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The proposition of PTI Vice Chairman Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi that the Punjab province should be divided into two provinces falls into the same category. Addressing a Saraikistan Solidarity Conference, he advanced illogical argument that bifurcation of the largest province of the country would help ...
So this will need to be revised now as continuation of the tax reforms agenda of the Punjab province. An official of the Punjab government said the tax proposals were underway. This is routine practice before budget and the government was focusing on the tax reforms while nothing was finalised yet, ...
Shahzad and Shama Masih, who were working as labourers at a brick kiln in Kot Radha Kishan, Punjab province, were attacked by a mob of around 1,000 people in November 2014 for allegedly desecrating the Quran. Shama was pregnant at the time of the incident. The couple was brutally ... Christian
Rizvi, commonly known as Khadim Rizvi, is from Attock, in Punjab province. He is a Sunni Muslim and once worked as a religious cleric in a mosque in Lahore, where he used to deliver Friday sermons before prayers. He also served as a government employee in the religious affairs department of Punjab, ... Christian
LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – At least seven Christian worshippers were injured in an armed attack by local Muslims on a church service on Sunday (March 18) in southern Punjab Province, Pakistan, the pastor told Morning Star News. Pastor Haleem Feroze Masih of the King Jesus Church in ... Christian

Asia Bibi Reuters/Asad KarimA rare photo of Asia Bibi, sitting next to the then governor of Punjab Province Salman Taseer, who visited her in jail on November 20, 2010. Asia Bibi, a Christian who has been convicted of blasphemy in Pakistan, was reportedly jubilant after jail authorities had allowed her to ... Christian
A shoe was hurled at 65-year-old Khan, the chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) that missed its target and instead landed on party leader Aleem Khan's chest, during a public rally in Gujrat city in Punjab province on March 13. Concerned over the shoe incident, PTI party workers have formed a 'bat force' ... Christian
Pakistan, March 14: A shoe was hurled at Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan on Tuesday during a rally in Gujrat city in Pakistan's Punjab province. The shoe hit PTI leader Aleem Khan as he was standing alongside Imran Khan, reported Geo News. The PTI chief had just turned to face a different ... Christian
Nearly 74 percent of blasphemy-related cases have been reported in the Punjab Province in Pakistan, according to a report by the country's Center for Social Justice (CSJ) on Monday. The report revealed that there has been an "extraordinary increase" in the number of blasphemy cases in the Punjab ... Christian
NEW DELHI: Saying that dancing in public is an immoral act which strays from religious norms, Pakistan's Punjab province banned dancing at various school events, reported The ... District Education Officers in the Punjab province have been directed to ensure these rules are enforced in their areas. Christian
ISLAMABAD, Mar 4 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 04th Mar, 2018 ):Punjab province has all the ingredients to become a popular destination for domestic as well as foreign tourists. An official of Tourism Development Corporation Punjab (TDCP) told APP that they not only provides all kind of information ... Christian
LAHORE, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 03rd Mar, 2018 ):Light rain with winds in various parts of the Punjab province turned weather cold and pleasant on Saturday. Rain started early in the morning with intervals which dipped the mercury. MET Department has forecast more rains in city during the ... Christian
SARGODHA, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 27th Feb, 2018 ):The Divisional Development Working Party (DDWP) has approved Rs400 million funds for four development schemes in Khushab and Mianwali districts. The DDWP meeting was presided over by Commissioner Nadeem Mehboob and ... Christian
... said Sunday that the bodies of 13 Pakistanis rescued by Libyan fishermen have been identified through documents. According to Faisal, eight of the deceased dead were from Gujrat district, four from Mandi Bahauddin and one from Rawalpindi, all in Punjab province. He added that the bodies would be ... Christian
Asif Shah shot dead his wife, his daughters Komal, 26, and Rida, 24, and injured his 15-year-old son in Punjab province's Attock city, the Dawn reported. The family had received a marriage proposal for Komal, but Asif did not want his elder daughter to get married to the suitor, district police officer Attock ... Christian
Karachi: The brutal rape and murder of seven-year-old Zainab in Pakistan's Punjab province has acted as a catalyst for change as the country has seen a spike in the reporting of molestation cases involving teenagers after the high profile incident sparked national outrage. Zainab had gone missing while ... Christian

Pakistani Chief Minister of Punjab province Shahbaz Sharif, right, gives a press conference next to Ameen Ansari, the father of Zainab Fatima Ameen, 6, who was found raped and murdered, in Lahore on Jan. 23, 2018. (AFP). Daily Pakistan report by Daud Rehman from Lahore states that Punjab Chief ... Christian
LAHORE: Heavy fog engulfed various parts of Punjab province on Sunday, disrupting routine life and traffic on the motorway. According to a spokesperson for the Motorway Police, the Motorway has been closed for all kinds of traffic from Pindi Bhattian to Lahore, Pindi Bhattian to Faisalabad and Faisalabad ... Christian
LONDON: The Punjab Minister for Education Rana Mashood Ahmad Khan announced that no child of age 5-8 in Punjab province would be out of school in 2018, reiterating his ... “We are spending 27 percent of Annual Development Fund on the education sector in the province of Punjab”, he added. Christian
Pakistani Chief Minister of Punjab province Shahbaz Sharif, right, gives a press conference next to Ameen Ansari, the father of Zainab Ansari, 6, who was found raped and murdered, in Lahore on Jan. 23, 2018. (AFP). Pakistan Today report by staff reporter from Kasur states that Punjab Chief Minister ... Christian
LONDON (APP) – Punjab Minister for Education Rana Mashood Ahmad Khan on Thursday announced that no child of age 5-8 in Punjab province would be out of school in 2018, ... “We are spending 27 percent of Annual Development Fund on the education sector in the province of Punjab”, he added. Christian
Roads less traveled in Pakistan The domes of the Badshahi Mosque or Emperor Mosque grace the landscape of Lahore, capital of the Pakistani province of Punjab. The mosque was built in 1673 by the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. (Shutterstock/File) ... Christian
Pak Court Gives 72 Hours To Police To Arrest 7-Year-Old Zainab's Killer. Police in Pakistan's Punjab province have failed to nab the killer of Zainab, whose body was found in a garbage heap on on January 9, despite carrying out DNA test of 800 suspects in over two weeks. World | Press Trust of India ... Christian
ISLAMABAD, Jan. 21 (Xinhua) -- The Pakistani security forces killed two terrorists in eastern Punjab province on Sunday, the military said. An army statement said Pakistan paramilitary force Rangers carried out an intelligence-based operation in suburbs of Dera Ghazi Khan district of Punjab province. Christian
Most of the recent fighting is taking place along a somewhat-defined frontier where each country has a separate paramilitary border force guarding the lower-altitude 200-kilometer (125-mile) boundary separating Indian-controlled Kashmir and the Pakistani province of Punjab. Christian
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani health official says a special anti-polio drive has been launched in the country's eastern Punjab province. Imran Nazir says the week-long campaign was launched on Monday amid tight security. He says thousands of workers are taking part in the drive by going ... Christian
A health worker gives a polio vaccine to a child in Lahore, Pakistan, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Pakistani authorities launched an anti-polio campaign in Punjab province as polio remains endemic in Pakistan. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary) ... Christian
PESHAWAR: Special persons have demanded of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to increase job quota for them from two to three per cent on the pattern of the Punjab province. Speaking at a news conference at the Peshawar Press Club on Monday, Pakistan Association of the Blind, Khyber ... Christian
Police could have prevented the rape and murder of a child in Pakistan if they had more thoroughly investigated previous similar cases, the country's High Court said Monday. Zainab Ansari—believed to be seven years old although some reports describe her as six or eight—disappeared on January 4. Christian
Three people including Aasia's alleged lover and her aunt, who are suspected to have a role in the whole plot, have been arrested by police. However, the young woman from Pakistan, Punjab province, denied all of the allegations levelled against her when the accused were presented before the media. Christian
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan police on Friday continued its hunt for a serial killer who they say raped and murdered a seven-year-old girl in the Kasur city of Punjab province. The girl, who was being looked after by her uncle while her parents were away on a pilgrimage, had gone missing on Thursday last week, ... Christian
In Mirpur city, a large number of people brought out a procession from Allama Iqbal Road and marched through major city streets chanting slogans against the repeated incidents of child abuse in Kasur and various other parts of Punjab province. The protesters were holding placards bearing slogans in ... Christian
Recently, Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD), a front for the Lashkar-e-Taiba militant group, held a rally and protest in Gujaranwala in Punjab province, and pledged to launch wars against the United States, Israel, India and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Ahsanullah, Amir JuD, criticized Sharif for not acting ... Christian
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan police on Friday continued its hunt for a serial killer who they say raped and murdered a seven-year-old girl in the Kasur city of Punjab province. The girl, who was being looked after by her uncle while her parents were away on a pilgrimage, had gone missing on Thursday last week, ... Christian
The girl in Kasur district of Punjab province was abducted last week outside her home. Her body was found in a rubbish dump on Tuesday. She had gone to a religious tuition centre near her house in Kasur city, some 50 km from Lahore, on January 5 from where a man said to be a 'serial killer' abducted ... Christian
People attend a funeral of a Pakistani girl who was raped and killed, in Kasur, Pakistan. Pakistani police said a mob angered over the recent rape and murder of an 8-year-old girl has attacked a police station in eastern Punjab province, triggering clashes that left at least two people dead and several injured ... Christian
H1N1 flu returns: Dawn. Patients suffering from H1N1 influenza receive medical treatment at a hospital in Multan, Punjab province, Pakistan, on Jan 5, 2018. PHOTO: EPA-EFE. Published. 1 hour ago. Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Email More. Share Tweet Linkedin Pin Google+ Reddit Print Purchase Article. Permalink:. Christian
The city is about 30 miles from Lahore, the capital of Punjab province. News of the killing, and unconfirmed reports that the girl had been raped, swept through Pakistani news programs and social media, and nationally known politicians demanded her killer be found. Zainab had been missing since Jan. Christian
People attend a funeral of a Pakistani girl who was raped and killed, in Kasur, Pakistan, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. Pakistani police said a mob angered over the recent rape and murder of an 8-year-old girl has attacked a police station in eastern Punjab province, triggering clashes that left at least two ... Christian
According to court records, Mansha, 58, was arrested in September 2008 after the imam of a mosque in the Bahawalnagar district in Punjab province told authorities that Mansha had desecrated a copy of the Quran. A Punjab judge convicted Mansha of blasphemy and sent him to life in prison in 2009. Christian
MULTAN: Pledging to address the grievances of the people of south Punjab, Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Friday said his party will establish a new south Punjab province to give people their due share. Speaking to a large gathering in Multan, a major southern city of ... Christian
Irrespective of the impending challenges, the province of Punjab continues to show signs of improvement. There is no denying that the current government in the province has come a long way in terms of laying the necessary groundwork to make essential and gradual interventions in areas related to ... Christian
Nirman is from Lahore, Pakistan, in Punjab Province, and takes the name of his future banquet hall from there. He is doing this project with his other son, Sher Umar, but Nirman remarked, “I'm getting older. I'm building everything for my kids now.” His latest building acquisition contains 11,150 square feet of ... Christian
Lahore: Hamad Obaid Al Za'abi, UAE Ambassador to Pakistan, met with Malek Mohammad Rafique Rajwana, Governor of Punjab, to discuss relations between the UAE and Pakistan, during an official visit to the Punjab Province. During the meeting, the Governor of Punjab hailed the developmental and ... Christian
LAHORE: A prime suspect in high-profile rape and murder case of seven-year-old Zainab has been arrested in Punjab province of Pakistan. Police sources confirmed suspect Imran Ali, 23, a neighbour of Zainab, had confessed to his crime before an investigation team. They said Ali had been taken into ... Christian
The demonstration, which is the first in a series of several planned rallies in the months leading to general elections in the Islamic country, saw a number of other political groups demanding Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Punjab province's Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif step down. The Lahore ... Christian
In its fresh application to Pakistan's Punjab province government, the Bhagat Singh Memorial Foundation said Singh had sacrificed his life for the cause to liberate the sub-continent. “Pakistan's founder Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah had offered tribute to the freedom fighter by saying that there never ... Christian
Residents walk along a street in Kasur in Pakistan's Punjab province. The rape and murders of a dozen children ... A spokesman for the government of Punjab province — where Kasur is located — said the suspect was likely "a lunatic with psychological disorders". "The perpetrator involved in the murder is ... Christian
A Pakistani health official says a special anti-polio drive has been launched in the country's eastern Punjab province. Imran Nazir says the week-long campaign was launched on Monday amid tight security. He says thousands of workers are taking part in the drive by going house-to-house to vaccinate ... Christian


 

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