Riaz Ahmed

Watch the rose-water ‘ghusl’ ceremony at Data Darbar

Data Sahib was a Sufi scholar of the 11th Century

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Kulsoom Nawaz laid to rest at Jati Umra

Thousands have arrived to attend the former first lady’s funeral

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The PTI’s ‘perfect’ candidate for Punjab CM was once accused of murder

The PTI announced on Friday that Sardar Usman Buzdar will be its candidate for the office of the chief minister of Punjab. Prime Minister Imran Khan said in a video message shared on social media that Buzdar is the “perfect candidate for the Punjab CM post”. However, Buzdar might not be as squeaky cleans as…

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NAB summons Mian Mansha in a $95m money laundering case

NAB’s Lahore office has ordered billionaire businessman Mian Muhammad Mansha to appear before it on August 17 in a $95 million money laundering case. Pakistan Workers Party Chairperson Farooq Salaria has filed a petition against him. The bureau has already recorded Salaria’s statement. Mansha will be interrogated in the case. He is accused of transferring…

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PIA hajj flight escapes disaster after tyres burst

A PIA flight narrowly escaped disaster after its tyres burst during takeoff at the Lahore airport. The engine of the flight PK-2057 suffered a technical fault during takeoff. The pilot used the emergency brake to stop the plane. As a result of the friction, the plane’s tyres burst, but it was safely stopped. The plane was…

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NA-131: Vote recount underway on Saad Rafique’s request

The recounting of votes is underway in the National Assembly constituency, NA-131 (Lahore-VII), on the orders of Lahore High Court. PML-N leader Saad Rafique, who contested election against PTI chairman from NA-131, had approached the LHC requesting recount of the votes. PTI chairman Imran Khan had won the seat, receiving 84,313 votes against 83,633 votes…

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NAB summons PTI’s Aleem Khan on August 8

The National Accountability Bureau has summoned PTI leader Aleem Khan on August 8 for questioning in connection with his assets abroad. NAB officials have expressed dissatisfaction with the answers Aleem Khan submitted during his last appearance on July 30. The PTI leader has appeared before the NAB team twice. He is being investigated for owing…

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Nawaz Sharif to be shifted to PIMS Hospital today

The interim Punjab government has decided to shift former prime minister Nawaz Sharif from Adiala Jail to the PIMS Hospital today. Nawaz is reportedly experiencing blood clotting in both arms, causing doctors to recommend he be shifted to the cardiac care unit at PIMS. Preparations are ready to shift the former premier to the hospital….

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Interpol will be asked to bring Hassan, Hussain back to Pakistan: NAB chairperson

The chairperson of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Justice (retired) Javed Iqbal has given the go-ahead to send a request to Interpol to bring former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’ sons Hassan and Hussain back to Pakistan. Speaking to the media outside the NAB office in Lahore, Justice (retd) Iqbal said there are no political motives…

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NAB arrests PML-N candidate in Nisar’s constituency

The National Accountability Bureau has arrested PML-N leader Qamar-ul-Islam over his alleged involvement in Punjab’s Saaf Pani Company scam. Qamar-ul-Islam, the PML-N candidate and Chaudhry Nisar’s opponent in NA-59 (Rawalpinidi), was one of the board members of the Saaf Pani company. The company’s Chief Operating Officer Waseem Ajmal was also taken into custody by the…

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Javed Iqbal says NAB received threats of headquarters being blown with explosives

Chairman NAB Justice (retired) Javed Iqbal has said that some elements had threatened to blow up the headquarters of accountability watch dog with the explosives. However, he did not reveal the names of those threatening anti-graft bureau. Iqbal was speaking to the NAB officials in Lahore on Monday. “We are not afraid of anyone but…

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Huge fire guts electronics factory in Lahore

LAHORE: Major fire destroyed factory of a well-known electronics manufacturing company in Lahore, Samaa reported. The flames erupted in the factory’s production unit this afternoon and later engulfed the entire factory, with no loss of life. A factory employee told Samaa that packed material in production unit caught fire after welding. Fire fighters hurried to…

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Sab ka Baap punks give Punjab police a run for their money

A notorious criminal gang, comprising of youngsters, are challenging police in Lahore through their videos on social media. The “Sab Ka Baap” group uploads videos of themselves torturing people and carrying out aerial firing in the historic city. The footages were uploaded from the profile of Sahibzada Hamza Shahzad Dogar, who is considered to be…

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Training plane crashes in Lahore, all aboard remain unhurt

A training plane crashed in Lahore on Tuesday but miraculously all three aboard–two passengers and a pilot–survived the crash and remained unhurt.  According to details, the fokker plane crash into the external boundary of a house in Lahore’s Garden Town. The aircraft was immediately consumed by fire as soon as it crashed. No one other…

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Sargodha men impersonating army official arrested

Men impersonating an army captain were arrested from Sargodha over cybercrime charges Cases were registered against Muhammad Imran, Muhammad Hasnain, Jumma Khan and Akbar Ali under seven sections of the Pakistan Electronic Crimes Act, read with five sections of the Pakistan Penal Code. According to the FIA, the men would blackmail people, pretending to be…

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Three children found dead under mysterious circumstances

Cameraman: Fayaz Ahmad ISLAMABAD: Three children were found dead under mysterious circumstances in Lahore’s Manawan area on Monday.  10-year-old Haseeb, seven-year-old Tayyab and three-year-old Alishba were found dead under mysterious circumstances from Manawan. Parents of the children claimed that the deaths had been caused as a result of consuming toxic sweets. Officials of the Punjab…

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