OUR STAFF REPORT

  • TLAHORE - National Assembly Opposition Leader Mian Shehbaz Sharif will participate in the session of the lower house of parliament today in the light of production orders issued by the speaker. And since he was given in the NAB custody for 14 days by a court on Tuesday, a team of the anti-graft ...

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  • TLAHORE - Former Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique and his brother Salman Rafique appeared before NAB Lahore on Tuesday in connection with Paragon Housing Society scam. Both the brothers remained for an hour with NAB investigators and responded to their questions. The Bureau has directed the ...

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  • TLAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar presided over an important meeting of provincial cabinet at 90-SQA on Tuesday. The meeting accorded approval to Punjab budget 2018-19. The budget proposals for the financial year 2018-19 were approved unanimously. It also gave approval to financial ...

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  • TLAHORE - Leader of the Opposition in the Punjab Assembly, Hamza Shehbaz Sharif has said it is rare that a government suffered loss of seats just after 52 days when it came into power. “It is public accountability of the government when it was victimizing the political opponents,” said ...

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  • TLAHORE - The Food Department on Tuesday arranged a conference to mark the World Food Day at a hotel. This year the day was marked with the theme of "Zero Hunger World by 2030". Representatives from UNICEF, GAIN, WFP and the food industry talked about the importance of fortification, food safety and ...

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  • TLAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar presided over a meeting to review progress on 100-day agenda of the PTI government at 90-SQA on Tuesday. A briefing was given to the participants about 15 points relating to the province. Adviser to the prime minister Arbab Shehzad expressed his ...

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  • TLAHORE - The Punjab government has made a historic allocation of Rs373 billion for the education sector in financial year 201 8-19 that includes Rs273 for district education authorities and Rs70 billion for provincial level. Last year, the total budget was Rs345 billion. Major programmes of the ...

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  • TLAHORE - The Punjab Assembly budget has been increased by about Rs300 million. For the next fiscal year, total outlay of Punjab Assembly has been made Rs623.601 million against Rs424.783 million of the previous budget, when it was revised from the original allocation of 573.033million. The ...

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  • TLAHORE - The Punjab government has proposed a record amount of Rs 173.9 billion for fiscal year 2018-19 under the head of public safety. The provincial government has not announced any new project or scheme under the head of law and order. The government on Tuesday unveiled its first budget for the ...

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  • TLAHORE - The 16-member Maldives cricket team, along with four-member team management, Tuesday arrived here on nine-day tour, where it would feature in a five-match T20 series starting from tomorrow (Thursday). The series will help the visiting team to prepare for the forthcoming ACC Cricket ...

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  • TOKARA-Prisons in the Punjab province would be turned into reformative training centres with positive and workable policies. It was conveyed by Provincial Minister for Prisons Zawar Hussain Warraich during his visit to Okara District Jail here the other day. The systems of jails would be connected ...

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  • TOKARA-Citizens flayed the police for, 'what they said', allegedly patronizing gambling dens in the city. Talking to The Nation, they said that SHO B-Division police had claimed that he had completely erased the gambling dens within his jurisdiction. He also propagated this claim by fixing flexes in ...

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  • THAFIZABAD-The government schools in the district were declared amongst the ten top schools in the education roadmap for showing best results, which is very encouraging. Deputy Commissioner Adnan Arshad Aulakh made these remarks while distributing certificates and cash awards to 12 Star teachers ...

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  • TMIRPUR (AJK)-Students of a private-sector Akson College of Pharmacy Mirpur staged a protest to press their long-standing demands including immediate issuance of detailed marks certificates (DMCs) to the students who have completed their studies from the college. Dozens of students thronged the city ...

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  • TSIALKOT: High Commissioner of Nigeria in Pakistan Maj-Gen (Rtd) Ashimiyu A Olaniyi will visit Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) here on Wednesday (today). SCCI's SVP Waqas Akram Awan told the newsmen that the Nigerian High Commissioner will discuss in details matters of mutual ...

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  • TBHALWAL/SARGODHA/SIALKOT-Seven persons including five girl students of a private college died when a speeding passenger bus rammed into a van, transporting students, head-on here Tuesday morning. According to police and rescue sources, the van, carrying students to Punjab College, was coming from ...

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  • TMIRPUR (AJK)-AJK Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan has said that the people of Poonch will repose full confidence in the leadership of PML-N by voting the party's nominee Sardar Amir Altaf to victory in the by-elections to vacant seat of AJK Legislative Assemble.AJK Prime Minister Raja Farooq ...

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  • TOKARA-Unidentified armed men kidnapped a youth in a car, and demanded Rs400,000 as ransom for his release here the other night.Irfan Naveed, son of Younus Arain, a resident of Umar Din Town, returned home with friends the other night. When he de-boarded the car, three unknown armed men rounded him ...

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  • TKASUR-Land grabbers tortured railway police personnel after the latter came to Basti Lal Shah for retrieval of the land occupied illegally by the former here the other day.According to a police source, the land grabbers had occupied railway lands at Basti Lal Shah. And when the railway police ...

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  • TSARGODHA-PML-N senior leader Pir Farooq Bahaul Haq said that his party's victory in by-election stands a testimony to the fact that the nation still supports and stands with the PML-N.Talking to media at the residence of Sargodha Mayor Malik Aslam Naveed here the other day, he said that victory in ...

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  • TGUJRANWALA: Gujranwala Rescue 1122 team has secured 2nd position in 7th National Rescue Challenge Competitions 2018, held in Lahore from 10th to 12th October.Rescue teams from KPK, Gilgit, Lahore, Sialkot and other districts of the Punjab participated in these competitions while the Gujranwala ...

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  • TGUJRANWALA-The Anti-Corruption authorities have arrested a grade 19 officer, the former DG Parks and Horticulture Authority Gujranwala, on charges of corruption and misuse of power here the other day.Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) Regional Director Fareed Ahmed informed the media that there ...

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  • TOKARA-After 12 weeks of abduction of her two minor daughters, a lady complainant succeeded in getting an abduction case registered on the orders of Lahore High Court (LHC) here. As stated in the FIR, complainant Iqbal Mai, a makeshift bangle seller some 12 weeks ago was out for selling bangles. Her ...

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  • TLAHORE-Famous singer Attaullah Essa-Khelvi has been admitted to a private hospital here for gallbladder pain. He underwent various medical tests to ascertain real cause of the pain. Doctors say Essa-Khelvi would be operated. The folk sensation, also known fondly as ‘Lala’, is a living ...

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  • TLAHORE - Minister for Health Dr Yasmin Rashid has said that all steps would be taken for making Pakistan measles free by 2020. Addressing inaugural ceremony of measles eradication drive at Children’s Hospital on Monday, she said that Pakistan was amongst countries where measles was a big ...

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  • TLAHORE - The Academic Staff Association of Government College University Lahore (GCU-ASA) has demanded the judiciary and government impose a condition of court orders for teacher’s arrest, saying a nation that doesn’t respect its teaching fraternity ultimately ends up in moral, economic ...

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  • TLAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar presided over a meeting at his office to review progress on steps taken to overcome smog here on Monday. Addressing the meeting, the chief minister said that Punjab government was taking every possible measure to overcome smog and air monitoring ...

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  • TLAHORE - A 60-year-old woman and her 35-year-old daughter were found slaughtered at a house in the limits of Sabzazar police early on Monday. Police investigators say they believe both the women were killed by their relatives in the name of honour. The latest incident of honour killings took place ...

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  • TLAHORE - Adviser to Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam has said that a 14-point action plan has been formulated for controlling smog. Addressing a press conference at Directorate General Public Relations on Monday, he that 11 monitoring stations have been established in Lahore ...

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  • TLAHORE - Inayat Ullah downed Carson Taylor Manville of the United States by 6-2 to earn first medal for Pakistan in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Argentina’s Buenos Aires. According to information made available here on Monday, Inayat Ullah bagged bronze medal by finishing third in the ...

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