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Two water pumps at Pipri station stop working

KARACHI – Two water extraction pumps installed at the Pipri Pumping Station have stopped working, the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) announced on Tuesday.It said that the faulty pumps are being repaired on an emergent basis and they pupms would become functional by Wednesday evening. Until then the city would face a water shortage of 17 million gallons.
Normal water supply would be restored from Thursday. It was pointed out that some areas where water supply would be

3 cops injured as police station building caves in

FAISALABAD – The terrified residents of Civil Lines ran out of their houses in panic on Tuesday when a powerful explosion at Civil Lines Police Station shook the building and the falling debris critically injured three policemen. The explosion was the result of the combustible material recovered from a terrorist group last month that had been stored on the roof of the police station. On March 8, a deadly attack that occurred outside an intelligence agency’s building in the vicinity of

Enraged mob storms Washuk police station

KHARAN – A large number of enraged people on Friday attacked Washuk police station demanding immediate arrest of the police officials nominated in the complaint for gang rape of a lady health worker in Washuk.
The protestors who numbered to hundreds also pelted stones at the police station and snatched a couple rifles from the officials inside the station.
However, Deputy Commissioner Washuk rushed to the police station and pacified the enraged mob.
He assured strict

Car bomb kills 25 at Faisalabad CNG station

FAISALABAD – Militants set off a car-bomb at a compressed natural gas (CNG) station in the Civil Lines area of Faisalabad on Tuesday killing 25 people, many of whom were lined up to fill up their cars, police said. The car-bomb set off gas cylinders, causing a big explosion that left a 7-foot deep and 15-foot wide crater in the ground and destroyed or severely damaged nearby buildings and reduced numerous vehicles to blackened shells. Around 40 kilogrammes of explosives were used in

Bailiff rescues man from police station

TOBA TEK SINGH – A court bailiff raided Sadar Police Station and recovered one Rehmat Ali who had been arrested without any case registered against him. Advocate Abdur Rehman Dogar told reporters that on his petition District and Sessions Judge Muhammad Azhar Chaudhry released Rehmat Ali and also ordered the Sadar police to register a case against its SHO Shahid Abbas and Sub Inspector Muhammad Akram on the charge of illegal detention of Rehmat Ali.
STORE BURGLED: Thieves took

ADB to give $36.8m loan for maiden wind power station

ISLAMABAD – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Friday announced that it will be providing a loan of $36.8 million to Zorlu Enerji to establish Pakistan’s first privately owned and financed wind farm with a planned capacity of 56.4 megawatts of energy.
According to an announcement made by the ADB, Turkish company Zorlu Enerji Electrik Uretim, will use the loan to install wind turbines to increase power generation of its wind farm, in the Sindh province, from the current level of

Sunni Tehreek workers raid police station

LAHORE – Dozens of annoyed protestors broke into a North Cantonment police station on Wednesday and held hostage the police officers for several hours. Police officers, requesting not to be named, said the protestors of Sunni Tehreek had staged a protest demonstration against the statements of Vatican Pope Benedict when police officers intercepted the demonstrators.
“An ambulance was stuck in the demonstration upon which we approached to rescue the ambulance. The Sunni Tehreek

Man’s body found in Choong Police Station precincts

LAHORE – An unidentified 40-year-old man’s decomposed body was found from the Choong Police Station precincts on Sunday. It is suspected that unidentified kidnappers abducted the man and escaped after throwing his body in the Choong Police Station precincts.
According to police, Choong local residents spotted the deceased’s body lying along the Kinar Bund Road and informed police, which reached the spot and shifted the body to the morgue with the Edhi Foundation’s help. According

Suicide bombers kill four in Iraqi police station

MOSUL – Two suicide bombers on Wednesday killed four policemen in a police station in the northern city of Mosul, including an officer who oversaw a deadly raid on militants, Iraqi security officials said. A third bomber was shot dead before setting off his explosives belt in the attack targeting Lieutenant Colonel Shamil Ahmed Oglah, who commanded the operation last week against an Al-Qaeda affiliate, a police officer said.
The early morning bombings killed Oglah and three other

It’s not easy living next to a CNG station

LAHORE – CNG stations in residential areas of the city are creating nuisance for the neighbouring houses, as long vehicle queues often block the houses’ entrances, Pakistan Today has learnt.
A number of CNG stations in the city are located in the residential areas. These localities include Garden Town, Iqbal Town, College Road, Peco Road and Johar Town. People said often they found it difficult to enter their houses at night, when CNG stations start filing vehicles.

CIA pulls out station chief following lawsuit

ISLAMABAD – The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has pulled its station chief in Islamabad out of Pakistan because of threats to his safety, after his name was revealed in a lawsuit filed against him, accusing him of orchestrating drone strikes in the Tribal Areas.
“Not only CIA’s station chief Jonathan Banks has been pulled out of Islamabad to Washington DC, but US authorities, particularly the CIA, is looking into the possibility that ISI played a role in blowing the cover

Fire at a cafe near PTV station

Two were injured as Sui gas leakage resulted in fire eruption at Shaheen complex’s cafe in front of the Pakistan Television (PTV) station at Abbot Road on Wednesday.
The incident happened around 3 PM. The Fire brigade, Rescue 1122 and bomb disposal squad rushed at the scene instantly and shifted the injured namely Javed Shah and Adnan to the Mayo hospital. Their condition is said to be stable.
According to bomb disposal squad officials, the fire erupted in the