Imam-e-Kaaba graces Bahria Town mosque

LAHORE - Imam-e-Kaaba Sheikh Khalid al-Ghamidi has said Islam doesn’t permit terrorism and extremism. “Islam guarantees rights to minorities and Muslim states must treat non-Muslims affectionately,” he said whiling delivering Juma sermon at the Grand Masjid in Bahria Town Friday. ...

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    LAHORE - British High Commissioner to Pakistan Philip Barton called on Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, on Friday. Matters of mutual interest, promotion of bilateral relations and increase in cooperation in different sectors were discussed during the meeting. Speaking on the occasion, the ...

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  • CM attendS Queen’s birthday party

    LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif participated in the birthday ceremony of British Queen Elizabeth and cut a cake with British High Commissioner to Pakistan Philip Barton at a local hotel on Friday. Diplomats, ministers, politicians, intellectuals and other celebrities were present. The ...

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  • Girls outclass boys at GCU convocation

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    LAHORE - Girls this year again outshined boys in academics at the 13th convocation of the Government College University (GCU) on Friday.Girls clinched prestigious academic medals for top positions in 18 of 30 disciplines at the BA/BSc (Honors) and MA/MSc level, while boys grabbed majority of medals ...

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  • Roads’ repair to be completed by 2018: CM

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    LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that Rs150 billion will be spent on the Khadim-e-Punjab Rural Roads Programme, the biggest project in the history of Pakistan for the construction and rehabilitation of rural roads.He was addressing a high level meeting through video link at ...

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  • Saad lauds PU VC for anti-terror op

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    LAHORE - Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique has lauded Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran for making campus a university in true meaning. He was addressing laptop distribution ceremony under Prime Minister’s scheme at Faisal Auditorium on Friday. Chairman ...

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  • Chehlum

    LAHORE: The Chehlum of Dr Hira Farrukh will be held on April 26 (tomorrow) at her residence 132 K-2, Wapda Town, Lahore. She died after she suffered severe burn injuries due to the negligence of Surgitex, a surgical company.–PR

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  • Govt urged to expedite work on Journalist Colony block

    LAHORE The F-Block Core Committee lauded the Punjab government for complete acquisition of land for the extension of Journalist Colony to award plots to the journalists who have been kept from their due right year after year. The committee also called for early start of initial paperwork towards ...

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  • All set for Cantt polls today

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    LAHORE  - All the mainstream political parties will test their political fate today (Saturday) while fighting the battle for 20 seats of two zones of provincial capital’s Cantonment Boards. The so far assessments hints at the strong possibilities of a real competition between the PML-N ...

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  • Driver moves court for salary

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    LAHORE - The Lahore High Court on Friday directed the Punjab Health Department Director General to submit reply in a petition moved by a department’s driver challenging stoppage of his pay. A driver had filed the petition saying that he contracted cardiac disease and got treatment at Punjab ...

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  • Another assault on child

    , By Ashraf Javed

    LAHORE  - After being raped, a twelve-year-old girl was left unconscious outside her house in the populous Lower Mall locality on early Friday. The girl went missing from Hafeez Road on Thursday evening. Daughter of a poverty-stricken labourer, the girl was admitted to Mayo Hospital’s ...

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  • Girl takes own life

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    LAHORE  - A poverty-stricken girl ended her life by swallowing poisonous pills in Shafiqabad, police said on Friday. Brother of the 19-year-old told the police that Maria Bibi “took her own life” by taking poisonous pills at their one-room house in Shafiqabad. The resident of ...

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  • Cop killed, complainants wounded in ‘joint raid’

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    LAHORE  - A police constable was killed while two complainants were wounded seriously when unidentified men opened straight fire on them as the police party raided a hideout in Green Town, police claimed on Friday. Investigators say the police team raided a house near Baghrian Chowk to arrest ...

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  • PR officer arrested while receiving bribe

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    LAHORE  - FIA arrested a Pakistan Railways officer red-handed while getting illegal gratification from a citizen on Friday. Muhammad Akram Head Ticket Collector complained to Director FIA that Rana Naveed Iqbal, Assistant Accounts Officer of Pakistan Railways, was demanding Rs35,000 for ...

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  • Parho Punjab, Barho Punjab key to success

    LAHORE: Punjab Education Foundation Chairman Engineer Qamarul Islam Raja has said that the landmark “Parho Punjab, Barho Punjab” is a key to prosperous societyHe stated this while addressing a roundtable conference on “Challenges and opportunities in education” which held ...

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  • CM for better policing

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    LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif presided over a high level meeting at Arfa Karim Software Technology Park on Thursday which reviewed overall law and order situation and security arrangements in the province. The meeting decided to expand the scope of use of information technology to ...

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  • LHC takes notice of official apathy towards drug addicts

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    LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Thursday sought reply from Secretary Excise and Taxation and Director Anti-Narcotics Force Punjab in a petition seeking registration of addicts and establishment of rehabilitation centers.Rida Qazi filed the petition saying that after 18th Amendment passed in 2010, ...

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  • Mother wins custody of children

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    LAHORE: A courtroom witnessed quite an emotional scene when two children were handed over to their mother who won their custody from her former husband on Thursday.Laiba, 5, and Mannan, 4, started crying when they came to know that they would be handed over to their mother. The children held their ...

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  • Cops bow to bribe

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    LAHORE - The Lahore police had to release six people including cricketer Raza Hassan and three dance girls, only an hour after they were arrested from a guesthouse in Ghalib Market.Police sources revealed that three men and same number of woman were heavily drunk when the police raided the ...

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  • Youth died from severe police torture, autopsy reveals

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    LAHORE - The autopsy report of 24-year-old Shahzad, a shopkeeper in Photo Market on Nisbat Road, revealed that the youth died of severe torture in police custody, rescuers and medical sources said on Thursday.Hundreds of people mostly shopkeepers took to the streets and staged demonstration against ...

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  • CPO ordered to produce abductee

    LAHORE: Justice Aalia Neelum of the Lahore High Court on Thursday directed Faisalabad City Police Officer for the recovery of a man likely to be killed in a fake police encounter, and directed the officer to produce him in the court on next hearing.Daniyal Naveed, a relative of an abductee, filed ...

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  • Can laws be amended to adjust MPs on govt posts?

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    LAHORE - Even after clear order of LHC restraining legislators from working as members of Punjab Education Foundation’s BoDs, the School Education Department (SED) is likely to invoke provincial assembly to push through amending the relevant law, PEF Act 2004, to allow MNAs holding the ...

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  • Tipu Sultan retold by GCU Dramatics Club

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    LAHORE - The Government College University Dramatics Club (GCUDC) Thursday staged a special bilingual (Urdu and English) play “Tiger of Maysore” based on the life of Tipu Sultan at the university’s Bokhari Auditorium. “In the traditional story that everyone knows, Tipu ...

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  • Extremists booked under NAP be brought to justice

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    LAHORE - Lahore Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Muhammad Amin Wains has said that the challans of the cases registered under national action plan against the violators of loudspeaker act, distribution of hatred material, and provocative speeches should be completed at the earliest and sent to ...

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