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April 14, 2024

First air ambulance service set to launch on CM Maryam’s orders

LAHORE: Following directives from Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz Sharif, the province has initiated its inaugural air ambulance service. The rescue personnel have commenced training sessions in preparation for the service. The primary objective of this air ambulance initiative is to extend coverage to districts in Punjab lacking rescue services. In its initial phase, rescue […]

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April 14, 2024

PM’s Arabic flourish elicits huge applause

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif captivated the audience at the groundbreaking ceremony of the Seerat Museum on Saturday with a touch of Arabic in his speech, drawing resounding applause from attendees. The prime minister opened and closed his address in Arabic, warmly welcoming the esteemed guest, the Secretary General of the Muslim World League, Sheikh […]

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April 14, 2024

Pakistan’s ‘food insecurity’ worries WB

The World Bank has expressed its concern over the increasing food security in parts of the Pakistan. In recent report, it pointed out that among 43 rural districts across Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, and Balochistan, many of which were impacted by the 2022 floods, the prevalence of acute food insecurity was projected to increase from 29% to […]

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April 14, 2024

Seerat Museum to counter Islamophobia: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Saturday said the project of the Seerat Museum would help counter the adverse effects of Islamophobia and would support spreading knowledge about the teachings and life of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) among people living in Pakistan and abroad. He was speaking here as the chief guest at the groundbreaking ceremony […]

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April 14, 2024

Northern areas attract thousands on Eid vacations

ABBOTTABAD/ BALAKOT: Packed with the baggage of cooked food, fruits and tents for camping at the picturesque Thandyani, Qaiser Khan and his family rejoiced after visiting their dream tourist resort during the Eidul Fitr holidays. They enjoyed snow games, mountaineering and trekking amid rainy weather conditions. An ex-Wapda employee, Qaisar and his sons Zershan and […]

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April 14, 2024

Cop who thrashed woman in train granted bail

LAHORE: A policeman on Saturday was granted post-arrest bail after he was rounded up following a video showing him torturing a female passenger and two children on a moving train went viral on social media. A spokesperson for the Pakistan Railways confirmed that video was authentic, saying that the incident took place on April 7 […]

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April 14, 2024

Lightning strikes kill 25 people in Punjab, Balochistan

Lightning strikes accompanied by heavy rains on Saturday claimed the lives of at least 25 people in Punjab and Balochistan provinces, Express News reported. In Punjab alone, 17 people succumbed to the deadly strikes, as confirmed by a spokesperson for the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA). Lightning struck multiple areas including Muzaffargarh, Rahimyar Khan, Rajanpur, […]

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April 13, 2024

Nine passengers from Punjab killed execution-style in Noshki

QUETTA: At least nine passengers were plucked from a bus, abducted, and killed execution-style in a horrific attack that appears to be motivated by ethnic hatred in the Noshki district of Balochistan, police and administration officials said on Saturday. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the sickening executions, but Baloch separatist groups have carried out […]

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April 13, 2024

‘Special court martial’ proposed for corrupt officers in Punjab Police

In a move aimed at rooting out corruption within Punjab Police, Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz on Saturday decided to hold “special court martial” of corrupt police officials, Express News reported. The plan was discussed during a special meeting in Murree presided over by CM Maryam. The law and order situation in the province was reviewed in […]

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April 13, 2024

Polio victim plans to travel 400 cities to plant saplings

PESHAWAR: A 32-year-old polio survivor is embarking on a remarkable journey across Pakistan, aiming to plant 10 million trees and raise awareness about the urgent need for environmental conservation. Despite his physical challenges, Khizar Wali Chishti is determined to be a catalyst for change in the face of escalating climate threats. “The objective of the countrywide […]