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PTI Multan workers end sit-in after talks with Imran Khan

The PTI Multan workers have ended their sit-in outside Imran Khan’s Bani Gala residence after the party chairman assured them that their grievances will be addressed. The aggrieved workers were protesting outside Imran Khan’s residence for the past four days over ‘unfair’ distribution of party tickets in Multan. On Friday, Imran Khan spoke with the…

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PTI workers’ sit-in outside Khan’s residence enters 3rd day

The PTI workers from Multan have refused to end their sit-in outside Imran Khan’s Bani Gala residence. The aggrieved workers are protesting against the ‘unfair’ distribution of party tickets for the upcoming elections. They have been sitting outside Mr. Khan’s residence for last three years and have told the leadership that they won’t end their…

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Yousuf Raza Gilani to contest elections from NA-158 Multan

Former prime minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani will be contesting the general elections from the NA-158 Multan constituency. The Pakistan Peoples Party leader has submitted his nomination papers to contest the elections. Fomer PM Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani submits nomination papers from NA-158 for upcoming general election #GE2018 pic.twitter.com/pOy4vIVlmj — TeamGilani (@team_gilani) June 8, 2018…

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Novelist Mazhar Kaleem, known for ‘Imran Series’, laid to rest

A famed Urdu novelist Mazhar Kaleem M.A, known for his spy novels ‘Imran Series’, passed away after a prolonged illness in Multan on Saturday. He was 75. His funeral prayers at Multan’s Abdali Mosque were attended by numerous renowned personalities belonging to different segments of the society including poets and lawyers. Kaleem was laid to…

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Fire at Multan house kills three people

A fire broke out at a two-storey house on Multan’s Vehari Road, killing three people. According to rescue workers, the three people died due to suffocation in the fumes. The deceased belonged to the same family. Eight firefighters doused the flames.

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Load shedding woes: Tailors in Multan forced to say no to customers

We’ve all heard how load shedding adversely affects businesses. No one would know that any better than Multan’s tailors.  According to details, tailors in Multan are not accepting orders from customers for stitching clothes because of load shedding. Tailors are accepting only limited orders and cannot take in the huge volume of clothes for stitching…

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As Ramazan approaches, Multan’s utility stores run out of dates

People were forced to buy dates from markets at expensive rates in Multan as utility stores across the city ran out of the fruit as Ramazan approaches.  Dates is one of the most consumed edible items in Ramazan. Hence, the people of Multan were troubled when utility stores ran out of the fruit on account…

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Multan metro bus falls into sinkhole, so does PML-N claim

A metro bus fell into a sinkhole in Multan on Saturday, a day after PML-N leadership made tall claims about the quality of development projects in the city. The bus got stuck after a 10-foot deep sinkhole appeared on Suraj Miyani Road. The people were evacuated from the bus. No casualties were reported. The substandard…

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The ‘Baghi’ returns to PML-N

The veteran politician Javed Hashmi has finally returned to PML-N seven years after he left the party to join the PTI. “I am not announcing to join Muslim League because I have always been the part of Muslim League,” Javed Hashmi said in PML-N’s Multan rally on Friday. The Multan-based politician had parted ways with…

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Setback for PML-N in Multan?

The ruling PML-N suffered a setback ahead of its political power show in Multan on Friday. A disgruntled MPA Mazhar Abbas, who was elected from PP-201, has decided to part ways with the ruling party. He is expected to join PTI. PML-N is holding today a large rally at Multan’s Qasim Bagh Stadium where the…

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MEPCO finds PTI MNA guilty of electricity theft, fines him Rs1.7 million

MEPCO (Multan Electric Power Company) has fined PTI MNA Aamir Dogar Rs1.7 million for electricity theft on Wednesday.  After conducting an investigation, MEPCO claims the PTI MNA is guilty of electricity theft. According to the power company, this knowledge became known to it a couple of months ago. Dogar has categorically denied MEPCO’s accusations. “I…

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Infant dies because of medicine shortage in Multan

MULTAN: An infant passed away due to shortage of medicines in Multan. Muhammad Sohail’s wife gave birth to three sons and a daughter. However, one of the three sons could not be administered medicine due to shortage and he could not survive. The condition of his other son and daughter is also said to be…

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Load shedding solution: Multanis beat the heat with ice-cold Falooda

Reported by: Khizar Abbas MULTAN: Load shedding may be bad for business but a Falooda shop owner in Multan is not complaining as customers rush to his place to beat the heat because of load shedding.  “The heat is unbearable and because of load shedding, we need something to cool off,” says one customer. “Dakray…

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Development projects yet to see the light of day in Multan

MULTAN: Development projects for the city have yet to see the light of day while funds have already been issued to the municipal corporation. Multan’s roads are in poor condition and heaps of garbage can be seen in various parts of the city. According to the mayor, funds amounting to Rs 15 crore have been…

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Fire destroys Multan department store

MULTAN: Goods costing millions of rupees have been burnt into ashes in a major fire that broke out in a department store in Multan on Friday morning. Fourteen vehicles of fire brigade department are taking part in the operation to extinguish the blaze in Cantonement Bazar. No loss of life has been reported but a…

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Against all odds: Woman sets up food stall to turn her life around

Reported by: Iram Khan Cameraman: Zia Mumtaz Rubila Gillani’s life was turned upside down when her husband died from cancer a couple of years ago. That did not break her resolve though–the 36-year-old traveled from Multan to Islamabad and set up a food stall that has managed to win over quite a few loyal customers. …

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This Multani woman earns her bread from roses

Reported by: Irum Sattar For some women in Multan, roses are not only pleasant to look at but provide them with an opportunity to earn bread for their families.  Take the case of 40-year-old Ruqaiyya, who earns for her family by plucking roses and selling them at the marketplace. However, the compensation is not enough…

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PSL: Governor says he kept his promise on Karachi final

KARACHI: Sindh Governor Muhammad Zubair on Friday said he had kept his promise of holding the final of Pakistan Super League in Karachi. “The final of PSL 2017 was held two weeks after I took charge as Governor of Sindh. I then promised to the people of Karachi that the next final would be held…

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Half of next PSL season to be held in Pakistan: Sethi

KARACHI: Chairman PCB Najam Sethi on Friday said that the half of the next season of Pakistan Super League will be played in Pakistan. Talking to Samaa, Sethi said the board will try to prepare four to five stadiums for the fourth PSL season. “The half of PSL 2019 will be held in Pakistan if…

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Man arrested for stealing patients’ valuables in Multan

A man was arrested for stealing valuables of patients coming to a hospital in Multan Security guards caught the suspect, identified as Shahbaz, with the help of CCTV footage at the Institute of Cardiology and handed him over to the Cantt police. Police said he used to steal the valuables of patients coming to the…

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Fight against sexual harassment: Victim decides to become lawyer

A Bahauddin Zakariya University student, who was “sexually assaulted”’ by a professor, has decided to become a lawyer to help other victims. “I want no one to face what I went through,” she said, adding that this is the reason why she chose to study law.​

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