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  • Minister pledges operation against Karachi's West district water mafia

    KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Information, Local Government, Housing & Town Planning, Forest and Wildlife Syed Nasir Hussain Shah has said that the water mafia operating in district West of Karachi would be brought to book with the help of Rangers and police...

    Those who attended the meeting included MNAs Abdul Qadir Patel, Shahida Rehmani, MPAs Liaquat Ali Askani, Naaz Baloch, special coordinator to the Chief Minister of Sindh Rashid...

  • Some solutions to Pakistan's professor mafia

    Earlier this month, Professor Pervez Hoodbhoy wrote an article describing the mechanisms of what he termed Pakistan's professor mafia and the various "academic crimes" that this racket commits to the detriment of Pakistan's higher education system...

    "This gave rise to the professor mafia, which works as follows: a good friend of mine sitting in a university will publish my papers along with my students’ in their journal and I shall...

  • Pakistan’s professor mafia

    THESE days Pakistan’s professors are too busy to read books because they use their time publishing what are called ‘research’ papers and procuring PhD degrees for their students...

    Relative to India, for political and cultural reasons, the areas that currently constitute Pakistan were educationally backward...

  • Canada cracks Italian mafia drug ring; 19 arrested

    OTTAWA: Canadian police smashed a mafia drug trafficking ring with the arrest of 19 alleged high-ranking members of the Calabrian ‘Ndrangheta criminal organisation, officials said on Wednesday...

    The ‘Ndrangheta mafia families based in southern Calabria, Italy spread to include several dozen members grouped in insular and secretive cells in the Toronto area, according to a statement...

  • Bollywood turns spotlight on India’s real-life mafia dons

    MUMBAI: A movie about the life of a notorious Mumbai mafia don comes out in Indian cinemas this week as Bollywood steps up its long-held fascination with the financial capital’s criminal underworld...

    For Daddy director Ashim Ahluwalia, making a film about a former mafia boss currently serving life in prison for the murder of a local councillor was a little intimidating...

  • Sicilian Mafia 'Beast' Toto Riina dies

    Former “boss of bosses” Toto Riina, one of the most feared Godfathers in the history of the Sicilian Mafia, died on Friday after battling cancer, the government said...

    The most high-profile murders he ordered were those in 1992 of anti-mafia judges Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino, who had worked to bring more than 300 mobsters to trial in 1987...

  • Minister tells Punjab Assembly: ‘No tomato import despite mafia’s manoeuvring’

    LAHORE: There would be no imports of vegetables, especially tomato, which has seen its price skyrocketing in the last few weeks, despite all manipulations by “an influential mafia”, Minister for Industries, Commerce and Investment Shiekh Allauddin assured the Punjab Assembly here on Monday...

    “Why pass the advantage on to foreign farmers instead of our own?”An influential mafia was trying hard for resumption of import from India, but...

  • ‘Govt gets costly Rajanpur land back from mafia’

    LAHORE: Around 8,896 acres of Forests Department and 6,916 acres of state land have been retrieved from mafia in Rajanpur, says Punjab government...

    The operation was launched on Feb 4 on the instructions of Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and the target of recovery of land from mafia had been achieved in the district, a spokesman said here on Sunday...

  • Govt officials and ‘mafia’ members held in land scam

    LAHORE: The Anti-Corruption Department (ACD) on Monday arrested three government officials and as many members of a ‘land mafia’ for allegedly transferring 90 kanals of state land through fake registration...

    According to a handout, those arrested included District Revenue Record Room in-charge Rana Shahbaz, officials of the computerised land record service centre Mansoor Ahmad and Ehsanul Haq, members of an alleged land mafia Arshad...

  • Police arrest woman mafia boss, 24 others

    They are accused of extortion, handling stolen goods, vandalism and being mafia members, according to the arrest warrant...

    The Sicilian mafia, or Cosa Nostra, has been hurt by a series of arrests in recent years, weakening the crime network, especially compared to the Calabrian ‘Ndrang­heta...

  • Mafia of unprofessional men in PCB destroying the game: Sarfraz

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan cricket is at crossroads today mainly due to the involvement of unprofessional people in Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) affairs that include two journalists and some others non-technical officials, former Test pacer Sarfraz Nawaz said on Wednesday...

    “Under the current set-up Pakistan have lost five consecutive ODI series and are at placed at a poor No...

  • Facing off the ‘timber mafia’ – Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s forest crusade

    To transform this enticing slogan into a reality the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), governing the province of KP, developed a four pronged strategy: to plant new trees and regenerate existing forests; ensure a high level of transparency; maintain a focus on people centered development; and most importantly confront the powerful “timber mafia”...

    This deep rooted mafia treated forest timber as a booty to be plundered and shared...

  • Only the mafia threatens judges’ families: SC

    ISLAMABAD: The government and the judiciary seemed to be on a collision course on Thursday after a Supreme Court judge likened the ruling party to the Sicilian mafia, prompting the government to accuse the judge of violating his oath of office and bringing a bad name to the country...

    A visibly perturbed Supreme Court bench on Thursday took strong exception to an outburst from a ruling party loyalist, equating it with threats that the...

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