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PM calls meeting of South Punjab Executive Council

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will preside over the meeting of South Punjab Executive Council (SPEC) on Monday (today), ARY News reported. The prime minister has called the meeting of the council on a request from the members of the body. Chief Minister of Punjab Usman Buzdar and members of the federal committee on South Punjab province will attend the meeting, sources said. According to sources, the council will present its recommendations for an adhoc secretariat of the proposed South Punjab province. The…

Bahawalpur: Three die in roof collapse amid heavy rainfall

BAHAWALPUR: A house roof-top collapsed during rainfall leaving three people dead in Bahawalpur, ARY News reported on Thursday. According to local officials, five people were also injured in the incident and were transferred to hospital for medical attendance. The torrential rains in Punjab have caused several deaths. The death toll in rain-related incidents in Lahore has soared to 15. According to rescue and police sources, at least 15 people died in different rain-related incidents in the provincial capital. Most…

PM calls for consensus to create new provinces

BAHAWALPUR: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Saturday stressed the need for evolving political consensus to create new provinces in the country. He was addressing public gathering after inauguration of forty-five kilometer Jalalpur Pirwala-Uch Sharif section of National Highway near Bahawalpur. Highlighting the PML-N government’s performance, the premier said the government under the leadership of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif carried out more development work than any other government over the last 70…

Domestic Violence: In-laws shave woman’s head in Bahawalpur

 BAHAWALPUR: In a shocking case of domestic violence, a woman's head was allegedly shaved by her in-laws in Ahmedpur Sharqia subdivision of Bahawalpur district, ARY News reported on Monday. Safia, a mute woman, who, along with her family members is staging protest in Ahmedpur Sharqia, claims that she wants justice as she was not only severely tortured by her in-laws but they also shaved her head over some minor domestic dispute. Accompanied only be her family, the physically challenged woman, uses sign language…

Maryam Nawaz accuses Imran Khan of colluding with Zardari for Senate chairman’s election

 BAHAWALPUR: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Maryam Nawaz on Friday accused PTI chief Imran Khan of colluding with Asif Ali Zardari for election of Senate chairman and predicted that this "drama" too will fail like the January 17 all parties-protest, ARY News reported. Speaking to party workers and supporters in Bahawalpur, Maryam Nawaz claimed that Imran Khan "selling people's mandate and trust" by "handing over" his party's senators to Balochistan Chief Minister Quddus Bizenjo for election of Senate…

PML-N all set to hold public rally in Bahawalpur today

BAHAWALPUR: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is all set to hold a public rally today (Friday) at Dring Stadium in Bahawalpur city of Punjab. All arrangements have been finalized and the venue has been decorated with party flags and posters. The PML-N leaders have stepped up their pre-election campaign across the country, particularly in Punjab in an apparent move to solicit support for the upcoming general elections in 2018. Former premier Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz are expected to address the…

300 MW Bahawalpur Solar Power Project to be completed in November 2017: CM Punjab

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif on Saturday said that the  300 MW Bahawalpur Solar Power Project by Turkish investors will be completed in November this year. Addressing different delegations of Turkish investors in Istanbul on Saturday, he said he is grateful to the Turkish leadership for their cooperation in various fields. The Chief Minister said Bahawalpur Solar Power Project will be the first one to provide low cost electricity to the people. Later, addressing a delegation of Pakistani…

Bahawalpur inferno: At least 88 victims identified through DNA tests

BAHAWALPUR: Disbursing the compensation money to heirs of Ahmepur Sharqia inferno victims, City Assistant Commissioner Mahar Abdul Rauf confirmed that as many as 88 victims of oil tanker tragedy have been identified through results of DNA tests received by the location administration from the laboratory in Lahore. He anticipated more DNA test results within a week. Talking to a local newspaper, he said after the test results, the heirs of the victims were identified and taken to tagged graves of their relatives at…

OGRA holds Shell company responsible for Bahawalpur inferno

ISLAMABAD: Holding Shell Pakistan Ltd (SPL) responsible for Ahmedpur Sharqia inferno, Pakistan’s Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) on Friday has ordered the subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell to pay about Rs10 million as penalty against the damages inflicted in wake of oil tanker blast, claiming over 200 lives. The tragic incident took place a day before Eid-ul-Fitr on June 25 after oil container carrying gasoline for the company rolled over causing fuel leakage. The report compiled by the OGRA revealed that the…