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Relief efforts continue in inundated regions of Punjab: PDMA

Rescue and relief efforts by the Provincial Disaster Management Authorities (PDMA) and other provincial institutions are underway in various inundated areas of Punjab after heavy rains lashed the region. According to a PDMA spokesperson, the disaster management authority and the provincial administration are using all resources to evacuate those…

‘River Ravi not witnessing high flood’ as India releases floodwater

Federal Flood Commission has rejected reports of high flood in River Ravi after India released floodwater but said some people who have established encroachments at the river banks might get affected. Speaking to state-run news agency, the chairman of the FFC Ahmed Kamal said that although India released 171,000 cusecs floodwater from Ujh…

Prof Dr Khalid nominated for Tamgha-i-Imtiaz

LAHORE.   -    In recognition of the outstanding performance, President Dr. Arif Alvi has announced to award “Tamgha-e-Imtiaz” to Prof. Dr. Khalid Mehmood, Executive Director of Punjab Institute of Neurosciences where he is serving in Neurosurgery/Neurology Department for the last two decades. It is noteworthy that Prof. Dr. Khalid Mehmood is the…

PTI leadership at odds with CM Parvez Elahi over Gill’s detention

LAHORE     -    Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leadership is visibly at odds with Punjab Chief Minister Ch Parvez Elahi over the trickiest issue of Shahbaz Gill’s detention and the ‘most pressing’ matter of holding the police officials accountable for their alleged acts of persecution during PTI’s protest march on May 25. The episode of Shahbaz…

PM felicitates COAS on conferment of UAE’s Order of Union

LAHORE     -    Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif Wednesday congratulated Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on the conferment of Order of the Union by UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan. In a Tweet on Wednesday night, the Prime Minister said it is an honour for him and more for Pakistan. Shehbaz Sharif said the…

Punjab govt seeks new placements: 13 senior officers swap positions

LAHORE   -   The newly formed coalition government of the PTI and PML-Q in Punjab continues to make important changes and reshuffling in provincial bureaucracy. As on Wednesday several bureaucrats have been transferred, repatriated and posted to new duties. It is a common practice, especially in Punjab, that whichever government takes oath, it…

Minister reviews progress on 17 ongoing forest schemes

LAHORE    -   Punjab Forest Minister Syed Abbas Ali Shah here on Wednesday chaired a meeting and reviewed pace of work on various projects. The meeting briefed the minister about 17 ongoing forest schemes and 10 new schemes. The minister directed the officers to gear up pace of work on various schemes, including nursery rising programme, completion…

Quorum haunts Treasury on second consecutive day

LAHORE    -    The issue of lack of quorum haunted the Treasury in Punjab Assembly on the second consecutive day as the sitting had to be adjourned without completing the day’s agenda. The Punjab Assembly session started with a delay of two hours and 15 minutes under the chair of Deputy Speaker Wasiq Qayyum Abbasi. The general debate on inflation,…

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