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  • BJP sweeps Delhi municipality polls, calls it Modi wave

    NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said when he took office in May 2014 that he was a stranger to Delhi...

    But, on Wednesday, his opponents were left feeling just as strange in the city, which elected the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for a third consecutive term, defying and endorsing competing patterns
  • Punjab govt reaches out to Indian Punjab on smog issue

    LAHORE: The Punjab government has weighed in the issue of crop stubble burning, urging Indian Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to ban the practice that is behind the pollution crisis affecting large parts of both the countries...

    Much of north India and adjoining districts of Pakistan have been enveloped by a thick haze for more than a week...

  • Punjab budget 2017-18: Punjab to raise funds from capital market

    Punjab is expected to become the first province to directly borrow Rs25 billion from domestic debt markets by selling bonds, during the next financial year...

    The provincial securities are to be issued with the help of the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) and will be classified in two categories: Punjab Treasury Bills (PTBs), and Punjab Savings and Investment Bonds (PSIBs)...

  • From Punjab to Punjab: a tribute to my grandfather

    I grew up knowing Pakistan at three levels; first, through my dadu’s narrations as his hometown; second, through the lens of diplomacy, as the arch-enemy of my homeland...

    However, after my own visit in 2012, my impression of Pakistan evolved as a blend of both and I understand now that within the two enemy states, there are two Punjabs united by a common past and pain of partition...

  • 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...

    Imam, in his report, further observed that the Punjab CM neither issued any written...

  • PUNJAB BUDGET 2019-20: Punjab’s social sectors get lion’s share in Rs350bn ADP

    LAHORE: The PTI’s Punjab government on Friday announced its second budget improving the allocation for Annual Development Programme (ADP) 2019-20 to Rs350 billion from Rs238bn in the outgoing fiscal year...

    Presenting the budget in the Punjab Assembly on Friday, Finance Minister Hashim Jawan Bakht said keeping in view of PTI’s stated priorities of social protection, human development and regional equalisation, a sum of Rs125bn, or...

  • Punjab outgun Sindh to push Federal Areas into Pakistan Cup final

    KARACHI: Already-eliminated, Punjab quashed Sindh’s aspirations of qualifying for the final of the Cool & Cool presents QMobile Pakistan Cup with a workmanlike 40-run first success in the last of the league-round fixtures in Rawalpindi on Thursday night (partly reported in Friday’s edition)...

    This time it was a combination of poor fielding and inept bowling display that allowed Punjab to a total that was always going to be tough...

  • Pakistan’s University of Central Punjab qualifies for Campus Cricket World Finals

    KARACHI: University of Central Punjab, after being crowned as the Red Bull Campus Cricket National Champions 2016, is now all set for the fifth edition of the World Finals that will take place in Sri Lanka from Sept 5-11, 2016...

    College teams from eight countries including Sri Lanka, Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, Pakistan, South Africa and United Arab Emirates have qualified through their own national competitions with...

  • Al Qaeda Pakistan chief killed in Lahore raid: Punjab home minister

    LAHORE: The head of Al Qaeda in Pakistan was among the four militants killed in Monday's police raid in Sheikhupura district's Kala Shah Kaku area, a provincial official said on Wednesday...

    Punjab Home Minister Shuja Khanzada named the Al Qaeda leader only as “Abdali” in a news conference and said he and three other operatives were planning an attack on government figures...

  • Pakistan Cup: Salman Butt snapped up by Punjab, Asif unpicked

    The Shoaib Malik led Punjab side snapped up former Pakistan captain Salman Butt while Mohammad Asif did not make it to any of the five teams for the upcoming Pakistan Cup as the draft for the domestic one-day event was held in Lahore on Tuesday...

    Asif, along with Butt and Mohammad Amir was convicted after the spot-fixing saga which shook Pakistan cricket in 2010...

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