Tag Archives: Punjab

LHC gives Punjab home secretary five days to decide Lakhvi’s detention

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday gave the Punjab home secretary five days to make a decision regarding the detention of the alleged mastermind of 2008 Mumbai attacks Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi. A single bench of the LHC issued the order on the Jamatud Dawa member’s petition challenging his detention. Lakhvi had filed this petition after the LHC directed him to avail ...

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Investment promotion: ‘Punjab to be made hub of economic activity’

LAHORE:  Punjab Board of Investment and Trade (PBIT) Chairman Abdul Basit has pledged to make Punjab a hub of economic activity in the true sense of words. In a statement issued on Wednesday, he said investment in Punjab would be promoted through a well-planned strategy and stakeholders would be taken on board to get feedback. “There is a dire need ...

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823 female inmates in different prisons in Punjab: report

ISLAMABAD: Punjab Police on Wednesday told Supreme Court on Wednesday that there are as many as 823 and 175 female inmates in different prisons in Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P), respectively. This was revealed during the hearing of the suo motu case regarding the miserable conditions of women in jails by the three member bench of the apex court headed by Justice ...

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Six murder convicts executed in Sindh, Punjab jails

KARACHI: Six murder convicts were hanged in Punjab and Sindh prisons on Wednesday, while execution of two were halted, Express News reported. Over 50 criminals have been hanged since the government lifted moratorium on death penalty last year in the wake of militant attack on Army Public School which killed at least 150 people, mostly school children. The latest executions took ...

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Colours of Punjab: Bringing out cultural heritage

ISLAMABAD: An exhibition of paintings by the artist Salim Ansari opened at Jharoka Art Gallery on Tuesday. The event commemorated Pakistan Day, celebrating the cultural heritage of the country and highlighting its indigenous aspects, be it monuments or people. Titled ‘Colours of Punjab’ the collection comprises a total of 36 watercolour paintings in a glorious tribute to the architecture and street ...

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Punjab police register FIR against 7-year-old for kidnapping

GUJRAT: Punjab police registered a First Information Report (FIR) against a seven-year-old boy for allegedly kidnapping an adult man in Gujrat, Express News reported on Tuesday. The minor was a grade one student at the Government Islamia School and had to take an exam today. Police also conducted a raid in the city to arrest the accused for abducting a 30-year-old ...

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Strength in numbers: ‘Time for the PTI to return to the Punjab Assembly and strengthen it’

LAHORE: The agreement between the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf and the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) on the formation of the judicial commission has rekindled hope among opposition parties that the PTI would return to the Punjab Assembly. After resigning in August last year, PTI’s absence had further increased the ruling party’s muscle which has 300 lawmakers in the House. PTI’s vice chairman ...

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Tour de Punjab: Pakistan’s top cyclists barred from race

KARACHI:  The fifth edition of the Tour de Punjab International Open road race, a major national cycling event, commenced with the participation of Afghanistan team but without Pakistan’s top cyclists due to internal conflicts. The tournament’s first stage ran from from Rahim Yar Khan to Bahawalpur, which was won by Afghanistan’s Zabiullah. However, the race was missing Pakistan’s Zeeshan Ali, ...

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18 injured in road accident in Punjab

KHUSHAB: Eighteen passengers were injured on Sunday morning when a bus fell into a ravine near Khushab District of Punjab. The bus was on its way to Khushab from Nowshera when the incident took place, Radio Pakistan reported. The injured were immediately shifted to district headquarters hospital in Jauharabad. On March 21, at least eight of a family, including two minor girls, were also ...

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LG election: Sindh, Punjab govts continue to dither

ISLAMABAD:  The Sindh government told the apex court on Wednesday that the province is set to hold the Local Government (LG) elections after February 2016 while the Punjab government said it has removed all anomalies and now the election authorities would initiate the process of delimitation in the province. However, expressing concerns over the delay in LG polls in Punjab ...

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