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KARACHI: A six-member robber gang, including two mobile software experts, has been arrested in Karachi, ARY News reported on Monday. According to details, police acted on a tip-off in the North Nazimabad area of ​​Karachi. The Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Central Malik Murtaza said that a six-member dacoit gang including two mobile software experts was arrested. The arrested are involved in more than 100 cases of snatching. SSP Malik said that devices, 30 expensive mobile phones, two motorcycles, four pistols, cash and laptops were recovered from the custody of the robbers. According to Malik Murtaza, the arrested were wanted…

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ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday unveiled the schedule for by-election on a vacant Senate seat from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). According to the schedule, the by-election on the Senate seat that fell vacant with the resignation of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) Ayub Afridi as a member of the upper house of Parliament will be held on Dec 20. Candidates intending to contest the by-election can submit their nomination papers from Nov 30 till Dec 2, after which the scrutiny of the papers will begin and continue until Dec 6. Voting for the by-election will be held at the…

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KARACHI: All Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations in Sindh will remain shut down for two-and-half months from December 1st, a spokesperson of the SSGC announced. A decision has been taken to keep the CNG stations closed in the province from December 1st to February 15, Sui Southern Gas Company spokesperson stated on Monday. “The CNG stations being closed to ensure gas supply to the domestic consumers,” according to the SSGC statement. It is to be mentioned here that Federal Energy Minister Hammad Azhar earlier said that domestic consumers will be supplied gas three times a day for cooking only. Speaking…

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ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) on Monday decided to expand testing capacity in the high-risk areas of the country amid the outbreak of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus. Addressing a press conference in Islamabad along with the SAPM, Dr Faisal Sultan, NCOC chief Asad Umar said that the South African variant of the pandemic is most dangerous as compared to earlier ones. He apprehended that the new variant of the coronavirus will come to Pakistan. He said that ban has been slapped on the arrival of the travelers from the countries, where the Omicron virus has…

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KARACHI: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has challenged the Sindh High Court’s (SHC) Oct 18 verdict that struck down federal excise duty (FED) on mobile phone calls exceeding five minutes in the Supreme Court (SC). The tax body filed an appeal in the apex court pleading with it to set aside the SHC judgement. Also Read: Govt notifies tax on mobile phone calls lasting more than 5 minutes The appeal stated that the FBR imposed federal excise duty of Rs0.75 per call if it exceeds five minute as per the law, adding that the FED was introduced after Parliament’s…

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JHELUM: Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan on Monday has inaugurated academic blocks of Al-Qadir University in Jhelum. Addressing the ceremony, the premier said that we have to act on the rules set by Riyasat-e-Madina for the development of the country. The nations who follow these rules will never face any challenge, he added. The premier said it is in our best interest to follow the footprints of Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). He said that preparing a lot of knowledgeable and talented youth with moral strength was the need of the hour. PM Imran emphasized the need for an education system…

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday extended the interim bail of a widow of former governor of Balochistan Nawab Akbar Bugti in a case against her for allegedly posting immoral pictures of her daughter-in-law on social media. Shahzadi Nargis approached the high court after a sessions court dismissed her bail. The court extended her bail until Dec 13. The LHC bench ordered a forensic audit of her voice and sought a report from the Punjab Forensic Science Agency (PFSA) in this regard. According to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), the woman is accused of sharing objectionable pictures of…

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ISLAMABAD: Veteran journalist Muhammad Ziauddin has passed away after a prolonged illness on Monday. State broadcaster Pakistan Television confirmed the news while paying homage to the deceased for his “illustrious career” that spanned 60 years Ziauddin, who was born in the Indian city of Madras in 1938, died at the age of 83 in his Islamabad home. His funeral prayers will be offered today after Asar prayers in Islamabad’s Media Town. Ziauddin s family arrived in Pakistan in 1952, five years after the country was divided into East and West Pakistan. He moved to Pakistan eight years later, in 1960, and therefore…

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) turned down a plea to restrain the Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) from action against a structure in Aram Bagh area, ARY News reported on Monday. A bench of the high court ordered the SBCA to take action against illegal construction. A petitioner had pleaded for a restraining order against the SBCA action. “Our construction is not illegal, SBCA being involved in an unlawful action against us,” the petitioner said in an application. “The petitioner has encroached six feet portion of a street in Aram Bagh and added it into his house,” a SBCA…

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday issued a pre-admission notice to the attorney general for Pakistan (AGP) on a petition seeking a probe into an alleged audio leak involving former chief justice Saqib Nisar. IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah took up the petition filed by Sindh High Court Bar Association (SHCBA) President Salahuddin Ahmed and member judicial commission Syed Haider Imam Rizvi.  The petition stated that the alleged audio clip of the ex-CJP hurt the dignity of the judiciary, pleading with the court to constitute a commission comprising a retired judge, lawyer, journalist and members of civil…

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