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KHAIRPUR: Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah Monday said that the prime minister should consult over the transfer of provincial officials as per the law, ARY NEWS reported. He was referring to the recent row between the Centre and the Sindh province over the transfer of top provincial police officials. “The officers should be transferred as per law that requires consultation between the Centre and the province,” he said while referring to a law passed in 2020. He shared that article 240 states that the officers could perform their duties in the centre and the provinces. “We want the…

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KARACHI: Saudi Arabia has signed an agreement with Pakistan for depositing US$3 billion in the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) for helping country foreign exchange reserves and mitigating COVID-19 effects, ARY NEWS reported.   The Central Bank shared the details of the agreement from its Twitter handle saying that the Kingdom was represented by Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) while the SBP represented Pakistan in the agreement that was signed by Chief Executive Officer of SFD Sultan Bin AbdulRahman Al-Marshad and the Dr. Reza Baqir in Karachi. It shared that under the deposit agreement, the SFD shall place a deposit…

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for  Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry has asked the dress designer and a model to apologise for modeling bareheaded at the Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib. The Lahore-based designer had posted the pictures and videos from the photoshoot on her Instagram handle two days ago. Fawad Chaudhry, taking notice of the matter, said that the Kartarpur gurdwara is a religious site and “not a film set. The designer/model must apologise to the Sikh community. The Designer and the model must apologise to Sikh Community #KartarPurSahib is a religious symbol and not a Film set….. https://t.co/JTkOyveXvn — Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry)…

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QUETTA: The Balochistan High Court (BHC) on Monday cancelled government funds allocated for private guards of politicians, ARY News reported. A bench of the high court while hearing a constitutional petition with regard to Rs 100 million fund allocation for posting private security guards for parliamentarians, declared it as void. The high court ruled to halt salaries being paid to private security guards from the government’s grant-in-aid. The court in its ruling said that the politicians should themselves hire private security guards from registered private companies on their own expense. “The allocated amount should now be earmarked for public welfare…

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KARACHI: A woman was burnt to death, while her three children received severe burn injuries when a fire broke out in a house located in the Garden area of Karachi. Rescue sources said the fire erupted in the house located at Garden’s Albela Signal. As a result, the woman and her three children sustained injuries. The injured were rushed to the Civil Hospital, but the mother of the children breathed her last. Earlier in the month of October, seven members of a family burnt alive in a fire that broke out in their house in Muzaffargarh s Pir Jahaniah. Rescue…

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KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) acquitted 32 workers of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) in rioting case, ARY News reported on Monday. The prosecution was failed to produce substantial evidence against the accused, the court said in its order. Kharadar Police had arrested the accused on April 12, 2021 under the charges of rioting and arson attacks. The court issued order for release of accused, if not wanted in another case. The interior ministry had previously decided to withdraw over 40 cases against TLP leader Saad Rizvi and others after the government hammered out an agreement with the party. On October 31,…

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday ordered to register FIRs against the builder, plot owner and the Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) officials in a case related to illegal constructions in Karachi’s North Nazimabad Block C.  At the outset of the hearing, the bench showed resentment over desealing the sealed plot in North Nazimabad Block C. Justice Zafar Ahmed Rajput asked the SBCA deputy director that what action has been taken to raze illegal structures in the area? “It is impossible to build illegal structures without the help of the concerned department,” Justice Zafar remarked. Read more: SHC…

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KARACHI: The Karachi Port Trust (KPT) is contracting for a six-lane bridge after planning and tendering process, federal maritime affairs minister announced on Monday. Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Zaidi in a tweet said that the contract is being finalized after 2 1/2 years planning and tendering process. The six-lane bridge connecting East and West Wharves along Native Jetty will cost Rs 2.3 billion, he said. The project will be completed within 18 months, the minister stated. The movement of cargo and traffic congestions caused by it was a big challenge. This six-lane bridge will address this issue, the…

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Cybercrime Wing on Monday claimed to have busted a gang involved in swindling people through fake fingerprints under Ehsaas Programme in Islamabad, ARY News reported.        According to the details, the gang of fraudsters including women duped innocent people on the pretext of Ehsaas Programme and got their thumb impression on a blank paper. https://arynews.tv/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/WhatsApp-Video-2021-11-29-at-2.30.53-PM.mp4 Later, the fraudsters used the fingerprints to prepare silicone thumbs, which were used to activate SIM cards that were used in illegal activities. As many as 2,350 SIMs and 1,980 SIMs jacked that were sold were recovered from…

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday took up a petition against the Sharif family’s Al-Arabia Sugar Mills for allegedly defaulting on a bank loan. Justice Jawad Hassan of the high court heard the petition filed by the Bank of Punjab (BoP) seeking recovery of the loan. Also Read: Court summons witnesses in Ramzan Sugar Mills case A lawyer representing the petitioner sought time to prepare his arguments on the maintainability of the petition. Granting his request, the court adjourned the hearing. The petitioner stated that the sugar mill had taken a loan of Rs740 million. The mill failed…

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