• ‘How big a loser are you to waste 30 minutes of your life on me,’ Shehzad burns Pietersen 04 Apr 2020 08:02 LAHORE – After Pakistan batsman Ahmed Shehzad’s live chat on Instagram with Kevin Pietersen went viral on social media owing to the former England cricketer grilling the Quetta Gladiators batsman for his poor performance, the opener has responded with a …
  • Rs9.5bn youth employment scheme launched 04 Apr 2020 07:28 LAHORE: The Punjab government has launched the Rs9.5 billion Punjab Rozgar Scheme to provide jobs to the youth. Funds for the scheme were approved by the Provincial Development Working Party of the Punjab Planning and Development Board on Friday. The …
  • Over 1m download app for Insaf Imdad Package in three days 04 Apr 2020 07:28 LAHORE: More than one million people within three days downloaded the Insaf Imdad app developed for registration of the needy for getting aid in Punjab during the Covid-19 pandemic. Chief Minister Usman Buzdar had launched the Chief Minister Insaf Imdad …
  • Punjab approves scheme to fund start-ups 04 Apr 2020 06:57 Young entrep­reneur­s feel mark-up rates will be the key for those who alread­y have access to bank loans PHOTO: FILE LAHORE: The Punjab Provincial Development Working Party has approved Rs9.5 billion worth funds, which the officials said will be …
  • The greatest T20 player: Maxwell or Raina? ABD or KP? 04 Apr 2020 06:29 Here's the next set of match-ups to determine the greatest T20 cricketer. The player with more votes progresses to the round of 16. Note: Voting closes at 6.30am GMT on Monday, April 6. Please refresh the page if the polls don't load. AB de …
  • Elahi praises Rescue 1122 04 Apr 2020 05:37 Elahi praises Rescue 1122 LAHORE: Punjab Assembly Speaker Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi has said that besides rescuing Covid-19 victims, Rescue 1122 is rendering great service God-forbid in case of their death for burial whereas their services also deserve to be …
  • Lahore CCPO asks businessmen to only call necessary staff for work 04 Apr 2020 05:36 Lahore CCPO asks businessmen to only call necessary staff for work LAHORE: Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Zulfiqar Hameed has said that all sectors will have to cooperate to prevent coronavirus spread. Closing businesses at 5pm in the evening means 4. …
  • Life under lockdown 04 Apr 2020 05:35 Life under lockdown LAHORE: To see how people are facing during the Corona lockdown, The News talked to some residents of a slum area where most of the men are daily-wagers and a small number of women employed as domestic help in the neighbourhood. This is …
  • Land mafia starts occupying state land 04 Apr 2020 05:35 Land mafia starts occupying state land LAHORE: As the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) is witnessing suspended operations due to Covid-19 pandemic, land mafia has started taking advantage of the situation by occupying state land in various city areas. …
  • Panic in Balochistan as number of COVID-19 cases rise to 175 04 Apr 2020 05:35 Panic in Balochistan as number of COVID-19 cases rise to 175 Quetta: Panic has already set in across Balochistan, owing to a fast spread of the scourge of coronavirus and a sharp spike in the number of cases in the province amid criticism of the provincial …
  • Financial aid starts under CM Insaf Imdad programme 04 Apr 2020 05:35 Financial aid starts under CM Insaf Imdad programme LAHORE: The process of distribution of financial aid to the destitute under Chief Minister Insaf Imdad Programme has been started within 24 hours and a sum of Rs1.464 bn has been transferred to 170,000 …
  • Pemra asks cable operators to facilitate Punjab govt's 'Taleem Ghar' plan 04 Apr 2020 05:32 Pemra asks cable operators to facilitate Punjab govt’s ‘Taleem Ghar’ plan ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Friday issued directives to all cable operators in the Punjab to cooperate with Pemra staff and officers and …
  • Sugar probe body summons Punjab's former, current food secretaries on 7th 04 Apr 2020 05:32 Sugar probe body summons Punjab’s former, current food secretaries on 7th LAHORE: The FIA summoned the food secretaries heading the Punjab Food Department from December 2018 to date in sugar price increase inquiry commission along with all the summaries …
  • Governor receives safety equipment 04 Apr 2020 05:32 Governor receives safety equipment LAHORE; Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (PPMA) handed over corona prevention safety equipment/instrument worth Rs 5 million to Punjab Governor Chaudhary Mohammad Sarwar. Speaking on the occasion, the …
  • PPP ration point distributing food items 04 Apr 2020 05:32 PPP ration point distributing food items LAHORE: Food items and medical equipment are being distributed by a ration point established by PPP leader Edwin Sakhotra and PPP workers are distributing food items at doorsteps in Nishat Colony. According to a …
  • US slams Pakistan court's overturning of sentence in Daniel Pearl murder 04 Apr 2020 05:28 Daniel Pearl murder: US slams Pak court's overturning of sentence, calls it 'affront' to victim of terrorism The US on Friday criticised a Pakistani court for overturning the death sentence of British-born top al-Qaeda leader Ahmed Omar Saeed …
  • Pakistan coronavirus positive cases exceed 2,400 as country struggles to stop congregational prayers 04 Apr 2020 05:28 Image Source : AP Pakistan struggles to stop congregational prayers, cases surge past 2,400 Pakistan's coronavirus cases crossed 2,400 on Friday as the authorities struggled to stop big congregational gatherings despite government's notification …
  • Livestock sector suffers in lockdown 04 Apr 2020 05:26 PHOTO: EXPRESS RAHIM YAR KHAN: Along with industry and trade, the livestock sector, which contributes around 12% to the domestic economy, has also been badly affected due to the closure of markets and public and private companies over the past 12 days due …
  • Lockdown: Citizens wary of police excesses 04 Apr 2020 05:25 PHOTO: IMTIAZ KHAN/EXPRESS LAHORE: As the measures for the implementation of Section 144 and the lockdown have been further tightened in the provincial capital, the incidents of police excesses have also emerged from different parts of the metropolis. …
  • 194 Pakistanis stuck in Turkey return home 04 Apr 2020 05:25 Special PIA flight brings them to Islamabad from Istanbul. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE ISLAMABAD: A total of 194 Pakistanis stranded in Turkey because of the coronavirus lockdown and suspension of airlines operations returned to the country on Friday on a …
  • LIVE: New cases emerge across country as death toll reaches 40 04 Apr 2020 05:25 PHOTO: Twitter (@Jhagra) ISLAMABAD / KARACHI / PESHAWAR / QUETTA / LAHORE: The novel coronavirus emerged in the central China city of Wuhan towards the end of last year and proliferated to almost the whole world within a couple of months. …
  • Shaukat Khanam Hospital Offers Free Coronavirus Tests 04 Apr 2020 05:24 The Shaukat Khanam Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (SKMCH&RC), is now offering free tests for the coronavirus. The charity hospital that provides treatment to the cancer patients is also in front line to combat against the novel …
  • IHC allows govt to turn hotels into quarantine centres 04 Apr 2020 04:46 ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday gave a nod to turning three- and four-star hotels into ‘quarantine centres’ where the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has planned to keep coronavirus patients. Last month the NDMA had …
  • Domestic cement sales fall 16.7% in March 04 Apr 2020 04:08 PHOTO: REUTERS LAHORE: In line with expectations, the spread of coronavirus in Pakistan took its toll on domestic cement consumption, which declined 16.7% in March, while exports grew at a sluggish pace of 5.27% as global markets were also bearing the …
  • Coronavirus updates, April 4: Latest news on the COVID-19 pandemic from Pakistan and around the world 04 Apr 2020 03:49 KARACHI / LAHORE / ISLAMABAD / PESHAWAR / QUETTA: The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 2,687 on Saturday after new infections were confirmed in the country. The province-wise break up of the total number of cases as of …
  • Moving at a snail's pace 04 Apr 2020 02:55 Moving at a snail’s pace LAHORE: In times of extreme emergency, the state is moving as if it has all the time in the world. We have to shield our citizens immediately from exposure to the coronavirus and ensure that people do not starve during lockdown. …
  • Cement sales down 16.7pc, exports up 5pc in March 04 Apr 2020 02:54 Cement sales down 16.7pc, exports up 5pc in March LAHORE: Cement sales sharply fell 16.8 percent year-on-year in March as construction activities were seen declining during the last month, while its exports rose around five percent with an expected …
  • Corona and the rural economy 04 Apr 2020 02:48 Corona and the rural economy The writer heads the Sustainable Development Policy Institute. The reported share of agriculture in Pakistan’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is 18.5 percent which certainly does not look impressive. But then look at it from this …
  • 'Arrangements for wheat procurement complete' 04 Apr 2020 02:48 ‘Arrangements for wheat procurement complete’ LAHORE: Punjab Food Minister Samiullah Chaudhry said Friday that arrangements for procuring wheat during the ongoing season had been completed. He said that wheat would be procured at a rate of Rs1400 per maund …
  • Covid-19 awareness song 04 Apr 2020 02:48 Covid-19 awareness song LAHORE:Actress and YouTube sensation Yashma Gill has released a song to raise awareness about the Coronavirus pandemic as the country has imposed new restrictions to stem the spread of the virus further. The actress has decided to …
  • Ration delivery to labourers starts, says minister 04 Apr 2020 02:48 Ration delivery to labourers starts, says minister LAHORE:The Punjab government has started delivery of ration supply to labourers and daily wagers with an IT-based data development, said Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid here Friday. The minister …
  • Court moved against judicial officers transfers 04 Apr 2020 02:48 Court moved against judicial officers transfers LAHORE:The Lahore High Court has been requested to withdraw transfer and posting orders of judicial officers of the district judiciary of the Punjab in the wake of Coronavirus lockdown. Munir Ahmad, a lawyer, …
  • 1,318 FIRs registered on violation of Section 144 04 Apr 2020 02:48 1,318 FIRs registered on violation of Section 144 LAHORE:Lahore police ensured strict measures, including implementation of Section 144, to contain the movement of the public during the partial lockdown imposed in the City by the Punjab government in wake …
  • Rs1.464 billion transferred to 170,000 Zakat recipients 04 Apr 2020 02:48 Rs1.464 billion transferred to 170,000 Zakat recipients LAHORE The process of distribution of financial aid to the destitute under Chief Minister Insaf Imdad Programme has been started within 24 hours and a sum of Rs1.464 billion has been transferred to …
  • Minister exempted from personal appearance 04 Apr 2020 02:48 Minister exempted from personal appearance LAHORE:An accountability court on Friday granted exemption from personal hearing to PTI leader Sibtain Khan until the filing of reference against him in Chiniot Mining investigation. The court while accepting …
  • Rescue 1122 provided emergency care to 96,106 victims 04 Apr 2020 02:48 Rescue 1122 provided emergency care to 96,106 victims LAHORE:The Punjab Emergency Services/Rescue 1122 provided timely emergency care to 96,106 victims across the province while responding to 95,985 emergencies in the month of March. At least 227 …
  • Land mafia starts occupying land 04 Apr 2020 02:48 Land mafia starts occupying land LAHORE:As the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) is witnessing suspended operations due to Covid-19 pandemic, land mafia has started taking advantage of the situation by occupying state land in various city areas. Any …
  • 50 artistes from Sargodha division receive relief package 04 Apr 2020 02:48 50 artistes from Sargodha division receive relief package LAHORE:Above 50 low-income artists of Sargodha Division received a cheque for Rs5,000 each on Friday under a relief package announced by Information and Culture Department of Punjab. The relief …
  • Two more cops test positive for virus 04 Apr 2020 02:48 Two more cops test positive for virus LAHORE :Two more cops of Naulakha police were tested positive for coronavirus on Friday. The tests of 30 cops were conducted. T/ASI Yasir and Constable Shakeel were tested positive. Earlier, a staff member of DSP …
  • Punjab Rozgar Scheme worth Rs9.5b approved 04 Apr 2020 02:48 Punjab Rozgar Scheme worth Rs9.5b approved LAHORE :The Punjab government Friday approved Punjab Rozgar Scheme at an estimated cost of Rs9.5 billion and allocated the amount to the Punjab Small Industries Corporation (PSIC) to chalk out employment …
  • District admin yet to devise mechanism to help the deserving 04 Apr 2020 02:48 District admin yet to devise mechanism to help the deserving LAHORE :City’s district administration has completely failed to device a proper mechanism for reaching out to the deserving citizens waiting for financial aid as a large number of deserving …
  • CM Usman Buzdar satisfied with measures against Covid-19 04 Apr 2020 02:48 CM Usman Buzdar satisfied with measures against Covid-19 LAHORE:Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar took an aerial view of the lockdown situation of Lahore City and its surrounding areas. He observed closure of different markets and trade centres due to the …
  • Quarantine as a teen 04 Apr 2020 02:40 Quarantine as a teen For the last one week, Pakistan has been under lockdown due to the spread of a pandemic called the coronavirus also known as Covid-19. This virus started in Wuhan, China in late 2019. Fortunately, due to Pakistan’s government's …
  • Pandemic in Gujrat 04 Apr 2020 02:28 GUJRAT is the second most affected district by coronavirus after Lahore. It has at least 62 positive cases. These Covid-19 victims are admitted to various hospitals. The number of positive cases is increasing day by day. The district administration is …
  • Corona — our debt to Darwin 04 Apr 2020 02:28 CHARLES Darwin is a name Pakistanis are taught to hate. School teachers and university professors tasked with teaching his evolutionary theory usually skip the subject or, if they go ahead, first soften it with a ton of scorn. A commonly used biology …
  • Shahbaz for more equipment to medical staff 04 Apr 2020 02:23 Shahbaz for more equipment to medical staff LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President and Leader of Opposition in National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif has demanded that the government provide more equipment to the medical staff. He said the news …
  • Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman's arrest: Veteran journalist continues his hunger strike 04 Apr 2020 02:23 Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s arrest: Veteran journalist continues his hunger strike LAHORE: While Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government seems unmoved by the growing criticism over the arrest of Jang/Geo Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman in a flimsy …
  • CM satisfied with measures against Covid-19 04 Apr 2020 02:22 CM satisfied with measures against Covid-19 LAHORE: Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar took an aerial view of the lockdown situation of Lahore City and its surrounding areas. He expressed satisfaction over the government's measures taken for the people …
  • 87pc rise in corona cases in 18 days: Sindh CM 04 Apr 2020 02:22 87pc rise in corona cases in 18 days: Sindh CM LAHORE/KARACHI/PESHAWAR: As many as 109 participants of Tablighi Ijtima and three prisoners were confirmed as Covid-19 positive among a total of 149 new infections in Punjab on Friday, pushing the …
  • Mills praises PSL 04 Apr 2020 02:17 Mills praises PSL LAHORE: England and Quetta Gladiators pacer Tymal Mills has said that Pakistan Super League is one of the top cricketing tournaments of the world. Mills, speaking in a video conversation with former England cricketers Mark Butcher and …
  • Unemployed cricketers suffering more because of virus 04 Apr 2020 02:17 Unemployed cricketers suffering more because of virus LAHORE: Closure of departmental cricket teams was not enough for the poor cricketers that coronavirus pandemic (covid-19) has furthered the damage to the pocket of the players and sportsperson alike. …
  • Ex-1st class cricketer Shah up against virus 04 Apr 2020 02:16 Ex-1st class cricketer Shah up against virus LAHORE: Former first class cricketer and former manager Lahore region Tahir Shah, who although suffering from multiple aliments, like many others has also initiated his social work helping the destitute of his …
  • Azhar Zaidi's brother dies 04 Apr 2020 02:16 Azhar Zaidi’s brother dies LAHORE: Younger brother of former Pakistan cricket team manager Azhar Zaidi, Akhtar Zaidi, who was former president scientific market Anarkali died here Friday. Namaz-e-janaza will be offered on Saturday at 2.00 pm at his …
  • Can PCB find suitable window for final PSL leg? 04 Apr 2020 02:15 Can PCB find suitable window for final PSL leg? KARACHI: It’s official. Multan Sultans won’t be handed the Pakistan Super League (PSL) trophy as the country’s cricket authorities have, for the moment, decided against the idea of abruptly ending the league …
  • 'Board's priority is to hold 2020 PSL's knockout games' 04 Apr 2020 02:14 ‘Board’s priority is to hold 2020 PSL’s knockout games’ LAHORE: Wasim Khan has said that the Pakistan Cricket Board’s “first point of call” is to ensure that the knockout stages of the 2020 Pakistan Super League can be played at some point, following …
  • Muhammad Siddique obituary 03 Apr 2020 22:19 My father, Muhammad Siddique, who has died aged 80, came from a farming family in a small village in Pakistan to rise to principal level as a corporate tax officer at HM Revenue and Customs. When Muhammad first arrived in the UK in 1963, living in a bedsit …
  • Tablighis, not Muslims 03 Apr 2020 22:09 Written by Javed Anand | Published: April 4, 2020 12:05:31 am Parts of Nizamuddin West were cordoned off after six new cases were traced to the area. (Express Photo by Anil Sharma) Until the other day, not many outside the Muslim community had heard of an …
  • No ordinary criminal 03 Apr 2020 22:09 Written by Khaled Ahmed | Published: April 4, 2020 12:08:51 am File – British-born Islamic militant Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh is surrounded by armed police as he arrives at a court in Karachi, Pakistan March 29, 2002. (AP Photo/Zia Mazhar, file) Omar …
  • State must take lenient view of criticism: Supreme Court 03 Apr 2020 20:30 Apex court says freedo­m of speech is a most cheris­hed right, guaran­teed under Consti­tution­ Apex court says freedom of speech is a most cherished right, guaranteed under Constitution ISLAMABAD: The apex court has said the freedom of speech is the most …
  • Pakistanis stranded in UK call on government for help 03 Apr 2020 19:12 LONDON: Thousands of Pakistanis including tourists, business visitors, students, and vulnerable people are stuck in Britain after Pakistan closed its airspace on March 21. All commercial flights have been cancelled while many airlines including Pakistan …
  • COVID-19 crisis: Pakistan announces massive package to restart economy 03 Apr 2020 19:05 By PTI ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime minister Imran Khan on Friday said that no one was sure how long the COVID-19 pandemic would last as he announced a massive package to the construction sector to restart economy, as the number of coronavirus patients rose …
  • Coronavirus latest: Over 90 countries request emergency funds 03 Apr 2020 18:56 Global death toll exceeds 52,500 as the number of infections passes 1 million   German Chancellor Merkel says it is still too soon to lift social distancing restrictions The death toll in Spain has risen by over 900 for a second straight day The Communist …
  • Corona virus and water crisis in Pakistan 03 Apr 2020 18:51 Different strategies for reducing the spread of the new coronavirus has emerged in different countries. But the one that has cut through everywhere is simple and can be done by anyone: “Wash your hands with water and soap for at least 20 seconds.” This …
  • ‘Incompetent’ Imran to failed to utilise health budget, says Marriyum 03 Apr 2020 18:51 by Staff Report , (Last Updated 33 mins ago) LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Information Secretary Information Marriyum Aurangzeb slammed Prime Minister Imran Khan for zero utilisation of the Rs11 billion federal health budget, saying the …
  • LIVE: NCOC works as ‘nerve centre for timely decision-making’ on COVID-19, says ISPR DG 03 Apr 2020 17:41 Press briefing. SCREEENGRAB ISLAMABAD / KARACHI / PESHAWAR / QUETTA / LAHORE: The novel coronavirus emerged in the central China city of Wuhan towards the end of last year and proliferated to almost the whole world within a couple of months …
  • Corona cases cross 2,600, death toll at 39 03 Apr 2020 17:07 –People defy Friday prayer ban, beat up police officials in Sindh KARACHI/LAHORE: The number of coronavirus infections in the country crossed 2,600 on Friday, with the federal and provincial governments struggling to prevent people from going to …
  • Shehbaz says imperative to provide protection to medics 03 Apr 2020 15:29 –PML-N start distribution of over 100,000 kits to combat coronavirus pandemic  LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif on Friday said it was imperative to ensure the protection of the doctors and health workers in times of a …
  • Two small windows to reschedule PSL 2020 knockouts - Wasim Khan 03 Apr 2020 15:28 Wasim Khan has said that the PCB's "first point of call" is to ensure that the knockout stages of the 2020 PSL can be played at some point, following speculation that Multan Sultans might be awarded the trophy after topping the group stage. …
  • Darren Gough, Wasim Akram join charity fundraising efforts 03 Apr 2020 15:28 Wasim Akram and Darren Gough are among the latest cricketing personalities attempting to combat the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The pair have both promised items of memorabilia to be auctioned on behalf of the Centre for Disaster …
  • LIVE: Construction industry to resume work from April 14, announces PM Imran 03 Apr 2020 14:57 Press briefing. SCREEENGRAB ISLAMABAD / KARACHI / PESHAWAR / QUETTA / LAHORE: The novel coronavirus emerged in the central China city of Wuhan towards the end of last year and proliferated to almost the whole world within a couple of months …
  • Coronavirus latest: EU waives taxes on imported medical supplies 03 Apr 2020 13:37 Global death toll exceeds 52,500 as the number of infections passes 1 million   Germany has now recorded 1,107 coronavirus deaths The death toll in Spain has risen by over 900 for a second straight day The Communist Party boss in China's Wuhan says the …
  • Militant jailed in Pakistan for beheading Daniel Pearl is ordered to remain in prison for 3 months 03 Apr 2020 12:24 Sheikh's father, originally from the Punjab Province of Pakistan settled in Wanstead East London in 1968 and established a wholesale clothing company. Sheikh attended the Forest School, a public school founded in 1834, whose pupils included the future …
  • Pakistan, Bangladesh enforce lockdowns to restrict Friday prayers to avert coronavirus spike 03 Apr 2020 11:27 Police enforced a strict lockdown across the country to restrict Friday prayer congregations and curb the spread of the coronavirus, officials said, after failing to prevent large gatherings last week. Health experts have warned of an epidemic in South …
  • Coronavirus updates: Pakistan imposes curfew to curtail Friday prayers 03 Apr 2020 11:15 Image copyright European Photopress Agency Image caption Last week some people came to mosques to offer prayers despite warnings not to Pakistan's second largest province has imposed a three-hour curfew-like lockdown to stop people from attending …
  • Coronavirus latest: Merkel comes out of quarantine as Germany death toll passes 1,000 mark 03 Apr 2020 11:15 Global death toll exceeds 52,500 as the number of infections passes 1 million   Germany has now recorded 1,107 coronavirus deaths The death toll in Spain has risen by over 900 for a second straight day The Communist Party boss in China's Wuhan says …
  • Pakistan star Babar Azam responds to 5-year-old fan's tribute 03 Apr 2020 10:38 Pakistan captain Babar Azam on Friday made a 5-year-old fan's day by responding to his heartfelt tribute on social media. Oscar, a 5-year-old from the UK, wrote a heartwarming tribute to Babar Azam, saying the Pakistan star is his favourite cricketer. …
  • Flip side of Pakistan's Covid-19 fight 03 Apr 2020 10:23 If there is any country outside the Americas and the Europe that badly needs help to fight COVID -19, it is Pakistan. This Sunni Muslim majority country proudly displays its nuclear status and its indispensability for peace in the Taliban ravaged …
  • Coronavirus live news: Spain records first drop in daily death toll as Wuhan residents told to stay indoors 03 Apr 2020 10:22 6.15am EDT 06:15 Spain records first fall in daily death toll Spain’s coronavirus death toll rose to a total of 10,935 from 10,003 on the previous day, the Health Ministry said on Friday, but showed the first fall in a daily death toll since March 26. A …
  • A history of football in Pakistan — Part III 03 Apr 2020 10:05 PIA vs Wohaib FC at the 1992 Lifebu0y Trophy. -File In the previous parts, I discussed the humble beginnings of football in Pakistan from independence (1947), early growth, the ‘Golden Age’ of the 1960s followed by a sudden, ‘Dark Age’ throughout the 1970s …
  • Shehbaz urges business community to help daily-wage earners 03 Apr 2020 10:03 PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif. PHOTO: AFP/FILE LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif has urged the business community to play a significant role in helping the labourers and daily-wage earners survive such a tough time …
  • Federal, provincial govts decide to quarantine tableeghi jamaat members 03 Apr 2020 10:03 A compre­hensiv­e policy has been framed to send member­s to their homes after the quaran­tine period ends PHOTO: FILE PESHAWAR: The federal and the provincial government on Friday decided to quarantine all tableeghi jamaat members, in the mosques where …
  • Pak court’s verdict in Daniel Pearl murder case ‘affront’ to victims of terror: US 03 Apr 2020 09:33 By: PTI | Washington | Updated: April 3, 2020 2:03:54 pm FILE – This file photo obtained on Jan. 30, 2002, shows Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in captivity by Pakistani militants. (AP) The US on Friday criticised a Pakistani court for …
  • This pandemic is driving people to despair 03 Apr 2020 08:44 I must say initially I was one of the optimists. The coronavirus was no doubt a scare and the speed with which new cases and deaths were mounting was indeed surprising. But how long could it be before somebody somewhere found a cure? This is, after all, …
  • Maya Ali's videos of baking in self-isolation is making everyone hungry 03 Apr 2020 07:56 The model baked her first batch of chocol­ate chip cookie­s, which she said was 'approv­ed by Amma' PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/MAYA ALI Maya Ali, who recently tested negative for coronavirus after a scare travelling back to Pakistan, is showing all her …
  • Availability of foreign players won't be an issue when PSL 5 returns: Javed 03 Apr 2020 07:56 Lahore Qalandars head coach said his team’s foreign contingent felt safe in Pakistan Lahore Qalandars head coach Aaqib Javed has claimed that availability of foreign players will not be an issue when the remaining matches of the now-suspended fifth season …
  • LESCO official checks safety measures at four subdivisions 03 Apr 2020 07:23 Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO) South Circle SE Manzoor Hussain paid surprise visits to Saddar, Zarrar Shaheed Road, Guldasht Town and Altaf Colony subdivisions where he checked the staff attendance. He also checked the safety measures against …
  • Govt getting data of labourers, daily wagers: Anser Majeed 03 Apr 2020 07:23 Provincial Minister for Labour & Human Resource Ansar Majeed Khan attended the meeting of task force set up on the special instructions of Chief Minister Usman Buzdar, as deputy convener. The meeting was chaired by Provincial Minister for Industry …
  • Shaukat Khanum providing free corona tests to the deserving 03 Apr 2020 07:23 Shaukat Khanum, Lahore, is providing free coronavirus test to deserving patients. Shaukat Khanum Hospital is leading from the front in fight against coronavirus in this time of national need, said the spokesperson of the hospital in a press statement …
  • Pakistan, Bangladesh try to stop Friday prayers to avert coronavirus spike 03 Apr 2020 07:21 ISLAMABAD/DHAKA, April 3 (Reuters) - Police in Pakistan will enforce a strict lockdown to prevent people from going to mosques to offer Friday prayers and fuel a rise in coronavirus infection, officials said, after failing to prevent large …
  • Urban gardening is the future of healthy living 03 Apr 2020 07:08 Exploring the ins and outs of how you can begin to start growing in your own backyards and balconies. Whether it’s a window, balcony, garage, patio or lawn — what makes urban farming a particularly viable avocation in our fast-paced daily lives is that it …
  • Coronavirus updates, April 3: Latest news on the COVID-19 pandemic from Pakistan and around the world 03 Apr 2020 06:40 KARACHI / LAHORE / ISLAMABAD / PESHAWAR / QUETTA: The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 2,450 on Friday after new infections were confirmed in the country. The province-wise break up of the total number of cases as of …
  • NAB gets transit remand of Jang chief editor 03 Apr 2020 06:09 LAHORE: An accountability court on Tuesday granted the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) transmit remand of Jang group editor-in-chief Mir Shakilur Rehman to attend funeral of his elder brother in Karachi. Mr Rehman, at present, is on physical remand …
  • Chlorine spray at CPO Lahore 03 Apr 2020 05:09 Chlorine spray at CPO Lahore LAHORE: Buildings of all branches of Central Police Office have been disinfected with chlorine water spray. Chlorine water spray will be helpful in elimination of germs causing Corona along with other diseases. As per …
  • 101 preachers among 141 more Covid-19 patients in Lahore 03 Apr 2020 04:33 LAHORE: A woman died of coronavirus in the provincial capital which also witnessed a sharp spike in cases after 101 more members at Tableeghi Jamaat Headquarters at Raiwind City tested positive for the virus besides 40 citizens in other parts of the city …
  • 2 PIA flights depart for Toronto from Lahore 03 Apr 2020 02:01 2 PIA flights depart for Toronto from Lahore ISLAMABAD: Two flights of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) carrying Canadians have left for Toronto from Karachi and Lahore on Thursday. According to media reports the flight operation was resumed on the …
  • People protest against hunger in Lahore locality 02 Apr 2020 02:02 People protest against hunger in Lahore locality Lahore: People in Kot Lakhpat came out on the streets to protest against hunger. Women said they need food to eat at home. There said there are bills and rents to pay in the absence of work and money. They …
  • Water usage in Lahore increases 02 Apr 2020 02:00 Water usage in Lahore increases LAHORE: The increase in daily water consumption due to repeated hand washing by citizens as a measure to fight coronavirus is putting an enormous pressure on underground water aquifer as well as an extra financial burden on …
  • Lockdown tightened in Lahore: Order for closing shops at 5pm leads to rush of buyers at stores 02 Apr 2020 02:00 Lockdown tightened in Lahore: Order for closing shops at 5pm leads to rush of buyers at stores LAHORE: As the Punjab government tightened the lockdown in the provincial metropolis, the city witnessed rush of people at grocery stores, meat shops and other …
  • Lahore administration says Raiwind residents being cared for amid lockdown 01 Apr 2020 18:45 LAHORE: As the Raiwind lockdown entered its second day, Lahore’s administration said that they were taking care of the residents’ needs while also disinfecting the vicinity to curb the spread of coronavirus. Deputy Commissioner Danish Afzal told Pakistan …
  • Antimalarial drugs indicated improvement in coronavirus patients in Lahore: Dr Aslam 01 Apr 2020 12:23 Antimalarial drugs indicated improvement in coronavirus patients in Lahore: Dr Aslam LAHORE: Different hospitals across Punjab  have started administering antimalarial drugs to coronavirus patients after they showed improvement in those who recovered from …