CM reviews progress on school reforms

LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said the implementation on Punjab Schools Reforms Roadmap (PSRR) is yielding positive results.Addressing a meeting here on Saturday after reviewing the progress of PSRR, the chief minister expressed his satisfaction over the pace of implementation ...

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    LAHORE - Mela Charaghan (the festival of lights), the birth anniversary of great Sufi saint Hazrat Shah Hussain also known as Madho Lal Hussain, has kicked off here on Saturday.Different political personalities of the area inaugurated the three-day Urs celebrations by laying floral wreaths ...

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  • Nawa-i-Waqt forum discusses Karachi situation

    , By Javed Iqbal

    LAHORE - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Mehmoodur Rasheed has asked Muttahida Qaumi Movement to apologise from the nation for “giving shelter to hard criminals in the party head-office 90 at Karachi”.He was addressing a forum conducted jointly by TheNation and Nawa-i-Waqt here on ...

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  • Shahbaz for IB, Special Branch role in price control

    , By Javed Iqbal

    LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shahabz Sharif has directed the Intelligence Bureau and Special Branch to furnish daily reports regarding price control and reiterated that all the Commissioners, DCOs, RPOS, DPOS, CPOs and CCPOs will be responsible for enforcement of reduced prices.According to ...

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  • KSA-Yemen conflict highly sensitive: Saad

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    LAHORE - Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique has said the matter of sending troops to Saudi Arabia is highly sensitive yet the call of the kingdom cannot be overlooked owing to her unconditional support to Pakistan in every tough time.“Foreign office can give better comment. But nobody can ...

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  • Shujaat calls for OIC role in conflict

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    LAHORE - PML-Q president Ch Shujaat Hussain has stressed upon the OIC to take immediate steps to save Middle East from war by mediating into Saudi-Yemen conflict.Commenting over the Saudi Arabia’s fears concerning Yemen rebels on Saturday, he said Saudi Arabia is also an Islamic country and ...

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  • Public service our main goal, says Shahbaz

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    LAHORE - A representative delegation of overseas Pakistanis led by President Pakistan Muslim League-N Middle East Ch Noorul Hassan Tanveer called on Shahbaz Sharif and paid him tributes for setting up Overseas Pakistanis Commission Punjab.“Serving the masses is the pivot of PML-N ...

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  • Heartbroken mother ends life

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    LAHORE - A 35-year-old woman ended her life after swallowing poisonous pills at her house in Shafiqabad, police sources said on Saturday.The family told the police that Mumtaz Bibi took poisonous pills at her house in Khokhar Town on early Saturday. She was immediately rushed to hospital, where she ...

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  • Man survives suicide attempt

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    LAHORE - A man tried to commit suicide by setting himself on fire outside the Lahore Press Club on Saturday in protest against the land grabbers, police and eyewitnesses said.Identified as Ameer Alam, the man reached Lahore Press Club and set himself on fire by sprinkling petrol around his body. A ...

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  • Acid attacker still at large

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    LAHORE - Police investigators have failed to arrest the attacker who fled after throwing acid on a mother of four in Harbanspura.Police sources, however, claimed that the accused person involved in this gruesome attack has been identified as Shahid Mahmood. The accused is at large after locking his ...

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  • Man shot dead for property

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    LAHORE  - A man was shot dead and his son was critically wounded over a property dispute in Satu Katla police precincts on Saturday.Police claimed that three gunmen have been arrested and are being interrogated in connection with the gun attack.Resident of PCSIR Housing Society, Qari Riaz had ...

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  • Members sign resolution for Gymkhana election

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    LAHORE  - Members of the Lahore Gymkhana Club signed on Saturday a resolution calling upon the chairman and the committee of management to announce the election schedule immediately to prevent any “unintended consequence”.The exercise will continue on Sunday to muster more support ...

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  • HRCP for fair Youhanabad probe

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    LAHORE - The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed serious concern at the Youhanabad Christian community’s complaints of police highhandedness in rounding up people on the suspicion of their involvement with the lynching and burning of two young men and the state of fear ...

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  • Project for women empowerment

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    LAHORE - The SEPLAA Foundation, a non-profit organisation, has launched a new project “Empowering Women for Economic Growth and Peace (SEW-EGAP)” to empower professional females in the provincial capital.The SEW-E-GAP programme purports to provide help and support to professional women ...

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  • Pakistan movement worker dies

    Pakistan Movement gold medallist worker MA Shaida, 86, died of cardiac arrest on Saturday.His funeral will be held at Mian Mir graveyard today (Sunday), 29th March at 5: 30pm.Masood Ch (0300-4269720)–pr

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  • FIA nabs Lesco line superintendent, patwari

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    LAHORE: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Saturday arrested a LESCO line superintendent allegedly involved in selling LESCO equipments to private housing schemes, said spokesman for FIA on Saturday.He said the raiding team also recovered stolen material worth millions from his possession. Shakeel ...

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  • Free textbooks distributed among PEF partner schools

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    LAHORE: The Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) on Saturday completed distribution of free textbooks for the upcoming academic year to partner schools in Rawalpindi and Attock districts.According to a handout, the ceremony was held at a PEF partner school in Rawalpindi. A total of 44 partner school ...

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  • Railways minister summoned in NA-125 recounting case

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    LAHORE: The Election Tribunal on Saturday directed Khawaja Saad Rafique of PML-N to record his statement on the next hearing in alleged matter of rigging in NA-125.As the proceedings commenced, the counsel of Khawaja Saad Rafiq told the judge that his client was unable to appear due to his personal ...

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  • Groups want Pakistan stay away from ME

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    LAHORE  - Majlis-e-Wahdatul Muslimeen, Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan-Niazi and Sunni Ittehad Council have termed the Saudi Arabia’s attack in Yemen ‘gross violation’ of international law and asked Pakistani government to stay away from the Middle East situation.Addressing a joint ...

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  • Election tribunal summons Saad Rafique in NA-125 recounting case

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    Lahore- Election tribunal today summoned Saad Rafique on March 30 to resubmit his statement in NA-125 recounting case. The case was heard by an election tribunal judge in which Saad’s lawyer informed the court that the Railway Minister was unable to reach due to his busy schedule. After ...

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  • Chief pledge for better healthcare

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    LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has once again reaffirmed his promise of providing modern health facilities to the masses.“It is the top priority of PML-N government to provide a better healthcare,” the chief minister stated while presiding over a meeting here on Friday. ...

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  • Objection to use of word ‘martyred’

    , By Jawad R Awan

    LAHORE - A minority lawyer objected to the text of Youhanabad condemnation resolution, saying that the word ‘killed’ was used for the terror-hit Christians, while the lynched Muslims were called ‘martyred’. The Punjab Assembly met two hours behind the schedule under Acting ...

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  • Court snubs SHO for not producing suspects

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    LAHORE - The Lahore High Court Friday snubbed the Nishter Town SHO for not producing 10 suspects detained for lynching two men outside Youhanaabad in retaliation for suicide attacks on churches.As the proceedings commenced, SHO Ahsanullah appeared in the courtroom and said that the men discussed in ...

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  • LHC restrains MPAs from working as PEF directors

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    LAHORE - The Lahore High Court has restrained Sara Afzal Tarar, Rana Afzal and Engineer Qamarul Islam Raja of PML-N from working as members of Punjab Education Foundation in a petition challenging new board of directors appointed on alleged political grounds.The LHC judge also sought reply from the ...

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