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Woman’s death on Jinnah floor: No charge sheet against actual accused, probe finds Woman’s death on Jinnah floor: No charge sheet against actual accused, probe finds
LAHORE: The report of an inquiry conducted into the death of an elderly woman who died reportedly due to severe cold on a hospital’s floor on January 2 this year, has declared that the doctors who could be responsible for the death were not included in the list of accused, holding two professors responsible for mere mismanagement in their respective wards. The inquiry was conducted under the ch...
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Two officers held for corruption in Orange Line project Two officers held for corruption in Orange Line project
LAHORE: The Punjab Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) arrested on Monday two officers of Nespak for corruption in the Lahore Orange Line Metro Train Project. “We’ve arrested Nespak chief piling officer Sohail Majeed and junior engineer Wasail Iftikhar for their alleged involvement in passing the integrity test of some pillars of the Orange Line Train Project and committed a corruption of Rs25 ...
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Rs1,000 raise in minimum wages Rs1,000 raise in minimum wages
LAHORE: The Punjab government has announced Rs1,000 raise in minimum wages increasing it from Rs14,000 to Rs15,000. The announcement was made by Labour Minister Ashfaq Sarwar at a Labour Day ceremony on Monday. The minister also counted other measures taken for the welfare of the labour community during the last four years. He said the enrolment of children in schools working at petrol pu...
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Lahore police’s new look gives citizens a jolt Lahore police’s new look gives citizens a jolt
LAHORE: With uncertainty surrounding the outcome of the Panama leaks case, Lahori’ites feared martial law may have been imposed as they ventured out on Monday only to see officials donning olive green uniforms. While the attire may not be of khaki colour, the confusion of locals was hardly surprising given the current situation in the country. A citizen called a journalist at the Lahore High...
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Gas supply to Punjab, KP areas being restored Gas supply to Punjab, KP areas being restored
LAHORE: Gas supply to several areas in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab will be restored today (Friday) after the SNGPL’s field engineering staff finally succeeded in repairing the 16-inch diameter gas pipeline on Thursday. Many areas including Karak, Bannu, Lakki Marwat, Tank, Dera Ismail Khan and Bhakkar districts had been facing gas supply suspension for the last couple of days after residents ...
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CM invites students, professionals to watch match CM invites students, professionals to watch match
LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has invited 25 students of Daanish schools, 25 PEEF scholars, eight best education administrators and 12 best health professionals to watch the Pakistan Super League (PSL) final in the Punjab government enclosure on March 5. On the invitation of the chief minister, 25 students will be invited. The students will be selected by a committee comprising the scho...
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Five-tier security planned for PSL final participants Five-tier security planned for PSL final participants
LAHORE: Both the teams contesting Pakistan Super League final match in the provincial metropolis will be accorded five-tier security to avert any eventuality, decides the Punjab government. The provincial cabinet committee on law and order which met here on Monday with Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif in the chair decided to provide the PSL final participants security almost equal to that of heads...
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40 suspects arrested in Kasur 40 suspects arrested in Kasur
KASUR: The Kot Radha Kishan police claimed on Sunday to have arrested 40 suspects including 19 from Bajaur Agency and 11 from Mohmand Agency during a crackdown under the National Action Plan. Headed by DSP Ashfaq Qazmi, police thoroughly searched more than 200 houses and made biometric verification on the spot. Police arrested 40 suspects and also claimed having recovered illegal weapons. ...
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PIA chairman resigns following PK-661 crash PIA chairman resigns following PK-661 crash
ISLAMABAD: Days after the national carrier’s flight PK-661 crashed near Islamabad, killing all 48 people on-board, PIA chairman Azam Saigol tendered his resignation from the post on Monday. According to PIA spokesperson Danyal Gillani, Saigol tendered his resignation on ‘personal grounds’. Popular singer-turned-evangelist Junaid Jamshed, two Austrians, and a Chinese national were also on t...
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Bilawal warns of ‘long march’ if demands not accepted Bilawal warns of ‘long march’ if demands not accepted
LAHORE: Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has threatened to launch a ‘long march’ if the Nawaz government does not accept his four demands by Dec 27. He has also announced making the Punjab capital his abode for his future political activities. His demands are: forming a parliamentary committee on national security, adopting the PPP-drafted bill on Panama Leaks probe, i...
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