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Eid-ul-Azha brings business for butchers, blacksmiths on annual basis ISLAMABAD: Eid-ul-Azha, brings good business for butchers and blacksmiths on annual basis, who charge the public at their will, due to monopoly.With Eid-ul-Azha fast approaching, butchers in the twin cities of Islamabad Rawalpindi have started the preparations in this regard.A butcher Imran Rao said "days of Eid-ul-Azha bring unusual income for us as we get sufficient business as compared to other days of the year.""Finding a butcher during the Eid days is a difficult task and for this reason, many people prefer to sacrifice animals themselves to avoid inconvenience," said Adnan Ahmed, a butcher at a local market.Basit Ali, a blacksmith said that knives of various sizes are being prepared before Eid as their sale increases manifold.During the Eid days, the knife-sellers also roam around on bicycles to sell their products besides sharpening the old knives."We are earning enough income by providing this service to the people before and during ...

Hajj corruption case: SC grants bail to Rao Shakeel ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday approved bail of Roa Shakeel, a key accused in the Hajj corruption scandal.The three-member bench by Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali comprising Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan and Justice Qaiz Faez Isa heard the case and ordered to release Rao Shakeel on bail after he submitted a surety bond worth Rs10 million.Shakeel, who is former Director General Hajj Affairs, has been under arrest since last four years.Shakeel, served as the Director ...
Bilawal condemns attack on hujra of PPP activist in Swabi KARACHI: Chairman, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has condemned the attack on the hujra of his party leader, Major (Retd) Fida in Maneri Payan area Swabi."Monster of terrorism is attacking the nation from all sides. It is time to call a spade and shun the theory of bad and good terrorists," he said in a statement issued here on Monday.Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said his party stands for complete elimination of terrorists, as terrorism ...
Anti-polio drive from Sept 29 FAISALABAD: The health department has decided to re-start anti-polio drive after six months gap in order to sustain the district's polio free status.According to official source, three days anti-polio campaign will kick-off across the district from Sept 29 and end on Oct 1.During the campaign, more than 1,250,000 children under five years of age will be administered anti police vaccine.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...
Improvement sought in security protocols to avert bank robberies KARACHI: Representatives of different banks operational in Karachi have sought improvement in security protocols to help avert instances of bank robberies in the metropolis.In a meeting chaired by Commissioner of Karachi, Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui on Monday to review arrangements for security of the banks, their staff and clients the bankers also sought close coordination among all concerned stakeholders.The meeting among others was also attended by Additional Commissioner, Karachi - One, Aslam Khoso, Secretary Banking Council, ...
Steel mill employees to get salaries before Eid KARACHI: Spokesperson of Pakistan Steel Mill (PSM) has said that salaries of PSM employees will be paid before Eid-ul-Azha.According to a statement, he said that after receiving the 5th installment of Government's financial package, half pay of July 2014 and full pay for the month of August will be paid to the employees.Chief Executive Officer PSM Major General (Retd.) Zaheer Ahmed Khan has said that due to hard work of employees, reputation of PSM is ...
Rangers claim killing two gangsters; four arrested KARACHI: Pakistan Rangers Sindh on Sunday claimed to have arrested four members of Lyari gang war, while two criminals were also killed in an alleged encounter with them.Rangers spokesperson said that rangers personnel conducted intelligence based targeted operation against gangsters of Lyari gang war in Mushraf Colony and Rangiwara, Lyari. He said that during the operation, four criminals were arrested, while two notorious gangsters Aziz alias Chwani, and Zakir alias David, were killed after an ...


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