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  • 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...

  • Balochistan’s road link with KP, Punjab remains cut off

    QUETTA: Road link of Balochistan with Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Afghanistan remained cut off for the second consecutive day on Saturday as transporters observed a strike against kidnapping of Asad Khan Tareen, the son of Local Government Minister Sardar Mustafa Tareen...

    Passenger coaches, buses, wagons, trucks and other modes of transport remained off the road...

  • Flood blocks road travel between Punjab, KP

    DERA GHAZI KHAN: Road traffic link between Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa could not be restored even 48 hours after a 300-foot portion of the Indus highway was swept away from both sides of Khud Buzdar bridge by a hill torrent from Wahowa, 190km from here in Taunsa Sharif tehsil of the district, sources told Dawn...

    LANDSLIDE: Following continuous downpour on Sulaiman Range, a landslide blocked the Dera-Quetta road linking Balochistan...

  • Central Punjab face rough road to retain Quaid Trophy title

    KARACHI: With international calls imminent chiefly due to Pakistan’s tour of New Zealand during the first-class domestic season, holders Central Punjab brace for a challenging task if they aspire to retain the prestigious Quaid-e-Azam Trophy title...

    While the senior squad will be engaged in a series of two Tests and three Twenty20 Internationals against the Black Caps from the middle of December until the first week of January, the...

  • 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...

  • China’s road through Pakistan

    He has had to deal with those nuisance protesters blocking the road, then play host to the Chinese delegation that flew in for the seventh Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) meeting to finalise the Long Term Plan (LTP) for CPEC...

    Why are the Chinese interested in making the yuan legal tender in Gwadar? What purpose does such a step serve, and how are Pakistan’s interests advanced by it? If this is about helping make the yuan an...

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