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Police arrest three bookies in Karachi targeting PSL matches

KARACHI: An international gambling network of renowned bookies has been exposed during cricket matches of the ongoing during the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL). The Special Investigation Unit (SIU) of the Sindh police claimed to have arrested three internationally associated

Illegal trade of betelnuts rampant in Karachi under police patronage

KARACHI: The supply of illegal and smuggled betelnuts (challia) is on the rise in Karachi under police patronage, it has been revealed. Investigations revealed that the Station House Officers (SHOs) of six police stations are involved in facilitating the trade.

Sindh Police officials decide to protest for raising salaries

KARACHI: Sindh Police have decided to stage a protest demanding an increase in their salaries, similar to the protest by federal government employees in Islamabad, it has been revealed. Sources said that the policemen including head constables and Assistant Superintendents

Citizens paying hefty amounts to receive arms licences in Sindh

KARAHI: As soon as the ban on issuing arms licenses was lifted in Sindh, various unscrupulous elements have started demanding heavy amounts to issue non-prohibited and prohibited-bore licenses, it has been revealed. The fee for arms licenses in Sindh ranges

Worried over SOPs violations, thousands of students skip school in Punjab

LAHORE: Thousands of students in Punjab province have dropped out of schools due to fear of COVID-19 as educational institutes failed implementation on standard operating procedures (SOPs). According to the details, Punjab has the highest number of deaths due to

Funds embezzled in Karachi zoo, animals at risk of starvation

KARACHI: Massive irregularities have been revealed in the Karachi Zoological Gardens and Landhi Zoo managed by Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) which has placed the animals at risk of starvation while many of the funds have been allegedly embezzled. Sources have

Punjab HEC director accused of demanding bribe for institute’s registration

LAHORE: A director of the Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) has been accused of demanding a bribe to grant a charter to an institute. Director PHEC Nouman Maqbool Rao is considered the right-hand man of the chairman who has not

Doctor holding fake degree employed by Lahore’s General Hospital for over six years

LAHORE: A doctor holding a fake degree has been working at Lahore’s General Hospital for six-years with the connivance of the hospital administration, it has been revealed. Revealing the state of affairs in the health department Lahore, sources disclosed that

Saeed Ghani hindering anti-encroachment operations: Sources

KARACHI: Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani is creating hindrances in the anti-encroachment operation along the stormwater drain in Mehmoodabad and is attempting to protect the house of his supporters in the drive while those of ordinary residents are being demolished.

Maulana Fazl, Maryam devise new strategy after PPP quits

ISLAMABAD: Cracks among the opposition parties alliance, Pakistan Democratic Alliance (PDM) are widening after Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) decision to contest Senate elections, according to sources. According to details, during the meeting between Maryam Nawaz and JUI-F’s chief Maulana Fazlur

Corrupt female officer appointed in new post of DMC Central

KARACHI: An influential female officer of Karachi’s District Municipal Corporation (DMC) Central, Shamoona Sadafhas been appointed to a new post instead of investigating the allegations of corruption against her. According to details, despite serious allegations of corruption, DMC Central Director

KDA Surjani Town officers involved in corrupt practices

KARACHI: Despite the transfer of the director-general Karachi Development Authority (KDA), several officers are still involved in corrupt activities in Surjani Town and Lines Area Project. Surjani Town Additional Engineer (XEN) Mohsin Raza, In-charge Enforcement Kamal Sheikh and Assistant Director

Railway authorities fail to clear encroachments along KCR tracks

KARACHI: Pakistan Railways authorities and the provincial governement have failed to remove illegal encroachments on the lands belonging to Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) megaproject. Illegal squatter settlement have propped up on land when authorities had earlier taken action while flats

DMC Korangi illegally issuing fines for open-air weddings

KARACHI: Land Department of District Municipal Corporation (DMC) Korangi is allegedly extorting money by illegally issuing ‘fine receipt’ to citizens holding open-air weddings. According to details, the officials of the land department are allegedly threatening the wedding organizers to pay

Sons of KDA employees received illegal postings, promotions

KARACHI: Work-charge employees at Karachi Development Authority (KDA) have been protesting the non-payment of salaries for the past three years due to the negligence of the Sindh Local Government Department. The department eventually regularized 51 employees.  However, it has been

Maternity home in Karachi becomes place of ghost employees

KARACHI: Hasrat Mohani Maternity Home of the DMC West has become a place of ghost employees where workers are only withdrawing salaries every month. According to the details, due to mismanagement and incompetence of the Chief Medical Officer of Baldia

Govt officials fail to take action against non-customs paid vehicles in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Customs officers, including Punjab Excise and Taxation Department and Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), have surrendered to take action against all non-custom paid, tampered vehicles, which were allegedly being running in Islamabad for a long time. In the last

Citizens, experts raise concern over KCR’s performance

KARACHI: The Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) began partial operations, after being out of commission for 21 years, with several problems and a delay-plagued process. According to details, the people of Karachi were once again deceived in the name of Circular

Outdoor advertisement placed illegally in Karachi’s Clifton area

KARACHI: Illegal outdoor advertisements have been placed on a busy road in DMC South in violation of rules and regulations. Abdul Ghani was recently appointed as Outdoor Advertisement Director by DMC South Municipal Commissioner Akhtar Shaikh. The director has allowed

Irregularities revealed in KDA under officials’ support

KARACHI: Corrupt officials of Karachi Development Authority (KDA) have illegally sold a 400 yards land in Surjani Town, allotted for Service Road, under the alleged patronage of senior officials. According to details, the corrupt officials took a huge bribe in

Hospitals in Karachi sound alarm amid increasing COVID-9 cases

KARACHI: As the COVID-19 infections are increasing day to day once again and with Sindh reporting over 1,300 cases on Tuesday, hospitals in Karachi are increasingly worried about the virus resurgence, expressing concern that they may soon run out of

IESCO official stops whistleblower’s pension for exposing scam

ISLAMABAD: Several officials of the Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) have started victimisation against a whistleblower who exposed a multi-billion scam in the organisation. The public utility has stopped pension to Mohammad Aqeel who had written a letter to Energy

Construction continues at Tejori Heights in violation of court orders

KARACHI: The illegal construction of a residential complex owned by former Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) leader and renowned gold trader Kamran Tessori is ongoing in violation of laws. Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) and Pakistan Railways authorities took action last

Patients suffer due to lack of equipment at Rawalpindi Corona Management Center

RAWALPINDI: The non-availability of the Oxygen machines and ventilators at Corona Management Center for Rawalpindi Division at Urology Institute, has been the cause of the problem for the patients suffering from COVID-19. Sources said a coronavirus patient died due to

Railway administration fails to clear KCR tracks

KARACHI: Despite Supreme Court orders to ensure the removal of encroachments from the Karachi Circular Railway track, the railway administration has failed to clear KCR tracks in the metropolis. Pakistan Railways has announced to run regular trains in Circular Railway

Irregularities revealed in KDA’s education department

KARACHI: Massive irregularities and illegal appointments have been revealed in the education department of the Karachi Development Authority (KDA). According to details, female teachers accused of funds embezzlement have been appointed as school headmistress of KDA schools. The teachers are

KDA officers issue fake receipt for building material

KARACHI: Although Karachi Development Authority (KDA) has dismissed former Johar Division Additional Engineer (XEN) Muhammad Sami, his team is continuing involvement in corrupt activities. A private team led by Grade 2 employee Mustafa Abbas Chand is allegedly involved in a

Influential land mafia prepares to steal Malir River bed

KARACHI: It has been revealed that influential land mafia has started reducing the width of Malir River illegally in order to encroach lands, which will be later self off to builders to initiate residential housing schemes.    The Malir River

Islamabad Model Town housing society illegally sell plots

ISLAMABAD: The administration of Model Town housing society has sold numerous residential and commercial plots illegally, depriving citizens and Overseas Pakistanis millions of rupees. The Model Town Housing Society is located in Malot and Pindh Begwal located on Simly Dam

DMC East officials embezzle road cutting fine

KARACHI: District Municipal Corporation (DMC) East officers have received hefty bribes under the pretext of road cutting and caused hefty losses to the municipality. Several officers of the Engineering Building and Road (B&R) Department at DMC East caused a loss