Anti-corruption team raids UC Bella Wah office, seizes record

KARACHI:In an operation under the direction of Provincial Minister for Anti-Corruption Establishment Sindh Jam Ikramullah Dharijo, Circle Officer Naushahro Feroze Qazi Sharafuddin, along with his team, raided UC Bella Wah Taluka Bharya Padaidan and seized relevant record. The raid was carried out over alleged misappropriation of government funds, which was reported by Vice Chairman and members of UC. Civil Judge aRead More…

SHC orders Sindh govt to submit reply in under trial cases

KARACHI:Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday gave the Sindh government more time to submit its reply on a plea regarding delays in under-trial cases. A two-member bench of SHC directed the provincial government to submit its response by next hearing on November 17. A state counsel appeared before the court and sought more time to comply with its order, which was granted. The petitioner stated that prisoners in mRead More…

Baldia factory arson case: Conviction challenge in SHC

KARACHI:Two MQM workers, Zubair alias Charya and Abdul Rehman alias Bhola, on Wednesday moved appeals in Sindh High Court (SHC), challenging their conviction in the high-profile Baldia factory fire case. The two convicts, who were sentenced to death by an anti-terrorism court (ATC) on September 22, filed the appeals through their lawyers, pleaded the court to strike down their conviction. The appellants stated in Read More…

Famous Chinese web novel Lord of the Mysteries a smash hit at Bangkok International Book Fair

Bangkok:On September 30, Bangkok International Book Fair was opened as scheduled, during which the debut of the Thai edition of Lord of the Mysteries, a web novel from China, became a highlight. The new book was officially published on October 1 by SMM PLUS, a prestigious Thai publisher with authorization from China Literature Limited, the largest original web literature platform in China. In recent years, ChineseRead More…

SHC asks KMC to resolve grievances of city wardens

Karachi:Sindh High Court (SHC) here gave the time of four weeks to Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) in contempt case regarding to a constitutional petition of city wardens. A two-member bench of SHC comprising Justice Nadeem Akhter and Justice Mehmood A Khan, heard a contempt of court petition (1788/2019) of Pasban Democratic Party against non-implementation of the verdict of the SHC of March 11, 2020 in favRead More…

SBP introduces incentive and penalty mechanism for banks to promote housing and construction financing

Karachi:Building upon its earlier measure of setting mandatory target for banks to extend mortgage loans and financing for developers and builders, State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has introduced a mechanism to incentivize meeting these targets. The mechanism also penalizes the banks for any shortfall in meeting the target. According to this mechanism, commencing from December 31, 2020, banks will find an incentive ofRead More…

PN: (Admiral Amjad Khan Niazi takes charge as new Naval Chief)

ISLAMABAD:Admiral Amjad Khan Niazi has taken charge as the new Naval Chief. At the change of command ceremony here on Wednesday, outgoing Naval Chief Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi handed over the command scroll to the New Naval Chief. Speaking on the occasion, outgoing Naval Chief Zafar Mahmood Abbasi said Admiral Amjad Khan Niazi has a distinguished career and expressed the confidence he will lead Pakistan NavyRead More…

First Lady: (Timely breast cancer diagnosis enhances chances of cure: Samina Alvi)

ISLAMABAD:First Lady Samina Alvi has said timely diagnosis of breast cancer enhances chances of cure. She said this while visiting Federal Breast Cancer Screening Centre (FBSC) here on Wednesday, and reviewed arrangements about the ailment. The First lady said FBSC is providing best facilities for timely diagnosis and treatment of the breast cancer. She emphasized on creating awareness about breast cancer throuRead More…

Envoy: (Pakistan for non-interference in domestic affairs of states)

ISLAMABAD:At the United Nations, Pakistan has said that Hong Kong affairs are China’s internal matters and underscored importance of non-interference in domestic affairs of sovereign states. This was stated by Pakistan’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Munir Akram while speaking for fifty-five countries at a U.N panel. He stated this after responding to a statement made by Germany, Read More…