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Five Multan university students arrested for kidnapping professor

MULTAN: Police on Wednesday arrested five students and recovered a professor of Bahauddin Zakariya University who was made hostage by them in Multan, ARY News reported. Police rounded up the suspects with the help of surveillance camera footage and seized weapons from their possession.  According to details, in the eyebrow-raising incident, a group of students belonging to the student wing of a political party, the PSF, kidnapped Professor Wasif Noman Ansari allegedly for giving them poor marks in examinations.…

Plan devised for Nishtar Hospital II in Multan: CM Punjab

LAHORE:  Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Tuesday presided over separate meetings of members of the provincial assembly belonging to Multan and Sahiwal divisions at Punjab Assembly. Addressing the meetings, the chief minister said that said that he is well aware of problems of South Punjab and and added that practical steps will be taken instead of indulging in any lip service. "A plan has been devised to start Nishtar Hospital-II in Multan. I will personally monitor the field situation by visiting…

The female car mechanic driving change in Multan

MULTAN: Since picking up a wrench as one of the first female car mechanics in conservative society, Uzma Nawaz has faced two common reactions: shock and surprise. And then a bit of respect. The 24-year-old spent years overcoming entrenched gender stereotypes and financial hurdles en route to earning a mechanical engineering degree and netting a job with an auto repairs garage in the eastern city of Multan. "I took it up as a challenge against all odds and the meagre financial resources of my family," Nawaz told AFP.…

Mobile phones banned in public schools of Multan

MULTAN: District Education Authority of Multan has banned use of mobile phones inside the public schools, ARY News reported. CEO Education Multan on Tuesday said cellphones would be submitted with the principal and the teachers would get it back before leaving the school.  A notification in this regard reads, "It has been observed that teachers get into their mobile phones during school time which affects children's education. Therefore, it is directed that nobody should use mobile phones during the school timing.…

Winning candidate against Shah Mahmood from PP-217 disqualified

MULTAN: During July 25 polls, independent candidate Muhammad Salman, who won against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Shah Mahmood Qureshi on PP-217 seat from Multan, was declared disqualified on Monday. The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) announced the decision in favor of a petition challenging the eligibility of Muhammad Salman that he does not meet the required age to be a lawmaker. The ECP stated, “According to National Database Registration Authority (NADRA) records, Muhammad Salman was under 25 years and…

Eight-year-old dies after being tortured by teacher

MULTAN: An eight-year-old girl who was brutally tortured by a teacher in Multan, has succumbed to injuries and died after seven days of agony. Noor Fatima who was a student at a local seminary was beaten up by her teacher to an extent that resulted in paralysis from the neck down. After the unfortunate incident, the child was taken to the local clinic and later was shifted to Nishtar Hospital where doctors informed the family about the serious condition of the child, According to doctors, Fatima's neck was…

Multan rickshaw driver aims to beat political bigwigs in Elections 2018.

Multan: Tired of empty promises, a rickshaw driver decides to compete the biggest name in Pakistan's political scenario as an independent candidate on the insistence of the people of his locality. Muhammad Siddiq, will be contesting the General elections 2018 from PP 215 Multan against 12 other candidates from prominent parties. While speaking to ARY News, Muhammad said, “My people forced me to contest the elections. I said to them I a poor man I don’t have such resources. They said don’t worry, we are with you, you…

Bilawal speaks to Multan, promises employment, women empowerment and hunger elimination

SHUJABAD: Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Monday spoke to people of Shujabad city of Multan district and promised employment, women empowerment and elimination of hunger if people vote for his party, ARY News reported. Flanked by former premier Yousuf Raza Gilani, Bilawal said that he is the only party leader who is not running his election campaign by abusing his political opponents but has come with a proper manifesto for public good. "We will bring food cards and will open…

ECP airs concern over ‘harassment’ of candidates in Punjab

ISLAMABAD: Expressing concern over the purported harassment and threats to election candidates in Narowal and Multan, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Sunday asked the interim chief ministers of the four provinces to ensure their security and protection.   The electoral body wrote to the CMs and chief secretaries of the four provinces to provide security to all candidates at once. The letter comes in the backdrop of the reports that a PML-N candidate, Rana Iqbal Siraj, was allegedly beaten up by security…

Multan court bans Reham’s tell-all book

MULTAN:  A civil court in Multan on Tuesday issued a stay order, banning publication of PTI chief Imran Khan’s former wife Reham Khan’s upcoming tell-all autobiography till June 9, ARY News reported.   The court issued the injunction on an application filed by Advocate Ghulam Mustafa, who sought a restraining order against publication and circulation of the book. It directed the respondents - Reham, Pakistan’s former ambassador to the US Hussain Haqqani and Pakistan Electronic Media and Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) -…