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  • Ex-Abad chief detained for 90 days, Rangers tell ATC

    KARACHI: Rangers on Tuesday informed an antiterrorism court about the preventive detention of a former chief of the Association of Builders and Developers (Abad) for 90 days for questioning...

    Rangers soldiers along with their counsel produced the ex-Abad chairman, Babar Mirza Chughtai, and submitted a detention order and jail warrant in the chamber of Judge Bashir Ahmed Khoso of the ATC-I...

  • Rangers set free KDA director, ex-Abad chief

    KARACHI: The director of the defunct Karachi Development Authority (KDA) and the former chief of the Association of Builders and Developers (Abad) were released on Tuesday by Rangers as no proof was found about their involvement in alleged criminal activities ranging from land grabbing to financing of targeted killers during an initial investigation, it emerged on Tuesday...

    Last week the Rangers had informed an antiterrorism court...

  • Punjab governor asks ABAD to plan low-cost housing

    KARACHI: The government of Punjab has expressed his intention to work with the Association of Builders and Developers (ABAD) for constructing affordable houses for the middle and lower class of the province...

    ABAD Chairman Hanif Gohar requested the governor to bind all government authorities dealing in building and construction to approve plans of ABAD members only, as is the case in Sindh...

  • Rs1bn Abad seed fund for low-cost housing

    KARACHI: The Association of Builders and Developers of Pakistan (Abad) has created a seed fund of Rs1 billion for construction of affordable low-cost housing throughout Pakistan...

    The move aims to overcome shortage of quality housing in the country, said Chairman Abad Arif Jeewa at the website launch for Affordable Housing Advisory Centre for Affordable Settlements and Housing at Abad House here on Saturday...

  • Karachiites suffer hours-long traffic jam as ABAD stages sit-in on Sharea Faisal

    Karachiites suffered hours-long agonising traffic jam on Thursday as the Association of Builders and Developers (ABAD) staged a sit-in on Sharea Faisal outside the office of Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) to protest against the alleged non-issuance of NOCs (no-objection certificate) by the board for the construction of multi-storey buildings in the metropolis...

    The ABAD officials complained that the Supreme Court has given...

  • Rao skips meetings with rights body, investigators in Naqeeb murder probe

    KARACHI: A day after he announced boycott of an inquiry committee investigating Naqeeb Ullah Mehsud’s killing in a staged encounter, SP Rao Anwar neither appeared before police investigators nor before a high-powered National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) delegation at the office of the inspector general of police on Monday, fuelling speculations that he went underground to avoid arrest...

    He said that the police team pasted the...

  • Rao, other policemen booked for Naqeeb’s kidnap, murder

    KARACHI: In a major development in the Naqeeb Ullah Mehsud murder probe, police on Tuesday evening booked SP Rao Anwar and some other policemen on terrorism, kidnap and murder charges after an inquiry committee met the family of the South Waziristan youngster and vowed to move on a fast track to bring the case to a logical end...

    SP Anwar and his more than half a dozen unknown team members have been nominated in an FIR (40/2018) by...

  • Guilty in Naqeeb case will be punished, Durrani tells Sindhi-Pathan community of Shikarpur

    SHIKARPUR: Sindh Ass­e­­mbly Speaker Agha Siraj Khan Durrani has said that no party in the province is strong enough to challenge Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) in the next general election...

    In reply to a question about delimitation, the PA spea­ker said that the Elec­tion Commission of Pakistan wanted to retain the current constituencies for the next general election but no such notification had been issued as yet...

  • Family of man killed with Naqeeb demands justice

    They appealed to the president, the prime minister, chief justice of Pakistan and chief ministers of Punjab and Sindh to provide them justice...

    Pakistan Kissan Ittehad’s Jam Hazoor Bakhsh welcomed the arrest and said they had protested over the exploitation of cane growers by agents in Bahawalpur division...

  • Witnesses pick out three policemen involved in Naqeeb’s murder

    KARACHI: Two witnesses picked out on Wednesday three policemen during an identification parade before a judicial magistrate in the Naqeeb Ullah Mehsud murder case...

    Six police officials sub-inspector Mohammad Yasin, assistant sub-inspectors Supurd Hussain and Allahyar, head constables Khizar Hayat and Mohammad Iqbal and constable Arshad Ali have been detained for their involvement in the abduction and killing of the 24-year-old...

  • Naqeeb’s family rules out compromise with Rao

    KARACHI: The family of Naqeeb Ullah Mehsud, who was killed in a “fake encounter” last month allegedly by former SSP of Malir Rao Anwar, on Thursday ruled out any compromise with the suspended accused officer in the name of Diyat, or blood money, minutes after the reports of a possible deal between the two sides hit the news channels’ headlines...

    The news channels claimed through their unnamed sources that the family of Naqeeb had...

  • Naqeeb murder case: Four policemen recant confessions about staged 'encounter'

    A case against Rao Anwar and his associates was registered under Sections 302 (punishment for premeditated murder), 365 (kidnapping with intent secretly and wrongfully to confine person), 344 (wrongful confinement for ten or more days), 109 (abetment) and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code read with Section 7 of the Anti-terrorism Act, 1997 on a complaint of the deceased’s father, Mohammad Khan, at the Sachal police station... ...

  • Sit-in over Naqeeb’s killing ends

    ISLAMABAD: The Pak­htun tribesmen ended their 10-day sit-in outside the National Press Club on Saturday after Adviser to Prime Minister Amir Muqam assured them of justice for Naqeebullah Mehsud who was killed in Karachi in a fake police encounter...

    Protests against the extrajudicial killing of Mehsud, a South Waziristan resident who was among four people killed in the encounter led by then SSP Malir Rao Anwar, began from Karachi and...
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