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  • AGPR fined for filing ‘frivolous’ petition

    ISLAMABAD: Legal practice seemed not suiting former Accountant General of Pakistan Revenues (AGPR) Tahir Mehmood as the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday fined him Rs100,000 for filing a ‘frivolous’ petition against a Pakistan-China agreement to digitalise the PTV...

    After retiring as the AGPR last year, Tahir Mehmood started the legal practice at the high court...

  • FWO told to get its accounts audited by AGPR

    ISLAMABAD: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the National Assembly said on Thursday that all organisations using public money were subject to audit and ordered the Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) to get its accounts audited from the Auditor General Pakistan Revenues (AGPR)...

    The meeting directed the FWO, whose audit has been due for the past 12 years, to ensure audit of its accounts from the AGPR...

  • Two guards shot dead outside FBR office in Karachi

    Two private security guards deployed outside a Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) office in Karachi were shot dead by unidentified assailants on Monday in a suspected attack of targeted killing, police said...

    Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Gulshan Abdullah Memon told Dawn that the shooting incident took place outside the FBR's office in the Gulistan-i-Jauhar area of the metropolis, where both guards were posted...

  • A long wait at the Karachi passport office

    KARACHI: The long queues inside the passport office in Saddar are a common sight, but on Monday a horde of impatient men flocked around the data entry booth as early as 8am; nudging, falling, desperately trying to reach the manager who single-handedly tried to control the restless crowd...

    Syed Abbas Jafri had reached the passport office before its opening time on Friday hoping to get his application processed swiftly, only to find...

  • IED lobbed into CTD Karachi office defused

    KARACHI: An improvised explosive device was found in the parking area of an office of the Counter Terrorism Department on Monday, police said...

    They said that some unidentified men lobbed the IED into the CTD office in Civil Lines in the early hours of Monday but it failed to explode...

  • Nine office bearers, activists arrested in Karachi: MQM

    KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) in a press statement released on Thursday claimed that nine of the party’s office bearers and activists were arrested from different areas of Karachi...

    “Rangers and police arrested nine MQM office bearers and activists by raiding their houses...

  • LG polls: MQM on way to bagging Karachi mayor’s office

    KARACHI: The Mutta­hida Qaumi Movement appeared poised to clinch the office of Karachi mayor when it won the biggest number of union commtittees in the city’s six districts and trounced the electoral alliance of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf and Jamaat-i-Islami on Saturday...

    Polling was held in Karachi’s 209 union committees (UCs) for which all major parties — the MQM, PTI, JI, Pakistan Peoples Party and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz —...

  • One dead, five injured in attack on ARY News Karachi office

    KARACHI: Violent protesters attacked an ARY News office in the Saddar area of the metropolis on Monday evening, which resulted in clash between police and the angry mob — killing one person and injuring several others...

    Police later confirmed that "MQM workers pelted stones at police officials and the ARY office", adding that they also resorted to aerial firing outside the office...

  • PPP office bearer gunned down in Karachi

    KARACHI: Unidentified gunmen shot dead a local office bearer of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Abdul Rasheed, in Karachi on Monday evening...

    PPP Karachi leader, Najmi Alam, however termed it a case of 'targeted killing'...

  • PTI female worker detained over charges of criminal intimidation at Karachi election office

    A female worker of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) was arrested on Monday for reportedly pushing a security guard and forcibly trying to enter the provincial election commissioner's office in Karachi where she had arrived with a woman candidate of the party to file nomination papers for the July 25 elections, police said...

    Clifton SP Tauqeer Muhammad Naeem said Asma Rizvi along with a PTI candidate arrived at the election...

  • 1,800 CNICs stolen from Nadra office ahead of PS-94 by-polls in Karachi

    At least 1,800 computerised national identity cards (CNICs) were stolen from the National Database and Registration Authority's (Nadra) office in the Landhi area of Karachi ahead of the by-polls in PS-94 Korangi, police said on Wednesday...

    According to the police officials, the suspects broke into the Nadra office premises late on Tuesday and stole the CNIC cards...

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