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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 exchange of fire with rangers in Rangiwara, however, one of their accomplice also arrested.He said that the killed gangsters were affiliated with Mullah Nasir of Uzair Baloch group of Lyari gang war. He said that they were involved in various target killings, kidnapping, extortions and other crimes.The weapons were also recovered from the possession of the arrested and deceased gangsters, said spokesman. He said that the arrested gangsters were shifted to an undisclosed place for ...

IESCO issues power suspension programme ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) on Sunday issued power suspension programme for various areas of its region due to shifting of electricity lines for Metro Bus Project and necessary maintenance and routine development work.According to IESCO Spokesman, the power supply of the following Feeders/Grid Stations would remain suspended as under:September 23 from 8 am to 11 am, Sadiqabad, 4th Road, Asghar Mall feeders.September 22, 24 from 8 am to 11 am, Sadiqabad, Asghar ...
Fair, partly cloudy weather expected in city KARACHI: Fair or partly cloudy weather is expected in the city during next 24 hours, with maximum temperature remaining between 32 to 34 degrees centigrade.According to local meteorological office here on Saturday, mainly hot and dry weather is likely to prevail in Sindh and Balochistan region.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...
57 criminals including 36 POs held MULTAN: Police claimed on Saturday to have arrested 57 criminals including 36 proclaimed offenders during separate raids across the district.The police conducted raided various locations and arrested 36 proclaimed offenders who were wanted by police in different cases of dacoity, robbery, theft and other crimes.The Police have also apprehended eight drug peddlers and 08 illegal weapon holders while, recovered 398 litre liquor, 225 gram hashish, 07 pistols and 20 bullets from their possession.Five kite sellers ...
Military plane crash injures two in Quetta QUETTA: A Pak army aircraft crashed in Quetta on Saturday injuring two pilots, the military said."Two pilots were wounded after their MFI-17 Mushshak aircraft-fixed gear trainer aircraft, crashed near the hills of Ziarat, about 40 kilometres (25 miles) east of Quetta on Saturday morning", a military official said.The incident was confirmed by another military official who said the crash was a result of technical fault."The wounded pilots were transported to Quetta for treatment. They are ...
PRCS set up field hospital in Bannu for IDPs ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) has established a field hospital in Bannu to provide medical facilities to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).According to Radio Pakistan quoting sources of the PRCS that besides medical check-up, IDPs of North Waziristan are also being provided free medicines.About fifty thousand IDPs patients have so far been treated in the hospital.The Society has also distributed relief goods among eleven thousand IDPs families in Bannu.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), ...
Civil works contract for 128-MW Keyal Khwar project awarded ISLAMABAD: Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) and a joint venture comprising Sinohydro and Hajvairy Group signed a contract of civil works for Keyal Khwar Hydropower Project worth Rs14.544 billion.WAPDA Member (Water) Muhammad Shoaib Iqbal and General Manager Sinohydro Duan Jianxia signed the contract on behalf of WAPDA and the joint venture respectively, said a press release.The signing ceremony was witnessed by WAPDA Member (Finance) Anwar-ul-Haq, senior officers of WAPDA and representatives of joint venture.WAPDA ...


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