LONDON Britain launched fighter jets on Friday to escort a Pakistan International Airlines plane carrying 297 passengers from Lahore after it was diverted from Manchester, a spokesman for the Defense Ministry said. Flight PK709 from the city of Lahore in Pakistan was due to land at Manchester Airport in north west England at 1230 GMT. The plane was diverted to Stansted airport, east of central London, according to a Manchester Airport spokesman.Essex Police, who are responsible for the area where
LAHORE Two more children who had been suffering from measles died in Lahore on Friday, taking the death toll in the current outbreak in Punjab to 102, Dunya News reported.The victims include six-year-old Sana Zahra and one year old Haleema who were properly treated but unluckily both of them could not survive.According to hospital sources, the deceased belonged to Sheikhupura.The provincial government conducted a measles vaccination drive in Lahore earlier this month for children aged
LAHORE People across the country are facing worst ever electricity load shedding this summer with power shortfall already exceeding 7,000MW and the duration of load shedding rising to 20 hours a day in most areas. Especially, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) have been subjected to prolonged and unscheduled electricity load shedding varying between 18 to 20 hours a day. Lahore, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Multan, Gujranwala and other cities in Punjab are experiencing 18 to 20 hours of loadshedding.