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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...

  • Facebook shifts News Feed, gives priority to friends

    WASHINGTON: Facebook said Tuesday it was reconfiguring its News Feed, in a move aimed at giving people more information about what is happening to “the friends you care about...

    “The goal of News Feed is to show you the content that matters to you,“ said a blog post by Facebook's Max Eulenstein and Lauren Scissors...

  • Facebook updates News Feed to make friends a priority

    Facebook on Thursday announced a major update that will put friends and family above pages or celebrities in a user's news feed...

    The change to the way Facebook ranks posts will put more weight on social interactions and relationships, according to News Feed product manager John Hegeman...

  • Purana Qila - the old city’s commercial hub

    Once a large, fortified defensive structure around the city, the famed Purana Qila is now lost among the high-rise buildings that make up Rawalpindi’s commercial hub...

    Before the arrival of the British to the garrison city, the old city was located at Purana Qila and known as Qila Pind Rawal...

  • Pucca Qila wall damage FIR registered

    HYDERABAD: An FIR was registered against a suspect on Tuesday for allegedly demolishing a small portion of the fortification wall of the 18th century Pucca Qila on a complaint of a culture department official...

    The police booked the suspect under relevant sections of the Antiquities Act, 1975 and the Pakistan Penal Code...

  • Court admits case of Pucca Qila wall demolition

    HYDERABAD: The court of civil judge and judicial magistrate-X on Monday admitted for trial the final challan submitted by the Fort police against an accused on charges of damaging a boundary wall of Pucca Qila, a protected heritage site...

    In the challan, investigating officer of the case, Rao Munawar, accused Maqsood Sarwari of damaging the Pucca Qila wall and argued the accused should, therefore, stand trial for the offence...

  • Qila Saifullah surgeon refuses to treat girl injured in accident

    QUETTA: A girl seriously injured in an accident in Qila Saifullah district was brought here for treatment after a surgeon in the district’s government hospital refused to treat her, saying that he was not on duty...

    Police sources said that Naeema was seriously injured after being hit by a speeding passenger coach in Bandat Hamandzai area of Qila Saifullah district...

  • Officials among six kidnapped in Qila Saifullah

    QUETTA: Six people — a general manager, two engineers and a driver of the Balochistan Development Autho­ri­ty (BDA) among them — were kidnap­ped from Qila Saifullah area on Monday...

    BDA General Manger Bacha Khan had gone to Murgha Faqirzai area of Qila Saifullah district with two engineers, a driver, a contactor and another man to inspect an under-construction road...

  • PSP plans ‘people’s court’ in Pucca Qila on 23rd

    HYDERABAD: The Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) on Monday announced its plan to hold ‘people’s court’ in the Pucca Qila ground on Dec 23, when the first ever public meeting of the party is to be held...

    He expressed his confidence that people would fill the Pucca Qila ground on Dec 23...

  • Toll in Qila Saifullah blast rises to six

    QUETTA: Death toll in Thursday night’s explosion in Qila Saifullah has increased to six as officials have found four more bodies in the debris of the house which was destroyed in the powerful explosion...

    An official of Qila Saifullah district administration said that most of the bodies were found in pieces, adding that they were shifted to the District Hospital for identification...

  • SC orders Qila Abdullah police to arrest suspect over marriage proposal threat

    QUETTA: The Supreme Court ordered the Balochistan inspector general and deputy commissioner and police officer of Qila Abdullah district on Wednesday to arrest and produce before it within 10 days a man involved in firing at the house of Obaidullah to pressurise him to marry off his 10-year-old sister with the accused...

    Mr Obaidullah, a resident of the Gulistan area of Qila Abdullah, said in his application that Din Mohammad, an old...

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