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‘Nawaz to return to face NAB cases’ ‘Nawaz to return to face NAB cases’
LAHORE: A trusted lieutenant of the Sharifs, Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah said that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif will definitely return to face National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) cases though the party does not trust the process adopted by the NAB court. “Mian sahib will return from abroad for joining the NAB proceedings, but only to expose the injustice with the family through ...
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Alternative plan to run Orange Line train Alternative plan to run Orange Line train
LAHORE: With only 12 weeks to go in the expiry of the officially declared deadline of Dec 25, the Orange Line Metro Train (OLMT) project is set to miss it as even the officials don’t see early completion of the project. “Yes, the project is delayed with authorities in no position to even announce the fresh deadline,” says an official. But he deflects the blame on legal wrangling: “Three differe...
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PTI leader killed by rivals PTI leader killed by rivals
LAHORE: Scores of people on Wednesday night blocked the intersection of the Shaukat Khanum in protest at the murder of a local leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) in Kahna by his rivals. The deceased was identified as Malik Riaz Kokhar. His brother and an employee also got injured when the armed men opened indiscriminate fire at his outhouse (dera), protesters alleged. The relatives...
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Bench dismisses pleas against Kulsoom’s candidature Bench dismisses pleas against Kulsoom’s candidature
LAHORE: A Lahore High Court full bench with a 2-1 majority decision dismissed on Wednesday three identical petitions challenging candidature of PML-N candidate Kulsoom Nawaz for NA-120 by-election. The full bench headed by Justice Aminuddin Khan with Justice Ibadur Rehman Lodhi and Justice Shahid Jamil Khan its members dismissed the petitions through a short order that reads as “For the reasons...
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Shahbaz urges provinces to amicably settle census issue Shahbaz urges provinces to amicably settle census issue
LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has urged leaders from all the four federating units not to make census results controversial and instead sit together to find out a solution to the issue. Talking to the media at a ceremony held here to distribute financial aid checques among heirs of those martyred in the recent Ferozepur Road blast, he said: “The country consists of four (federating) uni...
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Arif Nawaz appointed Punjab IG Arif Nawaz appointed Punjab IG
LAHORE: Additional Inspector General (police operations) retired Capt Arif Nawaz Khan has been appointed as new inspector general of Punjab police. The decision was taken on Tuesday; a day before the next hearing of a petition that had challenged the appointment of acting IG retired Capt Usman Khatak as permanent police chief, by the Lahore High Court today (on Wednesday). The LHC on July 18...
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American NGO to donate skin grafts to victims American NGO to donate skin grafts to victims
LAHORE: A non-governmental organisation in the United States will donate skin grafts for the people who have suffered burn injuries in an oil tanker fire in Ahmedpur East near Bahawalpur. The Community Tissue Service, a non-profit organisation, reached out to the Punjab government through the Pakistan Consulate in Chicago to donate the grafts to the victims of tragedy that occurred on June 25. ...
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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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