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Foreigners and illegal migrants

Pakistan has always struggled with and mismanaged the number of foreigners and illegal migrants in the country. There have been reports that millions of illegal migrants including Afghan refugees have been issued identity cards while several others living for decades

Illegal abattoir in Karachi’s Zaman Town supplying unhealthy meat

KARACHI: An illegal slaughterhouse has been operating within Zaman Town area supplying substandard meat to adjoining areas while authorities have failed to take any action. The meat from weak, sick animals is slaughtered and sent to various localities including Landhi,

FBR seized Rs542mn worth smuggled cigarettes between July-Nov

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has intensified its operations against illicit and smuggled cigarettes across the country. “Tobacco sector is one of the leading sectors of revenue contribution and realizing this significance, FBR has instructed its field formations

Illegal constructions

Another residential building has collapsed in Karachi, this time in Lyari. Two people were killed and 10 others were injured in the incident. This is the second building to have collapsed in the metropolis within a week and the fourth

SC direct Sindh govt to vacate official residences from illegal occupants

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Sindh government that all official residences should be vacated from illegal occupants within two months. Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed headed a bench and directed the provincial government to cancel all

Illegal construction continues in Islamabad during Eid break

ISLAMABAD: Illegal construction continued in the federal capital during the Eid-ul-Azha holidays with the Capital Development Authority (CDA) being complacent and unable to take any action. The Enforcement Directorate of the CDA has been unable to act on directives to

SBCA fails to control illegal constructions

KARACHI: The Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) has failed to control illegal construction in the city, just as reports emerged that a five-storey building collapsed in Lyari. Earlier, a five-storey building had collapsed in Liquatabad but the SBCA authorities failed

SBCA to disconnect civic facilities at illegal constructions

KARACHI: The Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) has developed the course of action against illegal constructions and encroachments in the city. SBCA chairman Nasim-ul-Ghani Sahito has issued the code of conduct to be followed while taking action against illegal construction.

Illegal constructions risk severe damage in case of earthquake

KARACHI: Amid the ongoing unchecked and illegal constructions in the city, Karachi is at severe risk of massive damage in case of a mild earthquake. Experts and urban planners have warned that the metropolis could face extensive damage and destruction

Illegal construction underway on nine-storey building in Nazimabad

KARACHI: Rampant illegal constructions continue unabated across Karachi as the Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) turns a blind eye amid the declining writ of local authorities. Illegal constructions are being done in Nazimabad, North Nazimabad, New Karachi, Liaquatabad, Landhi, Jamshed

SBCA officers receiving bribes to protect illegal buildings

KARACHI: Rather than implementing the directives of the Supreme Court of Pakistan over taking action against illegal constructions and allotment, Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) officials are using it as an opportunity to receive even more payments. Days after a

SBCA officers receive bribes on issuing notices against illegal allotments

KARACHI: Several officers of the Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) are allegedly sending notices to residents in North Nazimabad, pretending to a part of an ongoing drive on directives of the Supreme Court. According to details, several SBCA officers have

Karachi encroachments

It was widely expected that Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed, who hails from Karachi, will take up issues regarding the metropolis after he assumes charge. Now the top judge is in town hearing cases against encroachment and local authorities

Illegal construction on rise in Diplomatic Enclave Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Unlawful construction in diplomatic enclaves in the Federal Capital’s most sensitive area still continues, under the support of corrupt officials of Capital Development Authority (CDA) in Islamabad. Reportedly with the connivance of corrupt officers of the Building Control Department

Illegal construction under CDA support continues in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Illegal construction continues in the federal capital, while Capital Development Authority (CDA) staff have quietly taken their share in illegal construction in the most expensive area of ​​Islamabad. According to details, illegal construction is underway on the second floor

Over 8,000 Pakistani illegal immigrants return from Malaysia

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari on Monday said over 8,000 Pakistanis have returned home country under a Malaysian amnesty scheme. He said the amnesty scheme was aimed at ensuring

US no longer considers Palestinians settlements as illegal

WASHINGTON: The United States no longer believes that Israeli settlements in the Palestinian territories are illegal, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Monday. The statement puts the United States at odds with virtually all countries and UN Security Council

Cases of mega financial misconducts to be taken to a logical conclusion: Chairman NAB

ISLAMABAD: Chairman NAB Justice (ret) Javed Iqbal said on Wednesday that bringing huge corruption cases to their logical end “is the bureau’s highest priority.” Mr. Iqbal was chairing a meeting of the bureau’s executive board to review advancements attained in

Over 30 Pakistani migrants found in lorry in France

NICE: Around 30 migrants from Pakistan have been found hidden in a lorry in southern France, said prosecutors. They said the driver, who was also from Pakistan, has been detained. This was discovered after 39 people, all believed to be

PM instructs clampdown on illegal cigarettes in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Office has instructed a clampdown on the sale of illegal cigarettes to the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) The Prime Minister’s office pointed out in a memo sent the FBR and the Ministry of National Health, Regulations