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Punjab Assembly adopts resolution against ECP verdict

Lahore
LAHORE: The Punjab Assembly Saturday adopted a resolution showing solidarity with former prime minister Imran Khan in wake of the ECP disqualification verdict. Former CM Sardar Usman Buzdar read out the resolution in the House, stating the Election Commission of Pakistan's decision against the PTI chief is based on malice. He continued: “Imran Khan is the symbol of the federation and the purpose of such a decision is tantamount to inflicting harm. "Court has already declared him Sadiq and Amin. The Election Commission does not have the authority. “This house rejects this decision. The Chief Election Commissioner should be removed from office.” PTI’s Sibtain said the ECP verdict will be remembered as the darkest decision. He added: “We will not accept conspiracies hatched in closed ro...

Commissioner Bahawalpur inaugurates polio vaccination

Medical
Bahawalpur: Commissioner Bahawalpur Division Raja Jahangir Anwar inaugurated the polio vaccination campaign by cutting the ribbon in the outdoor department of Bahawal Victoria Hospital today. On this occasion, Commissioner Bahawalpur Division Raja Jahangir Anwar and Deputy Commissioner Zahid Parvez Waraich administered polio drops to children up to five years of age. In the ceremony, CEO Health Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Makwal, WHO representative Dr Zakir Ali also administered polio vaccines to children. DHOs, Deputy District Health Officers, officers of concerned departments, paramedical staff, and parents of children were also present on occasion. It was informed that the members of the polio teams would go door-to-door and administer polio drops to more than 799,000 children.

Marriyum joins Islamic Conference of Information Ministers

Islamabad
ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Ms Marriyum Aurangzeb Saturday represented Pakistan at the 12th Session of the Islamic Conference of Information Ministers held in Istanbul, Turkiye. The theme of the conference was ‘Combating Disinformation and Islamophobia in the Post Truth Era’, says a press release received here today from Ankara. In her statement, the Minister emphasized on the role of media in addressing the challenges faced by OIC Member states. She stated that climate change is the biggest generational issue of time. Recently Pakistan faced catastrophic unprecedented climate induced floods causing massive loss of life, property and livelihood. Media in OIC member countries has a responsibility to underscore the importance of urgent, diversified and...

Chinese Ambassador calls on FM Ishaq Dar

Islamabad
ISLAMABAD: Nong Rong, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China called on Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar here at Finance Division. Welcoming the Ambassador, Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar said that Pakistan and China enjoy deep-rooted friendly relations which strengthen with each passing day. The Finance Minister further highlighted the economic challenges and policies of the present government with aim to bring about economic and fiscal stability. The Finance Minister also appreciated the support extended by the Chinese leadership for flood relief and refinancing of syndicate facility of RMB 15 billion (US$ 2.24 billion) to Pakistan. Referring to CPEC, the Finance Minister said that the Economic Corridor will play an important role in taking ...

Arafat Minhas named captain of Team of Pakistan Junior League

General, Lahore
  LAHORE: Gwadar Sharks all-rounder Arafat Minhas has been named the captain of the Pakistan Junior League Team of the Tournament. Arafat, who was adjudged the best all-rounder of the tournament last night following the final, had a truly memorable event. With the bat he scored 178 runs while with his left-arm spin, Arafat took nine wickets at 17.67 to finish joint fourth on the bowlers chart. Arafat’s inspirational performance, future potential and cricketing abilities impressed distinguished members of the commentary panel that selected the team to the extent that he was named the side’s captain. The esteemed commentary panel that called the action in the 19-match event included Dominic Cork, Mike Haysman, Tino Mawoyo, Sana Mir and Sikander Bakht. Five players from PJL champions ...

Fatima Sana returns to national side for series against Ireland

Sports
LAHORE: Right-arm fast Fatima Sana returns to the national side for the three-match ODI series and three-match T20I series against Ireland scheduled to take place in Lahore from 4 November to 16 November. The three ODIs are part of the ICC Women’s Championship 2022-25 and will be played from 4-9 November at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore. The 20-year old Fatima was ruled out of the ACC Women’s T20 Asia Cup held earlier this month in Sylhet, Bangladesh after she twisted her ankle playing for Barbados Royals Women in the Caribbean Premier League. Fatima replaces Diana Baig in both squads, as the latter is not part of the series due to a shoulder injury she sustained while playing in the ACC Women’s T20 Asia Cup. Meanwhile, the 15-player T20I squad unveiled by national women team’s chief...