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  • Punjab cuts districts’ funds by 15pc

    RAWALPINDI: The Punjab government has made a 15pc deduction in funds provided to districts under the provincial finance commission award...

    A senior official of the Punjab finance department confirmed to Dawn that the cut had been in order to complete development projects across the projects...

  • Bilawal’s reshuffle leaves PPP headless in Punjab and 36 districts

    RAWALPINDI: Following the dissolution of local organisations by party chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in April, the PPP remains headless in Punjab, as well as in 36 districts in the province...

    Bilawal dissolved party organisations in the four provinces on April 13, and appointed five member committees for the reorganisation of the party in Punjab and Sindh...

  • Alarming surge in HIV/AIDS cases in five districts of Punjab

    FAISALABAD: The number of HIV-positive persons is increasing at an alarming rate in the five districts of Punjab -- Faisalabad, Chiniot, Sahiwal, Jhang and Nankana -- and currently more than 2,800 such patients from these areas are registered with the Punjab AIDS Control Programme (PACP) for free medicines...

    According to PACP sources, the programme’s Faisalabad unit set up in a room at the Allied Hospital that provides free medicines...

  • Gender-based crime: Punjab IGP orders establishment of units in vulnerable districts

    LAHORE: Inspector General Punjab Police Arif Nawaz Khan has directed officials to prepare a feasibility report to establish special units to control gender-based crimes across the province and provide the affected women timely help in the cases of rape, acid throwing and honour killing...

    The IGP also directed the officials to enable the units to extend psychological, legal and medical aid to the affected women in cases of...

  • Heavyweights make their districts exception to bureaucratic reshuffle in Punjab

    GUJRAT: Was there any merit or criteria behind the recent large scale reshuffle in the Punjab bureaucracy or it was an attempt to hide shortcomings of political setup ruling the province?If one goes through the official posting and transfer notification issued on Friday, the political motive seems to have weight as there was no change in Gujrat, Mandi Bahauddin, Jhelum and Hafizabad, the districts belonging to political heavyweights of the...

  • Covid-19 spreads to 32 districts of Punjab

    LAHORE: With Lahore emerging as epicenter of the Covid-19, Punjab has witnessed fast spread of the virus since March 31 as the disease has reached its 32 districts out of total 36...

    The total number of confirmed virus cases in Punjab reached 3,721 on April 20 that was 708 till March 31, when there were only nine reported deaths in the province...

  • China closing main road connection with North Korea

    China is temporarily closing its main road connection with North Korea, an official said on Friday...

    Foreign ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said the China-North Korea Friendship Bridge across the Yalu River at the Chinese city of Dandong will be closed while North Korea repairs the approach road on its side...

  • Punjab ‘cancelled Ring Road contract’ awarded to Kamran Kayani

    LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said on Tuesday that his government had cancelled the Ring Road contract awarded to Kamran Kayani for his failure to honour the commitment...

    “When the PML-N came to power in Punjab in 2008, I found that Kamran Kayani (brother of former army chief retired Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani) was awarded the Ring Road construction contract by the previous government...

  • Balochistan’s road link with KP, Punjab remains cut off

    QUETTA: Road link of Balochistan with Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Afghanistan remained cut off for the second consecutive day on Saturday as transporters observed a strike against kidnapping of Asad Khan Tareen, the son of Local Government Minister Sardar Mustafa Tareen...

    Passenger coaches, buses, wagons, trucks and other modes of transport remained off the road...

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