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Security guard arrested for slapping, kicking woman outside…

KARACHI - The police arrested a security guard for beating up a woman outside an apartment building in Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Karachi after a video of the incident was widely circulated on social media. Closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera footage of the incident shows the man arguing with the woman just before slapping her. The woman fell to the…

Two children drown in Malir River

KARACHI - At least two children drowned in Malir River near Sharafi Goth on Monday, rescue sources said. As per the rescue sources, the children were rushed to a nearby hospital but died during treatment. On August 3, three siblings lost their lives after falling into a pond in Larkana. The children were playing when they slipped into a pond near…

9th Muharram main procession concludes peacefully

KARACHI - The main 9th Muharram procession concluded peacefully in the metropolitan city on Monday. According to details, the 9th of Muharram was observed with due solemnity and sanctity. A procession was taken out from the Nishtar Park. Subsequently, after passing through various traditional routes, the procession culminated at Husainia Iranian…

JSMU organises medical camp for flood victims in Balochistan

KARACHI - A medical camp was organised by Institute of Family Medicine-Jinnah Sindh Medical University (JSMU) here at District Headquarter Hospital, Uthal on Monday. Doctors and paramedical staff of IFM-JSMU provided treatment to nearly 700 patients out of which included 70 percent were women and children, during the five hour medical camp. Vice…

5,313 policemen provided security to 9th Muharram processions

KARACHI - A total of 5,313 police officials had been deployed to provide foolproof security and to continuously monitor routes of the main procession of 9th Muharram, says a statement issued on Monday. As many as 83 senior officers of Karachi police including 727 NGOs, 3,896 head constables/constables, 500 personnel including commandos of Special…

People visit graveyards to put clay on graves

BADIN - Keeping tradition alive, a large number of people visited graveyards to offer ‘Fateha’ for the departed souls of their beloved on Monday (9th Muharram-ul-Haram). According to details, people sprinkled water, made mud plaster on graves and also recited from the Holy Quran. They offered ‘Fateha’ and showered rose petals and laid floral…

All set to observe Youm-e-Ashura in northern Sindh

SUKKUR - The northern part of Sindh is all set to observe ‘Youm-e-Ashura’ with religious solemnity and reverence all over the country including Sukkur, Khairpur, Shikarpur, Jaccobabad, Ghotki, Noshehroferoze, Kashmore-Kandhkot and other districts amid tight security. ‘Majalis-e-Iza’ will be held in ‘Imam Gargahs’ and processions would be taken out…

Control room set up in DC office Larkana

LARKANA - In order to maintain law and order situation during the Moharram-ul-Harram, the district administration Larkana has established a control room in connection with Muharram (Ashura) at DC Office Larkana. A telephone number 074-9410337 which will work round the clock under the supervision of Additional Deputy Commissioner-II Larkana also…

Today is likely to include periods of rain and thunderstorms in…

There are chances of more rain with thunderstorms in the port city today (Monday), says Pakistan Meteorological Department chief meteorologist Sardar Sarfaraz. Giving an update on the latest weather forecast, he said Karachi may get moderate to heavy rain today evening or night, while heavy rain may start in the city from the evening or night of…

MQM-P leader hints at leaving coalition govt

KARACHI - After witnessing no progress on the political deal, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Waseem Akhtar hinted at leaving the coalition government’s side and asked the ruling parties to review their policies. Waseem Akhtar was talking to journalists during an event to welcome nearly 250 political activists who have joined…

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