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Lahore Whites, SPM enter semis

Lahore Whites, SPM enter semis

LAHORE – Lahore Whites and Sayid Paper Mills moved into the regional semi-finals of the 13th National Seniors Cricket Cup after winning their matches at different venues in Lahore. Lahore Whites defeated Multan Tigers by 55 runs. Lahore scored 179-7 in 24 overs against Multan at Khayaban-e-Amin Ground and bowled the opposition out for 124.
Meanwhile at Ali Garh Ground, Model Town, SPM beat Multan Whites by seven wickets. Multan struggled to score 150 runs in their innings. SPM

Seven killed in Lahore

LAHORE – An alleged robber was killed during a “friendly fire” while two of his accomplices had been arrested, police claimed on Thursday. Police said that the alleged robber sustained a bullet and died soon afterwards, when his accomplices opened fire on the house-owner during a robbery attempt in Nishtar Colony area.
Police investigators said that three armed bandits barged into the house of Mohammad Tayyab and held up the inmates at gunpoint. As Tayyab offered resistance, they

Govt hospital in Lahore robbed

LAHORE – Four armed robbers disguised as patients robbed the Government Hospital Shahdara on Wednesday. The criminals, riding on a car, entered the hospital and one of them pretended as a patient.
Later, they held the staff, including nurses and doctors, at gunpoint and snatched more Rs 40,000 in cash and four mobile phones before fleeing the crime scene. The duty officer of the hospital said only four to five employees were present at the time of incident.

CNG dealers go on strike, no petrol in Lahore today

ISLAMABAD/ LAHORE – After the government’s failure to convince the All Pakistan CNG Association (APCNGA) to continue the two-day gas curtailment, the association announced an indefinite strike across the country from 12 midnight today (Wednesday). The Petrol Retailers Association (PPRA) will also support this strike and will keep their petrol pumps closed in Lahore. APCNGA Supreme Council Chairman Ghiyas Abdullah Paracha told reporters that all CNG stations in Punjab would go on an

PML-N declares MQM’s Lahore rally ‘flop show’

LAHORE – PML-N senior leader Khawaja Saad Rafiq has called MQM’s public rally “a flop show,” saying Altaf Hussian’s “London-brand” revolution took its last breath at football ground of Gaddafi Stadium forever. It was not a Jalsa (public meeting), rather a Jalsi that pricked the imaginary publicity bubble that the MQM fantasised, he added.
Saad said the public meeting was a joint show of the MQM and PML-Q, but failed to create any ripple. He said the public meeting could not make

TSP count rises alarmingly in Lahore, Islamabad, Pindi

ISLAMABAD – With ‘Total Suspended Particles’ in the air in Lahore, Islamabad and Rawalpindi exceeding the WHO standard by 4.4 to 7.5, the Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency (Pak-EPA) has failed to maintain air quality control, revealed by the agency’s report.
The study was conducted in three cities during the last three months but the results were disappointing. An official in EPA told Pakistan Today that few days back a meeting was also held to review the report and

Shahbaz inspects development work in Lahore

LAHORE – Punjab’s Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif reached Bhutta Chowk early Sunday morning to see the ongoing development work.
The Chief Minister inspected under construction projects of Ring Road Package-1 and directed officials to complete the work within one month.
He said that these projects would ease the traffic flow in the area.
He directed officials to ensure best construction quality and early completion of the projects to facilitate citizens.

Lahore lift Punjab Games trophy

LAHORE – Lahore clinched the overall trophy of the 71st Punjab Games, securing 3459 points after winning another 14 events contested on the final day on Saturday. Faisalabad, who were posing a severe challenge to Lahore, secured the second place with 2170 points and were followed by Gujranwala at number three position with 1533 points.
Multan and Sahiwal got fourth and fifth positions, respectively with 757 and 741 points. Lahore claimed 89 gold medals for the top position, along

Lahore public meeting will break status quo: Altaf

KARACHI – MQM chief Altaf Hussain on Saturday appealed that the people of Punjab should support the cause of truth by participating in the April 10 public meeting to be held by the MQM.
In a video message, he said the people of Punjab should demonstrate through their unity that they want to break the status quo and bring to an end the decaying feudal system and rampant corruption.
Deploring the dynastic political culture prevalent in the country that empowers a few families

Punjab Games – Lahore dominate despite tough challenge

LAHORE – Lahore’s domination was severely challenged by Faisalabad and Sargodha on the second day of the 71st Samsung Punjab Games, being held at various venues of the city, but the hosts remained on top in majority of the disciplines on Friday.
Lahore were leading the medals tally after excelling exceptionally in different sporting events, but the challenge posed by Faisalabad and Sargodha in some disciplines might prevent them from taking the main trophy as the Games enter

Rauf shines as Lahore Whites enter last eight

LAHORE – Man of the Match Rauf Wayne displayed blistering knock as Lahore Whites moved into quarter-finals of 13th National Seniors Cricket Cup.
They snatched eight runbs win over Lahore Tigers at Race Course Park Ground, Jail Road, Lahore.
Lahore Whites: 236-6 (Rauf Wayne 108*, Rana Irfan 30, Nadeem Zafar 28, Arshed Rafai 27*; Waheed Niazi 2/40, Tahir Sheikh 1/29, Muhammad Munir 1/47, Zulfiqar 1/31, Khalid Jamshed 1/33)
Lahore Tigers : 228 ( Karamat Ali 49, Muhammad

Lahore win rugby as Punjab Games begin

LAHORE – The 71st Samsung Punjab Games rolled into action here on Thursday evening, with Lahore winning the rugby title at the Defence Stadium. Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif declared the games open in a simple but impressive ceremony at Punjab Stadium under lights.
Senior Provincial Minister and organising committee chairman Zulfiqar Khosa, Provincial Education Minister Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman, organising secretary Idria Haider Khawaja, chief organiser Iftikhar Malik,

Shahbaz visits Lahore Book Fair

LAHORE – Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Thursday visited the Lahore Book Fair, which is being organised with collaboration of the Punjab government.
More than 160 publishers from India, Pakistan, UK and the US are participating in the book fair with more than 200 stalls.
Academic books of the Punjab Text Book Board are also available at the stalls. The book fair will continue until April 11. Books are available in all categories while people from all walks of life

Ahmed steers Lahore Gym to win

LAHORE – Lahore Gymkhana qualified for the quarter-finals of the 1st Mian Mumtaz Memorial Cricket League beating Zareef Memorial by eight wickets here on Wednesday.
Ahmed Khan and Husnain Alam slammed centuries in Lahore Gymkhana’s win and overhauled the target of 239 set by Zareef Memorial with eight wickets to spare.
Yousuf 45, Shahrukh 42 and Shauket 36 were the main scorers of the losing side. Abdullah Tauseef took two wickets for 31 and Sameer tow for 63.

25th Lahore Book Fair opens today

LAHORE – The 25th Lahore International Book Fair 2011 will kick off today at Lahore Expo Center, Johar Town. Books from a wide range of categories will be presented for sale at the book fair which will continue till April 11. Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif will open the book fair that will have hundreds of stalls from India, England, America and Pakistan.

Lahore football trials from today

LAHORE – Two-day trials to select the Lahore Football Team for the Punjab Games 2011 will be held at Lahore’s Raiders FC Ground from April 5 to 6.
President of Lahore District Football Association Mian Rizwan Ali will act as the Chairman of the Selection Committee, accompanied by Anees Khan Lodhi, Iftikhar (Kasur) and Khalid Mehmood (Sheikhupura) as members. The football event of the Punjab Games will be held from April 7 to 9.