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Police arrest accused involved in infant’s killing on command of fake ‘faith healer’

SARGODHA: The police have arrested father along with six others, involved in the killing of 18 months old infant at the suggestion of a fake ‘faith healer’, ARY News reported on Monday. As per details of the gruesome incident, Mutahir Rasool, the father of the deceased baby girl was asked to kill his 18-month-old daughter by the fake 'faith healer' as she was under influence of "evil spirit." The police have arrested the father along with six other accused, involved in killing of infant and registered a case against…

Six students, driver die as bus collides with school van in Sargodha

BHALWAL: In a horrific accident near Salim Interchange in Sargodha, a passenger bus collided with a school van killing six students and the van driver on the spot. According to sources, the van was en route to college when it collided with the passenger bus leaving six students and the driver dead.Three more students were injured, who have been shifted to the DHQ Hospital. The driver of the passenger van fled from the scene of the accident, while the student, protesting over the incident, have set ablaze the bus. The…

PML-N, PTI have held entire Punjab hostage: Bilawal

SARGODHA: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Wednesday said the party was still alive and present in Punjab, and he has set out to complete the incomplete mission of Benazir Bhutto and save the nation. Addressing a campaign rally in Sargodha, the PPP chairman said that two political parties have held the entire province hostage, and those indulging in right-wing politics have done nothing for Punjab. "Two political parties have held entire Punjab hostage. These right-wing parties have done…

Five of a family gunned down in Sargodha

SARGODHA: At least five members of a family, woman and children among them, were shot dead by unidentified armed men in a neighborhood of Sargodha district on Saturday morning. According to details, unidentified assailants stormed a house in  Chak 11 of Sargodha’s Bhalwal tehsil and opened fire indiscriminately at members of the family. As a result, a man, his wife and their two sons and a daughter died of fatal bullet wounds on the spot. After being informed of the incident, police and rescue teams reached the…

Polling for PP-30 Sargodha by-election underway

SARGODHA: Polling for by-election on the provincial assembly seat in Sargodha (PP-30) began on Sunday morning. Voting began at 8:00am and will continue till 5:00pm without any break. Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) candidate Yasir Zafar and PTI's Rao Sajid Mehmood are in the run for the seat, which fell vacant owing to the demise of former PML-N MPA Chauhdry Tahir Sindhu on January 8, 2018. A tough contest is being expected between the ruling PML-N and the opposition PTI candidates. The Election Commission…

PP-30 Sargodha by-election to be held tomorrow

SARGODHA: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has completed all arrangements to hold transparent and peaceful by-election in the provincial assembly constituency PP-30 Sargodha tomorrow (Sunday). A tough contest is expected between the candidates of ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and main opposition party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). The total registered voters in the constituency are 1,73,919 including 98,145 male and 75,774 female. As many as 137 polling stations have been set up in the…

Court’s ruling to unseat Sharif boosts PML-N, says Maryam

SARGODHA: Former premier Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz on Saturday said the Supreme Court’s latest ruling has boosted, unified and strengthened Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N). Addressing the social media convention of the ruling PML-N, she said the position of her father has become stronger in the party following the ruling on petitions challenging the Elections Act 2017. Calling upon the party supporter to exercise restraint over the top court’s decision, Maryam said it is the testing time for her family,…

Dual standard of justice in country unacceptable, says Nawaz Sharif

SARGODHA: Deploring the 'double standard' of justice, former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday said the court set a different standard of justice for Imran Khan in a disqualification case. Addressing a public rally in Kot Momin here, ousted PM Sharif said Khan was vindicated by the courts despite he admitted of owning an offshore company. "Dual standard of justice is travesty of justice," he underscored. "The supremacy of law will be restored at any cost," Sharif added. Referring to Khan’s excessive criticism,…

Maryam Nawaz deplores sacking of elected PM on Iqama

SARGODHA: Soliciting support from the masses for her father, former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz on Saturday deplored her father’s ouster, stating, Sharif was disqualified for merely possessing a foreign work-permit (Iqama). Addressing a public gathering in Kot Momin here, Maryam said her father was punished for undertaking countrywide development projects and became a victim of political mudslinging. “Iqama is a visa,” she thundered in response to a question which she posed towards the public.…

Zardari calls on PPP workers to strengthen Bilawal’s efforts

LAHORE: President Pakistan Peoples co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari has instructed party office bearers and workers to support and strengthen Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s efforts to win the next elections. The former president while speaking to a delegation of the party's officer bearers from Sargodha, said that the PPP will form the next government in the centre and provinces. The delegation included Tasnim Ahmed Qureshi, Malik Khalid Awan, Malik Rizwan Asif, Malik Khalid Dad, Naeem Sadiq, Sajjad Khan Baloch and Malik Anwer…