The 24-year-old started her own business at her house in Kunal Nasheeb, Union Council District Jakkhar, Layyah. Credit Officer Ghulam Qasim said that Kanwal was given all the information about acquisition of an interest-free loan for a small layer farming business. She has collected Rs28,000 in the past four months and her sales volume has risen with the passage of time. Female Lyari rapper takes charge with ‘Gully Girls’ songKanwal’s future plans include setting up a big hatchery and pursuing higher education in agriculture. Kanwal also received Citi Microentrepreneurship Award in the special category of Young Entrepreneurship by Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund.

May 20, 2019 04:41 UTC

Five other class fellow­s lost their lives while she suffer­ed seriou­s injuri­es in accide­ntBHAKKAR: Even after two months of the tragic accident, 15-year-old Sana Parveen, who suffered serious injuries in the crash in Bhakkar, is struggling for life. Parveen’s father told The Express Tribune that after being in a coma for about seven weeks, her daughter is now recovering slowly. Even doctors have no idea when she will be able to lead a normal life,” shared Hussain. On Saturday, CM Buzdar met with the families of the girls killed in the accident and distributed cheques of Rs500,000 to them. Published in The Express Tribune, May 20th, 2019.

May 20, 2019 04:30 UTC

Couple arrest­ed for kidnap­pingLAHORE: A newborn kidnapped from Lady Willingdon Hospital two days ago was recovered by police on Sunday. According to Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) DSP Kotwali Usman Gujjar, the newborn baby of a labourer identified as Irfan was kidnapped from Lady Willingdon Hospital two days ago, late Friday night. In his statement to the police, the infant’s father said that he and his wife had come to the hospital from Muridke a few days ago. Under the supervision of CIA DSP Kotwali Usman Gujjar, the team seized CCTV footage from surgical ward all the way to the path leading outside the hospital. CIA DSP Usman Gujjar stated that they are currently investigating the case further in order to ascertain whether the accused are professional criminals..

May 20, 2019 04:18 UTC

In a separa­te incide­nt, motorc­yclist dies in road accide­ntKHANEWAL: A man was shot dead over an old enmity in the jurisdiction of Sadar Mian Channu police station on Sunday. Sadar Mian Channu police have registered a case and started investigation. Husband commits suicide after wife ‘misses deadline’The police shifted the body to a morgue of Tehsil Headquarters Hospital Mian Channu after autopsy. In another incident, at least four passengers sustained injuries when the bus overturned near new bypass due to speeding on Sunday. Police said a private company bus overturned near Khanewal-Lodhran new bypass.

May 20, 2019 04:18 UTC

After police receiv­ed a call that severa­l suspec­ts were one-wheeli­ng on Band RoadLAHORE: A Dolphin Squad team was allegedly physically assaulted by citizens on Band Road on Sunday. Reportedly, police received a call that several suspects were one-wheeling on Band Road. Officials reached the scene and arrested a few of them, handing them over to Sanda police station. Sometime later, another call alerted officials that more suspects were one-wheeling on the road. When the Dolphin Squad and Police Response Unit reached the scene, over 100 unidentified suspects pelted them with stones.

May 20, 2019 04:07 UTC





Most street hawkers, especially fruit sellers, have not displayed price lists and selling their merchandise at the asking price. The government is paying subsidy in Ramazan bazaars to neutralise the effect of this artificial price increase. Meanwhile, Ramazan bazaars in Faisalabad depicted the lack of interest and apathy of the district administration. Similarly, one kilogramme of sugar was available for Rs55 in Ramazan bazaar and Rs64 in the open market, apple Rs190 in Ramazan bazaar and Rs200 in the open market, pomegranate Rs255 a kilogramme in Ramazan bazaar and Rs265 in the open market. However, Additional Deputy Commissioner Tariq Niazi said crowded Ramazan bazaars show that the step taken by the district administration was successful.

May 20, 2019 04:07 UTC

In Pakistan it was the military, led by General Ziaul Haq, that took Pakistan towards Islamisation. While the military in Turkey assigned itself the role of the protector of the national ideology, that was not the case in Pakistan. As in Turkey, the military in Pakistan claimed a significant share in the government’s budget to protect the country’s borders. The Turkish military opted for secularism more firmly and resolutely than its Pakistani counterpart. In Turkey, large municipalities such as Ankara and Istanbul wield political influence if not political power.

May 20, 2019 03:56 UTC

The natural gas tariff is set to rise further, beginning the new financial year. Only a month after assuming power – in September 2018 to be exact – the PTI government had raised the gas tariff by a mammoth 143%. The objective was to keep the two gas utilities – SNGPL and SSGCL – floating without having to inject funds from the federal budget. Dr Hafeez Shaikh, the PM’s adviser on finance, revenue and economic affairs, had announced that the raise in gas price would be directly proportional to the amount consumed i.e. The gas price, though, is not only thing playing on the minds of the masses since the pricier dollar is feared to take a toll on virtually everything.

May 20, 2019 03:56 UTC

Pakistan batsman Asif Ali is expected to leave the tour of England following the death of his daughter, who had been having treatment for cancer in the United States, reported Khaleej Times. A statement issued by Islamabad United, the team Asif plays for in the Pakistan Super League, late Sunday said: “ISLU family pays its deepest condolences to @AasifAli2018 on the tragic loss of his daughter. Ali featured in every game of the series, scoring two fifties with a career best of 52 in the third ODI in Bristol. Before his departure for the limited-overs series in England, Ali had tweeted on April 24 that he was sending his daughter to the United States for treatment. Condolences poured in as soon the team media manager confirmed that Asif Ali’s daughter lost her battle with cancer.

May 20, 2019 03:45 UTC

Islama­bad thinks that Afghan­istan in all likeli­hood is headin­g toward­s a ‘civil war’The United States and the Afghan Taliban recently held another round of talks in Qatar as part of efforts to seek a peaceful end to the prolonged war in Afghanistan. Currently, there are around 17,000 foreign troops including 14,000 Americans, who are primarily engaged in training the Afghan forces. In this scenario can the US strike a peace deal with the Taliban or is it too late now? Pakistan, which is considered a key player in the Afghan peace process given its proximity to Afghanistan, is skeptical about the prospects of the ongoing talks leading to a breakthrough. Given this precarious situation, the hope for an Afghan endgame may remain a distant dream.

May 20, 2019 03:45 UTC

“If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. Saudi Arabia “does not want a war, is not looking for it and will do everything to prevent it,” he said. The United Arab Emirates’ foreign ministry said the current “critical circumstances” require a unified Arab and Gulf stance. Saudi Arabia accused Tehran of ordering the pipeline attacks, targeting “the security of oil supplies… and the global economy”.

May 20, 2019 03:41 UTC

By giving population a whopping 82pc weightage in the NFC Award formula, the body politic has been indirectly discouraging provinces from achieving better population control altogether. 9th NFC award: What do the provinces want? The main bone of contention, however, remains to be population-based allocation of federal transfers and not poverty-based ones. Karachi contributes 55% of federal tax revenue but not even 10% of that is spent on improving public services in Karachi. Jul-Mar FY19: Federal govt gives Rs1.8tr to provinces under NFC AwardLahore, on the other hand, contributes 15% of federal tax revenue, but nearly 50pc of Punjab’s revenue is spent back on Lahore.

May 20, 2019 03:33 UTC

This led the police to the alleged kidnappers in Lahore where a team of the Islamabad Police nabbed the suspects and recovered the girl. The suspects took him to Tariq’s house in the Westridge area, where suspects who were riding in the other vehicle were present including Khawar, Tanvir, Khurram, Talha, Abuzar and Shaukat. The victim, FA*, had filed an application that she had been gang-raped by four suspects, including allegedly by three policemen. The police arrested the suspects including Muhammad Naseer, Rashid Minhas, Muhammad Azeem, and Amir. While talking to The Express Tribune, the CPO said that the victim had directly contacted the CPO Complaint Cell.

May 20, 2019 03:33 UTC

Beset by poverty, Abdul Majeed and his son, Ibadul Islam hoped one day to own a car. Four years of tinkering later with some Rs600,000 spent on their do-it-yourself project, the father and son duo had the car of their dreams ready to go. “The excise department has refused to register our car,” Ibad told The Express Tribune. Describing the process of building their car, Majeed said they began procuring necessary parts and tools in 2015. “It is disappointing that such a unique car built for such a low price is not being appreciated by not being registered,” said Majeed.

May 20, 2019 03:22 UTC

Railwa­ys minist­er says PM unable to accomp­lish his goal becaus­e of ‘corrup­t mafia’KARACHI: Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid said on Sunday that encroachments around the Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) would be removed within 15 days in line with the orders of the Supreme Court. The minister said Karachi would witness the start of container-laden trains after a gap of 25 years. “The first [container-laden train] will set off from Karachi Port Trust at 1pm on Monday.”50-foot area on either side of Karachi Circular Railway track to be clearedRashid said the primary reason behind Prime Minister Imran Khan being unable to accomplish his goals was the reign of the corrupt mafia. “After Shehbaz Sharif, Zardari is also seeking an NRO. But they will both get nothing.”Top court gives one month to revive Karachi Circular RailwayThe minister held the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the PPP responsible for the increasing prices of essential items.

May 20, 2019 03:11 UTC