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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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PAT finishes preparations for Lahore protest

LAHORE: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) is all poised to mount its protest in Lahore against Shehbaz Sharif’s government as party Chairman Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri has decided to make it the ‘conclusive round’ of his anti-government campaign. Heads of two large political parties of the country, Asif Zardari and Imran Khan have already announced to participate in…

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Final of Blind Cricket World Cup shifted from Karachi to Lahore

LAHORE: The final of the 5th Blind Cricket World Cup was shifted from Karachi to Lahore, Samaa reported. Blind Cricket Council stated that they took the decision because Sindh Government did not cooperate with them. “Punjab Government has assured full cooperation with us for the event,” he said. The final of the Blind Cricket World…

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Supreme Court to announce Orange Line case ruling today

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court will announce the reserved verdict regarding Orange Line Metro Train today (Friday) on a petition filed by Punjab government. Earlier, Lahore High Court ordered to safeguard and preserve the historic buildings and mosques situated on the route of Orange Train. The proceedings in SC began after Punjab government had filed petitions…

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Sharif brothers to be in jail soon, claims Dr. Qadri

LAHORE: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Chairman Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri Tuesday claimed both Nawaz Sharif and his brother Shehbaz Sharif will be behind bars soon for their involvement in Model Town. Earlier today, the Lahore High Court (LHC) rejected the government plea and ordered to publish the inquiry report of the Model Town massacre, which had left several…

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Zaeem Qadri talks about Pir Sialvi and Rana Sanaullah

LAHORE: Provincial Minister for Auqaf, Zaeem Qadri, said on Thursday that Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah’s resignation was not on the list of demands that were made by TLYR to the government. Speaking exclusively to SAMAA TV, Zaeem Qadri said that he had not discussed Rana Sanaullah’s resignation when he had met Pir Sialvi a…

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Tehrik-e-Labbaik gets representation on Punjab panel for textbooks?

KARACHI: A day after the federal government caved in to the demands of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Ya Rasool Ullah regarding ouster of Federal Law Minister Zahid Hamid, it has now emerged that the group has also struck a secret understanding with the Punjab government. There is no official word from the Punjab government yet, but sources privy…

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Punjab suggests centre to remove ban on news channels

LAHORE: Punjab Government on Sunday asked the federal government to remove the ban on news channels, Samaa reported.  According to details, the provincial government has suggested the government to resume the transmissions of news channels in the country. “Correct information should be given to the masses regarding the ongoing political situation,” the government stated. Punjab…

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