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Punjab chief minister presents 100-day performance report

LAHORE: Presenting his 100-day performance report, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar it was time that we built the 'New Pakistan', ARY News reported. "Accepting the post of chief minister was an honour as well as a challenge for me," he said, while detailing the PM about his performance in the first 100 days, adding that Imran Khan smashed the status quo by appointing someone from a less-developed district on this crucial post. On carving out a separate province in Punjab, Usman Buzdar said an executive council had…

Punjab CM Buzdar inaugurates Maralla hydropower project

SIALKOT: Chief Minister of Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar inaugurated Head Maralla Hydropower Project on Monday (today) near Sialkot. Provincial Secretary for Power Amir Jan briefed the chief minister about the power project during the ceremony. Chief Minister Buzdar addressing the inaugural ceremony said that the Head Maralla Power Project will help to address the power crisis. He announced that the construction of Pasroor and Head Maralla road will be completed soon. He also announced establishment of an economic…

Govt deploys Dolphin Force in Murree to ensure tourists’ safety

ISLAMABAD: In the wake of a major highway robbery and viral videos of tourists being harassed by local traders, the Murree Municipal Corporation has deployed the Dolphin Force to provide a safe environment and restore the confidence of tourists. An official of Murree Municipal Administration said that banners have also been unfurled at 17 key intersections which list key numbers of the local civil administration. Moreover, a control room and a help desk have been created. The official also rejected the ongoing social…

Shehbaz Sharif departs for Saudi Arabia after party nomination for PM office

RIYADH: Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday left for Saudi Arabia to hold ‘important’ meetings with Saudi officials, besides performing Umra. Shehbaz Sharif is also expected to meet Saudi crown prince Mohammad bin Salman during his visit to the Kingdom. In an official press release, it was said that the chief minister will hold key meetings in the Kingdom. However, no further details were shared about the nature of meetings. The visit comes at a time when ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N)…

Ritual washing of Data Ganj Bakhsh shrine performed

LAHORE: The ghusal (washing) ceremony of the Shrine of Hazrat Ali Bin Usman Ali Hajveri, popularly known as Data Ganj Bakhsh was performed here on Saturday. Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, provincial ministers - Zaeem Qadri, Bilal Yaseen and others participated in the ceremony, which is performed ahead of the Sufi saint’s annual Urs ceremonies. The tomb was washed with rose water. All arrangements have almost been finalized for the three-day long festival marking the Urs of Hazrat Data…

Shahbaz departs for London amid clamor for Model Town report release

LONDON: Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Shahbaz Sharif on Saturday left for London amid the clamor for releasing Model Town probe report. CM Punjab’s departure has come at a time when the provincial government is being pressurized for release of Model Town incident report which claimed 14 lives of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) workers. Earlier today, PAT petitioned Lahore High Court (LHC) to initiate contempt proceedings against Shahbaz Sharif and the provincial Chief Secretary over defiance to court orders for releasing the…

ECP issues notice to PML-N for using state machinery in NA-120 campaign

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday demanded a written response from Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) after serving a notice to the ruling party over allegations of using state machinery in NA-120 by-election for Kulsoom Nawaz, wife of ousted PM Nawaz Sharif. The notice has been served to the PML-N’s campaign in-charge – Pervaiz Malik – directing him to submit his reply within three days while warning him to refrain from using state machinery for Kulsoom Nawaz’s campaign. It also…

PAT chief vows to campaign against Shehbaz on return in Aug

LAHORE: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Chairman Dr Muhammad Tahir ul Qadri on Monday announced to return to Pakistan from Canada on August 8 to launch campaign against incumbent Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Shehbaz Sharif who has been nominated for the prime minister’s seat by the ruling Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N). In a statement on the eve of National Assembly’s session to elect a new leader of the house, Qadri said the incumbent Punjab CM is an accused in the Model Town incident while declaring his nomination for…