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Hepatitis outbreak in Bhakkar affects 850 in one month

Report by Farhan Paracha BHAKKAR DISTRICT: Around 850 cases of hepatitis were reported from Bhakkar in one month as the infectious disease becomes widespread in the district.  The shocking figures became public knowledge after a Hepatitis Treatment and Prevention Clinic opened at Bhakkar DHQ Hospital where as many as 840 patients checked into the clinic…

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PM launches work on Rs3 bln Bhakkar-DI Khan bridge on Indus River

BHAKKAR: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Saturday performed the ground breaking of a bridge on Indus River to connect Bhakkar and Dera Ismail (DI) Khan cities. Costing Rs3 billion, the bridge would establish a new road link between Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces to facilitate the transportation of agricultural produces and other goods. The bridge…

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PM to visit Faisalabad, Bhakkar to launch projects today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will visit Faisalabad and Bhakkar today where he is scheduled to launch multiple development projects. In Faisalabad, the prime minister will inaugurate the international terminal of Faisalabad International Airport. During his visit to Bhakkar, he will launch work on a bridge to be constructed in Kallur Kot on River…

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Video: Dog awarded death sentence in Bhakkar

Assistant Commissioner Raja Saleem awarded death penalty to a dog who bit a child in Bhakkar’s Kalor Kot. Dog’s owner has challenged the decision saying he himself got punishment; hence, the animal should not be penalized. Watch this report.

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Bhakkar road mishap kills nine

BHAKKAR: At least nine people were killed in a road mishap in Bhakkar, Samaa reported on Monday. According to details, a bus crashed into a rickshaw resulting in the death of nine people. Five persons were also injured in the accident. The deceased include a mother and her two daughters. Rescue teams reached the scene…

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Video: Shehbaz Sharif’s speech in Arabic language

Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif is famous for his josh-e-khitabat, but during a visit to Bhakkar, it was revealed that he was equally good in Arabic language also. The chief minister was in Bhakkar to inaugurate a Qatar-funded hospital. To greet his Qatari guests, the chief minister delivered a portion of his speech in Arabic…

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Qatari Royals on Houbara Bustard hunting spree in Punjab

LAHORE: A 12-member Qatari royal delegation went on a hunting spree for rare birds in Bhakkar district of Punjab on Saturday, hours after their arrival in Lahore. The delegation greeted by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s son Hussain Nawaz, first went to Jati Umrah before going to Bhakkar to hunt Houbara Bustard. The International Union for…

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Police, voters exchange harsh words

Exchange of harsh words took place between police and the voters in Ward 4 of Bhakkar. Watch this video.

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Small airplane crashes near Bhakkar, pilot safe

BHAKKAR: A small airplane crashed Monday in the outskirts of the city here, a senior official confirmed. Samaa reports quoting senior district official that pilot of the small aircraft, which crashed in village Pati Bulanda on the outskirts of Bhakkar, fortunately remained unhurt. No casualties were reported on the ground as well. It is not…

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Inamullah Niazi wins Bhakkar by-poll

BHAKKAR: Independent candidate Inamullah Niazi has narrowly won the by-election on a provincial assembly seat in Bhakkar, SAMAA reports. According to unofficial results, Niazi secured 47, 597 votes. He was closely challenged by another independent candidate Ahmed Nawaz Noorani, who bagged 47, 013 votes. On the other hand, PAT candidate Nazar Abbas suffered a humiliating…

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Polling begins in PP-48 Bhakkar

ISLAMABAD: As many as 153098 registered voters will go for polls in PP-48 Bhakkar-II to elect their representative today (Saturday). According to Election Commission of Pakistan, out of total voters there are 86529 male and 66569 female voters for whom total 144 polling stations have been set up with 23 polling stations for male and…

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PAT faces uphill task in Bhakkar by-poll

BHAKKAR: All is set for a gripping by-election contest between Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) and PML-N-backed independent candidate in Bhakkar on a provincial assembly seat today (Saturday). The contest is the first major test of Allama Tahir ul Qadri’s PAT, which is formally becoming part of electoral politics from this seat. Overall seven candidates are…

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PAT holding rally in Bhakkar today

BHAKKAR: Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri’s Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) is going to hold a public gathering in Bhakkar town of Punjab as part of its anti-government campaign, Samaa reported Sunday. All arrangements have been finalized to organize the political show at Jamil Stadium where PAT chief Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri will address his followers. PAT workers will take responsibility…

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PAT to hold rally in Bhakkar tomorrow

BHAKKAR: All arrangements have been finalized as Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) would hold a public gathering at Jamil Stadium in Bhakkar tomorrow (Sunday). PAT workers will take responsibility for security of the rally venue and the stage. According to District Police Officer (DPO) Shakir Hussain, a security plan has been prepared under which more than 700 police…

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Cellular services suspended in various cities

KARACHI/LAHORE/PESHAWAR: As a security measure against probable terrorist attacks during Ashura, cellular networks have been switched off in the select sensitive cities of Pakistan, Samaa reported. The services are likely to remain suspended till 6pm and in many cities till 10pm, officials said. Reports said the cellular phone services were suspended in Karachi, Rawalpindi, Quetta,…

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Bhakkar returns to normalcy after five days

Staff ReportBHAKKAR: The city has returned to normalcy after five-day long tension after the clash that left 12 people dead, SAMAA reports on Wednesday.Business and academic activities remained opened in different areas of the city including Kotla Jam, Darya Khan and Panj Giraen today.The curfew was imposed in the city after the incident.The city observed…

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Three more bodies found in Bhakkar as curfew lifted

Staff ReportBHAKKR: Normalcy returned to Bhakkar district of Punjab on Sunday, two days after clashes between two armed groups leaving at least 15 people dead till today, SAMAA reported.Local officials said three more bodies were found from a rainwater nullah today, bringing the overall death toll to 15 in four days.District Administration has lifted curfew…

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Tension prevails on 2nd day after Bhakkar incident

Staff ReportBHAKKAR: Tension still prevails in the city and curfew is imposed following the clash that left 12 people dead yesterady, SAMAA reports on Saturday.As many as 17 people are still missing.The decision to clamp curfew was taken in a meeting chaired by Commissioner Sargodha.The city presenting a deserted look today as people mourn their…

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Bhakkar strife claims 12 lives; 17 missing

Staff ReportBHAKKAR: The number of deaths in armed clash between two rival factions in the city area of Kotla Jam, mounted to 12; as many as 17 people are still unaccounted for, SAMAA reported Saturday.The casualties were brought to District Hospital which witnessed tension several times.It should be mentioned here that a man was killed…

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Two groups clash in Bhakkar; 6 dead

Staff ReportBHAKKAR: At least six people were killed and five others injured when two rival sectarian groups clashed in Bhakkar on Friday. The armed clash took place in Kotla Jam area of Bhakkar.According to reports, two groups pelted stones on each other before a shootout took place.Angry mob attacked a vehicle of rescue teams. Heavy…

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Nawani Brothers’ fake degrees confirmer goes missing in Bhakkar

Staff ReportBHAKKAR: An officer, who attested degrees of former MPAs Nawani Brothers as originals, has gone missing; a local court was told in Bhakkar today, SAMAA reported on Tuesday.A local case resumed hearing of Nawani Brothers’,Rasheed Akbar Nawani and Saeed Akbar Nawani, case of fake degrees in Bhakkar this day.The court demanded report of missing…

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