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Have Urdu films taken over Lollywood? Insiders weigh in

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LAHORE: This year witnessed the release of many Pakistani films, a lot of which fared well at the box office and went on to become super hits. However, majority of them were in Urdu. 2018 did not prove great for the Punjabi film industry as only six Punjabi films were released and not a single one of those […]

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ACE starts probe into Punjab Forest Department’s ‘missing’ land

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RAWALPINDI: The Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) has started investigating Punjab Forest Department’s ‘missing’ land in Islamabad, which is included in the district land revenue record but not in the Forest Department’s record for the last 18 years. During investigations into a case pertaining to a private housing society along Mouza Maloot, ACE found the old record […]

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Police chiefs in Punjab told to learn how to operate IT systems

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RAWALPINDI: The inspector general of police (IGP) Punjab has given senior police officers two weeks to learn how to operate the 17 IT software programs introduced in the police department to improve service delivery. In a directive to all divisional and district police officers, the IGP expressed concern over the lack of interest by senior […]

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Cleanliness, plantation drives in full swing in Punjab

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LAHORE/BAHAWALPUR: Bahawalpur Deputy Commissioner Shozab Saeed chaired a meeting to review the steps taken in connection with the Clean and Green Punjab campaign. It was stated in the meeting that during the Clean and Green Punjab drive, encroachments have been cleared, including 2,880 handcarts and 1,022 encroachments outside shops. The authorities also issued notices to 5,543 […]

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FIA finds the educated ‘equally vulnerable’ to online bank fraud

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LAHORE: The Federal Investigation Agency, Punjab, claimed on Wednesday to have arrested 15 suspects [this week] in connection with the online bank fraud in which ‘impostors’ allegedly deprived people of millions of rupees. Some of the victims include well-educated people. “We have a case with us in which a retired army officer has been defrauded […]

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The greening of Punjab

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Few could disagree with the latest good-news initiative launched by the government on Monday 8th October. Pakistan is to become ‘Clean and Green’ according to Prime Minister Imran Khan who has something of a track record when it comes to planting and tidying-up. A number of cleanliness events were held across Punjab in urban and rural […]

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Rights violations by Punjab police irk NCHR chief

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ISLAMABAD:The National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) chairman Ali Nawaz Chohan on Tuesday expressed serious reservations and displeasure over the performance of Punjab police force. After hearing the plea of a father, whose young son had allegedly been killed by the police in an encounter, Chohan showed grave concern over the police’s attitude, especially in […]

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Uber parks in Lahore, announces start of operations

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LAHORE: In a development that would definitely spice up the transport business in Lahore, Uber Technologies – a global taxi-dispatch service app – has formally begun operations in Punjab’s provincial capital. The launch comes at a time when Punjab is taking the lead in not only upgrading its road network, but also refining the landscape […]

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Private TV broadcasts to be suspended in Punjab if tax not revoked: Cable operators

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LAHORE: Pakistan Cable Operator Association has announced to suspend three-hour transmission of all private channels from Thursday (tomorrow) till a week to protest against tax imposed by Punjab Revenue Authority. Addressing a press conference at the Lahore Press Club Tuesday, the head of all Pakistan Cable Operator Association, Captain Jabbar (retd) said the transmission of […]

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Punjab’s war on child labour

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A society’s moral health is gauged by the kind of treatment it metes out to its women, the elderly and children. Children form the most vulnerable group, most likely to be exposed to exploitation and abuse. Children are the architects of the future and thus their physical, emotional, and psychological welfare should be on the […]

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Information commission hits a snag over finances, staff shortage

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LAHORE: The implementation of the Punjab Transparency and Right to Information Act of 2013 faces hurdles such as the lack of finances and awareness among the public. “There is a flood of information untapped in Punjab which should be used for research, governance, problem solution and so on, but the information seekers in the province […]

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Houbara Foundation International Pakistan will soon release 220 Houbara bustards bred in Abu Dhabi. These birds are from the blood-line of Pakistan’s resident species and are being donated by the International Fund for Houbara Conservation based in Abu Dhabi, UAE, to augment Pakistan’s current population of the species in the wild. It was decided in […]

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Woman killed, 56 hurt as 6.9 magnitude quake hits parts of Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD/ LAHORE /PESHAWAR: At least one woman was killed and 56 persons were injured in Peshawar after a strong earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale struck various parts of Pakistan on early Saturday morning. In Peshawar, one woman was killed and 56 persons, including seven women, were injured due to landsliding. The wall of […]

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The potential power of social media

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The swift action taken by Punjab Police at the giant Hafeez Centre Plaza, Lahore’s largest IT market, from where dozens of anti-Ahmadi posters were removed from shop fronts, is of course to be lauded. The posters, which had gone up as a part of the local government election campaign, carried slogans stating that the establishments […]

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