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Residents opt for picnic spots to have recreation amid sit-ins ISLAMABAD: People of twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad are now opting for recreation and a number of residents were seen at picnic spots on Friday despite sit-ins by Azadi and Inqalab marchers.A number of people, along with families, came out to have recreation at public parks, Lake View Park and other spots.Sanwal, a musician, said "Sit-ins of marchers in the capital have totally suspended cultural and musical activities in the twin cities for the last two weeks."Naseema Abbasi, a resident of Islamabad and mother of three children said, "Both marches have badly affected the academic routine of my children like all other students and ultimately they are confined to houses.""Now we are happy that routine life has returned to normalcy in the capital" she added.Many families rushed to the parks to have fun and enjoyment with their children and friends. People of all age groups especially children, enjoyed the ...

ANF recovers narcotics worth Rs244mn, arresting 15 persons ISLAMABAD: Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) has recovered 578 kg charas, 13.45 kg heroin, six kg opium and 500 gram amphetamine worth Rs. 244 million, arresting 15 persons including a lady smuggler and seized three vehicles.ANF conducted 12 operations in various cities including Islamabad, Attock, Faisalabad, Peshawar, Gilgit, Quetta and Karachi, said a press release issued here on Friday.According to details, ANF Peshawar intercepted a Tractor Trolley No. MND-8689 near Kacaha Garhi, Jamrud Road, Peshawar and ...
Illegal hydrants major hurdle in fair water distribution KARACHI: Commissioner Karachi, Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqi said that illegal hydrants are the biggest hurdle in judicious distribution of water in the city.He said this while talking to Member Sindh Assembly (MPA), Saif- uddin Khalid.The Commissioner inquired the health of MPA Saif-ud-din Khalid in a hospital here on Friday, said a statement.Shoaib Siddiqi said that concerted efforts are needed to eliminate illegal hydrants.The statement said that MPA Saif-ud-din Khalid had got injured when a water pipe ...
NAB Sindh arrests Ex-director NICL KARACHI: National Accountability Bureau (NAB- Sindh) has arrested Syed Naveed Hassan Zaidi, Ex-Director, NICL Board of Directors from Islamabad in a corruption case.According to a press release issued here on Friday, the accused was wanted in a high profile case of NICL referred to NAB by Supreme Court in the suo moto case No. 18/210.Non-bailable arrest warrant had been issued by Accountability Court, Karachi and NAB Sindh sought the transit remand from the Accountability Court ...
Ex-banker jailed for seven years for misappropriating Rs20mn KARACHI: A National Accountability Court here on Friday convicted Pervaiz Qasim, ex-OG-III, United Bank Ltd, Karachi, for seven years rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs.10.35 million for fraudulent misappropriation of bank funds worth Rs.20 million.The conviction was made under section 33-E of National Accountability Ordinance 1999, as land revenue arrears.The case itself was pursued in accordance to reference number 6/2009 - State Vs Pervaiz Qasim, the former UBL officer of grade three.Copyright APP (Associated ...
Steel, marble factories threat to environment ISLAMABAD: Dozens of marble and steel factories, set up close to the residential area in sector I-9 have become the major threat to the environment.Air pollution is increasing day by day in twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi as industrial zone was getting close to residential area.The residents frequently complain of diseases like chest congestion and asthma, which are directly linked to air pollution according to residents.Talking to APP, Daud Ali, a resident of sector ...
First PIA Hajj flight leaves for Jeddah from BKIA PESHAWAR: The first special Hajj flight of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) carrying 323 intending pilgrims left Bacha Khan International Airport (BKIA) here for Jeddah on Friday morning.According to Hajj directorate, a total of 24400 intending pilgrims will be airlifted to Hajjaz-e-Muqadas from Peshawar. Twenty five scheduled PIA Special Hajj flights and other Airlines will airlift the intending pilgrims.Saudi Airlines has resumed its flights to airlift intending pilgrims as well as passengers. The Saudi Airlines and ...


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