Iqtidar Gilani

  • LAHORE - Pakistan is celebrating Eidul Fitr with religious zeal and fervour today (Monday) amid elaborate security arrangements. Central Ruit-e-Halal Committee led by its Chairman Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman met in Islamabad to examine testimonies of sighting of Shawal moon. Regional Ruit-e-Halal ...

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  • LAHORE - Eidul Fitr, the biggest religious festival of the Muslims, is likely to be celebrated on Monday (tomorrow) as there are strong possibilities of sighting of Shawal moon on Sunday evening. The Central Ruet-e-Halal committee will meet in Peshawar before Iftar today (Friday) to sight the moon ...

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  • LAHORE - Muslims across the country, including Lahore, observed Jumatul Wida, last Friday of Ramazan with reverence and zeal amid elaborate security arrangements. A huge number of Muslims visited extensively decorated mosques to offer Friday prayers. Special arrangements were made to accommodate ...

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  • LAHORE - The Punjab capital city received rainfall of varying intensities on Monday, bringing the life to a standstill by causing inundation, massive traffic jams and frequent outages. Two persons lost life while several were injured in rain related mishaps in different parts of Lahore. Windstorm ...

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  • LAHORE - Parts of the country including Lahore received rainfall of varying intensities on Saturday, disturbing routine life by causing inundation, frequent outages and water shortage. Overcast conditions, rains and high velocity winds made weather pleasant by causing considerable decrease in the ...

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  • LAHORE -  Thousands of people will sit in Aitkaf across the country before Iftar today to spend last ten days of Ramazan in seclusion. The faithful will sit in mosques for Aitkaf till sighting of the Shawal moon. Women can sit in Aitkaf at residences to seek blessings of the Almighty. The ...

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  • LAHORE -  Opposition’s boycott following remarks of a treasury legislator against PTI and its female workers led to premature adjournment of the Punjab Assembly proceedings on Wednesday. Demanding apology from treasury legislator Rana Jamil, Opposition staged a walkout after pointing ...

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  • LAHORE - Punjab Assembly on Monday approved Rs1.97 trillion budget for fiscal year 2017-18, amid rumpus and sloganeering from both sides of the political divide. Treasury presented 43 Demands for Grants for different departments which the house approved with a majority, rejecting all cut motions of ...

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  • LAHORE - Parts of the country, including Lahore, received rainfall of varying intensities on Saturday, disturbing routine life and causing inundation in urban areas, frequent outages and water shortage. High velocity winds blew away signboards and uprooted several trees across the province, ...

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  • LAHORE - Finance Minister Dr Aisha Ghaus Pasha claimed on Friday that total debt of Punjab by the end of the current fiscal year would be Rs568 billion, not Rs712 billion, as claimed by the opposition leader. Winding up the discussion on the budget at the Punjab Assembly on Friday, she advised the ...

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  • LAHORE - Offensive remarks of an opposition legislator against leader of the house disrupted the otherwise calm atmosphere inside the Punjab Assembly on Wednesday, triggering a war of words between the two sides. During general discussion on budget, PTI’s Nabeela Hakim Ali addressed the chief ...

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  • LAHORE -  Amid sloganeering in intervals from female legislators of the treasury, Opposition leader Mian Mehmoodur Rasheed criticized the government for decreasing allocation for education and not taking measures to minimise the sufferings of growers. To the indication of the chair that it was ...

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  • LAHORE - The plains of the country including Lahore remained in the grip of severe heatwave on Saturday with frequent outages and water shortage adding to the woes of heat stricken people. Experts have forecast the prevailing harsh weather conditions to persist during the 2-3 days. Sibi remained ...

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  • LAHORE - Like the previous years, Environment and Tourism remained on bottom of the Punjab government’s priorities while making allocations for the upcoming fiscal year. The Punjab government has slashed allocation for Tourism under Annual Development Program by more than half that showed ...

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  • LAHORE - The Punjab government has proposed allocation of Rs159.63 billion for health sector with development outlay of Rs 50.308 billion for the upcoming fiscal year. The government has proposed allocation of Rs 108.633 billion for Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education Department and Rs ...

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  • LAHORE - The Punjab Assembly, through a unanimously adopted resolution moved by Opposition Leader Mian Mehmoodur Rasheed yesterday, condemned Indian atrocities in Held Kashmir. The house paid glowing tributes to Commander Sabzar Bhat and 12 other martyrs for keeping the movement initiated by ...

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  • LAHORE - Lack of interest on the part of legislators in the Punjab Assembly proceedings resulted in adjournment of the session without completion of agenda on the second day Friday. PTI’s Dr Murad Ras pointed to quorum when the proceeding lasted for 120 minutes. As the quorum remained ...

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  • LAHORE -  Heat wave will persist, though with occasional relief, due to windstorm till the onset of pre-monsoon rains during the last 10 days of Ramazan. Temperature is 1-2 degree Celsius above normal level in plains of the country and experts are expecting the same trend to continue during ...

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  • LAHORE - The Punjab Assembly on Wednesday ratified deployment of armed forces for security of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects across the province. Through a resolution moved under Article 147 read with Article 245 of the Constitution, the PA endorsed deployment of Special Security ...

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  • LAHORE -  Punjab Assembly on Tuesday adopted three resolutions of public interest including action against quacks, construction of overhead pedestrian bridge between medicine market and Bahawal Victoria Hospital and timely payment of salaries, medical allowance and fixed working hours for ...

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  • LAHORE - Functioning of purpose built Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital has been delayed till the end of 2017, thanks to bureaucratic red-tape that deferred procurement of ventilators. As many as 13 ventilators could not be procured as the grievance committee has directed inviting ...

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  • LAHORE - The Punjab government has set up three more medical universities in the province, first time through ordinances, instead of legislation by the assembly. Through separate ordinances, the Punjab government has set up Nishter Medical University in Multan, Faisalabad Medical University and ...

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  • LAHORE - Gujrat is the district with highest prevalence of HIV/AIDS followed by Dera Ghazi Khan only due to proper screening which has never been carried anywhere else in the province. More than 1,500 people are HIV positive in Gujrat and at least 1,000 in Dera Ghazi Khan. Minus Gujrat and Dera ...

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  • LAHORE - The Punjab Assembly resounded with the slogans of ‘Go Nawaz Go’ and ‘Bhangi, Charsi Namanzoor’ on Wednesday. The treasury managed to keep the House in quorum to enable Law Minister to lay two Ordinances – The Punjab Shehr-e-Khamoshan Authority Ordinance 2017 ...

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  • LAHORE - The Punjab Assembly on Tuesday passed three resolutions of public interest, rejected one and pended the remaining on agenda amid sloganeering against top party leadership from both sides of the political divide. As the House echoed with the slogans of ‘Muk Gia Tera Show, Go Nawaz ...

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  • LAHORE - Plains of the country including Lahore remained in the grip of severe heat wave on Tuesday with large scale loadshedding and water shortage adding to the woes of heat stricken people. In Lahore, the mercury rose as high as 45 degree Celsius, making Tuesday the hottest day of current ...

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  • LAHORE - High concentration of arsenic has been detected from a water filtration plant at cattle market Shahpur Kanjran, exposing people in nearby localities to serious health hazards. The laboratory of Ministry of Science and Technology - Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) - ...

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  • LAHORE - Experts have advised necessary precautionary measures especially for children and elderly people to avoid getting summer related diseases. Mercury is already 1-2 degree Celsius above normal level in plains, causing people to experience May like weather in April. High temperature has put ...

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  • LAHORE - The Punjab government is observing nutrition week to check ever increasing malnutrition among pregnant women and infants through awareness and distribution of necessary medicines and food supplements in the poor localities. Minister for Primary and Secondary Healthcare Kh Imran Nazir ...

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  • LAHORE - Like other parts of the globe, World Health Day was observed across the country including Lahore on Friday with usual rituals of holding seminars, walks and free screening camps. Like in the past, public access to quality healthcare facilities is still a dream not only in far flung areas ...

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