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Motorway police officer killed while helping stranded motorists on motorway

LODHRAN: A Motorway police officer was killed after being hit by a bus while helping stranded motorists on motorway near Lodhran on Sunday. According to rescue officials, sub-inspector Saeed Khan was clearing the motorway for traffic by helping remove vehicles stranded on the motorway owing to an accident when a fast-moving bus ran over him. He suffered serious wounds and died before being shifted to a medical facility. A spokesperson for the Motorway police said the deceased was an honest and brave officer. His…

Ali Tareen announces not to fight July 25 polls

LODHRAN: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Jahangir Tareen's son Ali Tareen has announced not to contest the July 25 elections from NA-161 Lodhran owing to his educational engagements abroad. In a video message, Tareen, who had earlier obtained nomination papers for a National Assembly constituency in Lodhran, said there are many suitable candidates to run in the coming elections from this constituency. He said those who can serve constituents in true sense by giving them sufficient time deserved to contest the…

Teenager arrested for raping, murdering six-year-old cousin in Lodhran

LODHRAN: Police said on Sunday they have arrested the suspected rapist and murderer of six-year-old girl in Dunyapur, Lodhran district. The minor girl, who had gone missing last Sunday, was found dead in a pond near graveyard in Dunyapur on Friday. Police said the child, a resident of Ward 2 in Dunyapur, went missing from her house on Feb 18. The body of the child was taken to the Lodhran DHQ Hospital for medical examination, which police said, confirmed that she was sexually abused before her captor murdered her.…

People’s thumb more powerful than umpire’s finger, says Nawaz Sharif

LODHRAN: Deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif says he is sensing a ‘good atmosphere’ in days to come as the election is drawing near. “When it comes to decision making, people’s thumb is more powerful than umpire’s finger,” he says. Speaking to the workers convention in Lodhran, Mr. Sharif expressed his resentment with his ouster following court’s verdict and asked the rally participants: “Will you keep witnessing your elected PM facing this embarrassment over and again?” In an indirect reference to Imran Khan,…

Country can’t progress until sanctity of vote established, says Sharif

LAHORE: Deploring his ouster once more, former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said there is a dire need to establish the sanctity of vote in the country. Talking to media here, he vowed to continue his campaign for respect of the vote. Referring to Lodhran by-election results, Sharif said the masses have announced their verdict in favour of ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N). He said the masses have rejected the politics of agitation and lies. “Who had believed PML-N would emerge triumphant…

PTI should accept Lodhran by-poll success as Nawaz Sharif’s victory, insists Waqas Sheikh

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) leader Waqas Sheikh on Tuesday said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) should accept the success of the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) in Lodhran by-poll as the victory of disqualified prime minister Nawaz Sharif, ARY News reported. "If Jahangir Tareen's last victory in the by-election was a PTI and its narrative's victory then they should follow their own practice and accept this victory as the victory of Nawaz Sharif," he said while talking to ARY News program 'Off The…

Sharif says PML-N victory in Lodhran by-poll vindicates his stance

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday questioned why those who breached the Constitution and arrested judges are not being brought to accountability. Speaking to the media after appearance before an accountability court in the federal capital, Nawaz Sharif, who seemed contented over the unexpected victory of the PML-N in NA-154 by-election in Lodhran, said the result vindicated his stance that he was being subjected to revengeful accountability. He asked how long they will have to appear before…