CDA approves illegal layout plan of Zaraj Housing Scheme

ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Agency (CDA) has approved the allegedly illegal Layout Plan (LOP) of Zaraj Housing Scheme, it has been learned. According to details, the housing scheme had allegedly converted the residential plots into commercial plots while other amenity

CDA charging higher amounts for birth certificates unlawfully

ISLAMABAD: Directorate of Municipal Administration (DMA) wing of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) has been charging hefty amounts for provision of birth certificates and other documents unlawfully. The fees for a birth certificate is Rs110 but applicants are being asked

Ghost employees detected in RCB’s sanitation dept

RAWALPINDI: The sanitation department of the Rawalpindi Cantonment Board (RCB) has hundreds of ghost employees working on daily wages, it has been revealed. Sources informed that Sanitation Department in-charge Waris Bhatti along senior officers are allegedly receiving vast sums over

Illegal construction of govt lands continues in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Continuous illegal construction, occupation, and encroachment by the land mafia are underway in the federal capital.  Despite Capital Development Authority Survey of Pakistan and other agencies actions against encroachment and occupation of forest lands by forest mafia at Islamabad’s

CDA official allegedly patronizing illegal housing societies in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Capital Development Authority’s Regional Planning Director allegedly patronizing illegal housing societies in Zone-IV of Islamabad. According to sources, Regional Planning Director, Arshad Chauhan allegedly patronized illegal housing societies in Zone-IV, sources added that dealers are selling plots in the

IESCO officials allegedly involved in installing bogus electricity meters

ISLAMABAD: The employees of Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) have allegedly installed hundreds of bogus electricity meters in a private housing society of Islamabad, it has been revealed.   According to details, department’s Sub Divisional Officer (SDO) of the Gangal

IPC Ministry, PSB officials embezzle sports honorarium

ISLAMABAD: A complaint has been lodged on the Citizen’s Portal stating that 35 members of the Inter-Provincial Coordination (IPC) had allegedly received millions in honorarium meant for athletes and sportsmen. The PM’s Citizens Portal has sought an explanation from the

CDA officials illegally allot six valuable plots to property mafia

ISLAMABAD: Officials of the Capital Development Authority officials have allegedly tampered the records and illegally allotted six more valuable plots in Sector I-11 and I-10 of the federal capital to property mafia, it has been revealed. According to details, the

FHA’s officials receiving bribes from illegal encroachments

ISLAMABAD: Officials of the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) Islamabad is allegedly receiving bribes from the illegal encroachments, it has been revealed. According to details, illegal encroachments are increasing constantly in Sectors G13 and 14 of Islamabad due to the alleged

Over hundred ghost employees detected in DMC East Karachi

KARACHI: It has been revealed that more than a hundred ghost contract employees in District Municipality Corporation (DMC) East Karachi have been serving the civic entity for the past several years. According to details, over 100 ghost contract employees are

KWSB director accounts allegedly constitutes team to cover-up corruption

KARACHI: Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KW&SB) Director Accounts Imran Zaidi has allegedly constituted a private team to cover-up alleged corruption. According to sources, Director Accounts Imran Zaidi has allegedly assigned important financial responsibilities to five retired private individuals. KWSB

Bismah had previous failed marriages, provoked my son: Gulnaz Bibi

RAWALPINDI: A woman who was severely thrashed by her son has revealed he was provoked by his wife who wants to acquire the family’s property. Speaking to MM News, Gulnaz Bibi said: “My daughter-in-law, Bismah Khatun is used to quarreling

Salaries, pensions unpaid as KMC deficit increases to Rs7 billion

KARACHI: The Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) is facing a deficit of Rs7 billion, making it difficult to pay salaries for employees and pensions. According to the details, the KMC owes Rs 3.5 billion including salaries, pensions and other dues of

Jamshoro police disclose arrest of 4 criminals after demanding bribes

HYDERABAD: Jamshoro police have revealed the arrest of four notorious criminals who were nabbed during a police encounter several days ago. According to details, police disclosed the arrest after demanding a hefty bribe from the suspect’s family and close aides

Rs100 million corruption revealed in DMC East

KARACHI: A close relative of Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has been involved in distributing tenders in District Municipal Corporation (DMC) East to handpicked contractors. Despite being a junior officer, Azhar Shah holds the posts of two different district

Lawyer’s land occupied in Bani Gala suburb

ISLAMABAD: Illegal occupation continues unabated at the Park View Housing Society in Malot suburb of Bani Gala in the federal capital. In the latest development, the land mafia has occupied the five kanals land of senior advocate Raja Shafqat and

Karachi fire department criminally ill-equipped

KARACHI: Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) fire department is on the verge of collapse and any adverse situation in the city could lead to a disaster, sources revealed on Wednesday. According to sources, 10 fire stations out of 24 in the

CDA planning dubious auction over allotted plots

ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has decided to auction plots in Sector I-12 and I-14 of the federal capital to handpicked property dealers under immense political pressure. Sources informed that CDA’s Land & Rehabilitation Department has decided to include

Land mafia allegedly occupying lands in Islamabad’s Bani Gala

ISLAMABAD: With the formation of private housing societies in Islamabad’s Bani Gala, the land mafia is illegally occupying lands of poor people under the alleged patronage of PTI leader Aleem Khan.   According to details, the society is owned by

Market Committee allegedly involved in Rs 80m corruption

KARACHI: Market Committee is allegedly involved in Rs 80m corruption. New Sabzi Mandi of the metropolis has been deprived of basic amenities for the past 17 years. According to details, the management of the market committee has looted the local

More than 1000 ghost employees detected in DMC Central Karachi

KARACHI: More than 1000 ghost employees in District Central Karachi have been serving the civic entity for the past several years, it has been revealed. According to details, more than 1000 ghost employees are receiving salaries under the alleged patronage

Nine employees given illegal postings at Liaquatabad hospital

KARACHI: The Sindh Health Department has illegally promoted nine employees of the Sindh Government Hospital Liaquatabad. These employees have been given postings in violation of directives of the Supreme Court of Pakistan while the seniority list has been completely negated,

KWSB illegally hikes non-refundable tender fees

KARACHI: The Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) has illegally increased non-refundable tender fees to Rs10,000 in violation of relevant rules and regulations. According to Sindh Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (SEPRA) – the body regulating the allotment of tenders in

Elderly woman accuses Punjab minister of occupying ancestral land

ISLAMABAD: The ancestral land of a family has been occupied in Bani Gala area by the land mafia who wants to merge it with a nearby housing society. The family has accused Punjab minister Aleem Khan of patronizing the land

NAB gears up for action against coordinators of KMC officers

KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) is gearing up to take action against coordinators and assistants of Karachi Municipal Authority (KMC) officers for corruption, embezzlement and misuse of funds since the last four years. Investigations are already underway against Mayor

Karachi Mayor fails to take notice in Rs1 billion contract award scam

KARACHI: Karachi Mayor has not taken any action of alleged embezzlement worth one billion rupees in tenders issued by the Karachi Municipal Corporation. The KMC had received Rs5 billion funds from the federal government under the Karachi Package. Director-General Engineering

Gadap town police allows bus operation from Kathor illegally

KARACHI: Gadap Town police alleged pocketed enormous amounts of money to allow the resumption of public transportation from Kathor area of the city despite lockdown restrictions. Earlier sources had been reported that several public inter-city buses were being operated from Korangi to

LG Department suspends officer over bogus postings

KARACHI: Sindh Local Government Department has suspended an officer of LG Board for being allegedly involved in bogus postings and other corrupt activities. Rehmatullah Shaikh was a Grade 19 officer in the Engineering Branch at the Sindh Council Unified Grade

Rawalpindi police constable becomes victim of land grabbing

RAWALPINDI: Police constable has also become a victim of land grabbing in Rawalpindi. The land of a police constable was occupied by influential land grabbers. According to details, the leader of the alleged land grabbers, Malik Abid, along with the

Rs 1b corruption revealed in Karachi Municipal Corporation

KARACHI: Rs 1 billion corruption has been revealed in Karachi Municipal Corporation (KMC) under the patronage of high-level officials. According to relevant sources, Karachi Metropolitan Engineering Department has allotted tenders of nine Karachi development projects to preferred contractors through fake