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Road crime, extortion circumstances witness alarming rise in Karachi



KARACHI: Road crimes, robberies, and murders continued in Karachi within the month of September, regardless of the appointment of a brand new IG Sindh and Karachi Police Chief.

In line with the information of the Residents-Police Liaison Committee (CPLC), residents had been disadvantaged of 207 automobiles, 5,399 bikes, and a couple of,464 cellphones in road crimes through the month. 62 folks had been additionally killed within the metropolis throughout the identical interval.

The CPLC report additionally revealed that the variety of bikes stolen in September was the best within the final 30 days. The report additionally highlighted the truth that the center class was essentially the most affected by road crimes, as they had been those who had been most probably to be robbed of their bikes and cellphones.

Regardless of the police claiming to have arrested quite a lot of road criminals and different criminals in alleged encounters, the crime fee in Karachi stays excessive. Residents are nonetheless not secure of their houses, streets, retailers, and places of work.

The police authorities must take extra concrete measures to curb road crimes in
Karachi. They need to additionally concentrate on bettering the regulation and order scenario within the metropolis in order that residents can really feel secure and safe.

‘Extortion circumstances on rise once more’

However, extortion circumstances have elevated in Karachi, with 91 circumstances reported within the first 9 months of 2023, with the community is believed to be working from Iran, Dubai, and Afghanistan.

In line with Specialised Investigation Unit (SIU) SSP Junaid Sheikh, the extortionists have modified their strategies, and at the moment are utilizing sturdy and arranged gangs based mostly overseas. These gangs have shaped 5 to 7 teams with the assistance of native boys.

The boys within the extortion community first collect details about potential targets, together with businessmen, small and massive merchants, shopkeepers, and builders. They then ship extortion slips with bullets to their targets, and make threatening calls from overseas.

In line with SIU data, 44 of the 91 extortion circumstances reported in 2023 have been challaned within the courts. Eleven circumstances have been categorised as “A category,” that means that the proof is inadequate. Two circumstances have been categorised as “B class,” that means that they’re minor. Ten circumstances have been categorised as “C class,” that means that they had been entered on misunderstanding.

In eight circumstances, the SIU has accomplished the investigation and despatched again the case file after discovering no proof of extortion. In 16 circumstances, the police investigation is ongoing. In 45 circumstances, the police trial is being performed.

SSP SIU Junaid Shaikh that the native community of extortionists just isn’t very sturdy or organized, however this yr has been very disturbed in comparison with earlier years.

A number of the circumstances and the arrest of the accused have revealed that the community of extortionists is working from overseas, with teams being operated from Dubai, Iran, and Afghanistan. These teams have additionally been caught with the assistance of contemporary expertise.

The related establishments have been knowledgeable in regards to the mastermind of the group. In the previous few days, the Karachi police have obtained complaints of extortion from the small and massive markets of Shahr Quaid, who had been despatched an extortion slip and a tablet together with it. The police have recognized the accused.

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Fawad Chaudhry granted B-Class services in jail



ISLAMABAD: The previous federal minister Fawad Chaudhry has been granted B-class services in jail on Monday.

In compliance with a court docket directive, Chief Commissioner Anwarul Haq appeared earlier than the Excessive Courtroom in a case involving the jail services of Fawad Chaudhry.

Through the court docket listening to, the Chief Commissioner offered an implementation report on Fawad Chaudhry’s requests.

The report revealed that former federal minister Fawad Chaudhry has been granted B-class services in jail, and as per the court docket’s directives, he has been permitted to fulfill with household and authorized representatives.

Moreover, the court docket granted permission for a separate assembly between Fawad Chaudhry’s spouse and him inside the jail premises.

Through the dialog with the Deputy Superintendent of Jail, Justice Mian Gul Hasan Aurangzeb emphasised the necessity to present medical services to Fawad Chaudhry in accordance with the jail handbook.

The court docket directed the jail authorities to point out respect and dignity to the petitioner.

The decide inquired concerning the variety of circumstances registered in opposition to Fawad Chaudhry, after which in response, the lawyer said that Fawad was arrested in a single case and booked in a number of different circumstances in Jehlum and different provinces of Punjab.

The court docket sought the small print of different circumstances from the Jail Superintendent and dismissed the case of Fawad Chaudhry with particular directions.

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Ishaq Dar claims credit score for rupee’s rise in opposition to greenback



ISLAMABAD: Former finance minister Ishaq Dar on Monday heaped praises on himself for personal insurance policies for the strengthening native forex and credited himself for the Pakistani rupee’s appreciation over time in opposition to the US greenback, saying the state’s intervention within the foreign exchange market was essential to maintain the forex steady.

“I take into account the rupee’s depreciation the mom of financial evils. The appreciation of the rupee in opposition to the greenback in the present day is as a result of ‘Ishaq-Dar’ coverage,” the Chief of the Home within the Senate informed the Higher Home of parliament after the caretaker authorities clamped down on parts concerned in greenback smuggling and speculators.

However the Worldwide Financial (IMF) has careworn, in an announcement after Pakistan and the lender reached a staff-level settlement on the primary overview below a short-term deal for $700 million, that the rupee should stay market-determined to sustainably alleviate exterior pressures and rebuild reserves.

The rupee is anticipated to commerce in a slender vary in opposition to the US greenback this week, as importers and exporters weigh the impression of blended financial alerts on the nation’s forex. It closed at 285.64 within the interbank market in the present day.

“The true trade fee in the present day is 244 to the greenback. A few of our establishments have means an excessive amount of autonomy, however let me let you know,’ spoiled kids deserve the rod’.”

Dar, who has served because the finance czar twice below Nawaz Sharif and as soon as below Shehbaz Sharif’s regime, stated: “A significant motive behind our financial system’s destruction is the autumn within the rupee’s fee in opposition to the greenback.”

The senator reminded his colleagues that in 2014 and 4 years following that, till his elimination because the finance minister, the rupee had remained steady. “The central financial institution’s intervention was solely to a sure extent.”

He claimed that throughout the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) tenure, the State Financial institution of Pakistan (SBP) intervened extra usually to manage the rupee’s worth when in comparison with the stints of the Pakistan Muslim Legaue-Nawaz (PML-N).

“I’m thought-about an enemy of rupee devaluation by a monetary establishment. Nonetheless, after giving in to the demand of the identical monetary establishment, the PTI allowed the devaluation of the rupee. See, what occurred after that,” he stated, claiming it ballooned Pakistan’s loans.

The PML-N senator stated there must be a consensus amongst all stakeholders to control the rupee’s worth. “Folks die, however their insurance policies have led to a rise within the costs of commodities.”

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Hajj 2024 software course of commences as submissions open



ISLAMABAD: Submission of functions for the Hajj 2024 underneath common scheme began Monday.

Folks aspiring to carry out Hajj underneath the federal government scheme can submit their functions to fifteen banks by December 12.

Based on the assertion issued by the Ministry of Non secular Affairs, 89,605 Pakistanis will carry out pilgrimage underneath the federal government scheme subsequent yr.

And in case extra functions are obtained, balloting shall be performed.

For the primary time, girls will be capable to carry out their non secular obligation with out their male companions (Mehram).

Furthermore, candidates for the passports will get their Hajj functions processed on the tokens given to them.

As many as 25,000 functions shall be submitted underneath the sponsorship scheme whereas balloting shall be performed on the functions obtained underneath the common scheme.

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