Iqtidar Gilani

  • TLAHORE - It was business as usual at the Punjab Assembly on the second day of budget debate on Tuesday. The Opposition legislators criticised the government for further increasing the miseries of common persons while those on the treasury benches termed the budget a balanced one in the wake of ...

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  • TLAHORE  -   Opposition Leader Hamza Shehbaz on Monday initiated budget debate as per tradition of the Punjab Assembly. Legislators from both sides of the political divide resorted to usual sloganeering before start of the budget debate. The chair, however, managed to restore order to ...

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  • TLAHORE   -   Loaded with heavy taxes, Punjab government presented Rs2.3 trillion surplus budget for the fiscal year 2019-20 with a development outlay of Rs350 billion. Finance Minister Makhdoom Hashim Jawan Bakht delivered the budget speech amid the uproar by the opposition ...

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  • TLAHORE - The PML-N has flayed arrest of Opposition Leader in the Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz by National Accountability Bureau. Party leadership accused the PTI government of using NAB for intimidating the opposition. Hearing the news of PML-N Vice President’s arrest after rejection of bail ...

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  • TLAHORE - Opposition parties have condemned arrest of former president Asif Ali Zardari saying it was not accountability but political-victimisation. Jamaat-e-Islami, however, contended that accountability should be across the board and not on the basis of liking or disliking. PML-N Vice-President ...

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  • TLAHORE - The City sizzled at 47 degree centigrade, making Monday the hottest day of the season. Doctors have advised people adopt precautionary measures to avoid heat-related diseases. Experts are seeing some relief, though short lived, in the shape of windstorm and scattered drizzle on Tuesday ...

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  • TLAHORE  -   Legislators from the PML-N will receive Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif on his return from London at Allama Iqbal International Airport early Sunday morning (today). Due to the odd timings of landing of plane, the PML-N had decided against giving ...

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  • TLAHORE   -  Maryam Nawaz, her husband Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar and their kids on Saturday called on former prime minister Nawaz Sharif at Kot Lakhpat Jail. Dr Adnan Khan, personal physician of PML-N Quaid, also accompanied the couple. Huge number of party workers gathered ...

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  • TLAHORE  -    The Nation celebrated Eidul Fitr with enthusiasm and fervour on Wednesday, amid elaborate security arrangements. Though 70 per cent of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa celebrated Eid a day earlier following official announcement from the provincial government, the remaining ...

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  • TLAHORE  -    Famous writer, scholar and actor Dr Enver Sajjad was laid to rest at Mian Sahib Graveyard on Friday. He breathed his last at his residence in Raiwaind on Thursday after protracted illness. The 84-year-old legend is surviced by wife and a daughter. Born in 1935 in ...

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  • TLAHORE - Pakistan is celebrating Eidul Fitr today, though parts of north-western Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province celebrated the religious event on Tuesday, continuing with the tradition of ‘two Eids’ in one country. Celebrating Eidul Fitr a day before the rest of the country by many KP ...

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  • TLAHORE - Exodus concluded on Tuesday with departure of around five million people to their hometowns for celebrating Eidul Fitr with dear and near ones. According to some estimates, more than five million people leave Lahore twice in a year on Eidul Fitr and Eidul Azha. Employees, government and ...

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  • TLAHORE - Plains of the country including Lahore remained in the grip of heatwave on Tuesday. Experts are seeing no relief from harsh weather conditions on Eidul Fitr and following days due to lack of significant rains. Weather remained hot and dry in most parts of the country, extremely hot in ...

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  • TLAHORE - Personal physician of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has formally requested the Punjab government to grant him access to his patient ‘at the earliest and on regular basis for consultations’. “Ex-PM requires constant medical care due to significant critical/complicated ...

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  • TLAHORE - Plains of the country including Lahore received isolated showers with strong winds on Saturday evening. After sizzling heat till the afternoon, strong winds started blowing in the evening that followed by isolated rains. Experts have forecast extremely hot and dry weather for plains of the ...

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  • TLAHORE   -   Expressing concerns over reports of increasing tax collection target by Rs1.6 trillion for coming fiscal year, business community feared that existing taxpayers would be the ultimate sufferers. The community believed that withdrawal of zero-rating regime will ...

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  • TLAHORE   -  Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif Thursday directed PML-N leadership to convene joint meeting of its parliamentary parties in the Senate and National Assembly for devising a strategy to counter government’s offensives against the judiciary. PML-N Quaid also ...

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  • TLAHORE - Accusing Prime Minister Imran Khan of coming to power through ‘match-fixing’, PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz Sharif has said that the incompetent prime minister was dancing to the tunes of someone else. Addressing a public meeting arranged outside party’s Model Town ...

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  • TLAHORE  -   A four-member team of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) headed by Additional Director Hamad Hassan Niazi on Monday questioned former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on personal use of official vehicles. The team interrogated ex-PM at office of Superintendent Kot ...

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  • TLAHORE  -  Martyrdom day of Hazrat Ali (RA) was observed with traditional zeal and fervour amid elaborate security arrangements on Monday. Majalis, conferences and Tazia Alam processions were taken out in various cities, including Lahore, to highlight personality and achievements of ...

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  • TLAHORE - In the wake of withdrawal of increase in prices of drugs, pharmaceutical companies fear stoppage of manufacturing due to high exchange rate, inflated prices of inputs and utilities. Some manufacturers, however, dispelled ‘any difficulty’ in continuing business, saying hefty ...

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  • TLAHORE    -   Parts of the country including Lahore received rainfall of varying intensities on Monday, providing much needed respite to the heat stricken people. After a hot day till noon, strong winds started blowing in the afternoon that followed by scattered rains. ...

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  • TLAHORE - Prime Minister Imran Khan has said protests against proposed health reforms were big injustice with the ailing humanity. Addressing a fund raising ceremony at Shaukat Khanum Hospital and Research Centre on Saturday, the PM said that health reforms were aimed at improving working of public ...

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  • TLAHORE  -    DESCON will handover New Khanki Barrage to the Punjab Irrigation Department on completion of warranty period in June this year. Though Irrigation Department is operating the Barrage to cope with water needs of eight districts since its completion in August 2017 ...

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  • TLAHORE  -    At least 32 injured of Data Darbar suicide attack were shifted to Mayo Hospital on Wednesday. Six critically injured breathed their last at the health facility, taking the death toll to nine including four policemen. Body parts of suicide bomber were also shifted to ...

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  • TLAHORE - PML-N leaders and workers gave a warm sendoff to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif as he surrendered to authorities at Kot Lakhpat Jail on Tuesday night after expiry of six-week bail. Party leaders and workers started gathering outside Kot Lakhpat Jail well before arrival of the rally ...

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  • TLAHORE  -    PML-N has planned taking former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to Kot Lakhpat Jail in a big procession on Tuesday (today) after Iftar. Opposition Leader in the Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz will drive car of PML-N supremo from his Jati Umra residence to Kot Lakhpat ...

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  • TLAHORE - Punjab is going to introduce the much-awaited Medical Teaching Institution Act in the provincial assembly for debate and deliberations, amid sound and fury by the detractors and the critics. Across the political divide, the point of no quibble is Dr Yasmin Rashid’s stature for the ...

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  • TLAHORE - Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) of Punjab to first go after the big fish that are responsible for the prevailing hardships to the masses. Speaking at a briefing given on the performance of ACE on Saturday, he urged the officers to become a role ...

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  • TLAHORE - Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday launched the first phase of Naya Pakistan Housing Project at Renala Khurd in Okara district, located at 116 kilometre from Lahore. Addressing the ground breaking ceremony, the PM expressed the resolve of completing the difficult task of building five ...

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