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PM Imran lays foundation stone of women university in Sialkot

SIALKOT: Universities play vital role in progress of a country, said Prime Minister Imran Khan while laying foundation stone of women university in Sialkot on Wednesday.             Addressing the groundbreaking ceremony, PM Imran said “The more amount of money is spent on education, the more a nation progresses.” He said that the United States became super power due to the universities.   He underscored the need of modern education and promotion of information technology in the country. " Our youth is our real asset,"…

After recount, Khawaja Asif remains winner in NA-73

SIALKOT: After a recount, Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) stalwart Khawaja Asif remained victorious in the electoral battle against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Usman Dar in NA-73, Sialkot.  Mr. Dar, who lost the election to the former foreign minister, approached the returning officer seeking a recount of votes. The RO, however, turned down his request for recounting the complete votes cast in the constituency and allowed a recount of only 7,300 rejected votes and 174 postal ballots of 15 polling…

Khawaja Asif files nomination papers for Sialkot NA seat

LAHORE: After being declared eligible to contest elections by the Supreme Court, former foreign minister and PML-N leader Khawaja Asif is set to run in the July 25 general elections as he filed his nomination papers for a National Assembly seat (NA-73) and provincial assembly seat (PP-37) in Sialkot on Sunday.  Speaking to the media after filing the nomination papers, he said the people will give their verdict on July 25. He expressed a resolve that he will uphold the respect and sanctity of the people's vote and will…

3 children, woman killed in cross-border firing by Indian forces

SIALKOT: Four people, three children among them, were killed and 10 others wounded when Indian forces resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violations from across the Working Boundary in Sialkot. The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said three children and a woman were among those killed in the cross-border firing by Indian forces. The military’s media wing said the Punjab Rangers are befittingly responding to the Indian troops. Meanwhile, Acting Foreign Secretary summoned Indian High Commissioner and condemned the…

Two women martyred, five injured in Indian firing along Working Boundary

RAWALPINDI: Two women embraced martyrdom and five other civilians including three women sustained gunshot wounds when Indian Border Security Force resorted to unprovoked firing along working boundary in Sialkot, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement on Thursday. According to the army’s media wing, the civilians were targeted in an unprovoked cross-border firing in Chaprar sector’s Kundan Pur village of Sialkot city. Punjab Rangers conducted retaliatory firing and responded to neutralize the Indian…

Man tortures special children in Sialkot

SIALKOT: A fresh video clip has surfaced in which a man can be seen torturing special children in a bus, ARY News reported. This is reportedly third incident of torture on physically challenged kids in Punjab. The latest footage is reportedly from Sialkot in which a man brutally beats a deaf and mute boy and pulls head scarf of a girl. The guy can be seen shoving the boy here and there in the bus. This torture terrified the other schoolkids as well. When one girl summoned courage to protest against this behavior, she…

PTI all set for power show in Sialkot today

SIALKOT: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) will demonstrate its political power today (Sunday) in Sialkot at a rally where party chairman Imran Khan and other key leaders will deliver public speeches, ARY News reported. Political figures from various parties are also expected to announce their joining in Khan led PTI, sources said. All arrangements for public gathering at Jinnah Stadium have been finalized and  inspected by various party leaders till Saturday late night. Earlier, PTI chairman Imran had released a…

Imran calls for participation is ‘historic’ rally in Sialkot on May 7

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan calls on Thursday released a video message calling for maximum participation in the upcoming public gathering on May 7 in Sialkot. The PTI chairman also called on the entire nation to stand against the 'corrupt' prime minister by urging them to participate in the rally.  Imran Khan appealed to everyone to join PTI’s public gathering at Jinnah Stadium due in Sialkot on May 7. “I would like to invite everyone to the historic rally Jinnah stadium  in…

Speeding truck kills 80 sheep in Sialkot road mishap

SIALKOT: Around 80 sheep were crushed to death and over 100 injured under the wheels of a speeding truck in Sialkot on Friday, police officials said. The incident took place when a large herd of sheep came onto the path of two dumper trucks which were racing each other on Marala Road of Sialkot. A dumper truck driver lost control and ran over the sheep, killing at least 80 animals. Over a hundred other sheep were left injured in the incident. The herdsman also said to be injured in the accident. The mishap…

Traffic mess triggers ban on rickshaws in Sialkot

SIALKOT: The municipal authorities in Sialkot have decided to ban motorcycle-rickshaws in the city in a bid to tackle frequent gridlocks triggering traffic jams on daily basis. City mayor Chaudhry Tauheed Akhtar told the media persons about the decision and said the municipal corporation took the measure after discussing possible solutions of eradicating traffic mess with senior traffic police officers. According to some reports, the city administration has decided to ban all kinds of rickshaws plying on the roads.…