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  • Six children among 10 dead in tanker collision near Nankana Sahib

    LAHORE: At least 10 people including six children died when a fireball erupted as a car collided with a tanker carrying liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) near Nankana Sahib on Wednesday, engulfing surrounding vehicles, officials said...

    Heavy fog that descends upon central and northern Pakistan in winter is a leading cause of road accidents...

  • Cousin of Nobel laureate Abdus Salam gunned down in Nankana Sahib

    A prominent local leader of the Ahmadi community and a relative of Nobel laureate Abdus Salam was gunned down in Nankana Sahib on Thursday morning in an attack claimed by the banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ)...

    Advocate Malik Saleem Latif, a leader of the Jamaat-e-Ahmadiya in Nankana Sahib, was on his way to a local court on a motorbike along with his son, Advocate Farhan, when Latif was targeted and shot at by "unidentified...

  • How a gurudwara in Nankana Sahib promoted Punjabi for centuries

    Gurudwara Patti Sahib is relatively small, as far as Sikh places of worship go...

    These were once reserved for pilgrims who would travel from across pre-Partition India to Nankana Sahib to celebrate Guru Nanak Jayanti, the birth anniversary of the first Sikh guru, after whom this Pakistani city is named...

  • Two Rescue 1122 workers suspended over alleged sexual assault of Sikh girl in Nankana Sahib

    Two Rescue 1122 workers have been suspended over their alleged involvement in the suspected sexual assault of a Sikh teenage girl at Nankana Sahib on October 27, a district emergency officer said on Monday...

    According to the first information report (FIR) registered with the City Nankana Sahib police by the victim’s family, the 15-year-old girl, who was also mentally challenged, went missing on Sunday...

  • Nankana violence was planned, alleges Farooq

    He said the May 14 incidents of violence and attack on him and the local ETPB office in Nankana were planned to damage “soft image” of Pakistan...

    He said both Nankana district coordination officer (DCO) and district police officer (DPO) on May 13 had assured the ETPB of retrieving the trust land from illegal occupants...

  • ‘PML-N leaders were behind Nankana incident’

    He said he found himself helpless and appealed to Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif to intervene in the matter and order an impartial inquiry into the Nankana tragedy...

    Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (PSGPC), headed by Sardar Sham Singh, had a case registered against the committee’s former chief Sardar Mastan Singh and his about 25 Sikh accomplices under blasphemy and other charges...

  • Besakhi celebrations begin at Punja Sahib

    TAXILA: The Gurdwara Punja Sahib Hassanabdal on Sunday echoed with Sikh religious slogans of ‘Wahe Guru Ji Ka Khalsa, and ‘Jo Bolay So Nihal’ as thousands of Sikh and Hindu devotees gathered for the annual celebration of Besakhi...

    Around 2,000 pilgrims have arrived from India and some 3,000 from other parts of Pakistan especially Fata and rural Sindh...

  • Baisakhi festival concludes at Punja Sahib

    TAXILA: The Sikh festival of Baisakhi concluded here at Gurdwara Punja Sahib, on Tuesday, with a ceremony referred to as Bhog...

    Around 2,000 pilgrims had travelled from India for the festival, over a hundred from Europe, some 200 from Afghanistan, a hundred from the UAE and over 4,000 came from across Pakistan, including Fata and rural Sindh...

  • Raksha Bandhan celebrated at Gurdwara Punja Sahib

    TAXILA: Hundreds of Hindus and Sikhs observed the festival of Raksha Bandhan, commonly known as rakhi, on Monday at the Gurdwara Punja Sahib in Hassanabdal...

    Addressing the Bhog ceremony, which marks the conclusion of the three-day festival, ETPB Additional Secretary Shrines Tariq Wazir said the government was committed to ensuring religious freedom in Pakistan and that the ETPB was making efforts so all important religious days were...

  • Baisakhi festival kicks off at Gurdwara Punja Sahib

    TAXILA: Around 1,500 Indian Sikh pilgrims arrived at the Gurdwara Punja Sahib Hassanabdal to offer religious rituals in connection with the Baisakhi festival that started on Thursday...

    The Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) in collaboration with the Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee has made arrangements for boarding and lodging of the pilgrims at the Gurdwara...

  • ‘You are human, Mian Sahib’

    Quoting the Roman emperors’ (and generals’) tradition of having slaves whisper ‘you are a mere mortal’ or words to that effect in their ears during moments of glory in particular, Nisar Ali Khan said he was perhaps the only one telling Nawaz Sharif: ‘You are human, Mian Sahib’...

    Once the information became public and a huge international story, the ramifications started to be felt in Pakistan...

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