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Heavy rain expected in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

The NDMA has issued a flood warning for the Ravi, Chenab, Jhelum, and Satlej rivers

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Punjab, Sindh, KP get new IGs

The federal government has appointed new inspector generals (IGs) for Punjab, Sindh and Khyber Pakhtukhwa police. Dr Syed Kaleem Imam, who was serving as Punjab IG, has been appointed as Sindh IG, replacing Amjad Javed Saleemi. Dr Kaleem Imam is former IG motorway police. He has a PhD in Politics and International Relations. In Punjab,…

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Difficult to term July 25 elections completely fair, says Hasan Askari

Former caretaker Punjab chief minister Hasan Askari said in Saturday that it was difficult to term the July 25 ‘completely’ fair. What happened after 6pm had nothing to do with the then Punjab government, Mr Askari said, adding that the Election Commission was responsible for the vote count. “We don’t know whether rigging was done…

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Elimination of corruption in Punjab major challenge: PM

Performance of the Punjab government should be a trend setter for rest of the provinces, PM Khan told Punjab ministers.

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Earthquake jolts parts of Punjab

A magnitude 4.3 earthquake was felt in several parts of the Punjab on Saturday. According to initial reports, the tremors were felt in Lahore, Okara, Multan, Hafizabad, Nankana Sahib, Chiniot, Toba Tek Singh, Kasur and other parts of Punjab. The epicenter of the earthquake was 30km north of Nankana Sahib. No casualties or injuries were…

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Punjab minister bans ‘vulgar’ movie billboards at cinemas

“Is there any humanity that you print half-naked women and put them on big billboards?” Punjab minister said

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The status quo, multidimensional poverty, and child labor

Out of the 218 million children employed into the workforce worldwide, 62.1 million of the child labor takes place in Asia and Pacific, meaning that in prevalence, 1 in every 14 children is a victim of child labor in Asia and Pacific. The International Labor Organization coins the term “child labour” as work that deprives…

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I am a soldier of Imran Khan and an agent of Pakistan, says Punjab CM Usman Buzdar

We will implement Imran Khan’s vision and will start our plan of action after Eid, said Punjab CM Usman Buzdar

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PML-N MPAs reach Punjab Assembly with Nawaz’s picture, chains

Security officials stopped a PML-N MPA from taking a picture of former PM Nawaz Sharif into the Punjab Assembly. The female MPA was told that pictures are not allowed in the house. However, the lawmaker insisted that she would only take oath with a picture of her party founder in her hand. Another PML-N MPA,…

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Rafiq Rajwana steps down as governor of Punjab

Rafiq Rajwana announced on Wednesday at the Punjab High Court bar that he had sent his resignation to President Mamnoon Hussain

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The provincial assemblies of Punjab, Sindh and KP will elect their speakers today

The Sindh and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa assemblies will also elect their deputy speakers the same day

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Election for speakers, deputy speakers later this week

The National Assembly and all four provincial assemblies will elect Speakers and Deputy Speakers of the houses on August 15 and 16. The National Assembly held its inaugural session today (Monday) as newly elected MNAs took the oath. Lawmakers were also sworn in in the Sindh, KP and Balochistan assemblies, whereas the Punjab Assembly is…

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Shehbaz Sharif decides to retain NA-132

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz president, Shehbaz Sharif, has decided to retain National Assembly seat NA-132, and leaving two Punjab Assembly seats he won in the general elections, SAMAA TV reported Thursday. According to our correspondent, Shehbaz Sharif has filed an application to the election commission, stating that he wants to retain NA-132 (Lahore) and leave PP-64 and…

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The PTI will nominate a ‘stainless’ individual for the post of Punjab CM: Imran Khan

Prime minister in waiting Imran Khan said the PTI will nominate a ‘stainless’ party member for the slot of Punjab chief minister. “We will give Punjab a chief minister who has never been accused of any crime,” Imran said during a parliamentary party meeting on Wednesday. He urged the parliamentary party to support the individual…

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National U-19 women’s football championship 2018 underway

PFF National Under-19 Women’s Championship 2018 is underway in Lahore.

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Dozens of luxury buses in Multan cater to only a handful of passengers

Dozens of air-conditioned buses have been operating in Multan for the last year but are only transporting a handful of passengers. The reason for this is that commuters do not have the smartcards needed to use the luxury buses and the authorities are not interested in properly utilising this facility, reported SAMAA TV correspondent Khizar Abbas….

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PTI reaches magic number to elect PM, take the centre

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has achieved the ‘magic number’ of 138 out of 272 to form the government in the center and have its choice of prime minister elected. It made this number after working the crowd of independents. It also did some hard work on getting the support of other political parties. The PML-Q, the…

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Imran Khan offered to make me Punjab assembly Speaker: Pervaiz Elahi

PML-Q leader Pervaiz Elahi has claimed that PTI chairman Imran Khan has told him not to leave his Punjab assembly seat and had offered to make him the speaker in the assembly. “Imran Khan told me that it was his desire to make me the Speaker in Punjab assembly,” Mr Elahi told SAMAA TV. “Chaudhry…

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The only highway connecting Balochistan to Punjab is closed

Quetta Road, the only thoroughfare connecting Balochistan to Punjab, has been closed, with hundreds of trucks and passengers stuck in the mountainous region, SAMAA TV reported Wednesday. Passengers travelling between Punjab and Balochistan have been struck in a massive gridlock near Dera Ismail Khan since Tuesday night. If the highway closure continues, business in both…

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PTI in ‘comfortable’ position to form governments in Islamabad, Punjab: Fawad Chaudhry

PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry has claimed that his party is in a comfortable position to form governments in Islamabad and Punjab. “We have over 180 seats in the Punjab assembly,” he said. “PML-Q is our ally in both federal and Punjab governments but the provincial chief minister would be from the PTI.” He said that…

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Shah Mehmood Qureshi positive about PTI’s govt in Punjab

PTI leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi welcomed the opposition parties’ decision to take oath

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