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  • Shaheer Niazi — teenager who put Pakistan on science map

    The team representing Pakistan at the International Young Physicists’ Tourna­ment was given the electric honeycomb phenomenon to present on and Shaheer’s twin sister, Khadija Niazi, was the team captain...

    Her paper — Solving core issues of early physics education in Pakistan — addresses the problem of paucity of women interested in careers in pure physics and sciences, while discussing novel ways to reach a wider audience...

  • PTV sacks 2 officials for airing 'incorrect' map of Pakistan

    State-run Pakistan Television (PTV) has fired two employees for airing an "incorrect map of Pakistan" that showing occupied Kashmir to be a part of Indian territory...

    In a tweet on Wednesday, the state broadcaster said: "Taking strict action on the recommendations of the inquiry committee designated to probe the airing of an incorrect image of a map of Pakistan on June 6 on PTV News, PTV management has terminated two officials found...

  • Pakpattan blast -- a tale of inflated ego, conspiracies and revenge

    SAHIWAL: Pakpattan water management district officer himself turns out to be the mastermind of the “blast” in his own office, according to police and some department insiders...

    EDO Shafiq said that to avenge denial of contract the three sub engineers, along with an clerk (an office-bearer of All Pakistan Clerks Association), barged in the DO office and physically threw him out...

  • Flood warning issued to Pakpattan villages

    SAHIWAL: The district administration of Pakpattan issued a flood warning to surrounding villages and katchi abadis located on both sides of the river Sutlej...

    Pakpattan DCO Javed Akhter Mahmood visited different villages and advised people to shift to safer places...

  • At least 15 killed in road accident near Pakpattan

    KHANEWAL: At least 15 people were killed when a bus carrying pilgrims to Haq Baho from Pakpattan overturned on Vehari road on Thursday, DawnNews reported...

    Details reveal that the bus was carrying around 54 pilgrims to Haq Baho when it turned turtle due to over speeding near Kacha Khuh area of Pakpattan District...

  • Pakpattan DPO's transfer stirs controversy, Punjab IG issues clarification

    The transfer of a district police officer (DPO) posted in Pakpattan stirred up a controversy on Monday as media reports suggested that the transfer was linked to an alleged altercation between the DPO and First Lady Bushra Maneka's former husband Khawar Fareed Maneka...

    According to Pakpattan police spokesperson Sajid Ali Anwar, Pakpattan DPO Rizwan Gondal's men stopped Maneka's car as he was travelling towards Pir Ghani on the night...

  • If Pakpattan DPO was transferred on someone's instructions, there will be trouble: CJP

    The Supreme Court on Friday initiated proceedings in a case pertaining to the sudden transfer of the District Police Officer (DPO) Pakpattan under controversial circumstances...

    Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar had on Thursday taken suo motu notice of the transfer of former Pakpattan DPO Rizwan Gondal, allegedly over an altercation with citizen Khawar Fareed Maneka, ex-husband of First Lady Bushra Imran...

  • Punjab police chief ordered to probe interference in Pakpattan DPO’s transfer

    Hearing the transfer case of Pakpattan District Police Officer (DPO) Rizwan Gondal, a three-judge Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar also ordered the top police official to inquire into the incidents of the night of Aug 5 when the daughter of Khawar Fareed Maneka — the former husband of the first lady Bushra Imran — was allegedly mistreated by police and Aug 24 when Mr Maneka was chased and stopped at a police...

  • Punjab CM did not influence Pakpattan DPO's transfer: IG Punjab's report

    Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar was only acting as a mediator and did not attempt to influence the police amidst the Pakpattan controversy that eventually led to the transfer of District Police Officer (DPO) Rizwan Gondal, former Punjab Inspector General of Police (IGP) Syed Kaleem Imam told the Supreme Court in his inquiry report on Wednesday...

    On August 31, Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar had taken suo motu notice of...

  • DPO Pakpattan transfer case: SC rejects IG Punjab's report

    The Supreme Court on Monday, while hearing a case pertaining to the transfer of the District Police Officer (DPO) Pakpattan, rejected a report submitted by the former Punjab Inspector General of Police (IGP) Syed Kaleem Imam...

    IGP Imam had submitted a report with regards to the Pakpattan DPO transfer case on Sept 12 in which he had said that Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar was only acting as a mediator and did not attempt to...

  • CJP demands written apology from Punjab CM in Pakpattan case

    Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Monday ordered Ahsan Jameel Gujjar, Advocate General for Punjab (AGP) Ahmed Awais and former inspector general of Punjab Kaleem Imam to submit an "unconditional apology" in the case regarding transfer of former Pakpattan district police officer (DPO) Rizwan Gondal...

  • Nawaz expected in SC for hearing of 1986 Pakpattan land alottment case

    Ousted premier and PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif is expected at the Supreme Court on Tuesday for the hearing of a case concerning allotment of Waqf property attached to the shrine of Hazrat Baba Fariduddin Masud Ganj Shakar in Pakpattan...

    Sharif is facing a charge that being the chief minister of Punjab in 1986 he ordered withdrawal of a notification of Dec 17, 1969 and allegedly allotted huge lands of Auqaf around Pakpattan to Dewan...

  • Pakpattan shrine case: Lawyer says Nawaz Sharif had no role in sale of land

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday took up a case pertaining to alleged illegal allotment of Waqf property attached to a Pakpattan shrine, involving former prime minister Nawaz Sharif...

    In its report, the JIT had recommended initiation of criminal proceedings against several individuals, including the then Punjab chief minister Nawaz Sharif for withdrawing a Dec 17, 1969 notification and allotting the huge land of Auqaf around Pakpattan...

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