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CHISHTIAN: A case was registered after 18 years against the abduction of two women and a child in Chishtian city of Punjab’s Bahawalnagar district, ARY News reported on Sunday. A woman has registered an abduction case against her stepbrother after 18 years who had allegedly kidnapped her mother, maternal aunt and son. It was learnt that the man had allegedly abducted two sisters and a nephew from their house in 2003. The complainant named Ruqaiya Bibi was the mother of the boy who had been abducted by the accused along with her mother and maternal aunt. She stated in her…

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KARACHI: Sindh government has decided to arrest unvaccinated people in the province after fresh directives being issued by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) for expediting COVID vaccination in the country, ARY NEWS reported. According to a notification issued by the Sindh home department in light of fresh directives issued by the NCOC, travelers on motorways would require to get vaccinated by September 20. It further said that buses and other equipment of the transport companies would be confiscated over the presence of unvaccinated staff. The hotel and restaurants would be sealed over unvaccinated staffers including those involved in…

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KARACHI: Another wet spell of the concluding monsoon season is likely to make a stop in the port city starting September 23 with moderate to lashing showers expected, ARY News reported Sunday quoting Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD). The new spell is likely to stay for three days, i.e. Sep 23-25, and to rain with thunder and lightning, the PMD said today. Some of the Karachi areas may receive pouring rainfall, the Met Office said in its weather forecast today. Lahore towns receive heavy rains amid monsoon spell Separately today from Punjab, the large parts of Lahore receive heavy rains sporadically…

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THATTA: Police on Sunday registered an FIR against unknown persons over alleged theft of streetlight poles installed on the newly-constructed Thatta-Sujawal bridge in Sindh, reported ARY News. The case was filed on the directives of Sindh Minister for Works and Services Syed Zia Abbas Shah. A three-member committee has also been constituted to investigate the theft of streetlight poles reportedly installed at a cost of Rs2.6 billion in 2017. Meanwhile, the executive engineer (XEN) concerned has been removed from his post while an AEN and a sub-engineer put under suspension over the theft. ALSO READ: STREETLIGHTS WORTH RS2.7BN INSTALLED ON…

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KARACHI: President Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday visited the residence of BNP-M chief Akhtar Mengal here to offer condolence on the demise of veteran Baloch leader Ataullah Mengal. Opposition Leader in the National Assembly has been in Karachi on a day-long visit. Party leaders Khawaja Saad Rafique, Ahsan Iqbal, Miftah Ismail, Marriyum Aurangzeb and Mohammad Zubair were also accompanied with him. “Sadar Ataullah Mengal have services for Pakistan’s politics, he had a pivotal role for the constitutional amendment to remove 58-2B clause from the constitution,” Shehbaz Sharif said while offering his condolence to Akhtar Mengal. “We have…

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KARACHI: The cybercrime cell of the federal investigation agency has Sunday said it has arrested two people from Karachi and Hyderabad in two different cases of filming women in compromising states to blackmail, ARY News reported. The cybercrime cell said of the Hyderabad case that it arrested a man for allegedly installing a camera inside a women’s restroom and filming at least one woman in her compromising state. He made a fake social media ID and published that video to get it viral, said FIA officials. The additional director of the cybercrime wing alleged the man had been blackmailing the…

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RAWALPINDI: Troops from Pakistan participated in the multinational exercise Bright Star 2021 held at Egypt’s Mohamed Naguib Military Base. 20 countries, including Egypt, the United States, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Cyprus, Iraq, Bahrain, Sudan, Morocco, Kenya, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, Greece, Kuwait, the UAE, Tunisia, Nigeria, Tanzania and France, took part in the drills. A Pakistan contingent comprising army, navy and PAF troops participated in the exercise for the first time since 2009, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). A ceremony marking the conclusion of the exercise was held at Mohamed Naguib Military Base. The Pak Army’s Engineer-in-Chief…

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LAHORE: Punjab’s health authorities on Sunday reported 34 more cases of dengue fever in Punjab, ARY News reported. According to a spokesperson of the Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department Punjab, confirmed dengue fever cases in the province have surged with 29 cases reported from Lahore. “In Punjab overall 534 dengue fever cases have been reported so far including 369 confirmed cases in Lahore,” the health department stated. An upsurge of dengue fever cases also reported in Peshawar as more than 40 dengue patients have been admitted at various hospitals of the city. According to health officials, over 20 patients of…

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ISLAMABAD: Federal information minister Fawad Chaudhry has Sunday said there is a difference between the election commission and an election commissioner and it is the latter whose character is questionable, ARY News reported. After being served a notice from ECP for alleging the institution had become a party in the electronic voting machine (EVM) matter and is supporting the opposition, the federal minister said once again that the chief election commissioner (CEC) was representing the opposition parties. Fawad Chaudhry, alongside other ministers, had alleged during a press conference earlier this week that ECP and CEC were becoming the headquarters of…

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KARACHI: Sindh Governor Imran Ismail on Sunday announced that the unveiling ceremony of the Green Line buses will be held today, ARY News reported. Ismail, in a social media statement ahead of a cargo vessel carrying a batch of Green Line buses from China, anchored at the Karachi Port, said that the unveiling ceremony of the buses will be held at 3:30 PM. “Vessel carrying first lot of 42 Green line buses will dock KPT in a few minutes. Inshallah will unveil the state of art buses today at 3:30. Red carpet for the arrival of buses has been laid…

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