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  • 40 nonconforming private schools sealed in University Town

    PESHAWAR: The district administration on Friday sealed 40 private educational institutions, mostly schools, in the upscale University Town locality of Peshawar over the nonconforming use of residential buildings...

    Though a case of the contempt petition is pending with the PHC for not implementing its earlier orders to stop commercial activities in the University Town, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly recently amended the relevant law...

  • Sanitation project launched in University Town

    PESHAWAR: The Water and Sanitation Services Peshawar (WSSP) has started collecting solid waste from houses in the University Town as a pilot project and it plans to replicate the project in other areas of the city...

    Mr Ghafoor appealed to the residents of the area to join hands with WSSP for ensuring cleanliness not only in the University Town, but the whole of Peshawar...

  • CM orders shifting of commercial entities from University Town

    PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has ordered shifting of commercial entities, offices and educational institutions from the University Town, Peshawar without inflicting any harm on students and educational institutions...

    The chief minister directed the district administration to work out modalities for resolving the grievances of the residents of University Town amicably, said a statement issued here on Tuesday...

  • Body formed to review commercial activities in University Town

    PESHAWAR: After protests by various organisations against their eviction from University Town for violating court’s ban on commercial activities there, Chief Minister Pervez Khattak intervened and ordered formation of a two-member committee to find legal remedy to resolve the issue amicably...

    Sources said officials of UN agencies having offices in University Town met with the chief minister on Thursday and shared their concerns...

  • UN offices in University Town a security threat, says admin

    PESHAWAR: The Town-III administration will hold a meeting with the representatives of UN agencies to discuss situation with regard to law and order and inform government about security threats owing to presence of their offices in University Town locality...

    These offices are vulnerable to terror attacks,” Arbab Mohammad Ali, the nazim of Town-III, told Dawn...

  • Plan to shift schools from University Town protested

    PESHAWAR: A large number of parents, teachers and owners of the private educational institutions staged a protest demonstration here on Tuesday against the government decision to shift the schools from the University Town...

    They demanded of the government to withdraw its decision of closing down educational institutions in the University Town...

  • TTP claims responsibility for killing PML-N MPA in Gujranwala

    PESHAWAR: The Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on Monday claimed responsibility for the killing of Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) member of Punjab Assembly (MPA) Rana Shamshad who was shot dead along with his son and a party worker in Gujranwala's Kamoki area on Sunday evening...

    Chaudhary Shamshad was elected to the Punjab Assembly from Gujranwala's constituency PP-100 on a Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) ticket... ...

  • FIA arrests three suspects from Sialkot, Gujranwala

    GUJRANWALA / SIALKOT / QUETTA: Following the discovery of 15 bullet-riddled bodies by the Levies force in Balochistan’s Buleda tehsil on Wednesday morning, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) raided and arrested several human traffickers in Sialkot and Gujranwala districts on Thursday...

  • One hundred years of Islamia College, Gujranwala

    GUJRANWALA: The Govt Post-Graduate Islamia College, Gujranwala, formerly Guru Nanak Khalsa College, is going to complete 100 years of its foundation...

    It was in 1912 that some prominent Sikhs of Gujranwala, under the Khalsa Committee or Khalsa Educational Council, established a school in the town...

  • FIA arrests eight suspected human traffickers from Gujrat, Gujranwala

    The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Tuesday arrested eight suspected human traffickers from Gujranwala and Gujrat as part of a crackdown against trafficking that began following the recovery of the bullet-riddled bodies in Balochistan's Turbat last week...

    In a raid conducted by FIA officers in Gujranwala, seven suspected traffickers were arrested and 142 original Pakistani passports were recovered, according to an FIA...

  • PTI to support PML-Q candidate in Gujranwala re-poll

    LAHORE: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has decided to support the PML-Q candidate, Nasir Cheema, in the re-poll in PP-97 Gujranwala...

    PTI Punjab president Ejaz Chaudhry chaired a meeting of the party’s Gujranwala district’s office-bearers at provincial secretariat on Sunday and asked them to actively work in the re-poll process...

  • Wheat yield may drop in Lahore, Gujranwala divisions

    “The loss has mainly come from the rice belt; Gujranwala and Lahore divisions (Lahore areas bordering Gujranwala district),” explains an official of the Punjab Agriculture Department...

    Explaining area-wise position, another official of the department says: “Rahim Yar Khan and Rajanpur areas are yielding better than last year; Multan, Bhawalnagar and Sahiwal are almost at the same level as of last year but Gujranwala and Lahore...

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