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  • Ahmedis in a Chakwal village fear for their lives

    CHAKWAL: On a first visit, one only notices the calm which engulfs the sleepy village of Pichnand, located some 90 kilometres from the district capital, in Talagang tehsil...

    And walking through the quiet winding streets of the village, it is hard to tell that underneath the calm, simmer religious tensions with extremism on the rise in the Talagang tehsil, 45 kilometres from Chakwal...

  • Chakwal village still hostage to four decade-old enmity

    CHAKWAL: An enmity which started between two families in Chakwal in 1979 has laid siege to the village, where even vendors are not allowed in to sell their wares for security reasons...

    The rivalry claimed four more lives late last month, which has led to three police constables and an assistant sub-inspector being deputed at the entrance of the village by district police officer, Mohammad Haroon Joiya, in order to provide security to...

  • Chakwal’s oldest village losing its historic sites

    To the south of Chakwal lies its oldest village Bhoun...

    Stretching on both sides of Chakwal-Sargodha Road, the village still holds its cultural touch where Jalsa (bulls’ contest), Chhat (a traditional game of weight lifting) are still in vogue alongside modern day life...

  • Sealing of chairlift paralyses life in Chakwal village

    CHAKWAL: The sudden ban imposed on the installation of swings across the province by Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has virtually paralysed routine life in a remote village of Chakwal which has been cut off from the rest of the district...

    But his sudden order badly affected the village in Chakwal, as its chairlift service, the only means of communication with the rest of the district, was sealed by the district administration...

  • Chakwal’s historic public school converted into centre of excellence

    CHAKWAL: The Punjab government has converted Chakwal’s historic Government High School No 1 into centre of excellence which will be run by the Punjab Daanish Schools and Centres of Excellence Authority...

    However, the school teachers and district organiser of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf vowed to oppose the move to hand over the school to the authority...

  • 24 killed as bus falls into ravine near Chakwal

    CHAKWAL: At least 24 passengers died and 67 were injured when their bus fell into a ravine near Dhoke Pathan village on Pindigheb-Talagang Road on Wednesday night...

    Rescue 1122 ambulances parked at Talagang hospitals were the first to arrive at the scene of the tragedy, followed by an operation team from Chakwal that reached there about 40 minutes later...

  • Work on mega road projects in Chakwal hits snags

    CHAKWAL: When on September 6, 2012, the then prime minister Raja Pervez Ashraf laid the foundation of the Mandra-Chakwal Road (63...

    25km) and Chakwal-Sohawa Road (70km), the people of the area took a sigh of relief as both the main arteries needed reconstruction on an urgent basis...

  • Raised as girls, Chakwal siblings turn out to be boys

    CHAKWAL: It is an awkward time for 25-year-old Shahbaz Qadeer and 13-year-old Waleed Ahmed, who a few weeks ago were Shabnam Qadeer and Walizah Qadeer...

    The local administration referred the matter to the District Headquarters Hospital Chakwal where a medical board also declared the siblings as male...

  • Grandeur of Chakwal’s pre-partition houses

    After crossing Chakwal’s major bazaar, the ‘Chhapar Bazaar’, one enters the narrow lanes of the historic Moti Bazaar...

    According to some, the bazaar is named after its founder, an influential trader Mota Singh from Neelah Village...

  • Two girls sexually assaulted in Chakwal

    CHAKWAL: Two minor girls were sexually assaulted by their close relatives, police said on Wednesday...

    An eight-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by her stepfather in Khaiwal village located in the Saddar police area, police said on Wednesday...

  • Chakwal’s cherished ‘flame of the forest’ disappearing

    CHAKWAL: The country’s sole pocket of flame of the forest, a tree species native to the tropical and subtropical regions of the subcontinent and Southeast Asia, is waning...

    According to Professor Sada Hussain, the head of the English department at the Government Postgraduate College Chakwal, who frequents the area: “A few years ago, ‘flame of the forest’ trees were in abundance in the area, but now their number has decreased...

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