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  • Blind cricket team has potential to do well in World Cup: Fayyaz

    KARACHI: Pakistani players will hopefully do well in T20 Blind Cricket World Cup, which will be held in Delhi from Jan 28...

    This was stated by Chairman DMC South Malik Fayyaz on Wednesday who added that the nation is pinning hopes with “our visually challenged cricketers for a good performance in the big event across the border...

  • Fayyaz Chohan back in Punjab cabinet

    LAHORE: Former Punjab information and culture minister Fayyazul Hassan Chohan has been appointed as the forestry, fisheries and wildlife minister...

    Punjab Assembly Speaker Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi administered the oath at the Governor House on Friday
  • Tahirul Qadri returns to Pakistan, 'seeks justice' for 2014 Model Town incident victims

    Prominent cleric and head of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Tahirul Qadri, on his return to Pakistan on Tuesday, said that he had come back to seek justice for the victims of the 2014 Model Town incident and their families...

    At least 80 others were injured in the clashes that had broken out when police went to the party's headquarters in Model Town and PAT activists resisted their operations...

  • Tahirul Qadri returns to Pakistan, announces protest against Model Town inquiry

    LAHORE: Prominent cleric and head of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Tahirul Qadri on Wednesday announced a "grand protest" against what he called the failure of authorities to deliver justice in the Model Town firing incident in which 14 people were killed and over 100 others injured...

    No other example of this worst form of state terrorism can be found in Pakistan's history," he said...

  • Air Marshal Asghar Khan: my role model, father of Pakistan Air Force, and the protégé of Jinnah

    I have many reasons to write in memory of the venerated Air Marshal Asghar Khan — a protégé of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, he was my role model from the age of 19 when I joined the Royal Pakistan Air Force (RPAF) in 1952...

    I first heard about Asghar Khan, who was at the time a wing commander, from my instructor at the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Academy in Risalpur, who narrated to me the historic event of Jinnah’s visit to...

  • WB to aid Pakistan in creating new model for non-formal education

    ISLAMABAD: The World Bank will assist Pakistan in developing a new model of non-formal education that it said would combine literacy, labour market skills and life skills development for uneducated and illiterate children, youth and young adults in selected districts of Punjab and Sindh, it’s learnt...

    The project will offer Accelerated Learning Programmes (ALPs) to out-of-school children at primary school age (age eight to 10 years)...

  • PAT holds sit-ins to mark Model Town killings anniversary

    LAHORE: As the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) began its sit-in after Iftar on The Mall here on Friday to mark the second anniversary of the Model Town incident in which 14 activists were killed during a police raid on the party’s offices, the Punjab government termed it a ploy to create political instability...

    He said the Model Town incident case was sub judice and the PAT should have waited for the court verdict...

  • ‘Shaukat Khanum model’ to be replicated in KP hospitals: Imran

    PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has said the system under which the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Lahore, is being run will be replicated in government-run hospitals and clinics in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa...

    Speaking at a press conference at the Chief Minister House here on Sunday, he said the KP government would set new standards in healthcare that would prove to be a “model” for...

  • LHC seeks reply from parties on Model Town report case

    The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday heard various petitions regarding a court order directing the publication of a judicial commission's report on the 2014 Model Town tragedy...

    During the hearing of the intra-court appeal, Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT)'s counsels, Ali Zaffar and Azhar Siddique, raised objections to the appointment of Khawaja Haris as the counsel for the Punjab government...

  • Workers Model win Quetta Gladiators school T20 event

    KARACHI: Workers Model School won the Quetta Gladiators Inter-school T20 Cricket Tournament after defeating FG Public School by 14 runs in the final at the Bugti Stadium in Quetta here the other day...

    Batting first, Workers Model were all out for 129 in 20 overs with Abdul Waheed (29), skipper Khan Mohammad (28) and Zahoor Ahmed (20) being the chief run-getters...

  • Model Town inquiry report: LHC seeks summary of lawyer’s posting as private counsel for govt

    LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday directed a senior lawyer to furnish a summary of his appointment as the private counsel by the Punjab government to represent it in its appeal against a decision for release of the Model Town inquiry report...

    Resuming his arguments, Mr Harris mainly questioned the manner in which a single bench heard and decided a petition moved by the heirs of the Model Town incident’s victims for the...

  • Model Town inquiry report a ‘dead document’, Punjab govt tells LHC

    LAHORE: The Punjab government’s counsel told a three-judge bench of the Lahore High Court on Monday that the Model Town inquiry report had become a “dead document” as the purpose for which it was conducted stood exhausted...

    Punjab govt says the report, if publicised, would influence the minds of judges hearing cases connected with the incidentThe report, if publicised, would definitely influence the minds of judges hearing cases...

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