Iqtidar Gilani

  • TLAHORE - Mental diseases have reached alarming proportions owing to socio-economic worries of the public at large with the government not playing its due role to check the growing problems. This phenomenon has not come about in days but in years when the different parties ruled the country. They ...

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  • TLAHORE - The Punjab Assembly on Friday witnessed a rare scene of start of budget debate without the Opposition, which stayed away from the proceedings to protest against suspension of six legislators. It was the first such incident in the parliamentary history of the Assembly when the Leader of the ...

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  • TLAHORE - The Punjab government has proposed allocation of Rs137.91 billion for health sector for remaining period of fiscal year 2018-19 against Rs128.364 billion during the last year. The government has increased allocation for hospital services by 29 per cent and cut expenditures for health ...

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  • TLAHORE   -  Unlike the expectations, the political parties failed to mobilise the electorate to come to the polling stations for casting votes in Sunday’s by-polls held in four constituencies of Lahore, leading to low turnout as compared to the last general elections. Though ...

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  • TLAHORE   -  Burning of solid waste continued unchecked at open spaces and all illegal dumping sites in the city despite ban on this hazardous practice. Though burning of garbage is illegal throughout the year, the Punjab government has imposed 144CrPC to prohibit this polluting ...

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  • TLAHORE - Tehreek-i-Labaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLYRA) took out rallies countrywide on Friday against possible withdrawal of death penalty to blasphemy convict Aasia. Speakers threatened to go for strong protests and sit-ins if the decision is reversed. In Lahore, the Tehreek took out a rally from Data ...

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  • TLAHORE  -  Private hospitals are fleecing people through unnecessary surgeries, laboratory tests and prolonged hospitalization, with watchdogs like Punjab Healthcare Commission acting like silent spectators. Public sector hospitals are patient hunting sites for these health facilities ...

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  • TLAHORE - The Punjab Assembly witnessed chaos on Thursday after the Opposition questioned conduct of the Speaker outside the House. Referring to the media talk of Ch Pervaiz Elahi, PML-N legislator Azma Zahid Bokhari said that impropriate words for Sharifs were not up to the prestige of custodian of ...

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  • TLAHORE - Like the previous years, World Heart Day Saturday went almost unnoticed. WHD-related events in Lahore were limited to two walks, one on the last day and the second one on Thursday, both arranged by private medical institutions. This year, global campaign focused on looking after own ...

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  • TLAHORE - Like other parts of the globe, World Heart Day will be observed across the country including Lahore on Saturday (today) for raising awareness about benefits of healthy lifestyle to avoid cardiovascular diseases, number one cause of deaths globally. This year, global campaign focuses on ...

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  • TLAHORE - The central Zuljanah procession emerged from Nisar Haveli inside Mochi Gate late Thursday night amid elaborate security arrangements. The procession will culminate at Karbala Gamey Shah near Data Darbar in the evening on Friday (today) after passing through traditional route. Scores of ...

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  • TLAHORE - Unhealthy lifestyle has caused alarming increase in vision problems among kids, say leading ophthalmologists. Delay in diagnosis and correction of refractive error through glasses at early stage can cause complications. “General health has direct impact on eyes. Playing grounds and ...

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  • TLAHORE - Former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday filed nomination papers for contesting bye elections from NA-124 Lahore, the seat vacated by PML-N leader Hamza Shehbaz. Ex-PM contested general elections from NA-53 (Islamabad) and NA-57 (Rawalpindi) but lost to PTI Chairman ...

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  • TLAHORE  -  Speaker-in-waiting Ch Pervaiz Elahi has expressed the resolve of conducting proceedings of the Punjab Assembly in a way that no one could raise question about his impartiality. Talking to the media outside the PA on Wednesday, former custodian of the House and chief executive ...

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  • TLAHORE  -  Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has achieved the distinction of becoming the only party head to win National Assembly seats in three federating units and the federal capital. Before him, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairperson Benazir Bhutto was the ...

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  • TLAHORE  -   Use of controversial Result Transmission System (RTS) for timely transfer of election results from polling stations to Returning Officers (ROs) and Election Commission of Pakistan even after its failure in 2013 has put question mark on wisdom of people managing affairs of ...

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  • TLAHORE - The PML-N maintained its supremacy in Lahore, wining 10 out of 14 National Assembly and 22 out of 30 provincial assembly seats. PML-N’s Malik Riaz won elections from NA-123, defeating PTI’s Mehar Wajid Azeem. In NA-124, PML-N’s Hamza Shahbaz defeated PTI’s ...

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  • TLAHORE - A close contest is expected between Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s Sheikh Rohail Asghar and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Ijaz Diyal with the former having edge over his rival candidate in NA-128. Though Asif Ashraf Jalali having support of Tehreek Labaik Pakistan is also in the ...

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  • TLAHORE  -  Teachers at private educational institutions have been put on standby after training to perform election duty in case of any emergency. Though Returning Officers have managed to fulfill the requirements of polling day by hiring the services of required number of employees from ...

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  • TLAHORE - Parts of the country including Lahore received rainfall of varying intensities on Friday, bringing life to a standstill by causing urban flooding, massive traffic jams and power shutdowns. The rains, however, provided much needed respite to the people from the prevailing muggy ...

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  • TLAHORE  -  The city received 38mm rain Thursday, disturbing routine life by causing urban flooding, traffic jams, power shutdowns and water shortage. Overcast conditions, continuously blowing winds and intermittent rains caused considerable decrease in the mercury level, providing much ...

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  • TLAHORE  -  A close contest awaits NA-126 where old rivals - Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz)’s Mehar Ishtiaq Ahmed and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Barrister Hamad Azhar - have locked horns for winning July 25 battle. Unlike last outing, it will not be smooth sailing for Mehar ...

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  • T­LAHORE - A close contest is expected between PML-N’s Rana Mubashir Iqbal and PTI’s Zaheer Abbas Khokhar in NA-134 constituency, a blend of posh housing schemes, semi urban and rural areas. Although 11 candidates are in the race to win confidence of majority vote from NA-134, the ...

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  • TLAHORE - As rules become a hurdle in posting of Dr Ali Razzaq as director general of Health Services on a permanent basis, health managers are considering the alternative of giving him additional charge of the lucrative slot. The secretary for Primary and Secondary Healthcare recently ...

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  • TLAHORE - Parts of the country including Lahore received rainfall of varying intensities on Wednesday with experts predicting the wet spell to continue intermittently during the next 24 hours. Rain-thundershower with gusty winds occurred at a number of places in upper/central Punjab, Islamabad and ...

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  • TExperts have forecast the wet spell to continue intermittently during the next couple of days. Rain-thundershower with gusty winds occurred on Tuesday in Lahore, Gujranwala, Rawalpindi divisions, Islamabad and Kashmir and at isolated places in Malakand and Hazara.   According to the ...

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  • TLAHORE - In the run-up to the July 25 polls, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz has lost support of important pirdoms in the province, significantly curtailing its right wing vote in a number of constituencies. The PML-N emerged victorious in the last general elections in Punjab with influential ...

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  • TLAHORE - The city received scattered rains on Tuesday, providing much needed relief to the heat stricken people. After a hot day, strong winds started blowing in the evening that followed by steady rains. Windstorm and rains provided relief to the people from the prevailing hot weather by causing ...

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  • TLAHORE - Local bodies are working across the country, putting a question mark on transparency of upcoming general elections. There was no need of taking such decision at the time of 2013 polls due to non-existence of local governments. However, vibrant local bodies were made dysfunctional at ...

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  • TLAHORE - Speakers at a ceremony have stressed the need of raising awareness about blood donation and screening of intending couples before marriage for thalassaemia. Pakistan Red Crescent Punjab Provincial Chapter arranged the ceremony in connection with World Blood Donors Day. Director Blood ...

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