Iqtidar Gilani

  • LAHORE   -  Like rest of the world, World Polio Day is also being observed in Pakistan today (October 24). A number of activities have been planned in Punjab, including seminars, walks, a cycle rally, media briefings, display of communication materials and awareness sessions at ...

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  • LAHORE    -   Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on National Security and Strategic Policy Planning Moeed Yusuf on Saturday said India’s expansionist designs are posing threat to peace in the region. Dr Moeed Yusuf said that Pakistan has set some conditions for ...

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  • Lahore    -  The Punjab Assembly on Tuesday rejected a resolution moved by opposition legislator regarding hefty increase in the prices of medicines. Counting pro-public initiatives of Punjab government in the health sector, Minister Health Dr Yasmin Rashid accused the previous ...

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  • LAHORE-  The Punjab Assembly on Tuesday rejected a resolution moved by opposition legislator regarding hefty increase in the prices of medicines. Counting pro-public initiatives of Punjab government in the health sector, Minister Health Dr Yasmin Rashid accused the previous regime of ...

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  • Lahore    - Without clarifying that whether PDM will be allowed to hold public rally in Gujranwala or not, the government made it clear that no one will be allowed to speak against state institutions while sitting abroad.   “No one will be allowed to take law into ...

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  • LAHORE - Without clarifying that whether PDM will be allowed to hold public rally in Gujranwala or not, the government made it clear that no one will be allowed to speak against state institutions while sitting abroad.   “No one will be allowed to take law into hand. The opposition ...

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  • LAHORE   -   Terming allegations of seeking NRO as baseless, the opposition legislators in the Punjab Assembly on Friday asserted that they were fighting for free and fair elections, rule of law and relief for the masses.  The PML-N legislators stopped three out of five ...

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  • LAHORE-Hybrid coarse rice varieties have achieved three times more yields as compared to traditional varieties in lower Sindh and south Punjab.Use of hybrid seed, developed by scientists from Pakistan and China after extensive research, has helped increasing yield from 39-35 maunds per acre to well ...

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  • LAHORE - Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said that the PML-N workers would not sit idle until making ‘selectors of Imran Khan’ accountable for the prevailing economic mess. “People are crying due to inflation and high electricity and gas tariff. Have you thought ...

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  • LAHORE - Authorities in Punjab on Monday confirmed two fresh cases of polio as three-day anti-polio campaign is underway in many parts of the country.  With two new cases, the number of polio-affected children in Punjab this year has reached 12. This year, 77 polio cases have been reported ...

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  • LAHORE - Speakers at the PML-N rally on Saturday condemned arrest of Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif, terming it a ‘NAB-Niazi partnership’.  Holding the present regime responsible for the prevailing chaos, they vowed to continue struggle for rights of the ...

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  • LAHORE-The cement sector has achieved the highest ever despatches in September 2020. The total despatches during September 2020 were 5.213 million tons against despatches of 4.273 million tons in September 2019. The local uptake of cement in September 2020 increased by 17.65 percent to 4.089 ...

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  • LAHORE - Reiterating allegations against Prime Minister Imran Khan and ‘those who brought him into power,’ PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif vowed to continue raising the issue in the larger national interest. Addressing PML-N’s Central Working Committee (CWC) meeting through video link ...

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  • LAHORE - Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Thursday expelled its five MPAs over violation of party discipline. Interestingly, these five MPAs met Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar most recently. Ashraf Ansari, Maulana Ghiasud-Din, Faisal Khan Niazi, Jaleel Ahmed Sharaqpuri and Nishat Daha ...

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  • LAHORE - Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Wednesday that the parliament was being run by aliens and not its members.  “People tell me that someone else is running the parliament. Other people come and give directions about the day’s agenda and voting on bills,” ...

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  • LAHORE - The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday arrested Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif after the Lahore High Court dismissed his pre-arrest bail petition in a money laundering/assets beyond means case. The PML-N leaders including Sardar Ayyaz Sadiq, ...

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  • LAHORE-The Punjab government is contemplating to increase sugarcane support price for the upcoming crushing season to facilitate the growers and to help them meet the increasing input cost. Sources privy to the development said that a meeting of the Punjab Sugarcane Board is scheduled to be held on ...

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  • LAHORE    -   PML-N Secretary General Ahsan has accused the present regime of pushing the country in debt trap.  Addressing a Press conference at PML-N Secretariat Model Town on Saturday, he said that Imran Khan government has taken unprecedented loans in just two ...

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  • LAHORE  -    One more child has been paralysed for life after contracting poliovirus, officials confirmed on Friday. With the emergence of a new case from Bahawalpur district, number of poliovirus victims in Punjab this year have reached 10. During 2020, poliovirus has paralyzed 74 ...

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  • LAHORE-Microfinance industry has shrunk by 0.7 percent in terms of gross loan portfolio (GLP) and 4.9 percent in terms of active loans during the first half of 2020 due to COVID-19, which impacted the businesses across the country, reveals a report formulated on the performance of microfinance ...

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  • LAHORE - Opposition Leader in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif has alleged that Prime Minister Imran Khan wants to see him behind bars. Addressing a press conference at PML-N Secretariat Model Town here yesterday, he said his companions would continue exposing Imran Khan Niazi if he was sent to ...

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  • LAHORE-Meat processors and exporters have urged the government to identify potential markets and take appropriate steps for enhancing export of halal meat to these destinations. According to the stakeholders, Pakistan has huge potential to cater the needs of countries with huge population and ...

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  • LAHORE            -        Hybrid coarse varieties of rice are likely to give 40-50 per cent more yield in Sindh and South Punjab this year. Favourable weather conditions, good and timely rains, improved seed ...

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  • LAHORE - The Opposition in the Punjab Assembly on Tuesday criticised the government for changing Inspector General of Police for the fifth time in just two years of rule, saying the move was aimed at getting desired political objectives. Brushing aside the allegations, Law Minister Raja Basharat ...

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  • LAHORE - Treasury and opposition legislators resorted to the usual blame game during general debate on law and order during the Punjab Assembly session on Monday. The opposition held the government responsible for the deteriorating law and order situation, saying it was all due to wrong policies ...

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  • LAHORE              -    Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leadership has urged former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to stay in London till completion of treatment and return home only after getting a go ahead from ...

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  • LAHORE-Cement despatches in August 2020 have increased by 5.04 percent from 3.351 million tons in August 2019 to 3.520 million tons. However, they were much less than the despatches of 4.838 million tons in July 2020.According to the data released by APCMA, the local uptake of cement in August 2020 ...

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  • LAHORE - Legislators from across the political divide on Thursday criticised the incumbent government for hike in prices of essential commodities. Higher Education Minister Yasir Humayun informed the house that the cabinet would decide distribution of laptops among college students after settlement ...

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  • LAHORE - Two new polio cases have been reported in Punjab, confirmed the official in-charge of the province’s polio programme on Tuesday. With two more kids falling victim to the crippling virus, the number of confirmed cases in Punjab this year reached eight. In 2020, 67 polio cases have ...

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  • LAHORE-Around one million small holder farmers will adopt climate-smart and sustainable agricultural practices by the year 2023, said Dr Wyn Ellis, Executive Director Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP), while speaking at a webinar organized by the Pakistan Basmati Heritage Foundation (PBHF). Federal ...

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