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Reconstruction of demolished wedding halls begins in Karachi

KARACHI: Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) has allowed the reconstruction of wedding halls demolished in Surjani and Gadap Town areas that were earlier demolished. At Surjani Town’s sector 4-D, the SBCA officers reportedly took the money and started reconstruction again

KDA office remains open for illegal practices despite govt’s closure orders

KARACHI: Amid the coronavirus outbreak, Sindh government offices are closed, while the offices of Karachi Development Authority (KDA) remained open for illegal practices. According to sources, dozens of officers and employees and their families have been infected with the coronavirus

Public transport owners defy lockdown orders

KARACHI: Transporters in Karachi are using unique ways to earn money despite the clear ban orders of the Interior Ministry due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to sources, despite the clear ban orders of the Interior Ministry, six buses of

Officials distribute tenders among particular contractors in Pak-PWD

KARACHI: In Pak-PWD tenders in Karachi, officials have crossed all boundaries of corruption and distributed tenders among particular contractors. According to sources, all the tenders were distributed among the particular contractors against the rules and regulations. Sources further said the

Police attempting to declare abducted minor girl as an adult

RAWALPINDI: The parents of a minor Christian girl, who has allegedly been abducted, have accused the police of non-cooperation and siding with the perpetrators. Anwar Masih and his wife Nasreen said their 12-year-old daughter, Fatima Masih, was abducted on May

Two criminals escape from police custody in Rawalpindi

RAWALPINDI: Two dangerous criminals allegedly involved in a wide range of criminal activities including kidnapping-for-ransom have fled from the Aiport Police Station in Rawalpindi. The escaped criminals, Basit and Hammad, were under custody along with two other suspects. There are

Chicken prices shoot up during Eid holidays in Karachi

KARACHI: Retailers have raised the prices of chicken beyond the reach of many people as broiler chicken meat is listed at only Rs 214 per kg in the price list issued by Commissioner Karachi while it is being sold at

Minor Christian girl abducted in Rawalpindi

RAWALPINDI: A minor girl belonging to the Christian community has allegedly been abducted and held in servitude since several weeks. Fatima Masih is the daughter of Anwar Masih, a resident of Street No 11 in Gulraiz Colony with the limits

High-rise buildings near airport responsible for plane crash

KARACHI: Illegal high-rise buildings in Model Colony Karachi are also responsible for the plane crash, which had killed almost 97 people on board.   According to details, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) have allegedly

Fake price lists circulating in Karachi markets  

KARACHI: Fake price lists of edible items are circulating in several markets of Karachi, through which citizens are facing rising inflation. According to details, fake commodity price lists are spreading in different markets of the city. The list was first

Rawalpindi hospitals allegedly include normal patients to COVID-19 cases

RAWALPINDI: Hospitals in Rawalpindi are reportedly adding patients suffering from other ailments to the list of COVID-19 cases, it has been revealed.   According to details, an elderly man named Muhammad Sharif, who had abdominal pain, was taken to Benazir

New Karachi becomes hub of illegal constructions

KARACHI: After Nazimabad, Liaquatabad, and Gulberg, New Karachi has become the hub of illegal constructions, while the Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) has remained a silent spectator. According to details, officers of all concerned agencies including the building authority are

Female inmates allegedly raped in district jail Lahore

LAHORE: A female prisoner in district jail Lahore has claimed that the administration of the jail, including DIG Prisons, allegedly involved in sexually harassing female inmates. The alleged rape victim disclosed in a video statement that DIG Jail, Malik Mubashir was

COVID-19 test reports delayed, missing at public hospitals

KARACHI: Citizens have been facing hardships in collecting coronavirus test reports from public hospitals, with reports emerging that many have to wait over two weeks just to receive their results. As the number of cases keeps rising, the Health Department

KWSB officers collecting ‘Eidi’ from water tanker mafia

KARACHI: The Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) seemed to have left the people of Karachi at the mercy of the water tanker mafia as the board completely failed to supply water to the city and continue its water tanker

Land reserved for zoo near Bani Gala illegally occupied

ISLAMABAD: A government land reserved for the zoo near Bani Gala in Islamabad allegedly occupied by influential land grabbers in collusion with the Capital Development Authority’s officials. According to sources, more than 300 acres of government land in Bani Gala

SBCA officers collecting ‘Eidi’ from builders in Liaquatabad

KARACHI: Several officers of the Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) has started collecting corrupt payments from builders involved in illegal constructions ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr. SBCA Deputy Director Shakeel Jamali, Assistant Director Sami Shaikh, and building inspector Aurangzeb have collecting underhand

Sialkot policemen allegedly kill youth in fake encounter

SIALKOT: Police Officer Muddasir Yaqoob Baryal allegedly has misused power and is involved in the extra-judicial killing of a youth along with several other criminal activities. Baryal is currently posted as SHO Ugoki, a small town in Sialkot district. Along

Rising numbers of fake COVID-19 cases raising doubts

KARACHI: There has been a rise in the number of coronavirus tests being declared fake which has raised doubts over the facilities being provided by the federal and provincial governments. Citizens are increasingly suspicious of the COVID-19 testing facilities which

ACE Dept issues notices to SBCA officials

KARACHI: The Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) Department has launched an investigation against officers of the Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) for failing to take action against illegal construction and encroachments. ACE Sindh East Zone has initiated an inquiry but sources informed

NAB initiates probe against two KMC officers

KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has launched an investigation against two officials of the Karachi Metropolitan Municipality (KMC) for corrupt activities. The investigation has been launched against KMC Chief Engineer Najeeb Ahmed and Additional Director Mazhar Sheikh. NAB Karachi

Karachi’s bridges could invite disaster at any moment

KARACHI: Several bridges in Karachi have become hazardous and could invite an accident at any moment. The situation has been aggravated by the negligence of the concerned authorities and has spread fear and panic among residents. According to details, several

Family members of rape victim in Rawalpindi being threatened

RAWALPINDI: Family members of the 12-year-old sexual abuse victim Iqra Fatima are continuing to face life threats from the accused party despite warning local police authorities. According to the victim’s mother, the accused persons are allegedly pressurizing the police in

Another building in Karachi on the verge of collapse

KARACHI: Another five-storey building in the Liaquatabad area of Karachi is on the verge to collapse. Fear has been spread among the residents of the building. According to the details, cracks have appeared on the walls and the building has

PM delays action against beneficiaries of sugar crisis inquiry report

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has reportedly delayed the release and implementation of the inquiry report into the sugar and wheat crises, it has been learnt. On Aprile 4, the prime minister had directed has inquiry commission formed to probe

Influential occupation mafia files FIR against victim’s family

ISLAMABAD: The influential occupation mafia of Bani Gala, Islamabad has filed a First Information Report (FIR) against the victim’s family for accusing them of firing at poor people.   According to details, the condition of the girl is critical and

Deceased prisoner allegedly included in COVID-19 cases

ISLAMABAD: As the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise in Pakistan, it has been revealed that several hospitals across Pakistan are allegedly adding patients suffering from different ailments to a list of COVID-19 cases. According to details, a prisoner,

LEAs launch investigation against corrupt SBCA officials

KARACHI: Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) have launched an investigation against the corrupt officials of the Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA). According to details, corrupt officials of the SBCA have allegedly received almost Rs 12 million as bribe through the help

Probe committee fails to submit proof against 28 suspended SBCA officers

KARACHI: The committee, formed to investigate corruption allegations against 28 suspended officers of the Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA), failed to submit evidence in the inquiry purposely. According to the sources, a strategy has been developed to rescue and reinstate

Sugar Mills mafia case: Several PTI leaders allegedly involved in corruption

ISLAMABAD: Several leaders of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf are allegedly involved in billions of rupees of corruption in sugar mills mafia case. According to details, the Federal Investigation Agency has unearthed major evidence in the sugar mill mafia corruption worth Rs 14.23