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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

Nepotism revealed in Benazir Income Support Program

ISLAMABAD: The management of Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) in the federal capital has ignored neutrality in appointing officials, it has been revealed. According to details, instead of candidates who have passed the written test for recruitment, the management of

Revenue officers demanding bribes for land transfer orders

ISLAMABAD: An influential patwari (revenue officer) is involved in corruption activities worth millions of rupees allegedly in connivance with the district administration. Shahzad, who is a patwari in Tarnol on the outskirts of the federal capital, has started scrutiny of

Irregularities rampant at Revenue Department in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Massive irregularities have been detected in the Revenue Department due to the lack of interest by Additional Deputy Commissioner Revenue (ADCR) Waseem Ahmed Khan. The collection of new deposits has been halted at the revenue centre located in Chungi

Municipal officials raise concern over appointment of Sindh govt’s officers

KARACHI: The Sindh government has placed several posts of the Karachi Municipal Corporation (KMC), District Municipal Corporation (DMC) and other municipal committees under the Sindh Council Unified Grade Services (SCUG). The Local Government Department issued a notification stating that several

Nepotism at Benazir Hospital, Director appointed in violation of rules

RAWALPINDI: Benazir Bhutto Hospital administration has ignored seniority in the appointment of a director and favoured a junior officer for the position. Former director of the Emergency Department Dr Rafiq had resigned from his position and was replaced by Dr

Illegal posting revealed in KMC’s horticulture department

KARACHI: The higher authorities of the horticulture department of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) have illegally posted a 1-grade gardener to the post of Deputy Director. According to details, 1-grade gardener, Azad Khan, is also utilizing a government vehicle 4830-GL with

Punjab Finance Minister accused of land grabbing

ISLAMABAD: Punjab Finance Minister Malik Muhammad Anwar is allegedly involved in land grabbing in his native village, Pindigheb, a town in Punjab. A victim of the alleged oppression, Faisal, told M.M News that the provincial finance minister, along with the

7-storey building illegally constructed in Korangi Industrial Area

KARACHI: A builder has constructed a seven-story building in Korangi Industrial Area before the map layout has even been approved. The layout for the building on Plot No. 38/39 located in Sector 27 in Korangi Industrial Area is still under

SESSI’s medical advisers demand bribes from contractors

KARACHI: The medical advisers of Sindh Employees Social Security Institution (SESSI), an institution under Ministry of Labour, have started demanding hefty underhand payments from contractors. The organisation has stopped the release of Rs9 million fund for contractors supplying pharmaceuticals in

Two officers illegally posted in KDA’s Engineering Department

KARACHI: Two officers allegedly rejected by the Engineering Council of Pakistan were illegally posted in the Engineering Department of Karachi Development Authority (KDA). According to details, the two officials were identified as Abdul Manan and Tariq Rafi. Sources have informed

ACE Lahore unearths scam in registration of bogus vehicles

LAHORE: Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) Lahore has unearthed billions of rupees scam in the registration of bogus auctioned vehicles. The anti-corruption department has lodged a case against three excise and taxation officials over their alleged involvement in fake registration of vehicles.

Illegal construction revealed in Liaquatabad Supermarket

KARACHI: Local government departments working under the Sindh government have not even spared the Liaquatabad Supermarket. Many illegal shops have been set up in the upper part of the building under the nose of the authorities. According to details, almost