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Establishment regretful over Shehbaz not becoming PM: Rana Mashhood 

PML-N’s relations with establishment have improved

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Punjab government will be leasing out its rest houses

The process will start after the approval of Punjab CM

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Punjab government’s TV ad taken off air over ‘racial profiling’

PTM’s Manzoor Pashteen was also shown in the video

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We will bring in a new local government system, vows PTI’s Jahangir Tareen

PTI leader Jahangir Tareen Khan said on Sunday that the PML-N destroyed institutions during its tenure in the federal government and Punjab government. We will work to improve the situation in the provinces, he said, adding that they will introduce a new local government system. He met PML-Q leader Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi in Lahore on…

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Everything you need to know about the Congo virus

Punjab’s health and livestock departments want to prevent the Congo virus from spreading this Eid. In fact, they are taking preventative measures and educating people about the virus. What is the Congo virus? Congo virus is a disease spread by ticks. It causes haemorrhagic fevers and has a fatality rate of between 10% and 40%,…

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Four independent Punjab MPAs join the PTI

Four newly elected independent MPAs in Punjab have joined the PTI after a meeting with PM-elect Imran Khan at his Bani Gala residence. Hussain Gardezi from Kabirwala, Syed Rafaqat Hussain Shah, Basharat Randhawa from Layyah and Hanif Khan from DG Khan are the newest members of the PTI in Punjab. “The people of Dera Ghazi…

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The caretaker Punjab govt and PTI are the same: Shehbaz Sharif

There can be no doubt in people’s minds that the caretaker Punjab government and PTI are one and the same, said PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif. Speaking to the media in Peshawar on Friday, the former Punjab chief minister said there is no difference between the caretaker government and PTI, accusing the former of dancing to…

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Wheeling ahead, Punjab govt trains women how to ride motorcycles

The Punjab government is steering the province towards some gender equality. It is training women how to ride motorcycles as part of it programme, ‘Women on Wheels’. This is the second phase of ‘Women on Wheels’. The programme started in 2017, when the government opened applications for women. They have now shortlisted 250 women. During…

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Punjab govt wants to kill me for revealing secrets: Tehmina Durrani’s ex-secretary

The Punjab government wants to kill me for giving the interview to SAMAA TV in which I revealed secrets about Shehbaz Sharif and Chaudhry Nisar, says Tehmina Durrani’s former secretary.  “I have left Lahore as it has become a no-go area for me,” he says while speaking to Kiran Naz during SAMAA’s program 7 Se 8. “My…

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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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Thank you Punjab for making PSL 2018 a safe event: Najam Sethi

LAHORE: Najam Sethi has thanked Punjab and its administration to make Pakistan Super League a safe event. Two eliminators of this year’s edition were played in Lahore under tight security arrangements. “Thank you Punjab Govt and Admin for working day and night to make PSL3 safe and sound for all,” the Pakistan Cricket Board chairman…

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Is judiciary a political party, asks Ahsan Iqbal in response to CJ’s comments

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal criticised Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar’s comments on Punjab government, asking him whether the judiciary was a political party.  The interior minister wondered how the chief justice could make such remark before elections. “Imran Khan or Asif Zardari can make such remarks. Politicization of judiciary will be our collective loss,”…

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Inquiry underway against Ahad Cheema regarding mega projects

LAHORE: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has launched inquiries into different mega projects against former director general of Lahore Development Authority (LDA) Ahad Cheema. The accountability department is conducting inquiries on different development projects including metrobus, signal-free roads and LDA City along with Aashiyana Iqbal. NAB Lahore has sought details of these projects from LDA and…

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SC imposes fine on Punjab govt for failing to submit report in Katas Raj temple case

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court Tuesday imposed a fine on the Punjab government for failing to submit a report report regarding the scale of water utilisation from a pond Katas Raj temple through sub-soil wells by nearby cement factories in a suo motu case. A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Mian…

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The curious case of 37 bank accounts

BY: Shahjahan Khurram ISLAMABAD: The drop scene to Dr Shahid Masood’s allegations against Punjab government occurred on Friday when the State Bank revealed that the list of bank accounts that the television anchor claimed were operated by suspect Imran Ali did not exist.  Here is a round-up of what was claimed by Dr Shahid Masood,…

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Punjab govt sends legal notice to Dr Shahid Masood over false claims

LAHORE: The Punjab government has sent a legal notice to TV anchor Dr. Shahid Masood for his “false, fabricated and misleading” claims that the prime suspect of Zainab murder case had 37 local and foreign currency accounts. Malik Ahmed Khan, spokesman of the Punjab government, said the State Bank of Pakistan has checked the local…

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‘This was a deliberate attempt to change the direction of the investigation’

LAHORE: Punjab Government spokesperson Malik Muhammad Ahmad said on Friday that Dr Shahid Masood’s claims were a deliberate attempt to change the direction of the investigation of the Zainab rape and murder case.  He made the above statement during a press conference held after the State Bank of Pakistan revealed earlier that the bank accounts…

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Imran, Zardari, Qadri slam Sharifs, vow relentless pressure

Imran Khan vows continued pressure on Sharifs  PTI Chairman Imran Khan pledged that he would continue to challenge the ruling Sharif family despite many challenges. Khan said that he would consult his party regarding dissolution of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly. “My neighbor Senator Aitzaz Ahsan has asked what is the difference between cases of Zainab and…

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Qadri’s container ready to hit roads

Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri’s famed container has been readied in case the sit-in is announced in today’s protest on the Mall Road Lahore. The container has been customized with a resting place and area for the leaders to address the participants. Know more from Saman Iqbal.

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Traffic plan issued ahead of Mall Road protest

LAHORE: The authorities of Lahore traffic police have issued traffic diversion plan ahead of massive protest demonstration being held today at Mall Road against Model Town tragedy under the aegis of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT). PAT management has segregated the patch of road from Charing Cross to Nasir Bagh as a protest venue that will…

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