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  • Only 263,000 people file tax returns

    ISLAMABAD: The government’s talk of bringing the rich into the tax net has failed to produce any noticeable results as only 263,000 people filed their income tax returns in the tax year 2015 as against 445,000 returns filed last year, showing a decline of 182,000 returns or 40...

  • PkMAP chief demands probe into rigging in NA-263

    QUETTA: Rejecting the election results in Balochistan, Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) chairman Meh­mood Khan Achakzai has demanded investigation into allegations of rigging in 12 polling stations of the NA-263 constituency in Qila Abdullah, from where he contested the election...

    He said the Election Commission of Pakistan had completely failed in conducting free and fair elections in the country...

  • 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...

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