab Police close to arresting Johar Town blast suspects: Sheikh Rasheed

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Interior Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed on Thursday said the Punjab Police has achieved great success in the investigation of the blast in Johar Town, Lahore. In a video statement, the federal minister said Punjab Police had achieved

Johar Town blast: CTD arrests suspects in raids, vehicle owner

LAHORE: The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) on Thursday conducted raids across different cities of Punjab in connection with the Johar Town blast and arrested several suspects.  Four people were killed and 23 others were injured when an explosive-laden vehicle blew up

Driver jumps to save himself as metro bus catches fire

LAHORE: A fire erupted in a metro bus near Minar-e-Pakistan on Thursday morning as the driver jumped out from the bus to save his life. As soon as the incident was reported, rescue teams rushed to the spot to put

Cleric Aziz-ur-Rehman arrested in Mianwali

LAHORE: Police have reportedly arrested cleric Mufti Aziz-ur-Rehman from Mianwali after a case was registered for sexually assaulting a seminary student. Punjab Inspector General (IGP) Inam Ghani has confirmed the arrest. “We will take it as a test case, interrogate

Abuse in seminaries

There have been numerous cases of sexual abuse and sodomy in seminaries. However, the case of Mufti Aziz-ur-Rehman is rather different as the cleric was filmed committing the indecent act. Yet, the failure to arrest him and the deafening silence

Lahore cleric accused of sexually assaulting seminary student

LAHORE: A local cleric Mufti Aziz-ur-Rehman has been accused of sexually assaulting a seminary student after a video of the incident went viral. Mufti Azizur Rehman, who is affiliated with Lahore’s Jamia Manzoor-ul-Islam, has come forward and explained the incident.

Woman operated by security guard at Mayo Hospital passes away

LAHORE: A woman who was reportedly operated upon by a security guard at Mayo Hospital has passed away, fifteen days after the incident of gross incompetence.  The victim’s death has been confirmed by her son Shafaqat Ali. He revealed that

PM launches peri-urban low-cost housing scheme project in Lahore

LAHORE: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday launched the Punjab peri-urban low-cost housing scheme project at Raiwind. On the occasion, the prime minister was was briefed about the project. He was accompanied by Punjab Chief Usman Buzdar and Minister of

Jehangir Tareen, son’s bail extended till May 19

LAHORE: A sessions court on Monday extended the interim bail granted to estranged PTI leader Jahangir Tareen and his son Ali Tareen in two different cases until May 19. The father-son duo appeared before the session court and banking court

CM Buzdar reviews lockdown situation in Lahore

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar on Sunday visited several parts of Lahore without protocol reviewed the lockdown situation. The chief minister expressed satisfaction over the situation of lockdown in the city. He expressed gratitude to the business community for

Provinces not taken into confidence over TLP negotiations: CM Sindh

ISLAMABAD: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has that provinces should have been taken into confidence about the federal government holding  negotiations with the outlawed Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan. The chief minister statement come after Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed said that

Two killed as police disperse TLP protest in Lahore

LAHORE: At least two activists of the banned Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) were killed on Sunday when police and law enforcement agencies dispersed a sit-in in Lahore. Two people when shot dead and several others were injured when police opened fire

PM’s free food service expanded to three more cities

LAHORE: The free food service under ‘No One Sleeps Hungry’ program has been formally expanded to Faisalabad, Lahore and Peshawar. Chief Ministers of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab inaugurated the program in their respective provinces while Prime Minister Imran Khan virtually

PM vows to transform nation, meet challenges of 21st Century

LAHORE: Prime Minister Imran Khan has reaffirmed the determination to transform Pakistan into a welfare state to meet the challenges of the 21st century.  He was addressing a ceremony in connection with the ground breaking of LDA City Naya Pakistan

Fire erupts at chemical factory in Lahore

LAHORE: A massive fire broke out at a chemical factory in Lahore’s S]undar Industrial Estate on Friday morning. According to rescue officials, the fire broke out inside a chemical drum inside the factory. Twelve fire trucks have been called in

PM to perform groundbreaking of low-cost apartments in Lahore today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will arrive in Lahore on a one-day visit on Friday where he will perform the groundbreaking of another low-cost housing scheme. The prime minister will perform groundbreaking of LDA City Naya Pakistan Apartments in Lahore

CM Buzdar takes notice of missing vaccine doses from Lahore hospital

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has ordered an inquiry after some doses of COVID-19 vaccine went missing from a hospital in Lahore. CM Buzdar summoned a report from the health department and ordered an investigation into the missing vaccine

Dozens of cases registered for not wearing masks in Lahore

LAHORE: Police have registered dozens of cases against people not wearing a face mask as authorities tighten restrictions and expedite action against the violation of safety precautions. The first case was registered on Sunday against a person at Islampura Police

In pictures: Pakistan Day celebrations and enthusiasm of people across country

Pakistan Day is being celebrated with enthusiasm all over the country including Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, and Quetta. Last year, the Pakistan Day parade was postponed due to the coronavirus, this year, it will be held on 25th March instead

Smartphone production unit inaugurated in Lahore

LAHORE: Federal Minister for Industries and Production Hammad Azhar inaugurated a state-of-the-art smartphone production facility established by Airlink Technologies in Lahore. Addressing the inauguration ceremony Quaid-i-Azam Industrial Estate in Kot Lakhpat, the minister said that effective and well-conceived industrial policies

Lahore motorway gang rape case: ATC to announce verdict today

LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) hearing the Lahore motorway gang rape case will announce its verdict today (Saturday) after arguments from the relevant parties concluded. The Lahore ATC reserved its verdict in the Lahore motorway gang-rape case during a hearing

PM to arrive in Lahore on day-long visit today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will arrive in Lahore on a one-day visit today where he will chair a session at Chief Minister’s House. The prime minister will hold separate meetings with the Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar and Chief Minister