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  • Construction of Layyah-Taunsa bridge okayed

    75km, four-lane bridge across river Indus linking Layyah with Taunsa at a cost of around Rs2...

    The city dwellers travel by road from Layyah to Taunsa or vice versa, covering a distance of about 100km to reach either of the two cities...

  • 10 killed as passenger bus collides with tractor-trolley in Layyah

    At least 10 people were killed in a collision between a passenger bus and tractor-trolley in Punjab's Layyah district early Wednesday, police said...

    As many as 23 people were also injured when the Rawalpindi-bound bus collided with a tractor-trolley on Layyah's Karor road as a result of over-speeding, the police official said...

  • Layyah DHQ hospital: negligent officials to be sent to jail

    LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said on Wednesday strict action would be taken on irregularities in the construction of extension project of District Headquarters Hospital of Layyah, and non-posting of medical staff and non-installation of machinery on time...

    He said this at a meeting in which the report of Chief Minister’s Inspection Team regarding the Layyah hospital was presented, says a handout...

  • Blind woman in Layyah alleges gang-rape

    LAYYAH: A visually impaired woman was allegedly gang raped by three men in Layyah district's Kot Sultan area, police said on Saturday...

    The woman, who hails from Bait Wasawah in Layyah, said she used to regularly visit a man in Kot Sultan to collect zakaat (a form of alms) from him, said District Police Officer Mohammad Ali Zia...

  • Toll rises to 27: CM forms body to probe Layyah deaths

    LAYYAH/LAHORE: As death toll in Layyah poisonous sweetmeats incident rises to 27 after a young woman patient expired at Jinnah Hospital here on Wednesday, the Punjab chief minister has formed a committee to probe into the tragedy...

    The latest casualty is a 20-year-old woman Nusrat Bibi, a resident of 105 ML village, who was among the 20 patients shifted to Lahore from Layyah on the direction of Punjab government for better...

  • Indus inundates 150 villages of Layyah

    LAYYAH: High level flood (500,000 cusec) in the River Indus has inundated 150 villages of 70 mouzas in 11 riverine union councils of the district...

    The flood-hit union councils include Warrah Seharan, Baseera, Sahowala, Shahpur of Karor tehsil, Shadu Khan, Kotla Haji Shah, Lohanch Nashaib, Jhakkar, Bait Wasawa Shumali, Bhakri Ahmed Khan and Paharpur of Layyah tehsil...

  • Layyah tragedy death toll rises to 31

    LAYYAH: Two more people have succumbed to poisonous sweetmeats at the Jinnah Hospital Lahore, pushing the death toll up to 31...

    On Friday, during his visit to Chak 105 ML, where the tragic incident had occurred, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf leader and former Punjab governor Chaudhry Sarwar offered condolence to the relatives of the victims...

  • Layyah death toll 32

    LAYYAH: The death toll from the mass poisoning through the consumption of pesticide-laced laddu in a Layyah’s village has risen to 32 as 12-year-old Aisha Bibi died at the Jinnah Hospital, Lahore, on Saturday...

    Victims, of Chak 105-ML in Layyah, started to fall ill on April 20 after consuming sweet bought from Tariq Hotel and Sweet in Chak 111-ML...

  • Can CPEC weather Pakistan's political storm?

    In a highly partisan political environment, China reiterated its neutrality towards the internal affairs of the country by stating its resolve to abide by ‘a strategic cooperative partnership with Pakistan’...

    A statement on the subject mailed to Dawn by the Chinese Embassy reads, “It hopes that all parties and sections in Pakistan can prioritise state and national interests, properly deal with their domestic affairs, maintain unity...

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