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SIC rally arrives in Lahore

SIC rally arrives in Lahore

LAHORE: The “Save Pakistan Long March” organised by the Sunni-Ittehad Council (SIC) arrived in Lahore on Sunday night after steering clear of all hurdles.
With close to 2,000 vehicles and thousands of people, the SIC procession entered the city peacefully. The SIC was received with immense enthusiasm by local religious parties and various reception camps where seen along the roads to welcome the participants of the long march. SIC spokesman Ziaul Haq said more than 7,000 workers

Lahore Lions victorious in 3rd Veterans tournament

LAHORE: Lahore Lions beat Lahore Blues by 20 runs in the opening match of the 3rd National Veterans cricket tournament that rolled into action on Saturday. Batting first, Lahore Lions scored 149 for 4 wickets in the allotted 20 overs.
Imran Bucha 59, Sarfraz Azeem 29 and Ali Zia 22 were the main scorers. Javed Zaman took 2 wickets for 37 runs. In reply, Lahore Blues scored 129 for 9 wickets with Arshad Khan 52, Imran Sheikh 18 and Shaukat Ali 14 being the prominent batsmen.

Lahore empties as outsiders leave for Eid

LAHORE:The mass exodus emptied the provincial capital as according to an estimate over three million people belonging to different parts of the province left to celebrate Eidul Azha with their families at their respective home towns, on Tuesday.
Almost half of the people living in Lahore belong to other districts and they all try to celebrate Eid with their families. Lahore’s total population is about 9 million and when over three million returned to homes, the city traffic took

Dried fruit prices spike across Lahore

LAHORE: Dried fruit prices are three times higher than last year. It is now a commodity beyond the reach of the common man. Shopkeepers engaged in the business of dried fruit are worried over the alarming rise in prices; their profits have shrunk as the number of customers has dwindled.
A survey conducted by Pakistan Today revealed that all main dried fruit markets in Lahore are witnessing an unprecedented ramping up in prices as winter fast approaches in the provincial capital

Sugar to sell at Rs 72 per kg in Lahore

LAHORE: The City District Government Lahore (CDGL) on Friday fixed the wholesale and retail prices of sugar at Rs 69 and Rs 72 per kilogramme, respectively.
Lahore DCO Ahad Khan Cheema issued a notification warning violators of stern measures, including three years imprisonment. The DCO said the district government had formed special monitoring teams headed by magistrates to ensure that dealers and retailers sold sugar at the prescribed prices.
Talking to Pakistan Today,

Shrine attacks – Protest brings Lahore to a halt

LAHORE: Traffic remained at a halt at Lahore’s major roads due to a protest by the Tahafuz e Namoos e Risalat Muhaz on Monday whom traveled across the road.
Commuters were disturbed by the traffic blockades and found themselves stationary on the city’s main arteries for hours at a stretch. Traffic at The Mall, Davis road, Bhatti gate, Jail Road and Ferozepur Road was choked as the rally proceeded towards the CM House.
During the same period, traffic was also choked for more

Corruption mars Lahore Ring Road’s completion

LAHORE: The future of the Lahore Ring Road (LRR) project, brainchild of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif, is again looking dark, as three major packages of its northern loop planned to be completed in the current fiscal year, have been shelved after alleged misappropriations and slow delivery of payments to the contractors, Pakistan Today has learnt.
Although other packages of the LRR project would continue according to the original roadmap, the scrapping

89 dengue cases reported in Lahore in last 24 hours

As many as 89 cases of dengue fever have been reported in Lahore alone, while at least 10 have been reported in the rest of the province during the last 24 hours, according to a report issued by the Punjab Health Department on Wednesday.
According to the report, 12 new cases of dengue fever have been reported in the Services Hospital, eight in the Institute of Public Health, 13 in Ghurki Trust Hospital, 14 in private hospitals, one in Lahore General Hospital, 35 in

Federal cabinet meets in Lahore today

The federal cabinet will meet at Governor’s House Lahore today (Wednesday) under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani to take up the country’s law and order situation and other important issues.
It will be the second federal cabinet meeting in the provincial capital during the PPP government’s tenure. Sources said the PPP-led government had organised several cabinet meetings in provincial capitals and it intended to hold more such meeting in Karachi,

Dengue mosquitoes still buzzing in Lahore

The newly-appointed Lahore district coordination officer (DCO) and the executive district officer (EDO) (Health) have failed to control dengue virus, as the number of dengue patients being admitted to hospitals across Lahore is increasing constantly, Pakistan Today has learnt.
Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif suspended former EDO health Dr Fayaz Ranjha over negligence in controlling the anti-dengue operation, and appointed Health Services Director Dr Umar Farooq

Shifting of varsities to Lahore suburbs concerns parents, students

Parents and teachers have expressed their concerns over the shifting of universities to suburbs of Lahore, as the move is causing financial problems, Pakistan Today has learnt.
Various universities located in the middle of Lahore were forced to construct larger campuses in the city’s suburbs to meet the demands of higher education and the ever-increasing number of students.
University buses charge Rs 2,000 to 4,000 per month for transporting students to varsities

62 dengue cases show up in Lahore over last 24 hours

As many as 62 new cases of dengue fever have been reported in Lahore while a man has been diagnosed with the virus in Okara during the last 24 hours, a spokesman for the Punjab Health Department said on Sunday.
According to details, 15 cases of dengue fever were reported at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, four at the Institute of Public Health, one at the Post Graduate Medical Institute, 18 at the City District Government dispensary, and the same number of patients were

Pagara’s Lahore visit unlikely as PML-Q divided

The upcoming Lahore visit of Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F) chief Pir Pagara seems unlikely as differences amongst the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) and its dissident group remain unresolved, Pakistan Today has learnt.
The veteran politician was supposed to reach the provincial capital on October 27 and meet leaders of various Muslim League factions on October 28 at a local hotel. According to PML-F sources, it would be difficult for Pagara to

Lahore Bar goes to polls – but no issues are left to pitch

LAHORE: After the logical conclusion of the conflict between the judiciary and lawyers over former Lahore district and sessions judge Zawar Ahmed Sheikh, candidates for the Lahore Bar Association (LBA) elections have nothing on their hands to campaign for, Pakistan Today has learnt.
As the matter was resolved some weeks ago, lawyers could not find any campaign issue now, which was dampening their election campaigns. In this situation, the presidential candidates in the elections

Pagara postpones Lahore visit

Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F) chief Pir Pagara has postponed his plan to visit Lahore and meet Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif.
“Pagara was planning to leave for Punjab on October 15, but will now wait until Nawaz returns to Pakistan,” Munir Ahmed, spokesmen for Kingri House, told Pakistan Today.
The task of arranging a meeting between Pagara and Nawaz has been handed over to Makhdoom Ahmed Mehmood and Pagara is expected to

The days when Lahore meant cinema

It has been some time now that Lollywood, the so not popular Pakistani film industry, lost its touch. People no longer feel the buzz when it comes to watching Pakistani films. Cine-goers have resorted to foreign films. Cinemas have stopped showing local film with Lollywood appearing to breathing its last breathe.
To the older generation Lahore’s cinema came as a breathe of fresh air. Those who experienced cinema in the 1950s and 60s retain fond memories of local movies. A Wareed

Only a select few can enter shrines after 8pm, Data Darbar open to all

– One female constable deputed at Bibi Pak Daman shrine to check female visitors
– 234 Lahore shrines divided into three categories
– Suicide bombers could target Shia gathering on October 10 at Nasir Bagh
After the devastating attack on the shrine of Abdullah Shah Ghazi in Karachi, Lahore Police has decided to restrict entry of visitors into all shrines in the city after 8pm except the Data Darbar, Pakistan Today learnt on Friday.
Police was forced