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Govt re-investigating Model Town tragedy: minister

LAHORE: Punjab Minister for Information and Culture, Fayaz-ul-Hassan Chohan, has said that said the Model Town tragedy is being re-investigated and legal action will be taken against those who were involved in it. Talking to the media here, Chohan said the bureaucracy had to work under law to follow the orders of the government and it should not accept orders which were against rules, regulations and laws. The minister said the bureaucracy should not accept any pressure and should work under the law. He claimed,…

Girl, boy’s dead bodies found in separate murder incidents after Kasur tragedy

BAHAWALPUR: Dead body of another young girl has been found in Bhalwal Tehsil of Bahawlpur on Thursday, hardly within two days of tragic murder of minor girl Zainab, while a boy was also found dead in Pattoki in a separate incident, ARY News reported. The 16-year-old, Sajida Parveen, stepped out of her home in Tasawwurabad area of Bhalwal on Wednesday night for some work and did not return back since then. Relatives of the victim looked for the girl but to no avail. The girl was strangulated to death and her body was…

Model Town tragedy: Asif Zardari, Qadri unanimously demand Shehbaz Sharif’s resignation

LAHORE: Former president Asif Ali Zardari and Chairman Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Tahir-ul-Qadri on Thursday unanimously demanded resignation from Chief Minister Punjab over the Model Town incident, ARY News reported. Expressing support of the Pakistan Peoples Party for the tragedy, Zardari threatened to take to streets and launch a campaign against Shehbaz, if he did not resign following publicising of Baqer Najfi report. " We equally share grief on Model Town incident and stand by heirs of the victims and the PAT.…

Pseudo liberals awaited tragedy in Faizabad Interchange sit-in: Abrar-ul-Haq

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader and prominent singer Abrar-ul-Haq said pseudo liberals in Pakistan were eagerly awaiting an outbreak of civil war in the aftermaths of recent developments that unfolded following the Faizabad Interchange sit-in protest in Islamabad, ARY News reported. “It’s my personal opinion that pseudo liberals are being puppet and played by foreign forces. Presumably, the same people were behind alteration of Khatam-e-Nubuwwat (finality of the Prophet (SAWW) clause,” he said talking to…

PM vows ‘thorough inquiry’ into Bahawalpur oil tanker incident

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif arrived in Bahawalpur on Monday morning where he was briefed about the Ahmedpur Sharqia oil tanker tragedy. Speaking on the occasion, he ordered Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif to hold thorough inquiry into the incident and vowed the probe won’t be abandoned without its complete findings. Read: Oil tanker fire kills 140, injures 100 in Bahawalpur PM Sharif said deceased persons of the oil tanker tragedy will be given Rs 2 million each, while injured persons were being given Rs…

Family members of missing pilgrims slam govt apathy

KARACHI: Saddened over not being able to locate their loved ones and hit by the apathy of the government, the relatives and family members of pilgrims disappeared during Hajj stampede in Saudi Arabia made it to the Karachi Press Club on Tuesday evening with a glimmer of hope that highlighting of their plight by media could bring them some help.

Nation pays homage to Peshawar school martyrs

ISLAMABAD: Countrywide ceremonies were arranged to commemorate the martyrs of the barbaric terrorists’ attack on Army Public School in Peshawar on December 16 that left 150 people dead, most of them children, ARY News reported Friday.