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Punjab hospitals to provide free medicine to emergency patients: Yasmeen Rashid

MULTAN: Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmeen Rashid on Monday announced that emergency departments of all hospitals in the province will now provide free medicine to patients, ARY News reported. Addressing media in Multan, the health minister said that as a part of PTI-led government's health reforms, the provincial setup has decided to direct all government-run hospitals in the province to provide free medicines in their emergency sections. "We are also introducing health cards and will distribute them in 36…

Members of Punjab CM’s cabinet take oath of office

LAHORE: The 23-member cabinet of Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar took oath of office at a ceremony held at Governor House, ARY News reported on Monday. Acting Punjab Governor Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi administered administered oath to the newly inducted provincial ministers. Chief Minister Punjab, Sardar Usman Ahmad Khan Buzdar also attended the ceremony. The provincial cabinet includes Mian Mahmood ur Rashid (Housing and Urban Development), Aleem Khan (Local Government and Community Development), Yasmeen Rashid…

PTI challenges results of NA-120 by-election

LAHORE: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) on Tuesday challenged the results of NA-120 by-election in the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). PTI candidate Dr Yasmeen Rashid, who lost the crucial by-election in Lahore to Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) candidate Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, the wife of the former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, filed a petition in the ECP calling for a probe into what she said massive irregularities in the by-election. Dr Yasmeen Rashid submitted in the petition that the ruling party…

NA-120 at a glance: PTI, PML-N in a fierce showdown

LAHORE: Polling for a momentous by-election in the National Assembly seat (NA-120) vacated after the disqualification of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif is underway with a tough contest between the PML-N’s candidate Begum Kulsoom Nawaz and PTI’s Dr Yasmeen Rashid. The NA-120 by-election has been dubbed as of paramount significance by political analysts for it was the very constituency that elected Nawaz Sharif before he was sent packing by the Supreme Court in the Panama Papers case. The Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz…

Campaigning picks up as NA-120 by-election draws near

LAHORE: With the by-election in NA-120 constituency inching closer, political parties have stepped up campaign to garner as much support as possible for their candidates in the run for the National Assembly seat. The PML-N, PTI and PPP candidates are among 44 candidates vying for the NA-120 seat vacated after the disqualification of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif by Supreme Court in Panamagate verdict. The by-poll in the constituency is scheduled to be held on Sept 17. On Sunday, Maryam Nawaz, the daughter of…

NA-120 by-election: Yasmeen laments ECP inaction over unverified voters

LAHORE: With the by-election in NA-120 constituency, vacated after disqualification of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, approaching fast, the electioneering by various candidates to garner as much support as possible has gained momentum. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Yasmeen Rashid carried with her door to door campaign on Saturday to convince the constituents of NA-120 to vote for her in the by-election scheduled to be held on Sept 17. Speaking to media, she took a swipe at the ruling Pakistan Muslim…

NA-120: Unidentified gunmen resort to aerial firing outside PTI office

LAHORE: In another incident, unidentified armed men resorted to aerial firing outside Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) election office at Sanda area in NA-120 constituency of Lahore, ARY News reported. This is the second such incident which the opposition party has blamed on the ruling Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) to harass rival parties ahead of by-election in the NA-120 vacated after the disqualification of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. Unidentified armed men resorted to aerial firing outside the PTI’s…

ECP releases final list of 44 candidates for NA-120 by-election

LAHORE: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Saturday issued final list of candidates in the run for by-election in NA-120 seat vacated after the disqualification of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. According to the details, of out of total 55 candidates, 44 will contest the by-election in the constituency as 11 candidates withdrew their nomination papers. Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) candidate Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, PTI’s Dr Yasmeen Rashid, PPP’s Faisal Mir and fourteen others have also been allotted…

Kulsoom Nawaz to contest NA-120 by-election

LAHORE: Former first lady Kulsoom Nawaz will contest by-election in the National Assembly constituency (NA-120) vacated after ouster of her spouse and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif due to a court verdict, ARY News reported. Pakistan Muslim league-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders - Asif Kirmani and Capt. (retd) Muhammad Safdar - filed Kulsoom's nominations papers in the election commission on Friday.     The former prime minister had earlier wished that his younger brother Shahbaz Sharif should take the mantle of power after…