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ECP says totally ready to carry Karachi by-polls



KARACHI: Sindh Election Commissioner Ejaz Anwar Chauhan has stated the Election Fee of Pakistan (ECP) was totally ready to carry by-elections in three constituencies of the Nationwide Meeting in Karachi.

“The nomination course of for these constituencies is being accomplished,” Chauhan stated.

Sharing particulars of the preparations, he stated the fee wanted 10,000-strong workers to conduct the election and on this regard, his workplace was in touch with district administration to finalise the method.

“Round 75 p.c of the polling stations within the constituencies are extremely delicate and in every station, 10 police might be deployed to manage the legislation and order scenario,” he stated.

“We have now additionally sought deployment of Pakistan Military and Rangers.”

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chair Imran Khan is contesting all 9 Nationwide Meeting seats up for seize — together with the stated seats — which fell vacant after the resignations of a number of the PTI MPs had been accepted by Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, the speaker.

Pakistan Peoples Celebration (PPP) has fielded candidates in two of the constituencies — NA-237 (Malir-II) and NA-246 (Karachi West-III). The PPP has nominated Abdul Hakeem Baloch, a former social gathering MP, for the Malir seat and Nabeel Ahmed Gabol for Lyari.

Whereas within the third constituency of NA-239 (Karachi East-IV), Nayyar Raza of Muttahida Qaumi Motion-Pakistan (MQM-P) has been nominated as a joint candidate of the ruling Pakistan Democratic Motion (PDM) coalition.

The fee postponed native authorities (LG) elections within the provincial metropolis on August 28 citing a scarcity of workers following floods and a record-breaking monsoon spell.

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VISA, VRG enter strategic partnership



The SPA brings collectively VISA to assist empower the digitization of cost companies in Pakistan and VISA’s Central Europe, Center East and Africa (CEMEA) Area.

The VISA and VRG partnership seeks to deal with the World Financial institution and Pakistan’s “Nationwide Monetary Inclusion Technique” (NFIS) initiative in addressing the precise monetary wants and preferences of the native inhabitants significantly ladies, in tailoring digital cost options to match the varied calls for of Pakistan and VISA’s CEMEA area.

This progressive strategic collaboration is a step in direction of driving digital transformation throughout the federal government sector in assist of Pakistan’s cashless future agenda.

The purpose is to emphasise the significance, significantly in rising markets, of monetary inclusion and girls empowerment whereas offering monetary establishments and their prospects with extra decisions when making funds whereas enhancing the end-to-end velocity, transparency and higher buyer expertise.

The SPA primarily focuses on streamlining fragmented points of the monetary ecosystem utilizing the technological strengths of each entities. By leveraging VISA’s world attain and VRG’s understanding of the native market dynamics, showcased on World Financial Discussion board’s (WEF) SPOTLIGHT DAY by its EDISON ALLIANCE lately, the settlement intends to carry extra people and companies into the formal monetary system by integrating VISA’s cost infrastructure and applied sciences with VRG’s progressive monetary services and products with a customer-centric method.

This seamless and environment friendly VISA and VRG’s digital cost ecosystem will finally profit customers and companies all through Pakistan and VISA’s CEMEA Area.

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Over 45,000 theft incidents reported in Karachi in six months



KARACHI: Karachi, the financial hub of Pakistan, is dealing with a extreme crime wave, with the newest report by the Residents Police Liaison Committee (CPLC) revealing over 45,000 incidents of theft reported inside six months, from January 1 to June 30.

Shockingly, greater than 70 residents misplaced their lives for resisting robberies, and a whole lot of others have been wounded.

The CPLC report additional highlighted that round 300 people misplaced their lives in violent incidents linked to private animosities and different disputes. This alarming pattern emphasizes the pressing want for concrete measures to fight crime in Karachi.

The federal government should take instant actions, together with rising the presence of law enforcement officials on the streets, enhancing the effectivity of the police pressure, and implementing strict measures in opposition to criminals, the report mentioned.

Equally essential, residents should keep vigilant and promptly report any suspicious exercise to the police, it added.

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Home theft gang lively in Defence and Clifton arrested by Karachi police



KARACHI: In a profitable tip-off operation, the police apprehended two suspects allegedly concerned in a sequence of home robberies within the Protection and Clifton neighbourhoods of Karachi, as introduced by the police on Wednesday.

The captured people have been recognized as Ashraf, also called Achho, and Asif, who have been reportedly main a gang of thieves answerable for quite a few thefts within the upscale neighbourhoods.

Confirming the developments, Clifton Superintendent of Police (SP) Ahmed Chaudhry stated the Achho gang, comprising three robbers, has lengthy been sought by the police attributable to their alleged involvement in varied legal actions.

Throughout the operation, regulation enforcement officers managed to recuperate a big quantity of jewelry and different helpful objects price hundreds of thousands of rupees. Moreover, the police seized the instruments used within the thefts from the possession of the apprehended suspects.

Chaudhry underscored that the gang consisted of three members, with one in all their accomplices named Khurshid already serving a sentence in jail for his participation in related crimes.

In an announcement, the official additional disclosed that the gang had been working within the space for roughly 16 years, inflicting substantial losses to the residents.

Notably, the robber gang was additionally linked to a latest theft in a coastal space the place they managed to evade seize after looting over 100 tolas of gold. Moreover, the accused people have been linked to a high-value theft in Clifton, estimated to be price over Rs10 million.

Preliminary investigations have revealed that the arrested suspects have confessed to their involvement in dozens of theft incidents within the Protection and Clifton areas.

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