Thursday, January 26

Day: January 8, 2023

Seasonal finance ministers came only to save their wealth: Cheema

LAHORE: Spokesperson for the Punjab chief minister and the provincial government Musarrat Cheema on Sunday said the default of any country established when the people started dying for flour in an agricultural country. "Yesterday in Sindh a citizen lost his life in a stampede while buying cheap flour," she said in a tweet. The PTI leader said Pakistan had practically become bankrupt, but there was no shame on the faces of the incompetent ministers of the "fake" government. She further said the poor people of Pakistan had now reached the point of starvation, adding if the situation was not controlled in a few days the people would take matters into their own hands. Cheema said after the shortage of food items, there were reports that the price of petrol would be increased. She alle...

CTD claims killing four terrorists near Khyber border

PESHAWAR: The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) on Saturday shot dead four terrorists in a joint intelligence-based operation (IBO) with security forces near Khyber border. According to CTD Peshawar region, the CTD, along with security forces, conducted an intelligence-based operation (IBO) near Khyber Border and killed four terrorists. The CTD also claimed to have recovered four Kalashnikovs and three hand grenades from their possession. The CTD said that terrorists were affiliated with an outlawed organization and wanted to security forces in multiple cases. The exchange of fire between terrorists and security forces continued for a long time, meanwhile three to four terrorists managed to escape. Earlier in the day, CTD claimed to have arrested five terrorists during Intelligence ...

Fog affects traffic flow in different parts of country

QUETTA: Cold and cloudy weather is expected in most parts of the country. However, rain/snow is likely in north Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pothohar region and Kashmir. A thick layer of fog has enveloped many cities in Punjab including Lahore, paralysing routine life and disrupting road traffic. The dense fog has badly affected the flow of road traffic in several cities. According to a Motorway spokesperson, the Motorway M2 from Lahore to Kot Sarwar, Lahore-Multan Motorway M3 from Faizpur to Rajana, Motorway M4 from Faisalabad to Abdul Hakim and Motorway M5 from Shershah to Zahir Pir have been closed for all kind of traffic. The Motorway police have appealed the drivers to use Grand Trunk (GT) Road for travelling. They have also urged the drivers to drive slowl...

PM Shehbaz leaves for Geneva to co-chair climate moot

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday left for Geneva to co-chair an international conference on ‘Climate Resilient Pakistan’, along with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar, Climate minister Change Sherry Rehman and Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marryium Aurangzeb accompanied the prime minister, PM Office Media Wing said in a press release. In a series of tweets, the prime minister said that he will present the case of flood victims before the world during climate conference. PM Shehbaz Sharif said he will also throw light on steps taken by the government for relief and rehabilitation of the flood-affected people.

Wheat quota of flour mills doubled in Punjab

LAHORE: Chief Minister of Punjab Chaudhry Parvez Elahi has doubled wheat quota of flour mills amid mounting crisis in the province. The chief minister said 1.84 million 10 kg flour bags would be available at government rates across Punjab and flour mills would be released 26,000 tonnes of government wheat exceeding their demand. He maintained that the prices of local wheat and flour will decrease significantly by increasing government quota. Mr Elahi said the government was providing targeted subsidy to poor though Punjab Ehsaas Program. He reiterated that no stone will remain unturned to ensure provision of floor at government fixed prices.

27548 police trainees to perform duties for KHI-HYD polls

HYDERABAD: As many as 27548 under-training police personnel will perform duties at the polling stations in Karachi and Hyderabad during the local body elections to be held on Jan 15, according to a report on Sunday. In an interesting move, the Sindh government has decided to deploy the under-training police staff from police training centers at the polling stations. Sindh IGP Ghulam Nabi Memon has apprised Sindh Chief Secretary and Provincial Election Commissioner about the development. At least 17232 trainees will perform duties in seven districts of the Karachi division while 10317 youths will perform duty in nine districts of the Hyderabad division. The Sindh Police also requested police vehicles from other districts of Sindh for help. In this regard, 169 vehicles have been called...