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PHA mulls restrictions on TikTokers

LAHORE: Following the harassment incident at Greater Iqbal Park, Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) Vice Chairperson Hafiz Zeeshan Rashid has proposed monitoring of videography by social media content creators in public parks across the provincial metropolis. In a letter addressed to the PHA director general, the horticulture authority’s vice chairperson …

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Gujar Khan police nab extortionist

RAWALPINDI: The Gujar Khan police have arrested an extortionist who demanded Rs10 million from a citizen and threatened him with dire consequences. Sheikh Umar had lodged a complaint in June in which he said that he was travelling to Sialkot with Ahsan Zia and Saleem Masih. Read Police bust gang of …

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Over 60 per cent of Islooites get Covid jabs

ISLAMABAD: Around 61 per cent or 1.3 million population of Islamabad has been vaccinated against the coronavirus. According to figures shared by Islamabad District Health Officer (DHO) Dr Zaeem Zia on Sunday, the positivity ratio climbed slightly during the last two days and was recorded at 8.15 per cent, which …

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Monthly stipends awarded to ailing artists

ISLAMABAD: The Balochistan government has awarded deserving and ailing artists of the province with a monthly stipend of Rs30,000 including a medical grant. According to sources familiar with the matter, there were more than 1,200 artists registered in the province, while registration of others was underway. The source added that …

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Absence of caretakers a nuisance for elderly

LAHORE: Pandemic stories, often horrifying, have come out in a strugglers-of-the-day format consistently for the past two years now. One such story, sharing the theme of disruption to normalcy and solitude, is of senior citizens whose children live abroad. This population niche of aged citizens has struggled because they have …

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Claims of ending police abuse bite the dust

LAHORE: Police’s highhandedness continues unabated, after three incidents of abuse of power by cops were reported in the provincial capital over the past week. Over two decades since the ‘commitment’ of the political elite as well as the police department to end thana culture, there has not been a single …

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FO condemns killing of Kashmiris

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Saturday strongly condemned the extrajudicial killings of three more Kashmir youths in Pulwama area of the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK). In state-sponsored terrorism against Kashmiris, Indian occupation forces have martyred six Kashmiris in the past three days, Foreign Office spokesperson said in a statement. …

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Kabaddi struggles for greater recognition

LAHORE: Indigenous to South Asia, Kabaddi is an ancient sport which manages to garner a stupendous regional audience in India and Pakistan, despite little support offered by the two governments. Once a popular pastime on the street corners of the subcontinent, contemporaneity has since pushed the game to the shadows …

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Mild tremors felt in Karachi

KARACHI: Mild tremors, measuring 3.0 on the scale, were felt in some areas of Karachi on Saturday. No loss of life or damage of property was reported, however, some people still vacated their places of work and residences out of fear. The National Seismic Monitoring Centre reported the earthquake’s depth at around 15 kilometres, …

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