Punjab

Petroleum Division gears up to deal with likely gas crisis in Punjab

Petroleum Division gears up to deal with likely gas crisis in Punjab

ISLAMABAD: The Petroleum Division is set to table a plan before the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the cabinet for giving direct subsidy to state-run Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) on supply of imported gas to the consumers.The plan comes ahead of a gas crisis that is likely to hit over 50% of domestic consumers […]

Punjab govt imposes section-144 across province

Punjab govt imposes section-144 across province

LAHORE – Punjab government has imposed section-144 across province amid protest rallies by the various outfits.Under section-144, more than four people are not allowed to gather at any place. Cases would be lodged against those carrying out rallies and protesting.On the other hand, Punjab govt has also summoned rangers for the security of sensitive buildings […]

Govt needs PPP, PML-N support for South Punjab: FM

Govt needs PPP, PML-N support for South Punjab: FM

MULTAN: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said creation of South Punjab as a separate province is a necessity which can no longer be ignored as it was a part of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s manifesto.Talking to media in Multan after paying condolences over the death of 14 of a family in a bus accident on Sunday, the foreign minister […]

Crackdown against power theft to be launched in Punjab today

Crackdown against power theft to be launched in Punjab today

LAHORE – In an attempt to increase 20 percent in power tariff, crackdown against electricity theft and line losses will be launched in parts of Punjab in the first phase today (Friday).Teams that include electricity department, law enforcement agencies and administration personnel have been formed to impose fine on those involved in power theft.Federal Minister […]

PML-N to boycott Punjab Assembly session until ban on six MPAs lifted

PML-N to boycott Punjab Assembly session until ban on six MPAs lifted

LAHORE  – The lawmakers of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Tuesday has decided to boycott Punjab Assembly proceedings until withdrawal of ban on the six members.The assembly session faced a delay as the opposition parties led by PML-N staged protest, demanding removal of ban on six MPAs.Wearing black armbands, the protesters chanted slogans against the […]

SC drops suo motu proceedings against CM Punjab in Pakpattan case

SC drops suo motu proceedings against CM Punjab in Pakpattan case

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday dropped suo motu proceedings against Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar after the provincial chief executive submitted an unconditional apology in the Pakpattan DPO transfer case.CM Buzdar, former inspector general of Punjab Kaleem Imam and Ahsan Jameel Gujjar – a close aide of the Maneka family – submitted unconditional apologies in […]

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