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  • Street crime ‘surge’: Lahore police propose law to tackle 12,000 ‘offenders’

    LAHORE: The police authorities in Lahore claim to have come up with a list of nearly 12,000 ‘habitual offenders’ who are behind a significant surge in ‘violent crimes’ in the provincial capital, and proposed amendment to certain laws...

    In the wake of these incidents, he said, the police authorities compiled data of 12,000 habitual offenders who are behind most crime incidents in Lahore...

  • Lahore witnesses sharp increase in street crime

    LAHORE: The provincial capital witnessed a sharp increase in street crime as more than three dozen incidents of robbery and theft were reported during the last 24 hours in various parts of the city...

    Robbers looted five houses, 15 citizens during street crime and snatched motorcycles and cars from others, exposing the police’s utter failure in controlling crime in the city...

  • Gang involved in street crime busted

    ISLAMABAD: The Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) of the capital police have busted a gang involved in street crimes and recovered vehicle, valuables, and weapons, police said on Saturday...

    During interrogation they confessed to their involvement in several cases of street crime in the areas of Ramana, Margalla, Shalimar, Aabpara police stations in Islamabad and Rawalpindi while further investigation is underway from them...

  • Rise in street crime in Karachi in first 10 days of Ramazan

    KARACHI: As law enforcement agencies count successes in ongoing operation against terrorists, banned outfits and militant wings of political and religious organisations, Karachiites face a sudden rise in street crimes, which has cost four lives so far during the first 10 days of Ramazan and raised fears for the days ahead...

    The rise in street crimes was sharply felt when the recent crime rate in Ramazan was compared with the trend...

  • Three ‘men in the street’ hacked to death

    FAISALABAD: Three shopkeepers were hacked to death when they were asleep outside their shops in Eden Garden area on Canal Road on the night between Friday and Saturday...

    Police said Mushtaq, 47, an electrician who resided at Chak 197-GB, Ghulam Asghar, 55, a tea vendor hailing from Toba Tek Singh, and Mohammad Akram, 56, a grocer of Chak 208-RB, were sleeping outside their shops when unidentified people hacked them to death
  • Reham becomes KP’s ambassador for street children

    PESHAWAR: The provincial government has appointed Reham Khan, the wife of PTI chief Imran, as ambassador for street children...

    Adviser to Chief Minister Dr Mehr Taj Roghani, who announced Reham Khan as ambassador of provincial government for raising awareness about the rights of street children, accompanied her when she came to attend a function held in connection with International Day for Street Children in the guarded Chief...

  • Police seeks ‘N’ lawmakers’ help to curb street crime

    LAHORE: Lahore police sought help and suggestions from ruling party parliamentarians for the implementation on the National Action Plan to root out terrorism and street crime from the provincial capital...

    The parliamentarians said the successful cricket series in Lahore had proved the world that Pakistan was a safe country and its security agencies had the capability to deal with terrorism...

  • Wall Street banks warn winter is coming as business cycle peaks

    The global business cycle is nearing a peak, leaving equity and credit markets at risk of a painful drop once the economic headwinds inevitably take hold...

    Analysts at HSBC Holdings, Citigroup and Morgan Stanley see mounting evidence that global markets are in the last stage of their rallies before a downturn in the business cycle
  • Street art brings colour to Beirut suburb

    BEIRUT: Seen from the highway out of Lebanon’s capital Beirut, the Ouzai neighbourhood is a jumble of haphazard construction, but venture inside and its low-slung buildings transform into street art canvases...

    Nasser launched his project 18 months ago, inviting Lebanese and international street artists to beautify parts of Beirut — Ouzai in particular...

  • Music band’s foray into street performance

    LAHORE: Passionate souls make their way out with sheer dedication and great effort...

    It’s a story of six young instrumentalists from Lahore who want to prove wrong the common perception that an artiste [merely through his work] cannot survive financially...

  • IGP admits fighting street crime is enormous challenge

    Khowaja on Thursday admitted that fighting street crime in Karachi had emerged as a serious challenge for the law-enforcement agency, but simultaneously sounded confident to control the menace with the help of latest technology which was being acquired by the institution with huge investment from the government...

    “Street crime is indeed a serious challenge for the police,” he told journalists after inauguration of the police...

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