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Biggest house robbery in President Zardari’s hometown Nawabshah NAWABSHAH: The biggest house robbery in the history of Nawabshah, the hometown of President Asif Ali Zardari, was committed in the wee hours of Tuesday, as the gang of five armed bandits decamped with gold ornaments, cash, mobile phones and other valuables worth Rs15 million from the bungalow of Hindu industrialist Seth Jhaman Das.   The police helpline was contacted continuously for an hour but no one attended the calls, Seth Jhaman Das told.   He said five armed bandits barged into his bungalow located at posh area Housing Society around 3.00a.m and remained there till Fajr prayers making hostage all the inmates. The dacoits took away 250 Tola gold ornaments, Rs600,000/- cash, mobile phones, camera and other valuables.   SSP Khalid Mustafa arrived at the place of incident and assured arresting the accused in three days along with looted things.   Meanwhile, Abdul Qayoom Qureshi, president of Sindh Traders’ Association warned of strike if the robbers were ...

Police arrest 50 accused in last 24 hours KARACHI: The Karachi police in their on-going drive against criminals, arrested 50 accused during the past 24 hours.   A police statement on Tuesday said that those arrested included nine absconders.   It said that there were seven encounters of the police with the alleged criminals and that six gangs of alleged criminals were busted during the period.   In all, 32 pistols and a dagger recovered from the possession of the accused, the police statement further pointed out.   The police have ...
Eid shopping in full swing in Hyderabad HYDERABAD: The hustle and bustle in the shopping malls and cattle markets is gaining momentum with each passing day, setting the atmosphere of Eid-ul-Azha due on October Saturday next.   All young and old ones are finalizing the preparations to mark the religious festival of Eid-ul-Azha with traditional fervour.   Majority of people are busy in buying artificial ornaments to decorate their sacrificial animal while others are buying spices, recipe books and ingredients for barbecue and grilling special meat ...
Imparting technical training to youth vital to make headway: Faisal Subzwari KARACHI: Impartation of technical training to youngsters helps in the process of national development and for the creation of job opportunities.   This was stated by the Sindh Minister for Youth Affairs, Syed Faisal Ali Subzwari.   He was speaking as chief guest at a ceremony to award certificates to home less and deprived youngsters in technical skills at the Memon Industrial and Technical Training Institute here on Tuesday.   The training was imparted under the Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Youth Development ...
Eid-ul-Azha: CNG stations exempted from gas loadshedding  ABDUL RASHEED AZAD ISLAMABAD: The government has decided to exempt Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations from gas loadshedding across the country during Eid-ul-Azha.   The Ministry of Petroleum announced here on Monday that CNG filling stations will remain opened from October 26-to-29 to facilitate masses during the holy festival of Eid. Majority of Public Service Vehicles (PSVs), thousands of rickshaws, Suzukis, vans and other public PSVs are running on CNG. Currently, gas supply to the CNG stations in ...
UK-based charity to distribute sacrificial meat among 250,000 individuals in Pakistan ISLAMABAD: Islamic Relief, a UK based relief and development organization, has planned distribution of sacrificial meat to approximately 36,000 families (250,000 individuals) in Kurram Agency, Nowshera, Charsadda districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Naseerabad, Jaffarabad – Balochistan, Muzaffarabad, Bagh and Neelum districts of Azad Kashmir respectively, said Adnan bin Junaid, Acting Country Director Islamic Relief Pakistan.   Islamic Relief’s ‘Qurbani’ program started in 1986 and over the years has been increasing in size, reaching more and more people every ...
World Development Information Day tomorrow ISLAMABAD: The United Nations' (UN) World Development Information Day will be observed on Wednesday to draw attention of worldwide public opinion to development problems and the need to strengthen international cooperation to solve them.   Many events are organized to focus attention on the work that the UN does, particularly with regard to problems of trade and development. Many of these are aimed at journalists working for a range of media, including television, radio, newspapers, magazines and ...

 



 
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