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PML-N attains majority in Punjab LG polls

LAHORE: The ruling PML-N has left far behind its political rivals by securing 1,042 of total 2,507 seats in the third phase of local government elections in Punjab in line with the trends set during the previous two phases in the province. Its main rival Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) is lagging far behind with a tally of 250 seats. Indepen­dent candidates ... Read More »

Land acquisition for Orange Line Govt mulls over ‘hefty package’ to woo protesting residents

LAHORE: Following resistance shown against the route of Orange Line Metro Train by the residents of various localities, mainly the Jain Mandir, Kapoorthala House and Katchi Abadi (slum area) of Railway Colony, the government is considering various proposals to find out a solution that could help it acquire the land for the project without any fuss. Official sources say that ... Read More »

FIR against Mumtaz Qadri’s supporters

ISLAMABAD: About 400 activists of Shabab-i-Milli were booked by police after they took out a rally in favour of the murder convict, Mumtaz Qadri, police said here on Saturday. On Friday a large number of people gathered at Expressway near Kuri and staged a protest against the conviction. Mumtaz Qadri sentenced to death for killing the Punjab governor, Salman Taseer. ... Read More »

Footprints: Fires of hatred

JHELUM: Sunday mornings in Jhelum are usually slow, but today an uneasy quiet pervades. For the Pakistan Chipboard Factory, located by the Grand Trunk (GT) Road, doomsday already occurred on Friday (Nov 20). The decades-old facility has been turned into a vast heap of ashes and charred structures by an arson attack launched by a crazed mob. The crowd gathered ... Read More »

On a wing and a prayer! 864 investigators, 73,739 cases

LAHORE: The Investigations Wing of the Lahore police is facing a daunting challenge of curbing crime, with just 864 investigation officers to handle a staggering 73,739 cases. Ironically, the Punjab government which boasts governance achievements has failed to look into this vital aspect of policing. The figures show the pathetic situation of under-staffing and a lack of resources for the ... Read More »

Lahore theme Park to consume 2MW on average

LAHORE: The divisional administration says the operation of the Rs32 billion Theme Park/Disneyland will consume approximately 2MW electricity on an average and the Punjab government will be responsible for supplying it through the Lahore Electric Supply Company that will install a special feeder. “Besides various recreational facilities such as a state-of-the-art water aquarium, roller coasters, the park will also have ... Read More »

Religious extremism in Jhelum

THE modus operandi was a distressingly familiar one — an allegation of blasphemy, incitement by local mosques, and a frenzied mob venting its rage on the impugned individuals/community. However, the government’s response to events in Jhelum last week could well determine whether this country is indeed making a break from a past replete with condemnable instances of violence in the ... Read More »

City heritage under threat: Kapoorthala House residents move LHC against Orange Line

LAHORE: Residents of Kapoorthala House, a pre-partition locality in Old Anarkali, have challenged acquisition of their properties for “Orange Line Metro Train Project” through a writ petition filed before the Lahore High Court. Amjad Hasan Bhatti and others filed the petition through Advocate Azhar Siddique and asked the court to stop acquisition of their properties for being unlawful and in ... Read More »

Ganga Ram MS faces the music ‘of’ a farewell party

LAHORE: The provincial health authorities on Thursday suspended from service Sir Ganga Ram Hospital Medical Superintendent for attending a farewell function on the institute premises where some nurses reportedly danced. The action against Dr Waqar Nabi Bajwa was taken after some news channels repeatedly flashed a video grab of the event hosted by the hospital nurses on retirement of the ... Read More »

A ‘change’ like no other

LAHORE: Unlike previous elections in Lahore, the NA-122 constituents were visibly happy while casting their votes in what they called a “hassle-free environment” and expressed their desire that all future elections in the country should be held under the supervision of the army. The polling day saw unprecedented discipline and relative calm, said most voters Dawn spoke to at various ... Read More »