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Muhammad Luqman

'Mr. Muhammad Luqman is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are political economy, water, agriculture, climate change and technology'.

Pakistan’s markets closed as traders protest increase in taxes

Shutter-down protest in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad

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July 13, 2019


Lahore tandoor owners want to sell naan for Rs20

They want a price hike because GST has been imposed

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July 12, 2019


Lahore parents paying over Rs0.2m school fees get FBR notice

They have been told to become filers

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July 5, 2019


Provinces critical of Sindh for collecting taxes at the Karachi Port

Asad Umar chairs fifth meeting of the NFC Award in Lahore

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March 29, 2019


Poultry association wants FIA to curb ‘propaganda’ against chickens

The association has decided to take help from cybercrime cells

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March 13, 2019


NAB gets seven-day extension in Saad, Salman Rafique’s physical remand

They are being investigated in the Paragon Housing case

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January 19, 2019


Angry farmers dump potato produce on Lahore road

The protest has been called off now

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January 16, 2019


Power supply in Lahore worsens due to dense fog

The fog will continue till late January

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January 2, 2019


Earthquake jolts parts of Punjab

No loss of life or property damage reported

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December 18, 2018


The return of smog could mean even more air pollution for Lahore

There are always chances of smog in November and December, according to the Met department

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November 8, 2018


Lahore’s rain not likely to affect flight schedule

The rain that hit Lahore on Friday, July 13, is not likely to affect the flight schedule, according to the Pakistan Meteorological Department. Lahore was on lockdown on Friday, with thousands of policemen and Rangers deployed for the arrival of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz. For the second consecutive day,…

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July 13, 2018


FBR summons Saba Qamar on May 16 to submit asset details

Pakistani actress Saba Qamar has been summoned by the FBR on May 16 as the board sought details about her assets that she acquired in 2014-15.  The bureau has summoned the actress to submit her income tax details. FBR will get Saba Qamar’s travel details from FIA. The FBR has reportedly found discrepancies in Saba…

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May 10, 2018


Is CPEC boosting local investment in Pakistan?

The China Pakistan Economic Corridor has brought historic investment to the country; however, some economists are of the view that the PML-N government, during its five-year tenure, has failed to convince local investors to join the $62 billion project of regional connectivity.

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April 19, 2018


Punjab govt to provide farmers with free smartphones

Cameraman: Khawar Mahmood SHEIKHUPURA: Punjab government has decided to provide free smartphones to farmers in a bid to use technology to bring about better results in the field of agriculture.  The smartphones will be handed out to registered farmers who will use to it ascertain when to water crops and how much fertilizer to use….

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March 22, 2018


Smog in Central Pakistan taking toll on traffic, people’s health

By Muhammad Luqman The ongoing foggy weather with pungent air in the atmosphere reminds most of the Lahorites of smog that engulfed the eastern city of Pakistan on November 2 last year. Even after one year of much -trumpeted efforts of Pakistan government to overcome this environmental catastrophe, Lahore has once again been engulfed by…

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November 2, 2017


Tomato Crisis: How it has different meanings for Pakistan and India

By: Muhammad Luqman This time, it is the shortage of tomato that has brought worries to almost every household in Pakistan. The prices of the red vegetable, used in all the  food dishes especially meat curries in the South Asian country, suddenly started rising ahead of Eid-ul-Adha , the Islamic festival  and later hiked to…

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October 2, 2017


CPEC: The Sino-Pak project all set to generate 2.32 million jobs in Pakistan

By :Muhammad Luqman As Pakistan has started picking the low-lying fruit of the US $ 46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor with the completion of coal-fired Sahiwal Power plant, the project is generating jobs for the Pakistani youth especially those equipped with technical capabilities. Be it Port Qasim, Power Plant or Sahiwal Power, one finds thousands…

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February 7, 2017


Pakistan’s struggle to overcome energy woes

By:Muhammad Luqman  With the inauguration of CHASNUP III, the  third unit  of Chashma Nuclear Power Plant in Mianwali district, the total nuclear technology based power generation has reached the mark of 1040 megawatt, still much below 8000 Megawatt, the target set by Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission. Pakistan has now four nuclear power generation facilities, promising…

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December 31, 2016


Direct to Home TV technology: Will it prove game changer for Pak electronic media industry

By: Muhammad Luqman After experiencing stiff opposition from different stake holders especially the cable operators for a period of 13 years, Pakistan’s electronic media watchdog, PEMRA has succeeded in auctioning first three licenses of Direct to Home service for a total amount of US $ 14.85 million (Around Rs. 15 billion). As compared to other…

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November 25, 2016


How technology can help Pakistan’s mango economy

  Malik Mazhar Sandheela, the owner of an orchard near river Chenab in Multan is eying a 100 percent increase in the income from his mango crop this year. To him, adoption of new production and pest management techniques have led to increase in the per hectare yield of the Chaunsa Mango, the prime variety…

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July 26, 2016


Edhi is dead, His mission will stay

  By Muhammad Luqman The passing away of Abdul Sattar Edhi in Karachi has highlighted how philanthropy and social work can transform lives of people in developing countries like Pakistan. On Saturday thousands of people turned up at the National Stadium to pay their last respects to country’s most revered person. This was the first ever…

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July 11, 2016