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Video: When relatives of Model Town victims had demanded Baqir Najafi report be made public

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Thursday ordered Baqir Najafi report on the Model Town massacre be made public.  Here’s what Bisma–the girl whose mother was gunned down in the Model Town incident–had demanded regarding the Baqir Najafi report.

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FLASHBACK: What Shehbaz Sharif had said regarding Model Town incident

LAHORE: Here’s what Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif had said regarding the Model Town incident in the past. Speaking to SAMAA TV’s Nadeem Malik, Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif had said that if his name came up in the Model Town massacre report, he would resign. “If it is proven, after a fair and just…

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This will be my first and opponents’ last election: Bilawal Bhutto

SAHIWAL: Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said on Wednesday that the general election of 2018 would be his first one and his opponents’ last one.  Addressing a large public gathering in Sahiwal, the Bhutto scion said that it was unfortunate how the politics of today was held hostage by the industrial mindset. “The…

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Video: Faisalabad’s historic ‘Horse Train’ service in dire need of govt assistance

FAISALABAD: This historic project was once the identity of the city but now is in dilapidated condition. The unique transport service’s tracks are in dire need of repair. 

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Video: ‘Thappar Kabaddi’ enthralls audience in Mandi Bahauddin

MANDI BAHAUDDIN: A slight variation to the traditional sport of Kabaddi rendered it into an amazing and enthralling spectacle for enthusiasts who had gathered to witness a match between Lahore and the host city.  Mandi Bahauddin defeated team Lahore in the ‘Thappar Kabaddi’ contest by seven points.

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Lahore hit by petrol shortage, commuters face hardships

LAHORE: The petrol shortage has hit Lahore hard, causing commuters to face hardships as almost half of the city’s fuel stations remained closed.  Hundreds of cars and motorcycles were lined outside the city’s fuel stations where petrol was available. Cars were being sold petrol up to a limit of Rs 500 while motorcycles were being…

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Kiln worker in Gujranwala dies after selling kidney to repay loan

GUJRANWALA: A kiln worker from Sheikhupura became yet another victim of the kidney mafia when he sold his organ in an attempt to repay a loan, on Tuesday. Khizar Hayat lost the battle for his life when he sold his kidney in order to repay a loan of Rs 250,000. He used to work at…

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Man suspects wife of infidelity, kills daughter in fit of rage

  FAISALABAD: In a horrifying incident, a man on Tuesday took the life of his daughter in a fit of uncontrollable rage after suspecting his wife of infidelity. Abdul Razzaq, a resident of Faisalabad, attacked his wife and children with a sharp weapon after he suspected that his wife was being unfaithful to him. He…

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Dr Yasmin Rashid alleges pre-poll rigging, claims govt machinery was at work in NA-120

LAHORE: Dr Yasmin Rashid alleged on Monday that pre-poll rigging had taken place before NA-120 by-election, stating that government machinery was at work in the constituency.  The PTI candidate for NA-120 by-election was conducting a press conference. Dr Yasmin Rashid said that it was a difficult task to fight such a huge election when all…

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Video: Here’s how a selfie led to a youth’s drowning in river Chenab

GUJRANWALA: A young man drowned on Monday after he dived in to save his three cousins who had fallen accidentally into river Chenab.  Taking selfies in dangerous circumstances have caused deaths around the world. In Wazirabad, a family became the unfortunate victims of a selfie as three girls fell into river Chenab while attempting to…

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Video: Punjab Minister clashes with officials during NA-120 by-elections

Punjab’s Food Minister Bilal Yaseen was seen arguing with authorities over being allegedly stopping voters to cast their votes.

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Video: Multani fans prove cricket fever is yet to die down

MULTAN: Cricket has certainly come home to Pakistan and fans in Multan are ecstatic as the national team takes on World XI in the final of the Independence Cup series on Friday.  Chanting ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ and dancing to Dwayne Bravo’s Champion song, ecstatic Multani fans were delighted ahead of the series final to be played at Gaddafi…

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NA-120 showdown: Who is better poised to win, PML-N or PTI?

LAHORE: Only a few days remain before PML-N and PTI lock horns for the coveted NA-120 seat. In order to gauge which party has the upper hand in the battle for the constituency, it’s imperative to take into account important history pertaining to NA-120. The constituency has been a PML-N stronghold since 1985 when Nawaz…

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NA-120 showdown: Qadri announces support for PTI

LAHORE: Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) chief Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri on Thursday announced support for PTI’s candidate Dr Yasmin Rashid in the upcoming NA-120 by-election. Qadri made the announcement in a joint press conference with PTI chief Imran Khan. The cricketer-turned-politician said lamented how innocent people had been mercilessly been shot in the Model Town massacre of…

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World XI overcome Pakistan by 7 wickets in cliffhanger

LAHORE: World XI beat Pakistan in their second clash against the hosts by seven wickets on Wednesday, leveling the series 1-1.  It was a match that went down the wire with World XI squad requiring 6 runs off the last 2 balls. A six from Perera to Rumman Raees sealed the deal as World XI…

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Video: Cop grabs woman by the hair during brawl in Daska

DASKA: A police officer was caught on video involved in a brawl with a woman in Daska.  According to details, the confrontation began when the woman grabbed the police officer. Both can be seen in the video with the police officer grabbing her by the hair. Reportedly, the dispute had arisen after the woman had…

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Ansar-ul-Sharia: Wave of concern grips Punjab University

Police and other law-enforcing agencies have kicked off monitoring of educational institutes in Karachi and Punjab to bar young individuals’ involvement in militancy and terrorism. According to our correspondent, Counterterrorism Department (CTD) of Punjab is monitoring trends of religious extremism among students in three universities after reports that Ansar-ul-Sharia militant group has sympathy of highly…

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Punjab Food Minister barred from campaigning in NA-120

ISLAMABAD: Election Commission has barred Punjab’s Minister for Food Bilal Yasin from taking part in political activities for the upcoming NA-120 Lahore by-election. Bilal Yasin, a leader of Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N), has been barred from participating in the electioneering by the commission over violating the electoral code of conduct. Yasin’s counsel, in…

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Video: Charged-up crowd witnesses flag lowering ceremony at Wagah

LAHORE: An ecstatic crowd charged-up on Defence Day witnessed the flag lowering ceremony at Wagah border on Wednesday, cheering loudly as both flags were taken down.  

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650 hospitalized in Faisalabad due to overeating

FAISALABAD: After consuming lots of meat on Eid-ul-Azha, 650 people in Faisalabad were hospitalized due to overeating. According to details obtained from hospital sources, there were several patients who had been hospitalized to remove bones that had gotten stuck in their throats. Others had checked into the hospital on account of feeling unwell after consuming…

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Weather forecast: Rain likely in Punjab, northern areas

KARACHI: The Met Office has forecast rain in upper KP, FATA, norther region and different cities of Punjab on Tuesday and Wednesday. Next 12 hrs: Rain/thunderstorm is expected at isolated places in upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Sahiwal, Bahawalpur divisions, Islamabad, FATA, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir. Next 24 hrs: Rain/thunderstorm is expected at…

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