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PTI throws its weight behind Jamaat candidate for Karachi mayorship



KARACHI: The race for the coveted workplace of Karachi mayor took an intriguing activate Saturday after Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) introduced its endorsement of Naeem ur-Rehman from Jamaat-i-Islami for the place.

A spokesperson for the opposition occasion confirmed the occasion’s help for Rehman, accusing the ruling Pakistan Peoples Social gathering (PPP) of pre-vote rigging.

Following the hotly contested native our bodies elections within the port metropolis, the occasion of overseas minister Bilawal Bhutto emerged as the most important group however fell wanting securing the required easy majority of 179 votes to say the mayor’s workplace.

Even with an alliance fashioned with Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), the PPP will nonetheless want a minimal of twenty-two further votes to achieve the bulk threshold.

By way of seat distribution, the PPP presently holds the most important variety of seats within the metropolis council with 98, adopted by Jamaat-e-Islami with 89 seats and PTI with 42 seats. Nevertheless, no single occasion instructions a easy majority within the metropolis council.

The spokesperson for PTI claimed that the PPP, in collaboration with the Sindh police, was participating within the “abduction” of elected representatives of the occasion earlier than they could possibly be sworn into workplace.

These allegations had been made within the context of the PTI’s rivalry that the PPP, having beforehand evaded municipal elections on 4 events, now seeks to swiftly elect a mayor.

In response to those issues, the spokesperson revealed that the occasion has approached the courtroom to deal with the matter.

They emphasised the necessity for a clear course of to elect the mayor, asserting that each the PPP and Muttahida Qaumi Motion (MQM) had been immune to accepting the general public mandate.

Following PTI’s help, Rehman finds himself in a powerful place for securing the mayoral submit in Karachi.

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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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