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  • 12 civilians killed in Burkina Faso

    January 13, 2019 12:00 AM 110

    OUAGADOUGOU: Twelve civilians were killed on Thursday during a jihadist attack in the north of Burkina Faso, which has been battling a wave of Islamist violence, officials said on Friday. The west African country declared a state of emergency in several provinces at the end of last year and on Thursday replaced its army chief as it struggled to put a stop to a spate

  • Egypt police kill six militants in shootout

    January 13, 2019 12:00 AM 111

    CAIRO: Egyptian police killed six suspected Islamist militants in a shootout early on Saturday in the country’s south, the interior ministry said. The clashes broke out during a police raid on a militant hideout in a mountainous area on the edge of the southern province of Sohag, some 460 kilometres south of Cairo, the ministry said in a statement

  • First-ever angiography machine at Toba

    January 11, 2019 12:00 AM 96

    TOBA TEK SINGH: The first-ever angiography machine and a laboratory were inaugurated by a Pakistani expatriate, hailing from Toba Tek Singh, Chaudhry Taj Muhammad at the cardiology care unit of the District Headquarters Hospital on here Thursday. According to a press release issued here, donor Chaudhry Taj gave Rs50 million for the purchase of angiography

  • Over 1.3m patients treated at DHQ hospital last year

    January 11, 2019 12:00 AM 116

    FAISALABAD: More than 1.3 million patients were provided check-up and treatment facilities at OPD in addition to provision of treatment to over 71,000 patients in emergency ward of the DHQ Hospital during the last year. According to a hospital source, the facility of pathology tests was extended to 1,248,670 patients, including 16,409 tests of PCR, 137,324 hepatitis-B

  • 10 held for flying kites

    January 11, 2019 12:00 AM 107

    GUJRANWALA: Police Thursday arrested 10 accused persons for violating the Kite Flying Act and recovered hundreds of kites and string rolls from them. Reportedly, Kotwali police conducted raids in different areas and arrested nine persons for flying kites and recovered 400 kites and 68 chemical rolls from them. The Satellite Town police also conducted

  • CM gives Rs0.5m cheque to ailing Seraiki poet

    January 11, 2019 12:00 AM 91

    MULTAN: Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has announced that the provincial government will bear all treatment expenses of popular Seraiki poet Shakir Shujabadi, saying he is a great asset and proud of Pakistan. A financial assistance cheque worth Rs0.5 million was handed over to the poet on behalf of the CM by Punjab Agriculture Task Force chairman

  • Newly-wed couple succumbs to burn wounds

    January 11, 2019 12:00 AM 96

    SIALKOT: A newly-married couple, which had sustained severe fire burns, died here on Thursday. Reportedly, Adnan, 22, married Yusra, 20, on January 4, 2019, at Greenwood Street, Prem Gali in Kotwali police precincts. During their wedding night, the gas heater of their room suddenly went off due to gas loadshedding. Later, when the supply was resumed

  • Two of a family killed on road

    January 11, 2019 12:00 AM 86

    SIALKOT: Two members of a family were killed in a collision between a car and a tractor-trolley on Pasrur-Narowal Road near Kala Pahar village in the limits of Sadr police on Wednesday night. A tractor-trolley collided with a car. As a result, car riders Muhammad Sajid s/o Muhammad Iqbal and Imtiaz Ali s/o Rehmat Ali were killed on the spot. However

  • PIA diverts Sialkot flights to Lahore

    January 11, 2019 12:00 AM 107

    LAHORE: In the wake of necessary maintenance of Sialkot Airport’s runway, the PIA has announced operation of its Jan 15 and Jan 16 flights from Lahore instead of Sialkot. According to a PIA spokesperson, travel agents and passengers had already been informed about the change in flight schedule. PIA flight PK244 from Damam on January 15 will now land at Lahore

  • 705th Urs of Shah Rukn-e-Alam to commence from 12th

    January 11, 2019 12:00 AM 97

    MULTAN: The city district administration has planned foolproof security for the three days 705th urs of Sufi saint Hazrat Shah Rukn-e-Alam, commencing from January 12 to 14. Speaking at the urs arrangement meeting here on Thursday, Deputy Commissioner Mudassar Riaz Malik said that the Auqaf department would be responsible for all arrangements. All departments