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  • PM wants alternative expressway from Islamabad to Murree

    ISLAMABAD: In view of high volume of traffic on the Murree expressway, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif directed the Punjab government on Tuesday to explore the idea of construction of an alternative expressway from Islamabad to Murree and Patriata via Kotli Sattian At a meeting held to review development projects of Murree, he instructed the authorities concerned to prepare a proposal and a work plan for the road...

    He issued directives...

  • Structures on Murree, Club roads demolished in Islamabad

    ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) conducted an operation against encroachments and illegal construction on Murree Road and Club Road and demolished several buildings constructed in violation of CDA’s building regulations, while some have also been sealed on account of non-conforming use...

    According to the CDA, during the operation, encroachments by hotels and motels on Murree Road and Club Road, nonconforming use of...

  • Sharif promises to raise Murree’s issues with PM

    MURREE: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday promised the residents of Punjab’s only hill station that he would take up their issues with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi...

    The ousted PM, who arrived at his Kashmir Point residence in Murree following appearing before an accountability court the previous day, interacted with people from the constituency and said that God willing, the country would remain on the path to...

  • No letup in illegal construction in Murree

    MURREE: Illegal construction, deforestation and alleged encroachment continue in various areas of Murree tehsil in violation of Supreme Court’s order...

    Supreme Court’s three-judge Supreme Court bench, headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, on Oct 20 imposed a 20-day ban on all kinds of construction, including development projects and housing schemes, in the national park areas of Murree, Kotli Sattian and Kahuta, and asked the...

  • Murree Road ‘occupied’ by protesters as police disappear

    As police had not erected placed barricades on Murree Road, groups of protesters kept slipping out of the cordon and attacked police parties stationed at Faizabad...

    “As many as 30 injured policemen arrived at the residence of Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan to take refuge from the protesters,” said a police official...

  • Supporters from Murree, Hazara, rest of KP escort Nawaz through capital

    ISLAMABAD: Most of the well-wishers that turned up to see-off former prime minister Nawaz Sharif at the start of his political journey homeward were not locals; most of them came from nearby party strongholds in Murree and the Hazara Division in Khyber Pakhtunkwa...

    Visible lack of coordination among groups from various areas; most participants arranging own food, lodgingMany party leaders, such as state ministers Talal Chaudhary and...

  • Punjab revives project to supply water to Murree

    MURREE: The Punjab Provincial Development Authority has decided to revive a stalled project to supply water to Murree from the river Jhelum at a cost of Rs8 billion, a source in the Public Health Department told Dawn...

    18bn allocated in fiscal year 2017-18 to supply water to the hill station from Jhelum riverWater will be supplied to Murree via a 30-kilometre-long pipeline and the project is likely to be completed in 18 months after...

  • 12 perish as cable car plunges into ravine near Murree

    MURREE/RAWALPINDI: A makeshift elevated cable car installed by locals across a drain between Sharafani in Punjab and Banwari in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa plunged into a 400ft ravine at the Charra Pani hill station, killing 12 people on the spot and leaving two others critically injured on Thursday...

    The Rescue-1122 staff arrived at the site in four ambulances and pulled the victims from the ravine and took them to the Holy Family Hospital...

  • Murree residents welcome Abbasi’s nomination as PM

    MURREE: People in the constituency of federal minister for petroleum and natural resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in Murree started rejoicing after he was nominated as the interim prime minister on Saturday...

    Mr Abbasi was born on December 27, 1958, in the Dewal village of Murree...

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