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'Historical Guru Nanak palace' in Pakistan's Punjab province partially demolished by locals

The Guru Nanak Palace was constructed over four centuries ago in Bathanwala village on New Lahore Road.

May 27, 2019, 17:56 PM IST

Pakistan's Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal shot at in suspected assassination bid

Pakistan's Interior Minister was on Sunday shot at and injured in a suspected assassination bid, police said.

May 06, 2018, 20:48 PM IST

Man kills wife for serving cold dinner in Pakistan

Feroz Khan, a resident of Lahore's Factory Area, had an argument with his wife Roshan Bibi for serving him cold food on Wednesday.

Nov 30, 2017, 20:25 PM IST

Smog affects domestic, international flights in Pak's Punjab province

Nearly 60 domestic and international flights are being affected daily for the last one week in Pakistan's Punjab province due to smog and heavy fog.

Nov 13, 2017, 18:41 PM IST

Nawaz Sharif's brother made to miss golden opportunity: PML-N members

Pakistan`s disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has "smartly deprived" his younger brother Shahbaz Sharif of an opportunity to become premier, PML-N members in Punjab province believe.

Aug 05, 2017, 14:01 PM IST

Pakistan village council punishes rapist's sister

A village council (Panchayat) in Punjab province has ordered a suspected rapists sister to marry the rape survivors husband as a punishment, it was reported n Monday.

Jul 31, 2017, 21:22 PM IST

Pakistani boy tortured to death over goat theft

Family of Muhammad Amir alleged that the boy was tortured to death on Saturday for allegedly stealing a goat in Uch Sharif town, reports Dawn News. 

Jul 16, 2017, 11:59 AM IST

At least 140 killed, over 100 injured as oil tanker explodes in Pakistan's Bahawalpur district

At least 140 people were on Sunday charred to death after an oil tanker overturned and burst into flames in Bahawalpur district of Pakistan's Punjab Province.

Jun 25, 2017, 14:00 PM IST

Pakistan woman, who alleged rape, sentenced to death by 'panchayat'

The incident happened on Friday in Rajanpur, a rural district about 400 kilometres from provincial capital Lahore.

May 28, 2017, 22:45 PM IST

Pak woman, who alleged rape, sentenced to death by 'panchayat'

A 19-year-old woman has been sentenced to death by village elders in Pakistan's Punjab province for allegedly having an illicit relationship with her cousin after she accused him of raping her at gunpoint.

May 28, 2017, 20:58 PM IST

Pakistan shrine custodian, aides sent to police on physical remand

An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan on Monday sent on physical remand the custodian of a shrine and his two aides who have been charged with murder and terrorism for killing 20 devotees with batons and knives in a remote village in Punjab province.

Apr 03, 2017, 19:39 PM IST

20 people murdered at Pakistan shrine: Police

The custodian of a Pakistani religious shrine and two accomplices have been arrested for intoxicating and murdering 20 devotees with batons and knives early on Sunday, police said.

Apr 02, 2017, 15:04 PM IST

Indo-Pak thaw in the air? Why Indian envoy to Pakistan met Nawaz Sharif's 'powerful' brother

Speculations about Indo-Pak thaw are rife now!

Feb 06, 2017, 17:12 PM IST

Pakistan cracks down on clerics ''celebrating'' Salmaan Taseer's killing

Salmaan Taseer, who had angered religious zealots with his statements against Pakistan`s controversial blasphemy laws, was killed in Islamabad`s Kohsar Market on January 4, 2011.

Jan 04, 2017, 18:33 PM IST

Pakistan PM inaugurates Chinese-assisted nuclear power plant

Power-starved Pakistan today received a major boost as a China-backed 340 MW nuclear power plant in its Punjab province was inaugurated by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who termed it as a milestone in the government's efforts to end the menace of load shedding.

Dec 28, 2016, 16:07 PM IST

16 killed in road accident in Pakistan's Punjab province

At least 16 persons were killed and over 30 other injured on Monday when two buses collided in Pakistan's Punjab province, police said.

Oct 17, 2016, 09:36 AM IST

Couple, son killed in Pakistan for 'honour'

Bodies of a couple and their four-year-old son - brutally tortured before being murdered - have been found in Pakistan`s Punjab province in suspected "honour killings".

Jun 21, 2016, 13:32 PM IST

Woman paraded with blackened face, shaved head for eloping with lover

A 23-year-old woman was paraded in her village streets with blackened face and shaved off head by her family members for allegedly eloping with a man, the latest in a series of 'honour' related crimes in Pakistan's Punjab province.

Jun 19, 2016, 17:14 PM IST

US, Afghan forces rescue kidnapped son of ex-Pak PM Gilani

Ali Haider Gilani, the son of Pakistan's ex-prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, has been recovered today in a joint operation carried out by the Afghan and US forces in Ghazni, Afghanistan.

May 10, 2016, 17:00 PM IST