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  • LHC vacates Bahria Town's stay on construction of Lahore Ring Road's Southern Loop-III

    Vacating a stay on the construction of Lahore Ring Road's Southern Loop-III, which had been issued on property developer Bahria Town's plea, the Lahore High Court (LHC) has given the Punjab government permission to begin construction on the project...

    The stay was issued in January 2016 after Bahria Town petitioned the courts since the said road was to pass through an under-construction housing scheme owned by the property...

  • Hum Network to launch its news channel

    The Hum Network Limited has announced that it will launch a new TV channel by the name of 'Hum News', although a date for the expected launch of the channel was not revealed...

    A letter sent to the general manager of the Pakistan Stock Exchange said the board of directors of Hum Network Limited during a meeting on Friday gave its approval for the launch of Hum News "to exploit the available opportunities in the news genre"...

  • Channel 24 fined Rs1mn for airing 'baseless' news against IG Sindh

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Tuesday imposed a fine of Rs1 million on "Channel 24" for airing "baseless and unverified news report about Inspector General of Police (IGP), Sindh A...

    Besides the fine (payable within three weeks), the channel was also directed to air an apology in this regard on May 20, 2017, in the same manner, and magnitude on the same time slot by specifically naming Khawaja...

  • Punjab ‘cancelled Ring Road contract’ awarded to Kamran Kayani

    LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said on Tuesday that his government had cancelled the Ring Road contract awarded to Kamran Kayani for his failure to honour the commitment...

    “When the PML-N came to power in Punjab in 2008, I found that Kamran Kayani (brother of former army chief retired Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani) was awarded the Ring Road construction contract by the previous government...

  • Ring Road southern loop to take old route

    LAHORE: The chief minister was briefed about the Orange Line (Lahore metro train) project here on Thursday as the groundbreaking ceremony of the Rs160 billion infrastructure scheme is most likely to be held during the current month...

    Shahbaz Sharif approved southern loop of the Lahore Ring Road on its old route, dropping proposals for building it on the Hudiara drain or elevated road for being too expensive...

  • Rs4bn earmarked for Ring Road Project land acquisition

    5 kilometre ring road from Channi Sher Alam to Islamabad International Airport...

    The Rawalpindi Development Authority’s (RDA) proposal to Punjab’s Planning and Development department for final approval for the allocation of funds to acquire land for the Ring Road Project has been accepted and included in the next annual development programme...

  • Work on Pindi Ring Road project to start in March

    RAWALPINDI: A Project Management Unit (PMU) to supervise construction of the Ring Road will be formed within a month so that work at the site would be launched in March...

    This was stated by Commissioner Rawalpindi retired Capt Mohammad Mehmood during a meeting held to review the Ring Road, Daducha dam and Leh Expressway projects...

  • Pemra seeks ARY News response to IB complaint against 'fake news'

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Saturday directed ARY News to respond to a complaint filed by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) against its report on a list of lawmakers suspected of links with banned militant groups allegedly compiled by the IB...

    The list first came to light when ARY News programme 'Power Play' aired a report on Sept 25 claiming that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had directed the IB on...

  • Pemra serves notices to ARY, Bol News over 'fake' news regarding cabinet reshuffle

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has issued show-cause notices to ARY News and Bol News for airing news items regarding a reshuffle in the federal cabinet and change in the portfolios of some federal ministers, it emerged on Tuesday...

    The two media outlets had aired the news on Monday morning about a possible reshuffle in the posts for Minister for Finance and Minister of State for Interior held by Asad Umar...

  • WhatsApp hits the road with skits to stamp out fake news in India

    The event is part of a major grass-roots effort by WhatsApp to battle fake news, which has triggered numerous lynchings in a country where 200 million people use the service, more than anywhere else in the world...

    The drive follows intense government pressure for both Facebook and WhatsApp to fight fake news and rumour-mongering that have led to more than 30 deaths in about 70 lynching attempts since Jan 2017, data portal IndiaSpend...

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