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Air pressure mix-up causes mass bleeding on Indian flight


September 20, 2018

A cockpit mix-up left more than 30 passengers on an Indian plane bleeding from their ears and noses Thursday after the crew reportedly forgot to flick a switch regulating cabin air pressure. The Jet Airways flight to Jaipur had to turn back due to loss in cabin pressure, the airline said, with travellers describing “panic” on board. The plane carrying …

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IG Imam orders preparation of draft for Sindh Police reforms


September 20, 2018

Inspector General of Police Sindh Dr Syed Kaleem Imam on Thursday established a committee to prepare a draft of the Sindh police system on the pattern of Police Act-2002. This decision was taken in a high level meeting chaired by the provincial police chief at Central Police Office, which was attended by senior officials. “The meeting decided to set up …

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PHC orders release of 44 currency dealers on bail


September 20, 2018

PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court on Wednesday ordered the release of 44 currency dealers detained under the Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance after the payment of a bail bond. They’re arrested by the Federal Investigation Agency on the charge of involvement in terrorist financing and anti-state activities by doing the illegal hundi-hawala business. A bench consisting of Chief Justice Waqar …

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Sindh govt not using mayoral powers: Ghani


September 20, 2018

KARACHI: Sindh Local Government Minister Saeed Ghani has said that the Karachi mayor’s complaint that his powers are being exercised by the Sindh government is not correct as these powers had been devolved to the grass-roots level to the District Municipal Corporations (DMCs). He said it was not appropriate for the mayor to make sweeping statements against the PPP government …

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8th Muharram procession in Karachi ends safely amid tight security


September 20, 2018

KARACHI: The main procession of Muharram 8th was taken out from Nishtar Park on Wednesday noon, which passed through various traditional routes and culminated at Husanian Iranian Imambargah in Kharadar amid tight security. No untoward incident was reported. Several key roads leading to the procession route remained closed for traffic on Wednesday. The traffic was diverted to alternative routes. As …

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Arrest warrants issued for three suspects in graft case


September 20, 2018

KARACHI: An accountability court on Wednesday issued warrants for arrest of three suspects absconding in a graft case. Eight suspects — Ramzan Solangi, Javed Qamar, Qamaruddin Sheikh, Syed Gulab Khan, Muhammad Arif, Abdul Rasheed and Muhammad Anwar Kumbhar — have been booked in a reference pertaining to alleged misuse of official authority and corruption. The Accountability Court-IV Judge, Fareed Anwar …

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Seminary in Rawalpindi attacked by armed motorcyclists


September 20, 2018

RAWALPINDI: A seminary in the Airport Housing Society was shot at by some unidentified persons, causing damage to its windows and doors, in the early hours of Wednesday. However, no one was injured in the attack.The windows of the Usman Ghani Madressah were broken after some unidentified motorcycle riders opened fire on the seminary. The police said 140 students and …

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Mayor criticises PPP for 10-year ‘bad governance’ in Karachi


September 20, 2018

KARACHI: Mayor Wasim Akhtar has said that bad governance of the Pakistan People’s Party-led provincial governments have destroyed the city in the past 10 years. He said that the look of the city would have changed if the funds used unnecessarily in the name of so-called development had actually been utilised to develop the infrastructure of the city While inspecting …

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Seven KE men granted bail after boy’s electrocution case settled out of court


September 20, 2018

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Wednesday granted bail to seven officials of the K-Electric (KE) after the power utility reached a settlement with the father of an eight-year-old boy whose both arms had to be amputated following a high-tension electric wire fell on him. The seven officials — deputy manager Saeed Ahmed, assistant engineer Syed Mohammad Asim, Asif Iqbal, …

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Govt focusing on GB’s uplift: minister


September 20, 2018

GILGIT: State Minster for Interior Shehryar Khan Afridi said on Wednesday that the government was focusing on development and progress of hitherto neglected areas like Gilgit Baltistan and would make every effort to provide all basic amenities of life to people of this province on their doorstep. He was addressing a press conference here on Wednesday. He said that the …

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