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IGP for beefing up security measures  KARACHI: The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Sindh, Fayyaz Ahmed Leghari, has directed that the security be reinforced.   He was chairing a high level meeting at the Central Police Office (CPO) here on Thursday.   A police statement said that the meeting reviewed the law and order situation.   The IGP directed that the security measured be strengthened further.   He also instructed that the drive against the criminal elements be beefed up and made effective.   Leghari also sought the performance report of the Karachi police, Crimes Branch, SIU, AVCC, ACLC within 24 hours.   He also instructed that there should be proactive policing, the statement added.   Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2013 ...

Shipping activity at Port Qasim KARACHI: Four ships carrying containers, furnace oil steel coil and edible oil were berthed at Qasim International Containers Terminal, FOTCO Terminal, Multi Purpose Terminal and Liquid Cargo Terminal on Wednesday.   Meanwhile four more ships carrying containers and diesel oil also arrived at outer anchorage of Port Qasim during last 24 hours.   Berth occupancy was 35% at the port on Thursday where a total four ships namely CGM Rossini, M.V Apellis, M.T Akaki and M.V DL Ace are ...
Another Hazara injured of Quetta blast dies QUETTA: Another Hazara woman injured of Karani road water tanker blast succumbed to her burn injuries while being shifted from Quetta to Karachi Wednesday night and death toll of the dead surged to 91.   Sources in Health Department told APP that on the directives of Governor Balochistan Nawab Zulfiqar Ali Magsi after the demand put by different organizations, about 37 injured who earlier were being treated in Combined Military Hospital Quetta were shifted to Karachi-based private ...
ICAP takes part in 10th Education Expo KARACHI: Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) participated in 10th Education Expo held at Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad.   An announcement here on Thursday said that the expo is held regularly to provide students a platform to decide for their career paths.   Various local and foreign educational institutions take part in this activity and ICAP while considering its economic and social responsibility for providing world class education to the people of Pakistan always participate in such activities.   Large ...
Hair dyes chemicals can cause cancer ISLAMABAD: Hair dyes used by millions of women and men contain chemicals linked to cancer, British scientists have warned.   They say that both home hair colouring kits and the dyes used at expensive salons pose a potential risk to health.   Writing in a respected scientific journal, they say chemicals in permanent hair dyes can react with tobacco smoke and other pollutants in the air to form one of the most powerful cancer-causing compounds known to man, Mail ...
International Mother Language Day observed   ISLAMABAD: International Mother Language Day was observed Thursday in Pakistan and across the world aiming to promote linguistic and cultural diversity   This year the theme of the day was 'Books for mother tongue education' aiming to promote linguistic and cultural diversity.   International Mother Language Day was being observed every year since February 2000 to date across the globe.   Director General of UNESCO Irina Bokova's message on the occasion of the day was: "In this age of new technologies, ...
Cold wave grips Peshawar valley, scattered rain for KP predicted: Met Office PESHAWAR: The Metrological Station here Thursday predicted scattered rain/thunderstorm with snowfall over the hills of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during next 24 hours that will make the weather cold and chilly.   The cold wave has gripped Peshawar valley since morning due to westerly wave, which is affecting most parts of the country and is likely to persist for next three days, a Spokesman of Met Office told APP. He said rain with snow fall is expected in different parts ...


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