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Shahbaz Sharif Announces Plans For Metro Boat In Lahore

ZEESHAN IFTAKHAR: After the ‘widely successful’ Metro Bus and Orange Line train projects, Lahore is now going to host a metro boat service. Just hours after torrential rains submerged Lahore’s busiest roads and turned the city into a South Asian ‘Venice’, Shahbaz Sharif has confirmed that he is planning to install a metro boat service in the provincial capital. After all, Venice isn’t complete without a boat service. Despite the fact that the Orange Line is yet to be completed, the Metro Boat is a high priority project, since itRead More


Islamist Parties Alliance (MMA) Hold Huge Rally at Minar-e-Pakistan in Lahore

“People want Islamic Pakistan”; “Will defeat secularists in next polls” May 14, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Pakistan’s main Islamist party Jamaat-e-Islami leader Sirajul Haq, speaking at Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) first public gathering in Punjab on Sunday, said the rally was a clear message that the nation wanted an “Islamic Pakistan” not ‘secular Pakistan’. Addressing the huge rally at Greater Iqbal Park in Lahore, Haq said it was unfortunate that an Islamic political system was not implemented in the last 70 years, adding that the party was fighting for the imposition ofRead More


Arsenic In Pakistan’s Ground Water: Toxic Concerns In Region Infamous For Deformities

Arsenic in drinking water threatens up to 60 million in Pakistan; The WHO has established an Arsenic level of 10 micrograms per liter as the permissible concentration in drinking water. In Pakistan, the government says that 50 micrograms per liter is acceptable, according to a BBC Report. MASROOR GILANI; May 12, 2018 — Basharat Ali was 15 when his legs began to falter, a condition doctors have blamed on polluted water in a Pakistani region infamous for the deformities that afflict many of its people. Too weak to carry hisRead More


Lahore Blueprint For Karachi: Mother Of All Cities

By ASHA’AR REHMAN: IF my mother had been around I would have broken the news to her with a chuckle and a boast. There’s finally word that it is possible to turn Karachi into Lahore — long after she declared that my beloved Lahore could never become Karachi. Now it is not only possible that Karachi could be propped up to the level of the largest village on the face of the earth, but that, given the feats Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has performed in his hurried-scurried lifetime, itRead More