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MQM body condemns load shedding in Karachi KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Rabita Committee has condemned unannounced load shedding in different parts of the metropolis during Iftar and Sehri timing.It has termed it injustice against people of Karachi, said a statement issued by MQM here on Friday.It said that K-Electric has been making claims that they will not implement load-shedding during Sehri and Iftar.However, despite their claims different parts of Karachi are experiencing load-shedding. People who are with fast are experiencing difficulties and problems, it said.Rabita Committee has called upon Governor Sindh Dr. Ishrat-ulEbad and Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah to take notice of unannounced load shedding and prevent K-Electric from subjecting the people of Karachi to load shedding.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...

Sadqa-e-fitr fixed at Rs100 per head ISLAMABAD: The minimum amount of Sadqa-e-fitr or Fitrana has been fixed at Rs 100 per person in this Ramazan ul Mubarak.According to Chairman, Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, Mufti Muneeb ur Rehman announcement, the amount had been calculated on the basis of the market price of 2.25 kg of flour.Those who wanted to pay Fitrana equal to the price of Barley, 'Khajoor" and "Kishmish" should pay Rs 240, Rs 1,280 and Rs 2,560 respectively.Mufti Muneeb also advised ...
Justice Faisal Arab takes oath as Acting CJ SHC KARACHI: The senior judge of the Sindh High Court (SHC), Justice Faisal Arab took oath as Acting Chief Justice of SHC here on Friday.Justice Sajjad Ali Shah administered oath to the Justice Faisal Arab in a simple ceremony held at SHC, said a statement.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...
ASF arrests US citizen at airport for ammunition ISLAMABAD: A United States citizen was arrested at Islamabad airport on Friday for attempting to board a plane carrying ammunition, officials said, in the second such case since May.The man, who was identified by police and airport security as a US security trainer, was passing through security checks at Benazir Bhutto International Airport when he was caught with 15 rounds for a 9mm handgun.Muhammad Fayaz, a police officer deputed at the airport, said: "The Airport ...
City administration's action against profiteers; 182 fined, 6 arrested KARACHI: The divisional and district administration Karachi has challaned 182 shopkeepers and fine of Rs.4,96,000/- were imposed while six shopkeepers were arrested for continuous profiteering.According to a statement issued here on Friday, during crackdown the administration fined 32 milk sellers, 12 grocers, 32 chicken sellers, 70 fruits sellers and 36 vegetables sellers.The action against profiteers were taken in the areas including Saddar, Civil Line, SITE, Garden, Baldia, Ferozabad, Jamshed Quarters, Gulshan Iqbal, Gulzar Hijri, Liaquat ...
153 gastro patients hospitalized MULTAN: Some 153 patients of gastroenteritis, commonly known as gastro were admitted at public hospitals of the city on Friday.Exactly 45 gastro cases were brought to Nishtar Medical Institute while 97 patients were admitted at Children Complex. Three patients reported at Civil Hospital while eight landed at Fatima Jinnah Hospital for Women, said an official source.Meanwhile, as many as 58 patients were discharged while no Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) case was reported Friday, the source ...
Funeral prayer of slain HC held PESHAWAR: The funeral prayer of the slain constable, Javed Khan killed in Wazir Bagh bomb blast, was held at Malik Saad Shaheed Police Lines on Friday.Among others, IGP Khyber Pakthunkhwa, Nasir Durrani, SSP Operation Najeebullah and other senior officials of Police Department besides his relatives attended in large number.A smartly contingent of KP Police presented solute to the Coffin of the Shaheed. Later, his body was shifted to his native village in Charsadda.Javed was killed ...


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