‘Shaan-e-Pakistan Award’ to be conferred on corona heroes

LAHORE: The government has decided to award all those working in the frontline in the fight against the novel coronavirus. Governor Punjab Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar has said that the services of all those who fought against the coronavirus pandemic valiantly

Two more dengue cases surface in Punjab

LAHORE: Two new confirmed cases of the dengue virus were reported in Punjab, taking the total number of cases in the province to 105.  The fresh cases were reported in Lahore and Rawalpindi. Patients are under treatment. Out of 105

Punjab hits grim milestone of 100,000 coronavirus cases

LAHORE: Punjab has crossed the 1,00,000 mark of coronavirus with 92 new cases in the province during the past 24 hours. Overall cases of the coronavirus in Punjab have reached 100,033, a provincial health department spokesperson said in a statement.

PML-N expels five Punjab MPAs for meeting CM Buzdar

LAHORE: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has expelled five MPAs from the party for meeting Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar. A delegation of PML-N MPAs, Chaudhry Ashraf Ali, Muhammad Ghiyas Uddin, Muhammad Faisal Khan Niazi, Mian Jaleel Ahmed Sharaqpuri and

86 new coronavirus cases reported in Punjab

LAHORE: Around 86 new coronavirus cases have been reported in Punjab, the largest province of Pakistan. According to the latest figures released by the spokesperson of the Punjab Health Department, the total number of coronavirus cases in the province has

Up to 140 students test positive for COVID-19 in Punjab

LAHORE: The report of the coronavirus test of children in educational institutions of Punjab has been released. According to the report, out of 70,750 students in Punjab, 145 students tested positive for coronavirus and 68,032 students tested negative for the

Punjab govt to launch double-decker tour bus in Bahawalpur

ISLAMABAD: Punjab government will launch a double-decker bus service in Bahawalpur for tourists to visit the historical places in the city, In a statement, Advisor to Punjab Chief Minister on Tourism Asif Mehmood said the move is part of the

Punjab police failed to arrest 60% suspects in gangrape cases this year

LAHORE: Punjab reported 77 incidents of gang rape within the first sixth months this year while police were unable to arrest 60 percent of the suspects. According to police records, the Gujranwala region topped the list with 30 cases of

Shahid Afridi to work for sports promotion in Punjab

LAHORE: Former cricketer Shahid Afridi has agreed to work with the Punjab government for the promotion of sports in the province. Shahid Afridi is expected to be announced as the brand ambassador for Punjab Sports Board. He will serve in

Buzdar forms committee to finalise Punjab LG polls schedule

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has formed a seven-member committee to review arrangements for local bodies elections across the province. The chief minister chaired a session to conduct local government polls in Punjab. However, the participants failed to make

Urs celebrations Of Baba Bulleh Shah begins in Kasur

KASUR: The 263th urs of renowned Sufi saint Hazrat Baba Bulleh Shah began in Kasur on Friday and will continue for two days. Punjab Auqaf and Religious Affairs Minister Syed Saeed-ul-Hassan Shah inaugurated the urs celebrations and laid a floral

South Punjab secretariat to become operational from Oct 15

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired a meeting during which it was decided that the  South Punjab secretariat will formally become operational on 15th October. The meeting on establishment and working of South Punjab secretariat was attended by Foreign Minister

Govt making efforts to develop Karachi: Governor Sindh

KARACHI: Governor Sindh  Imran Ismail on Tuesday held a meeting with Governor Punjab Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar and apprised him about the relief activities. Governor Sindh briefed about the damages caused by the recent rainfall in the province and the efforts

At least seven dead as heavy rainfall lashes across Punjab

LAHORE: At least seven people were killed and seven others sustained injuries as heavy monsoon rains lashed Lahore and other parts of the province on Wednesday. Heavy downpour in different areas inundated roads and streets in the provincial capital as

Punjab govt launches universal number plates

LAHORE: The Punjab government has announced to launch universal number plates across the province. According to a notification, the Punjab Excise Taxation and Narcotics Control Department has decided to issue number plates with the same serial numbers. “Vehicles in all

Kite string slits child’s throat in Lahore

LAHORE: A five-year-old boy lost his life on Saturday after a razor-sharp kite string slit his throat in Lahore. According to details, a five-year-old boy named Ali Asghar was going on a motorcycle when the mishap occurred in Shafiqabad area

Punjab Police installs software to keep annual budget under check

LAHORE: The finance wing of the Punjab Police has installed financial management software to prevent corruption and embezzlement in police accounts. The software is developed and installed with the assistance of the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB). Its deployment is

Punjab govt announces to reopen schools from Sep 15

ISLAMABAD: Punjab Minister for Education Murad Raas has officially announced that all public and private schools will reopen in the province from 15th September. The minister took to Twitter and noted that it is a provisional date, and the final

Govt prepares SOPs for reopening of schools in Punjab

Lahore: The Punjab Education Department has prepared a standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the reopening of educational institutions in the province. The educational institutes will be allowed to reopen with SOPs to ensure the safety of students and teachers. According

Smart lockdown: Punjab to shut down markets till August 5

LAHORE: Markets across Punjab will be closed from midnight tonight till August 5 in line with the government’s decision to impose a lockdown ahead of Eid-ul-Azha. Provincial information minister Fayyazul Hassan Chohan announced the announcement that all business and commercial

Banning books

In a repressive move, Punjab has banned the sale and printing of 100 textbooks used in private schools for having “anti-Pakistan and anti-Islamic content”. These policies have created a new debate on the creeping state-imposed censorship in the country moving

NAB should be shut down, end political interference: Bilawal

SUKKUR: Pakistan Peoples Party Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto has said the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) should be closed down after its performance was assailed by the Supreme Court. Addressing media in Sukkur, the PPP chairperson said the federal government is blackmailing

Man, woman stabbed over ‘honour killing’ in Bhakkar

LAHORE: A man and a woman were stabbed to death by their relatives in the name of ‘honour’ in Bhakkar district of Punjab. Police have arrested 25 people belonging to the woman’s family, including her brothers and husband. The suspects

Smart lockdown enforced in seven cities of Punjab

LAHORE: Smart lockdown has been imposed in COVID-19 hotspots in seven cities of Punjab after showing positive results in curbing the virus spread in the province. The smart lockdown strategy will be imposed in several cities including Lahore, Multan, Faisalabad,

COVID-19 cases reduced due to smart lockdown policy: Minister

ISLAMABAD: Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid on Thursday said that the number of coronavirus cases in Punjab have significantly decreased due to the smart lockdown policy. The minister said the figure shows that the number of people with COVID-19

Elderly woman accuses Punjab minister of occupying ancestral land

ISLAMABAD: The ancestral land of a family has been occupied in Bani Gala area by the land mafia who wants to merge it with a nearby housing society. The family has accused Punjab minister Aleem Khan of patronizing the land

Coronavirus cases in Pakistan surpass 170,000

ISLAMABAD: The countrywide tally of coronavirus cases has jumped to 171,577 after 6,604 new infections were detected in Pakistan over the past 24 hours. The nation also saw the highest single-day spike in coronavirus deaths as 153 more people succumbed

ECC approves Rs100 million for locust control in Punjab

ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the federal cabinet on Wednesday approved Rs100 million grant for locust control in Punjab. Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh chaired the meeting of the Economic

Punjab bans sale of dexamethasone without prescription

LAHORE: The Punjab government on Wednesday banned the sale of the steroid drug Dexamethasone without a doctor’s prescription. The chief drug controller issued directives for drug inspectors to monitor the distribution of the vital life-saving drug across the province and

Punjab to present provincial budget 2020-21 today

LAHORE: After the federal budget for fiscal year has been presented, Punjab will now present the budget for the next fiscal year 2020-21 today on Monday. Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar held a special session of the provincial cabinet earlier