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Police Chief orders change of automatic weapons, ban on exhibition

KARACHI (Web Desk) Police chief of Karachi Dr. Amir Shaikh, in an official memo has ordered Patrolling Police officials to change their automatic weapons.This order has been issued after multiple incidents of accidental shootings were reported.The notice further ordered the officials to avoid unnecessary exhibition of the automatic weapons in …

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PTI begins legal battle against Khawaja Asif’s victory from NA-73

LAHORE (Web Desk) Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Saturday challenged the election result of NA-73 (Sialkot) won by Khawaja Asif of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).PTI’s Usman Dar filed the plea with the election tribunal. After the July 25 polls, the ECP, on request of the PTI, had conducted recount of 7,300 …

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Pakistan, Saudi Arabia pledge to defeat terrorism

ISLAMABAD: (Web Desk) Reaffirming their intention to stand by each other at all times, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have pledged to continue their decades-old partnership to defeat the scourge of extremism and terrorism. The two countries reiterated the pledge during Prime Minister Imran Khan’s meetings with Saudi leadership in Jeddah …

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Chinese company offers to develop Balochistan’s mineral sector

QUETTA: (Web Desk) A research and investment Chinese company — MCC Tongsin Resources Ltd — has expressed its keen interest in developing the mineral sector of Balochistan. In a meeting with Chief Minister Jam Mir Kamal Khan Alyani on Wednesday, the MCC Tongsin President Wang Jincheng offered to explore natural …

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Denmark to help Punjab cope with diabetes

LAHORE: (Web Desk) Denmark will join hands with the Punjab government in the initiatives to create awareness about diabetes and its cure. A decision to the effect was taken during a meeting of Commercial Consul of Royal Danish Embassy Ali Mushtaq Butt and Commercial Adviser Aslam Pervez with Punjab Health …

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High noise, vibration levels noticed at OLMT sites

LAHORE: (Web Desk) The noise and vibration levels on various stretches of the Orange Line Metro Train route were recorded on the higher side on Wednesday. “No activity is going on as construction work has been completed. A track for the train has also been laid. But the reading on …

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LHC orders separate rooms for transpersons in hospitals

LAHORE: (Web Desk) The Lahore High Court directed Punjab government to ensure separate rooms in the OPDs of all public hospitals of the province for the treatment of transgender persons. The court issued the order on a petition moved by Advocate Ishtiaq Chaudhry and also sought recommendations from health department …

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Sweeper attempts to assault lady doctor

RAHIM YAR KHAN: (Web Desk) A sweeper allegedly tried to rape a woman medical officer in the emergency ward of the Shaikh Zayed Medical College and Hospital (SZMC&H) on Wednesday. Doctors said their colleague was alone in a room when the suspect tried to overpower her. She cried to alert …

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Tribesmen wish list: ‘Buzdar, bring us on par with settled areas’

DERA GHAZI KHAN: (Web Desk) The residents of mountainous tribal area of Rajanpur and Dera Ghazi Khan district say they have high hopes from Chief Minister Usman Buzdar to develop the poverty-stricken areas during his tenure. Local Government Assistant Director Malik Ramzan says the tribal areas of Dera Ghazi Khan …

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CDA forms team to inspect agro-farms on SC orders

ISLAMABAD: (Web Desk) The Capital Development Authority (CDA) on Wednesday formed a team to inspect agro-farms in the capital to point out construction violations by allottees. The CDA had planned for agro-farms to meet the city’s requirements for vegetables, fruits and poultry, but contrary to their purpose these farms have …

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