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CM Buzdar announces projects worth Rs7bn for Bahawalpur  

BAHAWALPUR: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Khan Buzdar on Sunday announced different mega projects worth Rs7 billion for three districts, including Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan and Bahawalnagar. Chairing a high-level meeting in Bahawalpur, Sardar Usman Khan Buzdar announced to provide additional funds of Rs69 million for the extending project of water supply pipeline in Cholistan desert, including water supply pipeline from Kudwala to Banna Post in Cholistan. He said that an additional ring road will soon be completed in…

CM Buzdar reaches Bahawalpur to chair cabinet’s meeting tomorrow

BAHAWALPUR: Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar has reached Bahawalpur on a three days visit, where he will hold Punjab cabinet's meeting tomorrow, ARY News reported on Friday.  As per details of his Bahawalpur's visit, CM Buzdar will preside a meeting of the cabinet tomorrow, while also scheduled to hold important meetings. Earlier he was presented guard of honour by the police at Airport, upon his arrival in the area. Meetings of the Punjab cabinet will be called on in different divisions of the province in…

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…