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30 shops robbed in Karachi mobile market, traders protest

30 shops robbed in Karachi mobile market, traders protest

KARACHI: Thirty shops at the Kohinoor Mobile Market in Saddar – commonly known as ‘Electronics Market’- were robbed of cash and goods worth Rs 10 million in the wee hours of Friday. When the shopkeepers arrived at the market in the morning, they saw that the shutters’ locks were broken and their cash and goods gone. The shopkeepers and union representatives closed the mobile markets located at Abdullah Haroon Road in protest and chanted slogans against law enforcers. They blocked the

Man killed in Karachi search operation

KARACHI: A young man was killed and another injured on Wednesday in a firing incident, as a Rangers’ search operation in Kunwari Colony continued for a second consecutive day.
The incident took place in the wake of a protest staged by residents of Kunwari Colony, who were demonstrating against what they claimed was a farcical operation. Pirabad police said during the protest, unidentified persons opened fire at a Rangers vehicle parked near Ibrahim Masjid on Manghopir Road.

Suspected Taliban among 300 held in Karachi raids

KARACHI: More than 300 suspects, including suspected Taliban leaders, were arrested in Manghopir, Karachi in a search operation on Tuesday, sources told Pakistan Today.
The crackdown was carried out after the Sindh government received information about possible terror attacks in Karachi during Muharram. On a tip-off, law enforcement agencies raided Manghopir and its surroundings areas.
Rangers and police personnel cordoned off the area and launched a search operation in

Karachi Whites romp to win, Lahore sinks to new low

LAHORE: Karachi Whites beat Lahore Ravi by seven wickets on the final day of the Division-II of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy seven round match here at the Gaddafi Stadium. Resuming its second innings at an overnight score of 251 in 81.5 overs, Lahore Ravi went on to make 251.
Karachi, requiring 121 runs to win, reached the score losing three wickets in 21.2 overs. Wajihuddin with unbeaten 54 and Rameez Aziz 34 took their team to win.
Summarised scores: Lahore Ravi 208 in 62

Sialkot, Karachi notch wins in Women’s U-19 Cricket

LAHORE: Sialkot, Rawalpindi, Karachi and Hyderabad registered wins in the National Women Under-19 T20 Cricket Championship at the Lahore Country Club, Muridke, on Tuesday. Sialkot women won by two wickets against Peshawar with Saima Maqsood doing well by getting three wickets for the winners. Sadia Khaliq cracked 73 of 41 balls to steer Rawalpindi to a comprehensive 109- run win over Quetta.
Karachi prevailed over Abbottabad though the latter put up good resistance. Abbottabad

Karachi Electric Supply Co at the brink of gas closure

KARACHI: The Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) Limited has warned the Karachi Electric Supply Corporation (KESC) that supply of gas would be suspended if the power utility did not clear its outstanding dues within 30 days, Pakistan Today has reliably learnt. The payable amount is at least Rs 22 billion.
The SSGC Managing Director Dr Faizullah Abbasi had personally approached the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the KESC Tabish Gauhar to try and resolve the issue amicably. However,

Karachi Stock Exchange stagnant as tension on GST bill mounts

KARACHI: Pakistani stocks ended almost flat on Tuesday in dull trade as investors were cautious, awaiting clarification on the implementation of a reformed general sales tax under an IMF loan programme, dealers said. The Karachi Stock Exchange’s benchmark 100-share index ended 0.08 percent, or 9.06 points, lower at 11,431.01. Turnover fell to 118.3 million shares, compared to 170.5 million shares traded on Monday.
“Investors are cautious as they are waiting to see the outcome of

Karachi Whites smell blood in Quaid Trophy

LAHORE: Karachi Whites require just 120 runs to win against Lahore Ravi on the final day of the Division II Quaid-e-Azam Trophy match being played here at the Qaddafi Stadium.
Resuming its second innings at nine without loss, Lahore went on to score 251 runs taking an overall lead of 120 runs. When their innings concluded the day’s play was also called off leaving Karachi with all ten wickets and a full day in hand to get the win. Mohammad Saad and Junaid Jan with 52 and 87 runs

French ex-PM Villepin questioned over Karachi bombing

PARIS: Former French prime minister Dominique de Villepin was questioned by a judge about a Karachi bombing in 2002 that killed 11 French submarine engineers, sources close to the inquiry said.
Anti-terrorist magistrate Marc Trevidic, who is leading an inquiry into the attack that has sparked allegations of political corruption and revenge-taking in France, questioned Vilelpin for 2 hours.
Villepin was also questioned for 4 hours last Thursday for a separate probe into

Karachi crash death toll rises to 11

KARACHI: Death toll rose to 11, including eight crew members, as a Russian-made cargo plane crashed in the Naval area near Dalmian in Karachi soon after taking off from airport in the wee hours of Sunday, officials said.
Senior officials of the Civil Aviation Authorities (CAA), Pakistan Navy and other law enforcement agencies visited the scene while investigation into the incident would take a few days, Pakistan Today learnt.
Sindh Health Minister Sagheer Ahmed has sent the

Cargo plane crashes in Karachi

KARACHI: A Russian-made cargo airplane crashed into a residential area near Dalmia area of the Gulistan-e-Johar soon after takeoff from the Jinnah International Airport on early Sunday, setting off a huge blaze, senior government and rescue officials said.
Talking to the Pakistan Today, Pakistan International Airlines chief spokesperson Sultan Hassan confirmed that the IL-76 aircraft of a private company had eight crew members on board, while rescue and medical officials

Bihari Qaumi Movement chief killed in Karachi

KARACHI: Aftab Malik, founder and chief of the Bihari Qaumi Movement (BQM), was shot dead on Friday in the jurisdiction of Pakistan Bazaar police station in Orangi Town, Karachi, police said.
An official of Pakistan Bazaar police station said that unidentified, armed assailants opened indiscriminate fire on Malik near his house in Orangi Town. As a result, Aftab and two other passers-by received bullets wounds.
The three people were rushed to the Abbasi Shaheed hospital

Pillion riding allowed in Karachi after two years

KARACHI: The Sindh government has lifted the ban on pillion riding in Karachi, a notification issued by the provincial Home Department said on Tuesday.
The ban was imposed in 2008, but the government made exception for the people on special occasions, such as eids. It is uncertain as to how long the government would stick to the decision, as it is likely to re-impose it during the upcoming month of Muharram.
The ban has not only remained a social and political issue in the

Sarkozy calls reporters ‘paedophiles’ over Karachi affair reports

PARIS: French President Nicolas Sarkozy lashed out when asked about alleged 1995 Pakistani arms kickbacks, saying that if journalists questioned him without proof he might as well call them all paedophiles.
“This is crazy,” Sarkozy told journalists on Friday on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Lisbon in an exchange that was picked up by French Internet sites late Monday.
“No one among you believes I arranged bribes and kickbacks for submarines for Pakistan, it’s

Hide collection a chronic conflict in Karachi

KARACHI: A mucky mixture of blood and water fills the streets and the smell of raw meat permeates the air. People, including children, delightfully gather to witness the scenes which are enough to give long-lasting nightmares to a person. And if you are lucky, someone won’t dump offal outside your home.
Yes the occasion was Eidul Azha and it was celebrated in a typical fashion this year. But buying sacrificial animals at the prices at which you can buy a car and then spending the

Karachi has power on Eid, runs out of water

KARACHI: During the second and third days of Eidul Azha when water is used more than usual to wash away the blood of slaughtered sacrificial animals and other purposes, the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) reduced 20 million gallons of the city’s water supply.
“Yes, the city faced 20 million gallons water shortage on the second and third days of the Eid because there was a power shutdown at Dhabeji and Gharo pumping stations,” a KWSB official told Pakistan Today on the

Karachi, some ‘dry’ districts misrepresented as flooded

KARACHI: In yet another display of bureaucratic inefficiency, the Sindh government has included Karachi and some other districts not even touched by the recent floods, in the list of the affected areas. It has also record of the crop damage caused by the deluge in these places.
The provincial agriculture department, after a detailed survey, has forwarded a crop-damage report to the federal government that includes Karachi and other districts of the province, which were neither

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