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CM dismisses DSP, SHO, SI, ASI in old couple torture case

LAHORE: An elderly couple that was subjected to police torture in Multan met with Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, here on Thursday. During the meeting, the Chief Minister inquired about the details of the incident from them. He regretted the gory incident and took strict action to punish responsible persons. The Chief Minister ordered…

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Development work being carried out at fast pace in NA-120

LAHORE: Development work continued across the NA-120 constituency in Lahore in the wake of a couple of visits by senior PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz, on Wednesday. Ever since PML-N’s Kulsoom Nawaz won the NA-120 constituency in Lahore, Maryam Nawaz has stayed abreast with the issues faced by the residents. During the past couple of days,…

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Criticizing judgments is not confrontation: Sanaullah

LAHORE: Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah said that criticizing court verdicts is not confrontation, Samaa reported. Speaking in a press conference on Wednesday, Sanaullah said that courts are being dragged into every issue. He added that the 2018 general elections will be a national referendum. He said that the Elections Bill 2017 was rejected by…

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Maryam tours NA-120 constituency, says Nawaz rules hearts

LAHORE: Senior PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz paid a visit to NA-120 constituency in Lahore on Tuesday, stating that Nawaz Sharif still ruled the hearts of masses. Maryam Nawaz toured certain areas of NA-120 constituency with several party leaders by her side. Scores of PML-N supporters and workers thronged her vehicle as she stopped to deliver…

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Denied access to hospitals, these women gave birth on roads

LAHORE: This is not the first incident of a woman giving birth to a child outside a hospital in Punjab. Over the past few weeks, a total of three women have given birth to children outside hospitals in the province. As many as three women in the recent couple of weeks have been forced to…

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Elderly couple in Multan subjected to police brutality

MULTAN: In a shameful incident on Monday, an elderly couple was subjected to police brutality for protesting against the forceful seizure of their plot. Showing no regard for the old, Multan police beat up an elderly couple for protesting against the forced seizure of their plot. Police beat up the old couple and after dragging…

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LAHORE: Left out in the cold, woman gives birth to child in rickshaw

LAHORE: In another unfortunate incident, a woman was forced to give birth to her child in a rickshaw after being denied entry into Lahore’s General Hospital, on Sunday night. The latest in a series of unfortunate events, a mother had to give birth to her child in a rickshaw in the harsh cold outside Lahore…

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Islamabad dharna: Police take into custody 7 more persons

ISLAMABAD: Police on Monday took into custody seven persons in an attempt to stop them from partaking in the Islamabad sit-in protest being carried out by religious parties. Carrying out orders given by senior police officers, the federal police took into custody seven more persons who wanted to join the dharna protest being carried out…

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Bodies found in Turbat shifted to Lahore

LAHORE: The five dead bodies that were found in Turbat area of Balochistan was shifted to Punjab city of Lahore on Sunday, Samaa reported. According to details, the dead bodies were sent to Lahore via Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight. They will be later sent to their villages for last rites. Meanwhile, the case of…

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No food scarcity in Pakistan: minister

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Food Security Sikandar Hayat Khan Saturday Bosan said  the country was not facing food scarcity and surplus stock was available to meet the need of people. Talking to Radio Pakistan, Bosan said two million extra cotton bales were produced this year as compare to last year. The Minister said Pakistan was facing…

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Five more dead bodies found from Turbat

QUETTA: Five more dead bodies were recovered from Turbat on Saturday, bringing the number of deaths to 20. According to details, the corpses were found from Tejaban area of Turbat. Commissioner Makran stated that three out of the five deceased were identified as Usman Qadir, Danish Ali and Badar Munir. They hailed from Gujrat area…

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Cold wave grips parts of Pakistan after rain, snowfall

Following rain and snowfall in Punjab, Balochistan and northern areas, the winter cold has gripped most parts of the country, with minimum temperature recorded minus 4 degree centigrade in Kalat and Skardu. Mainly dry weather is likely to prevail in most parts of the country; however, rain and thunderstorm with snowfall over the hills is…

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We are facing an extraordinary situation in Islamabad: Ahsan Iqbal

ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said on Thursday that the government was facing an extraordinary situation in the federal capital, referring to the protest sit-in stage by religious parties since the past 10 days.  Speaking to media personnel, Ahsan Iqbal said that after Imran Khan and Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri, everyone wanted to stage a protest sit-in….

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PML-N lawmakers receiving ‘anonymous phone calls’: Rana Sana

LAHORE: Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah said on Thursday that PML-N lawmakers were receiving anonymous phone calls in which they were being told not to attend the upcoming National Assembly session. Speaking exclusively to SAMAA TV, Rana Sanaullah said that this whole practice of phone calls being received from ‘unknown caller ID’ should be abolished….

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Smiles all around as woman gives birth to four babies

FAISALABAD: It was a sight for sore eyes when a mother gave birth to four babies in Faisalabad on Thursday. On the birth of the babies, the mother, father and entire family were extremely happy. It was a special moment for Hashir who previously was the father of three children yet today had been blessed…

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Watch: Season’s first snowfall in Pakistan

Winter made an official entrance as different parts of the country received season’s first snowfall on Wednesday. Watch this report…  

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Video: Smog causes acid rain in Punjab

The toxic smog that has covered parts of Pakistan for weeks was finally dispelled by winter rain this week, but experts say it was ‘acid rain’ that was triggered by air pollution and may cause widespread skin diseases. Watch this report…

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Even Shehbaz is not acceptable to Nawaz as leader of PML-N: Sheikh Rashid

ISLAMABAD: Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said on Wednesday that even Shehbaz Sharif was not acceptable to former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as the leader of PML-N. Speaking exclusively at Nadeem Malik Live, Sheikh Rashid slammed Nawaz Sharif for not making anyone else succeed him as the chief of PML-N. “The biggest national…

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CM Punjab forms committee to bring back bodies from Turbat

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday constituted a committee to make necessary arrangements to bring dead bodies of the persons killed in Turbat area of Balochistan back to their ancestral homes in Punjab. This committee will make arrangements to bring the dead bodies to Punjab and also provide every possible assistance to…

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Nawaz’s Jati Umra residence accorded CM Camp Office status

LAHORE: According to a notification by the Punjab Government, the residence of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been accorded the status of the Chief Minister Camp Office. As per the notification issued by the provincial government, the Jati Umra residence of Nawaz Sharif will be his younger brother and Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s…

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15 people from Punjab found dead in Turbat

QUETTA: Paramilitary Levies force on Wednesday found 15 dead bodies from Bulida area of Turbat district. Assistant Commissioner (AC) Turbat Jamil Ahmed told journalists that the victims had been kidnapped on gunpoint by unknown men when they were on their way to Iran from Punjab for their livelihood. They were shot to death in Gaaruki’s…

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