Stripped of dignity: PU freshmen forced to bear brunt of shameful ragging rituals

LAHORE: In the guise of open-mindedness, the newly-admitted students of the fine arts department at the University of Punjab have been exposed...

Wasif Ali Wasif’s urs

LAHORE: The 31st annual Urs of Wasif Ali Wasif, a scholar and Sufi thinker, will begin February 14 at Miani Sahib in...

Arresting ‘Nelson’ Chaudhry

Fawad ‘Nelson’ Chaudhry has changed his name after arrest. He has renamed himself after Nelson Mandela. Fawad, or rather Nelson, is also...

New Punjab chief secretary assumes office

LAHORE: In a latest development, Zahid Akhtar Zaman, a senior civil servant, has assumed the role of chief secretary of Punjab. Mr. Zahid...

Financial struggles push Lahore man to attempt suicide with children in tow

LAHORE: A financially-stricken man in In Lahore's Raiwind neighbourhood attempted to take his own life along with that of his three children...

The real ‘35 punctures’

I suppose the difference between KP and Punjab, and maybe the difference between the Pashton and the Punjabi, was best illustrated by...

Trade, industry announce protest against anti-industry policies on Monday

LAHORE: The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry’s former president Mian Anjum Nisar has said that the business community across...

Quran khawani for civil servant

LAHORE: Quran khawani for the departed soul of retired Capt. Sher Alam Mahsud, civil servant and former federal secretary, will be held...

Nine development schemes approved

LAHORE: The 40th meeting of the Provincial Development Working Party (PDWP) of the fiscal year 2022-23, presided over by Sohail Anwar, secretary...

A confident dissolution

If you were to ask me, the dissolution of the Punjab Assembly was inevitable after the vote of confidence. Ch Pervez Elahi,...

Minor found ‘tortured’ to death in toilet

LAHORE: The ‘tortured’ body of a six-year-old boy was found in a toilet in Nishtar Colony locality of the provincial metropolis, the...

Dealing with teachers

Something’s wrong with Americans. This school shooting thing is getting ugly. On Friday, it seems, in Newport News, Virginia, which is hardly...

Al man called Pele… and another called Ish

The world of sport has been shaken by an earthquake. Pele is dead. Yes, Edson Arantes do Nascimento, as was his real...

IGP takes notice of killing incidents in Sargodha, Attock

LAHORE: Punjab Inspector General of Police Aamir Zulfiqar Khan, taking notice of the killing of two people during gunfight between two groups...

No rapping for Ch Pervez

Apart from the usual suspects (Imran, Ch Pervez, Shehbaz, Hamza Shehbaz and so on), the two men uppermost in my mind when...