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Sargodha, a peep into history

SAMAA TV’s senior anchor Nadeem Malik presents a historic perspective of political battlefield on the soil of Sargodha. The city, considered as a stronghold of the PML-N, is bracing itself for July 25 election fight on five National Assembly seats.

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Problem-plagued voters still hopeful for change in Sargodha

Life in not so easy for the villagers in PML-N stronghold of Sargodha, where tough fight is expected on five National Assembly seats on July 25. In wake of the harsh economic situation, the voters struggle to make ends meet. Many don’t even know who the prime minister of Pakistan is, but they still have…

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PML-N MPA from Sargodha joins PTI

A female MPA of PML-N has parted ways with the ruling party and joined Imran Khan’s PTI. Dr. Nadia Aziz, who was elected as an MPA from PP-34 Sargodha, met Imran Khan on Monday and decided to join his party. Khalid Khan, a Qaumi Watan party MPA from Charsadda and former PML-N MNA from Shujabad…

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PPP’s Nadeem Afzal Chan decides to join PTI

LAHORE: Senior PPP leader Nadeem Afzal Chan has decided to join Imran Khan-led PTI. According to a statement issued by the PTI, Mr Chan has held a meeting with Imran Khan at Banigala and invited him to visit his residence on April 25. The statement said Chan has accepted an invitation to join the PTI…

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National conference on mathematics begins

SARGODHA: The two-day national conference on mathematics and applications began at University of Sargodha (UOS). The conference is being held with the collaboration of Higher Education Commission (HEC). The main purpose of the conference on Mathematics is to bring along scholars, engineers, researchers, scientists, and practitioners across the globe in order to present and exchange…

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Sargodha men impersonating army official arrested

Men impersonating an army captain were arrested from Sargodha over cybercrime charges Cases were registered against Muhammad Imran, Muhammad Hasnain, Jumma Khan and Akbar Ali under seven sections of the Pakistan Electronic Crimes Act, read with five sections of the Pakistan Penal Code. According to the FIA, the men would blackmail people, pretending to be…

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Unofficial results: PMLN-backed Yasir Sindhu wins PP-30

SARGODHA: Independent candidate Yasir Zafar Sindhu, who is backed by PML-N Yasir Zafar Sindhu, has won by-election in PP-30 Sargodha, according to unofficial results. According to our correspondent, Sindhu has obtained 42,700 votes, while the runner-up from PTI, Rao Sajid Ali, secured 23,500 votes. The seat fell vacant after death of PML-N MPA Tahir Iqbal…

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Voting underway for PP-30 Sargodha by-election

SARGODHA: Voting for by-election in PP-30 Kotmomin Tehsil Sargodha is underway. The seat fell vacant after death of PML-N Member of Provincial Assembly Tahir Iqbal Sindhu. Four candidates were participating in the by-election. Yasir Zafar Sindhu is contesting election on PML-N ticket while Rao Sajid Mehmood of PTI whereas two independent candidates namely Asim Iqbal…

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Maryam Nawaz guarantees PML-N victory in 2018 elections

SARGODHA: Daughter of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has claimed that her party will once again come out victorious in the 2018 general elections. She made the statement while addressing a convention at Sargodha on Saturday. The former Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz chairman Nawaz Sharif’s daughter said that whatever is happening with her father is happening…

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Another girl found dead after sexual assault in Punjab

SARGODHA: A day after body of Zainab was found in Kasur, another girl was found dead in Punjab’s Sargodha district. She was allegedly raped before murder, police said. According to our correspondent, the body was recovered from Tasawarabad area of Sargodha’s tehsil Bhalwal. The victim was identified as 15-year-old girl Sajida. Her father told police…

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Nawaz Sharif to stage public meeting in Sargodha on Dec 27

SARGODHA: State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs  Mohsin Shahnawaz Ranjha said that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif would address a public gathering in Sargodha on December 27. Addressing a meeting of PLM-N workers and office bearers at district secretariat of PML-N on Monday, he said that despite many obstacles, the mission of public service would be…

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Pir Sialvi dissociates himself from PML-N, claims 15 lawmakers will resign

SARGODHA: Pir Hameeduddin Sialvi announced his dissociation with the government and ruling party, PML-N, on Wednesday after claiming that 15 lawmakers of the party were with him. Addressing a news conference, Pir Hameeduddin Sialvi, the custodian of Dargah Sial Shareef, announced his decision to dissociate with the ruling party PML-N. “We will not grant the…

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Video: ATM hacking hits Sargodha

The skimming of debit cards, which is being investigated by FIA, has reached Sargodha where hackers swept accounts of 16 people in a week. The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has expressed concerns over the ATM theft that caused a total loss of Rs10.2 million to 559 customers in different cities. Watch this report…

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If Hameed-ud-Din Sialvi tells me to resign, I will comply: Zaeem Qadri

SARGODHA: Senior PML-N leader Zaeem Qadri said on Tuesday that if spiritual leader Hameed-ud-Din Sialvi told him to resign, he would comply with his demand.  Speaking to SAMAA TV, the PML-N representative said that Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah would come to Sial Sharif and provide his clarification to ward off reservations with Hameed-ud-Din Sialvi….

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Pakistan Army soldier martyred, five terrorists killed at Pak Afghan border

RAWALPINDI: A Pakistan Army soldier embraced martyrdom during clash with terrorists in Rajgal Valley on Thursday. According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), terrorists opened fired on the newly-established Pakistani checkposts in Rajgal valley at multiple places while exploiting absence of any control in Afghan border areas. Sepoy Muhammad Ilyas was martyred during an exchange…

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12 schoolchildren injured in Pindi Bhattian accident

PINDI BHATTIAN: 12 schoolchildren were injured when an unfortunate accident occurred in the city near Sakheeki on Saturday morning. According to details, the accident occurred when a truck collided with a motorcycle rickshaw in which the schoolchildren were traveling. The injured children were taken to a nearby hospital for medical treatment. Protesters blocked the main…

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Exclusive video after PAF plane crash

A Pakistan Air Force (PAF) F-7PG aircraft, while on a routine operational training mission, crashed near Sargodha on Thursday. The pilot ejected safely, while no loss of civilian life and property occurred on the ground. Watch this video of the crash site…

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PAF plane crashes near Sargodha

SARGODHA: An aircraft of the Pakistan Air Forces (PAF) crashed near Sargodha city of Punjab, Samaa reported Thursday. F7-PG plane on its routine operational training mission crashed in fields near Sargodha city soon after it took off from Sargodha airbase. The lone pilot flying the plane remained safe. According to PAF spokesman, the pilot of…

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Dodgy Drivers  

  By: Zara Maqbool After almost two decades I traveled on the GT road for a family wedding. It was a thirty minutes stretch off the motorway to Sargodha city and saying that we almost died would not be an exaggeration. A single road with two way traffic, fast and rash car drivers but what…

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ATC releases Jamshed Dasti on bail

SARGODHA: Anti-Terrorism Court in Sargodha released Awami Raj Party chief Jamshed Dasti from prison after accepting his bail petition, Samaa reported. The Awami Raj Party was in remand for different cases including water theft. The court heard his bail plea and announced the verdict in favour of the parliamentarian. According to reports, scores of counsels…

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Weather forecast: Showers likely in many areas of Pakistan

KARACHI: Meteorological Department Tuesday forecast showers along with gale-force winds in most areas of Pakistan during the next 24 hours. The Met Office said the areas where the rainfall and windstorm are expected include Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Fata, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir. Weather took a pleasant turn in Islamabad and its suburban…

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