LAHORE: National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq on Thursday barred the media from covering his question-answer session with the students of Kinnaird College. After addressing the students in connection with a sports event, Mr Sadiq asked the media to leave the venue. When cameramen did…

LAHORE – At least 153 deported Pakistanis from Saudi Arabia reached Lahore through a special airline of the kingdom. The deportees include 148 men and five women.The people were allowed to leave for their homes after action deemed appropriate by the FIA immigration authorities at…

Ban on kite flying to stay, says Shahbaz

Wednesday, 08 February 2017 15:20
LAHORE: The chief minister has dampened the hopes created by reports saying the government may allow ‘safe’ kite-flying as part of basant festivity this year. Saying a big no to the idea of allowing the kite flyers to “play with the lives of people” in…

CHICHAWATNI: At least two persons including a driver were burnt alive when fire erupted in a trailer near Chichawatni area of district Sahiwal, Punjab, a rescue official said on Tuesday. A fully loaded trailer coming from Karachi to Lahore went out of driver’s control and…

LAHORE: At least four suspects were gunned down in a shootout in the wee hours of Saturday, claimed Police. According to CIA Police, four suspects: Nadeem, Babar, Sattar and Azam suspected of murder and kidnapping for ransom were being taken for identification by the personnel,…

Urdu Novelist Bano Qudsia Died at the Age of 88

Saturday, 04 February 2017 19:04
LAHORE: Renowned Urdu novelist and playwright Bano Qudsia passed away on Saturday at the age of 88. The renowned author wrote various novels in Urdu and Punjabi, including the famed Raja Gidh and Haasil Ghaat. She also wrote for hit television and stage plays. Qudsia…

COAS visits Sialkot, recollects memories

Thursday, 02 February 2017 14:21
LAHORE: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited 16 Baloch Regiment at Sialkot Cantonment where he was commissioned as 2/Lt. According to the ISPR, both the COAS and his father have commanded this battalion.The COAS spent the day with serving and retired soldiers…

LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday ordered immediate resumption of ride-hailing services Careem and Uber while giving a 15 days deadline for registration of vehicles. According to Punjab government’s spokesman, the chief minister has directed the provincial transport department to get in touch with…

MULTAN: A woman has committed suicide over domestic dispute after throwing acid on her husband and son, police said on Wednesday. Sources said that the victim Asmat Bibi, 40, her husband Ameen, often exchanged hot words with each other and quarrels had become their daily…

Uber and Careem Under Probe of Excise & Taxation

Wednesday, 01 February 2017 15:55
LAHORE: After a news doing circles in media regarding a memo of Punjab government to ban ride-hailing services Careem and Uber, the Directorate of Excise, Taxation and Narcotics Control on Wednesday issued a notification seeking details of vehicles linked to their companies. The notifications states…

LAHORE: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) and Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) vehemently criticised the PML-N government for “bowing to the foreign pressure and putting a sincere Pakistani like Hafiz Saeed under house arrest.” The opposition MPAs staged a token boycott from the Punjab Assembly in protest at the house…

LAHORE: After their massive success in Pakistan’s major cities, online taxi-hailing services Uber, Careem and A-One have been declared illegal by the Punjab Transport Department. In a notice issued on January 27th, Secretary of Punjab Provincial Transport Authority said these companies are offering cab services…

Jails Across Punjab to Get 616 Wardens

Monday, 30 January 2017 20:00
LAHORE: Punjab government has decided to recruit 616 wardens in the entire jails of the province. The sources said that the candidates will be selected through National Testing Service (NTS) test very soon. The candidates of 36 districts of the province would be able to…

LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court awarded on Thursday 16.5 years of imprisonment to convict Mumtaz Sindhi for attacking participants of a vigil held in memory of former Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer three years ago. On July 27 last year, an anti-terrorism court (ATC) awarded 16 years and…

One Percent GST Imposed is Illegal, Court

Wednesday, 25 January 2017 17:28
LAHORE: In response to a petition, the Lahore High Court on Wednesday declared the one percent increase in general sales tax to be unlawful. Justice Ayesha A. Malik ruled in favour of the petitioner’s claim that the sales tax revision by the federal government is…

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